Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lots to Do Challenge - Distressed

These two sisters are part of my "adopted relatives" collection of photographs. I love their solemn looks, the prim way that they pose and their beautifully starched dresses. I thought that they needed a vintage background for their home so I layered scrapbook papers, pages out of the telephone book and napkins with a darker coloured beeswax and used my Tim Holtz distressed ink to add a bit of distressing throughout. This is my entry for the Lots to Do Challenge this week.

23 comments:

joanne wardle said...

excellent house, love the little window feature

crafty creations said...

Heather this is fantastic - love it and the little stroy with it

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx HIlda

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is exquisite Heather. I love the look you've created.

Julie said...

Beautiful house and sisters, Heather--you always put things together so perfectly!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Femmy said...

fantastic house!!!

Terri said...

You have made the sisters a beautiful house!

Astrid Maclean said...

I love this pair and their vintage house. Wonderful! Like you I often wonder about the stories behind the many people from the past that turn up in so many art pieces in blogland. I love the idea of your adopted relative album!

Janet Ghio said...

I really like this. Great job on the background!!

PiecesofD said...

Great piece! Love the house....

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW!! This is sooo beautiful...I wanna live in that house :O))

Rosie said...

LOVE IT ... as you know, brown, vintage distressed stuff really presses my buttons! Beautiful work as always.

Zoechaos said...

Lovely house and great use of both the phone book and the wax! interestng and inspiring techniques.

Martina2801 said...

I love the vintage feel of your house, dear Heather. Great job! It looks fabulous.

Patti G. said...

Beautiful distressed house and the two sisters are fab!!!!!!
Hugs,Patti

mommabear said...

Just beautiful work

mommabear said...

Just beautiful work

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful ... just beautiful!

Xela said...

Fantastic work Heather!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love this along with the story! Beautiful! xxoo

Lynn Stevens said...

Love love Love this, my favorite so far, of couse your work is always at the top of my fav list!

WendyK said...

Just love this, really vintage look and colours

LiveArt said...

Your house is just perfect, and I love the sisters living there!!

Linda

Kirsi said...

I love this, such a wonderful feeling you have created. : )