5 June 2015

Celebrations at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome. It's the start of this month's challenge over at A Vintage Journey and our lovely host, Sandy, has picked the theme 'Celebrations'. Here's what she has asked for; " Share your celebrations with us. It can be the end of the school year, a birthday, Father's Day, a wedding or a special anniversary. Use any of Tim's products or techniques." 

The theme itself of course is fairly easy, but it is important to remember that this is a Tim Holtz inspired challenge, so when choosing our top 3 entries, we want to see Tim's influence clearly represented in your project. If you describe it in your post even better! You do not have to use Tim products, though his wonderful Distress range of course offers plenty of choice, but we do want to see that your project is inspired by one of his wonderful techniques that he so freely shares. You can make anything you want, as long as it clearly follows our challenge rules (available to view on the challenge blog). One randomly chosen winner will receive a £20 gift voucher from our very generous sponsor, Country View Crafts. We also have our Pinworthy blog badges for the Top 3, who will be chosen by the Creative Guides (DT).


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My wonderful hubby celebrates another birthday at the end of the month so I thought I would grab the opportunity to make him a celebratory card based on this month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015,  Not being a big coffee drinker (hubby is more of a tea urn!) I grabbed the Sizzix Bigz Die 'Packages and Bows' and got to work with lots of surfaces. As well as cutting burlap and kraft card you'll spot card covered in 'Passport' Design Tape and plastic packaging painted on the reverse with Stormy Sky Distress Paint (fake cream was never going to work on this but I loved the effect on Tim's original tag). A hint if you try this yourselves - I found that a coat of Glue n Seal over the paint prevented it from moving when dry.


Tim provides a full tutorial for the basics of this tag HERE so I'm not going to repeat it here. Suffice to say I chose a base of Antique Linen, followed by a more traditional plaid using Abandoned Coral, Stormy Sky and Iced Spruce with the Stripes Layering Stencil. I also added jute string and Remnant Rubs stars to the parcels, and Mirrored Stars covered in Mushroom Alcohol Ink on the bows. A Word Band was added with inked Linen Ribbon and a Muse Token to more jute bows at the top of the card.



So that's it for my 'Celebrations' project for A Vintage Journey. Please make sure you pop over to see what my fellow Creative Guides have come up with - as ever, you are in for a real treat and plenty of inspiration!

I am going to enter this celebratory collage card (with no stamping!) into;


Now thoughts for me turn to the weekend as I'm off on my travels again!
On Saturday 6th June I'll be at Cutting Edge Crafts in Skegness demonstrating for IndigoBlu, and on Sunday 7th June I'll be doing it all over again (but this time in partnership with Kay Halliwell-sutton) at Stamp Magic, The Dome, Doncaster. Further details are on my sidebar and I look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Whatever you're up to this weekend I hope you enjoy yourselves. Jenny xxx


Products used in this project are available from Country View Crafts

38 comments:

  1. OMG Jenny FABULOUS! I really love this die and it's a shame we don't see it more outside of the holidays. Hmmmm... I should break mine out. Always an inspiration :)

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  2. Gorgeous Jenny, loving the background and those textural parcels . Love the arrangement . Tracy x x

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  3. Jenny, I love the card you created for your husband's birthday using Tim's June tag technique. I really like the colors you chose for your plaid and how you used burlap for the packages. Great card!

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  4. Love the colors you used in your 'plaid' background Jenny - and the great texture created with the burlap presents! what a great celebratory tag - and lovely version of Tim's tag! Have a wonderful weekend! Julia xx

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  5. This is wonderful, Jenny! I'm not a coffee drinker, either, so appreciate your take on Tim's June tag. I love the burlap gift boxes. As a former farm girl, I just can't get enough burlap!

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  6. Jenny - love the way you have used such great texture on this one.
    With the burlap - it looks so masculine. I'm sure your hubby is going to love it. Have a great weekend, S@ndy xx

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  7. Terrific ideas on this wonderful tag.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. What a fabulous take on Tim's tag, so inventive and so masculine. I love your background and the burlap gives such a wonderful texture to the tag - you never cease to amaze me with your talent my friend! Hope you enjoy your VERY busy weekend ahead! Anne xxx

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  9. A fantastic take on Tims tag for June , Jenny. Love how you've used a variety of textures for your parcels and how you have chosen to arrange and adorn them. Terrific plaid background too in complimenting colours works perfectly . I'm sure hubby will love it. hugs x

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  10. Oh your version is fun. Great color choice. I adore those packages in the burlap.

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  11. Fabulous tag Jenny!! I love the burlap background, adds such a great texture. Wonderful idea to use presents as your focal piece, a fantastic take on Tim's tag. hugs :)

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  12. Great way to combine both tags... I aim to get my Tim tag done tonight while waiting for the new colour release! Hope it is a purple.

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  13. This is unbelievably gorgeous Jenny. Infact I think I like it more than the Tim version. You just have a way of making things so uniquely your style and I love it. So absolutely drooling over here - (Candice)

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  14. How fab, love all those layers and elements... gorgeous card... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  15. Stunning tag Jenny with gorgeous details. Good luck over the weekend and hope you get some down-time too! Nicola x

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  16. What a fabulous tag card Jenny. Your background suits your parcels perfectly. Great design, which I much prefer to Tim's coffee cup design.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

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  17. Burlap presents have got to be the coolest things ever! LOVE this tag!

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  18. Wonderful design Jenny - I love love love the burlap! Nikki xx

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  19. Now that is a great masculine birthday tag! Love the plaid background and those masculine gifts all ready to go! Wonderful tag and I am sure your hubby will just love it! Happy Weekend!

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  20. FABULOUS!! Jenny, you are soooo darn creative! I completely love your use of Tim's tag techniques to create this tag to celebrate your hubbie's b-day (you haven't spoiled anything with showing us his tag?) ;) :) Happy Birthday to your Hubbie!! :) :) He's going to love this!! Happy Weekend to you and don't work or play, too hard at your demo gigs!! XOXO-Shari

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  21. Loveeeeeee this Jenny, the colours are fabulous together, what an inspirational combination and the dies are a perfect addition. Lucky Gary receiving this for his birthday. Have a great day.
    Will be thinking you over the weekend being so busy, good luck I am sure it will all go well.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  22. Oh Jenny, what a brilliant interpretation of Tim's June tag, super way of using those dies! Love the way (and colours) you did your background, all the different textures on the parcels look so cool!

    Hope your weekend goes brilliantly well and have a wonderful time!!

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  23. Fantastic tag with the beautiful plaid and burlap!

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  24. Brilliant "tag" just love all the fantastic textures
    Patricia x

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  25. I am sure that your hubby will love his card Jenny x Love the details you have incorporated and thanks for the tips too. Sounds like a very busy weekend but I am sure you are enjoying it xx

    Take care and best wishes
    Annie xx

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  26. OH MY GOSH.... Jenny, this has to be one of THE most gorgeous tags I have ever seen!! I love the textured burlap presents, those cute and adorable little stars and the whole composition and attention to detail to make this such a huge hit!! This is totes fabulous m'dear!!!
    Ahh, so in love...
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  27. What a fabulous use of burlap...so creative and beautiful. Love it.

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  28. love those burlap parcels x a great take on the tag x sorry I am so behind commenting!

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  29. This is such a wonderful tag Jenny and your husband will love it. It was so lovely to meet you on Sun and have a chat over your journal you made(I was the one with the keyring made from the face stamp!). It was so beautiful to see the journal in real life and such beautiful colours too.
    x catherine

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  30. Oh, Jenny! What a gorgeous tag! I have this die, and I've only used it one time! I think I'm going to pull it out again! I love the way you have "wrapped" your gifts, and added the stars to the ribbons! Thank you for the tip on painting on the plastic packaging. Beautiful background technique! Happy Birthday to your husband at 60 years young!

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  31. What a wonderful interpretation of Tim's June tag Jenny, love the stacks of presents just for your hubby! Wishing him a very happy birthday and thanks for sharing this great card you made just for him Deb xo

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  32. Gorgeous inspired take on Tim's, just wonderful Jenny! Ruth x

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  33. Absolutely love this take on the June tag - and enough to make me wish I'd invested in those parcels after all. Fabulous textures and such a warm glow to the colours, with just those hints of cool blue - it's a brilliant tag, Jenny!
    Alison xx

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  34. OMG...I'm a nut for stacked boxes and this has me in a trance. SO CUTE!!!

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  35. This is awesome! I love the burlap gift boxes :) thank you for sharing with MMCC!

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  36. Those burlap gift boxes are fabulous. Thank you for playing Alongwith MMCC

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  37. Love the added burlap and all the layers, wonderful! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

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  38. Sorry for delay to comment this incredible tag! I love it from the first moment that i saw ! Love every little details, and it's full of details! Amazing! BArbarayaya

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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