Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dream a little Dream

This idea has been rolling around in my head ever since I read a recent post by Lori Anderson on dreams.  She is currently having a really neat virtual craft fair that is worth checking out.  You can find great discounts on handmade goods and take a crack at winning something.  Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide Lori!

As soon as I read about Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge this week to use tickets I knew I wanted to combine the two ideas.  I started off with a large mason jar.  The label was the jumping point of my altering.  I used kraft resist paper by Tim and stained it with distress stains.  Extra ink and water were used add to the distressed look.  I stamped the title of this journal jar and set eyelets to reinforce holes to tie it on.  I used twine to give it a rustic look.  Something was missing as far as a background, so I dug out a doily which I attached with spray adhesive.  This worked perfect for this application. 

The top detail is filled with more Tim. I used my new small rosette die and punched out both of them in this gingham pattern.  This paper is a nod to the ultimate dreamer, Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz.  I  used Tim's trick of adding tissue tape, yep, with a ticket pattern.  The vintage tinsel on the bottom of this embellishment was an ultimate score from Lord Tim's very own Etsy store.  More ink adds an aged look to the rosette. 

I had to add some bits of junque and metal.  An angel wing, a key, a pen nib and a few sentiments were tied into the twine wrapping.

Inside the jar is a multitude of tickets cut out from Tim's die.  I loved the symbolism of jotting my dreams upon the tickets, as tickets usually take you places.  I also included some of Tim's sentiments stamped on some of the scraps because they were perfect for this project : "Sometimes fate and your dreams can collide" and "A dream is a wish your heart makes."  Finally, I tossed in a few tickets I cut out from one of his older paper stacks.

It was fun to sit down and fill up my jar with dreams.  I thought big thoughts and dreamed big dreams and freely wrote them down without judgement.

I think making a journal jar with blank scraps inside would be a fun gift for a thoughtful pal. 

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Really unique and lovely.Your work all has a unique antique flair it is always wonderful to look at.

  2. Very Creative, love it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work

  3. Very cool jar - full of dreams and art.

  4. Fabulous, lovely idea. Love the rosettes. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. That is a wonderful project and very inspiring. I'd like to try to make something like that for a young niece who is a dreamer.

  6. Beautiful. LOVE it! Stop by and see me at if you are so inclined:-)

  7. Great idea: A ticket to your dreams. Sometimes we forget to follow them. Maybe they just keep us on track. Yes, Lori comes up with great things like the Virtual Craft Show. Thanks for visiting and commneting on my pencil.


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