Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Artful Blogger Tea Party


This post is for artsymama's artful blogger party. I feel somewhat unworthy to join the party goers, and I have no tutorial, but I wanted to share this collage. All you need is a frame, a piece of chipboard cut to size, spray adhesive and lots of old treasures (or new copies of old treasures!). I tore pieces of handmade paper for the background and then started layering. The family picture is one I found in my grandmothers basement. It was torn and going to be discarded. I rescued it! The stamps are from 2 of my grandmothers collections. Some of the labels were from scrapbooking pieces and the ribbons just scraps from other projects. It's been used and displayed in different ways in my home, but for now it's with this grouping on my wall.

I can't wait to see all of the tips and treasure I discover through this virtual tea party! The best part of it is that I'm sitting on my bed with my laptop in my pj's sipping a real cup of English Breakfast tea. So fun!

7 comments:

Lina said...

Don't feel unworthy!! I didnt have a tutorial either. It's ok, its just a fun way for artsy people to "get together". Glad you were here!!

Erin Neiner said...

These are great!!! I am glad you posted! A picture is worth a thousand words, right! :)

Hey, while your at it, could you send along your "mustard" & "blue" colors as well!!?? Even if its just a name. But a sample/chip would be awesome. I am looking for a blue for our basement family room & I love that mustard...laundry room, maybe??
I also LOVE the jewelry wall idea. I love those hooks you have the necklaces on. Where did you find those?? Cool bottles & collage idea!!! Everything was great!!! :)

sc3b said...

Way to go, Beth!!! I still may post something yet tonight...not sure! I also love the hooks - Amy gave me one. I use it for my keys.

Beth and Jason said...

Erin- the hooks are from an awesome place back home (Chattanooga, TN)called Southeastern Salvage. It's a big warehouse and you never know what you'll find there! I'll post some more hooks I've gotten there. Some of my favorite things in my house are from there. It's the kind of place that when you go and see something you have to snatch it up because you never know if you'll see it again.

I know the brown color is called applesauce cake. It looks a little different in different light. It definitely has some gold to it. The blue in my bedroom is called Spa. I just liked the name of it! And I LOVE how it looks in our room.

Jessica said...

lovely! and i'm glad you actually got to enjoy tea at the party! ;)

Miss*Laurence said...

Loved your quilts and grandma's momentos. Hope you managed to visit everybody, I'm still getting through it!

Barbara H. said...

I am still making my way through blog party participants. :) I didn't have a tutorial either. I love collages!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts