Thursday, 28 November 2013

THEE Most Stunning Santa Vintage Window EVER!

Happiest Holiday Everyone!

This Vintage Santa makes my heart melt every time I look at him.....he has that reaction on a lot of people!!

I have a pile of vintage windows....lets just say I'm a tad addicted...OH the character they bring, and in SO many ways!!

Did you see my post on the Angelic Vintage Windows? Breathtaking!

Here is my Magnificent Santa in some 1930-1940's windows!

take a plain 'ol window


This window still has the original hardware on it...Whoop Whoop!

I also made some little 8x10 canvas pictures of his handsome-ness

AND...some vintage bottle creations of him! Honestly I can't get enough of him....

Obviously I couldn't have created this without the help of my graphics guy, THANK YOU Lee!
I'm not sure I will be able to sell these magnificent creations as I'm getting quite attached!!
What do you think??

Super Love

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Angelic Vintage Windows

My MOST FAVORITE time of the year is Christmas!! The spirit, the love, the magical decor, all of it!

Combining some vintage windows and that magical Christmas feeling=WOOHOO backflip excitement!! Actually I don't sleep for the month of December...I'm always SO excited....I used to wrap other peoples gifts for them to get rid of some of my excitement!!! True Story.

The windows came from my aunt's house in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, THANK YOU aunty and THANK YOU to my Trisha for storing them for me and my Janice for picking them up and bringing them to Calgary for me!!! The images came from my all time favorite resource for vintage images Graphics Fairy

Here are some angelic creations that will be for sale at my Ava Blake Creations Christmas Open House.

Angelic sisters...

I LOVE how this window works with all four images the same. I felt that different images may be to much.

The sweetest little angel girl EVER!!

The whole's breathtaking!

Although this one isn't an angel, this goddess is SO beautiful I had to display her as well...


The whole window...

Here they are on my studio wall...
Honestly, these windows are so magical you could keep them up all year. I can't wait to see who the new owners will be!!

Merriest Christmas

Super Love 

Monday, 25 November 2013


Good Day Everyone!

Well who doesn't love a vintage vanity?? They are the epitome of girlishness!!
I found this one at a little store... She was a looker back in her day!

I van Gogh Fossil Painted her in cashmere, then I rolled on the van Gogh Luminous eyeshadow.....OOOOH the name right? It's like a champagne glaze. It's hard to see her shine in the pictures!
Then I added touches of Mascara black to the drawer sides and the vanity inside.

I had to add a little graphic...."you look lovely today" was so fitting!
What a great start to your day, reading that every morning!!

 This piece was different from my usual super distress....I just felt like she had to keep her simple elegance, but just a hint of an up-do!

This gal will be available at my Christmas Open House on December 5th, 2013.

THANKS for visiting!

Super Love,

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sunken Treasure Bottles....German & French

I can't tell you how excited I am about these creations!!!!!!
I've always LOVED vintage bottles, I've been recreating them for about 4 years now!

In the van Gogh Fossil Paint line there is a number of AH-MAZING Furniture Make-up being this Ancient Crackle!
I've had it for a while now....sitting there on the shelf waving at me.....
Until Now....Drum Roll Please......

This my darlings, is my creation of a sunken French Bottle...

I decoupaged this french script onto the bottle, I then added the van Gogh Ancient Crackle to various places on the bottle. I used the van Gogh Antiquing Glaze with the plaster for that time worn feel, and finally, I added the cameo lady and the lost key to some twine and tied it on to the bottle.

Throwing flowers and skipping down the street....isn't is WICKED??!!

Sie sprechen Deutsch?
Well? Do you speak German?

 This sunken treasure bottle was found near Germany....

Vintage German book pages decoupaged on to this one, then I repeated the same steps as above!

Magnificent, I agree!!

Be inspired my inspired!

Super Love 

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Cat's Meow Vintage Milk Bottles

Good Day Everyone!
Over this past summer I've collected all sorts of bottles, knowing that I will create with them.

I found these vintage square milk bottles.....they sat on my counter for a month....I tried all sorts of graphics on them....grocer graphics, dairy labels, french ones etc.....none of them stuck out like I wanted them too!
UNTIL....I thought of this.....

The Cat's Meow Milk

I found this elegant cat in a tuxedo on The Graphics Fairy.
As soon as I saw the graphic, the name came to me and I knew it was going to be a perfect marriage!!!

I'm going to sell them as a 2 set in this little basket....
How cute right?!

What a fun little project!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Super Love,

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Flamenco Lady & Bordeaux Painted Vintage Windows

You know I L-O-V-E Luv Luv vintage windows right?! You can see my previous posts on a ton of ways to decorate with them! They are SO character filled!! I always have a pile on hand!

Here are my most recent painted ones.
I painted these ones using van Gogh Fossil Paint!
I free handed this entire image!

 I adore the look of this flamenco lady, look at her feminine and stunning!

Here is a close up of the tiny details on her dress. The pictures just don't do it justice!!

Here is the other one I did....
This graphic of from The Old Design Shop. I only used part of the image.

Isn't it gorgeous??!! Its 4 feet long, much bigger then it looks!

Here it is with a closer view!

I printed the image out on paper then traced it out and painted it in with a tiny brush!

I have a Christmas pile of windows coming soon!

Super Love,

Friday, 1 November 2013

Prize Packs, Prize Packs YaYaYa!

Hello Hello everyone!
I haven't been posting much these days BUT I have been busy!!
I'm still settling in with the move. My new studio should be done by mid November!! Whoop Whoop!

You know when you get asked to make up some of the same 'ol same 'ol dreaded prize baskets for banquets and other events? YIPEEEE Well this is year number Three for me and my husbands Dirt Bike Club Awards Banquet. I do LUV to shop and make up the baskets!
I thought I would share what I've been doing, PLUS this also gives you ideas for when the time comes!

Here are a few of the Prize Packs I've made up...
"Shine My Bike" pack....after all this is a Dirt Bike Event!! If everyone else is like my hubby and his shining of his bike then this will be a hit! Full of everything you will need for your bike!

This " Just Add Ice Cream Kit" is perfect for all ages really! I LUV the retro porcelain candy bowls, sundae cups and the lemonade bottles!


Here is "Thee Most Comfy Cozy Women's Kit"...we went with the comfy relaxation theme this time....what gal doesn't love to be comfortable?
it's jam packed, a huge grey super soft huge throw blanket( it's hard to see) scarf, mitts, tea, Belgian chocolate covered chips, slippers, some mini flavoured vodkas and more Whoop Whoop!

 and Thee most highly anticipated kit of the night...."The MAN Kit"!!!
 FILLED with all kinds of dirt bike tools, manly snacks, nuts, hot sauce, jerky, cleaners, gloves, power outlets, man whiskey etc...How Fun Right??

 Ava Blake Creations donated this Divine little entrance table, key/cell phone holder...
van Gogh Fossil Paint Cashmere and Patina. On the back wall of the table is old world brown wrapping paper with handwriting on it!

An elegant graphic on top....

and more handwriting paper inside the drawer!

These are not all the prize packs but some great ideas!

I Hope you enjoyed this post!

Super Love,