Friday, 18 April 2014

A Vintage spring flower plaque.

I was up late last night religiously refreshing the "Vintage journey" challenge page from midnight (on the dot) for a full five minutes at regular intervals, waiting on the new theme.  Having seen it was "Spring flowers" I took myself to bed and slept on it. So I got up this morning at 7am, ran to the loo, had the fastest wash ever, skipped breakfast and went straight to the craft room. it is now 11:40 and i am now eating breakfast as I type lol.
I dont often do challenges on challenge blogs. too many focus on card making. but the two I do do when i have some free time,  are "A Vintage journey" and the "Simon says" (monday and wednesday).

The "Vintage Journey" theme of spring flowers, seemed to blend in well with the  wednesday Simon says challenge. it is "animal antics"  as spring does have lots of baby animals appearing; lambs, chicks, bunnies (although mine is a march hare). so I have combined the two themes and made a spring themed plaque. I have used one of Calico Crafts fab new plaques (lots of styles, lots of sizes).
I think the influences are obvious for the Tim Holtz based challenge rules of "A Vintage Journey", but just to be sure to follow the guidelines, here is a list...

-tattered flower die
-tattered leaves die
-found relatives cabinet card
-Hope ticket
-metal 2
-holiday chit chat stickers
-remnant rubon
-a little paper fastener


  1. Wow you were really quick of the mark Zuzu! I am so glad you liked the challenge and your plaque is fabulous. I love the textures in the background and your flowers and greenery are just stunning. The wee rabbit just finishes it off! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our latest challenge! Have a lovely weekend x

  2. And it is a wow from me too! This is a beautiful and inspired make. I love the beautiful Spring colours, your wonderful flowers and the lovely little rabbit and chick. A really beautiful plaque. Thanks so much for joining us again at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  3. Gorgeous spring inspired project....cant believe you were that keen!

  4. I love your fresh Spring hanging ZuZu with those gorgeous tattered florals and that wonderful cabinet card. Thanks for telling us what is Tim inspired, it so helps with understanding the influence he has had on your work. Great job. xx

  5. Tim inspires us all! It 's really a wonderful artist! You have perfectly interpreted his art in your way! Beautiful piece, full of life and spring! BArbarayaya

  6. Oh good to see you so keen lol!! Great hanger, love the flowers and how you used the "found relative"! Super make and with the official hat on, - thanks so much for joining us over at A Vintage Journey!!

  7. A gorgeous hanging Louise :-) great make to combine both challenges. Your florals are stunning and I love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining in with us at A Vintage Challenge blog this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  8. What an absolute delight of a hanging... worth missing breakfast for (brunch after 11.30, surely?!). Gorgeous flowers and such fresh, pretty flowers. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey. Hope you're enjoying a lovely sunny Easter weekend with friends and family.
    Alison xx

  9. Hi Louise. I so love this very vintage and beautifully done spring tag. You've used Tim's Found Relatives card so perfectly here! I love her! I also love how you've arranged your sweet little flowers around her. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with all of us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  10. Gorgeous plaque Louise, so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. This is just lovely, I love how you used such soft spring colors and have blended them so nicely. You certainly have take the theme to heart. Thanks for joining us hers at A Vintage Journey.


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