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 1 November 2019

Window On Your World: November Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome! It's Deb here today to announce our November challenge:

Window On Your World

This month we would like to see some kind of window or tunneled element in your creations. Think hollowed out books, multiple layers with openings to see what has gone before, hidden flaps or windows that when opened reveal a secret element. Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

 I'm excited to see what you create for this fun theme, so many possibilities!  You will have until December 5th, 2019 to enter and as always the Creative Guides will choose their three favourite entries who will be crowned our November Pinworthies.  Our Pinworthies receive a badge to display on their blogs and we pin their amazing creations to our Pinworthies Pinterest board.

The Creative Guides have made some amazing projects to inspire you, take a look below and make sure to visit their blogs to see all of the details.


I decided to make a winter themed tunnel book for our Window On Your World challenge, pop on by my blog for some more pictures and stop back here at A Vintage Journey on November 15th for a step by step tutorial.

I've recycled some packaging to create a 3D book cover with a window onto a whole different time of day!  This window doesn't divide inside from outside but instead takes you from autumn dawn to autumn dusk, and from cottage garden to wild meadow.  It's a project you really can't capture in one photo, so if you want to get a proper look through the window to see what's out there, do come over to Words and Pictures for all the details.

The wonderful Deb's challenge inspiring me to realize a tiny Christmas house! I created my door... with a window! I used the new Tim Holtz's  Window Frame die like a door! I really love using things differently than what they were created for! You can see details and tutorial on my blog Yaya scrap & more! 

I couldn't resist art journaling for Deb's Fabulous Window On Your World challenge. Taking the challenge literally, I created an autumnal window scene on my page which was inspired by the actual window display in my house and therefore includes maple leaves, pumpkins and sunflowers. To see how it all came together please pop over to my blog Let's Art Journal.

For Deb's delightful challenge this month, I created a window looking into a magical snowy winter wonderland using a Vignette Box and die cuts embossed in Molten Dimensions White Embossing Powder to create the look of snow!  Please ride your sleighs over to my blog for more photos and details on how I put this together!

I took Deb's fun challenge, quite literally, and made a card with a window.  This happens to be a Birthday Card so when it is opened - the balloon pops out with a birthday greeting.  If you would like to see this card in action, visit my blog here.

Wonderful projects as always, thanks so much to my fellow Creative Guides for sharing their creativity with us all.  And now that you've been inspired, start working on your Window On Your World, can't wait to see what you create!

Deb and the Creative Guides

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  1. So many creative ways to join in on Deb's window on the world challenge by the DT, I'm off now to see how they were all put together! xx

  2. Fantastic Creativity , Ladies . LOVE all of your fabulous projects . Off to pin them to our pinterest board .
    Have a lovely weekend

    A x

  3. Wonderful team work! and as always an inspiring challenge!

  4. Wow, I was blown away by all the wonderful CG creations this month! All the makes are so different and fill me with inspiration as they wonderfully illustrate Deb's fabulous Window On Your World challenge 😀. Thanks for sharing your creative magic, I enjoyed seeing how they all came together over at your blogs 😀. Happy November everyone! Hugs, Jo x

  5. This is such a great challenge and I love all the fabulous projects created by my talented teamies xx Look forward to visiting xx

    Huge hugs and have a great weekend
    Annie xx

  6. Oh wow, they are all amazing! I love the challenge idea, and can't wait to get started.

  7. This is a brilliant theme, loving the DT projects and If I can find a space at the moment to make something! I'll join in soon. Happy creating, Angela xXx

  8. A wonderful challenge theme Deb and all of the Design Team creations! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Fabulous projects and ingenious interpretations of the theme. Great designs everyone xxx

  10. Gorgeous makes in 3D! Great inspiration, hoping I'll get around to play this month!

  11. Great designs by everyone! I love this challenge theme, and so sad I couldn't play along! I will be around to visit each of you soon!

  12. Always so much shared creativity from the Design Team, you really do spoil us all with your talents. Fabulous theme, hope I can play along with you all this month as it has been too long xx

  13. LOVE this challenge and what great examples of inspiration from the DT! Thanks!