Friday, 13 June 2014

Wings and Things for A Vintage Journey



It is time for another challenge for you all at A Vintage Journey (how the weeks pass!) and our very talented DT member Sandy has chosen:


Wings and Things

With Spring and Summer comes an abundance of birds, bees and butterflies. Take inspiration from these beautiful summery creatures to create a Tim inspired project, tag or card inspired by these winged beauties. 

Now I know that my DT Sisters will have created feast of inspirational projects for you so do hop on over to see them all.

As you can see from my photo I have decided to combine my absolute all time favourite Tim stamp (well … at the moment!) with my growing love of ATB's.


I am always stamping and cutting out butterflies or dragonflies for projects and then I don't use them for one reason or another and so they have just been stacking up in one of the corners of my desk.

So I thought a nice  box would mean I could put them somewhere safe and where I could find them. (I can see this might turn into a range of boxes for the debris on my desk !!)



I used very heavy watercolour paper for my winged panels and used the Distress Watercolour technique  which Tim included in his June tag in 2012 and which you can also find on page 39 of the Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.

I used a selection of Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Forest Moss.



And then it was fun time decorating the top of the box. I made a couple of Tea Roses from the Tattered Pine Cone die using the sandable Co-ordinations card stock - just sanding around the edges to highlight the kraft core.



The dragonfly was stamped again in watercolour paper and then just the wings in Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art Modeling Film. I decided he needed a pen nib body in order to hold it all together! There are also leaves from the Spring Greenery die and some Grunge Paste textured lettering.



Finally I added a flap using the Pediments die. I am certainly having a lot of fun making these ATB's - they are rather addictive!

The Wings and Things Challenge will run for two weeks, so there is plenty of time to get those stamps, dies, inks, paints and papers out to create a Tim inspired piece. Just make sure your read the Travelling Instructions before posting your project.


Have fun!

Jennie x

21 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

Jennie - Your ATB is simply beautiful. The colors make me feel as though I'm in the garden,
so lovely. Thanks for participating with us on this leg of the journey. I must make an ATB.
Hugs, S@ndy

diane hasthorpe said...

Hi Jennie. I love your dragonfly themed ATB... great colours. The dragonfly on the lid looks fabulous.. love the wings and the pen nib body. Cheers, Di

Marci said...

Oh, what beautiful colors. I love this box, those dragonflies are gorgeous!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous box.......love the colour and the embellishment.
Thanks for the well wishes btw.
xoxo Sioux

Patricia said...

Good morning Jennie,
Once again another of your fantastic creations. I love your box especially all the wonderful embellishments.
Have a great day

Patricia x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Jennie, love your gorgeous ATB! Really like how you fancied up the lid with the pediment die, such a great idea! The flowers of course are wonderful and fantastic use of that gorgeous dragonfly stamp!!

Redanne said...

This really made me smile and lifted my spirits Jennie, it is gorgeous! ATBs are just the most fun (and useful!) things to make and you have certainly made a beauty here. Off to share this! Anne xx

Chris Warner said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jennie from your choice of colours to the imagery and embellishments you've created. What a work of art - fab, fab, fab!!! Chris xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a beautiful dreampiece is that!breathtaking!

butterfly said...

This is utterly exquisite, Jennie - the colours are so delicate and the watercolouring effect on the heavy paper is just beautiful. Love the flap to close your little storage box, and the topping is stunning... what a fabulous idea to store your winged creatures in here. I love it!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

You do know how good you are right? This is incredible, elegant, delicate, subtle, and totally professional. I LOVE IT Jennie!!! Jenny x

toni said...

Fabulous Jennie ! Love the dragonflies on the sides and the gorgeous 3d one on top! Lovely colours too xx

rachel said...

a stunning ATB Jennie - love it to pieces - one of my fave stamps too - beautiful xx

Maryanne said...

This ATB is beautiful! I love the watercolored dragonflies and the top is beautiful with the roses and dragonfly! I'm addicted to the ATBs also! They are so much fun to make!

Lisa H said...

This is IS so beautiful!!!! I love that stamp too. =)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous ATB, love your design and the dragonfly looks amazing as do your wonderful flowers. Tracy x

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful winged things box Jennie! I love the colors you used and the awesome water coloring !

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous ATB Jennie!! Amazing colour and love your use of the dragonfly stamp!! Stunning!! x

Aspiring crafter said...

As usual Jennie your colour choice is just perfect for me, love it all!
XxRuth

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful Jennie - made with such style and finesse. Nikki xxx

Terry said...

Oh Jennie, your dragonfly ABT box is gorgeous! I love the soft colors and those fabulous flowers! Hugs and Happy Weekend!