A Fun Collage...Fairy Whispers...


I am always inspired by vintage ephemera!  This week I worked on a new collage piece!  I used a 9 x 12 canvasboard base and created many layers.  Many scans of my old ephemera were used~ The decorative border edges were from a 1872 map, and I topped that using the vintage French floral cards I found recently.  Vintage sheet music, and an old French postcard were next, with a piece of wide cotton eyelet edging with ribbon, vintage rickrack, and buttons bordering the lower section...





I used one of The Graphics Fairy's Fairy Sheet Music graphics for the Fairy Whispers lettering...


and one of her pretty butterfly graphics, as well!  A worn metal office clip holds a vintage French vocabulary card~  une etoile~ "star"...



A fun vintage punched tin star Christmas light reflector is topped with a little clock gear and an old typewriter letter, and I scattered old gummed stars around the fairy!


Finally, I topped it off by adding a vintage flash card word "believe"...


I was happy with the whimsical  and three dimensional feeling of the piece!  I am linking up to~

 Treasures and Trinkets Thursday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
The Boardwalk Bragfest
and
Creative Spirit Challenge

Until next time...
Linda

52 comments

  1. This is just gorgeous! I love all the elements and layers.

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  2. Very lovely and so creative!

    ~Trisha

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  3. It's so pretty. I love the use of sheet music on this collage. La

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  4. Such a pretty collage! Love the sweet girl!

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  5. I love it. You are so talented!

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  6. That is just perfection! :) You have so many cool things to work with!
    I think I've decided to make fried green tomatoes and pinto beans for one meal with my tomatoes....and then maybe try grilling some more. I'll probably make some soup too! :) I love tomatoes and I really DREAD when all my garden ones are gone and I'm reduced to eating the ones in the super market again. Ack!
    Hope you have a great week...ohhh, almost weekend..I can feel it coming! :)
    Hugs!!
    Missy

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  8. This turned out great. Love all the layers and the fun whimsical pieces.

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  9. How truly creative and vintage-y. I need to get off the computer and create...well, something. I love the Graphics Fairy. Such a nice person to know! Love the elements you used.
    Brenda

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  10. I really like that I am in the mood to create and need and want to get my studio back in shape the painter will be here Wednesday and then I want to try and copy your creation. However I don't have the tin star will make one somehow.

    Say Hi to Sophie and Bailey from Sissy my pug.

    Janice

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  11. This is beautiful, Linda! I really love all of the wonderful elements you used, especially the French postcard and vintage sheet music. You are so good at pulling it all together!

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  12. Linda, I saw your post earlier, but was in a rush and not able to comment. What lovliness you have created. Your ideas are always inspiring. Ann

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  13. So pretty! :) I've never attempted anything like this but I think I'd really enjoy it. Someday, when I can get off this computer long enough, I will do just that! ;)

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  14. Beautiful layers. Well done Linda. Thanks for visiting me. ♥O

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  15. Linda, you did it just right! I love all the layers. Lezlee

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  16. Just beautiful!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Sharon

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  17. I love it! The layers just mesh so beautifully together.

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  18. what a darling blog you have! thank you SO much for adding me to your side bar - you are awesome! good luck - hope you win the nest!!!
    pammy

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  19. Hi Linda, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Love your vintage style and can't wait to receive my french flash cards! :)
    ~ Julie

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  20. That is too cute! You really have an eye for putting things together; and you are smart to copy the images first! I've made the mistake before of not copying them and once it's gone, it's gone! I'm either too impatient or too cheap to use up my ink cartridges. I love the french floral cards!!

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  21. Oh my this is lovely; thanks for inspiring me to create!

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  22. What a great compilation of things you used to create this gorgeous piece! Visiting from Linda's party.
    :-) Sue

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  23. Linda, you always create such interesting and beautiful pieces and this one is no exception!

    Kat :)

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  24. Hello Linda my Friend
    from Minnesota!

    I am Not Sure how you Feel about these..I have Something for You on my Blog. The Spirit in Which this is Given is Simply Gratitude.
    Have a Wonderful Weekend!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  25. Hi Linda,
    A beautiful piece of art! You have a real talent for combining all of your ephemera to create one lovely piece.
    Have a great weekend.
    Jane

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  26. I love this; how fun. I did a collage for Christmas last year with lots of family pieces. I had so much fun making it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Have a great weekend.
    Amanda

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  27. So pretty! Thank you for stopping by my blog and the lovely comments. I've so enjoyed exploring your blog.

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  28. Hello Linda....!

    I hope you're havin' a WONDERFUL week Lovey....!!!

    THANKS so much for your comment....I was CHUFFED to think I may have inspired you in some small way....SPEAKING of inspiration....This piece is GORGEOUS....I've NEVER tried collage / mixed media before but you make it look so effortless....Perhaps I'll put the tools down long enough to give it a try....!!

    I'll let you know how I go....!

    Take care & have a FAB weekend....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  29. Linda,
    this is so wonderful. I love the typewriter key and all the ephemera you used. So creative!!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  30. What a creative and clever one you are. very pretty they are

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  31. This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda!!!! I love it!!
    XO

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  32. Linda, your
    projects are
    always so pretty
    and so YOU, and
    this one is no
    exception : )
    Hope you got out
    and enjoyed this
    glorious day ~
    Got to catch 'em
    while we can!!!
    xx Suzanne

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  33. That is so sweet....love the star. You are so creative!

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  34. Very well done! I'm amazed with what you are able to create, this is great stuff. Thanks for sharing:)

    Take care,
    ~Elisa

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  35. Very well done! I'm amazed with what you are able to create, this is great stuff. Thanks for sharing:)

    Take care,
    ~Elisa

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  36. I'm a sucker for eyelet!
    Susanne.

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  37. God Morning Linda!
    This is So Beautiful! I Love the way you blend your Materials and Colors! So Glad to see it on Brag Monday!
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  38. Your collage is gorgeous--I'm so glad you submitted it to the Graphics Fairy and that I found it--you are so talented!

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  39. So lovely Linda!!! It's always so much fun to see what you come up with! Thank you so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

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  40. Linda, this is truly beautiful. I love this collage -- there is so much to look at and enjoy. The interest is in all the lovely little details. Do you use your actual pieces of originals maps, etc., or do you scan and copy them? Just curious on the procedure. I love it. Thank you so much for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest. When do I get you to guest post for me, girl? haha (((((((((hugs))))))))))))

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  41. Hi Linda--
    I have loved this collage since you made it! I'm so glad you linked it up--and I'm headed to the post office today to send your new journal!!! I hope you're having a great day!!!
    XO

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  42. Love this so much I'm commenting twice! lol Glad you added this to Cindy's challenge.

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  43. Very beautiful collage piece. I love all the elements, so interesting and fun to look at.

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  44. such a stunning collage piece right down to the buttons! Love this and your creative spirit! Very inspiring!

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  45. Your collage is so lovely!I love your choice of ephemera and color choices. You're a very creative artis.

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  46. Hi. This is my first visit to your Blog but I have added you to my AOL favourites. Gorgeous art. Lynne M

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  47. I absolutely love this. I'm blown away by your creativity - everything is so beautifully and thoughtfully put together.

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  48. Your collage is beautiful! I have not done much of this kind of art but I so enjoy seeing what others have created. I like that you shared the details of the items you used in your project.

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