Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Vintage Journey- All About Him

A Vintage Journey
All about Him Challenge 

My inspiration for the challenge came from one of my favourite artists René Magritte and the weather!

The Artemio frame was textured with DecoArt Modelling paste
Once dry painted with Williamsburg Blue and darkened towards the bottom with Burnt Umber and Carbon Black and highlighted with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso, Black Shimmer and Champagne Ice

The background was a wash of  Williamsburg Blue, then stamped with Tim Holtz Umbrella man from Mini Muse in Distress Ink Stormy Sky and Black Soot

I used the Tim Holtz frameworks Honeycomb die, which was my inspiration for the frame for the Winged Things Gentleman image, these were all lightly textured with modelling paste Painted with Carbon black then highlighted with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Espresso and Black shimmer

The London Skyline was cut on my new Cricut Explore, a file I created and then cut
To say I'm blown away by this machine is an understatement, I scanned the large umbrella man from Creative Muse and created a cutting file, as you can see the detail is amazing, the umbrella handle is 1mm!
The skyline was painted black and then dry brushed with Dazzling Metallic Rich Espresso acrylic

The quote was stamped onto a piece of honeycomb embossed card and coloured as the image with Distress Inks, Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Stormy Sky as watercolour and then distressed with Walnut and Black Soot

The metal embellishments where all coloured with alcohol inks for a more distressed finish

Thank you for looking, and it might be sunny tomorrow!

Jools : )


  1. Super cool Jools, absolutely adore how you put this together, and thanks so much for joining us again at A Vintage Journey!

  2. This really did make me smile Jools, how very appropriate for the weather we are having at the moment! I love all of the elements you added, the skyline is fantastic and the dancing in the rain quote is so very apt! Thank you for joining in our 'All About Him' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  3. Beautiful, Jools! Gorgeous lights and darks, and I love that the sentiment is on honeycomb to echo the die-cuts. Can certainly see possibilities with the Cricut Explorer - the cutting on Umbrella Man is amazing - looking forward to seeing what else you get up to with it. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  4. Fantastic piece Jools certainly captures the feel of a stormy wet day. Like Alison interested to see what else you produce with the cricut
    Amanda x

  5. Oh my this is very cool! Love the umbrella man and what you did with the framelets. Great piece!! Karen.x

  6. Love this on all levels, Jools! Great gold color variations, super use of honeycomb die, all very manly! Well composed! Mwah!

  7.'s raining MEN! :) haha I love your design and all of the uses for Tim's umbrella man here. What a great masculine card! I also love your use of the frameworks die cut. Love the sentiment. Love the whole piece! Thank so much for sharing your art with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy