SPRING THOUGHTS ☀️
I have often loved sharing a recipe or craft post on Thursdays. I haven't shared a crafting post in ages so I thought I would share this one today. Since I'm still looking at snow outside, not to mention more in the forecast (please hold me while I weep silently) I thought I would bring more warmth and Spring/Summer vibes indoors with this little craft I completed.
I have been going down the cross stitch wormhole lately, and I haven't done as much scrapbooking in a while. I have a spare room that needs to be cleaned out as some of my daughter's old things are in there (she changed bedrooms in our home). The closet especially needs to be dealt with in there. I have my scrapbooking work desk located there now - but I plan to put my materials and tools in the closet next to the desk to have it as a fully functional work space.
However, I still have a lot of my scrapbooking papers, stickers and some tools handy yet so I gathered some things and put this picture together to display.
As many of you friends know from following here, I love vintage things. I have a fun collection of vintage pottery, linens, seasonal things, etc But also some vintage jewelry....specifically pins. I just have a thing for them. Not as much to wear, although that's fun too. But more so to use in crafting. If you click on the "scraptastic saturday" word prompt in the right hand column you can read back to several posts showing my work with vintage pins in the past.
The other day I came across this sweet vintage bicycle pin I had picked up a few years ago in an antique store. It inspired me to create this piece. I cleaned up an old frame and took out the glass. I then went through scrapbook papers to see what would give me the feeling I wanted for this sweet scene.
I found this deep blue paper and it had the red swirl to it - which I like - as if bits of a sunset starting to form. I liked the neutral gold tone of this geometric paper as a grounding place for the sweet sticker tree to live. And the cute cloud sticker in the sky makes me smile. Before I assembled everything I pinned the bike to the blue paper where I wanted the bike to sit on the ground right under the tree. I picture that someone was biking on the beautiful bright day and then rested their bicycle in the shade under the tree to walk down the hill to take pictures of the upcoming sunset.
But that's just my imagination. ;)
I hope this little piece sparks some of your own.
Think Spring Friends! 🌳 🚲 🌸
I'm sharing this with my friend Cecilia and Vintage Charm Party
That is beautiful Carrie. You are most definitely an artist! The vintage charm bicycle is beautiful, and took you on a lovely path. xxReplyDelete
Thanks Trish! I love old pins and all the things you can do with them. ;)Delete
You are so creative! I love the way you used that vintage pin. I would never have thought of that.ReplyDelete
Happy Spring! I hope it actually arrives soon. :)
Thanks Mari! I have fun just trying to be creative. ;)Delete
You are so talented! I love what you did with the bike as well as the story you have going there. Sending lots of spring vibes, warm weather, and sunshine your way, Hope you have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jean! You're so sweet. I adore vintage things so much. I'll take all those warm weather wishes! Lol ;)Delete
That is absolutely adorable!! I want to start doing more crafts. You are inspiring me! ♥ReplyDelete
Thanks Danielle! I'm so happy to inspire - dive in to the creative pool Lady! ;)Delete
I would have never in a million years thought to put these pieces together. You are so creative! I love the little bike and how you added the spring colored leaves to the trees too. It's fabulous! Can't wait to see more. Hugs, CoCoReplyDelete
Thanks so much CoCo! So appreciate the visit and the sweet comments. xoxoDelete
I love your little spring scene you have created, so neat to add pins to your scene, gives it great dimension and great choice of papers too! I sure hope this project works and you are done for the snow and spring will emerge soon!ReplyDelete
Thanks Connie! I'm counting down the days to warmer weather every day up here. I'll keep thinking Spring! ;)Delete
Hi Carrie, The framed Spring scene is amazing. The bicycle pin works well in the picture. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I love Sunflowers.ReplyDelete