This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).
Monday, 20 November 2017
Friday, 17 November 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017
You can see my talented teammate, Anne's fabulous Christmas tags here. While she says she is not a fan of alcohol inks, I can say I'm not a fan of the Faded Layers technique. But I'm always up for a challenge! I've never had success with the technique using the old alcohol ink papers, but I tried it this time on both the old glossy alcohol ink papers and on some Yupo paper Anne sent me last year. Thank you, Anne! This stuff is the ticket!
I applied my AI colors to my craft mat, squirted the colors with AI Blending Solution, and dipped and dragged my card into the puddle until I was pleased with the outcome.
Please stop back next Monday when another Creative Guide will be taking you through yet another creative journey using the travel bag contents.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Monday, 6 November 2017
I hope you will join us in our latest challenge Mini Marvels, which you can find HERE. Thanks too, for stopping by.
Hugs, Anne xx
Friday, 3 November 2017
Our wonderful Sponsor this month is Southern Ridge Trading Company who will be offering one randomly chosen winner a $50 varied selection of chipboard and wood veneer laser cut embellishments!
So, let's take a look at what our Creative Guides have created for your inspiration.
If you mention miniatures to me, my mind goes to dollshouses, so it was pretty inevitable that I would end up with some little houses as my inspiration offering for Anne's wonderful Mini Marvels theme. The tallest is exactly four inches high, and the smallest is only half that! Do come and see all the tiny details over at Words and Pictures.
Having recently been to Seth Apter's 'Book of Moments' workshop I was inspired to create a mini book for our Mini Marvels challenge. My 3 inch square book contains Alison Bomber quote stamps and definitely has that handmade, vintage feel. For all the details and the inside pages, please pop over to my blog - Addicted to Art.
For my Mini Marvel - I created a little reindeer stall for one of Santa's reindeer - who is standing ready for Christmas Eve when Santa needs him to help pull his sleigh around the world! I used a new Sizzix Heart Shrine Die along with some Idea-ology supplies, rusty stars and aged my stall with some rust paste. Please come see how I put this together over at my blog - Create with Me!
Whilst travelling home from Switzerland last week I had a Gin and Tonic on the plane (as you do.....) and as soon as I saw the little miniature Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle I knew I wanted to alter it for Anne's challenge. If you would like to see the details then please hop on over to my blog. Cheers!
Each year we try to spice up the holiday fun in our home by giving the kids 12 small gifts each day leading up to Christmas. I used this challenge as a way to get started on my presents and made little 4x4" matchbook gift card holders. Each one is unique so that each child feels special. I hope you will hop on over to SewPaperPaint for the tutorial and close ups.
With Christmas fast approaching we will all be in need of gift tags. This challenge was the perfect prompt to get me going. Please stop by my blog here to see more details and photos.
For Anne's Challenge I have had a great time using paints, texture, stamps and stencils to create 2 pieces of 'Mini Art' with a grungy feel. There are more details on my blog if you fancy stopping by.
Bumblebees and Butterflies if you can make it.
Well I hope that you have been inspired by all the wonderful examples by the Creative Guides above. We are looking forward to seeing your 'Mini Marvels' this month! You could be selected as one of our Pinworthies, and of course, one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a wonderful package of goodies from Southern Ridge Trading Company! Good Luck everyone!