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Friday, 7 March 2014

A Vintage Journey begins...

Are you ready to go on a Vintage Journey? 

I am thrilled and delighted to say that today is the first day of our exciting new fortnightly challenge blog over at  A VINTAGE JOURNEY which I mentioned in some detail in my post here.  The challenge blog is the brainchild of the uber talented Brenda Brown.  The whole emphasis of the blog challenge is focussed on the shabby vintage style, ideas, techniques and products of Tim Holtz.  

  
Our very first challenge is being hosted by our Creative Guide (DT) Leader Brenda, who has chosen the theme of 'ANYTHING TIM'.  We would love to see your shabby vintage style entries based on Tim's style, his ideas and his techniques.  Do please, read the Travelling Instructions (rules) which are on the sidebar over at A Vintage Journey.

A winner will be chosen by the Creative Guides (DT), the winner will receive a £10 voucher sponsored by Country View Crafts (where p&p is always free!). You will also find many of the items used in my DT piece at Country View Crafts, there is a link to them on my sidebar.



If you need some further inspiration, on Monday next week our Creative Guide, Chris will share a Design Team Focus over at A Vintage Journey and provide you with a technique tutorial and step by step process for your inspiration, all linked to Tim, his style and his ideas, which are an inspiration to us all.

Those who have been following me for some time already know of my slight 'obsession' with all things Tim and I am so pleased to be involved in the first challenge.  I love using colour, whether it is Tim's inks, paints or stains and Tim's Blueprint stamps are some of my favourites. I loved making this, if you want to see a closer view just click on the photos:



The background was created with a combination of Festive Berries, Barn Door and Picked Rasberry Distress Inks which I layered up, one by one using a blending tool.  I then used one of my all time favourite of Tim's techniques, spritzing and flicking with water to create this lovely mottled effect.  It is simple but so effective - I just love it.  The edges have been distressed and I used a blending tool and Black Soot DI to finish the edges off.  


I then took my splatter brush (a technique Tim used HERE) and flicked Black Soot Distress Paint lightly over the whole background.  This can just about be seen in the photos above and below.  I stamped the game wheel from the Ringmaster Blueprint set of stamps, onto the card.  I stamped it again, twice onto white card and coloured the wheels with Distress Markers, being careful not to cover up the numbers on the wheel.


To give some dimension I fussy cut the wheels and layered these up with foam pads after colouring the edges with Black Soot DI.  I wanted to give the impression of looking into the Roulette wheel to make it look more realistic.  I added some of Tim's Idea-ology cogs to the centre of the wheel.

To finish the card I added some of Tim's Remnant Rubs to three of the corners and the word 'Play' in the last corner is from one of Tim's Alpha Part sets.

I hope you will go over to A Vintage Journey to see what my very talented Creative Guide teamies have made, there is an incredible amount of inspiration there.  Please come and travel along on this Vintage Journey with us. If you can't make it this time we hope that you will leave us a message to let us know what you think and we hope to see you in a future challenge.  And don't forget, there will be more inspiration for you over at A Vintage Journey on Monday too.

I would love to enter this into another new challenge blog That's Crafty where the challenge is Anything Goes and there is a prize of a £20 voucher to spend in the online store.

Edited:  I would love to enter this into Inspiration Emporium's 'Splash of Color' Challenge too.  There is a prize of $50 Inspiration Emporium dollars for one randomly chosen winner.

Thanks so much for looking and I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx

54 comments:

  1. Hello Anne! And so it begins! I'm so excited to be on a design team with you! Your bright and cheery card is so pretty! As I said to Chris earlier, it is so wonderful to see that you've used such bright vivid color to create this beautiful card. I think oftentimes we associate Tim with dark, more masculine projects and that is so not the only thing that he brings to the vintage table! I love the roulette wheel blueprint as the focal point of your card. <3 Candy

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  2. Fantastic piece of Art Anne. Love the brightness of colours and all the Splats too. Good Luck on this remarkable journey. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Hi Anne, Congrats on your first Vintage Journey work of art. I love this piece, it reminds me of a roulette wheel sat on a rich coloured baize (and of course grungy) gaming table.
    Just the sort of thing Tim might have lol
    I'm excited to see what the rest of the team have created.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  4. How much fun is this Anne? What a spectacular game wheel you have created and the colors are such a vibrant treat! The fussy cut wheels do really add such great dimension! Love this card and love being on this DT with such a talent! So exciting! Hugs!

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  5. Wow Anne, this is such a fabulous piece, just love how you have put it together! That bright colour gives it such a playful feel, just perfect for your theme, totally love this! The dimension you created with the fussycut wheels is brilliant!

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  6. Yay Anne, we have got here and what an amazing project you have presented for our first challenge. I just love the gorgeous red and black theme and the way you designed and used Tim's stamps to build a great composition. The dimension you have created on the wheel looks brilliant, very realistic and the well place images around it draw your eyes right back to the centre again. Thanks for your help and support over the past few weeks and for this fantastic card for this our first challenge. We have begun our vintage journey together xx

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  7. Another brilliant creation, Annie! Pretty soon folks will be saying they are making Redanne projects coz you do such amazing things! Can you imagine how Tim must feel having this kind of adulation every day?! He does inspire and motivate people in this wonderful hobby and so he deserves all the recognition he gets. Anyway, I think your work is just as good, but I'm biased!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  8. Fantastic project Redanne! Your background looks fabulous and love the game piece that you created!

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  10. Wow what a gorgeous piece of work.xxx

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  11. This is so striking and well designed Anne and I love how you've really featured the spritz and flick technique to such great effect. So pleased to be sharing this journey with you. Jenny x

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  12. HI Anne, this is an amazing, vibrant creation...I love the colours and the splatter...and congrats on your first piece for Vintage Journey! Hugs Carole Z X

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  13. Hi Anne fantastic creation and great colours. Love the roulette wheel and you are kinda mesmerized to the middle. So the vintage journey begins... exciting. X

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  14. Good morning Anne and what better way to start the day than seeing your stunning and vibrant card. Every piece for the new challenge is amazing but I particularly love the splash of colour your card gives.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  15. WOW! This is wonderful Anne. the whole design is fantastic. I love the colours and the cogs added to the centre of the Roulette wheel look fabulous.
    hugs Sue xx

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  16. fabulous start on your Vintage Journey Anne...my favourite technique is a bit of water flicking too...Iooking forward to accompanying you on the journey...have fun...hugs kath xxx

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  17. Wow! What a start ...... love this Anne. Great colour and design .... love the ink splatters too (I must get one of those splatter brushes). in the Masters words .... Enjoy your journey ..... I hoping to come along for the ride at some point. xx

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  18. This is fabulous Anne! I'm loving the red and the effective but uncluttered style - very eye catching! So pleased to be journeying with you! Chris xxx

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  19. Hi Anne, Such a stunning and colourful card done with your usual amazing flair. I love the depth you have given the roulette wheel by layering up to give it its bowl shape and the spritz and flick gives a lovely background yet still allows the roulette wheel to pop. I must invest in a splatter brush, the delicate splatters of black are just enough to be seen but not overpower. This card will give great inspiration to those who are nervous about using lots of colour (including me). Altogether a lovely card, looking forward to your future projects on tyour new journey. Hugs Mo x

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  20. this is wonderful Anne - so very Tim and what better to mean Tim than the splatter technique - and the paint flicking - love it all - not seen the roulette wheel before but is looks amazing - fabulous work Anne - can't wait to join in xx

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  21. Loving your inspiration today and the 3D effect of your roulette wheel. I'm hoping to find time to join in. Elaine x

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  22. Anne i too share your love of the blueprint stamps and love how you have created this fab card! so glad to be part of this creative vintage journey with you xx
    trace x

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  23. Couldn't wait to see what you'd show us today Anne and you certainly haven't disappointed! Two techniques for me to try now (the splatter and the flick - doesn't that sound great?) and a really bright colour instead of my usual pinks and purples! Thanks for the inspiration, can't wait to join this journey. Well done, Margie xx

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  24. Ooh the background is awesome, just love the colours and techniques. Just love it! xx

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  25. I do love the colours you have chosen for your card Anne - they are stunning and such a great use of those lovely techniques. Your card is just fabulous! I am so pleased to be working alongside you on this amazing journey x

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  26. Magnificent, Anne ... the bold black, white and red is so fabulous, and the roulette wheel looks amazing with all that layered dimension. Brilliant spritz and flick (I never tire of it either!) and I'm a huge fan of the Alpha Parts - love that extra little pop of dimension. What a start to the journey...
    Alison xx

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  27. Hey Sugar Pie!!! Did someone say red? I have never gambled on the roulette wheel although I have seen others play. My game of choice would be shooting craps! Is this your invitation for us to play? How clever you are and well done too!
    Sandy xx

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  28. Wow Anne, Fabulous techniques and your roulette wheel is amazing. The cogs look perfect in the centre. Hope to manage to join in with this challenge.
    Congrats, Julie x

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  29. Your card captured my attention immediately Anne - in a really good way. LOVE the red hues and fab water details. I ordered one of those splatter brushes earlier this week so am looking forward to it even more now as your black speckles look brilliant! The roulette wheel is very cleverly done with lovely depth. The bar is very high with you lot!!! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  30. Excellent card Anne, and an excellent description. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates :o)

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  31. Loved your how-to description. Felt just like I was in Las Vegas with this roulette wheel. Your added cogs & creating the dimension added so much to the realism. Nobody channels Tim so well as you do, Miss Anne. I look at those stamps and say "What on earth would I do with them?". Bet you never do! And when I see what you've done, I go "A-HA! That's what you do with 'em!". Great card. Hugs & Happy wkend. TFS

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  32. This is such a gorgeous card Anne, been over to have a look at 'A Vintage Journey'. A great start to the new challenge blog, lots of great ideas to tempt us.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  33. Wow Anne! All the brilliant colour but so definitely Tim! Love the spritz and flick and spattering - such fun to do- and a different look every time! You really do the Tim look so well! Chrisx

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  34. Hello Miss Anne, Mr Tim will be proud, delicious background, colors are brilliant, that game wheel you created is the Bomb** love the black splatters, haven't tried that yet, I love it, image a fabulous piece of art, called a card, lots of inspiration here, thanks for sharing Sweety, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

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  35. This is so awesome, would look great in a game room! I love the game wheel and TH blueprints, love the red. You laid this one out perfectly, wonderful design work Anne!
    Hugs Kelly

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  36. Been wanting to have a closer look at this since I first spotted it on F B, and yes just as I thought, it's gorgeous!! Love the way you have achieved dimension by layering up the games wheel, and the rich reds of the background are lovely. I'm still trying to get the hang of using my splatter brush. Looks like you've cracked it! Great work Anne and a great challenge blog! X

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  37. Gorgeous! I love the game wheel and the different layers. Fabulous!

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  38. Hi, Anne, wow.. this is such a gorgeous creation! I love the beautiful colors on the background and the fun game wheel. Congratulations!! It's fantastic! :)

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  39. Wonderful Creation...congrats on the new challenge blog. Many thanks for taking part in the first That's Crafty! Challenge.

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  40. Such a cool card. Love that game spinner. Thanks for entering into the new That's Crafty! challenge. Hope to see you there again.

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  41. Anne
    Your excitement shines through on this post and what a stunning first DT sample you created.
    The way you layered the images to create dimension works so fabulously well and that berry coloured background is a WOW.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  42. love it. thanks for playing along with us at That's Crafty!

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  43. WOW...Anne I love it... the colours & layers are amazing..I adore the game wheel...Fabulous inspiration... Hugs May x x x

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  44. Love the 3D game wheel!!! The addition of the gear is wonderful! Great make!

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  45. how cool!! the game wheel is fantastic!!

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  46. Fantastic make Anne....love the design. Thrilled to be sharing this journey with you

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  47. What a fabulous card Anne. That centre piece just draws you in - can't stop looking at it.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  48. Wow!! Anne, your wheel is amazing, I love everything you have done on this.
    Tim would be very proud you.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  49. This is truly gorgeous.
    Please forgive my lack of commenting lately, I will try and get back on track soon,
    Rosie x

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  50. This is beautiful Anne! I love this stamp set and you've done a great job showcasing it! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving me a comment! I have submitted to the Vintage Journey blog with a huge shadow box! I have been waiting to share it just so I could play along with you all. I ADORE that challenge blog! Thanks again:)

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  51. I love this, thank you for joining in with the That's Craft challenge. X

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  52. Very fun and bright! Tim stuff rocks! ;-) Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Journal this month.

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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