Monday, August 30, 2010

Old Meets New ...

Good morning everyone ...
Today I am Guest Designer over at The Shabby Tea Room ... how neat is that?? I am so thrilled to have been invited and the theme of course is "Old Meets New" ... in other words .. create a card or project using something old and something new ... Simple yes? Well, being a hoarder of all things I think may be useful ... I delved into this and that ... (humm) ... finally I decided to go down the 'project' line .... this is what I came up with ...



... Ok ... so I'll take you through it ... See, I had this new but rather plain little plant pot ... a couple of crumpled serviettes (stuck at the back of a drawer) some old dress pattern paper ... and an old little metal watch face I bought at a flea market.... that's where it started ...





 

... you can also see some brand new goodies from Emma's Paperie (arrived just that day) and I thought that the circle would be ideal to mount the watch face on ...
So I grabbed some paper, lace, flowers, ribbon and a brand new brad (also from Emma's) and away I went. I used the serviettes to make one large flower and cut circles out to back the flowers I made with the dress pattern paper .... covered the pot .. (that was the hardest)! See, I have no training in art or craft and never attended any colleges ... in fact with the exception of attending a Stampin Up party ... I've never even had a crafting class at all! Everything is self taught, trial and error or watching tutorials on the computer - so I guess that there must be an easy way or a scientific way to do somethings that somehow has me perplexed. Anyway I figured it out and just went from there ...






So there's the "new' little pot all prettied up ... 



There's the old little watch face ... mounted on that new disc and then onto a paper rosette and that gorgeous 'blingy' brad in the centre ... So "old Meets New" ...
I hope you like it and maybe it will give you some inspiration along with the creations done by the DT girls at The Shabby Tea Room .. hop on over and join in the fun ... 

I'm off to spend some family time ... Enjoy your day

Ros




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