Friday, December 17, 2010

Finding way too much!

I have been so busy and just having so much fun!  Colleen was here for a week and we hit the thrift stores.....and found way too much stuff!

One of the best buys was this photo wall screen.....

in mint condition for just $9.99.  Now, how could I pass it up?  I attached it to the wall just between the entry landing and where I have my studio.  And then filled it with photos.  But the back......well, you know, it was just those black photo backs with hinges to put them in place.  Not something I wanted to look at from my side.

So I've spent a bit of time engineering just the perfect backing....and I'm happy.  Simple, yet soothing.  Pretty to look at....

Each panel has something on it that I like.  This one, upper left hand corner, a gold star of david embellishment from EK Success that I painted white and adorned with lots of beads:

This next one has a little girl that was a blue ornament - took her apart, painted her white and she's a perfect match:

Just click on these to enlarge.  The engineering.....these are 1/8" thick hard chipboard panels, covered with paper, most of it by "Lost and Found".  I inked the edges, then put velcro in the corners on the back.  That way, they will come off when I want to change the photos on the other side.

this piece of paper has a glittered dressform on it - I added a gold Star of David pin

Every single background is covered with gliter, then each of the elements has bling on it as well.  These little chipboard dresses are from Crafty Secrets....don't you just love the hangers???  We stickled them as they really look like rusted shimmery rods.

One of my favorite Hallmark ornaments.  In the arch it says, "you inspire me"

I just thought this menorah was perfect next to the Eiffel tower.

and since I love dressforms and patterns....

all little things that make me smile when I look at them....

I'd love to find another panel just like this one, attach the 2 together and actually make a wall.  But for now, I'm happy with this new divider.  It will actually fold up flat against the office doors if I decide it's in the way.

And just think.....this is only ONE of the many things we found last week!


The Rusty Teapot said...

A.B.S.O.L.U.T.E.L.Y Lovely!
What a Beaut Idea!

Bits of Fiber said...

What a cute idea! and I loooooove the back, it turned out gorgeous. Happy crafting!

Hannah said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to look at that each day as I create. :)

I recently discovered your blog and am enjoying not only your creativity, but also your info on biblical holidays. I found you through google because of your snowflake tutorial, but interestingly enough, it was at a time when I felt God lay something on my heart about celebrating the biblical holidays.

A friend of mine who also celebrates Jewish/Biblical feasts believes that the star of David may have Pagan roots. Can you shed any light on this for me? Thanks! :)

Jennifer Moore Lowe said...

Hannah, I have written a piece on that but haven't posted it yet. Let me find it. I'll post it on my other blog, so check there next week. I'm pretty slow as I want to have my thoughts down pat before I write what I believe! Check out

Anonymous said...

Jen, you do much more with $10 than a lot of people do with thousands of $. It's even more spectacular in real life.