Friday, 5 May 2017

Use a Quote for A Vintage Journey

Hello all, - it's the first Friday of the month and that means a new challenge at A Vintage Journey. The super talented Jenny from Pushing the Right Buttons is our hostess and she chose "Use a Quote" as her theme.
That's Crafty are our sponsors this month, and each of the DT were given one of their fabulous Crafty MDF surfaces to play with. I chose this shape and decided to go all vintage.
Here is how I went about putting this together:
I covered the surface of the piece in Titan Buff Acrylic paint added a layer of Decoart Crackle paint and then coloured it with the help of Distress Oxide Inks and sprays until I was happy with the result.The crackle was rather subtle, but below you can see that it is actually there...
Next I used a couple of stencils from Paper Artsy to add some texture. First using Ranger Matte Texture paste and when that had dried, colouring it with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
Now all I had to do is fit the top part into the handy little stand that was coloured in the same way and adding some embellishments and a quote of course.
The ladies are from Tim Holtz's new Paper Dolls, the quote is from his quote stickers and the flowers I had in my stash.
Below a few close ups still:
The flower cluster adhered with hot glue.
Some background stamping using some Paper Artsy stamps.
The ragged edges were emphasised by taking a Distress Crayon right around it.
And this lovely pair of friends, adding some shadows around them with a Stabilo All pencil in dark blue to bring them out a bit more.

Well that's it for now. Make sure to check out the awesome surfaces my teamies have used and to get all the details of the challenge. All you need to do is click HERE
Hope you'll decide to play along, - after all, who does not like a quote?.......

Have a good weekend everyone and see you next time. Thank you for your visit!


Sara Barker said...

Well, I just LOVE this, Astrid! The colors on the background (and the blossoms) are yummy and subtle crackle is the best crackle, in my humble opinion. Your crackle is just perfect! Love all the details and your quote! And Catherine's quote at the top. Hugs!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic vintage piece! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very beautiful vintage artwork dear Astrid , I love the beautiful bleu colours and the quote is so true!!
Have fun!Maria

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful piece of art here again Astrid. Very very beautiful colors and I love the quote you used for this piece too.

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful vintage piece and I love the little stand

Have a great day

Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Astrid this is a fabulous plaque, beautifully designed and created. I love the mixed media background with the coloured stencilling and the fabulous ladies standing together near the exquisite flower arrangement. Brilliant xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fantastic vintage piece on such a modern mdf shape! The background is stunning both in colour and texture and your cluster in the bottom corner beautifully compliments the rest of the design. Just gorgeous x

Nikki Acton said...

Oh this is adorable - as always your vintage effects with paint and mediums is amazing. Beautifully decorated xxx

S@ndy Diller said...

Love all the textures on this and the colors are so lovely. The vintage effects are just fabulous. Hugs, Sandy

Redanne said...

Your choice of substrate suits your design just perfectly Astrid! The subtle crackles look amazing and I just love that beautiful blue - it makes such a wonderful backdrop for the lovely ladies. Great quote too! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love this one again !You amaze me every time I come see what you are up to.
Happy weekend Astrid!

Annie said...

This is a wonderful vintage alteration Astrid x Love the colour combination and the wonderful stencils and stamps. Your stunning flowers and paper dolls complete the look. Love the quote too...we just have to believe in ourselves more often.
TFS and have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project Astrid, love the textures and how you added the vintage girls. It is a lovely quote you used as well.
Yvonne xx

Marci said...

I really like this!

Sandy said...

Love your background Astrid!! Really beautifully done!
Sandy xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hi Astrid!! Wow!! you have created a gorgeous home decor piece here. I love the colour combo and the textures are amazing. A brilliant background for those lovely ladies!! I love the quote as well. This is wonderful!!! Have a fabulous weekend! hugs xx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful piece Astrid! Love the subtle cracking and blue background, your great design with the ladies, your quote and pretty floral corner! Julia xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Beautiful creation with That's Crafty! substrates, love the intense blue of the background
Donna xx

Dorthe said...

Astrid, I love this one, so fantastic background created with the crackle, and the lovely stencil, painted black after. The girls looks gorgeous against the blue, and so beautiful with the flowers on the plate . Back again after 5 days in Copenhagen with my daughter and the grandkids :-)xx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Astrid, adore the ragged edge on this upright surface, it lends itself perfectly to your beautiful vintage design. Gorgeous textured background and I do love the Paper Dolls, endless possibilities! Wonderful choice of quote as well, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Astrid. Love the colour,texture and detail you have created - which when coupled with the two old friends and the floral embellishment makes for a really lovely vintage project. The quote is a perfect fit.
hugs x

Jenny Marples said...

LOVE what you've done with this ragged edge substrate Astrid. The quote and image create such stories in the imagination and it has a wonderful cool glow about it xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fabulous! The texture and colours are a perfect setting for your 'ordinary/extaaordinary ladies! Chrisx ps you have reminded me that I have this shape somewhere - time to play I think!

Team Clark said...

Astrid, your ancient texture and dimension really work well with this torn edge substrate! And that purple flower is the most beautiful contrasting embellishment. All together wonderful, this is! Hugs, Autumn

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning vintage creation, loving the soft tones, Crackle and the torn substrate is amazing.
Julie x

butterfly said...

I love these "torn" substrate panels, and it works so well with your textured, vintage styling. Gorgeous subtle crackle, and the stencils you've chosen are perfect with the look of the women. A treat.
Alison x

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