Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Luna Vintage Rowhouses


I'm in a swap at the Paper Artists Online Forum where we're making altered house fronts. I'm calling my project the "Luna Vintage Rowhouses" because each house will incorporate a vintage photo from the Luna side of my family, vintage sheet music and other vintage ephemera.  Here's the two that I made.  I sent out bags full of the raw ingredients to my swap mates, and they will use the raw materials to complete my set.  Meanwhile, I will be happily working on theirs.  Should be a great swap! That's my mom, by the way, on the taller house.  She must have been about 16 at the time - wasn't she gorgeous!
 I got some inspiration for my houses at a challenge blog called "Something Completely Different," which Mel of the wonderful I Speak Melsh blog turned me onto. Each month they choose a challenge theme and give a new variation each week. Their January theme is arches, and the first two themes were "New Year" (thus the 2010 on the butterfly house) and "Fashion," (I think my mom qualifies).

  The third challenge of the year was arches and angels, so I made one more row house as a thank-you for the swap hostess.  I hope she'll like it!

13 comments:

Sian said...

Your mum looks beautiful! I adore these houses..row or "terrace" houses as we call them here are a real signature of our city. They are red brick and when I see them I know I'm home. These are wonderful.

Karen said...

Your mother is beautiful! I love these houses. Where do you find your vintage papers? You are inspiring me to try some more vintage-look crafting.

scrappyjacky said...

Just love these,Rinda.... definately something I'd like to have a go at....the vintage effect is perfect.
Your mum looks stunning.

Fiona said...

Love these houses, your mum looks stunning.

Deb said...

These are gorgeous, Rinda! You are so fortunate to have those vintage photos to work with.

I know you're not big on Valentine's Day, but that last photo could double as a very cool vintage Valentine. ;o)

Elizabeth said...

Great idea! Isn't it wonderful that one little idea can sprout a swap? Love the houses and papers.

Dawn said...

Hi Maria
Wow your arches are gorgeous, love your images and backgrounds..

thanks for playing and I do hope you join us again

Dawn

humel said...

Oh, gorgeous :-) So pleased you like Something Completely Different, I love their challenges - oops, haven't done anything with the angel arch yet! Thanks for reminding me!

Nancy Y said...

these are just terrific! Your Mom was indeed a beauty - it's so great how you incorporate your family photos in your artwork.

scrappyjacky said...

I've left a little something for you on my blog,Rinda.

Carol said...

Really love your house arches and those images are gorgeous - beautiful colourways too....Thank You for joining us at SCD and really hope that you'll join in the fun again soon...

Carol said...

Really love your house arches and those images are gorgeous - beautiful colourways too....Thank You for joining us at SCD and really hope that you'll join in the fun again soon...

melody said...

lovin your arches chickie! beautifully done! i'm so glad you joined us at SCD and hope to see you again! thanks for playing along!