Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Free as a Bird

Welcome to the Hop everyone! 

I hope you are enjoying the offerings today by the fabulous Altered Pages Design Team

My piece is showcasing products and supplies from Altered Pages and stamps from Pink Persimmon Stamps.

I was given the task of created something using the Parcel Post vintage stamp set. I instantly felt like maybe I could send myself somewhere using this parcel post...okay...I will, mentally anyway. It was funny really, about five minutes after deciding on a travel theme I came across an old broken pair of aviator sunglasses of mine. "Have shades will travel" was my motto now. The theme kept building and building in the back of my mind and I felt that I could be as free as a bird today. Ahhhhhhhhhhh...now I have my title. All this accomplished and I have yet to put pen  paper to paper and ribbon to paper and ink to paper, well you get the idea. So, here I have for you Free as a Bird. I hope you enjoy it. Make sure to continue on the hop and check out all the other great works by my fellow design team members. 


This was mounted on an approximate 6 x 7 chunky piece of scrap wood. I love using what I have lying around and repurposing as most of us do. I adhered and layered papers from Altered Pages in the 8 x 8 Glitz Uncharted Waters collection as well as the 6 x 6 Happy Travels collection on to the scrap wood. I just the little vintage airplanes in the Happy Travels collection. 


You can see her the Pink Persimmon Parcel Post stamp where I am sending myself From: Here To: Anywhere I want to go. I mustn't forget to bring my shades. 




My little birdie images from Altered Pages collage sheets are perfectly perched above always welcome words of encouragement.  I attached the Welcome to Today phrase to a little scrap of canvas that I had. I first inked the canvas a bit with a coordinating turquoise ink and finished it off with fabric flowers and a bit 'o bling. Bling almost always adds that perfect finishing touch. Again, thank you for taking the time to check out our hop. 

~Steph

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15 comments:

  1. I love the freedom you have encapsulated into your project Stephanie. Your quote Welcome to Today and the Rest of Your Life, then had me thinking of the song lyric 'The Futures so Bright, I've gotta where shades'. Love it! xx

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  2. Love the mix of all the elements and the theme is perfect for the New Year!

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  3. Love the sunglasses and quotes you used to make our composition all come together.

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  4. So retro-y and fun! Looks like a 1950's postcard - if 1950's postcards were made by cool mixed media artists! Love it!

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  5. That is awesome!! I love that you used a piece of scrap wood!1
    xxDaniella

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  6. LOVE the creative use of the vintage Parcel Post stamp! Wonderful combo with the aviator glasses!!!!

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  7. What a great way to escape! Love the post card style and can see it on many different scrapbook pages. Thanks for the trip!

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  8. Those birds are perfect for this project!!

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  9. Nice project to commemorate a favorite trip!

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  10. Cute card. I never would have thought about putting it on scrap wood.

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  11. Love your free spirit theme and the sunglasses!

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