Friday 7 March 2014

A Vintage Journey–Step 1

For the opening challenge of ‘A Vintage Journey’ I wanted to make something very special that I could keep as a memento of this special adventure. These are the covers of one of Tim’s large configurations books and  I have a great idea for using the inside for a future challenge so watch this space.

The front page cover represents the creative journey we travel and Tim's world wide teaching, sharing his love of all things vintage and his ideas, techniques and projects.
config book 1
I began  by painting. blending inks through Tim’s masks, crackle painting and stamping the outside of the box, just along the edges as I knew I was going to cover most of it up.
Then with Tim’s papers in hand I chose a 12x12 with the world on it suggesting travels and journeys and altered this with the masks and stamps. I just love Tim’s new latticework mask.
I gathered dies, ephemera and stamps together that would fit with the scene and started to make my dimensional details. The ruler was made a while ago using a faux leather technique it looks really grungy doesn’t it?
I used some of the vintage photos from Tim’s Lost and Found paper stash and inserted them underneath the openings of his picture wheel and then chopped up sections from the film strip and added over the top, the centre was made using a stamp from Classics #1 and a vintage brad from my supplies.
You can see the globe and camera made from movers and shapers dies, a Tim rosette and clock also from the Lost and Found papers.
The Framework dies are fabulous and I used the chevron one here just because it reminded me of tyre marks and the Route 66 is from the Thrift Shop ephemera pack.
Some metal ideaology, remnant rubs (one just poking out from behind the pointy finger) and chit chat stickers all played their part.
And the title letters were die cut using the typeset strip die, adhered to the paper and covered with glossy accents to make them pop.

The inside cover represents my fabulous teamies who are sharing this journey with me, you can see each of our photos inserted into Tim’s film strip using the mini filmstrip strip die.
config book 2
Again I gathered the elements together that I thought would go together for this page.
Here I used another of the Framework dies, this one is called lattice and by cutting it several times from different papers I have lots of different coloured rhombus shapes to use and I inserted three of them here.
Enjoy the journey is from the stacked artful words strip die and you can see an arrow from the industrious stickers.
The pediment and key were both die cut using chipboard and then aged using distress embossing powders.
The hotel badge is another piece from the ephemera pack.
I couldn’t resist this elongated photo of the Creative Guides.
The very back page, which won’t be embellished so it can lay down flat, but still reflects the travelling theme.
So now the book is done, I will need to think of what is going into the body of it, but ideas are emerging lol.

My special thanks to Alison, Anne, Annie, Astrid, Candy, Chris, Jennie, Jenny, Terry and Trace for all their help, guidance, support and love whilst getting 'A Vintage Journey' ready to publish today, we have been super excited for weeks waiting to share our projects and begin our travels. I hope you will be able to join us sometimes.
Have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Anna Quindlen