Sunday, August 2, 2009
bike with passion
Toys is the theme this week for the gothic arch challenge. The two things that came to my mind first were my bike and board games. So, here they are together. Nearly everything I used in this arch has a history and a story. The base is a vintage bingo board and the scrabble tiles are vintage, too. I picked them both up in games in my treasure hunting. I'm lucky that there are many old vacation cabins here where I live that periodically get sold and cleared out. I'm always amazed at the great games I can find to scavenge parts from. The heavy piece of wire is from a huge bag of wire and beads I bought at the LSS yard sale yesterday. The little word charm was a part of a bracelet that I tore apart after I picked it up at the thrift shop. The stamp is by Club Scrap, and I bought it from somebody at 2peas for sale board. There's a tiny little watch part up at the top from my jar of metal things. I used a bit of distress ink and some masks to dress up the background. Using things I've scavenged and treasure hunted in my creations makes me happy. I hope you're having a creative day. Thanks for stopping by.