Friday, 4 May 2018

Dance to the music of your soul for A Vintage Journey

Hello friends and welcome! Today it is the first Friday of the month and that means a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.
The wonderful Alison  who is our host this month, chose Words and Music as her theme, and this is the project I created:
This is what Alison said about her challenge:
-->For this challenge we would love to see projects that are inspired by your favourite song or that incorporate musical lyrics or sheet music in their design. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

Unfortunately I have no step out photos, but will try to talk you briefly through my process.
I used the largest of the Tim Holtz wooden Vignette boxes for the base of my project and glued a piece of  49 and Market design paper to the inside back. Next I added some scraps of Tim's Aviary collage paper that have musical notes on them.
I then fussycut some flowers from the same paper and adhered them to the background on top of some scrap chipboard, to add a bit of depth. Finally I added my little dancer, who is, as most of you will know, one of Tim's paper dolls.
I gave her dress a little bit of subtle colour with a soft pink Gelato.

Some flowers and curly wire from my stash were adhered with the help of a gluegun and that was the inside finished.

I painted the sides and top of the box in pale coloured acrylics, added Decoart Crackle Glaze and when that had cracked highlighted the cracks with Dark Grey Antiquing Cream. I also added a few strips of washi tape from the Prima Lavender collection, to make it all a bit more feminine.
The back of the box was simply covered with another piece of the same design paper, all I did was darken the edges a little with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

So now to the front:

I cut another piece of the design paper to size and then made an aperture in the middle using the largest of the Tim Holtz Thinlitz Stacked Archway dies. I added a tiny bit of stencilling to the top using Tim's musical notes stencil,  adhered it to the front and decorated with the washi tape and some embellishments from my stash.
And finally a little computer generated sentiment to go with the little dancer and the music theme.

Well, that's pretty much it. Do have a look at what my talented teamies have created at A Vintage Journey. And of course we would love it if you decide to play along with our challenge!
Thank you for your visit like always, - have a great weekend and happy creating!
xxxxx


24 comments:

Julia Aston said...

How fun that we both made little vignettes of dancers with flowers around them! Love the crackle on your box, the floral papers and lovely white stems with the layered blooms along the edge. The wire twirls add great interest to the flowers along the dance floor - and that ballerina is just so cute and fun with her crinoline layers! Julia xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Your project is so sweet. I love the dancer and the thought that goes with her. Thanks for sharing how you made this lovely shadowbox. Hugs, Sandy

brenda said...

What an absolute delight Astrid, the focal image is beautiful and everything compliments her to perfection.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your piece is really delightful, so fresh and charming. Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This speaks volumes Astrid a very well matched image and sentiment, she looks so happy dancing amongst those flowers.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Rita said...

Stunning shadow box Astrid. Love the excellent vintage look you have lovingly achieved with these products. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

Annie said...

Such a wonderful project for Alison's fabulous challenge theme Astrid x I love the little dancer, who is posing beautifully within the stunning interior of the vignette box x The fussy cut flowers are so refreshing and there is a fabulous feminine feel too x

Have a great weekend

Annie xx

butterfly said...

I'm enchanted by your little dancer - the delicate blush on her tutu is so pretty, and echoes the floral embellishing so well. Fabulous crackle, and the washi tape is a great touch.
Alison x

My name is Erika. said...

That little TH relative girl is so full of joy-she is one of my favorites. I think you made a beautiful box for her to dance in-like a sugar plum fairy under the beautiful spring flowers. Happy almost weekend! Hope it's a good one. Hugs-Erika

Brenda Brown said...

This is so pretty Astrid, a delightful scene created lovingly with fabulous materials and embellishments. Love it xxx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic project, Astrid! Love it!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous and delightful project, the little girl looks so sweet in the lovely setting you created for her.
Yvonne xx

Dorthe said...

An amazing box, dear Astrid-
I so love your tiny dancer and her environment , of beautiful flowers, from the T.H. papers and your stash, and oh , the crackle is sooo gorgeous .
Such a romantic, and sweet, wonderful art creation- such a big work.

Hugs, Dorthe xx

froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic piece of art Astrid! Charming and just perfect in every little detail!
GORGEOUS!
Happy weekend!
Hugs, Susi

Redanne said...

When I first saw this it just made me smile, it is so delicate and beautiful Astrid. I love how you 'dressed' the little girl, she is so beautiful and full of charm - a truly gorgeous creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such an amazing project! The box looks stunning inside and out - I love the beautiful finish from the crackle glaze and the little dancer is delightful surrounded by all those pretty flowers 😁. Welcome back and I hope you had a wonderful time visiting with your family! Wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊 x

Helen Wallace said...

You've used my all time favourite TH doll for your project Astrid. I just love the niche you've created for her, soft, elegant and oh so pretty. Beautiful work. <3

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh so precious, and love the crackle! This is a little treasure!

Paper Wishes said...

Such a pretty palette. I really like the edges of your box with the tiny touches of gold. Thanks for sharing and inspiring

A Pink said...

Your shadowbox is so beautiful, Astrid. It holds such a wonderful charm with your sweet little girl dancing to the music of her soul among all those gorgeous flowers. As I sit and admire I can hear the gentle music play .....
A truly treasurable piece .
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs x

Gio said...

OMG! This is so pretty and lovely. Such a gorgeous composition and the texture on the sides is so rich! Simply beautiful, Astrid.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous Astrid!! I love the soft colours and the crackle on the sides is awesome!! Loving the little paper doll too, she is an absolute delight and you have given her a beautiful stage for her performance! Loooove it!! hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your little dancer looks completely happy in her little box! I'm not surprised though - such wonderful colours and crackle and those beautiful flowers - every reason to dance!! Hugs, Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this vignette, Astrid! Your chosen papers and embellishments are beautiful and the Tiny Dancer has never looked prettier! I love that soft tint you have given the layers of her tutu! And, oh MY, that crackle is exceptional! A wonderful project! Sending hugs!

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