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 October 2018

October Challenge : Autumn Splendour

Hello fellow travellers, and welcome to our latest challenge here at A Vintage Journey. Sara Emily here with you today from sarascloset as your hostess for this challenge:


With the glorious colours of fall it would be oh so nice to see some falling leaves, pumpkins, acorns or any other favourite images that brings fall to mind. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I hope you will love what the Creative Guides have created to inspire you and that you will find time to play along with us this month. We can't wait to see what you will create!

Oh, how I love autumn's boldly colored foliage and blue skies!  I chose to make a super quick and easy card that's chock full of the season's colors. Please stop by my blog to see some close ups, and I'll have a full tutorial on how I created it right here in a couple of weeks.

I created this little folio for Sara Emily's wonderful theme. It doubles as a birthday card for my daughter whose birthday was just recently. If you want to see what is hidden inside, please visit me on my blog.

I absolutely adore the colours of Autumn and wanted to create an art panel with as many of the colours of this season as possible. I have used PaperArtsy Infusions over a gesso background and incorporated a number of paper clay embellishments as well. Do join me over on my blog if you would like to see more.


Ah, autumn... pretty much the only time when really bold colours start to appear on my craft table!  For my Autumn Splendour, I wanted to capture the glory of the changing leaves against one of those vivid blue autumnal skies you sometimes get.  Do come over to Words and Pictures to see more details of this huge jumbo tag.

For this wonderful theme I used lots of dies to create my tag.  Autumn is my favorite color palette so I used every one that I possibly could.  I hope you enjoy and will stop by my blog here to see more.

Surely you are inspired by so many wonderful autumnal projects! Please join us for this colorful challenge; we are looking forward to seeing your fabulous projects.

We are always amazed by your talent and creative takes on the theme every month. The Creative Guides select three Pinworthies at the end of each challenge which are featured in a post the following month. If you are one of our chosen entries you will receive a badge of honour and your projects are pinned to our Pinterest boards.

Happy creating!
Sara Emily and the Creative Guides


  1. Such a lovely array of Autumn Splendor. Great inspiration from the team and a wonderful theme for October.

  2. Love all these beautiful autumnal projects from you all, they provide a magnificent line up of autumn splendour xxx

  3. A fabulous array of Autumn Splendour teamies - great inspiration and such wonderful colours! Jennie x

  4. Such wonderful projects celebrating the splendour of autumn... it's been lovely hopping round to see them.
    Alison x

  5. Fabulous projects ladies , each holding its own special touch of autumn splendour. Thanks for sharing . Off to pin them to our pinterest board .....
    have a lovely weekend everyone x

  6. Yes so very inspired by the Autumn splendour by your amazing DT. Thank you for the fabulous creations x.

  7. Wow! As usual, you talented ladies have come up with the most beautiful makes for this theme!

  8. Fabulous entries from the Creative Guides as always, can't wait to see what our followers link up! Deb xo

  9. What beautiful Autumn Splendor inspiration from the team!

  10. Stunning samples from everyone, off to do the rounds....

  11. I am always amazed that the work of your design team members. The colors are stunning and every single project is inspiring. Thank you.

  12. Love the DT makes. Thanks for the challenge xoxo

  13. How can we not be inspired by these beauties, off to take a closer look at the beauty before me.
    Thank you for the inspiration. Tracey xx

  14. Just amazing samples by the DT! Terrif art as always Ladies!

  15. Wow, what stunning creations from the Creative Guides! I love the Autumn Splendour theme, it is perfect for this time of year 😁. Creative wishes! J 😊 x

  16. Loving all the gorgeous DT creations. Great theme too. Happy creating, Angela xXx