Pinterest

Friday, 3 March 2017

All Aboard at A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

This month at A Vintage Journey it is our Third Birthday and the talented Brenda is our host!  We are celebrating with an 'All Aboard' Happy Birthday challenge, which essentially means Anything Goes.  Here is what Brenda had to say:

'Come join in our All Aboard challenge where you choose what you want to step on board with and although we still need to see you working in the styles and genres listed in the banner at the top of the page, you can choose whether you share a card, some altered art, a journal page, a painting, in fact, whatever you fancy, but with no theme to follow.  Let's have some fun, share your current creations and enjoy the informal feel of our birthday celebrations!'

I just got some of  new releases by Tim Holtz, including the large (very large) Ecetera tags - I used the smallest one, which is 5.1/2" x 10" - so it's big!
I only have a couple of step outs as I got a bit lost in the process....

I prepared the tag first, using several layers of Distress Paint, followed by Distress Collage Medium - Crazing, scraped a few bits off and then applied a layer of Distress Collage Medium - Vintage.

Next I decided on a few pieces of Tim's Ephemera, Letterpress and the smallest Vignette Box.
I felt that the base needed a little more and so I added some stencilling.  I like it better now!
This is the point I stopped taking photos, I added the Ephemera pieces and used a Distress Crayon to edge each of the pieces, to give them a lift.

'Celebrate' and the 3's represent our birthday at A Vintage Journey.  The collage is my homage to the hugely talented Brenda, the owner of AVJ, who does the most amazing collage creations!  I am so thrilled to be here three years down the line and to be a part of this fantastic team.
In my internet search for a 'vintage' lady to add to the collage, I found a photo Amy Johnson, a pioneering English aviator, the first to fly solo from Britain to Australia.  Can you see the little airplane Remnant Rub to the left of the photo?  There is yet another '3' at the bottom of the  Idea-ology photo strip....
Finally, at the bottom of the tag, I added a small Vignette Box, painted in Weathered Wood Distress Paint.  I coloured the Letterpress in the same way and then over-stamped both the letters and the Vignette Box.
A few more Remnant Rubs and some random splatters of paint finished the piece.  I hope you like it!

We hope that you will join in our birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey, you can find all the details and see what my talented teamies have made HERE.

This month we are sponsored by Country View Crafts where there is a £20 gift voucher for one randomly selected person.

I would like to add this to Country View Crafts challenge - Inspired by Tim Holtz (except for the photo, the entire tag is made with Tim Holtz products)

Edited:  I have just noticed that Creative Carte Blanche's theme this month is Numbers, Numbers, Numbers - so I am joining in there too with all my number threes!

As always, thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon!

46 comments:

  1. Anne, this tag is totally Fab! That woman is gorgeous, 3 is my favorite number and I am all into celebrating and traveling! Love it!
    Jackie xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! I love the background of the tag!! The ephemera you used is so fabulous!! Your layering and arrangement of the elements is perfect!! What a beautiful tag, my sweet friend!! Love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is absolutely delightful Anne and I'm truly honoured that you designed in 'my style'. Having seen this irl I know how wonderful it looks in that large tag size and the care you have taken in designing and putting it together, each piece fits perfectly into the fabulous composition and the photo is amazing. Yes you are one of the team that's been in for the long haul and I'm so glad as I don't know what I'd do without you. Thanks for everything. Huge hugs xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh Anne, you have totally captured that wonderful collage style, and wow how I loved that fantastic background already! The way you finished it is just perfect!! It has been super to share this journey with you for the last 3 years, may there be many more to come!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The base tag is just perfectly distressed, beautiful to look at in its own right. Great collaging of elements...of course, that recessed '3' and love that photo too! Fabulous inspiration. Hugs Ruth xx
    P.S just seen your pincushion gift on Kath's blog....adore...amazing as always!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your collaged tag Anne, there's so much to look at. The photograph is beautiful and I love all the tiny details you've added. Happy 3rd birthday to AVJ xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy AVJ Birthday wishes to you Anne xx love this fabulous tag depicting our journey and the style of our uber talented leader, Brenda xx
    Fabulous colours and details

    Huge hugs Annie xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely love this! The weathered background is magical, and Amy Johnson is the perfect adventurer to celebrate our collective journey. Just love the collaged elements - sheer perfection!
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Striking tag! Lovely mix of ephemera on a beautiful base of texture!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love every little detail! The background of this huge tag is a fabulous base for all of the wonderful collaged elements. Love the vignette box and letterpress in the weathered wood with the over stamping bringing the big 3 into focus. The fabulous photo of Amy Johnson is perfect and I spotted the aeroplane Remnant Rub, the charm is cool too! An awesome 3rd Birthday piece for AVJ! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love this and it reminded me I don't do this kind of thing any more. Hope you have inspired me with your lovely tag
    Hugs, Neet xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anne, this tag is awesome! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary with A Vintage Journey! What a lovely group of talent! This vintage tag is beautifully done!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are a genius Anne - a stunning collage, a gorgeous background and I love your 3 reference and dedication to Brenda. Happy weekend to you xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Anne, love the 3 reference in your tag and the background looks gorgeous. The collage elements are the perfect finishing touch. The vignette really adds wonderful dimension to your design. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow Anne! I wouldn't have realized how large this was if you hadn't mentioned the new Etcetera tags. I've seen them in person and they are HUGE! And quite thick! The image you stumbled upon is just marvelous and really makes the layers come to life. This is an AMAZING collage! I truly adore it. Hugs, Autumn

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love your (very large) tag. It looks clean and organized while still having that vintage look about it. Although I don't always comment, I love looking at your wonderful work. hugs, S@ndy xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Absolutely perfect Anne!! Beautifully designed and made in Brenda's style, with wonderful thoughtfulness and details included. Stunning!! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Nicola x

    ReplyDelete
  18. You chose the perfect Character to celebrate this fabulous journey on AVJ: happy birthday! I love this collage, and its details. Bon voyage for the fourth year!

    ReplyDelete
  19. absolutely brilliant Anne - so much to look at - I love those tags - must get some of them ordered lol!!! I adore that image too - the whole ensemble is brilliant! Clever lady xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Really Anne -You mean to tell me all of this just pops out of your head!!!! I did see the little airplane and how smart of you to use the number 3! That lady looks too pretty to be flying planes back then! A journey is for the brave of heart - and you need that bravery to create from you heat. Hey, there are two planes on your make! You say you are lucky to be on this team, from my vantage point, I think they are lucky to have you!!!!
    Your tag is quite timely - I leave Monday morning for Spain and Portugal - we will be spending Sunday night in New York City. It is all spur of the moment - will let you know more when we get back. We are definitely off on an adventure.
    Sandy xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. what a wonderful design on your large tag Anne! that photo is so crisp and clear - I feel like she will start talking about her flight adventure! Love your collage of ephemera, metal, and the pretty little box at the bottom left - a beautiful creation for the AVJ 3 year celebration! Julia xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow, Annie, what a wonderful creation and a beautiful tribute to Amy! What a brave woman and she looks like the star she was! If only her descendants could see this! As always, your attention to the finest, most minute, detail and your ability to tell a complete story on the whole just blows me away! I love the little planes and the beautiful tiny sediments. (I can't believe this is the smallest tag!) Hugs, Darnell xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh, Anne, I just adore this large collaged tag which has so many references to the time you have spent at A Vintage Journey and pays homage to Brenda and her lovely collages. Love your time worn background (squeal!) and all of your perfectly placed collage elements- a wonderful and meaningful composition if there ever was one! And your choice of the image of Amy Johnson--perfect! Love this, Anne! You have been such an inspiration to me over the three years! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  24. WOW! Wonderfully designed make! Love that image and the film tape...
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh Anne! I love this!!! AND I think you know I am partial to THREE'S!!! hehehe....lovely tag..your textures amaze me! AND you are number one this month! Thank you for joining in!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Anne, this is great. I love the tag - it looks like old wood! Stunning. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment, and your very kind good wishes for my recovery - I'm getting there slowly! Resting lots and taking it a day at a time.

    Shoshi

    ReplyDelete
  27. Anne this is absolutely stunning. Such a thoughtful and considered project with all your references to AV. Fabulous in design and composition , collaged to perfection and what a fabulous photo of Amy Johnson . Love , Love, Love and then Love some more .
    happy AVJ Birthday .
    Hope you ahve a lovely weekend
    big hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is stunning Anne, your detailing is simply outstanding!
    Hugs, Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Anne, gorgeous. Will have a proper catch-up later. I know you will understand Lol! Happy crafty weekend my friend, Angela xXx

    ReplyDelete
  30. What gorgeous textures and wonderful arrangement of images. I really love it! Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

    ReplyDelete
  31. As always, such a pleasure to enjoy your endeavors with Tim's products. Liked your idea of adding the stenciling as it did create more depth I think, and I love that photo. Tucking the tiny plane beside that great photo added more to your All Aboard theme too. The shadow box was also brilliant, and what a perfect way to display the celebration year number. As ever, just a fantastic take on your theme challenge. Texture, dimension, interest and wonderful vintage colors. TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  32. I am totally abroad for this desig Anne! Whoot Whoot! Full steam engine ahead! Splendid details and techniques abound in this design. Ilearn so mic about new products when I visit your lovely blog. Thank you for sharing and inspiring dearie. The number 3 sure looks good on you. Hehe! Huge round of applause for another wonderful year at AVJ! Everyone on the team is exceptional and so talented. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

    ReplyDelete
  33. Stunning work Anne and the story behind your tag I loved reading. The addition of all the ephemera is so apt for this story and AVJ birthday celebration. Love it.
    Julie x

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a wonderful tag Anne! I love that background, it looks so aged and realistic! Your collage is fantastic, I love the film strip down the one side. I think it's so amazing how all of the elements have a story and meaning behind them. Your attention to these details is what makes this creation extra special! The pop of blue with your THE text is a great touch of colour amid all the neutral tones. A fabulous creation Anne, and a wonderful tribute to Brenda and AVJ! hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. It's absolutely wonderful! Congrats on the 3 years, too... that's fantastic for you and AVJ.

    ReplyDelete
  36. this is beautiful and you have given me the courage to perhaps tackle mine!! I love this Anne

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Anne! Me again! Your comments you left for my crayon canvas were so sweet. You are always so kind! I thank you so much for your always very positive thoughts. This tag is so so pretty!! I love every element you've used here. All perfectly placed. That photograph of that woman is so dramatic! Is that a Tim photo? I don't remember that one!

    ReplyDelete
  38. This is definitely one of my favorites, Anne! Love that wonderful background and all the beautiful ephemera!

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a great concept so beautifully realized. I always enjoy your pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  40. this is gorgeous - just love it xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a fabulous tag Anne, love all of those wonderful layers and what a great photo, a perfect homage to Brenda and AVJ! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

    ReplyDelete
  42. SWOON! I adore this Anne. I love the photo of her, and love all the ephemera so perfectly placed.

    ReplyDelete
  43. This is the most brilliant tag! Hugs, Chrisx

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love art that tells a story and yours always does. Congratulations to A Vintage Journey on your third birthday and what a gift this lovely tag is. Gorgeous, gorgeous, sweet Anne. <3

    ReplyDelete
  45. AWESOME composition just love it XXX

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

Labels

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...