Monday, 12 May 2014

Things with wings

Hi Everyone,

I am sharing a little Triptych  today that I put together recently using a Tando mini theatre.  I don't often use papers as the main element of my projects but the graphic 45 Botanical tea garden paper was love at first sight and I just had to have them.
I wanted it to look a bigger project so I started  by dividing the mini theatre panels into 3 pairs.

I lightly dabbed texture paste onto the frames of two of the panels and then on the centre frame I gave it a thicker coat, and then pressed a scrip stamp into the texture paste to form a pattern.  All of the textured panels were given a tickle of treasure gold to bring out the textures when dried.  I die-cut the trellis to link the panels together from white cardstock, doubled over to give it strength, and I also used an additional die-cut trellis as a stencil for the background on the centre panel.  This was given a coat of tumbled glass distress stain and when dry I applied white texture paste through the stencil. 
The Flowers were cut using a combination of tattered florals, tattered garland and movers and shapers dies cut through core card and Graphic 45 Botanical tea garden papers.  Some of the flowers cut from the Tattered florals bigz die were inked on the edges and others were left clean.  The yellow flower centres are punced using a small daisy punch, as were the little flowers on the feet.  The leaves you may recognise as the bigz spring greens die, again cut through core card. I used various different pearl embellishments and a pearl stick pin in the flowers.
I have used 2 different sheets of Botanical tea papers, one for the front panels of the triptych and also the 3d decorations ie the butterfly, humming birds and stamps.  The other sheet was used on the back which I kept quite plain. 
The stamps are already in a strip on the papers and rather than have them flat, I folded and shaped them slightly, holding them in this shape with a combination of 3d pads and glue. 

   I am entering my triptych in the Current Challenge at Country View Crafts which
is has the theme of 'Natures Glories'. With all the beautiful birds, flowers and butterflies included on this project I thought it just right for this challenge.
 Thank you for your visit, I do hope you like what you have seen. Please feel free to leave a comment, I do read each and every one - they mean so much!
Mo x


  1. How beautiful! Love it, so much to look at and lovely pastel colours. Nikki xx

  2. A fantastic way of using these papers Mo. I love the idea of using the Frameworks trellis to extend and join the panels and the textured frames to each of them. Jenny x

  3. this is absolutely beautiful Mo and looks even more gorgeous in the flesh - stunning piece and so cleverly made - I love it . Love the little feet too - and the texture paste looks fab. Gorgeous! Hope you have a great day! Tell me are you and Anne intending to go to the Great British Craft thingie at the end of the month? Hugs rachel xx

  4. Like Rachel, I agree, this looks even more fabulous (if that is possible) in real life. It really is stunning Mo, I love how you used those gorgeous papers. This is a beautiful piece of art and you are a very talented lady! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Goodness, this is absolutely stunning, I love it
    Rosie x

  6. Stunning use of those beautiful papers Mo, it looks totally gorgeous and I wished I could see it in real life!!

  7. Those papers are beautiful Mo as is your triptych! Gorgeously made panels that are cleverly linked and beautifully decorated. I love the little floral feet! Nicola x

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