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Friday 4 October 2019

Inky Wings : A Vintage Journey October Challenge

Hi everyone x It's Annie (Curiousncraftytreasures blog) here with this month's challenge, which is "INKY WINGS"
For this challenge you can create any project as long as ink and wings are included in some way. This includes backgrounds, stamped images, art journals, and portions of your project coloured with ink. Any kind of ink is welcome, so let's get creative within our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
Our fabulous creative guides have provided lots of inspiration to get those creative juices flowing so grab a cuppa and enjoy this post.

I decided to paint a canvas incorporating Dragonflies, using Distress Ink to colour them. I shall share the process in more detail within my post on 18th October.

I've created a quartet of ATCs for Annie's fabulous theme.  My inky wings are attached to some embossed and slightly bossy insects hovering over inky layered backgrounds.  Do come and visit me at Words and Pictures to take a closer look at the instructions these flying insects have for us all on how to live our best lives!

I've created a wrapped journal for Annie's fabulous theme. My inky wing is added to the front of the wrapped journal. Please pop over to my blog to see how it all came together.

For this fabulous challenge - I took it quite literally.  I added lots of Alcohol Ink to the wings so they would look like a creepy patina headstone element.  Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit.

For Annie's fantastic challenge, I had fun art journaling using lots of different inks to create my background and the inky wings of my butterfly. To find out more, please pop over to my blog, Let's Art Journal, to see how it all came together.

I decided to use Annie's fabulous challenge as a "back to basics" exercise as I seem to have lost my way with my Distress Inks! Having used some of my favourite colours, favourite stamps and a fabulous new quote stamp I feel I have my inky mojo back! Please join me over on my blog if you would like to find out more.

For this inspirational challenge suggested by Annie, I choose to continue my Halloween projects! I created a card with the exclusive Stamptember 2019 Set by Simon Says Stamp and Tim Holtz. Check out my blog  Yayascrap & more for the whole tutorial!

I'm very pleased to be joining Annie's fabulous 'Inky Wings' challenge, as it's given me an opportunity to use my lovely Tim Holtz 'Entomology Stamps' and dies. If you'd like to see how my project came together, please hop over to my blog with this link.

Such lovely inspiration to get your creative juices flowing for our Inky Wings Challenge theme. 
The challenge begins today and remains open for entries until the Thursday 31st October at 18:00 GMT
We love to view your entries and be inspired by  your projects. The Top 3 Pinworthies, chosen by the Creative Guides, will receive a badge to display on their blog. 
Do please refer to our Travelling Instructions, which can be found on the sidebar.

Happy Crafting Annie & the Creative Guides 
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  1. Fabulous winged things everywhere! I've had a lovely time hopping round to see all these fantastic creations in detail. Bravo team!
    Alison x

  2. A fabulous gallery of Inky winged Creativity , ladies . Really disappointed I wasn't able to contribute to this fab challenge . I 'll be sure to pin all your projects to our pinterest board.
    Have a lovely weekend everyone
    A x

  3. Wow, what a fabulous array of Inky Wings! So much beautiful inspiration, I'm looking forward to visiting you all and seeing how they came together 😀. Happy October everyone! Hugs, Jo x

  4. What a fabulous array of inspiration ladies. Love all of them and looking forward to visiting you soon. Great challenge Annie!

  5. Amazing creations from the Creative Guides as always, love all the interpretations of your great theme Annie! Off to take a closer look and can't wait to see what our followers link up, Deb xo

  6. A fabulous challenge Annie and so many gorgeous projects from the team! xxx

  7. Beautiful work from the team, my favourite things all rolled into one theme.. Really hope to play along this month it's been too long. Thank you for the inspiration. Creative wishes Tracey x

  8. Awesome challenge and fabulous examples by the DT!!! Thanks for the inspiration to create!

  9. What great projects using inky wings! Just popped over to see them all on your blogs!

  10. Great challenge and loving the DT inspiration. Look forward to joining in. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  11. Such creative amazing projects displayed! Loving all the beautiful dts' creations and so inspiring. Thank You :)

  12. Thank you for the lovely challenge and gorgeous inspirations - really enjoyed this one x