Friday, 21 March 2014

Words @ A Vintage Journey

Welcome back  crafty friends...:-)...its lovely to have you visit. 
This fortnight the challenge theme at A Vintage Journey is hosted by my lovely DT sister,  Alison. ( Butterfly) 
For those who follow Alison's blog the challenge theme will be no surprise....Yes....its WORDS!
For more details of Alison's challenge theme and our  pesky Travelling Instructions, which we strictly adhere to, please click HERE. 

Our regular sponsor is Country View Crafts, who have an amazing variety of  Tim Holtz products and offer free P&P. 
Each fortnight there will be a challenge winner, chosen by the DT,  who will receive a gift voucher to spend online at their store. 
Having recently purchased  Tim Holtz Idea-ology New Found Relatives and some Alpha tiles I decided I wanted to create a nostalgic piece. I also found some of Tim's 12" by 12"  papers in my stash, which were all letters of the alphabet and here's my piece:
  I took a picture of the 10" by 12" canvas board, which you can see below.  First of all I adhered Tissue Tape at  various lengths on both sides of the canvas. As the canvas had been coated with gesso I was able to start applying Distress Paints in Rusty Hinge immediately.  You can see by the shine that it was still  a bit wet when I took the photograph. 
With no real plan in mind I decided to add some texture and  you can see the stencilled areas. I also applied some paste to two of the corners, using my fingers. More Distress Paint was added using Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo
 I also used Distress Inks on the canvas, ageing some of the painted/non textured areas of the canvas. 
I then took two  Wendy Vecchi'Art Part' pocket watches and painted them with Distress Pain in Tarnished Brass. The found realtive images were cut to fit the base of the pocket watch and then sandwitched between the base and top piece, using Glossy Accents. The chain was purchased from a DIY store and I attached it to the pocket watch using Tim's . 
The leaves are die cut using Tim's Sizzix Die, 
The flowers were made whilst on a short break last year, using the  Sizzix Tattered Florals die. (small)
The Post Card is from Tim's  'Ephemera' pack. 
Some Treasure Gold was applied to textured/stencilled areas, creating a lovely gilded effect.

Thank You so much for taking the time to drop in. If you would like to view even more inspiration you can find it HERE. My DT sister's have created some amazing projects and we would love to see you join in too. 

Take Care and CRafty Hugs xx
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27 comments:

  1. Annie...your canvas board is really cool! I love the background and the rich color! Such a very neat application for Tim's pocket watch die cuts and the found relatives cards! I love that idea! I also love your Alpha tiles and the words you've spelled out. The chains and sweet little flowers and vines really give a sweet vintage/shabby feeling to your canvas board. Love it! <3 Candy

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  2. Reall and truly fantastic, love what you have made! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. This is awesome Annie, I love the richness of colour and the composition is gorgeous. A really fab project! Chris xxx

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  4. A wonderful make Annie! Great background and I just love how you used those Found Relatives inside the art parts! Great grungy colours too and fab flowers!!

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  5. Fabulous canvas Annie. The colours are gorgeous. A real vintage/ shabby chic style. Love all the interesting little extras too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Mum xxxxxx

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  6. a fabulous make annie - just great that you shared your steps with us too - fab xx

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  7. Gorgeous canvas Annie - the relatives in the watch parts are fabulous. Love all the painty layers you have built up. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  8. Fantastic canvas and great colours, love the found relative photos .
    Yvonne

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  9. Your canvas is fabulous Annie. The background is amazing and thank you for sharing how you put it together. You have managed to include so many wonderful details and your flowers just lovely. Have a lovely weekend x

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  10. Annie, this is such a love memories canvas! The colors are so rich and warming and I love how you used the tissue tape for extra texture and interest! The pocket watches with the found relatives are fabulous! Love this canvas! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

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  11. Fabulous piece. Love the pocket watches as frames for the vintage photos.

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  12. I love your wonderful canvas Annie, anything with pocket watches floats my boat and I love how you put your 'found relatives' in these. The alpha tiles look as though they have been aged to perfection and the flowers and greenery are wonderful. Love this piece. Hugs, Anne x

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  13. That's a wonderful piece of art - great details and elements.

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  14. I am catching-up with you and your DT sisters to view your creations and what a lovely time I am having.
    Annie this is wonderful. I love your use of the ancestors, such great details to this project.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. I completely love the lettering, Annie, and what perfect words to accompany those wonderful pocket watch frames, so full of nostalgic, vintage appeal. Gorgeous use of the Found Relatives to tell a romantic story, and the leafy dies and textured background are yummy! Wonderful!
    Alison xx

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  16. Orange is my very favorite color and you have done it so well. Isn't it fun to use a canvas? I just love those pesky found relatives. Very nice job.

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  17. This piece is stunning. I adore all the wonderful embellishments you used and the textured background is gorgeous!
    Gaby xo

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  18. What a great collage and wonderful words too! Love how youhave combined all the elements x hugs x

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  19. A fabulous canvas board Annie. I love how you have shown each stage and the different layers that have built together to create such a beautifully vintaged work of art. The lost relatives are perfectly placed in the watch parts and I like the use of the different shaped letters in your words. Happy Sunday xx

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  20. Great canvas and wonderful combo colors! I love all details in this project! barbarayayayo

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  21. Hello Miss Annie, it's wonderful to be able to see how you created this gorgeous canvas, looooove the colors gorgeous background, love those pocket watches, it's a superb piece of work, thanks so much for sharing, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  22. Your canvas' are always totally stunning Annie and this is another. Love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  23. Fab canvas! I love the words on the tiles! The pocketwatch and images are wonderful! Great texture too!

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  24. Oh hun this is brilliant love the step by step too the layout is fab hun right up my street too hugs cheryl xx

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  25. Love this, Annie. What a super way to show the photos, and a special way to frame them with the watches and flowers/vine mats. Beautiful!

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  26. What a fantastic canvas Annie. Love this idea for using those 'relatives' in a very vintage way. Jenny x

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Annie x