Welcome everyone and I hope you are having a wonderful start to May! Terry here and I am so excited to be hosting this challenge, "Fond Memories." We all have them, whether they are of a special person, a pet, a period in time or a wonderful event. Let that "Fond Memory" be your guide and the focus of your creation, of course being inspired by Tim Holtz.
At A Vintage Journey, we ask that the name of our current challenge theme and a direct link to that challenge be included in your blog post. There is so much beautiful art to be shared in our blogging world, but we are a Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog and we need to see a strong Tim Holtz influence using his techniques, projects, ideas or products. Please take a few minutes to read our challenge guidelines and also visit Tim's Blog for further inspiration.
We would also love to introduce you to our new Creative Guide, Sandy Diller of "My Crafty Life on the Internet." We welcome Sandy and know you will want to share the love with her as well! And we are also thrilled to have Nikki Acton of "A2A - Addicted to Art" joining us while Trace has a little time away. Welcome Sandy and Nikki!
Now to begin our journey into "Fond Memories."
My Mom was my inspiration for this altered cigar box. Finally I used that picture wheel to showcase my first true love, my Mom and in this picture she is with child and that child would be me! I have used a mix of paints, inks, crackle, stamps and dies. For all the details and a peek inside, stop on by.
My project this time is a box book (created from my own template) to hold treasured photographs of my fondest memories. Using distressing, inking, stencilling and sanding with lots of Tim's products this was so much fun to make. It now has pride of place on my bookcase.
My fondest memories are of family. So I created this vintage ATB to share with all of you "Where I Come From". Each side is dedicated to cherished relatives who gave me a lifetime of fond memories. This block is my own design full of interesting interactive ways to share treasured photographs.
I love keeping my fond memories in photo albums and I particularly love making mini albums. This is one I have made in the same design as one Tim taught at his workshops in England last year and I was lucky enough to attend.
I also love going to California and we have some lovely friends we stay with but also another special friend who will recognise herself in my album as we are blogging friends but been lucky enough to meet up in real life. Want to see who it is? Well pop over and you will see some of my fond memories from 2012 and 2013.
For my first make here at A Vintage Journey - I went all T!m. Starting with his stencils and finishing off with the Monocle & Remnant Rub eye, oh my! A great place to store those FOND MEMORIES.
I’d love for you to stop by My “Crafty” Life on the Internet to see more photos and details. Come on over to see what’s on the lid?
With mother's day in the US just round the corner, I decided to create a canvas board dedicated to the fond memories I still cherish of my mum. It is a mixed media piece, inspired by Tim's unique scrapbooking and collage style which I adore. If you want a full step by step of how I made it, just head over to my blog.
I have so many fond memories of growing up in Canada, I think I could fill a dozen albums but I made this little album as a tribute to my wonderful Dad, using Tim's beautiful Crowded Attic papers. There is lots more to see inside, so I hope you will visit my blog to explore it further.
Some of my fondest memories are of childhood and school days. My Tim influences are in both product and process. I have altered a burlap panel using tissue wrap and distress paints, distress tinted a photograph (me!) and used Idea-ology bits and pieces including paper from the Crowded Attic stash.
I would love you to hop over to A2A - Addicted to Art to say hello and see some more details.
I am so looking forward to viewing your entries in Terry's fab challenge..........so have crafty fun xx
Well I sure hope you have enjoyed travelling with us down memory lane and have been inspired by the beautiful projects of the DT. We look forward to your joining us with your "Fond Memories" works of arts, so go get inky. As always there will be a £10 gift voucher from Country View Crafts, so be sure to read our challenge guidelines.
Thank you and have a lovely day.