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Friday, 1 January 2016

A Vintage Journey - Vintage Travel and Luggage

Hello Friends and Happy New Year to all of you!

What better way to start the New Year at A Vintage Journey than to have a 'Vintage Travel and Luggage' theme for our next challenge?  Brenda is our lovely and talented hostess this month.  For this challenge we would like you to let your imagination carry you back to the bygone eras, setting off on an exciting journey for the New Year.  Keeping it in Tim's style, we would love to see what item of luggage or mode of transport you would use on your journey - think hand luggage, travel trunks, hat boxes, hot air balloons, ships and trains.

I would love to have lived in a bygone era and perhaps travelled on the original Orient Express but since the Tim Holtz stamp I used features a North American steam engine, I will have to go with a wonderful trip I did a few years back, up the western seaboard of Canada, on one of these beautiful trains.

To create the background I used Tim's travel embossing folder, being careful to match up the pattern for the second pass through.  I used Tim's Sized Oval die to cut the aperture.  I lightly coloured the embossed surface with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I wanted the oval to be raised so that the train would look like it was coming through a tunnel.  However, it looked a little too dark so I simply used Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and the spritz and flick technique to create a sky background instead.  The embossed layer was added to the top using foam pads to create a raised aperture.
The train was stamped and coloured using Distress Markers and I fussy cut it and added it through the aperture hole.  I attached a game spinner to one of the wheels for added interest.
The word band was first coated in Rusty Hinge Distress Paint to make the words more visible, I wiped away the excess before adding it to the card.
The tickets are from the same stamp set, I stamped and cut them out and aged them with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I punched out a date to make the ticket look more authentic.

I mounted the piece onto black card and then onto a Kraft card blank.

I do hope you will be able to enter Brenda's challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  As always there is a great prize of £20 from our amazing Sponsor, Country View Crafts, for one randomly chosen entrant and the Design Team will choose three other Pinworthies.

As always, thanks for stopping by, all comments are greatly appreciated.  I do hope I don't lose any of you with the changes Blogger/Google is making over the next couple of weeks.

Take care.  Hugs,  Anne xxx

30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to the Orient Express Anne! Love the dramatic blue background against the beautifully embossed surround. Happy New Year! Jenny xxx

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  2. Lovely card Anne. The embossed background is very striking against the touch of blue which is very dramatic and bold and really adds a powerful punch to the design, love it. Happy New Year sweetie. Tracy x X

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  3. Your travel words embossed background is perfect for your wonderfully colored train Anne! love the smoke pouring out of the stack as the train speeds along the track - the tickets, arrow and word band are perfect accessories! Your train trip must have been glorious! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Julia xx

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  4. Great card to start the New Year Anne. Wishing you all the best 2016 x

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  5. What a fabulous card Anne - I love the texture & depth that you have created. I would soooooooo have loved to travel on the Orient Express.
    I hope you have a wonderful 2016.
    Toni xx

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  6. Wonderful - I love the vivid blue sky (here's hoping we see a few more of those in 2016!) and the fabulous embossed surround. Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

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  7. Happy New Year! Anne
    Your Card is absolutely fabulous and so heart warming to know your inspiration came from you own personal travels . Love the blue sky against the embossed background - Your steam train really does look like its emerging from a tunnel . The game spinner - genius touch and just adds to the sense of direction of the train .
    Hold on to that dream of one day traveling the Orient Express Anne you never know it may come true .
    big hugs xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Anne the blue really pops out. I love the idea of the Orient Express but not sure they had painless dentistry then Lol! I am a massive lover of all the stories that Agatha Christie wrote and the clothing during that time so this is right up my street. Happy New Year my dear friend, lets hope we don't loose too many friends or I will never make it to my 100th follower.
    Take care, Angela x

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  9. Happy New Year to you Anne - I hope it a happy and healthy one for you and david. I love your card - the embossed background looks beautiful and that steam train is perfect for the theme - brilliant!!! Big hugs to you Rachel xx

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  10. A gorgeous card. The blue is a wonderful shade. I really like the spinner you added; very effective.
    Happy, happy new year to you, I hope 2016 is joyous for you :D xox

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  11. Happy New Year Anne! Your card is fantastic! Love the embossed background and beautiful engine image!

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  12. Happy New Year! Fabulous vintage travel card - love the engine over the gorgeous blue background and the fabulous embossing looks cool! xxx

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  13. What a fabulous card Anne. I love the blue, it really works so well with the vintage feel you have going on here. Have a happy new year - S@ndy xx

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  14. Wonderfully created Anne with the train really looking like it is coming out of a tunnel. Such wonderful colours to draw the eye to the vintage train. Happy New Year to you xxx

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  15. Wonderful Anne - I just love that fabulous blue sky and the train is just stunning. A fabulous vintage travel card! Wishing you all the very best for 2016. Jennie x

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  16. Oh wow - this is WONDERFUL Anne. My grandfather was an engineer for the Union Pacific working out of Illinois so I have always loved trains. Your creation is just perfect and I have a picture of Papa on a train much like this one too!!! Great message to start the new year - enjoy the journey. HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet Anne. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and love over the past year. Wishing you and yours blessings, joy, peace, prosperity and for you... time to create and follow your heart! Hugs. j.

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  17. I am with you - I would have loved to travel on the Orient Express. It sounds to me like you had a lovely train trip up Canada's west coast which I am sure is beautiful.
    I love the way the train looks like it is coming right out of your card. You know more techniques and tricks - you should give classes. How bout classes on line!!!!!!
    WE are off to a good start and I really hope to keep it up. I know you will!!
    Sandy xx

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  18. Ever since seeing this beauty on FB, I want to go for a train ride! Anne, I just love the embossed background, so perfect for the traveling train adventure! Love it! Hope your 2016 will be amazing! Hugs!

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  19. Oh Anne! I love this - especially that gorgeous blue sky! Chrisx

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  20. Whoot whooooot goes the train! What a wonderful and creative card you designed! Such fun! That train looks like it is full steam ahead in all its glory. I can feel the breeze from it. Awesome sauce design and details, the spinner is perfectly placed! Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  21. This sounds like a beautiful way to remember your train trip through Canada. I love this particular TH image, as my #2 brother was a railroad man. I love the way you've colored this steam engine, and all the explicit details you've added to make it so much more than just the train...the spinner, the punched ticket, etc. That EF was just perfect with the image, and you've designed it so creatively with all the elements! TFS & Hugs

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  22. Sorry for the delay in commenting - life seems to get in the way but Happy New Year to you. Fabulous card as ever and I love how the train is steaming out of the oval and that rich blue sky!! Elaine xx

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  23. Super design, I so need to use my embossing folders more - this is great!

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  24. Happy New year Anne! love your idea to cut the oval on embossing paper! Beautiful! barbarayaya

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  25. What a fabulous card, Annie! It could be used for a masculine birthday or someone's retirement, or a young person going off to college. The depth and texture make me want to touch my monitor! Traveling up the coast of Canada is a breathtaking experience! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous Anne, love how you have the train coming out through the tunnel, genius! Amazing textured background and a wonderful image and embellishments, thanks so much for sharing it and wishing you and yours a New Year filled with much joy! Deb xo

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  27. Terrific card Anne - love the way the train is emerging - gives great sense of movement. Nicola x

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  28. Nicola stole the words right out of my mouth! I got that sense of movement immediately! This is a fantastic travel card with that amazing scene! Great blue sky; gotta love Blueprint Sketch! And a wonderful idea to use that travel words embossing folder and that little punch on the ticket. Reminds me of Polar Express!. I'm so envious of your Canadian train trip. How about a slide show??? Hugs!

    PS: You didn't lose me on the Google fiasco--I never knew what following meant anyway! Ha! Ha! I just visit my friends now and again!

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  29. A lovely canadian trip .. Fell in love with the steam engine .. Superb Card !!

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  30. Love how that steam engine is puffing right out of the center of your card! Beautiful!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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