Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Vintage Journey {it inspired me to blog!!!!!}

Yesterday saw the launch of a brand new challenge blog
It's a vintage and shabby chic style Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog run by the ever so wonderful Brenda Brown and supported by a whole host of wonderfully talented gals. You must go check it out.

The first theme as you would imagine was 'Anything Tim' though mine turned into everything Tim lol



I started by making a hidden book stack from envelopes, I then inked um all up with distress, I used papers from the French Industrial pad, along with some of the new ephemera pack pieces to decorate the front. I also used a Tim stamp {from the shabby french set} for the postmark , and some pearl beads for the feet.


I chucked in a few alteration die-cuts and some copper idea-ology bits and bobs.

The inside I keep a little lighter, a bit more shabby, using more of the papers, ephemera and die-cuts, along with some lace, rose ribbon and tag.


I pretty much spent all of yesterday happily making this, I hope you like it too.
{oh and wish me good luck, i've applied for the last DT spot!}
Stay Inky
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27 comments:

Amanda said...

This is stunning and you pay great homage to Tim and all that is his. Fabulous make.
Love
Amanda x

Helen said...

It's beautiful, Nicky - I love the idea of using the envelopes!! Good luck indeed.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully creative and full of vintage delights Nicky. I love the concept of the book stack with little feet and buckled up and of course there's lots of Tim goodness to add to the creative mix. This is perfect to take travelling on A Vintage Journey, thanks so much for sharing it with us and good luck with the Creative Guide call xx

Brenda Brown said...

PS meant to say thank you for the shout out and link to my blog too xx

Hazel Agnew said...

To say that this is amazing is an understatement. It is absolutely stunning! I love everything about the vintage feel and the ephemera. I would love to learn more about how you made this as I am quite new. Please post more detail! Good luck with the DT application, you soooo deserve it! Xx

Monique Deconinck k said...




superbe
bravo
oceo

craftytrog said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous Nicky!
Have a great weekend
Alison xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful project Nicky!!! Full of vintage Timmy goodness, - love it to bits and thanks so much for being a fellow traveller on our Vintage Journey!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Really beautiful xx

Diane Ridpath said...

Oh my gosh, I'm lovin' this sooooo much!! This is a really cool little book! I love everything about it. Awwwwsome :)

Lin said...

Nicky this is beautiful!! xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AN AMAZING PROJECT!!!
just beautiful!

isisimaginings.com said...

Nicky, that is a stunning work of art, I love every detail.

Annie said...

Wow Nicky....your book is amazing and so much Tim godliness. Lots of work and such a pleasure to view.

Thank you for sharing with us at a Vintage Journey and Best Wishes
Annie x

Artyjen said...

Wishing you luck....fab creation....can't see how they could pass on the chance to have you!
xoxo Sioux

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Very cool and different. I like how you stacked the envelopes and the window is great!!!

Candy C said...

Nicky !!! Oh my gosh! I am in love with your project! It is AMAZING! You make it sound so simple...a stack of envelopes, bits of this and that! But it your wonderful eye for detail and vintage style that makes a of those bits of this and that turn out so perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Candy

Buttons said...

Absolutely superb Nicky! This is a true gem of a project. Love the elements you've combined in a true vintage style and all the love and care you've clearly lavished on it. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey with this. Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous, Minxy! Love all the layering and the tucked away leaves on the cover. Beautiful!

WendyK said...

A fabulous project Nicky, it looks amazing.

Zuzu's Blog said...

that is stunning Minxy. x

Karen Garrard said...

Such a beautiful piece. Karen.x

Minxy said...

Terry has left a new comment on your post "A Vintage Journey {it inspired me to blog!!!!!}":

Nicky, I love your "Everything Tim" This is certainly a vintage treat and I can't believe how beautiful this stack of envelopes are! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey and good luck on the DT spot!

Sorry Terry, my stupid phone managed to delete instead of publish: i hate that you can't undelete if you hit the wrong button by mistake!

steffi said...

Wow! Love this - and good luck with the Design Spot application :o)

butterfly said...

Was so sure I'd left a comment on this magnificent creation - I know I spent ages looking at it!! Brilliant use of all the papers and Idea-ology bits, and the whole thing is just gloriously vintage and gloriously Tim!! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison xx

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, love the construction
Gorgeous detail and colours

Jools x

Zuzu's Blog said...

well done on your pin-worthiness.