I have been having some fun, using the many scraps off my art table to create mini collages for the vintage rolodex. This one uses as a background some of that delicious Cavallini wrapping paper. It makes my heart sing!
Birds, eggs and nests are a recurring theme in everything I do. There is no symbol that I love more that the sweet little birds. They represent so much that is good in life. Collecting vintage millinery is another passion of mine, scouring antique malls for wonderful old hats. Lace, old flowers and seam binding usually find their way into many of my pieces, too.
Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to snag a fabulous ruffled tote from Jeanne Oliver. The packaging it arrived in was almost as magical as the bag itself. I just had to save the vintage pieces and recycle them on this card.
I have been asked if I collage right over the vintage rolodex cards. Yes, I do. I collage on both sides and just cut out the little slits (that run across the rolodex) as best I can. They aren't perfect, but so far... they are working well. My next challenge is to decide what to do with the tabbed cards that have alphabet letters on them... Hummmm....