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 17 March 2014

Creative Guide Guest for challenge #1

Today we have our very first guest to ‘A Vintage Journey’ and we are so pleased to welcome someone who not only loves the vintage style but also all things Tim. I am very pleased and proud to introduce -

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From a very early age I have always been creative, "growing up with  little money I was always looking to create something out of nothing" I can remember spending a lot of time with my grandma who taught me how to sew on her old singer sewing machine.....this was where my love of all things vintage started! (I still use the very same  sewing machine today in my work) I am a self confessed hoarder of things, stuff, junk... I have a passion for all things vintage and love to incorporate my vintage finds with my love of distress products into my work.

          I am incredibly proud to be a Certified Ranger Educator and have created projects for Ranger ink, Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley. My work has been published in Somerset Gallery, Craft stamper and most recently I contributed projects for Tim's new book The Compendium of Curiosities 3.  I design and create from my" Little Shabby Shed" which is my special creative place in my garden.

Kaz’s project today depicts her very vintage style and has introduced a pop of colour too.



I am sure you will agree that this is a fabulous project, rich in vintage style and images and beautifully designed. All of us at A Vintage Journey would like to congratulate Kaz on having some of her work published in the new Compendium of Curiosities III by Tim Holtz, what a huge achievement and one she is very proud of.

To find out more details about Kaz’s project please pop over to her blog and visit her at her little shabby shed.

Thanks Kaz I hope you will join us again sometime to share your wonderful vintage talent.

There are still five more days for you to enter our first challenge ‘Anything Tim’.
I would really recommend you read the Travelling Instructions so that you do not make your entry non-compliant and please turn off comment moderation if you would like a comment left on your project.

Have a great week everyone.

hugs Brenda xx


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous - fabulous composition, love it! Chris xxx

  2. Thank you so much for having me guest, it's been sooo much fun xxx
    Kaz x

  3. Fabulous project Kaz, love everything about it and such great use of that lovely found relative!! Great to have you with us on the journey and thank you for the inspiration!!

  4. What a gorgeous piece by Kaz, it really is a beauty! It is so lovely to have Kaz as our first Guest too. Anne xx

  5. this is amazing - love the pop of colour with the flowers - so much to look at - fabulous xx

  6. What a lovely surprise to see you here Kaz. Love your work. Karen.x

  7. Welcome Kaz! Love your wonderful project and that pop of lovely yellow! Hugs!

  8. Such a fabulous creation - I adore that little wire balloon, and all the gorgeous stitching. Beautiful use of the new papers too - wow! Lovely to have you as the first guest, Kaz - thank you!
    Alison x

  9. Kaz , this is such a fab do this collage style so perfectly and I love this piece x hugs xtrace x

  10. What a gorgeous project, from such an amazing artist. Fabulous!