I really enjoy painting the way I do, but I get bored easily, and I have to keep changing things up all the time. And Graphic 45 came along just at the right time with their latest papers--
......always the coolest papers....
These papers became my muse. They prompted me to get out my own Curiosity Shoppe treasures that I've been hoarding.
First I started out with this shadowbox that I found at a local craft store a couple of years ago--
Even though it's new, it has that shabby look that I wanted, and was perfect for these papers-
Then it was time to look at all of my little treasures that I've been collecting. I mean, this is the reason why I rescued these forgotten bits and pieces of the past.
Some I find at garage sales that were destined for the trash, and...
others I've found at flea markets that would have been put back in a big box of other neglected and forgotten items for the next flea market.
(how cute are these 2!)
And some of the jewelry pieces were new (but had that vintage feel to them), thanks to Michaels and their jewelry department--although I found them on clearance--another great deal!
So thanks to Graphic 45 for being my muse and urging me to get all of my little gems out of hiding. They have a past and a story to tell.....and now they've come together with a brand new one!