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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Vintage Flower Postcards

Hello Everyone

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Domino Accordian Book, every one was appreciated so very much.

For my Design Team post this month I am highlighting one of the fabulous Vintage Flower Postcards from Nicecrane Designs and you can find the sheet I used HERE.    If you love vintage flower images you will love this beautiful sheet.

I wanted to do something a little different.  My craft group friends visited this week and Lynn had purchased a new book on using embroidery frames to make altered art pieces (Hoop-la! by Kirsty Neale).  I have had an embroidery hoop in my stash for a while and I was so inspired by the book I just had to have a go and this is what I created.  Click on the photo for a better view.


The hoop is made from plastic and comes in two parts with a hanger at the top.  This is how it looked at the start.  I have taken it apart to give you a better idea of the base.  Edited - the size is 6" x 4.1/2".


I painted the outer ring (above left) with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paint in Vintage Lace.  The inside ring (above right) was painted with Fresco Finish Mocha Mousse paint.  Both paints are opaque and gave a really good cover.  One coat was sufficient to cover the frames.  The texture on the frame still shows through beautifully.


In this photo you can see the beautiful image close up.  It is bouquet made up of Anemones and Mimosa - just gorgeous.  I printed it off on glossy card, cut it to size and glued it to the inner frame.  I have not taken a photo of it but I added a sheet of French script paper to the back of the frame.


To finish off I used the Tim Holtz mini tattered floral die (a birthday gift from my lovely friend Mo), which I coloured with Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint Distress Paints and added a small brad to the centre.


Another photo showing the bow and  ribbon I added to make a hanger.

 I hope this has inspired you to have a go at altering something!  Thanks so much for looking and please do check out the gorgeous designs over at Nicecrane, you will not be disappointed.  Big hugs, Anne xx

52 comments:

  1. OMGEE, wow and then wowser - what a fabulous idea and so beautiful too. I may have to pinch your idea Anne - I think I could make some beautiful Xmas presents using those hoops. I'm going to have to go down to the charity shops next week to see if they have any of the hoops - thank you so much for sharing this! Karen x

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  2. Hi Anne, well whoever would have thought about altering an embroidery hoop? such a great idea and goes to show just about anything can be. You've done a fabulous job as always.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  3. How lovely! Nicene has great images and I love how you used it. The flowers on the frame are a perfect balance. Very beautiful!
    Hugs Kelly

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  4. Such a pretty altered hoop,finished beautifully with that gorgeous image a fabulous flowers. Love this Anne.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  5. Hi Anne, So pretty - the flowers are amazing. Can't wait to see your TH tag of the month!

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  6. absolutely beautiful Anne...a fabulous thinking out of the box project...enjoy the rest of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  7. So pretty Anne! I love the way you have altered the frame (good idea) and used the image inside. The flowers really work perfectly too. What are the dimensions of this as it looks quite large on the photo? Hugs, Jenny x

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    1. Thank you Jenny - I should have put the size in my post! It is approx. 6" x 4.1/2", so not too big. Hugs, Anne x

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  8. This is such a clever idea and what a great make! Looks beautiful hugs trace x

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  9. WOW!!!!! This is stunning Anne. I have a couple of those embroidery frames somewhere, you have really inspired me to hunt them out and do something with them.
    The image is so beautiful, anemones are my mum's favourite flowers. I love the TH flowers too.
    Thank you for sharing.
    hugs Sue xx

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  10. This is beautiful Anne such a great idea.xxx

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  11. wonderful altering anne - and so pretty - what a fabulous idea - love it! Hope you have a wonderful day! I'm showing your birthday card today but not until 3pm! Hugs Rachel xx

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  12. Magnificent. Truly a beautiful creation Anne. You are such an inspiration to everyone. I just love your idea and I will certainly use the idea as I have quite a few small size hoops. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Hi Anne,
    This is sooo pretty and what a fab idea. Never thought of altering an embroidery hoop, I may just have to borrow that one Anne. Another fabulous make from a very talented lady. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs .... Linda xx

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  14. Gorgeous piece, the focal image is stunning and I love your dimensional flowers. A very uplifting piece. I altered an embroidery hoop a year or so ago I must give it another go. Love it. Tracy x x

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  15. What a fab creation Anne! The idea of that hoop is brilliant and suits that flower image so well! Fabulous make!

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  16. This is gorgeous Anne. I love it. I've dug out my old embroidery hoops and I'm waiting for my copy of the book to arrive! Susan x

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  17. Wowwwwwww Anne, whar a unnusual and amazing surprise,,,,,,.Love your creativity,,,,,,,,, You vintage,,,embroidery hoop looks great,,,,,I adore the way you used my Flower Postcard pict,,,and these bouqet of flowers is gorgeus,,,,,,,,You are Rock, my friend..

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  18. So beautiful & feminine..this flower image was so perfect in the oval frame. Looks so delicately vintage, and your diecut flowers were the perfect finish trim. It's always delightful to visit & see what you've created that day. These flower postcards are so pretty. Will have to check out the link. TFS & Happy Sunday.

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  19. So enchanting, Anne - the flower image is lovely, and your delicate framing in the oval hoops is delicious!
    Alison x

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  20. Wow Anne - these look like real pressed flowers in this frame. The flowers really look real. Now I know I am getting old. The embroidery frames I used to use were made of wood! Beautiful make Anne!
    sandy

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  21. Gorgeous creation Anne, Love the texture of the frame & the pink! the image is Beautiful... Love your flowers Hugs May x x x

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  22. This is fabulous Anne and what a great use for an embroidery hoop - it would never get used for embroidery by me 'cos I can't sew for toffee! But I like this idea and don't those flowers really finish it off beautifully. Love, Margie x

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  23. Fabulous creation Anne, gorgeous image & colours... you won't believe this but you how we say we are very similar in our crafting tastes? Before my back went out the other week I bought two embroidery hoops to do something paper-crafty with! Now they are in my back log pile!!! Carole Z xx

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  24. How pretty this is. This would make a lovely alternative to a birthday card, so the person could have it on display permanently.
    I have to say, I am addicted to the Vintage Lace paint. Only tried Fresco Finish for the first time not so long ago and am now onto my 3rd bottle!
    Beautiful creation Anne.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. P.S. The flowers are a delight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. Gorgeous Anne! this is so beautiful I love it huggles Sue xx

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  27. I'll bet you had an amazing time with your friends! This is so sweet, Annie! You always have an eye for balance and your finished bow and gorgeous handmade flowers are just the right touch to this very feminine vintage wall hanging!! I swear you could alter anything and make it look stunning! (I'm coming over for alteration!!) Hugs, Darnell

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  28. Great idea Anne, do like this loads. The image is a fab and love the pink. xx Flora

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  29. Oh wow Anne! That is soo beautiful! You are so clever to think of that, design it & execute it gloriously. I'm gathering ideas for my chunky and hope to get onto it once school is back in. The holidays have gone by wa-ay too quickly for us. I'd like another month with him at least yet, *sigh* lol Have a lovely week Anne and thank you always for your kind comments on my Flickr :0) xhugzx

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  30. Anne this is totally beautiful. What a gorgeous accent piece, the soft vintage colours are perfect!

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  31. Anne...this is gorgeous! I love how the flowers seem like they are just coming right out of that beautiful little oval frame! Love those vintage images and I love your dimensional little flowers you've made even MORE! This is such a sweet project. I know your friend, MO is going to love it! <3 Candy

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  32. Gorgeous. I love those flowers.

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  33. Such a pretty hanging, Anne your finish is just beautiful soooo professional! I may have said that before but your work is so neat not a glue splodge in sight! this will make a lovely gift x

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  34. This is so beautiful, Anne! Love the flowers and great hanging! Hugs!

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  35. Your hanger is so beautiful Anne, really lovely and such fabulous colours.
    Happy birthday to your other half for tomorrow, have a lovely time celebrating.
    Hugs, Neet xx off to follow your link

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  36. So beautiful Anne. I love a vintage flower postcard as much as the next girl. How clever to use an embroidery hoop to turn it into a wall hanging! Lovely :)

    Amy*

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  37. Haven't we all been busy. Thanks so much for calling in even though you aren't joining in WOYWW this week. I love this post and your flowers are exquisite,
    love Jo x

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  38. Fantastic project, I love everything you have done.
    You have giving me food for thought
    Happy crafting

    Patricia x

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  39. This.is such a pretty, feminine piece I love the soft colours and the dimension. So clever to alter the embroidery hoop too, it turned out so well with the paint. I love this! X

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  41. What a unique project! An embroidery frame is so cool to fill with something beautiful, and you did! Love the flowers too!

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  42. ooh this is so pretty! Wonderful! xx

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  43. This is delightful. What a lovely way to feature these gorgeous flowers. Love the 3-D ones you added to the frame. The ribbon is a beautiful detail and great way to hang the piece.

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  44. Another stunning piece Anne, such a stunning way to present the artwork, I really love it. Hugs, Chris x

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  45. This is so very pretty...love your colours and this gorgeous little frame.

    I am now going to have to find me a mini TH tattered florals frame...it is so lovely!

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  46. STUNNING work my dear Anne, I love how you only did one layer and let the grain show through, and the image is gorgeous and so beautifully framed, thanks for sharing..

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm seeing those hoops around blogland and they are such a great shape and size. Your flowers are so beautiful!

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  48. Oh wow, this is beautiful Anne! What gorgeous inspiration. I know I have several frames in a cupboard with my old cross stitch stash ...... Hmmmm!!! Don't think I could match this beauty though.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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