Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dragonfly Dreams

I hope I may be just in time to post my entry for the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 challenge over at Linda's Studio L3. The challenge has been running for the last two weeks and the entries are amazing. I'm annoyed with myself that I've missed a couple of the challenges as I've really been enjoying working through Tim's book. Paid work has had to take priority recently. So here's my answer to the challenge, not a whole Configuration box but a little box I've had for a while. I cut a rectangle shape out of the lid and proceeded to cover it according to Tim's instructions on page 33 of CC2. A most excellent book might I add. After covering the inside of my box with some Chinese paper, I decided to make a collaged landscape with various other papers including some stamped tissue paper and a piece of an old dictionary with the definition of 'dragonfly'. The dragonfly and 'moth' were cut from thin copper sheet using a Spellbinders die. I gave them a verdigris finish with some patinating fluid I've had for ages. As I've used several layers in this piece I'm also going to enter it into Simon Says Stamp and Show which is all about layers this week, that's handy! x


  1. Hey there Toni, your project looks wonderfull, the butterfly and dragonfly are just fabulous. Thank you for sharing with the DT from Simon Says and Show, hugs terry xxx

  2. Gorgeous!! love the muted colour scheme and the dragonfly is beautiful! Trish x

  3. Toni
    Absolutely adore your altered box. The richness you achieved is amazing.
    Very special.

  4. I missed a couple of the CC2 challenges also, so I do hear you! This little box is a dream and I love the little trinkets you added!

  5. Your box is delightful, I love the butterfly and dragonfly and the little hint of colour in the glints is gorgeous.

  6. Love the dragonflys and coloring.