Friday 15 January 2016

Pinworthy Inspiration

Every month we are delighted to welcome our pinworthies from a previous challenge to join us as guest Creative Guides. Our pinworthies are the selected winners of our challenges and today we are pleased to be joined by Shilpa who was a pinworthy in October for our 'Art Journaling with Tim' challenge. It is very apt that Shilpa is sharing some more of her wonderful journal creativity today but this time on our current theme - Vintage Luggage and Travel.

Hello Everyone, Shilpa here. It's a great pleasure to be back as Guest Designer at A Vintage Journey, many thanks to the team for this opportunity!
I am from Bangalore, India. I love everything related to colour and texture. I enjoy creating art journals, working on canvas and altering found objects. I share my creations on my blog - Neon diary.
Today, I would like to share with you a double spread art journal page.
This is a collage journal page and I've used all Tim Holtz designed elements.
For the background, I chose one of the papers from the Wallflower collection. On that I applied a thin layer of antique linen distress ink layer randomly. The leaf branch is die cut from Sizzix garden greens, which I coloured with peeled paint distress stain and vintage photo distress ink.
I've also created layers with Numbers Rubons.
Industrial stickers and Framed Alpha parts are a perfect fit on this masculine page.
As we have A Vintage Travel theme for January challenge, here, I decided to use Tim's Old Jalopy die, I cut it out from the Menagerie paper stack, behind that I adhered metal clocks and ephemera.
Thank you so much for again for your visit, I hope you liked my journal page!


Thank you Shilpa - a wonderful double page!
If this inspires you, do join our latest challenge - Vintage Travel and Luggage.
We are back on Monday with the next stop this month for Destination Inspiration.

Have a creative and enjoyable weekend.
Nikki on behalf of the AVJ Team


  1. Beautiful journal page Shilpa and love to have you here at AVJ.

    Love the layout and details you have incorporated.

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Welcome Shilpa- wonderful journal pages using all things Tim . Love the male image behind the old jalopy .
    Its lovely to have you guesting today
    Amanda x

  3. What a stunning creation Shilpa! I love the vintage look you created here.😊

  4. A fantastic piece Shilpa, love how you managed to incorporate our current theme into your journal spread! Wonderful details everywhere! Thanks so much for sharing it with us here!

  5. wonderful details and it all looks so seamless Shilpa !!

  6. Fabulous Shilpa, love the details and design.
    Linda xxx

  7. Such a cool design, congrats on your feature!

  8. What a wonderful double page journal spread Shilpa! Love the Wallflower paper background base and your wonderful vintage car. So many special details with the clocks, and Remnant rubs! thank you so much for sharing your inspiring project and joining us as a Guest Creative Guide today! Julia xx

  9. What wonderful travel themed journal pages Shilpa, love the colour palette and that fabulous vintage car die and all your lovely layers. Thanks so much for sharing it with us here at AVJ, so glad to see you back as one of our Guest Creative Guides! Deb xo

  10. Oh wow Shilpa, this is a wonderful double spread art journal page, so full of Tim goodness and it fits so perfectly with the current travel theme. Great use of the Wallflower papers, die cuts, alpha parts and rub-ons to create a beautiful dimensional layout. Lovely to have you as our Guest here again too! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Ooh, Shilpa's page is gorgeous! I love everything about it - wonderful! xxx

  12. What a fantastic collaged page from Shilpa - I just love the natural colour palette, and the collaging looks so great over the background paper. Lovely to have you with us this month, Shilpa!
    Alison xx

  13. Lovely collages journal page Shilpa. Love the masculine theme and the neutral colour palette works perfectly. Love the old jalopy too. Love how,you used the background paper as the backdrop. Thanks so much for joining us X X X

  14. Fabulous indeed Shilpa!!! LOVE how you've layered lots of elements to create your own vintage journey on this journal spread. So pleased to see you featured too! Jenny x

  15. Wow Shilpa .. I loved the Layout .. So Pretty !!