Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Journey vs. Destination

The new challenge is starting today at Frilly and Funkie and this time Nancy is our hostess.  She wants us to make vintage or shabby chic projects that depict Vintage Travel

I decided to make another page for my art journal.  If you recall my New Year's resolution was to get to Paris this year so that is what my page focuses on.  I actually made this a few weeks ago at a time when my husband was on strike (certainly not his choice) so now because of the lost income and the horrible exchange rate this vacation has been put on hold.  I guess I will have to make that resolution again next year.

In the meantime, here are the details of my page:

I started by inking the page with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then adding some images from The Graphics Fairy and a few torn pieces of music paper from My Mind's Eye.  Then I dry brushed it with some Gesso and inked again lightly with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The next step was to stencil the dots with some Olive Archival Ink through a Dylusions stencil.  Next I used some white Embossing paste with a Wendy Vecchi stencil to create the stripes and they automatically picked up some of the Wild Honey colour where the Gesso didn't completely cover it - unexpected but I love what it did.

The lady and her bicycle is from Indigo Blu and I stamped it with Jet Black Archival Ink and then inked with some Old Paper Distress Ink.  The Paris and Eiffel Tower images are from Stampabilities and were stamped with more Jet Black Archival Ink.  The sentiment was done on my computer and after I doodled some boxes around each word, I also inked them with Old Paper DI.

The chipboard Fleur de Lis was a gift and was coloured with Olive Archival Ink.  The large rosette was made with some Melissa Frances ribbon and a pearl brad that I coloured with a Copic marker was added as a centre.

The flowers were made with a punch from Marvy Uchida, stamped with the Wendy Vecchi Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp using Orange Blossom Archival Ink and then shaped before I added some Making Memories brads for centres.  The leaves were cut with my Cameo.

The filigree flower motif was bronze but I coloured it with a mixture of alcohol inks - Meadow, Honeycomb, Gold Mixative and Snow Cap Mixative.  Finally I added a Prima button and a couple strips of venise lace.

I am going enter this project in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Other Than a Card or Tag
Card Mania - Vacation/Travel
Ooh-La-La-creations - Vintage
Crafting When We Can - Make Your Own Background
Open-minded Crafting Fun - Vacation

The following items came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique - a great place to shop with supper pricing and wonderful customer service:


  1. What a lovely way to capture your dreams and goals for travel to Paris Cec. I love the mix of stamping and those fantastic blooms. Jenny x

  2. Such a lovely creation. Beautiful colors and I love how the flowers add to the overall feel of the project. Beautiful Cec -- Mary Elizabeth

  3. Very elegant, I love all the vintage look embellishments thou have used.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  4. Love the vintage feel and the way you have done the sentiment!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  5. Your journal page is a vintage inspired treasure!! What a lovely way to capture your hopes and dreams. I also dream of traveling to Paris. Since we've both had to put our trips on hold for reasons beyond our control, maybe when they do happen we meet there:-)) Your beautiful page makes me even more excited to make the trip happen.

  6. What a fantastic page for your journal! I love the colours and all your lovely emmbellies! Wonderful! :)

  7. Beautiful!! Love those amazing flowers! Gorgeous images.. Love that lace! Just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  8. Beautiful vintage background. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

  9. Lovely creation and beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Kerry, DT xx

  10. Gorgeous shabby chic/vintage feel to this. Love those flowers and like the fact that you have used so many different textures. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

  11. Love the use of embellishments in your card. Thank you for playing with us over at open-minded crafting fun challenge blog. Melanie, DT


I love to hear what you think about my work, so please leave me a comment.