Sunday, April 29, 2012

Vintage Page Designs--spring bird collage

Do you love using vintage papers in your art?  I do, but honestly, sometimes it's a little hard for me to rip into an old book, especially ones with lovely pictures.  And what is it about dictionaries?  I have a stack of dictionaries sitting on our fireplace, and another in the dining room--at least twenty, but I just can't bring myself to tear them apart.

This is where Ali is awesome--her etsy store specializes in vintage ephemera, no reproductions.  Some things Ali has made herself, but she also has sets of wonderful papers all ready for creating--no tearing necessary!

That gorgeous bird page, and the text behind it, came in one of the Vintage Bird Kits.  It was full of wonderful papers, SO many beautiful bird images, and all of them authentic ephemera.  All of the papers  used in this collage, aside from the corners of patterned Glitz, are from VPD, even the tiny tag.  The egg image is from Blockheads, from the Vintage Illustrated Birds set (I use that one a LOT!), but the tag is actually from the VPD packaging:
You can barely see it right here in the corner, but you can see what a lovely package of pretties this is, and that real thought and care went into each set.  I appreciate those extra touches, don't you?  Congratulations to Ali on her new venture;  I'll have several more pieces made from Vintage Page Designs papers to share with you in the next week, and you can find more information and inspiration on the VPD blog.



Brenda Brown said...

Such a sweet card, the bird image is just gorgeous and you have showcased it beautifully - simple but so effective.
Have a fabulous Sunday.
hugs {brenda] xox

Nikbee said...

A wonderful creation. I love vintage, but I also hate the thought of ripping up old books, even if I would never read them.
Nikki x

craftattack said...

Those pages look great, must check them out! Valerie

...the yorkshire fox... said... beautiful...arn't birds wonderful with their ever so vibrant plumage...eyecatching indeed...Mel :)

2amscrapper said...

love how you showcased these great pages and can't wait to see the rest of your creations made from this kit

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This kit is positively divine and guilt free, as you say, no guilt over tearing into books.
Your card is so pretty.

trisha too said...

I like that, Lynne--guilt free art supplies, that's fantastic!


Cheri said...

Love your creation and I have to admit..I had a problem tearing the pages....however, I LOVED working with them once I got over the guilt. LOL. I love that you got a photo of the packaging. It's an awesome kit.

trisha too said...

Oh brother, Cheri--I DIDN'T tear the papers--I just used them as they came for this one, but will work up the nerve to rip into something for the next piece!



Ali Manning said...

Your bird collage is just perfect!!!

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous Trisha - love what you have done with the bird & text ephemera - aren't they fabulous kits to work with? Can't wait to see what else you have made!!

trisha too said...

Seriously, Sharon, it was so much fun to have those pages already torn, it was very freeing--have to say, really, REALLY enjoyed this kit!


1CardCreator said...

Lovely etsy shop, love what you did with the set too!

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Tarnished Rose said...

Trisha, sorry to contact you this way but couldn't locate an email for you. I've got you signed up for the Mixed Elements Challenge. If you want to or need to, you can contact me for the discount code. My email is mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com.

So happy you are participating!


Leslie Turner said...

Very nice, Trisha! Awesome kit!

Alexa said...

Oooh - loving all these bird images you've been using as they are so lovely!