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Friday 21 April 2017

Inspiration From Our Pinworthies

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by.  We are excited to have our three very talented Pinworthy winners from January back with us today; Iolia from JulD Handmade, Drea from Drea's Scraps of Inspiration and Hazel from Melliflous Meanderings.  They have all made wonderful projects to share with us for our current 'The Magic of 3' challenge, enjoy!


Hello, I am Ioulia from Greece and I am so happy to be a Guest Designer 
once again at “A Vintage Journey”. It is such an honour to be here today. Thank you so much.

I loved painting and crafting from my early years, but instead of becoming an artist 
I became an engineer who loves to create things in her free time. 
So, crafting is my hobby. My passion is clay and texture in paintings.
 I am impressed by new techniques and altered materials. 

This month's theme “The magic of three” inspired me to create a mixed media painting with three poppies. This year the winter was so long and cold and everybody was looking forward spring.

The background is an mdf board which was painted with gesso, acrylics and inks.
I used stencils, stamps and tissue paper.

The poppies are made of air dry clay.
The stemps are made of copper wire and the leaves are made of used tea bags.

I hope you like it. 
For more details and pictures, I would be glad if you visit my blog, julD handmade
Also you can find me here:
Facebook: julD handmade
Pinterest: julD handmade


     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.

     I love what he picked, and started by blending the paints in three different areas of my page. Then I used three different stencils to create the numbers, diamonds, and woodgrain, using an old Tim Holtz mask to create the large 3 on top.  The three small and large butterflies were stamped three times each before re-inking to give the illusion of movement. 

     The Magic of Three can also be found in the flowers that have three petals in the center, and were the only purple ones in the bunch.

Thanks for having me!


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".

I began with a piece of Acrylic Paint board and covered it with texture. Grungepaste, lace, doilies etc. Which I attached with Gesso.

My magical Threes were Hearts and flowers, which are encrusted with Frantage Embossing Enamels.
It is inspired by my Beautiful Auntie Joan, who sits happily amongst the arrangement. 
For more details about this, please visit my blog. Mellifluous Meanderings.

Thankyou to the "A Vintage Journey " Team for inviting me and for continuing to provide us all with wonderful inspiration.


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,

Deb xo


  1. beautiful work - and definitely pinworthy!

  2. Fantastic floral creations from our Pinworthies - thank you ladies for sharing your talents with us at A Vintage Journey xx

  3. What fabulous work from all three Pinworthies - great inspiration for the challenge. Lovely to have you joining us on the journey this month.
    Alison x

  4. Fantastic inspiration here from Ioulia, Drea and Hazel. It's so nice to have you here at AVJ sharing the details of your inspiring Magic of Three Projects

    Huge hugs Annie x

  5. It's wonderful to see Ioulia, Drea, and Hazel here as Pinworthy Guests! What fabulous mixed media creations using the Magic of Three! I'm off for a closer look! Hugs!

  6. Welcome Ioulia, Drea and Hazel. Your projects are fabulous . Thank you for sharing your creativity with us . x

  7. A trio of fantastic projects from our three Pinworthies, Ioulia, Drea and Hazel, Ioulia's poppies are stunning, Drea's colour choices are superb and Hazel created some wonderful texture on her very chic project. Thank you so much for sharing these with us! Anne xx

  8. WOW!!! What an amazing dose of inspiration this post is! Ioulia, Drea and Hazel you have all really wowed us with your dynamic and creative work. Absolutely beautiful projects! Hugs, Autumn

  9. Thank you Ioulia, Drea and Hazel for sharing your wonderful creativity with us - what lovely projects all! Julia xx

  10. These are all amazing! Fabulous works of art!
    Linda xxx

  11. Amazing work from all three of you!! Wonderful to have you joining us here at AVJ, - thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!

  12. Thank you so much for your comments!!! Fantastic work Drea and Hazel!!!