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 13 March 2020

Against the Grain Pinworthy Winners

Hello! Thank you for traveling along with us with our Against the Grain challenge! We enjoyed visiting each one of your wood inspired entries.

Even though we didn't have many entries, they were all exceptional making narrowing it down to just three favorites a very difficult task. But without further ado, here are the Creative Guide's three Pinworthy choices:

#5 Lys at Impression Scrap

The 'wood planks' on Lys's 'fence' are so realistic you would think you were sitting in your back yard! Be sure to check out her blog, because she's got some great close up shots and a brief tutorial.

#11 Elle of Empire of the Cat

Elle actually had two great projects linked up, and it was hard to choose between the two. We loved how she embraced the challenge and used wood grain in so many creative ways on her fun project. Be sure to visit her blog, as she takes you through her creative process.

I will be sending you your Pinworthy badge to display on your blogs shortly, and we will be pinning your gorgeous entries to the A Vintage Journey Pinworthies board on Pinterest.

There is still plenty of time to enter our current challenge,  Celebration Time Come On, and you can find all the details HERE along with some fabulous celebratory inspiration from the Creative Guides.

Thank you for traveling along with us on our creative journey, and we can't wait to see what you create this month! It's time to get crafty!

Sara Emily and the Creative Guides


  1. Congratulations, Ann, Lys and Elle on being our chosen Pinworthy winners . I'll pin your fabulous projects to our Pinterest board right away .
    Wishing everyone a lovely weekend .
    Stay safe and healthy

  2. Many congratulations to all our Pinworthy winners! Your wood designs are all so beautiful, thanks so much for taking part in our challenge 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Congratulations to the fabulous winners x.

  4. Congratulations to all the Pinworthies, and thanks again to everyone who joined in - it was another feast of inspiration.
    Alison x

  5. Congratulations to the pinworthies, and thanks for choosing my project!

  6. Huge congratulations to Ann, Lys and Elle x Fabulous projects ladies xx

    Annie xx