Hi everyone and welcome! There's a new challenge theme launching over at A Vintage Journey, and this time it's 'Baby You're a Firework'. With fireworks such a big part of the celebrations at this time of the year we are looking for you to create a Tim style project inspired by them. Maybe you could use glitter, bright colours, ink or paint splats! Whatever you create have fun and light up that night sky!
As usual we do not expect your projects to be Tim Holtz product based; just use what you have and be inspired by his vintage style and/or techniques.With Top 3 badges/guest design spots and a randomly chosen £20 voucher to Country View Crafts up for grabs there are plenty of reasons to join in the fun!
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It's been a while since I played in my journal and this was too good an opportunity to miss. Disaster almost struck when printing out a photo of the London New Year fireworks display - the printer ran out of ink and resulted in an unusual effect! Turning it into a positive I went with those bold colours and created a firework display around them. For a step by step tutorial see below;
Start by painting your pages with black gesso. Work out where you want to put your photo and draw around it with a contrasting gel pen. This will help you work out where to place the other elements.
Add your choice of die cut shapes (I went with a globe, a vintage picture wheel, splats and scribbles) and cover with more gesso. I also chose to add embossing powder to some of the scribbles but this is not essential.
With Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry Distress Paints to hand (great colour scheme 'Mr Printer'!!!) add a few random blobs across the page and spritz them with water, allowing them to run and blend. Use your heat tool to dry some of the paint and mop up the rest with tissue to get that 'cloudy' background. Then use a small paint brush and splatter small drops of the same paints over the page. Mixing the paint with a little water makes this a much easier process.
Stencil texture paste through the 'Snowflakes' layering stencil and add a sprinkle of Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I also added dots of white gel radiating from the stars and sprinkled more glitter over them. To finish stamp the London scene from the Cityscapes set (or another image of your choice) with Glacier White pigment ink over the page before adding card and gauze mats to the photo and layering it on top. Add distressed words (rubbed with some sandpaper or a nail file) from the Big Chat sticker pack.
Here are some close ups of the finished spread;
I'm entering this into the Stamps and Stencils challenge - Remember, Remember
(I know I must be getting old because I can actually remember being dazzled by these fireworks on TV each New Year rather than being sozzled in town somewhere - lol!!!)
Now you've seen my 'Fireworks' it's time to hop on over to A Vintage Journey where my fellow Creative Guides are sharing their own amazing projects. Then it's over to you - the challenge will remain open for a month so there's plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing and link up your entries to be in with a chance to win! Jenny xxx