1 January 2016

Vintage Travel at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a relaxing Christmas break and can now celebrate the start of a new year to remember for all the right reasons! Over at A Vintage Journey it's the start of a new challenge theme, 'Vintage Travel and Luggage'. Let your imagination carry you back to the bygone eras setting off on an exciting journey for the New Year. Keeping it in Tim's style, we would love to see what item of luggage or mode of transport you would use on your journey, eg - think hand luggage, travel trunks, hat boxes, hot air balloons, ships and trains.

We don't 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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Christmas cards completed for another year, and now it's already time to start on creating another year's worth of birthday cards for family and friends. Travel is always a great theme for male cards and for this one I was inspired by the adventures of UK astronaut Tim Peake, now circling above us in the International Space Station. It took a bit of messing around with Distress Paints and other stuff to get a real vintage look into space.



The globe die cut was stuck on black card before being dowsed in a mix of Black Soot, Walnut Stain and Abandoned Coral Distress Paints. Adding silver embossing powder over the globe made it look a little too 'new' so I brushed over the whole lot with black gesso, heated it, wiped off some of the gesso from the embossed area and hey presto, some of the base colours showed through! Flicking diluted Walnut Stain and Picket Fence Distress Paints over the top added the 'stars'. Then it was simply a case of layering up mini blueprint images, stamped onto manilla card and edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The Idea-Ology film strip worked perfectly as a base for the die cut lettering.



So that's my interpretation of this theme. I urge you to hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see what my talented teamies have created. Let's just say it's out of this world!!! ;) 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!

Now all that remains is for me to wish you all a successful, creative and Happy New Year.
May 2016 be the best yet and bring you everything you need. Jenny xxx

24 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Jenny. Fantastic creative start to the New Year. Love,your stylish vintage card and the globe is the perfect die to use for our theme. Love this. Tracy x

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  2. I love your world out in the dark solar system Jenny! You really achieved a vintage look on the coloring of it and the flicking of the stars surrounding it - your collage of images is perfect with the touch of red in the die cut sentiment - what a great design for the challenge! Wishing you a Happy New Year! Julia xx

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  3. Wonderful card with an air of vintage mystery

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Happy New Year Jenny!
    You made a great start with this gorgeous project!!
    Lia xx

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  5. Oh wow Jenny, what a wonderfully atmospheric card you have created, your night sky looks amazing! I bet Tim Peake himself would be delighted to receive this beauty, once he is back on terra firma - it really is a stunner.

    Happy New Year! Anne xx

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  6. Terrific layering of the elements - I love how the film strip holds it all together, and the flickering spattered stars are brilliant. Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

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  7. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours.
    Hope 2016 brings all you wish for.
    As always your project is absolutely amazing, love it.
    Patricia X

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  8. This is stunning! I love the celestial theme added into this!

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  9. What a great card for a male! Brilliant idea. Happy New Year!

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  10. this is brilliant Jenny - I adore this - the globe is fabulous and I love the splattering - it looks so very effective - briliant. Happy new year Jenny! Hugs Rachel xx

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  11. Okay so I'm trying to talk myself out of that globe die ... you are not helping LOL ! I love your card , it's Vintage Fabulous !!

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  12. WOW! This for me is an absolute stunner ! Jenny
    I love the way the globe looks almost 3D and not actually adhered flat to the background and the vintage look you have achieved is so striking against the black night sky . Perfect selection of ephemera for the theme and your source of inspiration .
    What a way to start your New creative year!
    Wishing you a Very Happy Healthy New Year Jenny
    hugs xx

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  13. I just love this - it does appear that the world is spinning in space. How clever of you and all the added symbols of travel are perfect. Happy New Year, S@ndy xx

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  14. Fabulous composition and creativity Jenny - adore this. Love your process for the globe too... we just keep going till it looks right!!! Would never have guessed there was abandoned coral on there! Happy New Year to all in BOT! Nikki xxx

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  15. Beautiful card, Jenny! I love the vintage globe and Tim Peake would be proud to see he inspired such a fabulous card. Happy New Year, Lovely! xx

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  16. Jenny, this is awesome! I love the way you used to globe die and the "enjoy the journey" pop of red! This is one of my favorites! Happy New Year! Hugs!

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  17. Happy new year Jenny
    This is out of this world, another brilliant card!
    Carolyn x

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  18. Hi Jenny! Happy New Year! What a great card, I think this is quite excellent - would you like to send it to me please!! Laughing! Cxxxx

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  19. Such a gorgeous design! The white flecks are so perfect here!

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  20. Oh Jenny, this is amazing, only you could make space look vintage and do it so perfectly! Love all the amazing layered elements and how you used the film strip behind your sentiment, a perfect touch. Whoever is lucky enough to get your card on their birthday this year is going to be thrilled. Thanks so much for sharing it and wishing you and yours much joy in the New Year! Deb xo

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  21. A super awesome card .. Loved the use of globe and travel elements along with it !

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  22. This is gorgeous. The colors you used make it pop and I could see this as a christmas card too with adding a small santa flying in the sky! :)

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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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