Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Wings and Things

 I started with the mini home key holder base kit from the Tando Creative using the plinth and mount board back I was keen to try cutting chipboard on the Cricut explore, so decided to cut the birds and foliage using 1250 micron board, which worked fine on a triple cut but I wouldn't advise doing too fine detail 
I painted with DecoArt Titanium White, Williamsburg Blue and then highlighted with Stampendous embossing powders Shabby blue, Aged Aqua & Aged Silver
I stencilled the TIm Holtz doille with Modelling paste, then colour washed with Titanium White, Williamsburg Blue and Prussian blue and then dry brushed with Moss Pearl Dazzling Metallic

The floral border, scallop trim amd heart ribbon were all cut on the cricut and painted as above and highlighted with Dazzling Metallic Espresso and Moss Pearl

The Wings and Things and Papillion stamps, were all painted with Distress Inks

I decided rather than use as a key holder, to make it a note holder by attaching Tims screw eye fasteners, with some rather cool paper clip type fasteners. These are actually Swivels and Quicklink clips and used in fly fishing

Stamped the tags and distressed with Old Paper, Walnut stain and Stormy Sky


  1. What can I say but WOW yet again!!! Absolutely fabulous, I so love those little winged guys!! Another fabulous project and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

  2. I'll second Astrid's Wow! Brilliant altered piece love the additions of the cut shapes on the back.
    Amanda x

  3. Your note holder is fabulous. I too, love those little winged guys and all the wonderful texture you have created Jools. It really is another fantastic project. Thanks so much for joining in the Wings and Things Challenge at A Vintage Journey! Anne x

  4. Oh my word, Jools - you've done it again... another knockout creation - brilliant use of the stamps, and so creative. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!!
    Alison xx

  5. Your projects are so very creative, love this! So you got brave with the Explore....interesting...if I ever locate the thin wood I have stashed in my studio, I shall give it a try. Don't cross your fingers, as I have no idea where it is! Love that you were inspired to try.

  6. Wow, this is fabulous, love all the attention to detail !
    Corrie x

  7. Jools, what an amazing piece you gave created. A real eye catcher. Love it! Karen.x

  8. All I can say is WOW. You certainly included the usual winged things but then - some unusual and wonderful winged things. Simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us here at A Vintage Journey.

  9. This is stunning Jools - creative, well executed and totally original - a fab, fab project! Love it! Chris xxx

  10. what wonderful colors and texture on this beautiful note holder!

  11. Totally awesome Jools and very inspiring......I love those TH stamps.

    Great to have you on board with us at AVJ

    Huge Hugs Annie xx