Friday, June 24, 2011

now I can show it

the birthday present for my sister, that is


it's about 7 X 11 inches
the base is an old book cover
and I added lots of layers of collage,
gesso, pen, paint, oil pastel, jewels, etc.


I centered it around a vintage advertisement for a washing machine
and as I was working, a story was taking shape in my head


my sister loves retro, vintage, fun, quirky stuff
so I was thinking of her the whole time I was making this
it has her personality all over it
especially the crowns


here is the story:

of course, I used my new typewriter :)
the story is glued to the back of the piece
... all of it just for fun ...


18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a fine present you've made -- there's nothing like sisters who share one's sensibilities!

T's Daily Treasures said...

A very imaginative gift! Happy day, Tammy

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love it. the message is great.

ooglebloops said...

So many artsy uses for an old book cover - this is great!!!

Gayle said...

Just gorgeous and soooo much fun ! Love the story and love all the clever little details. Isn't it great creating something for someone you know so well.....you just know they are going to love and really appreciate it. have a great weekend Kimmie. xx

ELK said...

special gift kimmie ..

Dorothy said...

Kimme, what a beautiful blog you have created and what creative talent I see here in this post. Thanks for coming to see me and leaving a note. Aren't teacups the greatest!
Blessings and hugs from Arizona,
Dorothy

sukipoet said...

this is adorable. what a sweet sister you are. and you know, the washing machine is my most favorite appliance. i just love to hear it aggitate and spin doing its cleaning work.

Catharina Maria said...

What a lovely present for your sister Kimmie .
big hug ♥RINI♥

Dianne said...

Love it Kimmie!

~*~Patty S said...

OH what fun and such a wonderfully layered and thoughtful collage piece dear Kimmie

Bet your sis Loves your gift for her SO much...the story really makes it too!
oxo

Steph said...

a beautiful gift indeed, Kimmie..your sister is so fortunate to receive this handmade heartfelt gift for her birthday...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow! This is adorable and I LOVE the back (no pun intended) story you created.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

LOL, the story is great. I am sure she chuckled with this one. Lovely gift. xox Corrine

Jane said...

What a wonderful gift! Truly a treasure.

Halle said...

LOVE IT! Fantastic how the story came together while working on the piece.

paperpedaler said...

WOW! What a glorious gift made with oodles & oodles of creativity. What a great idea to use a book cover as a base. I just bought a typewriter this week for $1.50. Pretty excited about it! Keep on creating!

ale said...

how happy your sister with your lovely present!!!lovele love love!!!!!!and funnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!muchisimos besos dear kimmie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!