Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Artwork beginnings ~

I ran across more of these beautiful photo album pages
in my studio and had to scan them in for you ~
feel free to click to enlarge,
then right click to "save image as".

This week is Spring break and Noah and I
are just chillin' around the house ~

Artwork beginnings:
I love these mats that are in old photo albums...
I look for those that are falling apart for a reason!

The front is just waiting to become something......
I cut a piece of cardboard a little smaller that the dimensions of
the ledger cover back.
Next, I totally covered it with old sheet music
using matte gel medium underneath and over top,
leaving a little overhang so I could wrap it around the sides
of the cardboard to the back.
The cardboard keeps the ledger cover from folding!

The back...yes it's the cover of an old ledger!
It's quite large so I've got to come up with something
wonderful for the central focus of this piece....

So....we'll see ~

Poetic Home has some WONDERFUL ideas on how to use these
gorgeous library card pieces....

I hope your week is going so good ~ Spring is definitely here....
can you see the thick coat of pollen on our porch??

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday precious friends!!
hugs and love,


Anne Lorys said...

I love old photo album pages, too! I just wish I could afford to buy the whole album, but man, are they expensive!

Thanks so much for the generous gift of the scans! :-)

Love ya,

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I soo love those album pages, I am hoping Chris gets a chance to scan mine for you this weekend so you can work your magic on them :) I can't wait to see what beauties you create with those great pieces! I am gonna go check out those library card cabinet thingys :) Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, my eyes are watering and my nose itching for a sneeze just lookin at that picture with all that pollen :) Besos, Rose

The Charm House said...

Pollen.... YUCK! Yesterday I walked through it! LOL Wanted to plant some herbs on my back porch, walked out, looked around and went back in! I will try again in the morning! Can't wait to meet you Saturday!

mariajsolera said...

Felicidades Alba, tienes trabajos preciosos.Un saludo

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Thank you for the beautiful frames and yes...the pollen is starting to land here in Va. also...;-(

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's going to be lovely, Dawn! Great find on the old ledger cover. I'm still looking for some sheet music, but my Goodwill doesn't seem to carry anything like that.

Karen said...

I had to laugh as this is my first Spring in the South!! What a surprise that pollen was to us. Reminds me of the dust in AZ. Have wanted to take some pictures of it too!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
Those are so pretty ! Thank you for sharing with us :)

Sally L. Smith said...

Thanks for the mats, Dawn. I'm sure I will be able to use them. Ah, yes, Georgia is noted for it's thick yellow pollen. I remember well from our 4 years living there. Our crocus are now gone and our forsythia and tulip trees are blooming now. Spring is here?--I think--we're expecting rain with snow mix tonight. Yep, that's central Illinois for you. I'd rather have the yellow pollen.--Sally

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

{sniff sniff}
(rubbing my eyes)
oh girl, that pollen is hard on my sinuses! haha! Hello Benadryl!!!

Thank you for the wonderful scans! You share the MOST beautiful things with us Dawn...I cannot wait to play with this.

I wish you could do a tutorial on how to push LIFE aside so we could have more time to play...I would so be the first to sign up!!! Think about it! ;))) tee hee

Thanks again girlie!!! You made my day~

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I love the old album pages, thanks for sharing those. I've been looking for an old card catalog but haven't been able to find on yet. Maybe some day.

Have a great day!

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn,
looks like you are going to do a very beautifull art piece,I love that start on it,dear friend,-
And love your little bird on twig,perfect for your blog.
Thanks for images, sweetie.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Anonymous said...

Dawn, thank you for the frames!

We heard on the Weather Channel this morning that the pollen in your area is the worst it's been in years and in some places even looks like SNOW!

Ah...spring! ;-)

Hugs and Blessings,

Mitzi Curi said...

Dawn, those are the prettiest photo album mats I've ever seen! What a great find. They certainly could be a start to a great art project!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hi Dawn...Pretty arts for us to copy!!!
Thank you!
Not far enough along here to have pollen yet...actually I heard maybe some s.n.o.w.....tomorrow...Yuk!
Happy spring break to you and Noah!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Karen Valentine said...

Those photo frames are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished piece. And the website with the ideas for the library catalogs is great! If only I could find one... sigh....
Have a great day Dawn!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Sandy said...

Pretty pretty stuff, well, all but the pollen! We are covered up in it too. It is beginning to rain so maybe it will wash it away. Can't wait to see your newest creation!

Rebecca said...

Hi Dawn!
You are such a sweetheart for sharing...can't wait to see your finished artwork! I have quite a few of those albums but I can't bring myself to tear them up and to think I sold a bunch for only 15 bucks each...
Blessings to you

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, Thank you for those lovely album pages. I will think of something sweet to do with them! Your art beginnings are intriguing me-I'll surely be back for the results! Sherry

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Dawn just wanted to say hello and to check on you to see how your doing. Miss coming by here.
Love how you always show us something really interesting and pretty
Take care

Myrna said...

Hiya Dawn! Thanks for popping in and wishing me well..I'm feeling much better~and just posted my Birthday Giveaway! Drop by when you get a chance!
Oh! And congrats on winning that darling Peat Pot Pretty from Karla! I'm thrilled for you~ It'll go great in your home!!
Blessings and Hugs

nancarts said... the album pages. Thanks for sharing them.
Our news here in Florida says that the pollen count is higher than ever, and my allergies are in agreement! Orange blossoms out my back door and all around, plus huge Oak trees that are shedding!
But I love Spring.
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy C

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Thanks for sharing these. Love the photo albums pages.

Lori said...

those album pages are gorgeous Dawn...i never find any that pretty...always plain and quite ripped, the ones i has been just gorgeous weather here...very warm for april...i here that is going to change tomorrow...a cold front is moving in...but i enjoyed it while it lasted...

Romeo said...

Dang girl!!! Those album pages are killer!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing - "she'd" be stupid to not do something grand with those! And of course we can't wait to see your finished project....


Romeo and "her"

imoomie said...

Your site is absolutely beautiful!

Cynthia K. said...

Hi! The album frame pages are so gorgeous - love them!! Bless your heart for always thinking of us and being so willing to share with us. You're a sweetie...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Gerushia's New World said...


I run across entire old photo albums that are chock full of those beautiful old pages. Sometimes, the album still has the original photos intact. So, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Have a great Spring break:

Gerushia's New World

Wildflowerhouse said...

You had a coat of pollen and I had a coat of snow on my porch. What a shock after 72 degrees a week ago! Thanks for the frames. You are such a sweetie.

Unknown said...

Hello Beautiful Dawn:

I was wondering i you wold share or sell the off white frame you usedin this art. It looks like the same one a the black one from yor artist las collage (that I have and love).

I'd love to get the of white one for some Mother's Day igfts.

Thanks so much!

Stariew Sonet


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