Thursday, 3 December 2015

A Vintage Journey Challenge - Baby You're A Firework!

I haven't entered a challenge at A Vintage Journey before although I have been a follower of the blog for ages!  This particular challenge has to be in the style, of or inspired by, Tim Holtz.  I am a bit close to the wire as it ends very shortly but when I saw that it was 'fireworks', I remembered an awesome stamp that I have by Inpression Obsession - Cover A Card, Fireworks, so just had to join in!  I was influenced by Mr T. by his use of Distress Inks to create my background. I am not sure if this is particularly vintage inspired so am not sure if it qualifies for this challenge but I had fun making it anyway!


I started by inking up the stamp with black Versafine and laying watercolour card on top of the stamp making sure to press over the whole of the card to get a good image.  I then embossed with clear powder (I had used an antistatic bag first).  The Distress Inks were then pressed on a white tile that I use as a pallet and spritzed with water and I also spritzed the card with water too.  I used a paint brush to drop the colours in the areas I chose then dried with my heat gun.  I then added Star Dust Stickles to the  centres of each firework and spread the Stickles outwards with my finger.  I cut two of the 'celebrate' from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets die set Celebrate.  Glued them together to make the word stand out more then adhered it to the piece.  I used a black card base which makes the colours pop.  In real life, the card is really bright and sparkly - I am really pleased with it and it can be used for all manner or occasions.  The Distress Inks used are Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed.

Please pop over to A Vintage Journey - the inspiration over there is awesome!

Thank you so much for visiting me - I appreciate it very much indeed!  Take care. Christine xxx

18 comments:

chrissie said...

Love the way you covered all of the card and the wonderful colours

Love Chrissie xx

Maggie said...

Great card lovely colours, also thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

MaggieH

Jan Hill said...

Great fireworks display! AVJ is such an inspirational challenge site, good you found it! X

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is such a dynamic card and with the most beautiful colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done, Chris! You had fun making it and I had fun gazing at it! Your festive colors make me happy! I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

Redanne said...

Oh wow Chris, what an absolutely stunning card! It reminds me of the wonderful fireworks in London on New Year's Eve. The colours are fabulous!

It certainly does more than qualify for entry at A Vintage Journey, thanks so much for joining in our challenge! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Chris, I thought I left a comment here last night; perhaps is it being moderated by the moderator! Love your colorful card, and that stamp is perfect for this theme! So happy you decided to take a leap and join in! I did the same thing...watched AVJ as a fan for a long time before starting blogging. I think they actually were WHY I started blogging, come to think of it!

Jacee said...

Such wonderful colours Chris, a great design!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So glad you decided to join us at A Vintage Journey Christine, your beautiful celebrate fireworks card is spot on our challenge theme! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Deb xo

Mrs A. said...

Your fireworks are spectacular. You can just hear the explosions in the sky and what beautiful colours. I fear Santa didn't heed my letter to him!! hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

This is beautiful. I love the look of the card and the beautiful colours.

Anita in France said...

Bright, vibrant and so eyecatching, Chris ... what a fabulous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Sandee Setliff said...

Beautiful fireworks bursting over the card!

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

Beautiful card, so effective and colourful.

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh I love it!
It looks beautiful, contemporary and very artistic!
Thank You christine

Neet said...

That is super - love how you have used that stamp.
Hope all is well with you and that you and yours have a lovely Christmas.
Hugs, Neet xx

Jackie said...

It looks great - a perfect card for a celebration. Jx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is way cool!