Friday, 6 March 2015

Anything Tim for a Vintage journey

Hello everyone and welcome, so lovely to have you drop by!
Today is a day of celebration over at A Vintage Journey! The reason? We have been going for a whole year, can you believe it?!
Like with our very first challenge, the theme is Anything Tim.
But there is more excitement, because the wonderful Mr Holtz himself is offering an amazing prize for one lucky winner of our challenge. There are also several changes afoot, so make sure to check it all out!!
Now to my project: I altered a little 6 x 6 file folder from my stash, this is what it looked like after I started to ink around the edges:
Next I decided I would use the wonderful new Tim Holtz Correspondence papers as the background to the collage elements I wanted to add.

I used a double layer of papers for the front of the folder and used the new mixed media dies on the top, so the bottom paper would be visible.
Next I gather some collage elements I wanted to add to the front and inked all their edges:
The gentleman is a Paper Artsy stamp, the other elements are either from Tim's ephemera packs or cut from the paper collection.
And here is the front complete, as you can see, I added a flower, but in a way wished now I hadn't, but hey, you live and learn. The numbers are part of an Artistic Stamper stamp.


To balance the flower I added some further collage elements still.

The other sides and flaps of the folder were created in similar ways. Here is the back:

Collage created with stamps from the Mercantile set, the feather is a Spellbinders die.
The front flap (it closes with a little magnet). The word Journey was cut with a Cheery Lynne die.
Here you can see what the whole little folder looks like from the outside.

And below the inside:
I created a belly band for the center part, to tug in some tags for journaling or whatever:
The words are all taken from Tim's new small talk stickers.
The tags fit neatly underneath the belly band, and could of course also be used as little photo mats.

I had great fun putting this together, it's a gift for a craft friend who has been very kind to me and it will soon be on its way.

Do make sure to hop over to A Vintage Journey, if you have not been already, there are some amazing projects from my DT sisters to admire and of course you have to play along if you want to be in  with a chance for the fab prize.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, and see you next time....
Have a great weekend!

51 comments:

massofhair said...

STUNNING Astrid!!! Loving the tags that look like little boards, not seen those before and i adore them so much. The flower is a great addition and looks fantastic and your colour palette is exquisite. Lucky friend, i am sure they will treasure this forever :-) xxx

Terry said...

All layered up with utter perfection, Astrid! As always no details are left behind and I know this will be a cherished gift. Great idea with the little band holder! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! This is a work of art!!! So many amazing details and all put together so perfectly! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another stunning project Astrid! I'm really excited about that new die set now that I've seen how it can be used, and a few other things there too!! My wish list always seems to get a little longer every time I visit you, haha!! I actually like the flower, I think it adds a shabby touch that has a lovely contrast with some of the other elements. Wonderful creation! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderfully decorated folder Astrid! I love all the collage elements you have used on this - a great mix of colors, textures and images!

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
This creation oozes TH, it looks wonderful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Karen Garrard said...

Beautiful done Astrid! The new die is AMAZING, really like how you've used it. The whole piece screams vintage goodness. LOVE IT! Karen.x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Another gorgeous work and I love all the details you have added - you used this die in such a special beautiful way!
Happy weekend Astrid!

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my gosh Astrid, this is sooooooo gorgeous work here again. I never get tired of watching all your amazing work, and this is soooo beautiful as ever.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead here now and lots of crafty fun.

Inkypinkycraft said...

a gorgeous creation, love the cards inside this too, I have been playing with those too x trace x

Buttons said...

I've been backwards and forwards through this post several times just drinking in all the wonderful details. SO MUCH to love that I'll have to be back to restudy it :) As ever Astrid, you've weaved magic over your folder. Happy Birthday! Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, Tim will be proud of you! Valerie

Redanne said...

Your little folder is beautiful, so much wonderful detail to admire! I think the little flower looks wonderful and the little photo holders tucked inside the belly band are a lovely touch. Stunning work Astrid!

It has been a wonderful 12 months working alongside you at AVJ! Hugs, Anne xx

chrissies said...

What a wonderful gift Astrid with such amazing techniques and original ideas. Thank you so much for showing how you made it.

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Tim inspired project, as always so many details ti see and be inspired by.
Yvonne xx

Paper Profusion said...

Wow, this must have taken an age Astrid - what an amazing gift - it really is very beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous gift Astrid, I love the way you have used the new papers and added that belly band to tuck in the little scrap mats. This is a perfect birthday piece for our AVJ celebrations. Thanks for everything you do.
hugs Brenda xxx

Shari Trumbull said...

Astrid! What a lovely crafty folder and gift for your friend!! I just love your style and am sooo happy to be with you on the AVJ CG team!! (now we're on two teams together) :) Love That!! Now, I'll be getting double the inspiration from you!! :) :) Congrats on moving forward in this 2nd year of AVJ :) XOXO-Shari

Dorthe said...

It is beautiful, Astrid. I love the die-cut used and all the wonderful papers. The tags are great under the belly band, and ofcourse this gentleman needed a flower for his wife !! What a gorgeous gift.
Dorthe, xo

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautifully altered folder Astrid and you have certainly made Tim's new correspondence papers come to life with great details.
Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful collaging Astrid - you make it look easy. Love the new papers - might have to get them and adore how you have incorporated the new dies. Nikki xxx

Joi at RR said...

Congrats A Vintage Journey! And Astrid - you could not have made a better tribute. Totally vintage and totally incredible. You always do the amazing... every time. j.

Maggie said...

Fabulous altered project Astrid love all your details as always must go back for another look always so much inspiration from your projects.
MaggieH

Marisa Job said...

Another fabulous creation!! Every detail is stunning!! Have a great weekend my friend!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
The card is just gorgeous - all of your details, layout - perfect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Astrid, love all the layered elements and your design. I love your vintage flower too. Tracy x x

Kathy Bradley said...

QUESTION FOR YOU ASTRID, SORRY SHOULD HAVE ASKED IT UNDER MY COMMENT ABOVE. WHAT DO YOU USE AS AN ADHESIVE FOR TIM'S VELLUM EPHERMA. I HAVE TRIED MANY THINGS - NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK - IT EITHER BUBBLES UP OR DOES NOT ADHERE. I HOPE YOU SEE THIS AND HAVE A MINUTE TO LET ME KNOW - I AM AT A LOSS. THANKS SO MUCH. KATHY and my email is rodeo8@comcast.net

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous folder Astrid, love all the layers and and so many details, a great use of the new dies. I'm sure this will be a treasured gift.
Avril

Kelly Deal said...

This is awesome Astrid!

S@ndy Diller said...

Fantastic Astrid! I just love how you have put this together. Such a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

Adriana B said...

love how you decorated this folder, looks amazing with all things TIM :) have a great weekend :)

Barbara Rankin said...

Love everything about your folder, Astrid. Each side/section of it is just amazing. You always know just the right things to add to your projects. This is just another example of that.

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid! I love this!- I especially love the use of the lattice and all of that text! The overall vintage look is just perfect- I would have thought you found this in an antique shop! xo

Patty O'Malley said...

Looks terrific!

Lynn Price said...

What a fun gift, Astrid! Love all the details, and the structure with lots of things to look at. The tags in the belly band are fabulous! Another great make and wonderful inspiration from you! xx Lynn

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Astrid, this is absolutely gorgeous.

Have a wonderful weekend

Ros Crawford said...

This is terrific!! So many details to look at ... Each time I see something different ... Have a lovely weekend!

Annie said...

Hi Astrid x this is absolutely gorgeous and I love the wonderful layout and embellishments you have used. The details you incorporate are a treasure to view. Happy Birthday and here's to a wonderful 2nd year at AVJ

Hugs Annie x

Sue Balawajder said...

Beautiful folder,your friend is very lucky and is sure to be pleased with such a wonderful gift.

Sue Balawajder said...

Beautiful folder,your friend is very lucky and is sure to be pleased with such a wonderful gift.

thecobweboriumemporium said...

Hello my beautiful blogging friend. Well ... talk about a bobby dazzler! This is stunning. I like the use of the folder as the base, as it gives it 'background' - sort of like a history, and I really love the belly band and tags - (but I'm a big tag lover, so these would be a winner with me! lol). As for the flower ... I think it's perfect! I've tried to look at it with 'your' eyes and can't see why you wished you hadn't. It's such a 'natural' right where it is.

I'm 100% convinced that your blogging friend will adore it.
sending crafty squidges ~ Cobs. x

Anneke said...

Astrid this looks amazing. I kept on looking.
I do love the flower in the front.
Great work
every thing fits perfectly. Thanks for inspiring me.
Love Anneke.

Alter This said...

so lush this is, love all the elements and all of tims bits and bobs just magically go together so well, such a fab piece x

Margaret Mifsud said...

I love this design Astrid!! Can think of a million ways to use a gorgeous little folder like this. Think I might have to make me one!! This is stunning. Love the lattice on the front and all the bits of ephemera you put together. Another fantastic project!! Awesome!! xx

crafty creations said...

Astrid this is just gorgeous - love those papers and all the details you have added - amazing - I've just linked mine to this wonderful challenge

Candy C said...

Astrid...this is just stunning. Your art always draws me in. So beautifully done!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Astrid this is such a wonderful folder and I love how everything you have added, both inside and out, just works so well together. Fabulous colours, textures and mix of stamps and ephemera. Just gorgeous! (Sorry to be so late in visiting but finally back from Ireland) xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous layering of the Mixed Media thinlits with the patterned papers to create this glorious folder. The inking and the chosen images all bring it together in such a perfect vintage style - beautiful. Like Jennie, I'm offering apologies for my late visit - but so happy finally to be catching up with the birthday creations.
Alison xx

Paula Cheney said...

Astrid, this is super cute. What a great job at layering all the pieces to create this darling little folder. Thanks for sharing.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Astrid, this is so wonderful, a perfect piece to celebrate AVJ's first birthday! Love how you have transformed and elevated this file folder into a beautiful work of art, amazing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

WOW! I'm truly speechless at your stunning folio. Blessings!

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