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, 28 April 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
Friday, 21 April 2017
Hello, I am Ioulia from Greece and I am so happy to be a Guest Designer
Hello, Drea Slee here from Southern CA, currently living in Reno, NV with my husband and our 15 year old son! I have a background in fashion design, but have been into arts and crafts my whole life, with a huge passion for color. I've recently been exploring with mixed media, and love trying new products and techniques. Please visit my blog to see more of my work.
For me the "Magic of Three" represents my family, so I had my son choose three Dylusions Paints to create this page in my art journal.
Hi everyone, Hazel Agnew here, delighted to be asked to be a Pinworthy Guest.
I am a very messy and very impulsive mixed media arty type. Love to try out new methods and love to soak up all the wonderful art that is around us!
My garden is a source of joy, as are my two lovely small grandchildren.
I am very lucky to have my own craft room where I spend most evenings and many a day.
Here is my piece for the topic "The Magic Of Three".
Wow what gorgeous creations, thank you so much for sharing them with us today! I hope that all of you will also feel inspired to join in our 'The Magic of Three' challenge, there is a wonderful prize to be won from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies plus you may be chosen as one of our three Pinworthies and join us as a guest Creative Guide! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to pop back on Monday for the next stop on our Destination Inspiration journey. Hope to see you then,
Monday, 17 April 2017
And here's my 'A Very Wonderful Place' altered wood panel that I created with the contents of my travel bag.
I've a few step out photos on how I created it, hope you will enjoy seeing them.
I unfortunately didn't have any MDF in my stash so I substituted this free standing wood canvas from Southern Ridge Trading Company for the MDF surface, necessity is the mother of invention!
For my background, I used the stencil monoprint technique on 110 lb white cardstock through Tim Holtz's Blossom stencil with Old Paper Distress paint.
I then reapplied the stencil to the monoprint, bumping it slightly so it wasn't lined up exactly, and inked through the stencil with Twisted Citron and a touch of Mowed Lawn Distress inks.
A bit of stamping with a script stamp and Leaf Green Archival ink came next and then I sprinkled the background with water, applied some clear UTEE and heated the embossing powder from the back to activate it. I unfortunately used a bit too much water to hold the UTEE in place in spots and ended up with some translucent areas once the powder melted but decided to embrace imperfection and just went with it! Spattering with diluted white acrylic paint completed my background panel.
Wildflowers were die cut from Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, overstamped with the same script stamp used on the background and Hickory Smoke Archival ink, and then watercoloured with several shades of Distress inks (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn). I've become rather enamoured of watercolouring Wildflowers with Distress inks lately!
The prepared background was trimmed and adhered to the free standing wood panel and the watercoloured Wildflowers afixed overtop. A few of the wildflowers were bumped up slightly on tiny pieces of white fun foam. A Quote Chip was adhered to the top right corner and some green Distress ink coloured cheesecloth was glued all around the base.
One of Tim's Salvaged Dolls was aged with Vintage Distress Collage medium and her dress was painted with Americana Green Tea acrylic paint. Diluted Ground Espresso Distress Crayon was painted on to emphasize her features and colour her hair slightly. The crown and star wand from the Treasures Adornments were coloured with Silver Mixative and then aged with Black Soot Distress crayon. A teeny little flower from my stash was coloured with Spun Sugar Distress marker and adhered to the star wand and a couple of fussy cut butterfly wings were adhered to her back.
An 'x' and an 'o' Alpha Dice were coloured with Old Paper and Ground Espresso Distress crayons.
Mini Holiday Greens were die cut from cardstock coloured with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.
And using inspiration from our own Brenda Brown, I punched a butterfly from the same green cardstock with an EK Success punch and overstamped it with a Dina Wakley Scribbly Insects stamp (click here to read Brenda's butterfly tutorial).
And then the wood panel was assembled. I adhered the Mini Holiday Greens around the bottom and glued the Alpha Dice in place with the little Salvaged Doll fairy princess perched on top of them.
More flowers die cut with the Tiny Tattered Florals die, from card coloured with the same colours of pink and purple Distress inks as used on the Wildflowers, were adhered overtop of the greenery. That fabulous phrase from Tim's new Clippings Stickers was placed overtop of the popped up Wildflowers. I am finding those Clippings Stickers to be so inspiring, the stories you can tell with those wonderful words and phrases! And finally, the butterfly was perched onto the top of the panel as if about to take flight.
I hope that you've enjoyed seeing how my 'A Very Wonderful Place' altered wood panel came together, I had so much fun playing with the contents of the travel bag!
Be sure to stop by next Monday when Anne will be here with her Destination Inspiration project and I hope that you will also consider entering our current challenge, The Magic of Three. Thank you again for stopping by today and as always, happy creating!
Friday, 14 April 2017
Before we make the big announcement, it's time to enjoy a project from one of our former winners. Zelda of Out of Africa Creations won our January challenge, and she's here today with some inspiration for Annie's lovely Magic of Three theme. Let's hand over to Zelda so that she can introduce herself and her fabulous creation.