Showing posts with label Vintage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage. Show all posts

Friday, May 26, 2017

Measured Moments - Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, glad to be back with another DT project for Art Anthology. I've decided to create another page for my Vintage Art Journal. My inspiration started with the quote I used, but it was shortly followed by my love for all things vintage. I used a the "scales" stencil, several colorations sprays, a combination of metallic effects and sorbet paints by Art Anthology. Love how all of the colors blended so well together. Below you will find a step by step tutorial.

Please be sure to stop by the Art Anthology blog for more inspiration and tutorials from the design team.


Have a fun and creative day!!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Vintage Art Journal Page...Limited Edition

Hello there, so happy to be posting my first Art Anthology DT project. I so enjoyed playing with all of the different sprays and paints, especially with some of the paints being somewhat translucent. With so many colors and textures to play with, including stencils, I'm so looking forward to creating more projects.

With that, as many of you know, I've done some art journaling in an old library book for practice, but I finally found the courage to create in my Mixed Media Art Journal by Finnabair.  I took a page out by removing the wire rings from the Journal, I did this to create at liberty without making a mess onto the other pages. Keep in mind that I do have the Cinch tool that can easily reattach the rings...although I will not be reattaching it until I complete the entire journal. I have decided to designate this journal to my love of vintage and vintage shabby chic.

Please stop by the Art Anthology shop for more details on the products and the Art Anthology blog for more inspiration from the design team. Below you will find a step by step tutorial.


Have a fun and creative day!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage Mini Album... Family

Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that today I am a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie, I'm so honored to have been chosen to do so and to be a part of this challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by Suzz, the theme is... All in the Family - whether it's your ancestors, a favorite family memory or family outings, create a vintage or shabby chic project reflecting your family.

I thought what better way to create a family project than to create a mini album where I can utilize all of the above and then some. No Frilly today, I went with the Funkie side, this album will be used for journaling and photos, past and present... for family, home, traditions, history, etc. This will be something I will surely treasure for years to come, not to mention  a wonderful treasure to pass down to younger generations.

It's been a while since I've done a grungy vintage project and I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with it. For me, when it comes to vintage I instantly think of Tim Holtz, all of his products are perfect for creating a vintage project. I 've also used some of the Prima rusting pastes by Finnabair for an awesome rusting affect on the ring binder. There is a YouTube video tutorial posted below and it will have a list of all of the supplies needed, most of which you may find over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Quick note: I did pick out 3 prompts from the Artist Prompt Box I made... I got 7 Gypsies, embossing powder and twine. I haven't used anything from 7 Gypsies in a long time, what a great way to pull out things that have been sitting a while and would probably continue to sit if it weren't for these prompts. 

With that said, be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration and join in on this wonderful challenge.


7 Gypsies tab dividers, papers and transparencies...
to be decorated as I add photos and journaling.

Rust Paste and Rub N Buff on the ring binder and the name plate

Rubb N Buff on the pen nib... Spanish Copper and Antique Gold
and Tim Holtz distress embossing powder...Walnut Stain

Here's the tutorial...enjoy!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Abandon Me ATC's

Hi there, happy to be back with another project for my DT post for Cardz TV Gallery. I decided I wanted to make some Artist Trading Cards using Cardz TV stamps. I wanted to show how you can take Mary's stamps and pretty much make them work for any kind of project you might want to make, beyond your usual cards and paper projects.

For those of you who don't know, an artist trading card measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/5 and you can create anything you want on them. They are called artist trading cards, because they are meant to be traded with another artist's cards. 

I used a lot of mixed mediums to create the textures on the background of the cards and the die cuts, like the butterfly, seahorse and so on. I did join a challenge which was to make 5 of these and then Abandon them in 5 different locations, taking pictures of where I left them... something new to me, but thought it would be fun to do.

All and all, I had a great time making these and I especially loved to show how versatile Cardz TV stamps can be!


Here is where I abandoned them...

Post Office

MRI Center waiting room.


"Yard of Ale" Restaurant

Nail Salon

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pretty In Pink

Hey there, today I want to share a project that I made for some wall d├ęcor, it's an 8x8 Vintage Shabby Chic Layout. I made this for my friend Stacy, we joined in on Easter swap together for the Chic Craftique FB group, where we were to send candies, crafty goodies and a project.

She has been through some tough times, health wise, so I wanted to make her something super special. I know her favorite color is pink and like me, she loves a variety of styles, so I'm hoping vintage shabby chic is one of them. I truly hope this helps put a nice smile on her face!

I did a quick YouTube video which is posted below, I did leave out that the "a Dream" tab and the background paper with the crown, is from Echo Park's page kit "Be Mine". The pearls, lace, flowers and bling I picked up at AC Moore.


Have a great day!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Vintage Fashion ATC's

Hi everyone, back with another project. I joined another swap on the CMB, this time for an ATC, I never knew how much fun it would be and it was so quick to put one together too. There are 14 of us in the swap, so I had to make 14 of the ATC's that were exactly the same. We each had a theme to choose, plus two materials...I chose Breaking the Rules with metal and texture medium!

Well my crafty friend Jean who hosted the swap decided to surprise us by mixing it up and giving my choices to someone else and someone else's choices to me...I now had to do Vintage Fashion with burlap and mixed media. Hope they are happy with what I came up with and can't wait to see what everyone else has done!!! 

I used the burlap for a border and a layer under the flower, I used liquid paint on the resin flower and metallic paint on the foil petal, Copic markers for the stamped image and inks for shading.Then you have the 2 textures of ribbon, metal hanger and pearls.I also used foam tape behind the stamped image, but only in certain areas to give it some variation in hight here and there, guess I should have taken a side view.


Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Part Five...Kelley's Book of Shadows - Chapter Four

I'm back with chapter 4 and this time I decided I would go the vintage direction. Still wanting to keep this grungy looking, I thought it would be neat to add texture to the background as though it were an old broken wall. It reminds me how the slats behind plaster walls would look when some portions of the plaster walls would fall off. I used corrugated pieces from a box I had laying around, painted it in many different colors, I used TH distress embossing powders on it and some sprays to match the background papers. I used an old vintage image that I covered with acetate and added the TH die cut frame that was heat embossed using dark brown glitter and chunky embossing, brown and copper. Overall I think I captured the vintage feel, even if it is on the dark and grungy side, but it's just how Kelley likes it!!!

I will be adding links to the previous posts:

Chapter Four...

TH die for the frame and Stampandous Encrusted embossing powders and glitter.

Added several pockets on the back for tags or notes.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Part Three...Kelley's Book of Shadows - Chapter Two

I'm back with another post, this one for the 2nd chapter cover I made for Kelley's book. I know she has a huge love for Graphic 45 papers, so I decided to use Graphic 45's "Curtain Call" for this chapter. Even though I kept this one clean and simple, I found some paper from DCWV to somewhat keep it grungy. I also used papers from Paper Studio for the back cover and added some tags.

I will be adding links to the previous posts:

Chapter Two...

I used a TH stamps on Gina K luxury paper.

Stamped "Paris" on some fabric pieces.

TH Eifel Tower die and black embossing powder.

TH stamps and some black bling.

On the back a pocket for the tags. 

Supplies used...

Chipboard cover w/ 4 holes
Graphic 45 papers...Curtain Call
DCWV paper stack...tattered time
TH die...Eifel Tower
TH stamps...papillon and just thoughts
TH film strip ribbon
TH distress ink soot, walnut stain and gathered twigs
TH alpha parts
TH distress soot
Gina K luxury cardstock...ivory
Reeves acrylic paint...copper
Canvas fabric
Recollections embossing
Prima...wooden embellishment
Metal embellishments from my stash
Pop dots
Paper Studio paper pack...poetic postage
Seam binding...copper, brown and ivory (distressed w/TH inks)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Believe in Christmas" Card

Here is a somewhat vintage card I made, this time using some of the traditional red and green colors. I love the cozy and rustic feeling of the card, makes me want to sit by the fire with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Vintage Hollywood - Triptych

Hi everyone, here is the final piece of the three part die-cut swap I made for Cindy. I decided to make a Vintage Triptych. I used TH cabinet die and the insert, added split rings, modeling paste and various glimmer mists for the background and white flowers.

I had a bunch of grunge board swirls that had silver glitter, so I painted it with the copper metallic paint and added some resin green roses to it. I also added some picture hangers behind it, incase she decides she wants to hang it on the wall.


Elizabeth Taylor            Carol Landis                  Mae West

Have a great day!!!

Vintage Hollywood - Embellishment Wall Hanging

Here is another part of the 3 item swap for Cindy. Again, staying within the browns, blacks and neutral's she wanted, I created this for an embellishment, which was the vanity & seat and put it on a black metal plaque that I had gotten at Michaels for $1. I cut many, many layers and pop dot them for a 3-d effect, added a pic of Marilyn behind some clam shell packaging from a new cricut cartridge, to give the illusion that she is looking into the mirror.

Marilyn Monroe

Vintage Hollywood - Tag

Another swap I was in on the CMB, this one had you had to make 3 die cut items, my partner Cindy wanted a tag, embellishment and a triptych. She wanted browns and blacks, pretty much dark and neutral colors. So here is the tag...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

My First Ticket Swap

These are the tickets I made for Julia, for the ticket swap I did on the CMB. Her request was for purples, browns, yellows and greens or papers she was using for an album DCWV's "Chateau Lavender". I can only hope that she likes them.

 (Brown and Purple) 
Used papers from DCWV "Mariposa" stack, cut some butterflies out, added some lavender ink to the center and attached them as well as some vintage charms to the tickets.
(Purple and Green)
Used stampendous chunky embossing powder purple/gold for the edges. Butterflies where white, they are from Heidi Swap, I used glimmer mist - Iridescent Gold, Leap Frog, Key Lime Pie and Haunted Shadow. I sprayed each mist onto a craft sheet, I dipped the edges, after wetting them into the colors so they would bleed onto the butterflies and I used a paint brush to darken the edges.
Vintage paper from the DCVW "Chateau Lavender" pack. Inked the edges with TH "Vintage Photo" Ink. I used the TH Rock Candy crackle paint to give it an old leathery look.