Friday, 12 February 2010

Winged beauty

It's a while since I played along at either Something Completely Different or the Crafty Secrets challenge in the SCS member company forum so it was nice to have the chance to combine the two and play a little catch up.

The item at SCD this month is ATCs. The Crafty Secrets challenge this week is "anything but a card" so an ATC fits nicely! The SCD theme for the week is "wings" so I pulled out the Altered Art set and used the wings to make a vintage butterfly with assorted gems for the body. Accents from the French Mail stamp set and a little lace finished it off.

Penny saver: look out in charity shops (goodwill stores if you're in the US, op shops if you're joining me from down under!) for old sheet music. I got a book for 75p that will last about as long as me, I reckon! You even get to choose a section where the spacing and shape of the notes fits your project!

Altered Art and French Mail (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Weathered Wood backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms - retired)

Vintage sheet music
Simply smooth vanilla (CHF)

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Copic markers (Eggshell, Brick Beige, Chamois)
Krylon Leafing pen (Copper)
Corner Chomper
Vintage lace

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend!


Karen said...

ooo I love the way you have done the butterfly and the sheet music is perfect with it. I am always on the lookout for sheet music in the local charity shops but so far out of luck :( XXX

Kathy said...

Fab ATC Joanne - great tip for the sheet music. If you can't find exactly the right thing in that book for your project you can scan and resize - there's another tip for your readers!

Hearts Turned said...

Such a great ATC, Joanne! Love that butterfly--gorgeous! Thanks for your visit today, too!

Kath said...

Love the ATC. All of it...the music (great idea thank you) and the butterfly is gorgeous.

Janice said...

A very 'classical' piece there Joanne.

Unknown said...

I absoolutely love this - true vintage looking.

Love visting your blog - don't have much time to comment every visit - but I am following you

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful butterfly Joanne. Beautiful Atc. Thanks for joining us this week. Gez.

Sheila D said...

Absolutely stunning. So vintage.

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous ATC, Joanne! Love how the butterfly turned out.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Joanne,

long time since I popped over, nice to see you again.

I am not sure which part of the ATC I like the best... I adore ackgrounds they are as important to me as the image and you have it all it's a 10 from me it's so innocent but quite sexy at the same time.
I love how you list all your ingredients.

Have a great weekend

chriss x

The angel of the north is one of mt fave pieces of art when I drive passed and the sun is shining on it the colours are amazing.

melody said...

fabulous atc chickie and take on the challenge this week! love the music sheet and butterfly together ~ just perfect! thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week and sharing your creation


tracy said...

thats lovely joanne :)

Hazel said...

This is a lovely composition - good tip about looking in the charity shops for sheet music x

Colleen said...

Great job on this challenge, very pretty card.

Dawn said...

Beautiful stamping and colours, your buterfly is wonderful

thanks for joining us on SCD


Traceyr said...

Wonderful ATC Joanne and thanks for the tip about sheet music!


Darlene said...

This is STUNNING Joanne!! I'm so thrilled you were able to play along in the Crafty Secrets challenge this week! You are always an inspiration and this creation proves that point!! I will certainly check out the Goodwill ... never thought of that!
Simply beautiful ATC!!

Ellen said...

I love the vintage feel of this one .
Yes I've shared an old music sheet book found in a second hand shop with several friends and there's still loads left.

Zoechaos said...

truly gorgeous atc brill idea to use the sheet music the perfect background.

Artyjen said... the background of sheet music...of which I have loads but cannot bring myself to tear up!!! LOL

Carol Plume said...

Joanne what a gorgeous piece - will definately keep my eyes open for music in charity shops what a bargain!

Thanks for joining in at SCD this week xx

CraftyC said...

Love this ATC. Its beautiful!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful :)

Caroline said...

Lovely Joanne - good tip about the sheet music too. Must remember to pop into a charity shop and have a look!

Anonymous said...

Love this, the Crafty Secrets stamps are just fab. xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Simply gorgeous x

Laura said...

Fantastic winged beauty. Thanks for playing at SCD