Friday, 3 March 2017

All Aboard!

I seem to have the sea on my mind at the moment - but that is probably not surprising given that we are already planning the summer cruise in Mrs Muir and what needs to be completed before we leave.



This Tando boat kit has sat on my desk waiting for a chance to be played with for some time now and no better excuse than to use it for my project for A Vintage Journey for this month's challenge which is


All Aboard!

Brenda is our host for our anniversary challenge.

Come and join us in our open house challenge where you choose what you want to step aboard with. Although we still need to see you working within our styles and genres you can choose whether you share a card, some altered art, a journal page, a painting, in fact whatever you fancy, but with no theme to follow. Let's have some fun, share our current creations and enjoy the informal feel of our birthday celebration.



The boat (or rather dinghy!) is made of thick grey board which I first painted with gesso to seal and then PaperArtsy Space Cadet Chalk Paint. The crackle effect was created with DecoArt Weathered Wood which then had brown inks (Archival and Distress) blended on top. However, after I had taken this photograph I didn't like the effect so the inks were wiped off and I sanded back a bit more of the crackle!

I stamped a sailing boat on some tissue and added it to the back of the frame.


A couple of embellishments which got the "rusty" treatment using DecoArt products. I love that you can actually get the same effect on greyboard (the compass) and metal (the word tab). I have used two or three different colours of DecoArt Fluid Acrylics and finally splotched on Quinacridone Gold. 



This is how the oars started out! but when I finally went to adhere them to the dinghy they were just not a sufficient contrast. So .... they got painted in brown paint!  A bit of a shame as I really liked this effect!



I decided that my edges needed a bit of treatment so used some tissue tape to hide all the differing states of crackle I managed to achieve!



More rusting on this metal embellishment and you can see a bit more clearly how well the Weathered Wood knocked back to reveal the blue underneath. I am pleased to say that our dinghy (known as Gertie for some unknown reason!) is in pristine condition!



I used a World Map stamp to create these little rolled charts. 


The cog is a paper clay moulding which again took the "rusting" paints very well.



A Tim Holtz Vintage Relative .......


So it's All Aboard for A Vintage Journey (and Mrs Muir eventually!).

I do hope you will find time to join in our challenge and of course for some fabulous inspiration then DO hop on over to our challenge post as my Creative Guide teamies have some amazing projects to share. 

Thank you for joining me today. This is a scheduled post as I am in Ireland at the moment (just south of Galway) enjoying traditional music and concertina workshops!

Have a great weekend.

Jennie x



23 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

A wonderful project Jennie and just perfect for the theme!! I just love the way you put all those different elements together, (seems we both fell for that little sailor guy, - great mminds lol). The aging of the oars etc is very clever, a great project!

Ruth said...

Exquisite, simply exquisite. I LOVE all the details and I just sighed when I saw the oars. Perfection again Jennie. You do nautical so well...a joy!! Ruth xx

Redanne said...

What an absolutely stunning little boat Jennie, the crackling looks fantastic and I really love the rusty elements you created. Such a wonderful way to celebrate A Vintage Journey's third birthday!! Hope you are having a lovely time over in Ireland... Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Totally love this fabulous project Jennie and the stunning details xx perfect for our celebrations at AVJ

Happy AVJ Birthday wishes to you

Hugs Annie xx

Claudia N. said...

LOVE this to bits, Jennie!

What a wonderful and charming seaside treasure!

Hugs,
Claudia x

butterfly said...

Completely enchanting, Jennie - the weathered crackle on the boat is wonderful. I agree it's a shame to have lost it on the oars, but you can still see the echo under the brown, and it was absolutely the right choice to make them more wooden to stand out. Love all the rusted elements too. Fabulous!
Alison x

Gitte said...

awesome creation.

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant dinghy! I love how you layered up the arches to create the boat and then all the perfect details just are lovely!

Brenda Brown said...

This is utterly delightful Jennie, beautifully created with love. It's shabby and vintaged at the same time with some great timeworn techniques. I can't believe we've been sharing this journey for 3 years, it's wonderful being part of this together concocting new ideas and trying out new things. Thank you for all your support and your amazing contributions.
Hope you've had an amazing week. Huge hugs xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Oh this is sensational Jennie - as ever it I am blown away by all your details. Nikki xx

Team Clark said...

Jennie, the gorgeous treatment of every single element combined into one amazing show worthy display! I adore your beautiful eye for detail here. Those rolled up maps are perfection! What a wonderful dose of inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Marci said...

Although I know NOTHING about boats or the sea(Midwest USA here) I do love this make. I love the crackle like it is an old boat, and the little maps were a great idea.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the soft blue and the shape of the arch is absolutely perfect for,your design. Beautifully embellished. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

S@ndy Diller said...

Love this piece for our birthday celebration. I know you will have a great time with Mrs Muir this summer. We are also planning our adventures for the summer but we will stay on shore. Hugs, S@ndy xx

Lys Scrap said...

I always love how you give textures to your creations, this boat is all we need for a journey, whatever it is!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful little boat Jennie! and SO appropriate for your sailing life! Wonderful colors and crackle - love the little seaman, and all the nautical pieces - beautiful rusting and lovely design for your AVJ 3rd year celebration piece! Julia xx

Sara Barker said...

Jennie, this is adorable! I love the crackle finish on the dinghy, and that you went with the brown on the oars-perfect! And sanding back some of the crackle was a creative stroke of genius! Great dimension project top to bottom! Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration at A Vintage Journey (and elsewhere!)
Hugs!

A Pink said...

What an absolutely fantastic project Jennie . LOVE everything about it LOTS ( and then some) Beautifully crafted with so much admirable attention to detail. Happy AVJ Birthday
Hope you have had a lovely time in Ireland
x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Absolutely wonderful your little boat, It's a fabulous the way you put all those elements together and love the crackle boat and vintage image. xx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Jennie, this is so wonderful, I adore your fabulous little dingy, gorgeous textures and that image is so darn cute! So happy to be your shipmate on our A Vintage Journey voyage and wishing you calm seas as you embark on another sailing season aboard Mrs. Muir (love the name of your boat, one of my favourite movies ever!) Deb xo

Nora said...

Such a gorgeous creation!!! Love all the details!

Carol said...

Gorgeous project and I can imagine drifting along under a lovely blue sky ... xx

Jenny Marples said...

If anyone can handle a boat then it's you Jennie! Love how you've altered this one xx