June 25, 2015

Summer of Color Week 3

When I read the color prompt for this week, I was not exactly jumping for joy. 2 purples and 1 yellow. While I actually like both colors, I would not pick this combination to create something. I admit, that for a moment, I considered skipping this week’s “Summer of Color” challenge. Then I decided to jump right in though and sewed a little art quilt. I am so glad I did. It was a “Priceless Adventure” :).

Purple and Yellow Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

Purple and Yellow Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

Purple and Yellow Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

Are you up for a challenge? You still can join in:

Summer of Color

Have a wonderful weekend!

June 23, 2015

Rusty Flower Wall Hanging

Once again I had turned to my stash of rusty, round shaped motor parts to create a flower. I had made a wall hanging with some of these pieces before. This time I wanted to achieve a more modern look though.

Rusty Flower Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

I sewed strips of different gray fabrics together for the background. The stem is made of a piece of thick paper covered wire that I wrapped in two different thin wires for a bit of texture.

Rusty Flower Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

For the flower head I used two different rusty parts and added a vintage rhinestone button.

Rusty Flower Art Quilt by Vintage with Laces

The leaves are made from rusty mesh and organza that I melted with my heat gun.

I will be back soon with my “Summer of Color” entry for this week. You might need your sunglasses again :).

My rusty flower wall hanging will hop over to these great parties:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
 Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice

June 20, 2015

Summer of Color Week 2

The colors for this week’s “Summer of Color” challenge are 1 pink + 1 pink + 1 orange. Some years ago, pink was was one of my favorite colors but I never liked orange. Just lately I find myself using bits of orange here and there. For the challenge, I made a summery mixed-media card with a machine embroidered flower.

Summer of Color 2015 - Card by Vintage with Laces

Summer of Color Challenge

Next week I will show you something less colorful :).

Have a happy Sunday!

June 18, 2015

ICAD: Doodles, a Fish, an Owl and a lot more

I’m participating this year in the ICAD (Index-Card-a-Day) Challenge. You can find all details HERE at Daisy Yellow. The bottom line is to create something every day on and index card for 61 days in a row. The theme for the first week was drawing and doodling. This was indeed a challenge for me but it became fun soon. I didn’t always use the optional prompts. Some of my cards are just black and white but a few are really colorful. Keep your sunglasses within reach :).

ICAD - Doodle Fish by Vintage with Laces Prompt “Chevron”

ICAD - Doodles by Vintage with Laces

ICAD - Doodle Map by Vintage with Laces
Prompt “Draw a Map”

ICAD - Doodle Mail by Vintage with Laces Prompt “Mailbox”

ICAD - Doodle Owl by Vintage with Laces
Prompt “Owl”

ICAD - Doodle Flowers by Vintage with Laces

I would have one more to show you but I couldn’t get a decent picture of it. Maybe my camera thought it was too colorful :). I’ll show you the card when I’m able to take a picture with another camera.

The theme for the second week was painting which was even more out of my comfort zone than drawing and doodling. I had bought a package of watercolors some years ago and the tubes had never seen sunlight since I had put them in a drawer back then. Now it was time to finally play with them. I predominantly painted the backgrounds and then added other techniques.

ICAD - Word Search Puzzle by Vintage with Laces Prompt “Grapefruit & Cherry”

ICAD - Doodles by Vintage with Laces
Prompt “Carrot & Lemon”. I used them as colors here but what you can’t see is, that I stamped the circles with pieces of carrots.

ICAD - Picture Puzzle by Vintage with Laces
Prompt “Ginger & ?” Ginger is my background and parts of the frame. I hope you can solve that little picture puzzle for the second part of the prompt. If not, I’ve drawn really bad.

ICAD -  Parsnip by Vintage with Laces Prompt “Parsnip & Kiwi”. Kiwi is the frame color here.

ICAD - No Plum by Vintage with Laces
Prompt “Blueberry & Plum”. While blueberry makes my background, I might have kind of cheated with the plum somehow :).

ICAD - Salt & Pepper by Vintage with LacesPrompt “Salt & Pepper”

It’s a fun challenge and you could still join in. I’m glad I especially gave doodling a try. I really like that.
I’ll be back soon with my entry for the “Summer of Color” challenge. At least I hope so because I haven’t even started yet.

Have a great Friday!

June 14, 2015

Summer of Color: Upcycled Denim Bracelet

I’m participating for the first time in the “Summer of Color” challenge at Twinkle, Twinkle, featuring six weeks of color prompts. You can read all about Kristin’s challenge HERE. The prompt, given for week one, was 1 blue + 1 blue + green. You might wonder what happened, that I started playing with color. Well, I still like my neutrals but lately I’m more and more drawn to some other colors as well.

You know how much I love to upcycle things and I decided to turn a scrap of an old jeans into a bracelet for this challenge. I combined the two denim blues with an aqua green, so that the bracelet would match my favorite clothes.

Upcycled Denim Bracelet by Vintage with Laces
Upcycled Denim Bracelet by Vintage with Laces
When you think that this was a lot of color, then wait until next week, when I show you the index cards, I made for the ICAD challenge :). Don’t worry though, I have some neutral colored projects upcoming as well.

Summer of Color

Have a lovely Sunday!

Apart from the challenge, my bracelet will attend these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes