Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Vintage Journey - May Challenge - Use a Quote

Hello everyone!  I'm here today with my project for the May - A Vintage Journey Challenge.  
Jenny is our hostess this week and her challenge is:  Use a Quote.
Here's Jenny's description of her challenge:  "Take a quote! Any quote! Whether it be on a stamp, a sticker, handwritten or sourced from the internet and make it the focal point of your vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project."

Our Sponsor this month is That's Crafty and they will provide a £20 Voucher for one lucky randomly chosen winner!
All of the Creative Guides were able to choose one item from That's Crafty to use on this month's project and I chose this sweet Matchbox Art Shrine - Scallop Top  
(overall size with scallop front is 2 3/4" x 4")
I made my scene using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Snow Globe Thinlits that I bought after Christmas last year on sale - but have never used - so out they came for today's project!  I used one of the houses, one of the mountain peaks and two of the pine trees for my 'Adventure' scene cutting them out of Coredinations Kraft Core papers. I sanded them a little bit to reveal some of the kraft core.
I glued the pieces of the matchbox part of the Shrine together and cut pieces of paper from Paper Stash Correspondence to fit the back of the box and to cover the scallop top frame.  I sponged the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  I also sponged the edges of a Quote Chip.
Then I put my scene together inside the matchbox, layering the pieces onto the background using foam dots.  I used layers of thick foam to have the house brought forward to the front.  For the little pine tree, I simple put some glue on it's bottom edge and stood it on the base.  I also die cut stars (from the Snow Globe set) 3 out of blue Kraft Core Cordinations that I layered onto the frame and 3 from Kraft Stock Metallic Gold adhered inside on the scene.
I also adhered the star paper to the sides and top of the Shrine.

View from the back.
So I ended up using two quotes -  the Quote Chip - Adventure Awaits - and a Clippings Sticker  "Challenge the World".
So please join us in the May A Vintage Journey challenge "Use a Quote"!  I can't wait to see what you create.  
You'll find lots of inspiration from the other Creative Guides as well as the challenge 'rules' here at AVJ.
And remember -  Our Sponsor this month is That's Crafty and they will provide a £20 Voucher for one lucky randomly chosen winner!

Paper:  Kraft Core Core-dinations, Idea-ology Paper Stash/Correspondence, Kraft Stack Metallic Gold - Tim Holtz.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ground Expresso
Accessories:  Matchbox Art Shrine/Scallop Top - That's Crafty, Thinlits Snow Globe - Sizzix/Alterations, Idea-ology Clippings Stickers and Quote Chips, TomBow Liquid Glue, Mini sander - Ranger.


Samra said...

Stunning make! Love the rustic look and such a wonderful design.
Paper Talk with Samra

sarascloset said...

Julia, this is so cool! I love the little scene, and it fits perfectly in that shrine. )Now I wish I had ordered one of those!) Excellent pair of quotes! Hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous little shrine Julia, and it just shows thow snow glob thinlets can be used any time of the year.... Beautifully put together and a great quote!!

Brenda Brown said...

I love how this came together Julia and such clever use of those dies, so much so you've inspired me to grab mine from the Christmas box to use all year round. The paper covered frame works beautifully and your quote chip fits perfectly, love it xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A gorgeous shrine Julia - fabulous use of the die cuts and the quotes are just perfect. Love it x

Nikki Acton said...

Fab Julia - love how you used the paper to decorate the surface and the kraftcore die cuts look stunning ! xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun miniature, Julia! You are so talented with these 3D projects!

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is AMAZING.

S@ndy Diller said...

Fabulous make Julia - Love the use of papers and the 3D effect. Hugs, Sandy

Redanne said...

This is such a stunning project Julia, I secretly wish I had chosen that substrate now! I love how you used the items from the snowglobe but it doesn't have to be used just in the winter. The papers you chose are wonderful and I just love both of those quotes! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

What a fabulous alteration Julia xx Love the details and colours as well as your fabulous quote. ASAnne says you have made very clever use of Tim's globe Sending my best wishes and I am sure you will have lots of adventures over the next few years

Hugs Annie xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Absolutely stunning creation with the That's Crafty! substrates, love it
Donna xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Must admit I love this substrate too, like Anne. Love how you incorporated the dies, very clever. Have a lovely weekend . Tracy x

Lisa H said...

Julia, I love this cute little shadow box!!

froebelsternchen said...

Your shadow box is so beautiful - amazing how you incorporated the dies!
Wish you a happy weekend Julia! Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog!
This is much appreciated!
oxo Susi

Deb Riddell said...

What a fabulous shadow box Julia and love that you used the Snow Globe dies, I am embarrassed to say I have never used mine so thank you for the inspiration! Love that shrine and wonderful quote, perfect for this new stage in your life's journey! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

A Pink said...

Your matchbox shrine is fabulous Julia. Such clever use of some of the pieces from the snowglobe die. Your choice of papers, card stock and quotes are all just perfect for
the theme of your project. Really love this .
Wishing you many happy healthy adventures in the next part of your life journey .
hugs x

Jenny Marples said...

Perfect words, perfect scene! LOVE the vintage look to this snowy village and the fabulous way you've used the substrate xx

Jannet said...

Such a gorgeous happy little shrine happy adventures!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh Julia! Your fun little village was the perfect choice for this substrate! I adore every single detail and know that it was fun putting it all together. I love seeing the variety of uses with this die set. Fun stuff! Hugs, Autumn

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a pretty scene in your shrine, a gorgeous make.
Julie x

butterfly said...

I love this little Alpine shrine... I've been wondering how those houses would look outside the snowglobe casing, and you've given them a charming new setting. Lovely polka dot frame too!
Alison x

Carol said...

Fab shrine - I too have yet to use my Snow Globe :( - Have a lovely weekend x

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful project!!!