Wednesday, 18 November 2015

~RATED R~ Profanity Typography

Hello Hello Lovelies!

As you know I'm pretty fearless when it comes to trying new things!
I absolutely LOVE vintage ladies and have used them in graphics many many times over the years.

Perhaps it's been the sleepless nights, too much coffee, being a tad bit flustered throughout a day or just plain brilliant on my brain's part...or maybe my true feelings....BUT As I was once again making some of my Christmas and Vintage Lady canvases I thought to funny would it be to write down what her facial expression really means!

-------->NOT FOR SMALL EYES<--------


For Example, I feel like this famous woman was simply taking a break and enjoying her cigarette shaunda comes up and says " oh my gawd I love that necklace, can I borrow it?"
 and her response....

Totally what she is thinking...

These little canvases look so pretty in a decorative stand...

They also blend well with any decor or in any room...

 Did you even notice it in the first pic??

 Here are some more.....

Hey, Do you know any One Direction?

Excuse me ma'am can you move your crown slightly to the left?

Ernestine, did I ask you to dust this buffet?

A total favorite....

and finally
...ya know what? 

I have so many more and I actually cannot stop making them.... 
I laugh right out loud to everyone that I create!
These are available to purchase and have been selling as the BEST girlfriend/BFF gift EVER!

What do you think?
Super Love

Friday, 13 November 2015

Faux Tin Tile Buffet

Hello Hello!

I am SO EXCITED about this post... I really pulled out the stops on this one!

I scooped up this bow front vintage buffet from a vintage market. It was grey...nice but just blended in plain grey.
 I actually had it sitting in my studio for a few months. None of my ideas seemed to fit the piece....color choice and graphic design....a thousand ideas but none seemed to fit it perfectly. 
Then BAM, like a lightening bolt it came to me.....
Here is her before picture with a half cream paint job...

Monday, 17 August 2015

Custom Antique Postcard Table and Chair Set

Hello Lovelies!

This has been thee most FUN custom job I've done in a long time!
 My client approached me with an idea to do a custom vintage postcard on a table that she had in the family. 
See what I did....

Friday, 17 July 2015

Old School Ava Blake Classic Perfume Label Dresser

Hello Lovelies!
You may notice lately that I am kickin it a little old school!
I'm feeling the need to get back to my roots if you know what I mean!

Funnily...HAHAHA that word makes me laugh every time I say it...go on...say it!
Anyways, just as I'm nesting down to get back to my roots a waterfall dresser finds me...I first did a crazy huge graphic on a waterfall dresser years ago, click THIS LINK to see it.
Here she is all ready for her transformation...

Monday, 6 July 2015

Twice Re-created Trunk

Hello Hello!
Firstly I want to tell you that I am always heart bursting grateful that you guys & gals tune in to see what I have been up to!
I have been insanely busy and I plan to blog all about it in the next month! SO many wonderful things going on over here.

I recently co hosted one of our 2 yearly vintage markets and had many many things o showcase, then my phone went into recovery mode and reset...insert balling...I lost ALL the before pictures to ALL of my projects!! Less of a BAM factor for sure but none the less I will still post the after shots that I have.

This was a terrible old looking trunk when it hit my studio floor.
I recreated it for the vintage market in a soft ice blue and white with some silver arrows. Sweet and nice but no one wanted it...

Friday, 3 July 2015

Co-Host to The Alberta Dames Vintage Market 2015

Goodness, it has been to long since we posted! 
I have been BUSY!

As you might know I am the second half of The Alberta Dames, and We hosted our Spring Market this June 6th, 2015 at Beautiful Vintage Balzac Hall, in Balzac Alberta Canada just outside Calgary Alberta.
Click the READ MORE to see all the details...

Our hearts burst with gratitude from our fans/clients/customers that are willing to line up all day long just to get in to support us!

and BAM, they were excited to shop...

Here is our list of vendors that participated in our show and some pictures of their amazing creations...

Always Sunny
Ava Blake Creations
Crafted Artisan Truck
Cougar Chic Decor
Brok Boys
Off the Top Creations
City and the Sticks Designs
Splinters & Shards
Nooks Design
Barnstorm Creations
Bunky & Marie's Consignment Boutique
Polka Dot Creek
the art of Lauren Cowles
Barb's Bears
Sam & Nat
Buttercream Clothing
Sweet Serendipity
Deb's Designs~Jewelery
Krazy Moose Tents & Gear
For The Birds
Reclaimed Antique Designs - RAD
Two Girls Redesigning Life
Leanne Montpetit, Kreative Evolution Welding Art
All Through The House and Red Barn Mercantile
Pink City Soaps & Knits
Sweet Serendipity
Sparkling Dahlia
For The Birds
Seven Saints
Sublime Couture
Wilks Booth Food Truck
Sticky Ricky's Food Truck





 Mobile Vendors are awesome!!

These elegant and unique creations are from Annie of Cougar Chic AND one part of The Alberta Dames

And the second half of The Alberta Dames is Jenny of Ava Blake Creations. Her treasures are Stunning and one-of-a-kind

We want to THANK every single person that came out to show us support on this crazy beautiful creative journey!
We could not have done an incredible job on our show without the help from our many volunteers, and from the Airdrie Food Bank volunteers you all know who you are and we THANK YOU!

Stay Tuned lovelies, our next show will be in the Fall of 2015, dates to be announced!

Super Love,
Jenny & Annie
The Alberta Dames

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Golden Starfish and Friends

Hello Hello!
It certainly has been a while since I posted. 
I always THANK YOU for your continued support Ava Blakers!

Here is a really FUN project to do!

I scooped up these starfish from a garage sale! I'm sure you can find some at Dollar Stores as well.
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE beach decor, especially living here in Alberta where beaches are far and few! I knew exactly what I was going to do with these....