Saturday, 31 May 2014

Vintage Journey and Wicked Wednesday

Hi Everyone.

We had a sunny day here yesterday and no forecast for rain today or tomorrow so I am smiling :) Dull and cold but not wet is good I think. I will be racing into town and back as there is tennis on the telly and it is Nadal playing first then Andy Murray later. Hope the weather is good where you are and thank you for visiting Jumbled Crafts-always nice to have friends pop by.

At A Vintage Journey this time we are asked to 'get some texture.' As always the challenge is based on Tim Holtz- products or techniques.

I started off with part of a cardboard box and painted it with lilac emulsion paint--I coated it on so that added texture. Next it was sprayed with Rangers Ink Spray and dabbed with distressed ink

I found a book page I had used to soaked up various blobs from other projects so I filled in a few gaps with 
Rangers Distressed stain, put it through the clock embossing folder and cut out a piece to add to my cardboard. The tape down the side is a Tim Holtz stencil with Grunge Paste and I distressed it with a couple of colours. The tattered flowers were also made from a splodgy book page. Not sure what this will be used for--I think maybe a book front cover.

Tim Holtz things used on this

Now to Wicked Wednesday where the theme is Fairy Wonderland. 
and I drew some wings on the image in Paint Shop Pro and filled them with part of the image so that they matched.

                                        Well I am not big on fairies so I used a digi image from 

The background is spray ink and a sponge and I added glitter around the edges for the wonderland bit.
Still a few days left to join in so hope you will get out your fairies and have a go with an ATC. Not many of us join in and it is a lovely DT with great ideas.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie x


  1. Wonderful textured piece Chrissie :)and what a wicked fairy :)
    Fingers crossed for some sun this weekend.
    Von ♥

  2. Wow Chrissie the TH based is superb and I like the ATC too...

    have a good weekend my friend!

  3. Beautiful work Chrissie, your texture piece is really fab, love it! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  4. WOW ! These are beautiful Chrissie ! The fairy is so cool ! Hope you are having a lovely week-end ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  5. Wow gorgeous design Chrissie, love the textures and colours along with the die cut flowers. The gold embossing on the ATC is fabulous as well. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  6. Love how you 'got round' the fairy theme with your digi image - looks fab

    Loving your TH make, great texture and grungy background.

    Sam xxx

  7. Both are fantastic projects Chrissie. Love the first one with the super textures and colours.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. had our first dry day today.

  8. Both are fantastic projects Chrissie. Love the first one with the super textures and colours.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. had our first dry day today.

  9. Gorgeous work Chrissie love the texture one.
    Becky x

  10. Your mixed media creations look supercool Chrissie, you have picked some pretty colours for them! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  11. Very nice, Chrissie...I really like the colors and textures you used.

    Marianne x0

  12. Wow Chrissie, this looks fantastic!! Fabulous textures!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

  13. What a fun addition of wings to make this gal a fairy...she's perfect for this week's Wicked Wednesday Fairy challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

    ps: Love your altered cardboard box/book cover with all of it's dreamy texture.

  14. Fabulous textures and colours on your book cover and I love your fairy ATC.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. I think turning your fabulous altered card project into a book cover is a great idea. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  16. Ooh, I love your textured piece... the way the colours move and blend across all that delicious texture is fabulous, and I love the book page flowers - just wonderful! And perfect for a book cover, I'd say, with all that book text hovering. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  17. Fabulous textured piece Chrissie - gorgeous colour palette and great texture. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jennie x


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