Friday, 4 April 2014

It's a Little Bit French at A Vintage Journey this fortnight

Hi Everyone........We are off to France this fortnight at a Vintage Journey blog. Our lovely Creative Guide, Astrid, is the host of this challenge and her theme is 'A Little Bit French'
To find out more about the Challenge/Rules and to view the inspiring projects of the DT please click HERE

For my project I took a piece of mount board and adhered one of my treasured French Industrial pages. This a real favourite of the many Tim Holtz paper stashes that I have. The sides of the mount board were exposed so I covered them in some other TH papers.
The edges were inked with Walnut Stain and Black Soot DI
Here you can see a close up of the  SIZZIX dies that I used, which are Tim Holtz Weathered Clock, Heart Wings and Carnivale Strip Die for the alphabet letters. I  also used some soft charcoal   around the edges to create some depth.
A Tim Holtz embossing folder is just below the clock and once embossed I tore around the edges then inked with a combination of Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Some of Tim's New Ephemera were distressed using DI's in Vintage Photo, Idea-Ology Pieces and Rub Ons then completed the look.


Have Fun with the challenge and  remember that there is a prize for the winner who is chosen by The DT. 
Our regular sponsor is Country View Crafts who stock all of the items above.

Will catch up with you all on Sunday

Best Wishes and have a great weekend xx

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31 comments:

  1. Wonderful hanging Annie, just love all the elements you have used! The ornate frame over the gentleman's face is a great touch!!

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  2. Love this project Annie, so many great dies and products by Tim, all displayed beautifully. I really love how you 'framed' the french man's face, that was a very clever touch. A truly wonderful creation. Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. stunning work Annie - really fabulous - love all the details xx

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  4. This is gorgeous Annie! I love your choice of colours and all the elements you've used. It definitely has a French feel to it. Fab! Chris xxx

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  5. This is a great project, Annie. I love the French paper and all the Tim embellishments!

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  6. Annie...I am loving your french mount board! I am with you...Tim's french industrial paper stash was my all time favorite until wallflower came out. But, it's still way up there! :) I love how you took one piece of paper and created a beautiful piece out of it as your background! Your weathered clock assemblage is beautiful! I love the winged heart with "french" running through the center of it! Really a wonderful work! I love your blending and shading of your piece. The french gentleman with the ornate plate framing his quite handsome features really balances out your piece. Love it all! <3 Candy

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  7. Happy Friday morning Annie!! Love this make for the "little bit French" theme. I adore the heart wings giving flight to the "FRENCH" on your clock face. That smudged charcoal really give the perfect shadowing around the clock. Great take on this fortnight's theme. Thanks so much for the inspiration! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  8. Fabulous collage of elements - all looking great against that beautiful paper. I loved the winged word layered onto the clock, and the French chap looks brilliant in the Ornate Frame - so clever! Lovely!
    Alison xx

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  9. A French beauty, Annie! That paper stash is on my list and I just adore how you used it! Love that time piece with "French" floating across! wonderful details and yes, I love that frame over the gentleman's face! Happy Weekend. Hugs!

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  10. A wonderful piece Annie. Karen.x

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  11. Fantastic project, Love the word on the clock, great details as well.
    Yvonne

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  12. Oh how fabulous this is with so many details to absorb such as the wonderful placement of the frame over the man's face and the use of the clock face - fabulous creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. A gorgeous piece full of French theme all the way through with some wonderful details x hugs x trace x

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  14. Beautiful hanging, Annie. Love the use of the weathered clock.

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  15. Waw, waw, waw Annie, I love the way you have done this clock. Wonderful colour and detail throughout. xx Flora

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  16. Gorgeous project! Love how you framed the man's head and the weathered clock is wonderful.

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  17. WOW...Anne, Love your French creation..Love.the clock & wings the images are fabulous... the attention to detail is outstanding... Hugs May x x

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  18. Sorry I'm late with my comment Annie. How I missed this one I do not know. Love all the textures and using one of my favourite papers just gives it a very french look. Really Stunning. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  19. Fabulous French hanging Annie. I love the way you have used the weathered clock and the wings and details are just wonderful. Great colours too. Just fabulous xxx

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  20. So much to see and love! The clock is wonderful!!!!!! The whole French theme is great!

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  21. Ohh wow Annie! This is amazing! Really love it! Hugs, Sandra

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  22. An outstanding creation Annie, I love how you have used mount-board for this project and layered up those gorgeous papers and embellishments, there is such a wonderful Parisienne feel to it. xx

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  23. A fabulous piece, great details.

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  24. Hi Annie! hope you are well. Love your vintage piece. Lovely use of the weathered clock die and I love how,you have added an image behind the bookplate and I love all your layered elements too, lovely. Tracy x

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  25. Hi Annie! This is LOVELY and I would like to invite you to stop by and share this French-inspired project in our Paris/France Challenge. There's not a lot of time left, but you have about one day left and I really hope that you'll swing on by to link up this AWESOME project in our challenge. It would be such a blessing to have you share your talents with us.
    Have a blessed week, and I really hope to see you soon!
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal
    You can find us here: www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com

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  26. This piece is so fabulous! I loved so many things about it-- especially how you framed the man's face! Too clever! I've also never seen the wings die used quite like you used it and I liked the look of it so much. One of my favorite aspects of the piece was the whimsicality you included and how you used some bright colors even though it was still vintage. Great mix of elements and styles and it was truly a joy to see your work!

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  27. Wonderful project Annie. So many textures, and detail. I'm so glad you had a chance to play along over at the Kraft Journal.

    Anitra

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  28. A lovely hanging Annie, with so many details and textures. Love the idea of the frame over the 'gent's face.
    Avril xx

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  29. Wow this is gorgeous Annie. Love the papers and all the fab vintage detail.
    Mags
    x

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  30. Wonderful design Annie.

    Hugs Diane

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  31. Love the elements you've used on this Annie and the frame around the gentleman's face is a great touch. Jenny x

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Annie x