Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Vintage Journey Guest Designer

As a result of my Pinworthy Mention in September, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer at A Vintage Journey for this month's theme, Winter Wonderland.

Sandy is our guide and has offered suggestions for the theme:

For the month of December let's think of the season as well as the holiday with Winter Wonderland.  As the song goes, sleigh bells ring, snow is glistening! Let's see some snow, snowmen, bare trees would be nice or some snow covered pines in the meadow.  Whatever Winter Wonderland means to you in your vintage, shabby, mixed media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk style.

Materials for the snow globe:
Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
American Crafts Christmas

Die Cuts and Embossing Folders:
Tim Holtz SnowGlobe #2 thinlet die
Tim Holtz snowfall

snow netting
wood grain embossed cardstock
Archival Ink:  jet black
Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock
USArtQuest Crystal Effectz and PPA matte glue

I liked my substrate so much, I hated to cover it up!

Materials for the substrate:
corrugated cardboard peeled back
ProArt Canvas white Gesso
Tim Holtz Birch stencil
Prima Art Alchemy (Finnabair) old silver metallique wax

I finished with quite a few oldies but goodies from my stash including a Stampin' Up snowflake die and frosted finish embellishment.

Thanks to A Vintage Journey for including me in their travels as a Guest Creative Guide HERE.  
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Also entering these challenges:

STAMPS and STENCILS Festive Theme until January 3 #9 x
An Inky Mess:  Challenge 16 Anything Goes #13 announced Feb 1
Frilly and FunkyMost Memorable Gift:  I have a Santa Claus Collection--each one given as a gift to me over the years. #12 x
Country View ChallengesDecember-Christmas #92 x
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Christmas/Winter #245 x
We Love 2 Create Challenge #3 Anything Creative Mixed Media #20 x


Redanne said...

The background you created is gorgeous, I can see why you did not want to cover it up, but it was worth it in the end, your piece is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at A Vintage Journey as our Guest! Anne x

Lula said...

I am delighted I was a guest designer along with you!
And to find out you are polish too!
I have visited your blog and have to say I admire your art work!
Merry Christmas to you! Wesołych Świąt!
Lula xx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous make! I love the "snow" netting... Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges, and Merry Christmas!

sarascloset said...

Helene, I am so happy you are our Guest Designer at A Vintage Journey this month! Your panel is beautiful, and I agree, it's a shame to cover that gorgeous, snowy background panel. The bits of lace, doily and berries are all such beautiful touches that add to the winter wonderland feel. Gorgeous! Thank you, too, for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! I have a Santa collection, too, which I keep out year round. :) Merry Christmas!

Kath Stewart said...

your panel is just so gorgeous, love all the textures and beautiful details, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

butterfly said...

Such a lovely wintry make - lovely to have you with us for this leg of A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Helene, this is a wonderfully evocative piece. You captured a vintage snowy Christmas perfectly. And I love the substrate, too! Just a gorgeous piece!Thanks for playing along in our Most Memorable Gift Challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monika Gulyas said...

Wonderful wintry project!!! I love the idea of putting a net in front your winter scene!!! Thank you for joining the December challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

Cec said...

Lovely festive and very wintery scene with lots of great elements to look at. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

kksb said...

Lovely winter snow globe creation. The snow netting adds another layer of beauty.

rachel said...

This is wonderful! Really fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

Lou Sims said...

What a fabulous project and just perfect for our challenge over at Love 2 Create challenge. Many thanks for joining in with us & hope to see you again. Lou (DT)

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