Friday 17 January 2014

Live Everyday

My project for the Country View Crafts updates blog today is an altered shadow box frame and more of those scrummy Tim Holtz goodies – I am so looking forward to when Susan gets the new CHA releases into the shop – but I feel a huge spending spree coming on lol.
The full details of how I put this together are over on the updates blog but here are some of the photos of the process.
I collected various items that might work together, but ended up changing things in and out before I was happy with the finished design.
Flowers made from crinoline.

If you have time I will be happy to see you at the CVC Updates blog, but thank you for stopping by today and sharing in my creative journey.

Thursday is our first Country View Crafts workshop date where I will be teaching my Vintage Tag Journal. There are still a couple of places if you are interested. Full details can be found HERE. We have specifically chosen a venue close to the M1 easily accessible from London and the South, the Midlands, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and most of Essex. I am looking forward to a fun day full of inky goodness and lots of Tim Holtz goodies.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.

hugs {brenda} x0x


froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous! I love those amazing softness in this composition Brenda!
Happy weeked!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous Brenda with a wonderful shabby vintage feel.
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cheryl said...

Oh wow hun just my style stunning detail, love shadow boxes hugs cheryl xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous elements and colours seemed a shame to cover that wonderful tag! I am really looking forward to lots of inky play next Thursday. Happy weekend, hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work! Have fun with the workshop! Hugs, Valerie

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just fabulous Brenda - what gorgeous colours for such a dull day (well here anyway!). I love all the little details and the crinoline flowers are super (I've just got some and been experimenting with it). Have a lovely weekend Jennie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, this is stunning!! Such a fantastic composition! Love the soft colours and those beautiful fabric flowers! Great little touches as well with the clock and the bee etc. A really gorgeous piece!!

Good luck with the first workshop too!! Oh how I wished that I lived a bit closer.... :(

Amanda said...

Beautiful Brenda such lovely colours and those flowers are fab! I think we will all be a little financially challenges once CHA launches hit these shores, I already have a huge wish list!
Amanda x

Unknown said...

Wow, love this. The colours and flowers are fab. Love to have go at this, on my list of 'to do's'. Also looking forward to Tim's new things arriving. Have a good weekend and hope your feeling better now. xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful project, Brenda! Lovely colours and layout.
Joyce xx

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous feminine shabby chic look - the tag is stunning and I love the flowers...

Yes, a spending spree of slightly scary proportions in the offing!!
Alison xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Hi Brenda. What a stunning shadow box! I love the beautiful shabby chic look and the colours are just yummy! Have a great weekend! Xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, love the soft colours and details.

Karen Petitt said...

A really very beautiful creation Brenda, love the colours you have used and those flowers are gorgeous xx

Anonymous said...

It is the beautiful softness and ice cream colours that are so appealing.
A beautiful altered shadowbox.
Happy Shopping!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

I love this project! Isn't it interesting how layering can give a canvas so much personality! I'm still saving my Starbuck holders to use in projects.

LOVE the colors of the tag, by the way.


1CardCreator said...

Stunning project Brenda, the colors are so beautiful all worked together and the layers add so much depth to it, really stunning piece! ~Diane

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

WOW, this is stunning, Brenda!
Fab design. hugs, Helena

Annie said...

A stunning make Brenda x love the colours and background. Beautiful layout too

Crafty hugs and TFS
Annie x

Dagmar said...

Oh - it´s so beautiful!!!!! I love it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, that's amazing. So many fabulous details and the colors... love the whole piece.

nefertiti said...

Fabulous project Brenda! I love the colours, the flowers......Great work!!!bizz

Redanne said...

An absolutely stunning piece Brenda, I love the beautiful crinoline flowers, the clock and the gorgeous tag - the whole thing is just beautiful! Wishing you all the very best for your class, hopefully I can along to one of them soon. Hugs, Anne x

Terry said...

Drooling over here, Brenda! Some of my favorite colors and I love how you took grungy vintage and made if gorgeous! Yes, I do believe a serious spending spree! Hugs and enjoy the weekend!

Gina said...

This piece is particularly beautiful Brenda. I love anything with a hint of "ancestry", and the flowers are gorgeous :D XXX

Von said...

Stunning Brenda :)
Von ♥

Cocofolies said...

Love your flowers in Crinoline, and all the lovely details on this!... Great shadow box!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Karin said...

beautiful vintage creation! Have a great weekend! Groetjes Karin

Jenny Marples said...

I do love the way you've layered so many coordinating elements into this Brenda. It has such a beautiful spring feel. Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Just incredible! Beautiful!

Sam & Poppy said...

Wow! So much gorgeousness! It's beautiful Brenda :)
Hope you are having a fab weekend. Hugs xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous from the great colour choices , to the gorgeous tag to those yummy flowers and also to how you put it all together ! a simply gorgeous make ! Hugs x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love that wonderful romantic vintage shabby chic look. All elements are perfect combined.
Have a nice sunday,
big hugs Anja

scrappymo! said...

Wish I loved across the ocean...I would be therein a flash!
Great project...I really like this step by step photos you are doing. Makes it so easy to imagine along and follow your process. Off to check out the full directions on your other link.
Fab project!

craftimamma said...

This is so pretty without being twee Brenda. Love the pastel shades and those crinoline flower are beautiful. As always your design is perfectly balanced and the different elements work so well.

Wish I was close enough for your workshop :-(

Lesley Xx

Jools Robertson said...

This is beautiful, so many lovely details
I love the flowers and colours very very pretty
The background is great so many textures

Jools x

Gio said...

Gorgeous way to use a tag, Brenda. And I love the pastel colours!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a lovely piece! The tag is so gorgeous and I really like the little stamped nib leading off the photo.