Sunday, 2 May 2021

Journal Vibes

I have been working alot in my journal recently and loving it! I am sharing this page today over at PaperArtsy if you would like to see the details! 

Here are a couple of other pages I have done recently at some online workshops with Tracy Scott.

Will try to share more soon! In the meantime check out @a2acraft on Instagram!



Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Alcohol Ink play time - with PaperArtsy


Hi everyone. My latest PaperArtsy post features alcohol inks and Fresco paint on a gel plate. Got to thank Kate Crane for this one, a Facebook live she did recently at Stampers Grove. All the details and link to the Facebook live over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

A little science in my journal

Science Journal page with PaperArtsy stamps

It's time for another post over at PaperArtsy for the current blog theme of Creative Laboratory. For all the detail (probably too much!) head over to PaperArtsy!


Science Journal page with PaperArtsy stamps

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Blizzard fold mini book, with new PaperArtsy paints!
Hi all - today I am over at PaperArtsy with this little mini book featuring fab new PaperArtsy paints and stamps! Woo hoo... there is a video too...

Nikki x

Thursday, 14 January 2021

A crazy mash up


Hi everyone and belated New Year greetings. Here's to a positive year for everyone.
I am over at Paper Artsy tonight - the current blog theme is Mash Up - using stamps from 4 stamps sets. I'd forgotten how challenging this can be. All the details over at PaperArtsy.
Nikki x

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Icy Abstracts at PaperArtsy featuring Seth Apter stamps


I am over a PaperArtsy this evening - sharing these Icy Abstractions! It's meant to be a Christmas theme but got very carried away with joy of the paint!
Nikki xx

Friday, 4 December 2020

Getting Merry and saying goodbye!


Hi everyone - it has been some time - I have turned into a reluctant blogger! Today sees our final challenge at A Vintage Journey.  I know, very sad - but the craft world seems to be moving away from blogging into the instant social media world! For me, I hope this changes - I find most (not all!) of social media quite toxic and find I am using it less and less. I feel it creates more harm than good - but that's just me! 

For our final challenge we have created on the theme of Merry Little Christmas - ATC's to celebrate this wonderful time of year. I created some inky backgrounds with Distress inks / oxides and added some background stamping. The stamps are a combination of Sara Naumann (PaperArtsy) and Tim Holtz.

I have combined stamping on some painty backgrounds with stamping and fussy cutting on book paper.

Can't beat a few splatters to finish off! The designs originate from a recent Tracy Evans workshop I did. Tracy was one of the original AVJ DT! 

Our final make is another ATC to say goodbye!
This time a gelli print background with a fussy cut bird from Tracy Evans (AALL and CREATE).

The words say it all - I cherish my 6.5 years with AVJ -  a wonderful experience and some fabulous friendships made! But we must focus on today - even in Covid times - and adapt as we can to what is 'in the now'.

Love and hugs to everyone at AVJ, past and present, and the wonderful followers of our blog.