Friday, 7 March 2014

And so we commence our Vintage Journey .........

Hello everyone and I am so thrilled to be sharing the launch today of the fabulous new challenge blog

A Vintage Journey

and equally thrilled to be part of the amazing Design Team who will be bringing you fortnightly challenges to those of you who just love to make your craft in a vintage, shabby and mixed media style and who are strongly influenced by Tim Holtz - his products, techniques and projects.

Our very first challenge is

Anything Tim

revisit one of Tim's techniques or tags
use his stamps and/or products
use one of his videos for inspirations
take any of his projects/colours/embellishments
as inspiration

it really is anything goes!

For my first project I have revisited some of my Tim favourites with this very feminine tag.

After embossing my tags I used Wrinkle Free Distress and Blended Spritz and Flick Techniques over the embossing.

I also used my favourite colour combination of Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord and always a little bit of Vintage Photo!

The dress form die is my absolute favourite and got dressed up with more embossed card stock and a lighter use of the  Distress Inks.

Ribbons were also coloured using the same combination of DIs.

I finished everything off with my handmade shabby roses made using the Tattered Florals Die, along with more embellishments using  the Distressed Doily Die, the wonderful new Garden Greens Die and some Chit Chat Stickers.

The techniques I used can be found on Tim's blog HERE (just look through the videos) and in Compendium of Curiosities Volume 1. If you are interested in making my shabby roses click the link HERE for my blog tutorial.

Our challenge is being sponsored by Country View Crafts and there is a fabulous prize for the chosen winner and a chance to return as a Guest Designer.

So if your stash and cupboards are full of Tim Holtz goodies why not join us for this wonderful first challenge. You can use any products to enter the challenge but there must be a link to Tim's techniques or products in some way. Just make sure you read the Travelling Instructions before entering!

Good luck and look out for more during the two week challenge - a Design Team Focus on the 10th and a fabulous Guest Designer on the 17th. And be sure to see what the rest of the Design Team have been producing as well - amazing projects!

Jennie x


Julie Short said...

So pretty and with a textured elegance too Jennie. Enjoy your new DT.

Candy C said...

Jennie...your tag is so soft, so feminine, so shabby chic and beautifully done. I love the pastel shades of lavenders that you've used on this. The flowers are gorgeous as are the embossed and die cut layers in the background. <3 Candy

Redanne said...

Jennie, your tag is absolutely gorgeous, feminine and just so beautiful. Your flowers are always a delight and these are no exception. So thrilled to be this amazing journey with you! Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you Jennie for this wonderful project to get this challenge blog started. I just love your all things Tim focus with the techniques and supplies you have used. This is a shining example of your style and creativity. Thanks also for your help and support over the last couple of weeks getting this all prepared and ready, we are now embarking on this amazing vintage journey together and I can't wait to see what it brings.xx

Terry said...

This is so pretty, Jennie! The texture on the tag and dress from and subtle colors are stunning. Love the flowers as well! What a fun journey we will share! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! Your flowers look amazing, as always!

Rita said...

Stunning Tag Jennie. Good Luck with your Vintage Journey and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Hugs Rita xxx

Annie said...

Woohoo!! So excited Jennie and thrilled to be on the Team with you.
Your tag I is gorgeous, full of beautiful colours and textures

Crafty hugs Annie x

Buttons said...

This is so beautiful Jennie and shows vintage can be utterly feminine. I love that embossing and the flowers are, as ever, the perfect finishing touch. So pleased to be sharing this journey with you. Jenny x

Chris Warner said...

This is stunning Jennie, you have a most enviable style [s]. So pleased to be travelling this journey with you. Chris xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous make jennie full of gentle softness and of course your gorgeous flowers! so glad to be part of this creative vintage journey with you xx
trace x

Cardgenie said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag. Proves that Tim's stuff is not just for grunge creations but can be girly too! Love it. Jean.x

rachel said...

a stunning tag Jennie so much texture - beautiful soft colours and so very feminine - a stunner - love it! Hugs Rachel xx

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jennie - Tim with such a beautiful feminine twist. The delicate pastels are so pretty, and I love all the embossed texture. Stunning flowers as ever... What a start to the journey!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Well there is nothing like fabulous artist all together on one challenge blog. I knew Brenda was smart. Wonderful tag with beautiful texture.
sandy xx

dottielottie said...

I love your beautiful tag Jennie,it so shouts Tim Holtz but in a softer more feminine way. I love looking through your blog it is so inspiring and makes me want to try and create too. Thank you.
Hugs Lottie x

Paper Profusion said...

So glad you are showing the feminine side of Tim's magic Jennie. Absolutely beautiful. Nicola x

Miriam said...

Beautiful work Jennie - I am hoping to join in with the challenge!