Friday, 7 December 2018

Star Light, Star Bright - A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

The first Friday of the month means a new challenge at A Vintage Journey  The lovely Julia is our host this month.  Here is what Julia has to say:

'This month we are asking you to create with STARS.  Fill up the dark winter sky with them or use one big one as your central focus.  Stencil them, stamp them, emboss them or die cut them.  Make a card, make a star box, make a canvas, create a journal page - remembering to create in the vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial or steampunk styles.'

I usually make a 'light up' home decor piece at Christmas time and the Star theme fitted my plan perfectly.
I used a Tim Holtz Vignette Box, his Merry Moose (I love him!!), one of Tim's  Woodland trees and a few other Tim products to create my winter scene...

I started by creating a fake 'wall' at the back of the vignette so that my lights could fit behind.  The wall was created with a really old Tim Holtz paper pad - one page had resist stars on and I simply added some Distress Ink to the starry background.  I punched some holes, through some of the stars for the lights to show through.  I used the same paper for the insides of the vignette.

The top, sides and floor of the vignette were coated with Ranger Distress Grip Paste.  I die cut Merry Moose, some trees and small deer, coloured them and added them to the vignette along with one of Tim's Woodland Trees, coloured green.
I added a lot of Tim's Greenery to the top of the vignette and added a Ideaology the front.  The back of the vignette was covered with some snowflake design paper from my stash.  I used the same paper to create a battery pack holder.
It was difficult to get the night time view but here it is lit up, it does look better in real life.

 I hope you will join in our Star Light, Star Bright challenge this month, it would be lovely to see you there!

Do please check out my teamies projects too, over at A Vintage Journey  there are some real beauties over there.

As always, thanks for your visit.  Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Anne - I just LOVE your wonderful lit up scene - that moose just cracks me up galloping along there in the starry forest! How creative and beautiful is the starry sky you designed! Thank you so much for joining in my challenge! Julia xx

  2. Oh wow Anne what a brilliant piece of Christmassy home decor. I love how you created the fake wall to hide the lights and the fabulous scene that must come to life beautifully in the evening. Such a great idea xxx

  3. This has brought a wide smile this morning Anne, doesn't your merry moose look dashing all lit up amongst the stars. I remember last years as if it was yesterday how time has flown by this year. So nice to see the festive decoration upon the top and it's mechanics so neatly stored away at the back. Another delight to adorn your home and a star lit treat for all to see.
    Wishing you a magical weekend.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  4. This is superb Anne! There is something about that moose that makes me smile every single time! Don't think I will tire of him. Fantastic transformation of the vignette box. Get you with the battery pack having its own custom home - so neat and clever. Nicola x

  5. This is gorgeous Anne and I agree with Tracey this does bring a smile to my face also, so cheerful and just what is needed at this time of year. Fantastic texture and I adore the moose, so adorable. Of course I love it even more because it lights up. Love love love ❤️

  6. Oh wow!! This is awesome Anne! What a delightful winter scene .. love, love, love that Merry Moose, he is so dashing and such fun!! Love the background and the fact that it all lights up is the icing on the cake!! Totally fabulous piece!! hugs xx

  7. just continue to out do yourself! This is absolutely darling! The little lights are an added bonus. The moose is so cute! Love the way he “dashing through the snow”. And the trees in the background are the perfect way to hide the little lights! Such a cute project!

  8. What a lovely piece of Christmas decor Anne! Merry Moose looks perfect in his snowy woodland with the backdrop of twinkling stars. Love it! Hugs Lottie xx

  9. Utterly delightful! Your shining stars are so uplifting, all lit up in the night sky, and the moose just puts the biggest smile on my face... he's so jaunty! Fantastic!
    Alison x

  10. Oh my goodness, Anne, I absolutely adore this!! I loved it before I scrolled down to see that it lights up!! Spectacular!! Wow!! What a gorgeous scene you've created!! I love everything about this!! I've tried to buy that Merry Moose die but the first place took my money and shipped me a box without it and when I told them it was missing, they were out of them. I tried another place over three weeks ago and I'm still waiting!! I'm still waiting on my mini-globe dies that I purchased after seeing your project, too. Sheesh, I'm not having very good luck with purchasing TH dies!! I hope you have a great weekend, my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. This looks amazing Anne, and so pretty when it's lit up. I do love your home decor pieces, there's always so much fab detail .... I love the Merry Moose too xx

  12. I am totally in love with this year's holiday decoration you've made, Annie! It's amusing and festive during the day and enchanting at night, romantic even! I'm with you in that I never tire of that amazing moose!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  13. This is absolutely brilliant Anne, such a fabulous scene and this moose just makes me smile. Have a wonderful Christmas, Sue xx

  14. Hi Anne xx such wonderful details and I just love that Merry Moose xx
    The lights really add to the festive feel xx
    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  15. Omgosh! This is just the cutest Anne!! I so Love it and if you don't mind, will use this for inspiration for something similar! I will be sure to give credit!
    Hugs to you,Jackie xx

  16. SO SO SO CUTE!!! LOVE the moose and the color on him and oh so fun in this scene.

  17. This is awesome, awesome, awesome and sooooo cute too! I love Merry Moose and your scene is just a perfect starry winter wonderland, such a cool decoration made with your wonderful attention to detail and creativity. Hugs xxxxxxx

  18. Absolutely Wonderful Creativity, Anne. A real Christmas treat that delivers heart warming smiles in abundance. :) x

  19. This is soooo wonderful Anne - I really do adore that moose - he is a jolly fellow! And the lights look fabulous! Big hugs rachel xx

  20. Another great project and I love that Merry Moose. Sorry I haven't got to comment so much recently but I'm hopeful to have more time next year. I do hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2019. Elaine xx

  21. Oh, my goodness, Anne! This is so precious! I love The moose and your snowy scene! Squeal! It's lights up! So fun to see the back, too. Just as I would expect, it's so delightfully made! I'm wishing you a relaxing and joyous Christmas, Anne with plenty of blessings for the New Year!


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