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Friday, 25 April 2014

Spring flowers at A Vintage Journey

Morning all! Sorry if I gave you a fright yesterday - a few of you thought I had actually torn my gelli plate - thankfully not lol! How are you this morning? Good I hope. We're going to be putting up our scarecrow for the festival later this morning - I'll take a picture when its up - its very bright - but with the theme Mardi Gras you would expect that! Hoping the rain isn't too bad although the forecast for the weekend is pretty awful! Oh well!

Today I have an ATC and altered MDF pot to share with you made for the spring flowers theme at A Vintage Journey.


I've made the ATC for a swap I'm involved with over at that Craft place natter and chatter group. The ATC and pot were altered using the same techniques so I'll just focus on the pot.



I started by using distress paints - mustard seed, bundled sage, crushed olive and mowed lawn. I swooshed them onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and put my card into the paints - once I was happy I dried the card and spritzed and flicked with water and dried again.


I cut the card to size to fit the pot sides. I painted the insides of the pot with yellow paint and then set about stamping and cutting and building up the papers for the sides of the pot.


I used a combination of TH stamps, rub ons and diecuts. The lattice die was cut in grungeboard, coloured with distress paints then cut up.


The flowers are all made using the tattered florals die. Once I had finished the papers I stuck them onto the pot and added the florals.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journeyvintagejourney: Spring flowers
ABACanythingbutacard: Spring forward
totally Gorjuss:totallygorjuss Diecuts or punches
Sweet stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog: Lots of layers.

Hope you have a great Friday - we're planning on going to a playbarn and a museum - after the scarecrow is done!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


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35 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Rachel. I love the colours and a wonderful selection of stamps, rub ons and diecuts. Your flowers are so beautiful too.
    It sounds like you have a busy day ahead, have fun!
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. Good morning Rachel
    Love, love, love today's project. Great colours, flowers, stamps and Die work.
    Look forward to seeing your Scarecrow.
    Have a good day

    Patricia x

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  3. Hi Rachel a fabulous pot and ATC you are so clever with your inkings and stampings! Looking forward to seeing the scarecrow but, as you say, a dire weather report for the weekend fingers crossed they've got it wrong! Susan x

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  4. Fabulous duo Rachel. The colours look brilliant and certainly makes for a striking box. Looking forward to seeing your scarecrow. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Love todays project Rachel, gorgeous colours and stamps used

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  6. This pot is gorgeous Rachel, love the inking and the tattered flowers. Hope your plans can go ahead despite the weather...sounds like fun! Cathy x

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  7. Stunning Rachel, both of them! Great flowers and I love the effect of the rub ons over the stamping! The ATC looks wonderful too! And of course thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey!

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  8. FAbulous makes Rachel......enjoy your day.....it's pouring down here!
    hugs Jo x

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  9. Gorgeous projects Rachel, I love the pot with the Sunflowers all over it. Very wet today down here in Hampshire.

    Sue xx

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  10. I love your pot and ATC Rachel and the wonderful colours you have used, they are so Spring-like! I love how you used the lattice die (on my wish list!) and also the rub-ons. Thank you so much for joining our Spring Flowers challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Love your altered pot Rachel - gorgeous effects and colours. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

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  12. The altered pot is fabulous, loving the colours and stamps you have used and the flowers are fabulous too. Great ATC too!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Wow, this is just beautiful!! Thanks for joining our 'lots of layers' challenge at Sweet Stampin' and good luck, love Jacky x

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  14. WOW sweetie this is just amazing, hugs Pops x x x

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  15. Great coloured box, my favourite colour green..
    Thank you fro joining us this week. Good Luck. Debbiex

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  16. Another gorgeous project Rachel, beautiful elements to and of course the colours are wonderfully Spring like, hugs Kate x

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  17. These are gorgeous Rachel, fabulous colours and embellishments.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. gorgeous pot and ATC love the distressing,images and flowers -great result
    carol x

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  19. Fabulous ATC and pot - I love all the techniques you've used to create your layers. Thank you for sharing your makes with us at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  20. Another stellar creation! Fabulous!

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  21. Love the colour combo. I have just fallen across this new Vintage journey challenge. Looks good. Hugs Mrs A,

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  22. They are both wonderful Rachel! I really need that lattice die lol!
    Question from me, as I have no idea and I hope you don't mind me asking, did you use normal paper to stamp and colour or tissue paper or something else? Sorry I really an a newbie when it comes to these techniques - you are roads and towns ahead of me with the altering.
    Hope the weather isn't too horrid for you all and you all have a lovely time this weekend Karen xx

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    1. Hiya Karen - this is a bit of an unusual one for me - I usually work directly onto the item but this time chose to work on the papers as it meant I could do them all at the same time and not have to wait for too much drying in between. The paper that I used is the same I nearly always use - reverse of crafters companion card - the pearly stuff - not the neenah - I use that one when colouring images but for grungy stuff the card is so thick and stands up to inking so well!!!! I hope that helps - and I'm still very much in the learning process Karen - I think I will be forever! There's always something new to learn!!!! Hugs rachel xx

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    2. Thank you Rachel - I think we will always be on a learning curve because there are always new products coming out! Thanks for letting me know how you alterted your beautiful pot Karen x

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  23. Lush juicy colours,Rachel. LOVE it. and the lattice die is a MUST have. Have a lovely weekend!
    hugs, Asha

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  24. Two great projects. Love the colours and the lattice die cuts finish it off perfectly. Looking forward to seeing your scarecrow. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

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  25. Rachel as you can see I am a bit late commenting on this great project, I look at what everyone has posted and some times I don't have time to leave a comment,,but usually go back later to do so, but I couldn't fine this one again till today, my iPad has been terrible since I put the new up dates in. Hazel x

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  26. I love both of your pieces. The pot looks amazing! Fabulous colours, techniques and textures. Thanks for sharing your 'how to' and for joining in at Anything But a Card. Cheers, Di

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  27. Hi Rachel, playing catch up herre as per usual, love your box and atc, such fresh colours. Look forward to seeing you Friday. Mo x

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  28. Fabulous ATC and altered box. Love the detail and colours.
    Mags
    x

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  29. Fabulous pieces - I love all the textures, the lovely bright flowers and your flowers are wonderful. Thank you for travelling with us at A Vintage Journey for this month's challenge. Best wishes Jennie x

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  30. Hello ...Super box, looks great, thanks so much for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT x carol

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  31. Great project - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

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  32. This is fabulous, Rachel - wonderful spring colours and great use of the die-cuts.Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  33. Beautiful creations! I love the altered pot! The various layers and the vibrant colors are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx