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Friday 30 October 2015

Tag Friday inspiration

Welcome to the fifth Friday in the month when we have a very special extra post for you. As always the mega talented Guides have been creating and making tags for your perusal - there's no theme, no expectations for these to fit with our current challenge, just pure, sheer unadulterated go where the muse takes you inspiration pieces. Let's take a look.

For this month's tag I had some wrinkle free fun with a range of brown distress inks, including Ground Expresso. Do pay a visit to Addicted to Art for more details today.


I made a simple autumn tag for the AVJ October Tag Friday - with a glorious fall rose I made using my fellow Creative Guide, Jennie's, marvelous tutorial! I inked my tag with 3 different Distress Inks spritzed with water. I stamped the Ledger Script on the side along with a stem from Flower Garden and sentiment from Handwritten Sentiments. I finished my tag with two Small Talk stickers and two colored trimmings at the top! You'll find many more photos and details on my blog Create with Me if you'd like to take a peek!


I do love a Tag Friday and the chance just to play! I'm still working through my love of Wilted Violet as an autumnal shade and the sharper-eyed amongst you will notice that this tag reworks ideas from some of my recent projects - combining a tag I really enjoyed making and my art journalling pages for this month's Art Journalling With Tim theme. Come over to Words and Pictures if you'd like to see more.


Knowing it's the weekend of goblins and ghouls and a night of fright I made a rather regal coloured tag using mauves, blues, gold and black to wish you all a Happy Halloween.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, 
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, 
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, 
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door - 
Only this, and nothing more.'
From The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe


I love being able to have the chance to play with something new and for Tag Friday had an idea in my head of working with a single colour and black and vintage brown. I am not sure the end result was what I intended but it was an interesting journey! I am loving the new Tattered Florals Punch! Please join me on my blog if you want more details of the tag and flower.


What a perfect excuse to make a fun Halloween Project. Such great colors and spooky embellishments. You can spot Tim's influence and products all over this 3D tag. This is a simple way to use up those left over Configuration Boxes from other projects. Hope you have a spooky Halloween and I'd love to see you over at my blog "My Crafty Life On The Internet".


I have made a tag for Halloween using Tim Holtz stamps, dies, inks, paints, papers etc
I also used crackle paint, the rusting technique and heat embossing
For more details on the step by step please visit my blog HERE
Happy Halloween xx


My tag today uses many different Tim techniques. I would love to have you stop by my Blog - Juliz Design Post to see how I achieved the illusion of layers.


Thank you to all the Creative Guides who have shared their latest tag make, as always it is an incredible line up of talent.

I hope that each you enjoyed looking at the wonderful range of designs and ideas.
We wish you all a happy Halloween weekend full of ghoulish fun with lots of treats but without the tricks.

Take care.

hugs Brenda and the Creative Guides xxx

Monday 26 October 2015

Destination Inspiration October - Terminal 4

Hello to our fellow A Vintage Journey travellers, Anne here and it is my pleasure to share the penultimate stop of our October journey, using the contents of our travel kit bag:

Product : Distress Spray Stain
Technique : Layering Stencil Embossing 
(Compendium of Curiosities III Page 50)
Featured Colour : Hickory Smoke
Substrate : Tag

Since we are close to one of my favourite times of the year, Halloween, I have created
an extra large (scary) tag for the occasion.
I really wanted to 'go large' so I used a No. 12 Ranger Manila tag and cut a couple of inches off the bottom to give a chunky tag.
I could not decide which Halloween stencil to use for the base so I used two, the Bats and the Shatter stencil, along with the Undertaker set of stamps, the Arch Frame die, the Sized Arches die and the Wicked Alpha Parts for my embellishment.  I always try to gather the elements together to start with.
Using the technique outlined on Page 50 of CC III and the Bat stencil I created a random pattern of bats using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I stenciled through the Shatter Stencil with Pumice Stone Distress Ink across the rest of the tag.  The whole tag was sprayed lightly with Smoked Hickory Distress Spray Stain.
I cut the frame and backing and then used Tim's Layering Stencil Embossing technique again, on the frame backing, this time using the Gothic Stencil (after changing my mind from the Shatter stencil) and Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I used a blending tool and applied Shaded Lilac over the whole frame and then gave it a light spray with the Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain.
I stamped and embossed the Undertaker image (in both sizes because I was not sure which one I would use) twice, cut the eyes and nose from one layer and used foam pads to layer the images up.  This gives the image more dimension. I could not resist adding spooky eyes....

I coated the frames, which I had cut from black card, with Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I have to admit I was a little disappointed at first that the paint turned white-ish, but it all came good in the end.
Once the crackled frame parts were dry, I sprayed them with Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain and I loved the effect it created.  The Rock Candy coating turned a beautiful colour with some lighter patches here and there.
In the end I chose the smaller image as he fitted the frame better.  You can see the result of the spraying over the crackle much better in this photo.
I used the word 'halloween' and a bat from the Wicked Alpha Parts set and I coated the word with Wilted Violet Distress Paint, left it for a few seconds and then lightly removed some of the paint to create a weathered look.
I finished the number 31 in the same way as the word.  I added some vintage ribbon which I dyed using Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain and add a Halloween word charm 'wicked' to finish off.
A final look at those scary eyes, they look much better in real life.....

Thank you so much for joining me at Terminal 4 and that you feel inspired to get your stencils
 and sprays out to have a play.  Do please come back next Monday for Terminal 5 
inspiration,  In the meantime there is still time left to enter Alison's challenge HERE.

Hugs, Anne xx

Friday 23 October 2015

Welcome Candy as our Guest Creative Guide

Welcome to our Friday Guest Post everyone and all I can say is you are in for such a real TREAT. When I first saw this project and post my jaw dropped to the floor in sheer delight and amazement, oh my gosh you are sure gonna love it and of course it comes from our wonderful dear friend and ex Creative Guide Candy Colwell.


Hello A Vintage Journey Friends! 
I am Candy Colwell from Springfield, Missouri. My blog name reflects my philosophy that "Creativity Is Contagious".

This is like a homecoming for me as I was one of the original "Creative Guides" when "A Vintage Journey" began in February of 2014. You can click on my photo below to be transported back to that beginning post and see my "all about me."

I would like to thank Brenda and all of the guides at A Vintage Journey for welcoming me back to do this guest designer piece for all of you. It is such a thrill for me!

I have been a fan of Tim Holtz since I began this art journey several years ago. I love his grungy style and particularly his Distress Inks and Ideaology lines of products. Even more than his grungy style, I am drawn to the vintage aspect of it. There is something about vintage work that I find calming, nostalgic and so reflective of our own past experiences. Vintage work makes me feel good inside; to see it and create it! 

Recently, I was proud to be a part of the "Curiosity Crew", a design team for another heavily influenced Tim Holtz challenge based on "Compendium of Curiosities III". I am currently thrilled to be a member of DecoArt's International Design Team with more of a mixed media focus. 

October's theme at A Vintage Journey is "Journaling with Tim". This is a perfect theme for me as I am currently fascinated with creating my own art and junk journals. Since it is so close to Halloween, I have created an art/junk journal with a twine binding to resemble a Haunted House using a vast array of DecoArt and Tim Holtz products. But this house exterior doesn't necessarily have to be a Haunted House. For example, with different colors and embellishments, it could be a gaily decorated Christmas house with Santa in the window instead of a witch.

The twine binding is an awesome way to attach signatures or pages to your book without sewing anything. You can simply add, remove or move pages around in your journal whenever you want simply by slipping the pages through the twine binding. And yes, they do stay in place!

**Note - you don't necessarily have to use twine. You can use waxed linen thread, string, ribbon, fibers, cording; whatever you choose to use. I actually used almost a black cord type twine for this book.

I hope that you will enjoy this pictorial tutorial and that it will inspire you! Let's get started ...

For this project, you will need the following list of supplies:

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black, Titan Buff, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Medium Grey Value 6, Dark Grey Value 3, Burnt Umber, Payned Grey
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream - Raw Umber
DecoArt Media White Gesso
DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
Archival Jet Black Ink (Permanent ink)
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Fossilized Amber, Ground Espresso
Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Tim Holtz Stamp Sets - Oddities, Mini Halloween 2, Regal Findings, Photo Studio
Misc. Oxford Impressions Halloween Stamps
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape - Hobgoblin, Regions Beyond
Misc. Tissue Tape
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Tiny Vials, Foundry Frames, Fragment Charms, Regions Beyond 8x8 Paper Stash, Oddities Adornments, Plaquette
Sizzix - Artful Dwellings, Mini Openings Set, Sized Arches, Graveyard, On The Fence
Black Adhesive Pads
Specialty Stamping Paper
Detailer Water Brush
Sticky Back Canvas
1/4" and 1/2" Scor Tape
Black Embossing Powder and Embossing Ink Pad
Glossy Accents
Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Corrugated Cardboard
Black Cardstock
Vintage Photos sized to fit the project
Vintage Black Netting and Muslin
Black Cording (for the spine signatures)
Black Photo Corners
Grass or mossy substance
Mini Metal Lion Head Door Knocker and Mini Metal Hinge, Dresdin Ornate Piece (behind Plaquette)
Black Spider (to tie onto spine binding)

Begin with two 6" x 6 1/2" pieces of chipboard for the book covers and a 6" x 1" piece of chipboard for the spine. (Six inches will be the height of this book.)

Now using corrugated board from smaller cardboard boxes, cut two pieces 5 3/4" x 6". These will be glued over the chipboard covers to create "siding" for the house. 

Using Tim Holtz' Artful Dwellings die cut, cut 4 of the largest house, 4 of the next size house and 2 of the tallest, thinnest house. Cut straight across one of the tallest, thinnest houses where it starts to rise to a point. Join this piece with the bottom of the other tall thin piece to create a "tower" on one end of the cover. The other pieces will be stacked on top of each other to create various thicknesses and depths. 

Cut the windows on the Artful Dwellings pieces using Tim Holtz' Mini Openings die cut. Cut THREE of the arched front door (on the largest of the Artful Dwellings pieces) using the smallest of the arches from Tim Holtz' Sized Arches die cut. (Keep one of the arched door pieces.) Leave ONE of these pieces without a door. It will be used as the backing for the front door assembly. Cut only one of the paned window and one of the small single window out of the next size dormers. The other pieces will be used as a backing. Tear away the smooth top layer of the corrugated paper on the exterior dormer pieces, revealing the corrugated texture underneath. This will represent "siding" on the old creaky wooden house. Do not peel away the smooth paper on the backing dormer pieces.

Cut a hole in what will be the book cover front (that will form a picture window). Your window will be 2" x 1". Measure 1/4" from the edge and 1" up from the bottom. This will be your outside lower corner of the window. Then measure up 2 1/2" from the bottom. This will be the top corner of the window. Draw lines to complete the window and then cut out using an Exacto Knife.

Remembering that your height on the book is 6", measure in 3/4" from one side of the chipboard. Draw a line down the length of the chipboard. Repeat this for the other chipboard piece. Add 1/2" and 1/4" Scor Tape to the chipboard base everywhere except this 3/4" strip at the end. This 3/4" strip will become part of the book binding.

Peel away the adhesive protection and lay the 6" x 5 3/4" piece of corrugated board over the chipboard. Be sure that the corrugated texture is running horizontally to represent wooden siding. Use an Exacto Knife to cut out the picture window on the front cover of the book.

Place the 1" x 6" chipboard strip between the two chipboard book covers. Use Masking Tape to join the spine and the book covers together. First tape the outside edges together, turn the book over and tape the inside edges together. Gently bend the book covers back and forth to make them more pliable.

Now the REAL creative fun begins!

Do not paint over the spine area of your book. Paint all of the exterior corrugated area first with DecoArt Media White Gesso. When that is dry or gently heat set, follow with a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff. Be sure to add Gesso and then the paint about 1/2" in from the edges on the INSIDE of the book covers as well. (The rest of the inside will be covered with paper.)

While the exterior book covers are drying, use a vintage image sized to fit into the arched doorway of the haunted house. In this case, I have used this little girl. I created a witch hat to fit her head out of black cardstock. I laid the girl's head onto the cardstock to get the proper size for the hat. Draw an oval to represent her hat brim. Cut it out and make a horizontal slit a little off center of the hat. Bend the top portion of the oval at the slit. This will be the outer brim of the hat. Now draw a triangle starting at either side of the girl's head. Add about 1/8" to your pencil lines and cut out the triangle. Bend the cardstock back at the lines and create the top portion of the witch's hat. Stick the girl's head up through the slit in the brim. Add a dot of glue to the back of her head and glue the back of the oval in place. Then lay the triangle over her head that is sticking through the slit, arrange it to fit and glue in place. Add a piece of vintage netting to hide where the hat is joined and also for added interest. I also added a black netting shawl over her shoulders, tied it in the front and added a dot of Glossy Accents under the knot to hold it in place.

The Artful Dwellings die cut pieces will be stacked like this: The largest piece for the front door assembly is stacked and glued three together. Glue a piece of distressed text in the center of the fourth piece. This will fill up the doorway and serve as a background for the little witch. Make two stacks of two of the next dormer pieces and glue them together. One should have a paned window the other should have a single centered window. This leaves the longest, thinnest tower piece that has already been glued together. Just as you did with the book covers, first paint a layer of White Gesso. When dry, add a layer of Titan Buff and let dry or gently heat set.

Add DecoArt Media Modeling Paste to the corrugated sides of the front door to make it smooth all the way around. Let dry.

Dry brush DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber over all of the corrugated pieces and in all of the openings. Add more brown to areas around the window and door openings and randomly on the "siding". Then add some black just at the openings and randomly on the siding to give even greater depth. Glue the sized images of Halloween people in the window openings of the tower. Also paint the front door with Burnt Umber.

Now for the trim to hide the corrugated edges of the dormers and tower! Using a fairly stiff brush, dry brush Titan Buff over a piece of textured black cardstock. Then cut strips that will glue onto the top and the side edges of the stacked dormer pieces. For the front door assemblage, cut a strip 3/4" wide and the length of the cardstock. Score the strip at 1/4". Fold down the score line and add Scor Tape on the underside of the strip. For the remaining pieces, cut two strips 1/2" wide and the length of the cardstock. Score at 1/4" and add Scor Tape to the underside of the cardstock. Set aside.

The dormer with the single window will now be cut so that the larger front door assemblage fits snuggly onto the dormer top. Lay the front door assemblage on top of the single window dormer piece. Center the point of the tower on the small window. Use a pencil to mark the slopes of the front door assemblage. Using an Exacto Knife, cut away the top corrugated layer of the dormer only. Glue the dormer in place at the top of the front door assemblage.

Using the "31" Ideaology Plaquette cover it with a light coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold and gently heat set. Then apply a layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze and let dry. Once dry, add a layer of DecoArt Media Raw Umber Antiquing Cream and wipe away the excess. (In this photo, you can also see the trim strips in the background that have been cut to the length of the dormer sides and ready to be glued in place.)

I added a backing for the Plaquette with an ornate copper piece that was distressed with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey. I made two small holes in the metal piece and also the corrugated front door assemblage and added Long Fasteners to secure the "31" Plaquette in place.

Adding the trim strips to the dimensional pieces on the house was easy and fun. I cut them to the length they needed to be. Then I removed the adhesive backing and starting on the front of each piece, pressing the front of the strips in place first and then pressing the sides in place. The dry brushed black trim really sets off the dormers and adds even more depth. Pieces of trim under the roof peaks will be added later.

None of the haunted house pieces have been glued in place yet! That comes at the very end! Now it's time to add the roof peaks and also the graveyard!

Using Tim Holtz' Graveyard die cut, I cut three sets of gravestones out of plain Grungeboard. I then cut them apart and randomly stacked some of the headstones by two or even three to give them depth. The roof pieces are all cut from chipboard. 

Their sizes are as follows:

Front door assemblage is 6" x 3/4". The two identical dormers are 4 1/2" x 1/2". The tall tower is 5 1/2" x 1/2". All the roof pieces were scored in the center. 

All of these pieces were first painted with DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste and gently heat set. This gives them a gritty feel. The headstones were then painted first with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Medium Grey Value 6 followed by random edging with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Dark Grey Value 3. The roof pieces were all painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey. Once dry, all of the roof pieces were hot glued into place, being sure that they lined up flush on the back side of the roof peaks. 

Now the outside pieces were finished and ready to be glued in place. BUT ...

the spine assemblage and the interior covers need to be finished before all of the dimension is added to the front cover!

Here is a photograph of the interior of the book at this point. You can see how the interior covers have been distressed at least 1/2" all the way around. Paper will eventually cover almost all of the interior covers and create a finished look and ready for embellishing.

Let's start the final spine assembly ...

I am using the natural color Sticky Back Canvas that is cut in a 2 5/8" x 7" strip. The width of the strip will fit perfectly into the area in between the corrugated covers of the book. The length is cut 1" longer than the length of the book so that there is 1/2" of fabric that can be folded over the chipboard spine and book covers, leaving a nice finished edge. Using a baby wipe, randomly add Paynes Grey paint to the canvas.

Find the center of the canvas and peel back the adhesive backing to that point. Press the canvas in place and continue to lay the Sticky Back Canvas over the chipboard spine and book cover ends. Fold under the 1/2" canvas on each end. Gently move the book covers and press the canvas in place so that the book covers can open and close properly.

I found two pieces of paper that would be perfect background pages for my interior covers from Tim Holtz' new 8" x 8" Regions Beyond Paper Stash. They are cut in 5 5/8" x 7" pieces; so that there will be approximately a 1/4" edge all the way around the book covers and a small overlap at the center of the interior spine. I distressed the papers first with Wild Honey and then Ground Espresso around the edges. But before I could glue them in place, I needed to add my watchful witch at the picture window on the cover of the book!

Also from the Regions Beyond Paper Stash, there are two wonderful pages full of cabinet card vintage photographs. Here, I have applied the same technique for adding a witch had and shawl that I did on the little girl at the beginning of this tutorial. I have put the photographs side by side so you can see the difference it makes to add the witch outfit and also by adding Wild Honey Distress Ink around my witch. I glued her in place at the window, allowing the hat to slightly be above the window opening.

Now it was time to add the interior book papers and make it look more professional and finished.

I added Scor Tape around the edges of the papers and also a couple of strips across the interior of the papers and glued them in place. Here is the new and improved interior of the book covers. 

Now to start embellishing the interior pages ...

These are the kids from Tim Holtz' Photo Studio stamp set. He affectionately refers to them as "the creepy kids". And yes, they are a bit creepy! But they are perfect for this Halloween art/junk journal. I stamped them on Specialty Stamping Paper using Archival Jet Black Permanent Ink. I heat set them and then began coloring them with various Distress Ink colors and Tim's Detailer Water Brush. Then they were cut out and laid to the side while I prepared the creepy, rickety old fence that would be in front of them.

Tim's Sizzix On the Fence die cut is a perfect rickety fence. It was cut out of plain Grungeboard and then covered with a generous coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paste. Once dry, I added a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff and then DecoArt's Media Raw Umber Antiquing Cream. I wiped off the excess cream, leaving a nice weathered crackled, peeled paint effect on the fence.

I used one of Tim's Foundry Frames with another of the vintage cabinet card portraits from his 8" x 8" Regions Beyond Paper Stash to create this lovely portrait of Grandma Witch. Her witch's hat was created as I had done on the previous witches. I added DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black around the perimeter of the frame (using my finger) to give it more of a perimeter against the paper background and also to bring out the black witch hat even more. 

Next I added some Oxford Impressions vintage pumpkins stamped onto orange cardstock, a black crow stamped on Specialty Stamping Paper and a lone spider from Tim's Mini Halloween 2 stamp set. I also added some Regions Beyond Tissue Tape to the background page and a Happy Halloween banner using Black Embossing Powder on muslin. So this is the left interior cover. Some of the elements were put in place using black pop dots. So there is even a little bit of dimension on the interior covers.

The right interior cover has more Regions Beyond and other random Tissue Tapes added to the background paper. I stamped Oxford Impressions' "Trick or Treat" onto one of Tim's labels from the Regions Beyond 8" x 8" Paper Stash. The vintage children are photos that I have saved to my computer and sized to fit the page. The moon and witch hat are also Oxford Impressions stamps. The hand is a Tim Holtz stamp from his Oddities stamp set. It and the moon face have been colored using various Distress Inks and a Detailer Water Brush.

Here is a photograph of the completed interior covers (with the twine binding already in place).

Now that the interior pages are finished, it is time to put the finishing touches on the roof peaks. Then I can glue the exterior haunted house pieces in place and add the twine binding to the spine of the book. 

To finish off the back side of the roof peaks (which will be visible above the top of the book) simply lay each dormer piece on top of the scrap paper left from the interior book covers. Draw a pencil line down either side of the roof peak and down the sides of the dormers until they will be glued onto the book front. Cut out the pieces and adjust them to fit the back sides of the dormer and peaks. Distress them and glue them in place. Now add small pieces of black cardstock trim about 3/8" wide underneath the roof peaks. I simply hot glued them in place and then cut them off at the bottom of each roof piece. Refer to the photograph below to see their placement.

Now it's finally time to hot glue all of the exterior pieces in place to bring the haunted house book to life!! First, I glued the tower to the left and just over the Sticky Back Canvas edge. Next I glued the dormer on the far right where the end of the roof peak is lined up with the side of the book. Then I nestled the center piece in its place. Next came the "grass" followed by the gravestones.

To add the twine binding, decide on the number of twine pieces you want to wrap around the spine for adding your pages. In this case, it is 5. The length of this book is 6". You need to double that number to figure the length of twine on both sides of the spine as you are wrapping it. So, that number is now 12". Take the number of twine wraps (5) times the number of doubled inches to wrap the spine one time (12) and add another 12-18" to the total. So, the total length of twine you will need for this spine twine binding to comfortably wrap this book is 72-78". (This the is formula you will need to twine wrap any spine-the number of times you wrap the spine is up to you.) 

Begin by leaving about a 6" tail and begin at the top outside of the book spine. Begin wrapping the spine towards the inside of the book. Make sure that the twine is not overlapping as you wrap and pull tight as you are wrapping.

Cross the top end (tail) with the bottom end of the twine up towards the upper end of the spine. To tie off, pass one end of the loose ends underneath ALL of the wrapped twine. Pull the twine tight while you are tying off the ends. Make sure that all of the wrapped twines are laying next to each other, not overlapping. Tie a square knot to secure. Then you can tie a bow or add embellishments to hide the knot. I also added some extra twine by tying it above the knot so I could add more embellishments to the spine.

First I created some charms out of Tim's Fragment Charms. I used images from his 8" x 8" Regions Beyond Paper Stash and glued them onto the Fragments using Glossy Accents. I also added two of Tim's new Oddities Adornments (the "fright" token and the spider charm). The "purified guts" vial is a Tim Holtz Tiny Vial that has a bit of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Green Gold paint coloring the sides of the glass vial. The cork top is glued in place using Glossy Accents. All of these pieces are tied onto the spine using the twine. Finally, I added a rather large ominous looking spider that I found at a local craft store. It is also tied onto the spine using the extra twine pieces.

Now cut or create your interior pages, fold in the center and slip in between the twine bindings. You can add as many pages to each "signature" as you wish but usually between 4 and 6 pages is a good number.

Thanks so much for checking out this tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it and maybe learned something along the way or you were inspired to try something fun and a little different on your next artistic adventure!


Wow, wow, wow. What did I tell you? How a-m-a-z-i-n-g is that?
Thank you Candy for all your time and hard work in creating something so different and so special for us, your creative mind is incredible and who knows where it will take you next but whatever it be we are going to remember this one for a very long time to come.

Please pop over and leave Candy some love and take a good look around her wonderful blog if you haven't already. There is so much creativity in this lady her talent shines through in everything she makes and she loves sharing everything with us.

Phew how do you follow that? Well we will on Monday with an extra Destination Inspiration post for the month and next Friday is one of our rare and popular Tag Friday posts, so we look forward to seeing you back again and you still have two more weeks to get an entry into Alison's Journalling with Tim challenge. See you there.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx