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, 24 April 2015

Welcome Pamellia as Guest Creative Guide

Here we are it's Friday again and time for another of our special invited guests and today it is Pamellia. She literally exploded onto the blogging scene last year and hasn't looked back. Her wonderful creations are being pinned right, left and centre and she has joined several design teams and is even starting her own challenge blog too. But let's give her centre stage here today and give her a warm welcome  .........




Hello Everyone! My name is Pamellia Johnson and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian).

Thanks to my very creative and talented Mom, I have been crafting in some form or another since I was a little kid. I've dabbled in a variety of crafts, and my true passion has always been card making until recently when I discovered the world of Tim Holtz and mixed media! Now I just can't stop myself with those inks and sprays!

When the team from A Vintage Journey asked me to be a Guest Creative Guide, I was just so honoured. As soon as I heard Julia's wonderful theme "THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS", I just knew I had to do something involving the mirror from Snow White with lots of Tim Holtz influence. I hope you enjoy my gothic version of The Evil Queen's Vanity!!




My Evil Queen vanity started off as a pizza box, like many of my projects do. For the inside of the vanity, I painted the cardboard with a combination of Tim Holtz paints Fired Brick, Pumice Stone and Aged Mahogony. I used the Gothic stencil and some texture paste to apply the pattern and covered the paste with Ranger clear embossing powder while it was still wet.

After the paste dried, I heated up the embossing powder and used it as a resist so I could attack my panel with sprays and keep the texture paste white. I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain and Tarnished Brass until I got the look that I liked.



I used Tim Holtz's faux cracked glass technique on the little bottles (Idea-Ology) with a combo of alcohol inks Cranberry and Sunshine Yellow. The mirror frame was cut from Tim Holt'z Ornate frame die and I used the distress glitter technique with Tarnished Brass glitter and Black Soot distress ink to give it that aged metal look. These are just some of Tim's techniques I used to complete all of the details of my Evil Queen's Vanity.



Thank you so much to the entire team of A Vintage Journey for inviting me to spend the day with them. I am thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists! For lots more photos, drop in for a visit - My Little Craft Things.


Now don't you just adore this gorgeous vanity box? The way everything has come together from the Snow White inspiration to that amazing cracked mirror  has really intrigued me and I'm looking forward to popping over to Pamellia's blog to see more - I hope you are too - oh and while you're there check out her link for the new mixed media challenges.

Thank you Pamellia for sharing your talent, time and creative ideas with us today and creating such a tactile, textured and imaginary piece of art. We really appreciate you making something so special to go with our current challenge theme.

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Monday will see the last of the four Destination Inspiration posts for this month, so we look forward to seeing you back here again soon, but in the meantime have a wonderful weekend everyone and thank you for stopping by.

hugs Brenda and the team xxx

28 comments:

  1. Nailed it Bubbles! I actually would want to be the evil queen if I was able to use this vanity! Lol! What an amazing transformation of a pizza box! The devil is in the details and the details in the piece is Amazeballs! Congrats on your spot as a Guest Crative Guide here! Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  2. So happy to see you here as the Guest Creative Guide Pamellia! You are SO creative in repurposing things we throw away! love the stenciling, the mirror, the beautiful bottles - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us! I'm off to see more details on your blog post!

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  3. Positively brilliant Pamellia! SO much to see and inspire, plus a fantastic tutorial on your blog - what more could a girl want! LOVE it to bits. Jenny x

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  4. Who IS this Pamellia? She is rockin' the crafting world and it's no wonder she was invited to be Guest Creative Guide! What a wonderful, detailed, creative, inspiring, FUN make this is, Pamellia! I actually saw this on your blog first, and could not believe my eyes...I was having flashbacks of Halloween haunted houses, which I still day dream about on a regular basis. Great work, A Vintage Journey, for bringing Pamellia on board today, and BRAVO, Pamellia on a job very well done! Big hugs!

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  5. Brilliant from beginning to end Pamellia, a stunning piece with so many fabulous techniques! A true labour of love and to think that it all started with a humble pizza box.... Now that is true creativity!
    Thanks so much for being here with us today and for sharing your talents!!

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  6. Have seen this INCREDIBLE creation in all its wonderful glory over at Pamellia's blog. Huge congrats from me Pamellia on your guest design spot, you really have gone above and beyond with this Stunner. Thank you for sharing your brilliance and fun and great kudos to you. Nicola x

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  7. Absolutely stunning Pamellia - so many wonderful details, colours, textures, embellishments …….. Wow!!! Fabulous to have you hear with us today. Jennie xxx

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  8. Absolutely fantastic in every way!

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  9. Wow Pamellia, you always do such an amazing job!! I love this Evil Queen vanity!!! I love the details and texture, everything you do you always go all out and this just shows it hun. Hugs hun, Georgie xx

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  10. Wow you are one talented lady --turning a pizza box from rags to riches how creative is that . Stunning

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  11. Really gorgeous project, Pamellia! Great detail and texture! VERY nice!

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  12. Gorgeous project Pamellia, as usual! So glorious and dark, LOVE IT!!!

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  13. Such a fab project from Pamellia, she is so creative. I especially love the pillars with the roses....it's awesome x

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  14. As always so full of detail and layers! Now I have to get that feather die!!! I just bought a bunch of jars and that feather pops!!! Beautiful Pamellia!

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  15. As always so full of detail and layers! Now I have to get that feather die!!! I just bought a bunch of jars and that feather pops!!! Beautiful Pamellia!

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  16. As often happens when I see your work, I am stuck for words! This creation is just simply incredible Pamellia, I love every single little detail of it - you are one fantastic artist.... it is lovely to see you here sharing your art! Hugs, Anne xx

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  17. Absolutely outstanding and breathtaking piece of art, Pamellia! You are a genius artist! i am so happy to see your amazing creation here at A Vintage Journey today! Bravo for you and the AVJ team!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  18. Stunning!! So much lovely evilness detail. Love it!
    Live
    Amanda x

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  19. Gorgeous details! Fabulous design and inspiration abounds!

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  20. What an incredibly brilliant project by Pamellia - thanks for being an amazing guest.
    Alison xx

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  21. Wow! Wow! Wow! All your work Pamellia is simply stunning it's no surprise you have been asked to be Guest Designer. Some wonderful techniques and to think this all came from a pizza box. Just brilliant! Love love love this piece, now I'm going to check out all the other photos on your blog too. Karen.x

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  22. Wowsers, Pamellia...you really rock my friend! This is just so out of the world and what a proud moment for the pizza box, so much attention, lol! Hugs.

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  23. That is absolutely spectacular Pamellia! Wonderful creation, I can't believe it started out life as a pizza box! Congratulations on your guest designer post, so very well deserved ☺

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  24. Love your creation Pamellia! The entire thing is fabulous but I especially like the way you did the cracked mirror. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

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  26. Pamellia!
    You are so clever and talented! I love your pizza box/turned evil mirror- how gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  27. Wow! This is incredible - a pizza box never looked so good! Amazing details! Chrisx

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  28. Wow, what an amazing project Pamellia, love your creativity.
    Julie x

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