vrijdag 2 januari 2015

Love history and love vintage!

I just love history and vintage, so this spread is really not a surprise. I have all this lovely glitter stuff that is such a trend nowadays so I went all the way using it. I started by gessoing my pages and gluing tissue tape in the middle. Then I used matte medium to glue down torn pieces of an old book after which I added a layer of transparent gesso. I hoped that three layers would be enough to stop the soaking of this more than horrible paper in the small Dylusions art journal, and so it was. Then I sprayed Dylusions Polished Jade in combination with Lindy's Stamp Gang Gossamer Gold onto my spread, and what a gorgeous combination that turned out to be. Love the depth of the green against the brown gold.
The vintage photo I downloaded from the Internet as a free download. I stamped some vintage images on the background of the spread and then coloured some funny fiber stuff with Distress Stain Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye. The strips of paper were leftovers which I tore and distressed with Walnut Stain. I used a home rusted paperclip to hold them together. At the bottom right side of the photograph I added a round metal embellishment which I also rusted. In the middle I used some gel medium and added green micro beads. About halfway the drying process I formed it into a pearl shape with my fingers. Love the effect.
At the top of the strips I added Glass Glitter by Finnabair, and I just found these glittery 'needles' in all sorts of colours. Love them and I used gel medium again to glue them down.
Again a metal embellishment, but I took this picture to show you the gorgeous shimmer of the Gpssamer Gold on this spread in combination with that deep green. The pictures really don't do it justice, it's much prettier in reality.
Now I just have to show you a close up of this brilliant stamp I gave myself for Christmas; it's by Lost Coast, and I used Antique Copper embossing powder to stamp it. On top I added copper mica flakes.
And here's my little tag with journaling on it. 

I do hope you enjoyed my spread. Wishing you all a brilliant, happy, healthy and creative 2015!!
Hugs Frea
Challenges:
http://messymixedmediabyfrea.blogspot.nl/2015/01/love-history-and-love-vintage.html
http://blog.red-rubber-designs.com/2015/01/inspirational-201-new-stamps.html
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/12/challenge-22.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.nl/2015/01/challenge-260-anything-goes.html
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.nl/2014/12/challenge-107-add-glitter.html
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/12/dec-17th-team-b-anything-goes.html
http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.nl/2014/12/merry-christmas-eve-new-challenge-here.html
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.nl/2014/12/whimsy-challenge-78-anything-goes.html
http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.nl/2014/12/anything-goes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-11/




19 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful creation Frea thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
    Dianne x DT

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  2. Really awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  3. love, love, love those shades of blue. Thanks for playing along with us at Double Click Skittles.

    ~DT Barbara

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  4. Great details to your card...Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.
    DT-Shirl

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  5. Great mixed media project with so many areas of interest! Beautiful job! I'm so glad you could join us at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

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  6. Wonderful details on your mixed media piece!!! Thank you for joining us at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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  7. Frea this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 22nd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  8. Back with my DT hat on:
    Frea this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ADD GLITTER’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Frea! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  10. Fabulous vintage inspired page with lots of wonderful texture, stamping and great colours. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  11. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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  12. Gorgeous! Love the vintage! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  13. gorgeous altered pages!! :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

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  14. This is pretty amazing. As soon as I saw it - I knew my mother would LOVE LOVE LOVE this project. It's fabulous. That is a GREAT New Year sentiment. So cute. Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge~ DT Faith

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  15. What a beautiful project! Fabulous techniques and colors! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea

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  16. Great project with lots of wonderful teture. Thanks for joining us this week for Anything Goes at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

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  17. wooow stunning project.. love all technique.. and your colour is superb... love iiiit... Thank you for joining our 22nd challenge at Art by Mi Ran Challenge blog.. Good luck ;)

    hugs,
    ~RoRa

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  18. Beautiful stamping on your pages, Frea, perfect use of embellishments, Wow, love your journal pages.

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