Thursday, March 3, 2016

A look in the travel bag @ A Vintage Journey

Hi fellow travelers - today is the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  This month Nikki, our lovely hostess, is having the Creative Guides use the items from February's Destination Inspiration.  As we open the bag - we find:
Color:  Purple
Technique:  Rust
Product: Metal
Substrate:  Board
I've done a page in my Art Journal using these items including the use of the new Distress Crayons.

After coloring my pages, including purple, I added corrugated board and colored it as well.  You can see lots of metal in the gears and Word Band.  Since the Word Band says "Always be on the Lookout for Presents of Wonder" a dragonfly was stenciled on with Americana Yellow Light acrylic paint. I did an embossing powder rust technique on the large gear.  I'm happy with my first try at these new crayons, they are fun to use with fast results.
Have a lovely weekend and please stop by A Vintage Journey - Today sees us changing things round a bit and introducing new ideas. We are very pleased to announce that we are extending and broadening our challenge themes and also the influences on our styles. Please take time to look at our 'Travelling Instructions' and 'Guide to interpreting our preferred genres' to get a clear understanding of what we try to achieve in our challenge projects and what we hope to see in your entries. You can get a quick feel by reading the explanation under the new blog banner here.

The lucky winner of this months challenge will receive a prize package from the talented
Andy Skinner which will be made up of his brand new stencils and stamps
 Andy's mixed media creations are sensational - if you are not familiar with his work do check out his website here.  


  1. What great colors and texture on your pages Sandy - love the rusted gears and pretty stenciled dragonfly - how fun to try out the new crayons! Julia xx

  2. SO dramatic Sandy!!! Love that you've got to play with the Distress Crayons and produced such a striking spread. Love the way the gears appear from behind the corrugation. Jenny x

  3. So lovely to see journal pages in the line up Sandy and what fabulous depth you have created using Tim's crayons and the travel bag contents, love this.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  4. Agggh distress crayons - yet to get my paws on them - but cant wait! Wonderful pages Sandy xxx

  5. The perfect way to try out those distress crayons Sandy . Looks like you have great fun . Love the rusted gears and the texture of the corrugated card .
    Amanda x

  6. Fabulous journal page Sandy, the colours look so striking the way you have used them. Great textures too!

  7. A stunning page S@ndy, I just love the gorgeous colours you achieved and the texture looks wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Beautiful rich tones on your journal pages. I love the look of these new crayons but have to stop buying!! A real reach out and touch me project - love it! Julia S-W xx

  9. Amazing textures and colours Sandy, wonderful journal pages and like Nikki I can't wait to get those Distress crayons to play with, fabulous use of them here! Deb xo

  10. Really cool textures and fabulous vivid colours - this looks amazing.
    Alison x


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