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Friday, 5 September 2014

A Vintage Journey - With A Flourish

This time, over at A Vintage Journey, our challenge has been chosen by the talented Jennie.  Jennie would like us to use a flourish (or flourishes) in our Tim Holtz inspired make.

In Jennie's own words - 'have you ever noticed that much of Tim's packaging includes that fabulous flourish!  It has always been one of my favourite Tim images, so for this challenge let's see what you can do with your flourishes!  You might not have the 'actual' Tim flourish but I am sure we all have a flourish die or stamp in our stash which can get the shabby/vintage treatment'.

Our wonderful sponsor is Country View Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their store.  They have a huge selection of Tim Holtz (and many other) goodies for sale, their service is first class and there is free P&P on all UK purchases.

I used a small canvas 5" x 6" which I covered in burlap / hessian and added one of Tim's die cut easels to the back, to make the canvas free standing.



I embossed a piece of cream card using the largest embossing folder from the Springtime Background & Borders Set of folders.  To bring out the design I ran a little Tea Dye Distress Ink across the flourishes using a blending tool.  I love how it brought out the design and I decided not to cover it with too much.  I distressed the edges and applied Gathered Twigs DI to the edges and then mounted it onto black card, again distressing the edges.



I added one of Tim's new Vellum Ephemera pieces (from the Thrift Shop pack), a delicate butterfly to the top and a die cut Weathered Clock.


I added some rub-ons to cream card, cut these out and attached them, to finish the piece off.

So, we hope you will get out those flourishes and join in our challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  I hope you will go over and see the wonderful creations by Jennie and the other Creative Guides.

I am entering my canvas into Darnell's wonderful NBUS challenge which you can see HERE. My NBUS items are the flourish embossing folder and my lovely new and first time used burlap.

As always, thanks for looking, I hope to be back again tomorrow with some very exciting news!!

Hugs, Anne xx


38 comments:

  1. Oh wow Anne, this is fantastic! I love the swirl embossing folder, great take on the flourish challenge! The black clock really looks fantastic on the neutral background and the burlap is such a great way to frame it all! What a great make! :)

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  2. Absolutely Stunning Anne. Never knew that Tim had stands for those. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Oh I love your flourish canvas Anne, the black and cream go so well together and make for a stunning look. The Tea Die DI really makes your embossing pop and the toning butterfly finishes it off perfectly. Mission accomplished with a "flourish" lol. Hugs Lottie x

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  4. This is so absolutely elegant in the cream. Your tea dye was just perfect to bring out the flourish design too. Loved the juxtaposition of the burlap and the fancy scroll flourish and the clock was wonderful with the burlap too. Then the butterfly added some more elegance. A terrific combination of textures with this gorgeous cream background. Well DONE! Love it! TFS & Big Hugs

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  5. What a lovely piece Anne. The cream & black work so well together.
    Toni xx

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  6. This is gorgeous Anne. The way you have coloured the embossing looks amazing, I love the die cut clock and stunning butterfly too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Fabulous little canvas Anne, love how you put this together with those gorgeous neutral tones, makes it look so elegant! Great idea to make it free standing too!

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  8. beautiful make Anne...I love Tim's signature flourish too...oooh...exciting news...can't wait...hugs kath xxx

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  9. Absolutely beautiful canvas Anne and I love the addition of the butterfly...can wait for your news...hugs Carole Z X

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  10. Looks very CAS Anne but I can see a lot of work went into making it look this way. The vellum gives everything a delicate look. Beautiful

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  11. Beautiful Anne, the embossed background looks fabulous with the very strong clock image over the top. Love it.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  12. Fantastic Canvas, love the embellished background and the wonderful design.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

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  13. Lovely canvas Anne, I like the clean lines that make everything stand out so well.
    Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

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  14. Annie, thank you so much for entering my second NBUS Challenge with your incredibly beautiful canvas!! That burlap covering is so perfect for the design and, wow, what a fabulous butterfly! Your words are divine for this!! (Finally! I've been on pins and needles about your VERY exciting news and can't wait to hear. In fact, I was going to email you today, thinking I'd missed it somehow!!) Love and hugs, Darnell

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  15. Such a clever idea to emboss the flourishes into the background and such an elegant card Anne. Jenny x

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  16. Beutiful, clean, piece Anne - love all the gorgeous elements and fabulous design. Looking forward to your news ... do tell soon. Nicola x

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  17. ooooh you tease - exciting news! Love this Anne, it is beautiful and elegant and so well created. Nikki xx

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  18. I love this color combo Anne. Beautifully designed and made.
    Sandy xx

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  19. Such a lovely canvas Anne, and my favourite subject. I am doing a canvas at the moment but must NOT do "Time" again, the utility room is full of work with "time" on it. I do like the butterfly you used - did you make that too/
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  20. Beautiful canvas Anne have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  21. Such a beautiful way to decorate a burlap canvas! Love the added clock on the embossed panel! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

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  22. What a fabulous piece of art. I think it is very classy. Have a wonderful weekend, oh lady of mystery ;) ((hugs)) xox

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  23. Stunning canvas Anne, very sophisticated looking. Must pop back tomorrow to hear your news.
    Julie x

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  24. Very pretty project...I like that embossing background...don't remember seeing that one before. You have me curious too...must come back to see the "news bulletin!

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  25. A gorgeous canvas Anne and I love all the elements you have used. Cant wait to hear your news x

    HUgs Annie x

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  26. What a lovely canvas you created Anne! love the creamy colors with the bold clockface and that sweet butterfly!

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  27. Hello Miss Anne,you were right not to hide the gorgeous embossed design, it looks fabulous with that canvas backing, and just the right amount of embellishments, thanks for sharing....

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  28. LOVE this Anne... very nicely created... and the embossing is so very powerful done the way you have done this card... GREAT project... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  29. Lovely canvas! I love the embossing and black clock face!

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  30. Beautiful canvas, love the colours especially the butterfly on the lovely embossed flourish background

    Jools x

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  31. This piece is simple yet oh so elegant! Love the colors - very nice.
    S@ndy xx

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  32. So beautiful! I love the clock and the butterfly is gorgeous too!
    Rebecca.

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  33. Such a lovely delicate background, and the butterfly is so pretty!
    Alison xx

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  34. such a gorgeous card, I love the texture and the contrast.. beautiful! Ingrid xx

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  35. This is so very pretty.
    I always like when pretty is mixed with utilitarian fabrics such as burlap.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  36. The black clock against the cream background is so elegant, and the vellum butterfly is the perfect embellishment. Lovely in it's simplicity!

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  37. Beautiful work Anne and such an inspiration

    Hilda x

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  38. Wow, your canvas is just beautiful! Love the burlap, the clock is awesome, the butterfly is just beautiful and I love the embossing. What a great home decor piece and a great way to use up some NBUS! Hugs, Brenda

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

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