May 12, 2019

The Way

During an evening walk a few weeks back, I found a rusty, gold painted piece of metal (shaped like a wing?) which someone had tucked into a street sign in my neighborhood.

It was happenstance that I glanced-up at just the right time with just the right light to see it's shiny reflection and to know it was there.

And so I used it for a small plaque made with various papers (vintage book, Tim Holtz collage and butterflies cut from Prima scrapbook paper). The flowers are from the new Idea-ology Botanical Layers and the girl is a Baseboard Doll.

I used a bit of crackle medium around the edges, drew some lines and added shading to create a faux border, and trimmed the plaque edges with gold paint. The text was an image transfer.

I began work on this Monday when I discovered the Simon Monday challenge was "Add Something Metallic." Since this metal piece had been laying around my studio for awhile (with no idea of how or what to use it for), this challenge was just the push I needed.

I didn't think I'd get it done in time to enter but sure enough, I did!


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! love love your story, this metal piece is perfect, your idea to use it for the girl is wonderful! genius! Barbara

  2. I love this! The little girl, the flowers, the gold "wing", and the sentiment work so perfectly together.

  3. Stunning! Love your find and how you've incorporated it with the Paper Doll. Love that new Botanical ephemera pack--I'm only at the admiration stage--can't bring myself to use them yet. Hugs!

  4. Wonderful, I love it, the background is beautiful, the frame you've created with the crackle médium and the faux border is perfect, and the final touch with the girl and the flowers is great. Hugs.

  5. What a brilliant find destined for you!Beautiful plaque love the crackle and sunflowers on one side and little girl on the other -perfectly balanced
    Carol x