Sunday, 17 May 2015

Seed Packet ATC

Today I am sharing another of my experiments from my "play day" on Friday. I have been itching to use these flowers made with the new Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Florals Thinlits Die - they are so TINY !!! So what better than an ATC to show them off.

I used a piece of Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper for the background which has been gessoed, textured, spritzed and stamped!  These two little tags from the Time to Flourish papers looked like seed packets.

I made the flowers from the usual cream cardstock and very gently inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before rolling them up. These are the smallest and middle sized dies. I love them!

There is a new mixed media challenge called Anything But Cute and the first challenge is "A Vintage Garden". Again this is another DT which includes a number of friends and creators who I much admire so do hop on over and have a look as there is so much to inspire. 

I have a vintage style greenhouse close to the house which is my sitterooterie and I love collecting little vintage bits and pieces to sit amongst the flowers and my favourites are packets of seeds which I keep in a little wooden box. I adore sweet pea seed packets but our garden is too exposed to grow them, but I do love looking at pictures on the packets and dreaming that they might actually grow!(I actually have a lot of silk flowers in and around the ivy in the greenhouse - now I have given my secret away!)

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you are having a great weekend. 

Jennie x


Georgie C said...

Hi Jennie, aww I loved hearing about your garden and your secret, what a clever idea!! :) Your ATC seed packet is just so quaint and very vintage, I love how you've put it together. I do hope this now has a little home in your greenhouse.

Also thanks for entering this over at Anything But Cute,
Georgie xx

Caty said...

Fabulous Atc Jennie !!! I love it, with the so beautiful flowers, and all the details. Great! Big hugs.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh love this and in your hands those little flower dies look amazing, I mean the flowers of course, not the dies lol... Love how you have used those papers, this looks so fabulous ad perfect for the theme!!!

Emma Sims said...

This is so lovely. Love the vintage feel!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card Jennie, did not expect anything less from you :) Those little flowers look great and the composition is superb!
Thank you so very much for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Marci said...

Your ATC is so charming. I love it. Thanks for the info on that little TH flower die (I want). Your flowers are amazing! I live in the U.S. and recently have watched some episodes of a BBC series called "Shetland". I thought of you and your blog when I saw the scenery of the islands. It is very beautiful! P. S. I hope it is really filmed there, or I will feel very silly with this comment :-))

Rita said...

Fabulous creation Jennie. Would love to have a 'Sitterooterie' it must be quite serene too. Hugs Rita xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh wow Jennie, this is just a beauty of an ATC! I can't believe how much detail you fit on such a small surface! The little flowers are perfectly done and I just adore the seed packet idea! Your greenhouse is so beautiful, how jealous am I...regardless of fake flowers or not!!

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support. I am so honoured that you have joined us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

S@ndy Diller said...

I really love the entire project but those flowers are very special.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Round of applause to you Jennie for actually being able to make things grow! That is awesome sauce! I don't have a green thumb at all so I have much respect for people that can make things grow. Now to your wonderful ATC-I agree that those papers look like seed packets! How clever you are! And your use of the mini flowers, the gesso, your stitching, all lend the perfect elements so this awesome piece! Amazeballs!

Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

Juliz Design Post said...

So pretty Jennie, love the stitching and your flowers.
Julie x

Vintagehandmade said...

Amazing ATC, Jennie! Your tiny flowers are just fantastic! Beautiful papers, fabulous design and great textured background!
Thank you so much for joining in our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous ATC, Jennie - so delicate. Lovely to see your first experiments with the teeny tiny flowers - they look so pretty. But I think for once this might be one die I can leave in the shop... looks way too fiddly to me!!

I did laugh about the silk flowers, but it seems like a much better idea to me - after all, think of all the time you save for crafting if you haven't got to look after the plants!
Alison xx

Sara Barker said...

Jennie, what a breath of fresh air you have brought with this lovely ATC! There are so many delicate elements all brought together in a wonderful composition! Your flowers always amaze me, and I could sit and look at this tiny work of art for hours!

Thank you for sharing your lovely green house with us, too! I have dreams of having one of these again! We had one years ago on another property, but I was too busy with work to ever get to untangle it from it's thicket or appreciate it.

Thank you, too, for joining our Vintage Garden Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs!

Sara Emily, DT

Alter This said...

such a lovely make, adore this heaps x

Shari Trumbull said...

Such a lovely little ATC, Jennie! Oh my goodness, those flowers are small aren't they? I have that set of thinlits coming, but now I'm scared! :) :) They're so small :o :)
Jennie--Love your little sitterooterie, too!! As a 'gardener' I would love to have a greenhouse like that one day :) So classy and clean and pretty :) Oh, I promise I won't tell anyone your secret :) :) XOXO-Shari

Terry said...

Jennie, this little Seed Packet ATC is gorgeous! I love the lavender colors with the soft cream flowers! You worked wonders with those thinlits! Love this!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Jennie, I love the seed packet effect and the flowers are gorgeous. I'd been looking at these dies, but they may be a bit too tiny for Mrs Ham Fisted me lol xx