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).

Friday, 17 April 2015

Guest Pinworthies

Good morning one and all, it's Friday and our Pinworthy day. Unfortunately two lovely pinworthy winners couldn't join us today but we do have the lovely Branka with a fabulous project to share. Branka reside HERE if you would like to pop over and see this and her other art.

Hello! 
My name is Branka (also known as Vintage Handmade). 
I am very excited and honored to be a guest of the amazingly talented DT here at A Vintage Journey. I would like to thank to all of the AVJ DT members for such a fabulous opportunity!

Let me introduce myself. 
I am a proud mom of two amazing children - a boy (17) and a girl (11) and I am a wife of a wonderful husband. We live in a small town in Croatia in our family home, we have a huge yard and a sweet little puppy that we all love. My main profession is an interpreter/translator.
In December 2013, I discovered scrapbooking/paper crafting by chance. It was love at first sight :) I am not consider myself as an artist but Tim's (Holtz) genius techniques are so fun and easy to follow that everyone can express himself in an artistic way using them. I started with my blog last year and my first challenge entry was in last October. My style is rather masculine and grunge but I try to express myself in other styles, as well. I am in love with mixed media art and art journaling and I like to mix Tim's and Dyan's (Reaveley) products and techniques when I do art journaling. It is so fun! I also create cards, mini albums and journals for my friends, relatives and people I love. 



I created a mixed media steampunk canvas (reversed side). I rusted the edges with the help of iron paint and rust oxidant. To add some accent, I used one of the Tim's stencils (Measured) and the red-brown mineral paste.


I embossed the black cardstock using two different embossing folders (clock and gears).
Then I sprayed it with some Perfect pearl mists to achieve the metallic look. 


I stamped the eye image with the black Archival ink on a manila tag (Tim Holtz Classics #12 stamp set), cut out and put the Tim's monocle on top. All the embellishments I used there were mostly by Tim Holtz and I used one of his stamps for the quote. 


I hope you all like my project.

Thank you Branka it's a fabulous piece of art with so many gorgeous details. I love all the steampunk elements and effects you have achieved.

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We are half way into our current challenge theme 'Through the Looking Glass' hosted by our very talented Julia and have some amazing project entries already. I hope you are planning to hop aboard and share something with us, we hope to see you very soon.

Don't forget Monday will be the third in our new Destination Inspiration monthly series, each of the four Creative Guides takes a different route with the four chosen components and next Friday there will be a lovely special guest joining us with an inspirational project to share.

Have a wonderful weekend.

hugs Brenda and the team xxx

19 comments:

  1. Welcome Branka - and what a wonderful project you brought to inspire us! I can't believe that inside background is black cardstock with perfect pearls - it looks like metal! Great embossing and ephemera - love the stencils around the edge, your clock and monocle for the Looking Glass component. Congrats on being a Pinworthy choice and thank you so much for sharing this lovely project! I'm off to take a walk around your blog!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful and inspiring make Branka. The frame is stunning and like Julia I love the metal background that you have created with the embossing folders and Perfect Pearls. Stunning details, especially the eye stamp and monacle.

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  3. What a great piece Branka, a gorgeous metallic feel and look...the perfect pearls works so well here. Congratulations on being a pinworthy, welll deserved. I have made a start on my project...I found it quite a challenge to decide which way to go with the throught the looking glass theme but now I've started I'm having great fun. Enjoy a crafty weekend everyone x

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  4. Meant to say..this is my second project I've been working on....I love that the challenge in now a month long x

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  5. An amazing project Branka!!! LOVE the whole aged metal feel to this. Huge congratulations on your Pinworthy. Jenny x

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  6. A stunning project Branka, fabulous the way you managed to incorporate all these different elements and made them work so well together! The eye is so effective as a focal point! Love this grungy masculine canvas!! Thanks so much for joining us here at AVJ!!

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  7. Wonderful creation Branka and lovely to read about you too. Love the metallic effect of the perfect pearls. Nikki xxx

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  8. Thank you SO much for sharing your wonderful canvas with us Branka, the metal look you achieved with the black cardstock looks so realistic, it just cries out to be touched! I love how you used the monocle and the frame is superb. A fabulous project! Anne xx

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  9. Wow Branka, this is spectacular! I really love all the metal elements and effects that you put together here! Just fabulous! hugs :)

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  10. What a very clever project Branka, I adore your frame transformation and how you have linked your metal embellishments to your focal point. Fantastic.
    Julie xx

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  11. Fabulous steampunk canvas, Branka! Love all the metal effects and even the frame is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such an amazing work of art with us!

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  12. Wonderful steam punk canvas Branka and so lovely to learn more about you. Congratulations on your guest designer post, an amazing creation!

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  13. I have been trying to leave a comment for hours but have been having problems with the comment link not showing up? Weird but thank goodness it is working again. :) I love this steampunk masterpiece Branka! What a wonderful work or art that would look perfect in my house. Lol! Amazeballs! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  14. I love this steampunk canvas, with all dimensional details and shades... Beautiful!

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  15. Oh my gracious sakes Branka - this has to be one of the most fabulous projects I have seen. To me... it is FABULOUS in every way. Rusting, embossing, and the way you hooked all the pieced together.... I am just wowed - totally wowed. WOW. I just keep going back to look at it. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo INCREDIBLE. j

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  16. Oh my gracious sakes Branka - this has to be one of the most fabulous projects I have seen. To me... it is FABULOUS in every way. Rusting, embossing, and the way you hooked all the pieced together.... I am just wowed - totally wowed. WOW. I just keep going back to look at it. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo INCREDIBLE. j

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  17. Oh my gracious sakes Branka - this has to be one of the most fabulous projects I have seen. To me... it is FABULOUS in every way. Rusting, embossing, and the way you hooked all the pieced together.... I am just wowed - totally wowed. WOW. I just keep going back to look at it. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo INCREDIBLE. j

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  18. Hi Branka! So nice to meet you and to be introduced to your incredible style!! This steampunky reverse canvas is amazing--so full of texture and 'eye' candy!! :) :) Congratulations on being our featured Pinworthy, Branka! :) Looking forward to seeing you more :) XOXO-Shari

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  19. Branka, your steampunk canvas is fabulous! All the elements you added and the textures have so much depth! Love the eye that just pulls you in! Oh and the frame rocks! Thank you for sharing your artsy talents with us!

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