Monday, 23 February 2015

A walk in the woods..

I love this time of year - from now through to May woodlands are constantly changing. Next month there will be daffodils and then the trees will start to get their leaves and then it's bluebell time. After that the canopy covers everything and the woodland floor goes fairly still again. Now of course its snowdrops and the occasional celandines and hellebores.
After church last Sunday we went to see the snowdrops at Sizergh castle just up the A6 from our caravan.

When we came home I decided to turn a little tin on my desk into a little memory box about the couple of occasions we have visited Paris in the winter.
Totally forgot to photograph the tin before I started to paint it but here is a similar one

I painted the outside with the colours you see here - dabbed on with a sponge
Then painted the inside
with a slight colour change
used the leftover paint to add to a journal page
added some moss that I made greener with a little pool of Dylusions ink

made some flowers out of parts of an old blouse that I had been removing lace from
stamped the text inside the lid, added some more bits and pieces, you can probably tell how small this by the size of the chit chat stickers.
As you can see the walk at the weekend influenced my colour choice.

 I am going to link to 

the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog - Winter Blooms (although I think they are hoping to be cheered up by some more spring like colours!)

Try it on Tuesday - Tic Tac Toe challenge - I used the diagonal line flowers, bling buttons

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes 

Simon Monday Challenge - No Rules

I see that Paper Artsy are looking for miniature art this time so I will be back with some mini makes - I probably could have entered this but they prefer not to have entries linked to other blogs - more fun to be had by me though!! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Chris!! I just love the idea of turning the tin into a little keepsake, just wonderful! Your blooms are perfect by the way! After all, there are just as many white flowers in the spring as there are other colours!! I just love it!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Winter Blooms' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Nancy said...

Tiny and so beautiful! Amazing all the detail you were able to arrange so artfully in the small space.

massofhair said...

STUNNING Chris, beautiful flowers and colours. It's like a Fairy Garden, so ethereal and floaty:-) xxx

chrissies said...

Terrific photographs of the early flowers. We had a similar in Sewerby Park last week.

Very beautiful memory bix with lovely textures.Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xxx

sirkkis said...

Love your miniature keepsak. The lace flowers are beautiful as well as the other elements there. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us at TioT.

Zue said...

this is really gorgeous, such a beautiful 'little thing'
like a little shrine to woodlands and to Paris
zue xxx

JoZquilts said...

What a lovely post Chris. The prospect of Spring must be bringing out your creativity and your resulting memory box encapsulates Paris and the time of year.
Jo xxx

Anja said...

Oh.. that's cute =)

Helen said...

so creative,Chris!! love all the treasures you've put in your tin.

Redanne said...

Oh how beautiful is this! I love the way you treated the little tin and the flowers inside are fabulous. Love your snowdrop photos too. Hugs, Anne xx

Lynn Price said...

What a lovely make! Very evocative of the actual thing - and so small!! Great inspiration, and thanks for the lovely pictures.....since we are under a lot of snow still in the northeastern US, nice to dream about what is around the corner - though at this rate, the daffodils won't be here until June, lol! xx Lynn

Georgie C said...

Ohhhh, this is so incredibly sweet!! I love that you've done this inside a little tin too - such creative thinking!! xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Such a nice mini walk in the park!

My name is Cindy said...

Such a sweet project Chris - it's really nice to see something a little different! Thank you for playing at Try It On Tuesday, Cindy (DT)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, Chris, how lovely that you captured spring in a box! I always thought you were a magical lady! I love to walk in the woods and watch the changes each day too! This is a truly lovely post. xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I absolutely adore this little tin! I love the soft colors and the sweet little components you included. It evokes a real sense of memory and emotion and made me think of the treasures in my own life. It is really precious and I really like how it's an ode to nature. Amazing re-purposing of your old blouse! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Ruth said...

How sweet is this, love , love, love it. Beautiful photos of spring and to be inspired to create this miniature delight...just wonderful Chris! Ruth x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The flowers are gorgeous in your woodland photos, but the ones in your tin are equally gorgeous. I was SO impressed with the way you cut the flowers from fabric. This tin is fantastic.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Well this is MOST fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Sally H said...

totally fabulous, Chris! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month

pinky said...

Wow so pretty, great idea too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Buttons said...

I have no need to see spring colours Chris - this gem of a project warms my heart completely as it stands. Delicate, beautifully designed and enchanting. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

Beautifully altered tin Christ, love the colour palette with your theme.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Wonderful photos of your day out, and I simply love your little tin full of memories. The sponged paint on the outside looks fab, and I love the cushion of moss holding all the tiny mementos. A real treat of a make, Chris - so glad I had some time to catch up - I wouldn't have wanted to miss this.
Alison xx