Friday, 6 February 2015

Tic Tac Toe @ A Vintage Journey

Hi Everyone.............here we are with another fabulous challenge over at A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog. As the host of this challenge I decided to go with the theme of Tic Tac Toe and you can find the details below:

With so many Tim Holtz/Ranger products as well as other similar products, we would like you to choose at least three items from the grid below, incorporating them in your entries/projects. You can choose items horizontally/vertically or diagonally, it's your decision.  One more thing........ can you please, please include the name of the items you are using within your post, not just in the link to the challenge.

Idea-ology or any metal embellishmentSpraysRibbon/twine
PaintEphemeraDie cuts
Foil tapeTexture fadesStains

For my project, which is an 8 by 8 card, I chose Tim Holtz Metal Embellishments, Sprays and  Ribbon. 

You can see the Idea-Ology Ribbon Reel, Ornate Frame, sprayed with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and  metal wings/clock below.
I also used Tim's Distress Photo Tinting technique on his found relatives photograph, which you can find in his book Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3. ( page 41)
I apologise for the lack of a step by step, but I was in a bit of a rush with this one!!! Should there be anything you would like to know please contact me by using the button on the sidebar.

You can see some kraft glassine below, which was scrunched and then inked with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. A left over piece of muslin creates some further texture and interest. The metal pieces are all from Tim's Idea-Ology range. Love the wishbone xx
The  TH Walflower Stash papers were adhered to the back, front and insides of this card after being distressed with Tim Holtz Distressing tool and then inked with Vintage Photo and Walnut stain. Tim Holtz new stencils, Flourish and Lace, were placed on the corner of the Wallflower Papers and then inked with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. You can also see that I used some of Tim's Ephemera pieces too i.e the ticket behind the metal Idea-Ology pieces. ( see below)
Tim Holtz Sizzix Ornate Frame die was placed over grungepaper and  cut using my BigShot, then sprayed with Vintage Photo Distress stains. The colour is really intense and looks amazing in real life :-)
You can also see  more detail of the  Distress photo tinting and lip colour, using Distress Markers.
Tissue tape, muslin , Ribbon Reel and Idea-Ology metal number are visible below
Thank You for taking the time to read this post and I do hope that you will hop over to the AVJ blog to view the amazing array of projects that the uber talented Creative Guides have made. 

I would love to have you join in with our Tic Tac Toe challenge, so I do hope you can enter. The challenge runs from today, 6th February, until the 19th February. 

The challenge winner will receive a voucher to spend online at Country View Crafts, who are our regular sponsor.  We also have blog badges for the Pinworthies, that is those projects which particularly stood out and had adhered to the challenge rules. 

As it is coming up to our first anniversary at A Vintage Journey we are looking to make some changes, which will be of benefit to our followers and also encourage new followers to our challenge.  For More details Check HERE

Happy Crafting xxxx 

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29 comments:

  1. What a fun challenge Annie! and your wedding card has so many wonderful textures, die cuts and pieces to catch the eye!

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  2. Good Morning Annie. What a magnificent card. Love absolutely everything you have done on this creation. It has it all textures, colour and lots of interesting things to see. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  3. Gorgeous, Annie! So very cool! Love every bit of it! Hugs, Sandra

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  4. Not surprised that weddings are still on your mind! A great challenge theme, Annie, and I love the card you've "played". The ornate frame really glows with burnished colour, and I love the delicate tinting on the photo.
    Alison xx

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  5. Great challenge Annie and Your layout is gorgeous

    MaggieH

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  6. A fabulous challenge Annie and I love your stunning card. So many textures, colours and wonderful embellishments. Gorgeous x

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  7. Annie, I loved the challenge theme and had great fun with it! Your Wedding Day card is fantastic and love the way you combined all the Tic Tac Toe elements! The framed wedding couple is wonderful! Hugs!

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  8. Fabulous card and love all the techniques you used.

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  9. That is one of my favorite techniques to add faint colors to vintage photos and I LOVE this one. Still a little disturbing to me thought that they look 12. LOL. HOWEVER, the yummy scrumptious color of the frame around them and all your wedding references and textures and mixed media have me smiling immensely. This is FABULOUS Annie.
    hugs to you and happy weekend,
    Lisa x

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  10. Hmm, I wonder what made you choose a wedding theme - lol. Your card is beautiful Annie, the rusty frame looks fabulous surrounding the found relatives and your other embellishments look wonderful. This is such a fun challenge Annie! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Great layers! LOVE that Found Relative card! Great card!

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  12. Fabulous card Annie, love all the elements you have included and the framed found relatives. Thanks for a great challenge.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  13. LOVE how you've put this beautiful card together Annie! Jenny x

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  14. Beautiful Annie, wonderful layers and textures! You've come up with a fun challenge at AVJ this month, can't wait to give it a try.

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  15. A fabulous make Annie, such great use of the papers and other elements, beautifully combined!

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  16. Fabulous card, love the details, layers and the vintage photo you used.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Fabulous design Annie, wonderful rusty frame and use of embellishments. Nikki xx

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  18. hiya Annie - thanks for popping over for a visit - its great to pop here to have a look at what you've been up to - your make is fabulous - I love that frame especially - its brilliant. Take care of yourself! Big hugs rachel xx

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  19. A beautiful project Annie and a great layout. I love all your added elements especially the wishbone.
    Julie x

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  20. What a great challenge Annie. I love your take on this wonderful idea. All the elements are so well combined to make a beautiful project.
    S@ndy xx

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  21. Annie, I'm really enjoying this challenge, and it has proved to be quite "challenging" for me to think about the elements I want to include, as I am a more of a seat of the pants crafter. I love your "wedding" card with all the great grungy vintage elements you have chosen. LOVE the ornate frame, the use of the photo tinting, the little bit of ribbon peeking out (very clever idea!) the glassine and muslin bits! All so yummy! Thank you, too, for your lovely comments on my blog. It has been my pleasure to join this vintage journey!

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  22. Vintage perfection from that adorable image to the shabbiness of the frame and the other elements. It is stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. This really is gorgeous Annie! I love the fabulous frame and you really have added some fantastic embellishments! Hugs, Chrisx ps sorry for being so rubbish at commenting - I seem to be on permanent catch up now we seem have lost our connection at the caravan

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  24. That's a wonderful piece of art.

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  25. A wonderful card Annie! Hugs, Valerie

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  26. Beautiful vintage lay out ! Have a great day, Shirleyxx

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  27. Such a great project! I especially love all of the metal elements.

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  28. oh annie hun this is brilliant,love all the texture and your wonderful,pictures always love to see the step by step as that way I get too see all your wonderful detail hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  29. Stunning inspirational piece Annie - great challenge you've set

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Annie x