Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Vintage Journey July Challenge - Get Sentimental

The July Challenge is up over at A Vintage Journey!  
Nikki is our hostess and her challenge is "Get Sentimental." 
"Let's see lots of sentiments on your project, whether they be words, poems or quotes. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."

And here is my project!
I started out by taking a panel of watercolor paper and laid the Artplorations Bloom Boldly stencil over it, taping it around the edges to hold it flat.  I sprinkled Brushos over the pattern - yellow over the flower center, orange over the petals and grey over the leaves.  Then I spritzed it with water to activate the Brushos.
I stamped a quote from Impression Obsession in black ink on white card stock.  Then I cut the quote into pieces and laid it over my panel.  I adhered the pieces with glue to be sure it stuck over the Brushos.
I rubbed the edges of the panel with Versamark and embossed with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture by Emerald Creek.  I drew around each of the quote pieces with a black Stabilo pencil and rubbed it with a damp finger to blur.
I got out an old set of Idea-ology Remnant rubs/Botanicals and added 3 butterflies, a bar of music, and some words (be still, breathe, nature) to the panel.  I also added a strip of black/floral Washi tape along the bottom of the panel.
I die cut a scalloped edge panel out of Orange Zest card and embossed the edges in Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture to age it.  I adhered the panel to this piece using Scor-tape.
I die cut Eileen Hull's Sizzix Mailable Frame out of black mat board.  I taped the cut out opening back onto the frame to make it a solid front.
 I adhered the panel to the front of the frame.  Here you can see how the frame stands up for display.
I love using this frame die to display special pieces - AND it folds up and fits in an A2 envelope for mailing!
(it's a bit stiffer and heavier than a letter so usually takes a little more postage if you actually mail it to someone.)
So please join us this month and "get sentimental!  You'll find lots of creative inspiration by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey where you can link up your own sentimental projects!

I'm also linking my frame card to:
The Card Concept
mine is mixed media
I was inspired by the orange flowers and text

 Country View Challenges
In the Summer Garden

Inkspirational Challenge

Stamps:  Impression Obsession/Dina Kowal
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, White, Orange Zest - PTI, Black Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Versamark.
Accessories:  Brushos - Orange, Yellow, Grey, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, water mister, Bloom Boldly Stencil - Artplorations, Mailable Frame Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Noted: Scalloped A2 die - Papertrey Ink, Black Stabilo Pencil, washi tape.


Christine Alexander said...

wow Julia, absolutely stunning, all those layers look amazing. heading over to check out all the other DT projects :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Magnificent creation Julie, those words all seem to fall perfectly together and so true to form. Love your Autumnal stencilled background. Thank you for sharing.
Creative Wishes Tracey x

Claire said...

Looks like a masterpiece of art Julia and I love that sentiment!

Redanne said...

Julia, this is stunning - I love the boldness of the colours and that quote (which is so true) looks fabulous along with the rub-ons. Love the embossed edges too. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love this colour combination Julia and the brushos through the stencil pop beautifully. This is a fabulous card and fills me with strength as I look at it this morning xxx

Nonni said...

Such a beautiful mixed media style piece... Gorgeous details and colors! I love the sentiment. Very inspiring work. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Words and Pictures said...

I love the golden glow of the flowers, and the effect of the Beeswax powder adding that touch of shine. The words are wonderful wonderful wonderful... so true.
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a wonderful panel and super use of that stencil! It has a real summery feel to it, despite some of the darker colours and that quote is so very true! Beautifully put together!

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous the colours you used and that you made it into an easel card. Great shine
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

A super look and I love that it stands up! Great use of mixed media products! I'm amazed!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Julia, your Mixed Media creation is Stunning. I love the earthy design with all your textures and natural colors. Your choice of words is so inspiring. Wonderful easel card design too. TFS all the photos of your step by step process too. Hugs..

A Pink said...

This is Gorgeous, Julia . Lovely warm tones and super stenciling . The beeswax embossing adds a lovely subtle glow . Such a great quote - one need to remember .
Hugs x

Miriam said...

Such a beautiful project, thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

Loll said...

AMAZING design Julia. LOVE the colours you've used with that awesome stencil. And the beeswax embossing powder adds lots of texture and shine. So cool! I wish we could get together to play with mixed media. I know I would have so much fun learning from you! xx

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous Julia ! You have mastered Brushos to perfection! An inpspirational quote and love the added remnant rubs words and the gorgeous embossed edges. Nikki xx

Mac Mable said...

So enjoyed reading the process to how you made this stunning piece of art. Glorious colours of brusho's and loving all the attention to detail with the tape, butterflies, text and edge embossing etc. Love the 'stand' die cut too...great idea. Wonderful stencil too and such an artsy and stunning mixed media project x.

Nancy Penir said...

Julia, It's always a treat visiting you and learning from your process. Stunning design, and with a bonus... it stands up! Gorgeous! Glad you played along at the Card Concept!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such an amazing make! I love how you used the Brushos with the stencil and the colours look glorious with the beeswax and embellishments - beautiful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Julia! What an amazing sentiment against this yummy background design! It's such a lovely reminder of something I have a hard time with. This is a perfect design for the sentimental challenge and a huge inspiration to me. Hugs, Autumn

Paper Wishes said...

I love the message on this project so true, thanks for inspiring and for sharing all the steps

Teresa said...

I love this technique with Brushos - it worked so well here. Thankyou for entering the Country View Challenges In The Summer Garden Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT