Saturday, July 19, 2014

Vintage Journey Challenge 10 - Dies and Distress

I made today's card for the latest A Vintage Journey Challenge - Dies and Distress.  These are the details of the challenge from the site:  

You can create any type of project i.e tags, canvas, cards, altered art.....as long as you include dies and distress products such as inks, paints, stains, embossing powders and markers.  Dies can be distressed, stained,painted, embossed and stamped.................the creativity is yours.
We are a Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog, however, it is all about Tim's style, so the dies you use do not have to be from Tim's Sizzix range. Please check out our Travelling Instructions for more details.
Our regular sponsor is Country View Crafts and the challenge winner will receive a £10 gift voucher to be redeemed at their online store.
 
For my distress products I used Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans and Antique Linen Distress Inks, Aged Gold Frantage Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, paper from Idea-ology PaperStash/Wallflower, and Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.
For my dies - I used Tim Holtz Arch Frame and Cresent Moon and Stars cutting them out of white card stock. I sponged the arch with Faded Jeans Distress Ink - and then inked the Dot Fade Layering stencil over it with Mustard Seed Distess Ink.   I embossed the moon and stars with Frantage Aged Gold embossing powder from Stampendous - and then sponged over them with Mustard Seed Distress Ink to color any white spots that showed through.  I layered them over the panel with foam dots.



The sentiment frame already looks distressed when you ink it.  I added some Remnant Rubs/Botanicals words to the arch die cut.  I distressed the edges of the patterned paper panel and sponged them with Antique Linen.
I hope you'll create a Dies and Distress Project and link it up over at A Vintage Journey - you have until the 24th  6pm UK time to link up your project!
 
I'm also entering this in this week's Seize the Birthday - anything goes

Stamps:  Saying Stuff - Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White - Papertrey Ink, DP - Idea-ology Paper Stash/Wallflower
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Archival Jet Black, Versamark.
Accessories:  Aged Gold Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Stencil - Dot Fade Tim Holtz, Remnant Rubs/Botanicals - Idea-ology, Dies - Arch Frame,  Crescent Moon and Stars - Tim Holtz, Distress Tool - Ranger.

17 comments:

Redanne said...

What a fantastic way to use the moon and stars die, I love the gold embossing, it looks amazing and I also love the beautiful background you created Julia.

Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING and mystically beautiful!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!

Lisa Lara said...

I love where your mind went with this one Julia. Beautifully done.

Annie said...

A gorgeous make Julia....love the background and the dies look amazing. Thank you for hopping on board with us at a Vintage Journey
Hugs Annie x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Julia, your talent knows no bounds! There is no style of card art that you can't accomplish with perfection. From that stunning background to all that delish gold for the moon and stars, this is awe-mazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. This is so cool! I love all the details that you put into your creations - simply amazing! Loll xx

Annette Allen said...

oh wow that moon and stars are so awesome.. this is amazing

Almo said...

I love the way you have framed the arch with the moon and the stars die Julia, the gold emboss stands out lovely against the dot fade background. Mo x

~amy~ said...

Your work is so fabulous Julia. All of your projects have so many steps and details.

Deepti said...

I like the vintage look of this one and the moon with gold embossing is beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

THIS card is just GORGEOUS, Julia! LOVE the mixed media touches!

Buttons said...

You know I'm a fan Julia and this is another super piece. I love the striking design and the elegance of that gold embossing. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

JoAnn said...

Love all your distressing and the way you did the archway and the gold embossed moon and stars. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

butterfly said...

So elegant with that golden moon, beautifully textured, and I love the air-brushed shading of the stencilling too. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Nancy said...

Not sure if I can say anything different then anyone else hasn't already said!! You are very talented and this card is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Simply fabulous! What a treat to find my way to your beautiful blog again, Jo x
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