Welcome to the April A Vintage Journey Challenge. This month Astrid is our hostess and here is the challenge in her own words: "Spring Colours - Please create a project of your choice, using the colours of Spring. Tim's wonderful Distress products offer so many choices, just make sure Tim's style is evident in what you make."
I decided to work with a 4" x 4" framed canvas.
First I dropped some Wendy Vecchi Archival reinkers in Buttercup and Sky Blue onto my craft mat along with a splash of Rubbing Alcohol (Spirits in the UK, I think?). I let it drip over the canvas and rubbed it again on the mat until I had a look I liked.
After this dried, I stenciled Latticework onto the canvas using Picket Fence Distress Paint and let that dry.
Next, I stenciled Tim's new Blossom stencil (love this!) using Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Blue ink - just on the left side of the canvas.
To add a little texture - I stenciled Wendy Vecchi's Basically Bricks with her Crackles Texture Paste - and let it dry.
While that was drying I die cut and stamped Tim's Framelits butterfly out of Watercolor Cardstock. Then I water colored it using my water brush and Distress Markers in a similar fashion to Tim's method used on his April tags (although I didn't have enough white space to leave any!)
I die cut the center body of the butterfly out of black card stock, layered it over the butterfly and brushed on some Glitter Glaze - brushing over a little bit of the center of the wings as well - this adds a lovely shimmer IRL! In this photo you can also appreciate the crackle on the bricks - I sponged over them with Tea Dye Distress ink to age it and show up the crackle.
I made my canvas into a birthday CARD by adhering a 8"x4" piece of Vintage Cream card stock folded in half. I put ScorTape on the edges of the wooden frame and pressed the card against it. This also allows the canvas to stand up quite nicely!
My butterfly is warming herself in the sun against the brick wall!
The AVJ challenge is now a monthly challenge and one 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.
I hope you will be inspired by Spring Colors using Tim Holtz style and join us in the A Vintage Journey April Challenge - You will find all the details and some lovely inspiration from the other participating Creative Guides here. You have until the end of May to link up!
hugs, Julia xx
hugs, Julia xx
Stamps: Happy Birthday and frame from Saying Stuff set, inside Happy Birthday from Handwritten Sentiments set,Framelits butterfly set - Tim Holtz
Paper: Distress Watercolor Card stock - Ranger, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink.
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Reinkers - Buttercup, Sky Blue; Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Coneflower Blue, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories: 4" x 4" framed canvas - Michaels, Distress Markers Wild Honey and Spiced Marmelade, waterbrush - Ranger, Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste and Basically Bricks Stencil, foam tape, Glitter Glaze - MFT.