Friday, 3 February 2017

Words That Are Special Challenge at AVJ

Hi Everyone................its so hard to believe that it is February....where did January go??
Anyway its time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this month our Creative Guide,  Jennie, of Live The Dream blog is the challenge host. 
Here's what Jennie has to say about the challenge theme:

"We often use words for cardmaking, scrapbooking, journaling, layering backgrounds, stamping, collage, in mixed media work, on our tags …. In fact words are often an integral part of our design processes for many of our projects. This month show us words that are important or special to you and how you incorporate them in your vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk art."

Below is an altered art piece that I have created for the challenge. I did take step - by step photographs but having just updated my pc I seem to have lost iPhoto, which I used for importing/editing and resizing etc. 

Here are the photographs of the finished item:
Decoart paints and crackle glaze were used on the background and then alcohol inks were applied and quickly wiped off with a wet wipe as they dry very quickly and I wanted to spread colour around.
Torn papers and fabric were adhered with a matte medium and some fabric applied to a frame. I then painted the number 2 with some antique linen DP, using my finger tips to apply some decoart gold metallic paint to the number and around the edges of the book. I also took the gold paint and made some random circles ageing the altered piece even more. Some Vintage Photo DI was also applied around the edges.
Below you can see a die cut heart and adage ticket, a piece of tartan ribbon and some more words. 
Hope you can join in with us for this months challenge. As always we have a sponsor and randomly chosen winner. We also have  three Pinworthy winners who have the chance to be Guest Creative Guide on the  AVJ challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it as I know how precious time can be. 
To go immediately to AVJ  blog, where the team have left even more projects to inspire you please click HERE

 Thank You for visiting and Crafty Hugs xx

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21 comments:

  1. What a stunning piece Annie. Loving the crackle and the inside is just a beautiful. Nice work. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  2. Fantastic piece Annie! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Oh Annie I just LOVE this book box!!! The outside with that stunning crackle background looks amazing and I love the shabby grungy way you finished it! The inside just makes this into a perfect Valentines project! Stunning inside and out! See you very soon!! xxx

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  4. Fabulous project! Annie Just love all that gorgeous grungy crackle with the delicate tones of colour. So lovely too that you have taken the art inside the box too. A wonderful anniversary gift .
    hugs x

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  5. This is magnificent Annie! The cover reminds me of mother of pearl and I adore the treasure inside xx

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  6. WOW Annie - I am in crackle heaven - I love this! What a great idea and fabulous gift xxx

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  7. The crackle you achieves is amazing Annie! It looks fantastic with the soft colour tones over the crackle and I love how you added the page pieces. The butterfly and pearls are such a lovely touch too - love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. The colours on the outside really draw me into this wonderfully crackled and textured box Annie and then you open it up to reveal more crackle and that divine heart. Love it xxx

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  9. This is stunning Annie - such wonderful crackle and I love your gorgeous soft tones. Such a great idea and a lovely gift. Love it! Have a great weekend x

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  10. Lovely crackle Annie which really sets the scene and I adore the heart in the inside . Love the layers you added along with that wonderful frame. Tracy x

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  11. Fabulous texture Annie and love your colour palette, thank you for sharing it! Deb xo

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  12. So sorry you lost all of your creating photos Annie! what a beautiful little box you altered! the crackle is wonderful - love the touches of color and all the texture you created!

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  13. What wonderful crackles and a super keepsake project, love it.
    Julie x

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  14. This is beautiful Annie! I love all the crackle and I must say the front of your box is amazing! Chrisx

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  15. Gorgeous altered book - love all the layers and colours YUMMY xx

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  16. Wow - look at that amazing crackle. This is fabulous, Annie. I love the random book text emerging here and there, and the heart is a wonderful thing to find inside.
    Alison x

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  17. wow annie - I love that crackle - it looks just perfect! I love the heart inside too - such a lovely pop of colour! Hugs Rachel x

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  18. What a gorgeous little crackled box and with a beautiful treat inside. Hope you're keeping well Annie and enjoying the online course..I haven't even started my first piece...seem to be busier than ever! Hugs Ruth xx

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  19. Gorgeous project! Love the crackle texture and I love the inside of this piece too! Barbara

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  20. Fabulous crackled project, Annie! I love reading about how you used alcohol inks to color this--something I I would never think to do! Your crackle looks amazing and the gold metallic paint makes this even more special!

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  21. Love your crackle and all the rich layers of texture, Annie!

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