Sunday, June 26, 2011

Challenge #20 - Things with Wings

 The challenge this week should bring out all sorts of creativity. Our first inspiration is from Valerie, my guest artist.  I am so pleased to have this talented lady as my guest artist this week.  Below Valerie's creation are the creations of the Design Team.  I hope you enjoy.

Guest Artists - Valerie-Jael Tups
For this challenge I have made a tryptich out of cardboard, which I have called "fairy tale magic*. The cardboard has been partly peeled, painted with gesso, and then drizzled with a bit of cream coloured metallic paint to give more texture. After distressing with TH inks in wild honey, faded jeans, forest moss and Victorian velvet, I heat dried it all, which makes the metallic paint bubble and twist.

I have used different elements for decorating, as I wanted to give a fairy tale atmosphere - trees flowers, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, owls and birds and butterflies. The trees - made with the TH die cut, have been embossed in copper and silver, and divided up over the tags, as has the *wicked wolf*.

Design Team

Here is a little inspiration from the Design Team.

This week our challenge is Things With Wings and our sponsor is Moonlight Journey. I was in a bit of a playful mood as I was working on my card. I decided to use these gentlemen from the Faerie Explorers Collage Sheet against a background from the Celestial Views ACEO Backgrounds. Moonlight Journey has many beautiful collage sheets and many have winged things. I just thought that these guys made me smile. The background also features butterflies which also have wings. To make this card I layered the background on a white panel and then on a brown card base. The sentiment is from Club Scrap. I cut out the two explorers and the chest. The chest was adhered to the background and the two winged guys were popped to give dimension. I hope I gave you a reason to smile today

This is a new little journal I did bind myself. Once the book was finished it was the perfect shell for a little decoration using Prima Marketing papers and a sweet little image from the Vintage Catnip. The edges of the paper layers are slightly distressed.
Here is my inspirational card.  The lady and wings are digitals from Moonliught Journey, my sponsor for this challenge.  The background is a Technique Junkies technique, Distressed Glue.  I tried something new on this card.  I embossed the wings in UTEE.  This not only makes them shine, but makes the wings ceramic looking..  This was my first time using my new Melting Pot and I only burned my finger once!!!  I'm looking forward to really learning how to use my new toy.
Moonlight Journey is sponsoring another challenge.  Click on the image above to go to their site.  There you will find loads of great digital sets and individual sheets.  Go take a peak and see what all they carry. 

"Things with Wings" is the theme for this challenge.  Oh, the possiblities.  Anything with wings is acceptable.  Here are just some ideas....Natural things like bees, birds, airplanes, fairies and of course you can put wings on unnatural things like people.


  1. Oh wow all of these "projects" are amazing Vicki - love hwat you and your team have done!

  2. Thank you so much for the lovely challenge! Fabulous inspiration, DT!

  3. Wonderful art work, everyone!

  4. Amazing work, and a lovely challenge! Judy x

  5. Becky & Lynne of MoonlightJourney
    are delighted to sponsor this Challenge!
    We're already admiring all the beautiful
    artwork that has been submitted. You're
    all wonderfully talented artists and each
    entry is a treat for our eyes!
    Thanks Vicki for letting us sponsor this
    wonderful Challenge!!

  6. Beautiful ladies! I should be able to play for this challenge!

  7. Love all your samples girls and it looks like you've got some wonderful entries also.

  8. wow! now that's creativity for sure! and valerie... absolutely gorgeous! wow! wow! wow!!!!

    hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

    do check me out, my store

  9. Awesome Challenge & Beautiful DT Inspirations! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  10. Thank you Valarie for sending me the link! So many beautiful winged beings here hope my Dragon's will not run a muck! XOXO Zoe

  11. "things with wings" is a great theme - thanks for the challenge!