Things with Wings

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Things with Wings, so we would like to see birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, planes, fairies or something else with wings on your creations.

The Design Team have created some amazing inspirational pieces for you, so please pop over to our blog and take a look. I decided to go for a steampunk vibe and create time flying across my page by adding some colourful wings to some clocks – I hope you like it!

As there are lots of spring blossoms around at the moment I started this page by stamping a pretty blossom spray stamp from Stampendous using black Versafine Ink which I covered with black Papermania embossing powder and then melted with a heat gun to give a glossy finish. Then I had fun painting the page using Kuretake watercolour paints; I used Rose Madder and Sap Green for the blossoms and then Ultramarine and Turquoise Blue for the sky. Next I stamped the letters so they swept across the page from the bottom right-hand corner using a Carabelle Studio stamp and black Archival Ink. I created the butterfly clocks by using a clock from Kaisercraft Collectables, cutting clock faces from a Tim Holtz Pocket Card and adding butterfly wings from some 3D butterflies die cut shapes; they are all edged with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and stuck in place using double-sided tape. To finish, I added the words which are Remnant Rubs from Tim Holtz, they read “brave”, “don’t forget to fly”, “wander” and “go where your heart take you”.

As palmiers are also known as butterfly wings (like on my page) I’m sharing my special birthday treat which is actually two palmiers sandwiched together with cream and strawberry jam – yum! As I enjoyed it with a cup of cinnamon orange Ceylon tea, I’m joining the T Gang over at T Stands for Tuesday– Happy T Day!


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Wendy from Wendy’s Art and Craft Journal  and her Having Fun challenge over at Art Journal Journey as it was fun adding wings to clocks to create this page.

I’m joining the Spring Fever challenge over at Moo Mania & More with the spring blossoms on this page.

I’m also happy to join in the Easter and/or Spring challenge over at Country View Challenges with my spring blossoms.

I’m pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge too.

I’m also pleased to join the Flowers/Garden challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my spring blossom art journal page – thanks Tracey!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tsukineko Versafine Ink (Onyx Black)
  • Papermania Embossing Powder (Black PMA4021006)
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paint set (Rose Madder, Sap Green Light, Ultramarine Pale, Ultramarine, Turquiose Blue)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Stampendous cling rubber stamp (Blossom Spray CRP136)
  • Carabelle Studio Art Stamp (Background avec des letters SA60233)
  • Kaisercraft Collectables (Anthology CT938)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Pocket Cards #TH93208)
  • The Works (Make your own 3D butterflies)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rubs (Special Delivery #TH93188)
  • Stix2 double-sided tape

34 thoughts on “Things with Wings

  1. I’ve seen this page and loved it when I stopped by the admin blog. It is a beauty Jo. I love the blue sky and the beautiful pink cherry blossoms. And your double stuffed palmier looks like a perfect birthday treat. I would like one for my breakfast-hee-hee. Hope you have a wonderful day with blue skies like in your art. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Gorgeous page Jo, it’s a great theme, too. Palmiers are prosaically known as ‘pig’s ears’ here in Germany, but there’s a saying about flying pigs, so it would still fit. They taste delicious whatever they are called. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Oh Jo! This is a rare beauty! AMAZING ! You never cease to amaze with your wonderful art here at your blog and I am just so happy again that your fantastic posting is linked to Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More as well! HAPPY TIOT and happy T-Day my friend. This “edible” butterfly wing looks absolutely tempting!

    Big hugs, Susi

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  4. I adore how you used the clocks and the wings together. I was quite impressed. They made the entire journal page come to life. I think it is beautiful, and I’m also thrilled at how supportive you have been of Wendy’s theme this month at Art Journal Journey.

    Your tea looks delicious, and I was really happy to see the palmiers. I also call palmiers “pigs ears.” There’s a saying that Valerie alluded to: I’ll do it when pigs fly!

    As for your tea, cinnamon orange Ceylon has me drooling. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing your incredible art, your butterfly palmiers, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  5. Beautiful page. I love everything about it, including the palmiers. Yum! I love your page, one I want to go back and look at again and again, so clever and colorful. Love the clock face and don’t forget to fly! Happy t/b-day!

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  6. Your page is so creative. I like the play on time flies and butterflies. Your cup and plate are adorable. I had to follow the link for the palmiers as I’ve never heard of them. Oh, my! Heaven on a plate! Happy T Day!

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  7. Woowwww Love love your Art page Jo !!Absolutelly Wonderful !! I love the so beautiful flowers, the soft blue background and the letters, it seems they are flying too. These butterflies are just Gorgeous ! Great !!
    Your palmerita is….. ohh delicious!! Happy T-day !
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs,

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  8. Wings does sound like an inspiration that’ll lend itself well to many interpretations. I like yours 🙂 You pastry and tea look delicious! I’m sitting here with coffee, but I’m tempted to join you -at least in spirit 🙂 Happy T Tuesday

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  9. Oh my goodness! Your birthday treat sounds and looks delicious. I love palmiers but sandwiched together with cream and jam sounds just like a taste of heaven. Your journal page is so bright and cheery. Those flowers are beautiful amidst the pretty butterflies. A lovely spread.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  10. OH, my goodness! I love your butterfly clocks! Your page is lovely in my favorite blues, and that “don’t forget to fly “quote is wonderful! Your birthday treat looks yummy. Happy Birthday & Tea Day!

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  11. A gorgeous page and a wonderful steampunk butterfly, I love the blossom and the blue tones background.
    The cake you had for a treat looks yummy. good job I’ve just had my meal.
    Happy T day wishes. Jo
    Yvonne xx

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  12. Very pretty creation – and a yummy treat! I’ve never heard of them, but they look pretty good! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  13. Gorgeous blossom there, Jo, beautifully coloured. Blossom is one of my favourite things 😉 It’s a beautiful, subtle spread. Time flying is a great theme to use for this challenge. Happy May and Happy week!
    Cath x

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  14. Jo your artwork is lovely, such beautiful colours. I try to avoid cakes like that when eating in public as i always manage to make a mess and get more on me, enjoy they looks scrumptious.
    Have a great week
    Jan x

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  15. I love palmiers too. I have never had them with cream in between. Now there’s an idea. The tea sounds really nice.
    I love your ‘steampunky’ art work. The blossoms are lovely. a great piece.
    Happy (Belated) T-Day,

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  16. Beautiful blossom Jo and so painted so delicately, such a pleasing sight to see a bright blue cloudless sky against the pinks of that stunning flower. Love those ickle words and your Time Flies Butterfly. Great Design Team creation.
    Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Your making me want cake now and i’m trying to be so good :))
    P.P.S This would fit magnificently in with our Paperbabe Flower/Garden Theme 😉

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  17. This is gorgeous Jo, I love how you’ve made the butterfly clocks, so clever, and I hope you had a very happy birthday. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and I hope you join in with us again this month. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

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