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.

14 comments:

runningonink said...

Tami this is awesome! I am like you and thing of bikes and board games for childhood toys!

MrsETaylor said...

Very nice indeed Tami. Oh to go treasure hunting with ya

Karen said...

I love that your whole piece is so Green! And I imagine you've spent time, enjoyable time, finding everything. I love that it is toys layered on top of toys on top of toys! Wonderful piece! :>

Ginger said...

My dream as a child was to get a brand new bike. I loved your arch outstanding!!!
hugs

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great creation.
Alison

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!

Rein said...

wonderful arch!

Judy said...

Great arch, Tami!

Sue McGettigan said...

That's lovely Tami! I like the way you interpreted the theme :)

Willy said...

Great arch with bike and bingo!

Faye said...

Tami, I love what you did with the bingo and scrabble games and the bike. My education must have skipped over the fact that that bike is called a penny farthing. Several people used that term in comments.

Catherine said...

What a fun arch, Tami! Love the way you have used "found" objects to decorate this - the letter tiles and bike stamp are perfect! So pretty!

Kristin Long said...

I love the simplicity of this arch- the scrabble tiles add a very nice touch! Thank you for participating!

Mrs. Fence said...

Tami, I love this one! I have collected some old game pieces too, but haven't used many as of yet. I just scrolled through your recent posts and another one I love is the tag and pocket with the owls! Too cute.