Friday, 5 June 2015

Celebrations at A Vintage Journey

We have lots to celebrate in our lives and the lovely Sandy is giving us the opportunity to think about what these occasions are. Her brief is -
'Share your celebrations with us. It can be the end of the school year, a birthday, Father's Day, a wedding or a special anniversary. Use any of Tim's products or techniques'.

So what are you looking forward to celebrating soon. I have various family birthdays coming up, our wedding anniversary, our son and daughter-in-laws wedding anniversary, the fact that my 6 and 8 year old grandchildren have won parts in a production of Annie at a local theatre and summer is on it's way. I think we should celebrate something every day and be thankful for all the good things in our lives. But focusing on the challenge I decided to make an artsy cards for Ben and Bev's 11th anniversary in August (they don't look on here so I think I am pretty safe letting you see it now lol).



Process steps

1. Take a piece of [patterned paper, I used one of the 6x6 pieces from Tim's Correspondence pack, and paint it with clear gesso.


Scrape some white gesso over the card .....


... then adhere some contrasting papers, overlapping them with some torn pieces of tissue tape. (I have a box of remnants and off cuts from Tim's papers that I use for projects like this).


Use black archival ink to stamp randomly over the edges of the papers and gesso.


Wash over with a very watery wash of white gesso and layer die-cuts and flowers to build some dimension ....


... finish with  some light sprays of your own made-up perfect pearls (or any other mica sprays you might have) and some white gesso splatters .....


... and of course a sentiment - Tim's thinlits dies are perfect for this.


The shabby butterfly was one I had made for an earlier project and not used so I scraped gesso over it and added some distress stains to recolour it.


I hope you will be able to join us in our celebration challenge and don't forget you have a whole month to join in.


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend and if you have any celebrations happening, celebrate in style and have fun.

hugs Brenda xxx


21 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Brenda. Your flowers are butterfly are breathtaking. hugs :)

S@ndy Diller said...

Beautiful Brenda - I know your son and daughter-in-law will love it.
TFS the how to. Always love seeing how others accomplish great results. Thanks for participating this month. Hugs, Sandy xx

Redanne said...

Oh my, lucky son and d-i-l! This card is simply gorgeous, the colours are wonderful, I love the gorgeous butterfly and the flowers are so pretty. I just love using paper strips, you have inspired me to make something now! Hugs, Anne xx

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful creation Brenda, a wonderful layout and just love your gesso splatters! Nikki xx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this! Layers of gorgeousness!

Terry said...

Happy Anniversary to the love birds! Brenda, this anniversary card is gorgeous and I so love that butterfly! What a fabulous celebrations gift! Happy Weekend and warm hugs from CA!

Shari Trumbull said...

This is simply Beautiful, Brenda! I look at this card and think there's no way I could create something like this, but you showed us your steps and I still think I can't create something as beautiful as this!! :) :) LOL!! I love the blues and natural tones and completely LOVE all of those splatters of paint! Your Son & DIL are going to adore this!! Happy Weekend!! XOXO-Shari

Juliz Design Post said...

Fabulous card Brenda. love all the layers, gesso and beautiful flowers.
Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Brenda and fantastic process steps!! I bet Bev and Ben are going to love their card and congrats on all the other celebrations coming up in your family!!

Patty O'Malley said...

What a beautiful card, Brenda! I know the recipients will love it!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda,
A great mixed media card, the flower is a wonderful focal point.
Smiles:)
Sue

debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Daniele said...

wonderful creation Brenda
hugs and best wishes x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Brenda, loved the way this evolved.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Brenda, loved the way this evolved.
Avril xx

Glennis said...

A wonderful creation Brenda, I am sure they will love it

Tincan Crafter said...

Oooooooh wow, yummy and drooooooooling all over my keyboard at this Brenda. I liked so much of it, the textured layering. The use of that midnight blue contrasts so incredibly exquisitely with the greens and browns and neutrals. Those flowers are to die for and the spattering just makes everything so much awesomer!!!! Loved it. - Candice - (aka tincan crafter)

crafty creations said...

Beautiful card with amazing layers and wonderful colour - I'm sure it'll be much appreciated by your son and daughter in law

Annie said...

a real treasure for your son and his wife....you have incorporated so many wonderful details and they look amazing......a fab make for the Celebrations theme

TFS and hugs
Annie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful anniversary card Brenda, congratulations to your son and his wife on their 11th wedding anniversary! Gorgeous layers and textures as always and thank you for sharing your steps and processes, I learn so much from you each time I visit :O)

barbarayaya62 said...

I have no words to comment on your pieces , masterpieces! They are always beautiful and this is no different, I love the shades of blue you used! BArbarayaya