Painting Yourself A Different Colour

shabby chic collage by AppleApricot

Hello sweeties,

Remember the vintage photo of the sad little girl I showed you in a previous post? This time I added some colour to the photo and used it in a collage on an old book cover.

I got the inspiration for this one by looking at the beautiful work of Nancy Maxwell. If you don't know her work, be sure to visit her blog Sugar Lump Studios.

Now there is a secret to this collage, and the one below too. You tell me if you notice my little secret and I'll tell you in a future post if you were right :)

Beneath the girl it reads:

“If you’re feeling a little blue, try painting yourself a different colour”

Which is after a quote of a 8 year old girl called Hannah.

The collage is my project as DT member of City Crafter for this week's challenge. Dear Ros asks us to make a project with clouds and the colours of an inspiration photo.

Guest designer with us this week is the talented Bligu. Please visit her to show her some blog love. And check out the beautiful work of our dear team members here.

Happy week!

xx Wen


  1. Oh my goodness, that sad little face just makes my heart melt. Those soulful eyes........ I adore the collage you created around this little girl, the composition, the colours, the beautiful little embellishments, it is just gorgeous.

  2. Oh how I love that sad little forlorn look on that little girl.
    I have noticed that you have coloured her dress the most beautiful blue to go with the words.
    Such a pretty composition and sweet words Wendy,
    Wish you a lovely day,

  3. Oh Wendy, wat mooi weer.
    Die vintage foto is prachtig en hij vraagt gewoon om een mooie, romantisch LO!!
    Ik vind dat je dat echt heel mooi hebt verwerkt.
    (even een vraagje.......Ik heb de Give Away nog niet ontvangen, klopt dit?? Oh, ik ben altijd zo bang dat het via de post kwijt raakt!!!!
    Als je hem nog niet verstuurd hebt, geeft niet hoor, rustig aan, maar ik wil alleen even weten of hij "onderweg" niet ergens is blijven hangen)
    Lieve groet, Daphne

  4. This is so very sweet ... I love all that lace and I love how you coloured that photo!

  5. Just lovely! The soft colors and blending are beautiful! Thanks for sharing:-)


  6. Adorable collage, that little girl is so sweet! I am guessing your little secret might be on that ticket/tag you have tucked in behind your sweet little girl.


  7. Nou meid, je hebt me lekker aan het werk gezet! Had deze foto al vergroot en het origineel erlangs gezet, zo van ´zoek de verschillen´, ha ha ha!! Was ook al als cyber-speurder aan de gang, zit er ergens een secret code in, betekent het getal op het ticket iets, tja, onze Jan mag me dan de bijnaam Mrs. Morse hebben gegeven, dit keer laat m´n speurneus het aardig afweten. Hoe dan ook, je collage is weer een plaatje, die foto is geweldig mooi ingekleurd met dat mooie nachtblauw. Een heel romantisch geheel is het weer! Liefs, Ira xox

  8. My dear Wendy,
    I have been away for some dayes, so am late with commenting!

    Your collage with the little sad one, is such a beautiful piece, -I love you coloured the dress to make it go with all the other blue tones in your art piece- The qoute is so wonderful, -we should all just try to do that :-)
    A most gorgeous collage!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  9. Wendy
    this is the sweetest piece! I love her pouting face and all the gorgeous embellishments! beautiful work! :)

  10. Beautiful card!! Love all embelishments :)

  11. Oh it's perfectly beautiful Wendy, and big hug to you girly!

  12. How sweet and lovely, Wendy!

  13. Beautiful vintage feel! Love the book collage cover and all the pretty layers! Enjoy the weekend!

  14. Hello my sweet friend.. Seems like forever since I stopped by. What a gorgeous book cover you have created. LOVE IT..



Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen