Welcome to the First Anniversary at A Vintage Journey challenge blog and boy have we got some wonderful surprises, which you can find details of HERE.
The challenge is now a monthly challenge and the randomly chosen winner will receive a £20 gift voucher from our very generous sponsor, Country View Crafts. We will continue to have our Pinworthy blog badges for the Top 3, who will be chosen by the Creative Guides ( DT)
Instead of Destination Inspiration posts the Creative Guides will be sharing weekly step by step posts, focusing on specific products and techniques within their inspirational projects.
So lets see your amazing entries....you certainly won't be disappointed !! We do have some challenge rules and various requests may be made in relation to specific challenges....so please read the posts and pesky rules to be in with a chance of winning.
This month our challenge is "Anything Tim" and there are certainly many great products/techniques for you to incorporate in your projects.
Here is my take on this fabulous anniversary challenge
A little Pillow Box, which is embossed in Kraft Core card stock then decorated with Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies, Ephemera, Chit Chat Stickers and a little Idea-Ology Spinner.
I used the WRMK Pillow Box Punch Board to make my little box and then ran it through my Bigshot, using a Tim Holtz embossing folder. After sanding I applied Vintage Photo and Crushed Pistachio to the raised area. I then took Walnut Stain DI, applying it around the edges to create depth
The rosette is a die cut, again by Tim Holtz. The ribbon trim is from my stash and was purchased at The Range. The ephemera pieces are also by Tim Holtz and they too were inked with distress inks and adhered with Cosmic Glue. A little Idea-Ology spinner was adhered to the butterfly to compete the look.
Thank You for visiting and I hope you will find time to enter our monthly"Anything Tim" challenge.....it would be great to have you join us on board.
Should Mr Mojo be misbehaving you can view some fabulous inspiration created by the Creative Guides HERE
Huge Hugs and Best Wishes
Wonderful idea to emboss the pillow die, Annie and you used the perfect Texture Fade folder for it! The rosette is grungy loveliness and all the embellishing is fabulous! Love the added calendar for March! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Your pillow box looks amazing. This challenge is right up your alley :-)ReplyDelete
I just love pillow boxes Annie - yours is so beautiful with the embossing, inking and staining - and all the fun ephemera, metal and pretty rosette!ReplyDelete
I like all the layers and colors!
love your gorgeous little pillow box, the embossing looks fab x trace xReplyDelete
Your pillow box is fabulous Annie!! The embossing folder really suits this box and I love how you created the rosette on the front - this is chocked full of vintage goodness!ReplyDelete
It has been a wonderful 12 months working alongside you at AVJ my lovely friend! Hugs, Anne xx
How beautiful is this little pillow box. The distressing and the colours are a perfect combination. Have a nice Day. Hugs Rita xxxReplyDelete
Oh Annie I LOVE this!!! The mix of Cracked Pistachio with the other browns gives it an amazing look and this is all enhanced by that embossing. Perfect embellishments (the pop of red is a treat) and a wonderful look overall. Happy Birthday! Jenny xReplyDelete
I have to admit, I would have never pictured Tim Holtz meshing with a pillow box, but you sure proved me wrong!! Gorgeous Annie! hugs :)ReplyDelete
A fantastic box, super textures and details.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous pillow box with fantastic Tim influences. Terrifically Tim influenced. Nicola xReplyDelete
Fabulous Annie! Love what you did with that pillow box, the idea to emboss it first is brilliant, gives such a wonderful dimensional effect! Beautifully embellished too, love it!ReplyDelete
Last but not least, it's been great to work together and alongside you on AVJ!!
What a super gift box and a perfect birthday piece for our AVJ birthday celebrations Annie. I love the grungy feel this has to it and yet there is a wonderful freshness to it too. The textures create a fabulous background for the rosette and ephemera pieces. Thanks for everything you do at AVJ.ReplyDelete
hugs Brenda xxx
A fabulous pillow box - the embossing really changes it and I love how you have decorated it. Absolutely brilliant Annie. NxxReplyDelete
This is beautiful and fun Annie. I just love the pointy finger and all the steampunk goodness you have added here. Great way to celebrate our first birthday.ReplyDelete
Wonderful vintage mix on your pillow box Annie and I love the Cracked Pistachio with your chosen Browns. They suit your texture so well.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend, Julie x
Beautiful!! I love these little boxes, and your embossing is one of the best treatments I've seen. And I love your use of colors - I've not yet u see Cracked Pistachio, but I will now! Thanks for the great inspiration - xx LynnReplyDelete
Hi Annie!! OMG! This little pillow box is The Treasure!! It's just wonderful and I love the game spinner as the butterfly's body! I just love that touch! :) I am soooo very happy to be a CG with you!! You and I enjoy some of the same challenges and styles and have a lot of the same crafty friends in blogland :) I just love that :) Congrats on being such an integral part of this Fantastically Talented group of women! I still can't believe I'm a part of this Family!! Happy Weekend to you!! XOXO-ShariReplyDelete
What an amazing pillow love how you have designed and created it AnnieReplyDelete
I've just linked mine to this wonderful challenge
This absolutely works!! I think the embossing brings this pillow box to whole new level and the metal embellishments are perfection!! I too think the spinner on the butterfly is so wonderful.ReplyDelete
thanks so much for the inspiration :)
Such a beautiful pillow box Annie - wonderful vintage colours and stunning embossing. And then all the wonderful embellishments - just stunning! Jennie x (PS sorry for being so late visiting - we are finally back from Ireland!)ReplyDelete
Wow, Annie - I adore your textured pillow box, and I love the rich vintage green you've created with the Cracked Pistachio and the browns. Love the metal accents and the tape ribbon closure too. Like Jennie, I'm offering apologies for my late visit - but so happy finally to be catching up with the birthday creations.ReplyDelete
I need to make some of these for St. Pat's treats....lol! LOVE this...the embossing, the ephemera, the design!ReplyDelete
Beautiful works! love your embossing and all details! barbarayayaReplyDelete
Amazing, love it!ReplyDelete
Ohh annie this is so cool! The rosette with the butterfly is so cool! Hugs, SandraReplyDelete
On a massive catch up(could take me all week as I'm starting at the bottom and working upwards!) I adore this Annie, such a fabulous combination of colours - absolutely a treasure box!! ChrisxReplyDelete
That's a wondeful piece of art, great texture and details.ReplyDelete
Who knew a pillow box could be so Tim! What an amazing creation and so wonderfully outside the box. Love the texture and colors! ~NikiReplyDelete
Annie, that is gorgeous, your embossing and highlighting of your pillow box are wonderful! And you chose the perfect Tim embellishments for your piece, love them all. Thanks for sharing your techniques and expertise, what a great make to celebrate AVJ's first birthday!ReplyDelete