Sunday, September 5, 2010

MMM: Warm It Up



"Golden Girl"
5 x 7 canvas panel

This week's Mixed Media Monday challenge, Warm It Up, gave me the perfect excuse to play with some vintage items I recently found at a yard sale. I choose a bold yellow as my main color and paired it with a piece of vintage music and an image from a 1950's greeting card.

"Golden Girl" was created by first adhering the sheet music to a 5 x 7 canvas panel. The exposed words read, "you grow sweeter as the years go by." To that, I added a carefully cut image of a little girl which was outlined with metallic gold gel pen. The card already had some iridescent glitter on the headband and flowers, so I played up the shine by placing a few orange Swarovski crystals on the roses.  Final touches included yellow pom pom trim glued to the bottom and picture hanging wire pulled through punched holes with brads on top. A piece of ripped pink toile fabric was then added the top right for balance.

Thank you for your visit. I'm eager to see what everyone else does with their warm palette. . . 

Kristin xo

27 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Kirsten ~ What darling little girls...both of them Kendra and your Golden Girl...cute as can be.

Nan said...

This is so sweet....I think my favorite thing is to find yard sale things and use them in creative ways! You really did a great job. :) Nan

indybev said...

What a vision of green and gold! Bright and beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Ahhhhhhhhh that is just precious. The image you used is perfect on that piece :-)

missy k said...

What an adorably pretty piece.

The image really is the sweetest! I love the trim and the colour just glows. Gorgeous :)

Rein said...

cute canvas Kirsten.

johanna said...

really cute!

Rosie said...

Just delightful, as always Kristin! =)

Marleen said...

Beautiful Kristin what a great piece, I love the sweet little girl!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely hanger, love the warm yellow.

indie grrrl said...

This card makes me SMILE!!!!

Julia Christie said...

Really cute Kristin! I love yellow and this little girl is precious. I especially like the trim on the bottom. You keep getting better!

Smiles

scrapwordsmom said...

Kristin...this is my favorite piece of yours that you've posted so far. Very inspiring to me!! Love the color, that cute face, the sheet music and the ribbon.:) You are so talented.

Love,
Leslie

Carin said...

Kristin, this is so sweet! The little girl is just so cute and it all works so well together! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

I adore this... I love the color (and I'm a big anti-yellow person) it's just adorable. Your talent is inspiring!

Emakesart said...

Woohoo! Garage sale score! Yay! She's so sweet. Love how bright and cheery it is and love the pom pom trim. I'm always a sucker for pom pom trim, so why haven't I used any of my stash lately...hmm..Might have to dig some out now after this inspiration. Thanks : )

Esther

Sharon Sams said...

Great yellow - helps lend the vintage look - great image from the old card.

faerwillow said...

~first thing that came to mind was...the song thank you for being my friend...hehehe...she is a radiant and sweet little one you have created! there is something awaiting for you on my blog...when you have a moment do stop over for a visit...i hope all is well and blessings upon you and yours always~

http://tofallorstumbleupon.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-award-for-me-and-you.html

Emily said...

That is so pretty. You make the prettiest things.

I made my first pajama shorts. I actually made two. I wear them to bed every night. I am so happy with them. I should probably make some pants soon as it the weather will start getting cold. Hope you'll come take a look. By the way, I am turning 10 this weekend.

Emily
http://sewingsister.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-cuz-came-over.html

Diana Evans said...

oh seriously cute!!! that little girl is adorable!!! what a wonderful piece Kristin!!! I always look forward to what you will post!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh so cute that she is in school too!!! Cole goes tomorrow for a few hours...then he goes full days...starting next week...Mondays and Wednesdays and every other Friday!!! I am the one that will have the issues!!!

Margaret said...

I love your 'Golden Girl'! totally inspired! great image!

Diane said...

What a great piece, Kristin. It's so vibrant and warm!

Amy said...

love the yellow..warms my cheeks up!!! She's so sweet and the frilly bottom trim is really fun and grand!

Glenys said...

Lovely. I like art with music sheets.

Jingle said...

she is an angel.

Mandy said...

hey kristin...just gorgeous girl....its good to be back ...my blog will explain all..lol...take care...xxx