For the A Vintage Journey March Challenge (March also happens to be AVJ's Birthday!) - Nikki is challenging us to use the contents of the March Design Inspiration Travel bag.
Here is Nikki's description: For our birthday challenge we thought it would be fun to challenge you to use the products in our DI Travel Bag this month. You’ve seen how the Creative Guides have used the products in the past and you will see how they use them this month too. So join us in using the following products and enjoy the journey!
So here are the contents of our travel bag - the supplies we have to use for our project.
Substrate: Board (eg grey board, coaster board, cardboard)
Main Colour: Lilac or Pale Purple
Technique: Rust Effects (perhaps using rusting or embossing powders or rust coloured paints)
Product: Something Metal
When I looked at the supply list - the substrate made me think I might make something 3D using matboard and the color lilac made me think Easter (which is early, the last Sunday in March, this year!) and so here is what I created. I used Eileen Hull's Chair - 3D Adirondack Sizzix Die.
I have several photos to share of just how I put this together - and how I used the contents in our travel bag.
After die cutting all the chair pieces, I inked each one with WV Adirondack Tree Branch Ink
Then I quickly dumped WV Violet Embossing powder over the piece and embossed it with my heat tool.
I did that on the front and back of each piece - then sponged all the edges and bends with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink. The powder doesn't stick everywhere when you emboss like this which gives it a great distressed/vintage look.
(you can add more ink and powder as you melt it to get complete coverage if you want that look)
To get the Technique: Rust Effects into my project - I used Tim's Eroded Metallic Technique found on page 44 of Vol III Compendium of Curiosities for my die cut bunny. First, I rubbed two Distress Paints over a piece of matboard - Weathered Wood and Cracked Pistachio, and dried it with my heat tool.
Then I rubbed Tarnished Brass Distress Paint completely covering the panel. I spritzed it with water, immediately pressed a paper towel over the panel to absorb the water and some of the paint, and quickly removed the towel. Then I sponged Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the whole panel.
I die cut the bunny (Movers and Shapers Mini Bunny and Bow Set) out of the panel, adding the die cut bow that I had embossed in the same purple as the chair, and a black rhinestone eye.
I added a little tab to the back of the bunny so I could adhere her to the center of the chair.
here she is - sitting up pretty as you please!
(the glue hadn't dried yet when I took the photo!)
To get the Product: something metal piece into my project - I embossed a flower and leaf stem from Foliage by sponging them with WV Archival Tree Branch Ink and covering them with WV Fern Green and Violet Embossing Powders - again there is an uneven coverage which gives them a nice vintage look (although you can keep adding powder until it is solidly covered with color). I dropped some Shell Pink Adirondack Ink onto the flower brad that I used to hold the flower and stem together and to attach them to the chair.
I punched a hole in the chair back with my Cropadile to add the flower.
To finish off the decoration of my Easter Adirondack Bunny Chair - I die cut a row of hearts using the Thinlits Shape Strips out of Kraft Core Cordinations green paper. I sanded over the paper to reveal some of the kraft core.
I added the strips layered with Small Talk/Occasion stickers across the back of the chair and across the bottom of the chair. I also adhered 3 of the cut out hearts on the back slats of the chair.
I wasn't sure whether I needed to emboss both sides of each piece when I started making my chair - but I'm glad that I did - as it looks nice and 'finished' no matter what angle you look at it from!
I laid some brown basket filler around the bunny and will also add some candy eggs.
(I haven't yet because I know I would just eat them, so I'll wait until Easter Sunday!)
So are you ready to create with the supplies in our travel bag?? We can't wait to see what you create with these supplies. You will find the link to the challenge as well as all of the Creative Guides creations
at the A Vintage Journey Blog.
We also have a new prize sponsor this month - AVJ is grateful to welcome:
March Sponsor: Andy SkinnerPaper: Sizzlets Cream Matboard - Sizzix, Kraft Core Coredinations Green Paper.
(check out the AVJ blog to see what you could win!)
(check out the AVJ blog to see what you could win!)
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo.
Accessories: Dies: Chair - 3D Adirondack - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Movers and Shapers Mini Bunny and Bow Set - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Thinlits Shape Strips - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Idea-ology - Foliage, Small Talk/Occasions, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, mini sander - Ranger, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder - Violet and Fern Green, Ranger Distress Paints - Weathered Wood, Cracked Pistachio, Tarnished Brass, flower brad - Making Memories.