Friday, 1 January 2016

Vintage Travel & Luggage at AVJ

                                    Wishing you all the very best for New Year 2016 xx

It's hard to believe that it's time for a new challenge over at A Vintage JourneyOur host is the uber talented Brenda Brown, who has chosen the theme of "Vintage Travel and Luggage"

See below for Brenda's challenge details:
Let your imagination carry you back to the bygone eras, setting off on an exciting journey for the New Year. Keeping it in Tim's style, we would love to see what item of luggage or mode of transport you would use on your journey, eg - think hand luggage, travel trunks, hat boxes, hot air balloons, ships and trains.

And here is my project, which is an 8"x8" easel card made for a 60th celebration. 

I have used two background papers, which were distressed around the edges, then  inked and layered on to the easel card. 
Everything, with the exception of the  Penny Farthing bike, which is a Marianne die, is stamped using a variety of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets.
One of the background stamps from Tim's Parisienne set was stamped on to vellum, the edges torn and inked for a real vintage feel.
The stamps were coloured using  Distress Inks or Distress Markers as a watercolour. I then played about with the layout until I was satisfied with the outcome.
The word Celebrate was stamped in Versamark Embossing Ink then some gold embossing powder was applied, excess removed, then heat set.
The card was personalised after taking these photographs and the recipient absolutely loved it !!!
We look forward to viewing your fabulous entries and remember there is always a randomly drawn prize of £20 to spend at Country View Crafts, who have an amazing stock of Tim Holtz products, with free postage for those resident in the UK. 
As you can see below Brenda is taking another fabulous workshop on the 14th January.
 The workshop details can be found at Country View Crafts and as an added bonus if you book a workshop you also get 10% off any products you buy on that day or the day after......really worth considering as Susan's prices are always competitive !!!!
For more inspiration please click HERE, where you will be transported to the AVJ challenge blog. As always my marvellous roomies have created some amazing  projects for Brenda's challenge theme......I am certainly inspired and I am sure you will be too !!!
Have fun !!

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  1. Annie,
    Might I be the first to wish you a Happy New Year, here on your blog. I should have brought a lump of coal with me!!!!
    Stunning and so perfectly capturing vintage style with the gorgeous colour palette and I love the travel theme.
    Here's to 2016 being kind to you and your family. Annie, thank you for your friendship and for sharing your beautiful artistry with us.
    Lynne x

  2. What a fantastic vintage collage Annie! Love how these lady's adventures surround her. Happy New Year! Jenny xxx

  3. Hi Annie, Happy New Year. Love your vintage style ease, card and your eclectic mix of imagery. The face image is so striking against the other images and I love the colour palette. Tracy x X

  4. What a wonderful collage of vintage images Annie! a wonderful card for a 60th celebration - and I love the easel style so it stands up for display! Wishing you a Happy New Year! Julia xx

  5. Love your golden sepia tones - and all the wonderful images of travel - you can see she's just longing to set off! Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

  6. The lady really does look like she is set to start on an amazing adventure Annie - wonderful use of the elements on this amazing celebration card. Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Happy New Year! Annie

    Love your 'Travel themed' 60th birthday card . Fabulous idea . Love the way you have brought a selection of Tims stamps altogether on one card, with each one having its own clear identity yet all of them coming together to create a wonderful vintage collage . Lovely warming colour tones .
    hugs x

  8. Happy New Year annie - this looks brilliant I love all the elements - they work so very well together. Big hugs Rachel xx

  9. Great vintage collage Annie - love the redness of the lips which brings the eye back to the dreamy girl! Happy New Year xxx

  10. Fabulous vintage tones, ephemera and embellishments Annie - all just perfect for this challenge. A fabulous card! Wishing you all the very best for 2016. Jennie x

  11. What a fabulous card - not surprised that it was well received! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. What a gorgeous celebratory card Annie, love all of those wonderful vintage images collaged around the beautiful lady, all set to head out on her adventures! I can well imagine that the recipient was thrilled with your card, it is a beauty. Wishing you and yours a New Year filled with much joy! Deb xo

  13. Fabulous card! Love all the vintage images and I know the recipient will love this too. Happy 2016!

  14. Good morning, Annie!! So good to hear from you and thank you so much for the very kind comment you left on my blog. I just had to come over to your blog and check out what's new. Glad I did. Your easel card is really pretty. What a lovely collaged piece with so many of Tim's wonderful stamp images. Beautiful coloring job on them as well. I am sure the recipient LOVED it! Have a wonderfully creative and blessed 2016.

  15. Great vintage collage Annie!! Love all the elements.

  16. A lovely Easel card.. Loved the vintage Collage !

  17. Lovely easel card! The travel images are beautifully layered.


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