Showing posts with label A Vintage Journey Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Vintage Journey Challenge. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Vintage Journey - March Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month, we celebrate with Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!

I'm already in Easter mode so I decided to make Easter Tags!
First I gathered supplies I wanted to use to create my tags.  Critters Dies, Tag Sale Quilted die, Nestability Egg die (discontinued), Wall Flowers Paper Stash, Gold Gansai Watercolor paint, Happy Easter sentiment stamp and die from A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse (retired), Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood.
 To create an aged vintage look, I sponged the edges of the patterned paper and tags cut from Rustic Cream with Gathered Twigs
I die cut the bunny head from both blue and pink Kraft Core-dinations, sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs and assembled the pieces. 
I die cut eggs out of Rustic Cream card and sponged them with either Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar or Weathered Wood.  I sponged the edges of the eggs with Gathered Twigs then flicked water on them.  They look so pretty - I love just looking at them!
 I loosely painted the edges of the tags and patterned papers with Gold paint, then splattered some on the eggs and papers by flicking the paint brush over them.
So then I adhered all the pieces together - popping up the bunny head and sentiment banner on foam dots.  I brushed over the bunnies and the sentiment with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella - so there is a little shimmer IRL (doesn't show in photos)
I added bright satin ribbons to the top and a square of patterned paper to the back to give it a finished look.
The most time consuming bit was putting all the pieces of the bunny heads together!
They look so pretty all laid out!
I made a total of 11 tags and will hopefully sell most of them at my church Easter sale.
The tags can be tied on the handle of a basket, placed inside a basket, or given as a card by itself!
So please hop over to A Vintage Journey and be inspired by all the beautiful tags the Creative Guides have created this month!   We'd love for you to link up a tag that you've created recently as well!

I'm linking my card/tag to:

Stamps:  A Good Egg - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink,  Kraft Core Core-dinations, Wall Flowers Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  True Black - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood.
Accessories: Critters Side Kick Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Nestability Egg Die, Good Egg sentiment strip die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Tag Sale Quilted Die - Papertrey Ink, Gold Gansai Water color paint, foam dots, Tombow Glue, blue and pink Satin Ribbon, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Vintage Journey December Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright

I'm the hostess for this month's A Vintage Journey Challenge - and my challenge is called Star Light, Star Bright.

This month we are asking you to to create with stars. Fill up the dark winter sky with them or use one really big one as your central focus. Stencil them, stamp them, emboss them or die cut them. Make a card, make a star box, make a canvas, create a journal page - remembering to create in the vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steam punk styles.

I made a Christmas Card of a starry winters night.  I have a few photos of my card here and will be posting a tutorial over at A Vintage Journey in two weeks. 
I'm pretty sure you will be inspired by what the Creative Guides have to share today and that you, in turn, will be inspired to create your own Star Light Star Bright project to share with us!
You have until January 3, 2019 at 6 pm Greenwich time to add your link!  
You'll find the challenge, the inspiration and the link here!

Paper:  White - PTI,  Silver and Gold Kraft Stock Metallic Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Blue Kraft Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Winter Wonderland Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Stitched Landscape dies - Poppy Stamps, 3D Star - Savvy Dies, heat tool, Dirty Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, Shabby white Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, thick foam dots. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Vintage Journey Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month - several of the Creative Guides for A Vintage Journey post a tag -  and this month I'm one of those Creative Guides!

Since it is now the season, I made a Christmas Tag!
I have a few process photos to show you just how I created my tag.  
I started with a manila tag 6 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I rubbed Twisted Cintron DOX onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my tag into it.  I dried it with my heat tool.
Then I sponged Fired Brick DOX through a Tim Holtz Christmas Stencil onto the tag.
And for a third layer - I sponged Versamark ink through Tim's Festive Stencil and embossed it with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  This made a wonderfully shiny almost-clear design over the other layers.
To vintage it up a bit - I sponged around the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo DOX.
Then I took out my Dashing Deer die and cut it out of Kraft Core-dinations brown and then just the antlers out of a lighter tan.   Before removing the cuts from the paper, I sanded over them to reveal some of the Kraft Core.
I trimmed the bottom edge of the antlers and adhered them over the brown die cut and then sponged the edges a bit with the Vintage Photo DOX.
I adhered the deer to the tag, added some dew drops to his antlers, a Metallic Holiday Sticker and looped a piece of Cream/Red Trimmings through the hole of the tag.
I layered my tag to a slightly larger piece of brown card stock just to give it a more finished look.
 So please take a look at all the wonderful tags created by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey - you can also link up your tag there to share with us!
Welcome to this wonderful holiday season!

I'm also linking my tag to:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Make My Monday - Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Card Makers - Anything but a card

ModSquad Challenge -  Use a Critter on your holiday card/project

Paper:  6 1/4' x 3 1/4" manila tag - Ranger, Kraft Core-dinations tan and brown, Dark Chocolate - PTI.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Twisted Cintron, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Versamark.
Accessories:  Christmas Stencil, Festive Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Dashing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, heat tool, Dew Drops, Tombow Glue, Trimmings/Naturals Red/Cream - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, mini sander, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Vintage Journey - August Tag Friday

August is a month with 5 Fridays in it - and so it is also Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!  I signed up to make a tag this month and here is what I created.
I have sadly neglected both my Funky Floral #1 Dies and Village Fixer Upper dies so I pulled them out to make my little garden scene!
First I die cut several of the leaves and flowers from Funky Floral out of 4 colors of Coredinations Distress Collection papers and the roof, trim and window frames from Village Fixer Upper out of brown Coredinations Distress .  I die cut a piece of cardboard with Tim's Tag and Bookplate die, tore off some of the top layer to expose the corrugation and brushed over it with white acrylic paint.
I stamped the Monet quote from our Alison's PaperArtsy stamp set EAB01 onto a strip of watercolor paper.
I wanted the garden to be the focus and the house to be just a suggestion - so there is just the roof trim and 3 haphazardly placed window frames.  I used another piece of die cut trim to ground the bottom of the tag.
I just noticed a stray flower center between the pink and orange flowers above!  
I wondered where that went!!  Those little pieces fly away so easily!
  I cut a piece of Honey Nut card stock slightly larger than my tag as a base to make it a little more sturdy and to define the edge.  I looped a piece of vintage lace through the hole at the top of the tag.
 This pretty summer garden makes me happy when I look at it. I love when my own garden is full of blooms!
Please check out all the lovely tags designed by this month's contributing Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Alison Bomber EAB01 set - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Coredinations Distress Collection - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Honey Nut - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson,  piece of corrugated card board from packaging.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:   White acrylic paint, Tag & Bookplate Die, Funky Floral #1 Dies, Village Fixer Upper dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, antique lace, Tombow Glue, Tiny Twinkles

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Vintage Journey July Challenge - Get Sentimental

The July Challenge is up over at A Vintage Journey!  
Nikki is our hostess and her challenge is "Get Sentimental." 
"Let's see lots of sentiments on your project, whether they be words, poems or quotes. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."

And here is my project!
I started out by taking a panel of watercolor paper and laid the Artplorations Bloom Boldly stencil over it, taping it around the edges to hold it flat.  I sprinkled Brushos over the pattern - yellow over the flower center, orange over the petals and grey over the leaves.  Then I spritzed it with water to activate the Brushos.
I stamped a quote from Impression Obsession in black ink on white card stock.  Then I cut the quote into pieces and laid it over my panel.  I adhered the pieces with glue to be sure it stuck over the Brushos.
I rubbed the edges of the panel with Versamark and embossed with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture by Emerald Creek.  I drew around each of the quote pieces with a black Stabilo pencil and rubbed it with a damp finger to blur.
I got out an old set of Idea-ology Remnant rubs/Botanicals and added 3 butterflies, a bar of music, and some words (be still, breathe, nature) to the panel.  I also added a strip of black/floral Washi tape along the bottom of the panel.
I die cut a scalloped edge panel out of Orange Zest card and embossed the edges in Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture to age it.  I adhered the panel to this piece using Scor-tape.
I die cut Eileen Hull's Sizzix Mailable Frame out of black mat board.  I taped the cut out opening back onto the frame to make it a solid front.
 I adhered the panel to the front of the frame.  Here you can see how the frame stands up for display.
I love using this frame die to display special pieces - AND it folds up and fits in an A2 envelope for mailing!
(it's a bit stiffer and heavier than a letter so usually takes a little more postage if you actually mail it to someone.)
So please join us this month and "get sentimental!  You'll find lots of creative inspiration by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey where you can link up your own sentimental projects!

I'm also linking my frame card to:
The Card Concept
mine is mixed media
I was inspired by the orange flowers and text

 Country View Challenges
In the Summer Garden

Inkspirational Challenge

Stamps:  Impression Obsession/Dina Kowal
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, White, Orange Zest - PTI, Black Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Versamark.
Accessories:  Brushos - Orange, Yellow, Grey, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, water mister, Bloom Boldly Stencil - Artplorations, Mailable Frame Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Noted: Scalloped A2 die - Papertrey Ink, Black Stabilo Pencil, washi tape.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Vintage Journey - June Challenge - Stencil It!

The June challenge has been posted over at A Vintage Journey and Astrid is our glorious hostess this month!   Her challenge for us is to STENCIL IT!

Here is the challenge description in Astrid's words:  Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATCs or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!
I decided to make a card for this challenge.
First, I colored on my Effulgent stamp from Penny Black with Ranger Distress Markers in Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs.  I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper using my Stamp Platform so I could do one color at a time or add more color if needed on any area.  The more water you spritz on, the more watery the image, so you can practice to see what look you like!
Then I used 3 different stencils on my panel.  
First I sponged Shabby Shutters Distress ink over Tim's Crackle stencil.
Then I rubbed my VersaMark ink over Tim's Harlequin stencil on the right edge, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Ancient Amber Embossing Powder.  This is really golden in the light.  I have a close up below where you can see that.
For the third stenciling - I used Tim's Speckles stencil and rubbed the Versmark over it over the flower area, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax.  It looks rather like droplets of water when the light hits it.
I sponged around the edges of the panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and added an Idea-ology Metallic Sticker/Quotations.  I drew around the sticker with a Black Stabilo Pencil then rubbed it with a damp finger to smudge it.
Here's a close up of the droplets of Vintage Beeswax.
Here you can see the golden shimmer of the Ancient Amber EP.
So we hope you will join us this month and show us how you use one or more stencils in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

You'll find lots of inspiration from the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white card base - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs, Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs, water mister, Stamp Platvorm - Tim Holtz/Tonic,Crackle, Harlequin and Speckles Stencils - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Baked Texture Embossing Powders Ancient Amber and Vintage Beeswax - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Quotations, Black Stabilo Pencil.