Friday, January 27, 2012

Mixed-Media Collages

Hello Everyone,
Today I'm sharing two mixed-media art collages I made this week. I've always loved this vintage photo of my Grandmother, so I decided to create a collage around it (using a copy of the photo, of course.) I've added vintage buttons and vintage lace, glittery pink seam binding, paper flowers and scrapbooking embellishments.


My grandmother was born in 1904, and I believe my Mom once told me she was 16 in this photo, so it was taken around 1920. Wasn't she beautiful?


This is my "Dream of Paris" collage. The Paris scrapbooking page is glued to a piece of chipboard. I then added bits of cheesecloth, vintage buttons, and a key. The Paris-Eiffel Tower torso tag came in a shabby chic art kit that I purchased from Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings Etsy Shop, which can be found by clicking HERE. The whole collage is lightly "frosted" with copper-colored glass glitter.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'm linking this to:

Until next time,
Cindy

45 comments:

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Cindy,
How are you? Do you have a lot of snow? We get snow, not much, and then it all melts. Temps just stay around the mid 30's.
Your work is truly beautiful! You are so talented and inspiring!
HPS!
Jil ♥

Gina said...

What a lovely picture of your grandmother! You enhanced it so beautifully with your mixed media work. Great job!

The Altered Paper-Creations by Tee said...

Both Pieces are Gorgeous!
But I Love The Mixed Media Collage Using Your Grandmothers photo!Beautiful! Hugs,Tee

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful collages...I love the use of the vintage photo and love anything that can incorporate buttons! Have a wonderful weekend!

craftattack said...

Lovely work, and a great tribute to your beautiful Grandmother! Valerie

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady!!! The Paris collage is cool too!!! Have a great weekend!!!! hugs

Lorraine said...

What beautiful collages, Cindy! Love your Grandmother's photo and always love everything Paris! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

chubskulit said...

That's very creative and beautiful!

Pink Bathroom, have a great weekend!

Riet said...

How beautiful that is. Your grandmother looked sp pretty.
Happy pink Saturday

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely photo of your grandmother, Cindy! I like your Paris collage too. Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marti McClure said...

Hi Cindy, I just love all of the work you do and this is no exception. Your grandmother's photo is beautiful and I really think the Paris collage is fabulous. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

Moogie said...

You do lovely work..... delicate and vintage.

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful collages. Your grandmother is a lovely lady. The key on the Paris collage is quite fun!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

LV said...

Loved seeing and hearing about some of your family treasures.

Melissa said...

Beautiful. Well done. HPS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo gorgeous!! She is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeee the colors and loving the buttons! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Terri said...

What a great way to use lace and buttons! Grandma would be proud!

Grace said...

Oh how beautiful. I love what you did to your grandmother's picture and your use of the lace and buttons. SO sweet. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace

NanaDiana said...

Your grandmother WAS a beautiful young woman! I love your piece- it just suits her..and your other creation is lovely, too! xo
Diana

Jill said...

Oh yes! Your grandmother was beautiful and just think how delighted she would be to see the lovely collage you made with her front and center! :)

Both works are so pretty!

RobinfromCA said...

Both are just beautiful! One of my grandmother's was born in 1904 too and married by the time she was not quite 15. I can't even imagine that!

Suzann said...

Hello Cindy,
Your creations are beautiful, and your grandmother was lovely.
Hope your weekend is wonderful!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Cindy, I love your work. Thx for sharing.

HPS

LL

Hope Filled Living said...

So pretty Cindy. I love how you incorporate a story into your pieces. Each one is filled with significance.
xoxo,
Mary

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Cindy, OH I love your creaions.Your grandma is so pretty. My grandma was born in 1904too. I love all your details. What a talent you are.
Have a wonderful weekend.
XO Celestina Marie

The Delightful Eclectic Abode said...

Cindy,

Your grandmother is beautiful and so are your creations. I love the vintage look of both of your creations. I was just thinking today how much fun it is to scrapbook and create art like this this with others. I started scrapbooking in February 2010 right after my mom passed away. I bought all kinds of stuff including a cricut machine. Haven't created scrapbooking or cards in over a year. Your creations inspire me to do something with my vintage photos of my ancestors.

~Sandy

Daisy said...

Your collages are lovely and so was your grandmother. You did such a nice job with these.

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy, Both collages are gorgeous. Your grandmother was beautiful. I can see that you look like her from your profile photo. Those old photos are wonderful to have. I love all the details in the Paris piece too. Joyous Wishes, Linda

New End Studio said...

That's a beautiful remembrance tribute of your grandmother and your Paris card is lovely.

paintedlady89 said...

Your mixed media collages are beautiful. I love both, the vintage pink and the very sepia vintage.
Mixed media is so enjoyable!
Hugs,
Gigi

Magic Love Crow said...

Cindy, your grandmother was very beautiful! What a beautiful mixed media college you did for her! I know she is smiling! Your Paris one is fabulous!!! Have a great weekend!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Very very pretty and just love your grandmother's photo! xo

bohemiannie! art said...

These are both so gorgeous Cindy! Wow! I love the picture of your grandmother and yes...she is beautiful! I have pix of mine (who was born in 1901) but they're no where near as clear!

Tiff said...

Your Grandmother is totally gorgeous! i love your collages... i am inspired to go be creative!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!x

Terri said...

Both pieces are gorgeous Cindy! I love your Grandmothers image and how you have created around it. Sweet 16 indeed! She is lovely!
Your second pieces is really lovely too. The delicate shades of white and cream, the layers...all wonderful!
Hugs,
Terri

Holly said...

Yes, Cindy, she was beautiful. Apparently it runs in the family! Such wonderful mixed media!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Maple Lane said...

How very creative your are! I love what you have done with your grandmother's picture. She is lovely!

Daniella said...

Gorgeous collages!!
I saw your story in Cindy's book! The whole book is such an insiration!!!
xxDaniella

Kathryn Ross said...

Lovely work, Cindy! I'm going to throw myself into vintage collage work this year!! Just need to be crafting again to keep the creativity blooming!
Joy!
Kathy

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Cindy
Firstly I love your blog and the photo of your grandmother is divine, you have showcased it perfectly.
Secondly thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower, you are so sweet.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so lovely--what a great tribute to your Grandmother. I love to do this sort of art also..haven't been doing it lately but since being in an ATC swap for the first time I am inspired to get back into that side of my creativity!

kitty said...

What a lovely keepsake of your Grandmother. You are so creative & talented!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

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Donna said...

How beautiful, Cindy! What a wonderful tribute to your grandma! And I adore all things French, so I am in love with your Eiffel Tower collage!!!

Your Craft Book said...

Hello, I found you through Cindy's blog and I just love your creations. Truly after my own heart, thanks for sharing, Maureen.

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