The deadline for the most recent Melange Team challenge was today and I came right up to the wire with my entry. The challenge was to incorporate fabric somewhere in our mixed media piece. That's not difficult for me since I've been a sewer for many years, taught by my Grandma and as a member of 4-H when growing up in farm country. I have a trunk full of fabric that I'm sure I will never use up in my lifetime, and I continue to buy more! I love a fabric store!
This is a gift to my daughter-in-law and son who are expecting my first Grandchild! It was a journal I bought on etsy some time ago, knowing it would be used for a grand purpose, but the cover design was not appropriate for a baby theme. So there was my opportunity to use it as my canvas for this challenge.
Several weeks ago I was making photo image transfers using clear hand sanitizer as the medium for the transfer. And amazingly one color image of the man in the moon, printed on my HP, gifted me with 3 transfers: 1 on gesso'd bristol and 2 on white muslin. And here's the result using one of the muslin images sewn onto a crocheted doily, not vintage but surely old.
The cow is a from a vintage book of nursery rhymes that I altered in Photoshop Elements and printed onto cardstock. The moon image is from
Suzee que's photostream on flickr I find a lot of images from suzee who graciously posts vintage images for the use of artistas with some restrictions. Thanks again Suzee!!
I added a metal scrapbook embellishment, as well as rub-ons and star sequins to fill in "cloud" space on the top of the journal.The edges are aged with Tim Holtz distress ink. I still have a few more touches to add to the inside, then it's ready to deliver to the new to-be Mom and Dad to keep some thoughts and memories about this wonderful news in our lives!
I'm a boomer, psuedo '60s hippie, philosophical, optimistic, sentimentalist who loves art, crafting, creating and writing. Grown children; living with a wonderful man, my partner and friend in life, finding simple is better, hoping to share good things. Originally from Southern Illinois and farm country, my heart and most of my family is still there. Hello!