Thursday 31 August 2017

Challenge #40

September already, Alex goes back to school on Tuesday September 5 summer went way to fast.  This month's challenge at Mixed Media Monthly is Vintage
Here is the mood board

The month's sponsor is Funkie Junkie Boutique

My creation- an art journal page.  I went with a collage page using paper scrapes, rub ons, sewing, wire, thread, stencil and paint.  This a page for an album I am working on.

Before the picture was added, I stamped bird from Rubber Dance Stamps then colored with pencil crayons and fuzzy cut.  I sponged alchemy paints through a checker stencil, once dry move stencil and sponged with white paint into negative space to make a checkerboard.

Close up of bird, stitching along side of pic, I think sewing always gives a vintage feel.

I used yarn and wire to create texture I love texture.

The finished page has a side flip.

Will a mini folder and envelope.

 Inside is two kraft envelopes.

Get ready for a bunch of pictures, here is the completed album

Page 1 and 2

Mini paper bag album with tags
Flip Flap with photo card

Page 3 and 4

 Pull out album behind bingo card

Pull out journaling card

Flip Flap with mini folder album inside, on the outside is a pull out journaling card.

Page 5 and 6

There is a pull out journaling card on outside of side flip.  Opened side flip

Flip Flap with mini folder album inside.
Flip Flap with two large envelopes inside, there is also a pull out journaling card on front.

Page 7 and 8
Left side is an art journal page with a pull out journaling card.

Here is binder clip with folder album lots of room to add more pages.  Along the top is dome vials to add some memories like sand, or ocean water.

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  1. Amazing project!!! I just fell in love with vintage albums and junk journals recently - your work is a great inspiration for me!!!!

  2. What a great piece! So many super details and so much interest! Well done!
    Jackie ")

  3. What an amazing page and album! The collage pieces are beautiful and you have created so much interest with the pretty papers, colourful bird, stencilling and sewing ๐Ÿ˜. Your vintage photo is lovely too. Wishing you a great week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. A beautiful journal page - love that vintage image as focal point, your beautifully colored bird and fun checkerboard stenciling!

  5. Oh, my good golly! What a fabulous album! I could sit and stare and turn pages for hours! It must have taken forever to make and how wonderful you shared all your pages with us! Bookmarking to have a closer look! Hugs! Sara Emily

  6. Beautiful layers in the background. Awesome page!! Love it so much!

  7. This is very cool. Love the addition of the colourful magpie. Gorgeous album. Hugz

  8. Your journal is absolutely stunning! Love all the additional flips and flaps. Very nice to see our Merry Magpie stamp incorporated in your lovely piece of art, thank you! ♥

  9. I love your vintage bird spread and the whole journal! The sewing always give such a cool effect, and I also love how the colorful bird pops out from the neutral vintage palette.

  10. This is stunning! So many lovely textures and all the elements work so beautifully together. I especially love the fact that there are, at first, hidden elements. Would love a tutorial?! Just gorgeous art, thanks for sharing it with us Karen x