Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Vintage Journey Guest Designer

Hi, everyone!! I'm so excited and honored to be a guest designer today at A Vintage Journey!! AVJ is a challenge blog focusing on vintage, shabby, mixed-media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres. Design Team Member Deb has chosen the theme "Winter Magic". Here's how she describes the challenge:

For us in the northern hemisphere December brings the start of winter and for many that means freezing cold weather and Christmas. But winter is so much more than that and so we ask, how would you interpret the magic of winter? Snow, icicles, colors of blue, silver and white, the festivities of Christmas, misty winter landscapes; show us what your magical focus is for the season and in a vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk style.


I love Deb's theme of Winter Magic!! For several years, I lived in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and winters there were definitely magical (and covered in snow). I wanted to recreate that image of a wintry mountain town for my project. I started with a 6x6 canvas and covered it with Gesso.


Next, I used a stencil and crackle paste to add the snowflakes. While the paste was still wet, I added some glitter. After it dried, I brushed a light wash of Bahama Blue over the surface.


Then I chose which dies I wanted to use to create the town and cut them in watercolor paper. They were then covered with Gesso.


The mountains and hills were covered with texture paste through stencils, as was the town (not pictured).


The trees were all covered with crackle paste. Once they dried, I dabbed Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter over the trees. Once it settled in the cracks, I wiped the excess off.


The village and moose were brushed with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain as well.


To finish it off, I used DecoArt Snow Writer to create the dimensional snow, and while it was still wet, I covered it in crystal ice glitter for that freshly fallen snow look.


I want to sincerely thank the extremely talented design team for A Vintage Journey for allowing me to design with them today!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

35 comments:

  1. OMGOSH! SO much texture & Dimension.... I LOOOVE your Beautiful Wintery Scene Lisa! It's gorgeous and truly represents a beautiful wintery scene in so many parts of the world.... Very Peaceful - Beautifully done as always my friend! Have a great day! :)

    Theresa

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  2. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers and depth of your card! Love that sweet snowy scene!

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  3. Wow! Fabulous transformation of cardstock into wintry beauty! I love your vintage journey, Lisa! Gorgeous white on white creation. I can picture the joy on your sweet face as you planned and put this together! Congratulations on your GDT position! Hugs, de

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I am always amazed at the amount of texture and dimension you add to everything you touch. This is so beautiful and makes me feel like there is actually a chill in the air as I sit here in my warm house. I love this!

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  5. Oh Lisa! This is magnificent, each time I see your projects I'm reminded of your incredible talent! The way you add dimension and texture is amazing. This canvas is gorgeous, the design is perfect for the theme!

    I hope you have been well my friend. I've been so busy with work, phew almost time for my break. I get two weeks off :) lots of crafting in my future.
    Take care and I'm off to see what you've. Even up to.
    Shelly

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  6. A truly wonderful and magical scene Lisa. I adore how you have used the very neutral palette and added so much texture to create it. It's lovely to see you and this gorgeous canvas at A Vintage Journey today, thanks so much for joining us xxx

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  7. Such a magical card!!Loved the tutorial showing step by step how you created this awesome work...White scene is fantastic!!

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  8. Thanks for your mini tut Lisa, love what you make and this is just another amazing work of creativity.xx

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  9. A truly fabulous canvas Lisa x the scene created is wonderful. Lovely to see you at AVJ as GCG and thanks for sharing the step by step too

    Merry Christmas
    Annie xx

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  10. Oh my!!! This masterpiece looks marvellous!! How many amazing details!! Love all these textures!! The snowflakes background makes me blow up!! And such wonderful mountains and trees!! The crackling looks amazing on them! Love the goose and all the scene, you have recreated it so beautifully!! Amazing, just amazing!!

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Lisa!! You really have created the most magical of Winter settings, from the village to the beautiful moose, to the gorgeous wintry trees - everything about this piece is beautiful!!

    It is such a pleasure to see how you brought this stunning piece of home decor together and for you to share your immense talent with us over at A Vintage Journey, Lisa - thank you SO much!! Big hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Absolutely stunning, thanks for the tutorial. I'm one of those that loves snow!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful - I can feel the snow lol - love everything about this card you did a great job as always!!!

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    1. BTW thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

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  14. Congrats on your gd spot Lisa!! Your card is Amazing!! The frosty white give a most wonderful winter wonderland look! The layers and textures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the steps you give me confidence to try it :) You are SO talented Lisa!!

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  15. Beautiful canvas love all the texture especially the crackled trees . Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how you put it together

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  16. Oh my goodness...this is just stunning! I so love the scene you created!! The background is so pretty and the mountains and trees are so gorgeous!! I love the star in the sky and that cute moose too!! Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs, Robin

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  17. Lisa this is so wonderful, left you some love over at AVJ but had to stop by to tell you how much I love your canvas. Really beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey and for being our guest Creative Guide this month! Deb xo

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  18. A real showstopper of a canvas, Lisa - I've also commented over at AVJ, but wanted to stop by to say thank you so much for joining us as a Guest Creative Guide over there this month.
    Alison x

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  19. love this!
    its so gorgeous!
    have a nice day
    lots of hugs

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  20. Congrats on your GD spot! I absolutely love the wintery scene. It is gorgeous!I love the pretty trees and vintage look. This is absolutely AMAZING!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'
    Crafting with Creative M


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  21. This is wonderful!! You've definitely captured the Winter Magic theme! Thanks so much for sharing your Process :)

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  22. Oh my goodness Lisa, what can I say but ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Love this!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh my goodness Lisa, what can I say but ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Love this!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  24. Woooooow, Lisa, you really nailed this wonderful challenge theme! It's a Winter magic at it's best, my friend! You have created one of the most beautiful winter wonderland scenes I've ever seen! I am so glad you shared your process, thank you so much for that!
    It's an utterly stunning piece of art and I absolutely love it! Bravo!
    Congratulations on your GDT spot at AVJ, my dear! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  25. A huge congratulations on your guest designer spot Lisa. It's so very well deserved and you sure did nail their challenge theme with this beauty! WOW! I am just loving the soft tones of this winter wonderland you have created, that soft blue is so wintery and delightful! Your textures are amazing, every piece is full of pattern and design that I want to reach out and touch, and you have layers upon layers of elements creating even more dimension! I have to say, that moose die is going to have to go on my wish list for sure, what an amazing focal piece for a wintery project! Well you sure have given AVJ some inspiration for their team and their followers, what a talent you are! sending hugs :)

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  26. Oh, my, gosh, Lisa!!! This is over the top! It looks so real and lifelike!! All the different textures! I'd live to take a walk in that magical wintery setting!!

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  27. This is so gorgeous Lisa!!! Love the way you layered and embellished everything! Just stunning!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  28. Stunning! You never cease to amaze and inspire my friend. This is truly breathtaking!

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  29. Congrats on you GD Spot!!
    WOW, Lisa!!! This is AWESOME!!! I love the winter scene!!!
    Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  30. Hi Lisa - what a fabulous card you have used the decoart products to really produce some beautiful textures and the white on white is so effective. :)

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  31. Congratulations on being a guest designer. You sure did them proud. This is just a beautiful work of art. I love all the texture and 3D effect. This is truly stunning and your take on the Northern winters is just captured perfectly.

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  32. Oh, WOW, Lisa, I absolutely love this! Scenes are my favourite and this is so full of wintry goodness! Thanks for sharing all the steps! I don't have most of those products but something to strive for in the future! Beautiful! Congratulations on your GD - so well deserved!

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  33. Just gorgeous! This canvas is just the best white on white winter scene I have seen. And, thanks for the step by step pics!

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  34. Congrats on your guest designer gig! I LOVE the textures and dimension on this gorgeous "scene". You are a whiz with those diecuts!

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