Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mixed Media Moods September Challenge

 Those talented gals Mixed Media Jenn and Dee Dee Catron are up to it again! 

And as the winner of their last MIXED MEDIA MOODS BOARD CHALLENGE,  I felt a sense of loyalty to participate in this one.  And this one, really did scream at me because of the old vintage typewriter, of which I have 2. Something about typing on them is very invigorating, and that old text from them on some vintage paper is fabulous.   And I also collect old keys and vintage crochet doilies.  Oh and of course, old books with those weathered pages, well WHO COULD RESIST?

But since I waited until the last minute to git er done, I went for a quick tag-size piece,
and a mini green leather book/journal.
This is my tag cut from a piece of grasscloth wallpaper, and covered with a bit of paint clean up cloth.

Added some wool roving, a scrap of grasscloth and a vintage fabric button, pinned on a bit of twine, and voila...a wonderfully textured tag.
The back shows all that great texture, with a ginkgo leaf from a friend's tree.  If you look closely above the tag, you'll see my mini vintage typewriter pencil sharpener.  Just had to include it here with the others.

This mini book/journal (1-1/2" x 2-1/2") has a soft leather sage green cover, and a swatch from an upholstery fabric book for the inside cover.  The pages are made from the paper torn from a corrugated box, and I'll use that exposed corrugation for another project very soon!
with a little fold out page, I picked a sage leaf from my herb garden to add
a Captain green paint chip, pages are all tied up with waxed cotton thread, with a bit of elastic to close around an old red shoe button...tucked in feather!
I just loved this Mixed Media Mood Board, because it made me drag out my old typewriters.

Thanks Jenn and DeeDee..keep up the good work!  I am always inspired!



  1. Great job, Vicki! Let's get it on video! Call andrea--
    Our video star.. The world is waiting!

    1. Well thank you, Nina from Happy Herbs Soap for stopping by. We'll come over to Two Crow Cottage to video in the garden...aloha!

  2. The talented chics of the Arty Tea Party Guild would love to get in on one of these challenges...

  3. Congratulations on winning the Mixed Media September challenge. Just holler "action" and I will be there with lights, camera & tripod!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Andrea. I know you are busy with your coiled rope art for the upcoming holiday events. Let's get the art videos going! Aloha!

  4. Speaking of Andrea's Coiled Rope Art...check it out!

    Andrea's Coiled Rope Art