"We were all artists as children. We need to study the chaos around us in order to turn it into something beautiful. Something sustainable. Something that remains".

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge

The Theme
Sunday Postcard Art

Here is my entry :

Thank you for visiting my site
and looking at my entry!
Have a great weekend!

Freubels Freebies--The Red Curtains
Elegia--The Ballroom
Dover Publishing Company--Image of Little Girl

Friday, February 26, 2010

So Artful Challenge

I'm late!! Very late!!

I spent more time on this challenge then I meant to,
 but it is finished and soon will be posted at So Artful Challenge!! 

I had so many ideas on how I wanted
to do this challenge and worked on a
 few possibilities but the art work just wasn't
coming through like I wanted it to! 
So today, I started out with the first idea I had
 (which is the one you should always stick with) 
and finally it started to come together! 

This sweet, spring image was
our theme for  this week! 

I wanted to have some "sweet tiny things"
tucked away and hidden among the branches,
so at first, when you look at my entry,  
you do not see them right away
but as you keep looking,
you will start to see what is 
peeking out of the leaves and cherry blossoms! 

So this is my interpretation of

Thank you for visiting my site and
I hope you liked  my entry !
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Collage Obsession Challenge

The Theme
this week for
Collage Obsession Challenge

Here is my entry:

Thank you for visiting my site!

Art Creations Friday Challenge

This is my entry for this week's challenge!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Theme Thursday

The Theme
this week for
Theme Thursday

Thank you for visiting my blog and looking at my entry!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tag Tuesday

The Theme for Tag Tuesday is"Cutsie"!!

I had this image and until this challenge
didn't know how I would use it! 
I have been making sweet, cute things
all month and so somehow 
 "too cute for her own good"
came out of this challenge!!
This theme was one of my favorites! 
Anyway, I hope you like this entry,
 even though  she is  
 "a little too spoiled"!
Still, she's a Cutsie-- Kind of !?!

Thanks for visiting my site and looking at my entry!
Have a great day!!

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge

The Theme for Sunday Postcard is "Cupid"! 
This is my entry:

***The two Cupid images are from Scrapologie! 
There are some wonderful free images on the site!
Please go visit  and say a special "hello"!

The link to the site is here:  http://scrapologie.blogs.com/

***The red and white hearts came from the Valentine "Pretties" 
that I won from The Vintage Catnip! 

Thank you for visiting my site and looking at my entry!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

So Artful Challenge

The Theme this week for the
So Artful Challenge: "Out of this World"

Here is my entry:

Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed
looking at my entry as much as I enjoyed working on it!!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Art Creations Friday Challenge

The Image
that was given for  
Art Creations Friday
 was a vintage picture
of a little girl dressed up like an

 This is my interpretation of the image provided!

Another View!!

Thank you for visiting my site and
taking a look at my entry!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Small World of Inchies and Twinchies Challenge

The Theme for the
 Inchies and Twinchies 

Here is my entry:

Thank you for stopping by ! 
Come back and visit again real soon!

Theme Thursday Challenge

The Theme for
Theme Thurday
is Flowers!

Sounds simple enough,  doesn't it?
Easy theme, pretty flowers, add a vintage image.
Done! Right! Wrong!! 

Remember, I don't do simple!
So here it is, 10:15 p.m., and I am just
 now turning in my entry for this challenge!
It is late!   Very late!

I got so carried away with this entr
 that I lost all track of time!
 You see, I went visiting today and found a
 new site with free vintage images:

 Scrapologie had all of these sweet little vintage Valentines
 posted and pictures of all of the Valentine  "pretties" that she had made! 
As I scrolled down further, I saw the perfect image
for this challenge and left her a message!

 I skipped on over to the next site: 
and saw three more images and
decided that enough was enough ! 
It was time to get to work!

So one idea led to another and another and another...
(You know how it is)
I finished! 

  I am glad that I took the extra time to go ahead and
follow my creative instincts
because I pushed the envelope a bit today
and learned a thing or two and am
really proud of the piece of art I made!

How I made the "Flowers"  Entry:

Here is the image that I got from Scrapologie:

Isn't she gorgeous?
Aned already a flower girl with those
sequin flowers on her dress!

These images came from Free vintage Images!

Now see how each picture looks like it is turning back a page
to view what is going on outside,
like an actual window in a storybook!

  I took the first two bird images and
cut the nature scene away
from the white paper edge and  
glued them to 2 pieces of thick cardboard, 
curling them a bit as they dried.

Then I cut away the scene from the 3rd bird image
 and glued it to a 5 x 5 inch  of cardboard. 
 I glued emphora across the rest of the cardboard
and then added my vintage image of my flower girl!

I took a hole punch and punched five holes
 down the side of the two pages,
making sure the holes matched each other in length.
Then I matched each page where I wanted
it fastend to the cardboard square.
I punched 5 more holes (for each page)

I wired the 2nd page to the cardboard.
I decided to use some gold satin material (that I had stashed )
and cut it in (5)  12 inch long,  thin strips.
 I pull and twistied the entire length of each strip to
allow the edges to start unraveling!
I placed the first page adjacent to the five holes
 I had punched on the cardboard
 and pulled one strip of satin through the first 2 holes.
 I tied the first strip in a double knot to  secure the first page.
I repeated the same procedure 4 more times 
 to secure the front page to the cardboard square!

I added  some glitter and  flowers and she was done! 

Now it really looks like the pages are curled back,
  as if we have pulled back a curtain to catch a glimspe of this Vintage Lady,  
as she spends her first day of Spring,
 picking flowers and putting them in her hair!

Thank you for visiting and looking at my entry! 


If you haven't had the chance to  explore 
 both of these wonderful sites:

please go visit to see all of the pretty things
each site has in store for you !

Monday, February 15, 2010

Collage Obsession Challenge

The Theme
for this week is

This is my interpretation of the image:

Thank you for looking at my entry and visiting my site!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My First Collage Obsessions Challenge Entry!

I made my first piece
of Art Work for

Elegia's and Itkupilli's
Brand New Challenge:

     Collage Obsessions!

I love these ladies and all of the
fantastic digital art work that they create!
I have been a fan of both ladies 
from the very beginning of my first blog!  

In fact,  the very first background that I used for
"Miss Anne's Vintage Art"
was from Elegia's delightful backgrounds
that she so generously makes and offers for free!  

 I am still using  Itkupilli's beautiful
"Victorian Ladies" background
at my knitting blog, Miss Anne's Lace! 
Itkupilli is also very generous  and
designs her own fabulous backgrounds 
and offers them for free, too! 

So, when  I saw that they were going
 to do a Challenge together,
 I was so excited!
They are both so enormously talented!
Each lady has that *spark of imagintaion*
that it takes to host a great challenge!
What a great adventure this would be!
 I was on board and ready to be inspired!!

I really wanted to join in on
the week of the 1st Theme,
but there was just too much going on
and I ran out of time!!   

Then came the 2nd and 3rd Theme!
  I  was still running so far behind,
I couldn't catch up,
no matter how hard I tried!

 Then the 4th  theme started last Monday!
 I was determined! 
  I would have an entry! 

So... I did make a really nice collage 
along with a little (tiny) scrapbook that I sewed  together 
and glued  to the surface of one of the images I used!
my scanner ran out of ink and refused to scan the collage
that I had worked so hard to make!

I hurried to try to make something digital
 but was not really pleased with the outcome!
I really liked the other collage  better!

Oh, well...
such is life!!!
even if it is late...
Here is my entry ...
such as it is!


Thank you for looking at my entry and visiting my blog!
Have a nice week!

P.S.  If you are interested in joining this Challenge,
 then please go to my sidebar and click on

web sites under the label:
"Free Backgrounds and Banners"

If you haven't visited their wonderful web sites yet,
by all means, please do so today! 
They also offer some really awesome tutorials 
 that will  help you  learn how to change your background!
So if you want to  use one of their stylish ones
or  go from a 2-column layout to a 3-column layout,
then follow their easy instructions and before you know it...
 you'll have a brand new background
 that you'll really love!!

And believe me, they really do have some
fabulous designs and layouts 
along with  extra "dreamy"
accessories to decorate your new blog with! 


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art

Theme for 
Sunday Postcard Art

Siamese Cats are my favorite cats so...

This is my intrepretation of
that theme with an Oriential Twist!!

Thank you for visiting my site
and looking at my entry!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

So Artful Challenge

The Theme this week for
So Artful Challenge
 was Mardi Gras! 

I found some really old vintage pictures
of men and women dressed up in
"Carnival Fair" with some very
unusual masks on their faces. 
I didn't know that in the early 1900"s,
 instead of wearing the ornate masks
that they wear today,
they wore hoods that covered
their whole head and face 
during Mardi Gras week!  

I looked up the history of Mardi Gras and was
very surprised to find out that it has been
taking place since the late 1700's!

When I first started working with this theme,
 I found myself making a rather large collage,
 (at least 8 x 8 inches)!
 As I worked , I thought  it would make a
great mini-book cover
 if I wanted to return to it someday
and add a few pages to make a
Nostalgic History of  a
"Vintage"  Mardi  Gras!   

So this is the front of the mini-book:

This is the back cover:

This is the frontcover completely unfolded::

This is what the inside section looks like when it is unfolded:

I wantd to make some necklaces out of the tiny beads
I use when I am knitting a beaded lace shawl pattern
but... I can always add them later!

I really wanted a more festive look with the
 traditional bright colors but...
I just can't do anything modern anymore !
If it looks distressed, tired, old,
and needs to be thrown away
then it goes into  my "collection"! 
I am all-vintage now!

Thank you for looking at my entry
and have a wondrful Valentine's weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Theme Thursday

This week's Theme is
Pink and Black! 
Here is my very French Theme Thursday
 Entry of
Giselle the Can-Can Dancer!

Thank you for visiting and looking and my entry !
Thank you!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge

The Theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is "Something Red"
The tag could be about anything and any color but...
it had to have "Something Red" added somewhere on the tag!!  
 So here is my entry for "Something Red" !!

Thank you for visiting me today!
 I hope you enjoy my entry as much  I loved making it! 
This was a fun theme this week!
Valentine crafts,  decorations, and cards are
always a pleasure to make!
Have a pleasant evening!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge

This week's Theme was

 A very interesting subject! 
 I was not familiar with the terminology of
this image until I looked up the definition
and then...the lightbulb actually
switched on inside of my head!

Of course, I have seen these diagrams
for years, but never really knew what the 
 scientific and historical meaning  was
behind the image! Now that I am intrigued,
I plan  to do more research  on the topic!
 Imagine, without the aide of x-ray machines,
how scientist and doctors could actually
interpret the connection between  
our emotions in correlation
to the different parts of our brain!
Pretty heavy stuff!!
   Very interesting indeed!

So here is my interpretation for "Phrenology"!
And, by the way, isn't it a great feeling to learn something new!?!

Thank you for a very different but fun theme ! 
 I really enjoyed working with this image !
Thank you for looking at my entry and visiting my site!

Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting my art blog!

Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting my art blog!