Sunday, May 17, 2015

Vintage Family History at UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles May challenge is Family History + Vintage. Make a vintage-style project about a family member who is in the past. You can link up your projects until the end of the month, but remember: NO STAMPS (digi or otherwise).

I made a wall hanging featuring a photo of my mother & grandmother:

I believe this photo was taken when my grandfather was stationed in Khartoum, Sudan in the 1960s. It was digitized from a slide. My grandmother has been gone for many years now, but the stories of her adventures live on through my mom and me.

I started with a glossy-coated wooden hoop ornament. I sanded it, inked it with Vintage Photo distress ink, and painted it with Crackle Paint. I used Glossy Accents to add a braided trim to the inside & outside of the hoop. I glued the lace trim onto the back of the hoop, trimming between each shape to make it fan out.

I used a gold ribbon to hang a working bell and a gold bird from the frame. The bird is actually a vintage-style plastic bird (a pink one, no less) that I heat-embossing with gold powder. I used my Dremel to drill a hole in it and attached a hanger with Glossy Accents.

A Creative Need: Favorite moments with Mom (or mother figure)
Altered Eclectics: Altered Art/Mix Media only
Frilly and Funkie: Snap, Crackle, Crackle + Vintage (Crackle Paint on wood hoop)
House That Stamps Built: Anything But A Card

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teamies and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. What a great project for you to work on. Pictures are so personal and to make a great frame is just perfect as a gift to yourself or to family. Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built for our Anything But A Care entry. Good Luck.

  2. Such a special keepsake! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need, it is so lovely!

  3. This is an awesome project and way to keep a memory alive! I love this creative idea. Thanks so much for playing along with the ABC challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  4. I'm going to trust there's some crackle on there. Sometimes it's hard to take a photo ;) Great project!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie.


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