Friday, 11 July 2014

Dies & Distress at A Vintage Journey

It's lovely to see you here again and I hope you are enjoying the fabulous inspiration over on the blog at A Vintage Journey. The Creative Guides have produced the most amazing projects and I am so thrilled to be here with this challenge theme, which is 'Dies and Distress'.
As mentioned previously, although we are a Tim Holtz inspired challenge you do not have to use Tim Holtz products to enter, you just have to ensure that the style is vintage, grunge, retro or shabby chic and you inform which of Tim's styles/techniques or products have inspired you.

Our regular sponsor is Country View Crafts and the challenge Winner will receive a gift voucher to spend in their online store. We also have  a Pinworthy Badge for the Top 3 projects.

I recently purchased one of Tim's blank Burlap Panel's and decided to challenge myself to alter it.
You can see the finished project below, but I shall provide some  other photographs/details as to how I achieved it.

 First of all I brushed some Multi Medium over the burlap and adhered various items on to the surface as I wasn't quite sure where I was going but wanted texture and depth.
 Once dry I applied Distress Paints over the surface, changing the colours several times until I was  satisfied with the look I wanted.
( I used Broken China Distress Paint, followed by a spritz of Dylusions in Melted Chocolate for a grungy look) Another recent purchase was Tim Holtz New Sizzix Die, Artful Arrows, which were blended with Rusty Hinge Distress ink. Some treasure gold wax was applied to the textured elements.
  I then die cut my all time favourite  TH Sizzix dies, the Weathered Clock, Layered Wings and Umbrella Man. Once again I blended Rusty Hinge and Broken China Distress Ink around the wc die. The wings were inked with Vintage Photo and the umbrella man was inked in Vintage Photo Distress Stains, his umbrella in Antique Bronze Distress Stain. I then applied Salty Ocean Distress Ink to the Umbrella Man using Tim's Schoolhouse and Bubble Stencil. Some of Tim's Idea-Ology was attached to this projects using Tim's Idea-Ology Ring fasteners. Alcohol Inks were blended on to the metal numerals and finally some Chit Chat Stickers.
I had such a great time making this and I hope you have fun with the challenge too. ( click HERE to go to the AVJ blog)

Thank You for visiting and I look forward to catching up with you

Crafty Hugs
Annie xxx

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26 comments:

  1. Well Annie - you did it. Not only did you do a great job as host but your project is fabulous as well. I just love everything about it and thanks for sharing the details.

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  2. Oh so much gorgeous texture, Annie! I love your burlap panel and Mr. Umbrella Man looks right at home! Now I am thinking I need those arrows! Great challenge theme and such fun! Hugs!

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  3. Beautiful Annie, the background with all those textural elements provides a fabulous backdrop for your dies. I love umbrella man mixed with the arrows and clock face and the great colour combinations. Such a fabulous panel. Thanks for an inspiring piece of art and a brilliant challenge theme xx

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  4. Fantastic project Annie! Valerie

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  5. love all those gorgeous textural elements you have added to start your panel! A great and creative use of the dies for the details too x

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  6. Uh oh, your fabulous panel has made me realise I NEED those arrows.... Annie, your panel is just fabulous with all the texture you added at the start, to the embellishments on top - Umbrella Man looks wonderful, almost as if he is looking back through time - a wonderful piece and a great theme! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Such a fantastic way of layering up and altering those die cut designs Annie. You've done it again! Jenny x

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  8. And it started with a blanco burlap panel....such a nice alteration Annie! Great details.
    greetings, Alie

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous Annie, love this! Great texture on your canvas and great choice of dies, all beautifully treated and put together to give this wonderful project. Great theme too! Chris xxx

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  10. this is brilliant Annie - I've been working with one of these myself - but I think yours turned out much better lol! Fabulous!!! Love the dies - they look fab xx

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  11. Amazing project Annie, that Blue burlap panel looks fantastic and I love the dies you have added to make this such a stunning piece! A great challenge too and you have provided fabulous inspiration!

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  12. Hi Annie, a wonderful burlap panel - love how you created the initial texture by adding various bits to create depth and interest. I love your choice of dies - I have just got the arrows too - I expect they will feature a lot in the next few weeks! Nikki x

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  13. Fabulous texture on the burlap background and I love the layered die-cuts over the top. The orange arrows are really zingy against the turquoises and I love the tinting on those metallic numbers. Great challenge theme - and a fantastic piece of inspiration.
    Alison xx

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  14. Love the background colour and textures and the way it contrasts with the rust tones
    Umbrella man has been transformed with his wings and polka dot umbrella! Brilliant!!

    Jools x

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  15. Wonderful textured burlap. Love the idea to give the umbrella man wings.

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  16. Oh so beautifully textured and layered Annie. This looks fabulous. Nicola x

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  17. Fabulous textures, so many things to look at.
    Yvonne

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  18. You are so creative! This looks fabulous. Love the colors and all the textures.

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  19. I love how you applied embellies to the back, and painted on them! Very cool! Love the numbers too!

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  20. This is a Wonderful altered burlap panel, Annie!! I love how you painted over your embellishments!! That's a great way to achieve a totally cool, textured background!! Awesome!! XOXO-Shari

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  21. Beautiful, love the textures and design. Hope you are having a great Sunday, Shirleyx

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  22. This is a wonderful piece Annie!! I haven't personally worked with a burlap panel yet, you've truly given me inspiration to do so. Sorry I'm so late getting here, I'm playing catch up. Thanks for a great challenge! Karen.x

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  23. Annie
    Finally I am here to visit you and I so love what I see especially that stunning texture you created on the burlap panel.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. WOW, WOW, WOW, Annie, what a fabulous sculptural work of art you've made! I keep staring at it, trying to spy all the marvelous details!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. What a great burlap panel Annie! love the blue and all the wonderful die cuts you inked and layered on it!

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  26. Love the way you've given Umbrella Man wings, and also those beautifully colored numbers, Annie. A super project!

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Annie x