Monday, April 18, 2011

Mini Vintage Easter Triptych

Good morning and thanks for starting your week off with my Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge sample.   This week our challenge to you is to use a Tim Holtz technique.  I used two - on the front of my mini triptych (right panel) I used the Rock Candy Distress Stickles technique (rubbed the stuff all over with my finger) and the Painted Metal technique.  You can learn all about these two techniques and plenty more in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities.  

Now, about my make.  Do you sometimes start a project that just doesn't work out?  That's what happened here - now, make no mistake, I am happy with the way it turned out but I had planned to alter a small tin and tuck this little gem inside.  The tin was about the size of an Altiod's tin.  I painstakingly measured the paper, carefully cut it, rounded the corners (several times until I had a template).  I cut three and laid them in the tin - they fit like a glove.  Haha!  I then cut six like-sized pieces of the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper, ink distressed them, created hinges out of seam binding and then glued everthing together.  Well, poor inexperienced me - I found out when they were together in a stack, they wouldn't drop down into the tin. what?  I had already invested over an hour, probably more like two because I am a super slow crafter, plus I used some of my hoarded stash of TH paper.  So the altered tin got jettisoned and the project became merely a spring triptych.  I had had thoughts of making this project sort of a greeting card and putting it with the tussy mussy I made on Saturday for a nice Easter gift for a friend or family member.  Will have to re-engineer that too!

So after I got over my mad, I did have fun making this.  Lots of mini vintage yumminess here.  I never do ATCs because I didn't think I would enjoy working on such a small canvas.  But I made one a few weeks ago for a challenge and loved it.  This project is almost the same dimensions as ATCs and I had a great time working on it.  On the front "cover", I used a scrap of an Easter vintage image, some vintage songbook pages and the TH Vintage Market Die that I finally invested in and also a small scrap of Venise lace.  I had misted the letters with my homemade Vintage Photo glimmer mist and you can see that it bled a little when I put the Rock Candy Distress Stickles on it.  I sort of liked the effect.

When you open the inside, you see the first half of the quote which I printed on my home printer.  

More vintage images and on the first panel a TH Type Charm, a small Spellbinder flourish and a Tattered Floral die cut piece of acetate that I treated with Cranberry alcohol ink.

The middle panel made due with just a piece of filigree metal and a feather.  

The end panel features a Spellbinder's tag die cut treated with Vintage Photo distress ink and more of the glimmer mist.  The flower is a Sizzix die that cut the song sheet and a piece of crinoline.  Here is the other side with the rest of the quote.

Not too much here - another vintage image, a couple of small floral appliques and a metal frame.

Another applique and a scrap of pink seam binding with a white metal piece.  All the vintage images are from LunaGirl.  I purchased a CD a couple of years ago with vintage holiday images.  

That's it for my make this week, but I gotta tell you, it's another stellar week of DT samples over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  Be sure to stop by to take them all in.  And how about showing us what you can do with a Tim Holtz technique?  Our ever generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, has a $50 shopping spree for the lucky random winner!  Can't go wrong with that.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Daniele said...

just lovin' this Linda such a pretty easter triptych

Irene said...

Hello Linda

This is just beautiful and gorgeous. I love every single detail. You have certainly sparked my imagination as a gift for a friend. I will let you know
when I've finished my project for you to take a peek at.

Thank you so much for all your inspiration.


Scrumplescrunch said...

One word Linda.' AMAZING '

tiggertastic said...

amazing, love all the details of this make, lovely pink vintage too, very different to the normal vintage look

sarah x

Candy C said...

Hi Linda!
Love your Triptych! It is just full of beautiful little vintage goodness! I love the colors you used and all of the elements. Love the little flowers you made as well! <3 Candy

Esther said...

So incredibly beautiful!
All your details are so perfect!
I am really inspired to try and make one!

Unknown said...

It is beautiful, Linda! I love it.

Terry said...

Hiya Linda, my goodness I just love your mini vintage Easter Triptych. so much to see so many fabulous detaills....I just love it. fab colors and the images are just great. Thank you for sharing Linda. Hugs Terry xxx

Cindy said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this! What a great idea.

Netty said...

Total gorgeousness Linda, a beautiful make my friend. Annette x

Lori said...

This is SWEET Linda! Such an adorable treasure for Easter!

nessy said...

wow!! these creations are just stunning and so beautifully made!!
vanessa xx

Rebecca Ednie said...

I've inspired you to do more small canvases huh! Yeah! A convert! Hee hee! I love what you've done here. Sorry about the tin, that's a classic 'Rebecca' move!

Lynne Forsythe said...

on the SPRING LOVLINESS!!! and the saying is just perfect....I began chanting it in my head!! Even though your project didn't go as is SIMPLY GORGEOUS!

Sue said...

This is really beautiful, so delicate with so much to see. Just perfect for Easter x

Beverly G said...

Just love this--never looks last minute rushed to me.

Art By Wanda said...

Really beautiful triptych!!!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE this Linda ... perfect colours ... perfect everything ... Beautiful!

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Please check out my blog.
Thank you for your inspiration.


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Oh my goodness I love this piece!! All of the detailing and embellishments are so gorgeous and make me long for actual spring weather ;)

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HappyCrafter said...

this is beyond amazing!!! so many cool little bits here and there--I pored over your photos in awe!!! I must get that TH book, must get lots more TH supplies, and most importantly must find some patience to do larger projects like this since I love it! (only 2 hours???? I spend that on cards, gasp! I shudder to think what this would have taken...)

Unknown said...

So pretty. It's great to see Tim techniques used in different ways.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is awesome the wonderful design, colours, images and embellishments it really is beautiful.
Lorraine x

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