Mixed Media World - Vintage Challenge

Hi Everyone!!

Well it's time already for another challenge over at Mixed Media World Challenge Blog, I know right... where does the time go?!! This month the theme is:

VINTAGE

I went for shabby chic French style vintage as I love the old fancy lettering and romanticism of their soft colours, intertwined with flowers, oh, and of course... damask!! 


I started out with a 4x4" deep edge frame (Love these!!) and just set to work. This was one of those projects where I just kept going until it felt right.





Big shout out to Becky of Crawsome Creations who gave me one of these gorgeous little Eiffel Towers, which got the gesso treatment so it could blend in with the rest of the piece. Some sparkly glitter hidden behind in the frame to add some extra interest.





I used the French script from Tim Holtz's Papillon set and randomly stamped in Archival Jet Black for contrast. For the touches of colour I used Lindy's Stamp Gang, Pink Ladies Pink for the soft feminine pinks, Whale Watch Blue for the blue/gray tones to blend in with the pink in areas (creates a gorgeous shade of a purpley grey and a light amount of Ocean Breeze Blue. Distress inked in places with Chipped Sapphire too.






Ahhh, the damask!! :) Courtesy of Tim Holtz again, from his stencil, with texture paste.



I'm quite stuck for time at the moment so hand made flowers became a must, but with some seriously heavy gesso and some clear dry glitter, then just touches of romantic soft pink to accent.


I do hope today's post has possibly inspired to play along and create something vintage for us. We love to see your work at Mixed Media World!!






Hugs
Georgie xx

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Colour Board (See above)
Craft Stamper Magazine Blog - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog - May Flowers
Our Creative Corner - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (MM)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes



49 comments

  1. I thought I somehow ended up in heaven when I saw this!!! OMG, this is absolute shabby chic vintage masterpiece!!!! Love the colors, arrangement of the gorgeous embellishments, texture, EVERYTHING!!! BRAVO!!!

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  2. that is a beauty! Sweet and romantic!

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  3. STUNNING project Georgie, so very romantic and beautifully chic. Paris had to feature somewhere on your canvas and your tower is fantastic as are your flowers. Wonderful inspiration! :-) xxx

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  4. It's absolutely gorgeous xx Jan

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  5. Wow Georgie!! WOW!! Did I say WOW yet!! Drop dead, over the moon spectacular, that's what this is!! You are the master of all things mixed media, LOVE the entire piece, every wonderful vintage shabby detail!! You are an inspiration my friend! hugs :)

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  6. Woooow, Georgie this is out of this world! I love those dreamy stunning colours! I agree with Samra, it's a real shabby vintage masterpiece! You have arranged all the fabulous elements so beautifully! Bravo, my friend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka

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  7. What wonderful project with great textures and so beautiful embellishments. Fabulous, Georgie! Mar xx

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  8. Beautiful project Georgie ! Really shabby chic gorgeousness ! Sue C x

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  9. OMG it's so fabulous !!! i really love this work ! thank you for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang !

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  10. I love the Eiffel Tower and I love your truly stunning canvas - simply stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Stunningly gorgeous my dear Gee! How ever do you do this? Your vintage shabby chic mixed media projects are just jawdroppingly soectacular! I love the sparkle behind the amazing Eiffel Tower. Amazeballs canvas! Hugz to you muffin!

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  12. Your canvas is just delightful, so in keeping with your theme too.That dinky Eiffel Tower is lush and kind of ties everything together...I'm not at all envious,lol...x

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at.... http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Beautiful!!! Love the soft colours you used and all those gorgeous details you added. Love the little Eiffel Tower!
    Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  14. JAW DROPPING beautiful Georgie! <3
    Suchi xx

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  15. Fab to see you again Georgie! Thank so much for coming over to my April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge at Our Creative Corner!! XOXO-Shari

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  16. Wow how pretty! Thanks so much for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge!

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  17. Beautiful Canvas Georgie. LOved the textures and the color choices and yes, That Eiffel tower looks great.

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  18. Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful, fabulous French shabby chic piece. I have returned the compliment.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  20. Slowly heading round to catch up a bit... so glad I caught this fabulous French confection. Gorgeous pastel shabby chic - every tiny detail is perfect, and how adorable is that Eiffel Tower?!
    Alison xx

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  21. Shabby Chic indeed! Such a stunning design! Love every bit of embellishing and gesso! So excited to have you sharing with Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  22. Fabulous canvas! Love the details and overall softness of the look! Really awesome job!! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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  23. Pure loveliness!!! Gorgeous focal point with the frame, flowers, Eiffel Tower, and the flourishes below. Wouldn't have minded more closeups, actually. A beautiful, totally harmonious project.

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  24. This is just stunning! Thanks you for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  25. LOVE those soft colors! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  26. Stunning ♥ so delicate and romantic! Very pretty :) Thank You for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge this month!

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  27. This is stunning ..... I love the soft delicate colours and there's so much to look at ..... your attention to detail is amazing! Love the Eiffel Tower! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  28. it is very very very nice!!! Beautiful!!!! I love all these textures, the color, flowers and composition!!!

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  29. This is really beautiful, Georgie! I love looking at all the details - just gorgeous!

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  30. It obvious by all the wonderful comments that we ALL LOVE THIS!!! It's just stunning Georgie. Peaceful, romantic but with a flair of mystic with the french intrigue and the colors are perfect too. j.

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  31. WOW!!! Hard to believe this was once a simple canvas! As ever your composition is spot on, the layers of texture superb and the floral collection a real crowning glory. Amazing! Jenny x

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  32. OMG OMG OMG I had to pick up my jaw from my floor WOW....this is so shabby really what I love. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us and for playing with us this month at the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog & good luck hugs Amy xox

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  33. Wow, Wow Wow!!! At first I though it was a mini album, then upon reading I realized it was a Canvas work of art!! How absolutely gorgeous!! You have used the colors so beautifully! Thank you for joining us at Lindys Stamp Gang for the Color Challenge!

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  34. Wow what a showstopper. Absolutely stunning layers of inks, paste and stamps along with a perfect layout. LOVE IT
    Julie x

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  35. Absolutely stunning! I love the soft colors, the french theme behind it, just everything!
    ♥ Samantha
    Designs by Sammy

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  36. An absolute stunner, love everything about this, gorgeous colours, layers, stamps used! Perfect shabby chic. LOVE THIS!! Ruth xx

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  37. Wow! You created a beutiful vintage! Love the texture and cute little Eiffel Tower. Thank you for joining us at Lindys Stamp Gang for the Color Challenge!

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  38. Wow, such a stunning project! Love it! Such a great colour choice too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

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  39. Gorgeous! Love the textures and soft colors. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  40. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper!

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  41. Just beautiful love this, thanks for joing us at the Take it Make It challenge, Elizabeth x

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  42. Congratulations Georgie!!! So well deserved. Hugs Ruth x

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  43. Wow, Georgie! I may be late, but from my pint of view, it was worth the wait! what a drop dead gorgeous canvas you have put together here! I love the soft colors, the damask, the framed glitter with the Eiffel Tower, and those gorgeous flowers! Everything just makes me want to ooh and ahh! A M A Z I N G!!!!! Big Hugs!

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  44. Wow, Georgie! I may be late, but from my pint of view, it was worth the wait! what a drop dead gorgeous canvas you have put together here! I love the soft colors, the damask, the framed glitter with the Eiffel Tower, and those gorgeous flowers! Everything just makes me want to ooh and ahh! A M A Z I N G!!!!! Big Hugs!

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  45. I'm all out of words for this absolutely gorgeous work. I love everything about it. I feel really inspired to have a go at something similar to this myself now.

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  46. Wow this is a masterpiece! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Lindy's Stamp Gang !!

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  47. Stunning project - so feminine!

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  48. Oh wow! I totally love this, it's a stunning piece! Thanks for joining Lindy's challenge.

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