Way Out In Another Field – Friday April 15, 2011

So far, you’ll wonder if it really was designed by me. Mostly because it looks so different than most I’ve designed before.

Sometime I am going to get a metal print. I know this because I have one paid for already. Now to pick the perfect image to put on it. But, metal prints are expensive and though the one I’ve pre-purchased was half-price, they still are more than I’d want to spend on a regular basis. And I doubt that I’d have customers who would want to pay those prices.

I’ve been loving the vintage sign look and think it would look awesome on metal. But metal prints yada yada yada.

What I’m really trying to say it that’s it’s time for me to go to bed since I’m getting nothing said.

Without further ado, let me show you the “new” vintage designs I came up with recently and with it I’ll show you a new way of printing/mounting that I am very excited about! And that’s much more cost effecient than metal.

vintage tin 3

That, my friends, is 24″x24″ piece of art hanging (temporarily) on my wall. Yeah, the flowers look a little washed out on here. It is a matte (think very not glare-y) print mounted on a 1/4 board. The board has is then attached to a 3/8″ backer which makes it stand out from the wall, enough to give it a 3D look.

vintage tin 4

 vintage tin 6

I wasn’t sure how these “vintage”, very saturated prints would look but I was very tickled!! Here are a few more vintage designs, with a little more tweaking needing to be done before I get them printed.

 Vintage Tin 2

 Vintage Tin

Vintage Tin Fruit

 Here is another 24″x24″ that I got printed. I love the look on this one as well.

vintage tin 7

vintage tin 5

So, tell me what you think! I’d love to hear feedback on whether you think the designs on top are just too wild or if you have any suggestions for changes!



Giveaway of a Very Special Kind – Wednesday April 6, 2011

There is a blog I’ve been following a blog for nearly a year, about the time this family brought home their 2 babies from an orphange in Europe. They are an amazing family and I have been greatly challenged by reading Adeye’s blog. They have a heart for those in need, especially children who need a loving home.

Adeye has a big giveaway going on in conjunction with raising money toward the adoption of another special child who needs a home. You can go read more about it here: No Greater Joy Mom. I would love it if you would spread the word and contribute if you are able.

You just may recognize something there.