Thursday, September 3, 2015

Home Sweet Home for A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome,

We are home from our big Canadian Adventure.  We traveled many miles, 11,000 in all, and saw some pretty spectacular things.  I love to travel and see the world but as they say  "there's no place like home".  Jennie's challenge "Home Sweet Home" couldn't have fit my mood any better so I made a quick little entry in my art journal to mark the occasion.  Hope you like it.

I already had gesso on the pages so got right to work.  This project went together rather fast because I had the house cut out and stashed away.  It is from a DCWV paper pad.  I cut out the flower and word "beautiful" from the same paper pad.  All of the letters are grunge board from some packs that I purchase awhile ago. 

I started out painting my pages using Distress Paint, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry, but found that the color was just a little intense so I went over all of it with Picket Fence.  Alone the way I had a happy accident when I forgot to wash my brush before adding the second color.  With the blue already on the brush the pink turned a bit purple, which was ok with me.
I painted all the letters with Picked Raspberry and then grunged them up a bit with some Vintage Photo.  The button was in my button jar and it was the perfect size and color so all I had to do was remove the shaft and glue it on.  Using molding paste I added a nice white cloud and some edging with one of Tim's Layering Stencils. Since I used Distress Paint and it was dry, I chose to edge the entire thing with Archival Ink, Cornflower Blue.
Please pop over to A Vintage Journey to get more inspiration from the lovely Creative Guides.
They never disappoint!
Have a crafty weekend,


  1. what a sweet whimsical house Sandy! Love the blues and pinks - the big letters and white picket fence! a lovely home project! Julia xx

  2. What a magnificent trip you've been on, but how lovely to be safely home - and what an adorable journalling spread to celebrate the joys of home. The little house is so cute, and I love the finish on the lettering.
    Alison xx

  3. This is adorable Sandy and has a great quirky feel to it. I love your dreamy background and the use of book pages on your house and fence.
    Julie x

  4. Wonderful journal pages Sandy - lovely colours and wonderful composition xx

  5. Oooh just wonderful Sandy. I love the wonderful muted and dreamy tones of your pages and so glad that you are now safely home after your wonderful trip. Such a fabulous spread to celebrate your home coming. Jennie x

  6. Stunning spread Sandy! Love the textures and the colours, - a great way to express your coming home!!

  7. What lovely journal pages Sandy for this months theme . The subtle tones of your background are the perfect setting for your cute pink home and text . You really have created wonderful 'welcome' home pages x

  8. Brilliant fun! I love how this has come together - so quirky and a fab colour scheme. Jenny x

  9. Oh, I love it when a project comes together so quickly! but this looks like you spent hours! I love your blended background..gotta love those Distress paints! What a pretty and whimsical page spread!


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