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Friday, 5 May 2017

Use a Quote - A Vintage Journey

At A Vintage Journey this month the talented Jenny has chosen 'Use A Quote' as her
theme.  Here is what Jenny has to say:

'Take a quote!  Any quote!  Whether it be on a stamp, a sticker, handwritten or sources from the internet and make it the focal point of your vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling; industrial; timeworn or steampunk project'

Each member of the team received a 'surface' to work on from 'That's Crafty', mine is a 9" x 4.1/2" piece of MDF.  MDF is an amazing surface to work on!

I gave the MDF board a coat of Gesso to give it some 'tooth'.
I brayered with four different colours of Distress Paint.
Next, I stencilled with Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans using a Tim Holtz chevron stencil.
I added some splatters with Distress Paint.
I gave the Tim Holtz frame a coat of Gesso and added colour with Distress Oxide.
The Tim Holtz butterflies were coloured with Distress Oxide and then given a coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
I gathered together the pieces together to complete the project.
You will notice some extra stencilling, I added some Distress Oxide to Ranger Embossing Paste and then stencilled the top and bottom and then added the rest of the embellishments.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Cornflower Archival Ink and added clear embossing powder.
We hope you will join in our 'Use a Quote' challenge at  A Vintage Journey.  This month we are being sponsored by


who are offering a £20 voucher to one randomly selected individual to spend in their bricks and mortar or on-line shop.

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you will have a look at what my Creative Guide team-mates have made HERE.

Keep on crafting!  Hugs, Anne xx

38 comments:

  1. WOW! Gorgeous work! Love the vibrant colors of the butterflies and texture. Just wonderful!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  2. Oh wow, Anne, this is absolutely spectacular!! Those butterflies are amazing!! I love the colors!! They look so real!! The texture, the stenciling, everything is so gorgeous!! Love, love this, my sweet friend!! It's stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Hmmmm...I'm not sure I'm going to be able to say anything different than my good friends up there already said! This is truly a stunning work of art and I LOVE it--probably one of my favorites of yours, Anne! Such amazing color and texture and a wonderfully put together design! You're back in the saddle again! Sending hugs!

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  4. PS I was so excited, I forgot to say your quote is one of my favorite Tim quotes. AND when I click on the link on AVJ with your name it does not take me directly to this post...you may want to have a look see. Hugs!

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  5. What a beautiful tag!! I love your colours and image and of course you quote!!Your butterflies are olso fantastic!
    Have fun¡!
    MAria

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  6. This such a delightful plaque anne, I love the colour combination you chose and how those beautiful butterflies are fluttering up the side exposing just a tease of textures beneath. The quote is one of my all time favourites. Xxx

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  7. This is just stunning Anne!! LOVE those different blue tones and te butterflies, - so beautifully coloured- seem so alive the way they flutter up along the piece.... Like Brenda, this is one of my favourite quotes too!

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  8. So Beautiful, Anne. Wonderful colours, texture and detail and the butterflies are the perfect expression of the quote.
    Fabulous work as always
    hugs x

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  9. Such a fabulous combination of vibrant colours Anne and they work so perfectly with your lovely background and quote. Just gorgeous x

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  10. Ooh gorgeous! Love the vibrant wonderful butterflies on the truly fabulous background. The colours and textures of the background are yummy and the quote is one of my favourites too! The frame is beautiful! Hugs xxx

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  11. Oh Anne! This is absolutely gorgeous! The butterflies especially look amazing! See you soon! Chrisx

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  12. Ooooh this is perfect - such an elegant, well composed creation. Not thought of colouring paste with oxides - but will now! Great job Anne xxx

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  13. What a super make Anne. Such lovely colours.
    Toni xx

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  14. So beautiful Anne. The colors are wonderful together and the textures just make you want to touch it. So Nice!! Hugs, S@ndy

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  15. A great colour combo with the blues and yellows and I love all the detail and texture you've crammed on there. One day I will get chance to join in!! Elaine xx

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  16. Love your brayered backdrop Anne, so delicate and fresh. Your butterflies are gorgeous and I love the added frame. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  17. Such a beautiful altered MDF piece Anne xx It's a fair size too and I love the background colours/details, completed with your gorgeous frame and butterflies.

    Sending my best wishes to you and David xxx

    Have a great time at Port Sunlight.....so sorry I won't be there....maybe next year

    Best wishes to you & David
    Hugs Annie xx

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the two main colors and the stenciling.

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  19. Beautiful Anne - although your whole make is wonderful, the real beauties here are your absolutely gorgeous butterflies. So pretty!!
    Sandy xx

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  20. What a gorgeous blue stenciled background you created Anne! The perfect background for your beautifully colored butterflies! Love the texture of the cheesecloth under the pretty frame! Julia xx

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  21. Sooooo beautiful and an amazing use of That's Crafty! substrates, that blue really pops!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  22. It's gorgeous, and the blue is exquisite. The butterflies fit so well the quote.

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  23. This is gorgeous Anne. Hope you had a good day and found lots of new stash. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  24. Oh Anne - so sorry to have missed you - we were in the cafe area when I could see you at PA stand first thing but by the time we came out I couldn't see any sign of you! Did you leave early? Chrisx

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  25. Oh Anne - so sorry to have missed you - we were in the cafe area when I could see you at PA stand first thing but by the time we came out I couldn't see any sign of you! Did you leave early? Chrisx

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  26. Beautiful Anne, lovely background with the Distress paints and stenciling and what a wonderful (and very true!) quote. Love the Distress Oxide crackled butterflies and lovely frame, a really lovely assemblage. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  27. Just stunning, Annie! I was agog and agape when I saw this on FB and couldn't believe how real those butterflies looked! They are even more beautiful on your blog post! As always, love the way you give us a photo tutorial of your genius creative process!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  28. This is so very beautiful Anne - what gorgeous colours - I love the blues you have used and the yellow on the butterflies just pops - gorgeous. Stunning piece - will try to join in but time seems limited just now!!! Big hugs Rachel x

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  29. How fantastic to see this gorgeous panel being built Anne! Love the butterflies hovering delicately over the blue layered base xx

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  30. How is it that you always make your projects look so easy and yet perfectly thought out and executed?! This is phenomenal and every time I've seen it I have smiled! Love love your use of color and imagery. Hugs, Autumn

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  31. Gosh Anne this project screams elegance and your butterflies are stunning. A jaw dropping project, love it.
    Julie x

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  32. Oh Anne! This is absolutely stunning! Reminds me of a summer's day! thank you for sharing your steps- I must bookmark this one!
    hugs,Jackie

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  33. Beautiful panel Anne! Those stunning butterflies add terrific sense of energy and movement. The stencilling looks fab and then the cleanly popping quote seems to almost hover over the scene. Gorgeous! Nicola x

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  34. I love your blue sky background - the perfect setting for those fluttering butterflies. Fresh, and so pretty.
    Alison x

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  35. Anne, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Butterflies are one of my favourite elements on a craft project, and yours are just glorious with the pops of yellow and blue! I love that frame with the touch of shabby cheesecloth tucked behind, a lovely feminine addition! Your background is beautiful, the flourish and the soft blues, and of course that wonderful sentiment! Stunning piece! hugs :)

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  36. Anne....this is beautiful!!!! I LOVE your soft blue background. What a perfect backdrop for those absolutely gorgeous butterflies! They are amazing! The bits of embossing, that shabby frame and the wispy white cheesecloth all work perfectly together. Love it!

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  37. Wow - the colouring of the butterflies is sublime, Anne!
    And the background is a perfect match too!
    A fantastic make!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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