I got this vintage doll box display at an auction this week. I really had no intention of buying it until it was only at 5$ then I had to bid, so my bid was $7.50 and I got it, I thought "I know I can do something fun with it". I just didn't know what..
Oh mod podge, my friend mod podge I love you.
I started with mod podging old song book paper and paper from an old french book.
so here is my idea of a tree and a flower.
I was so excited how it was turning out, I coludn't wait until the mod podge dried to take a picture.
ok now we're getting somewhere, I have tree braches some leaves and flowers.
at this point I was so excited how it was coming together I almost peed my pants. I can't believe I did this, I put Isabella together ( yes I gave her a name) I had her head and that was it, I made everything else out of paper some lace around her waist and some flowers that fell from the tree.
This song book page is what gave me the idea to take the art the way I did, so the title of this is called "In The Garden".
The display is just perfect the way it is, I wouldn't have to add anything to the display box, but I did.
Ok when I bought this diplay I knew I was going to sell it, it was going into the booth that I will have the first of March. Now that I did this work of art in it, I don't think I can sell it, and if i did how much do you charge for something that is priceless to you?
Today I stopped by a really cute blog I must tell you about The Charm House. This lady is one of the nicest bloggers I have talked to, well we didn't really talk you know what I mean. She did a blog about ATC art, I didn't know what ATC meant, so I asked. She (Yvette) did a blog just for me or I felt like it was just for me, since I was the only one who ask what ATC meant. On one of her ATC cards she had this saying that inspired me to start creating beyond what I'm comfortable with, I know I can, I just never test my limits like I should, but this saying inspired me to do my first collage art.
" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me". E. bombeck
So if you are reading my blog please for me, stop by to see Yvette's ATC cards and let her a comment to say I (Melissa from The Vintage Attic) sent you, PLEASE!!
Thank You Yvette!
God bless, Melissa