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Friday, 3 February 2017

Words That Are Special at A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

The challenge this month at A Vintage Journey is 'Words That Are Special' and it is being hosted by the talented Jennie.  Here's what Jennie has to say about the challenge:

'We often use words for cardmaking, scrapbooking, journalling, layering backgrounds, stamping, collage, in mixed media work, on our tags.... In fact words are often an integral part of our design processes for many of our projects.  This month, show us words that are important or special to you, and how you incorporate them in your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial or steampunk art.'

My favourite stamp from Tim Holtz is the sentiment one I used on my card, it is a sentiment I keep up in my craft room as a daily reminder to be grateful for all those little things in life that make life  special!

I started off with a piece of watercolour card and I stencilled with clear texture paste and Tim's Floral stencil.  I didn't take many process photos due to the poor light but I will explain some of the process.
Once the texture paste was dry I brayed several colours of Distress Paint over the card - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw, drying between each colour.  I used Broken China and Picket Fence Distress Paint to splatter over the card.  I love the way the texture paste resisted most of the Distress paint but gives some nice texture.

The florals and butterflies were die cut and added.
Finally I added the sentiment, stamped in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added some of Tim's Idea-ology string to finish off my simple card.

I hope you will join is at  A Vintage Journey and share with us, words that are special to you.

Our sponsor this month is Country View Crafts who are offering a £20 voucher for one randomly chosen individual.

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs, Anne xx


38 comments:

  1. This looks so pretty. The black really 'pops' against those beautiful background shades.
    Toni xx

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  2. A stunning card Anne!! The background with those soft colours over the clear paste looks perfect already and I love the dramatic yet elegant way you finished it with the back and red diecuts. A super card and one of my favourite quotes too!!

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  3. Love this Anne. The background looks amazing with the texture paste, and those words are a particular favourite of mine too. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  4. Ooh love your background with the gorgeous soft colours over the texture paste and the added splatters. The bold black die cut flowers look amazing and the pop of red from the butterflies is fabulous! I love the sentiment too, I have it but have never used it, I really must! An awesome card that would make wonderful wall art! xxx

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  5. So distinctive and effective the way you've played the gentle background with those dramatic silhouette wildflowers. The bright butterflies have added the perfect pop of colour too - love it! xx

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  6. Fabulous design Anne - just love the subtle, cool tones in the background providing a wonderful backdrop for the silhouettes. Stunning xxx

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  7. This is beautiful Anne, gorgeous layers and I love the way the clear gesso creates that light silhouette in the background. xxx

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  8. Oh wow, Anne, this is stunning!! The texture of the background is so amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! Those red butterflies just pop!! The black stems are gorgeous!! The sentiment is one of my favorites, too!! Absolutely spectacular, my friend!! I love, love it!! I hope you have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Stunning! Anne. Love the black silhouette wildflowers against the light of the textured stencil work. The pops of red butterfly add a wonderful 'hit' of colour . You have created a beautiful card that gives real depth of meaning to your special words .
    hugs x

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  10. So gorgeous Anne. The delicate colours of the background and the black and red together......generous! Love it. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

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  11. Love the colour of the background and the black flowers - it's a very striking card! Elaine x

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  12. A stunning card Anne and such a beautiful mix of colours in the background which is a great foil for the silhouette flowers. Fabulous! Have a lovely weekend x

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  13. Hi Anne, I love the clear texture paste added in the background, it gives your design extra depth. I also adore the pop of red. Have a lovely weekend . Tracy x

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  14. This is so pretty, Annie! I, too, love that sediment so much and I just love how simply and perfectly you have showcased it! And you take the best photo tutorial shots!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  15. Spectacular mix of colours makes for one stunning, beautiful card Anne. Gorgeous design!! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  16. Anne, so simple,so beautiful, with a very true statement! xx

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  17. Beautiful Anne! I love the texture you created in the background, The mix of colours and the subtle design make such a lovely backdrop for your black floral die cut. Such a wonderful contrast, and the red butterflies just pop right off the page! Wonderful sentiment choice, words to live by for sure! A gorgeous design, love it! hugs :)

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  18. Gorgeous Anne, love the contrast of the black and red on your soft textured background and what a wonderful sentiment, thank you for the reminder! Deb xo

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  19. You have so many creative ideas with which to use these products. Who would believe the paint colors would be so delicate over the texture design, and I love the final result. The die cut silhouette of the dark flowers and the pop of the red butterfly make the background just sing! I must get out my distress paints and try this! Gorgeous! TFS & Hugs

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  20. What a beautiful mix of colors and clear embossed stenciling on your background Anne - the pops of red butterflies add life to the silhouette stems, and what a lovely sentiment - SO true! Julia xx

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  21. It's beautiful Anne! I just love the red against that muted background. I need my whole room plastered with inspiring quotes! Very special words from a special lady. Thanks for your visit. It's like starting all over again! XxX

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  22. Such a striking card Anne, so elegantly designed and a beautiful muted background. Love this card.
    Julie x

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  23. Beautiful card, love this color palette and the technique you've used! BArbara

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  24. That sentiment is one of my favorite stamps too! I just love your design here and gorgeous colors, that red! Hugs, Autumn

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  25. This is beautiful Anne! I love how you made the background - clear texture paste is one of my favourites too! I am still trying, not very successfully, to catch up! Hugs, Chrisx

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  26. Oh Anne - this is gorgeous - the background is lovely and the colours pop beautifully. One of my favourite phrases too! Big hugs rachel x

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  27. This is gorgeous Anne, I love the background, beautiful colours and such a great sentiment too.
    hugs, Sue xx

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  28. wonderful colourful card Anne x Great background and layout. That quote is a favourite of mine and its so true xx
    Sending huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  29. Anne...as always, I love this! The clear texture paste looks awesome in your background. Love your tie cut silhouette fauna. It's very effective and striking against the background. Die cutting the butterflies in a brilliant color was genius! They really pop! And that Tim sentiment...one of my favorites! LOVE THIS!

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  30. Awesome - love every aspect YUMMY xx

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  31. This is beautiful, and thanks for the useful tutorial
    Anne x

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  32. Oh, Anne, this is so gorgeous! I love the background, love the fabulous colwors and those red butterflies really pop! Your black stems are so beautiful and the quote is perfect! What a stunning card this is, my friend! I absolutely love it! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  33. This is simply lovely, Anne. Love the subtle stencilled texture in the background and the stark simplicity of the black silhouettes. Lovely!
    Alison x

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  34. Hopped over to see you from Sandy Dehon's blog. This is a stunning piece of art. Love it xxx

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  35. What a gorgeous design, Anne! I love your subtly textured background with the soft hues to set off the wildflower silhouettes and those wonderful words! Simply stunning, my friend! Hugs!

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  36. Thank you for the inspiration. I made a version of your card, and now I want to try it again with the oxides. thanks as always for sharing.

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  37. Beautiful! I can see why those words are special to you. Your card design is hot to trot dearie and so fresh. I also enjoy how the texture paste created a resist and that red butterfly sure is a statement piece. You always know how to create magic. Awesome sauce and fantabulous! Hugz to you muffin!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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