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