Thursday, August 25, 2011

Some rolodex card fun

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....  


7 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your rolodex cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them! I can't wait to see what you do with the alphabet tabs. Please share those too!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love the idea with the rolodex Jane - love your cards. Looks like lots of fun.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo Tina

mrich2500 said...

Loving the rolodex idea...I'm sure I had one of those many years & threw it away!

myartsdesire said...

Hopped over from the FTB yahoo group to have a peek at your rolodex cards! Being an avid bird/nature lover myself, these speak my language!! I LOVE the messages as well. So meaningful. Well done!

primdollie said...

Love your lovely rolodex collages! I too finally found one and started making some collages! after I saw Patty Van Dorin's she created on her blog I knew I had to find one to play with!! It's quite a fun size to play with!! thnx for sharing yours! I will post mine too once I get a few done!! just started last nite!

onceuponastitch said...

I really enjoyed looking at your rolodex cards. I am so excited about this project. Thanks a lot for taking the time to email me.

Holly said...

I really love the idea of using Rolodex cards for collage and your creations are just lovely, Jane! I am visiting from the FTB yahoo group :)