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, 16 October 2017
Friday, 13 October 2017
You're all worthy of pinning!
her recycled cardboard art journal.
#33 Lula at u Luli
Just look at the extraordinary transformation of this unassuming alarm clock into a steampunk masterpiece. Lula took a really imaginative leap with this one, and it's full of brilliant details from every angle.
Do hop over to Lula's blog to see the full details.
#34 Pooja at Let's Get Crafty
Not only did Pooja use a pizza box as the substrate and lots of clothes labels and tags to build the layers, but she took apart a metal candle-holder to build the structure at the heart of her mixed media creation.
#36 Hélène a.k.a. 2amScrapper at Lotsa Scrap
A fantastic substrate here - Hélène has altered a specially chosen licence plate which has information related to her own life already on it, and created a rusty masterpiece full of personal meaning.
Take a trip over to Hélène's blog to find out more.
Congratulations to all our Pinworthies this month - fantastic projects all round. We'll be in touch shortly with your badges and an invitation to join us here at A Vintage Journey as a Guest Creative Guide in the future.
Once again, thank you to everybody who joined in with the challenge, and we hope you'll be inspired to come and play along this month in Jennie's wonderful Crazy For Autumn Colour theme, sponsored by the amazing Calico Craft Parts.
Join us on Monday to see who's arriving next at Destination Inspiration but, for now, have a great weekend and happy crafting all!
Alison and the Creative Guides x
Monday, 9 October 2017
Friday, 6 October 2017
We have a new sponsor this month
CALICO CRAFT PARTS
and you will find their details and those for the challenge at the bottom of this post.
And so without further ado let's see what the Creative Guides have been making with those wonderful autumn colours.
We have had a wonderful Autumn here in the north with flowering shrub roses, grasses and rosehips gracing the garden with their fabulous colours. I tried to replicate these colours (and the fact that the wooden fence and shed need painting!) in a Calico Craft Parts Shadow Box. Do please join me over on my blog Live the Dream to see how this all came together and a step by step for the little background painting.
Autumn is my favourite time of year, with the stunning colour of the beautiful falling leaves and the time we celebrate the harvest. If you would like to see more, please visit my blog here.
For our October challenge I decided to make a mixed media canvas filled with autumn leaves in all the glorious colours of fall. I also wanted to include the touches of frost and ice that we often experience on cool October mornings here in Canada so used lots of metallic foils, embossing powders and mica sprays to represent that frosty component. I have some step out photos on my blog on how I created it, hope you can stop by for my how to.
Oh how I love the colors of Autumn with the lovely oranges, browns and greens with the golden leaves turning for the season. I hope you will stop by my blog HERE to see a little tutorial of how I made this home décor item.
How can you NOT be inspired!! All those wonderful autumnal colours and fabulous projects!
And now a little more about our challenge details.
Do visit again on Monday where we will have another Creative Guide will be sharing the Travel Bag contents with you in another Destinations Inspiration.
Monday, 2 October 2017
Technique: Any form of Resist
Pop back on Monday when a fellow Creative Guide will be picking up a whole new travel bag of ingredients ready to embark on our October Destination Inspiration Journey.