Friday, 2 May 2014

First Design Team Project for A Vintage Journey


I am very excited to have been invited to join the Design Team at A Vintage Journey for a short time, covering a couple of the permanent DT's holidays etc. What an honour - such a talented team and such a great blog - focussing on the techniques, style and products of Tim Holtz.

The new challenge is Fond Memories - please do hop over to the blog to see the fantastic work of the rest of the Design Team - and don't forget it's all about the influence of Tim Holtz. You can find more guidance on the challenge rules here.

For my project I decided to focus on childhood and school day memories (oh those days of freedom and no work!) - and alter a little burlap panel using tissue wrap and distress paints. There is an example of this in Tim's latest Compendium of Curiosities if you are interested.

I used matt medium to secure some tissue wrap (with memories text on it) to the panel. Once dry I used my finger to blend in several DP's.
I added some remnant rubs (having already planned where my other bits were going).












I also distress tinted an old photo of me as a child. Tim uses distress inks and markers for this - I just used distress inks, as I didn't want to add too much colour. I mounted my little photo on a piece of distressed kraft card and added some little brads and jute twine.

I cut out and inked the edges of some school day bits from my Crowded Attic paper stash - the perfect attendance record, student note book, times table and some rulers.

Finally I added some chit chat stickers and a game spinner, which I had altered with a combination of Fired Brick DP and frantage embossing enamel. Finally I needed a little more Fired Brick DP round the edges of my burlap panel to give it a little more definition and framing.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other projects over at A Vintage Journey. 

Nikki xx

17 comments:

  1. Nikki we are so glad that you are with us and I am so happy you could join in this challenge with such short notice! What a grand project you have shared of your fond memories of school days! I so love the texture from the burlap panel and all the little school themed elements! That photo of you is so cute! Love it!

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  2. Love your project Nikki - Such a cute photo. I enjoyed seeing how you put the tissue wrap on the burlap panel - such a good idea. The Remnant Rubs look so much like old printing that I had to do a double take.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  3. Nikki... Congrats on your first piece for A Vintage Journey. It is such a sweet canvas and I love your construction of it. The tissue on the canvas, the coloring of your darling photo, the rubons and other embellishments you added are perfection! <3 Candy

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  4. A stunning canvas Nikki (love the photo of you) for your first DT piece, it is really beautiful - I love how you added the tissue wrap and the times table is a perfect addition too. So very pleased to have you join us! Anne xx

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  5. Whoo-hoo! What a fabulous piece with which to start your journey with us Nikki! Beautifully put together, great colour work and who could resist that beautiful face? >;o) Congratulations, a terrific intro! [hugs] Chris xxx

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  6. Way to go Nikki. You have created a wonderful project as your first steps into being a Creative Guide. Your panel is beautifully made and each layer carefully laid down to provide a fabulous background for that cool photo. I love that you tinted it to create some colour and added that twine frame which is a superb way to add some texture. Thanks for joining us as a Creative Guide and sharing your amazing talents in this way xxx

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  7. A huge round of applause Nikki!!! You've absolutely got me on this little gem. What a fabulous way to blend each of the elements on this beautiful canvas. A perfect Vintage Tim project. Jenny x

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  8. Brilliant news Nikki - well done! Wonderful first DT project x

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  9. What a brilliant make, Nikki - it's absolutely enchanting. I love the tinted photo, and the twine creates a great framing effect. Love all the Tim goodies - fab use of the chitchat stickers, and remnant rubs. What a great make to share your first time out with us!
    Alison xx

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  10. A fantastic project Nikki . Congratulations on your DT news.
    Yvonne

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  11. Lovely work Nikki - please can you email me on deezinesart@icloud.com - we want you on the team at Make My Monday! - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Well done Nikki, well deserved. Good luck.

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  13. Hi Nikki....it's so lovely to have you join us and your project is wonderful. Love the background and amazing layout.

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  14. Your first piece is wonderful!!!! BArbarayaya

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  15. This is brilliant! A brilliant start to being on the team. Love it! Hugs Barb x

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  16. Oh my dear friend...a lovely piece. Creative talent unleashed and teaching too. So pleased for you and all those you inspire. (Great pic!)

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  17. Gosh Nikki I have just spotted you're on the dt. . Wow well done you. Lovely panel and a fun photo. .lol. Thanks for visiting me x

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