ABAA Seashell Challenge
A rainy day here on the farm - I could have been doing soooo many other things that needed to be done indoors. But, I chose to whip up the latest challenge from Awfully Big Art Adventure with things I had around the house.
All these items, with the exception of the inks used, are thrift store finds!
The green frame seemed perfect for this project. The vintage starfish brooch had been waiting for a new place to "hang"! The backround behind the starfish is the cardboard from a Puffs Plus tissue box, with blue vegetable netting for water. The vintage gummed label 'needed' my little seashore sketch with the title typed on my own vintage typewriter.
The strip of hooks holding the tags is from a corset or girdle - it was left behind on one of the wagons at the auction I went to over the weekend. I saw it and knew it would be perfect for hanging tags on in some future project!
I have a alphabet set from Stampin' Up, and used upper and lower case on the inked tags. The tags and strings were distressed with Tim Holts' "old paper" distressed ink. I also used generic $1 ink pads, and Anne Griffin Chocolate ink.
I suppose I could fancy it up more- but I'm done - less is more for me in this project!!You can click on each picture for a closer look.This piece will be available on ETSY today!
And, now, on to things I SHOULD be doing!!!!