Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tag Tuesday - Shore Birds

Tag Tuesday's theme this week is Sea Birds. A while back I thrifted a complete set of 1920 Universal Encyclopedia of Ready Reference which has some great illustrations. 
One page had Shore Birds - I loved the sepia colours which reminded me of sand. I tried something new using a piece of corrugated cardboard for the background. I stitched the original illustration to the background along with some scrap paper and vintage lace. I added the buttons as a final embellishment. Enjoy. Jewels


  1. Mmm... I love this one, Jewels. I have that same polka dot paper, just haven't used it yet. I like the lace with the industrial corrugated - nice juxtaposition of elements.

  2. Mmmmmm, yummy - this is lovely. Brilliant illustrations (great find) and I like how you've done it on corrugated cardboard. It looks great, well done Jewels :)


  3. Great job, Jewels. I have been working with cardboard too...you know how great minds work! I like the combination.

  4. beautiful, Jewels, I love the illustration and the way you have sewn it onto the cardboard! Really nice look to this, great tag.