Friday, 2 November 2018

Paper Stash Challenge at A Vintage Journey

Welcome everyone xx Today I am sharing my project for A Vintage Journey monthly challenge blog. The lovely and very talented Sandy is our host and she has chosen "Paper Stash' as her challenge theme this month. Here's what Sandy has to say :

"I am sure we all have them, those endless bits of beautiful scrapbook papers we have hoarded over the years. Create a project of any kind using them in creative ways in our preferred vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk styles."

I have to agree with Sandy as I have loads of beautiful papers from various sources that I just haven't used for many years !!! I bet you have loads too !!

Whist searching for a few bits 'n' bobs I found papers that are by Diana's Daughter's !!! Totally forgotten for a very long time....but now used in my Paper Stash project as below !!

 Below you can see the gorgeous papers from Diana's Daughters
 Below I am thinking how to layer them :-)
 The edges are distress using Tim Holtz Distressing Tool by Tonic Studio's then torn to add further details and texture. Some Vintage Photo DI was then applied to the torn areas.
 Some Lace and "Paper Doillies" were added to the torn areas. 
 Tim Holtz  Orane Frame Die was used to cut mat board then painted with Antique Brass Distress Paint then some Black Soot DI was adhered to age it up a bit . The inner oval of the die was stamped with one of Tim's stamps.
 You can see further layers in various stages below. A Tim Holtz butterfly, die cut and embossed then inked with Tattered Rose DI and Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge around the edges. Some threads to add texture. Taking my Tim Holtz Sidekick, which I just love for cutting Thinlits Dies was used to cut out some Wildflowers leaves then inked with various DI's. The tag was again some paper from my stash, which was decorated with some of Tim's chit chat stickers. Some paper flowers, with button on top were attached over the leaves, along with a couple of  small buttons on the butterfly.
 Lots of paper used and I have to say that I had great fun making this project. Like always I started out with an idea in my head, which then went in a totally different direction!!!!
I hope you can find time to join in with us for Sandy's wonderful challenge and to view more projects, be inspired by  my wonderful friends on the team, click HERE

Sending lots of crafty hugs to you xxx
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  1. I have and love the papers you layered for this stunning card Annie. What gorgeous layering and an amazing way to frame this lovely lady stamp! Hugs, Autumn

  2. Thanks for sharing how you created your background Annie! love the bits of lace coming out of the torn pieces, your wonderful face image and your pretty flowers! xx

  3. Wonderful paper layers and a fabulous project.
    I am guilty of having a paper stash as well.

  4. Beautiful layering of papers and elements Annie to create a fabulous vintage design. Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

  5. What a fabulous way to layer those gorgeous papers. I love the bits of lace layered under the torn and shabby edges. A wonderful vintage project! Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

  6. Lovely layers of paper creativity, Annie. It was wonderful to see how it all developed into such a gorgeous finished piece . tfs
    Hugs x

  7. Layering like this looks so easy when you see the finished design, but when you start from nothing it is really difficult!!! I loved your ' I am thinking photo'!!! sounds like me. You have done a top job with this wonderful arrangement of paper and embellishments - so much to see but all focussed around the wonderful image. Great job xx

  8. I have not heard of that paper line but it is beautiful and I am so glad you got the chance to use it. I love your layering, the paper doilies are such a wonderful addition. A truly beautiful creation Annie xxx

    Glad you got the commenting issues sorted, it must be a great relief! Hope you are well my friend. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Beautiful make Annie - those papers are definitely lush! Really good to see you back to blogging too. Hope you are doing okay. Sending huge hugs xx

  10. Gorgeous Annie, adore the torn, folded edges which give a wonderful aged feel to,your piece and the focal image is framed beautifully. Tracy x

  11. This looks absolutely wonderful Annie. Yes indeed, I have an embarrassing amount of papers stashed!! At least Christmas is beckoning me to try and reduce the heap somewhat!! Nicola x

  12. I love it when we find something new in our old stash... Lol. Story of my life. Love your papers and what a wonderful card!

  13. Beautiful layering and collaging - there's an autumnal warmth to this which is really atmospheric.
    Alison x

  14. A wonderful page, great use of the papers, love how you framed the beautiful lady! Hugs, Chrisx

  15. Annie, you have created a beautiful page based on those old papers--yep we all have a large stash, don't we?! I love the bits of lace peeking out from the layers and how perfectly you have placed every autummal element. That frame is fabulous! Sending hugs!

  16. What a beautiful piece, you have used those lovely papers to perfection Annie! Love all of the layers and that beautiful stamp framed perfectly as the focal point, thanks so much for sharing, Deb xo


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