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, 5 February 2016

A Vintage Journey - February Challenge - Industrial

Welcome to a our new challenge for February 2016. Our challenge this month is :

INDUSTRIAL

"Use your foil tape, metallic card stock along with your Texture Fades/Embossing Folders to create an industrial creation all your own.

Whether it's a background or bloom or metal embellishments; don't limit your paint colour to black..... industrial can look great in all colours!

The Creative Guides have created a wide array of industrial projects to inspire you on your journey.

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I opted to take this opportunity to create something a little different for my hubby for Valentine's Day....an altered frame. I love adding layers to my design along with vintage and found items; which this piece has in abundance incuding old watch parts, chicken wire combined with metal embellishments from the Idea-ology range. Hope hubby likes his quirky Valentine's gift! For more details please pop by my blog.
Well despite being urged to do something colourful I ended up using black and sepia! I love these two (normally three) gents and had them in mind as the original industrial designer gents. If you would like to see some more details (particularly the different shades of black I used!) then hop on over to my blog.

Tracy's 'Industrial' Theme was perfect for me as I needed to make a birthday card
for my ex-Navy Brother.  You can see more over on my blog.

Addicted to Art - Tim Holtz Industrial Technique - Butterfly Duo
I decided to use an Ikea shadow box to display my industrial butterflies. I have used paint and alcohol inks on the embossed trio and decorated the frame with tissue wrap and translucent paints. There are more details and photographs at Addicted to Art today.

What a great theme for this months challenge.  I used some of my favorite things for this canvas.  I always love using Tim's Gadget Gears & Layering Stencils so I combined them with one of the great images from Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante Line. 
 Stop by my blog, My "Crafty" Life on the Internet, to see more details.

I absolutely love this Industrial styled card using various Tim Holtz products.....such great fun to put together too. For a closer look and more details hop over to my blog

My project is part of a much larger one, it's the spine of aN altered journal/mini book I am working on. If you would like to see how it all came together, all you need to do is visit my blog HERE


I had so much fun with Tracy's Industrial theme, my only problem was deciding which one of my million ideas I wanted to use!  I finally did settle on a design after much debate and created this 'Heart Of An Industrialist' reverse canvas, come on over to my blog to find out how I made it. 

For a good few years now I have always wanted to alter a box using Tim Holtz Industrial technique but never  quite got around to it so Tracy's theme this month gave me the perfect opportunity.  If you would like more details then be sure to stop my blog 

My thoughts are already turning to Spring and Easter and for Tracy's 'Industrial' challenge I have combined lots of things I love - rust, metal/faux metal and altered art with Tim Holtz inspiration and techniques. This was such a fun curio box to put together and I took Tracy's advice and used foil tape to make what are normally natural elements look more industrialised. There are more photos over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

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Thank you all who joined us for our January challenge, we have all enjoyed visiting your blogs. We look forward to seeing how you are inspired with our February Industrial Challenge.

Our challenge is a monthly one and a randomly chosen winner will receive a £20 gift voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts. We also award our Pinworthy badges to the Top 3, chosen by the Creative Guides who are subsequently invited to join us on the blog as a guest designer.

You have until Thursday 25th February to enter and we will then select our random winner who will win a £20 voucher at Country View Crafts and our Pinworthies who we look forward to welcoming as guest designers. You can find all the Creative Guide projects, guest designers, pinworthies and winners on our Pinterest boards.

GOOD LUCK!
Tracy Evans xx


27 comments:

  1. LOve all your works! What a talented team! BArbara

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  2. Fabulous array of Industrial themed creations xxx lots of inspiration. Working Friday-Sunday so won't catch up with your individual blogs until Monday x
    Have a lovely weekend x

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  3. Wow! What an array of "industrial" projects! There is so see and learn here...thanks for the great inspiration as always. Hope to play around. Hugs.

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  4. Great industrial projects from you all ladies...fab work x

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  5. Great industrial projects from you all ladies...fab work x

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  6. Wonderful projects from everyone!! Like Annie, working for a good part of the weekend so will visit as time allows, hopefully soon...

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  7. Amazing work ladies! The industrial theme has definitely brought out the best in you all. Jenny x

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  8. Love, love, love Tracy's theme this month, it was such fun to take part in and wow ladies, your projects are all fantastic! Anne xx

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  9. A fabulous collection of 'Industrial projects'! Everyone Hope you all enjoyed the theme as much as I did. Hope to get around everyone projects over the weekend . hugs x

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  10. WOOOOOOWWWWW! What an amazing line up from the Creative Guides! You ROCKED this theme! I'll be around to see all these fabulous works after the weekend--I'll be out of town. Hugs!

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  11. WOOOOOOWWWWW! What an amazing line up from the Creative Guides! You ROCKED this theme! I'll be around to see all these fabulous works after the weekend--I'll be out of town. Hugs!

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    1. Ok, I finally got around to it, and what a lovely 2 hours I have spent visiting all your lovely blogs! You guys rock it!

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  12. Oh my goodness! I am so excited to have found this site. I have been 'lost' with no place to play since I finished the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenges. This will be sooo much fun. ...Clareene...

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  13. What a fabulous theme and wonderful inspirational projects from all of my amazingly talented team mates as always! Can't wait to see what everyone links up this month, have fun! Deb xo

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  14. I clicked on the Pinterest link but did not find the winners for the Vint Travel/Luggage winners. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. The winners are always published one week after the new challenge begins, so the Vintage Travel announcement won't be until next Friday. Have a good day too.
      Alison

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  15. oh my freakin flippin soul!!! these projects are amazing!!!!

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  16. Such fantastic projects from everyone... so sorry I haven't made it round to visit yet. Soon, soon!
    Alison xx

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  17. FABULOUS job as always ladies. Such great projects and inspiration. S@ndy xx

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  18. what wonderful and creative projects to inspire us with industrial art! I haven't done an awful lot of this so am excited to visit each of you for some lessons! Julia xx

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  19. What a fabulous array of art using this technique xx

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  20. TY for letting me know that the winners for challenges are posted 1 wk after challenge ends. Entered a card that I used metal eyelets on. Please let me know if use of this type of metal is acceptable for this challenge. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  21. Wow such fantastic projects! I so enjoyed seeing them all. xxx

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  22. There is an indication that challenge ends Feb 25 and then the Linky shows 4 days to end so I was wondering which date is the correct end date? Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. Loving the challenge and all the great DT samples. Happy crafting, Angela x

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