Thursday, May 6, 2010

Theme Thursday - Vintage


I am fascinated by vintage labels. I don't think I really even thought about them before I began creating collages and mixed media art but I naturally gravitate towards old photos and images so they just seemed a natural part of the process. I liked the freshness and brightness of the ones that I used on these two fabric journal pages. I wanted to recreate the sweetness and simplicity of a time when home baking was so much a part of growing up for children. I still, in fact, collect recipes that I remember my grandmothers and mother using. They all added their own essence to them that I can never fully recreate. These pages are my entry for the Theme Thursday challenge this week.

17 comments:

Limar said...

These are really lovely :)

Janet Ghio said...

I love your pages and the gingham check fabric is so appropriate!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely Heather. The gingham background is perfect with these. Love your stars works below, too! xxoo Marilyn

Sandy said...

OMG this is darling.
Really fabulous little collage.
Gorgeous work.

Hanne said...

These are really beautiful!

indybev said...

Your lovely collages always send me on a trip down memory lane, Heather. I think our memories must be very similar. These are beautifully done....as always.

Kelly said...

beautiful! love all the vintage things you used on these!

mary.kg said...

Bonjour Heather ! j'aime beaucoup vos collages ! et aussi les recettes de cookies ! :-)
Amicalement Mary.KG

Lori Saul said...

Great use of vintage labels Heather, these are really nostalgic and charming- wonderful work!

Kim @ Forget-Me-Never said...

These are too cute! I love them both.

Terri said...

These are so sweet! I love the black gingham background, and the images are adorable.

Rosie said...

Heather, you always use the perfect elements for all your pieces - particularly anything vintage! These are delightful!

maria said...

i LOOOOVE vintageeeee... those pages are wayyy tooooo cute!

Hermine said...

Gorgeous collages

Silvia said...

Two wonderful collage pieces. Your lables are great.

Janny said...

So lovely!

Nigea said...

hello Heather, it's a wonderful idea, and it's an amazing collage work ! I love it much !