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Friday, 15 December 2017

Welcome To Our Pinworthy Guest Creative Guides

Hello everyone, we have three amazing projects to share with you today from our September Pinworthy Mentions - Lula of U Lili, Helene of Lotsa Scrap and Pooja of Let's Get Crafty. They have all made wonderful creations for our current Winter Wonderland challenge, enjoy!

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Hi everyone! My name is Lucyna Marynowska aka Lula.  Let me tell you all at A Vintage Journey I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be a guest designer here, this is such a talented design team! 

A little about me:  I come from the north of Poland.  Fifty-eight, retired widow, mum of two grown up boys and a happy grandma.  I started my crafting journey 6 years ago as a card maker and immediately became an addicted paper-lover.  After my husband's death it was crafting what helped me to conquer the pain.  I enjoy creating anything from cards to altered art and love to experiment with various types of mediums.  I am keen on colour and texture and I always try to find new ways to
express myself.   I love challenges to spark my creativity and making crafty friends all over the world makes me very happy.  You can find my creative project on my blog:  http://ululi.blogspot.com/.

For the current theme 'Winter Wonderland' I have prepared a canvas named 'Christmas Eve'.  I was inspired by my memories of this very special night when the whole family went to church about midnight to attend the unique Mass.   It is one of the most beautiful Polish customs.


I have used a 29.5 cm x 9.5 cm white canvas and lots and lots of mixed media stuff to make this piece.

You can follow the steps I am sharing on my blog.


I have used Lavinia stamps images to built the town and put a lot of snow - coarse structure paste on the roofs. 


The star is made of a birch-tree and I emphasized its texture by using heat embossing and some glitter.

Hope you like my project!





As a result of my Pinworthy Mention in September, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer at A Vintage Journey for this month's theme, Winter Wonderland.  I'm retired and live in a Victorian home built in 1894 in midwestern Illinois. My husband and I are retired and empty nesters, blessed with three grown children and their families. We love spending time with them. It's such fun to see my craft supplies through the eyes of my six-year-old granddaughter who is quite a budding artist. 

I started papercrafting in 2006, first making cards and then quickly transitioning to scrapbooking.  I've been honored to be on several design teams over the years.  I'm more commonly known by my childhood bonnet photo as 2amscrapper.  I have no particular style because I love to dabble in all forms of art.  Currently I'm part of a local mixed media group.  In my craft room, I'm concentrating on art journaling as well as digital composition. 

Having a tendency toward monochromatic and vintage design, I loved working with the current winter wonderland theme.


My substrate is peeled back corrugated cardboard painted with gesso and topped with the Tim Holtz Birch stencil using Prima Art Alchemy old silver Metallique wax. I liked it so much that I hated to cover it up.


I chose the Tim Holtz Snow Globe #2 thinlet die as my focal point, but used other products in my design.  I hope you'll visit my blog for the detailed list: LOTSA SCRAP from 2amscrapper.






Hello everyone this is Pooja from India, I am so excited to be here as guest designer. A little about me, I am a fashion designer but craft is my only passion.  I love experimenting with products and techniques and mixed media is my forte! Other than that I love altering things and making clay murals. You are invited to visit my blog Lets get craftyy with pooja

Today I am here to share my altered bottle which I have altered according to this months theme 'Winter Wonderland'. Have a look:


I used an old bottle, after cleaning it I've done some stencil work in front part and for side applied modeling paste. I have used corrugated sheet to make roof and pillars also pasted a piece of 4 x 4" card board to increase the width towards the lower end, using brown, white, yellow and a bit of green for base colors.

I used some small pieces of thin fabric (like cheese cloth) and dipped them in gesso and sprinkled some silver glitter fine dust and sugar dust to give it snow look.  I added some natural tree wood at the bottom and a frame with a vintage pic, added some moss, flowers and red cherry around the frame. 

Here are some more pics with different angles.



Thank you so much I hope you liked it and enjoy my work, please let me know in comment box how much you like it 😊

Thank you once again to A Vintage Journey team for this honor.

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What beautiful Winter Wonderland creations from our Pinworthies, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all!  And hope that seeing these beautiful projects has inspired all of you to join in our Winter Wonderland challenge, you have until January 4th to get your own wintery creations linked up, can't wait to see what you create!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone and happy creating!

Deb and the Creative Guides

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful creative Ladies! I amthrilled about those amazing projects! WOW!

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  2. What a stunning and inspiring post! It's wonderful to have you Helene, Lula and Pooja! These are the most incredible projects - thank you so much! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you so much I am happy to be here at vintage journey blog n sharing my work with other awesome artists ☺

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  3. Oh wow, three stunning projects!! Lula, your roof tops are stunning; Helene, those ghostly trees in the background are wonderful and Pooja, your bottle recycling is so clever and creative. Thank you all for sharing your amazing talent with us here at A Vintage Journey! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much redanne for ur appreciation glad that you like my recycled bottle ❤

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  4. Oh my goodness, what amazing mixed media projects from all three of you! Lula I love your little village so much, the star and little houses just look incredible, what a stunning piece to recapture those special Christmas moments! Helene I adore your wonderful wintry piece too, the background is just wonderful and I love the way you used the snow globe! And last but not least Lula, your bottle is one of the most amazing altered bottles I have ever seen, wow! Stunning work from you all ladies and thanks so much for joining us here at AVJ!!

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    1. Thank you so much Astrid for ur appreciation n so happy that my recycled bottle liked by you this much, thank for ur kind word ❤❤ but I am pooja not Lula ☺😍😍

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  5. What glorious mixed media Winter Wonderlands from all three guests. Amazing work, Lula - those higgledy-piggledy houses are wonderful with their roofs full of sparkling snow. Helene, the snow globe scene is just lovely - so peaceful and serene. And Pooja - that altered is an absolute showstopper. Fabulous Pinworthy inspiration!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so very butterfly for ur encouraging words means a lot glad that you like my altered bottle ❤

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  6. Welcome Lula, Helene and Pooja . Wow! You really have spoiled us with three amazing 'Winter Wonderland' projects . Each one so different yet all three of them so very creative and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing a little bit about yourself (loved meeting you) and for showing us your creative talent.
    Have a lovely weekend Everyone x

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation ☺

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  7. Welcome to Lula, Helene and Pooja! What lovely winter projects you have created for A Vintage Journey and delightful to learn a bit more about you lovely ladies. I will be around to your blogs to see more details! Gorgeous creativity! Merry Christmas!

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  8. What lovely winter projects from each of you. What interesting techniques and creativity shown in each. And how nice to learn more about each of you! Can’t wait to pop over to each of your blogs to get all the details!

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation ☺

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  9. What amazing and beautiful creations from you all, really loved them..x

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  10. These projects are absolutely amazing. They are so creative and so different. I have to go the blogs and do some studying because they are so wonderful and unique. Great pinworthy choices!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation ☺

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  11. Fabulous projects ladies xx I adore each and everyone of them. Delightful details and so inspiring. Its great to have you here with us Lula, Helene and Pooja xxx

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Annie❤

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