29 January 2014


I have done several paper cone medallions using vintage sheet music and been crazy in love with the results, same here!  Inspired by a project from Lisa Pace in her book "Delight in the Seasons", I turned to using modern patterned papers (A Ladies Diary from Graphic 45) for this.

The silvery blue glittered balls in each scalloped cone (punched squares) came from my vintage holiday stash, gold glittered plastic is how they started life.  I have topped each of those with a vintage blue mercury glass corsage pin. I used a large oval die cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities I think, which I got in a package of "stuff" at a local thrift store) to cut the image. I trimmed that a bit and then hand drew a slightly larger oval pattern to create the chipboard base for the back and the top.  Hope the slight imperfections add to the vintage look LOL  A row of Copper Liquid Pears around both the image and the mat creates some additional dimension.  Prima leaves and a silky rose finish the medallion.  I will either adhere a saw tooth hanger to the back or use ribbons to hang this...depends on where it ends up and if I do the companion image :)

The "rose" I separated from some "oh to swoon over" luxe trim I recently bought in 3 different colour ways, you will see this again!

The image is a Victorian photogravure from 1897 done by M.B. Parkinson.  The companion to this one is "Cupid Asleep" which I also have.  There is a lot of information about these online if you are interested in having a look.

I am entering this in the following challenges:  The Ribbon Girl, Anything Goes Challenge, Make It Monday, Cuttlebug Mania, All You Need Is Love


  1. oh wow Sandi, its totally gorgeous, hugs Annette x

  2. This is so sweet ~ you're very talented. Thanks for the information, Dru

  3. Love this Sandi!! You always come up with the greatest ideas!!

  4. This is so pretty! Love those little glittery balls in the cones!

  5. Beautiful card! I just can't master this style but you made it look effortless! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  6. This is so gob - smacking gorgeous. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  7. Wow! This is stunning! A beautiful work of art and so unusual! Love it!
    Popped over from MIM :) x

  8. Stunning creation. So glad I stopped you on MIM. xx

  9. This is stunning, love the colours too. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x


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