Monday, August 31, 2009

Crafty Secrets Postcard Challenge

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It's Crafty Secrets challenge time again!
Sandy challenged the design team to use the new Vintage Postcard Kits. I've been having fun with the Halloween kit, I decided to use the Storytime Kit for this challenge.



I used the kit cover image for this hanger.




I made my hanger Zappy (Lisa Zappa) style using a vintage postcard. I used a couple of SU! flower eyelets (retired) and copper wire for the hanger. The buttons are from my vintage button stash and they threaded with cotton string. Everything is distressed with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink and my blending tool. The words Dream & Imagine are stamps in the kit. There is Vicki trim Smiley from millan.neton the bottom gifted to me from Zappy.

Here I used a couple of the chipboard pieces and images in the kit, I used my tracing wheel to get the faux stitches.

This is one of the stamp images that's in the kit. See the glittery pin? I got those from ePaperie, they are plastic at the top and pastel colors. I smeared some glue on it and dipped it in some glitter. You can have any glittery color you want doing this!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Go check out the design teams blogs and the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage blog to see what they have done, I know you'll love it!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is a passion flower vine growing in one of my flower beds. They grow wild in fields around here. It grows a fruit, avacado size, they seeds inside are supposed to be a good for making a tea that relaxes you. I've never tried it. I'm chicken, LOL!
I love the story behind it, you can read it below.

Apparently, an Augustine monk made a sketch of this New World blossom in the early 1600s and brought it back to Rome, where it caused quite a stir. Perhaps coincidentally, perhaps providentially, each part of the flower could be linked to elements in the story of Christ's Passion. The 10 petals (actually five petals and five sepals) represented the 10 apostles at the crucifixion, the filaments represented Jesus' crown of thorns or halo, the five anthers were the wounds and the three stigmas were the nails. Papal scholars immediately declared the flower a divine blessing sent to further their missionary efforts. (from Flower & Garden Magazine)

Have a great Monday, thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

chelemom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Pam!!!

Vicki C said...

Very cool project Pam!
... on and that passion flower looks amazing!

Heidi Blankenship said...

WOW!! Pam, I LOVE your altered Bingo card with the Postcard! All of the little embellishments look amazing! Great tip on the glittery pin! Oh my, that Passion Flower is so Beautiful and exotic looking-Thanks for sharing!

Julie Ranae said...

I always love visiting your blog...I featured it as one of my new favorites over at The Open Window last Wed 8/26 if you would live to see it!

trendyscrapper said...

This is so beautiful i love both projects great job.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I love your postcard on the bingo card! I love all the embellishments you used! The passion flower is beautiful!

cards4u said...

This is great - love what you did with your chipboard embellishments! Thanks for the tip about your pin and for the beautiful photo and story about the passion flower!

Marisa said...

Pam I just love how all the different layers and embelishments go so well together. This is one great project. Sad that I had no time to join in for this challenge. Looking forward to next one.

DeeDee said...

Wowsers I just love this...very beautiful...


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Conniecrafter said...

very cool project, Love it!
Wow that flower is neat, I have never seen such delicate petals

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