Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pigs are a Flying at A Vintage Journey!!!

Hello Crafty Peeps! Did you know that there is a challenge blog called A Vintage Journey that is catered to all things Tim Holtz? I am so honored that they asked me to be a Guest Designer over there today. The theme of the new challenge is "Texture", and they want to know how Tim inspires you to add texture to the project you enter in the challenge, and we all know there are a ton of different ways.  Doesn't that sound so cool? I hope you enter, and I hope to inspire you here today with this Flying Pig on a 9x11 inch birch wood panel, that has another of my numbered creatures! To see the peacock or butterfly that I've made previously, click on the links. 
I could go on and on about Tim inspires me to create texture, but on this particular project I've choosen only a few. ;0)
Glossy Accents adds depth as well as shine. I've used it on the numbers on the pig, and on the waves of wind throughout.
 
Even a Stabilo Pen can add texture to Chit Chat stickers.
More texture is noticed from the wood grain itself, as well as stamped painted images on the background of the panel.
Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste and Tim's Layering Stencils are a match made in craft land. I love the crackled texture on the sun's rays.
Tim's Sizzix Texture Fades add awesome texture to his Sizzix Dies, like on the wings of the pig.
Thanks so much to Brenda Brown and all the team for having me at A Vintage Journey! I appreciate it so very much! AND, I hope you all join in on the fun!!!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


33 comments:

  1. Anita, your flying pig is the bomb!! Love how you used the elements like the numbers for the body. Yep, definitely inspired!

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  2. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. LOVE THIS!!! So does Violet! Anita, you're da bomb, girl!!! <3

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  3. Anita, I love this flying pig! As usual you are a great source of fun inspiration.

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  4. I adore your flying pig Anita, Love the texture & how you have used the numbers...Thank you for the fabulous inspiration....Love it all... Hugs May x x

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  5. Brilliant! I love the way you create animals with numbers, so clever ! This flying pig had so much character love it ! Xx

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  6. So, so cool, Anita - crackly sun's rays, glossy numbers and those fabulous metallic wings! Cool, quirky and so much fun - and very you!! Great to have you guesting with us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  7. This piece reminded me of the gorgeous little Violet too, it is fantastic Anita! I always love when you play with numbers and this idea is a genius one. Love all the textures and colours too. A stunning make. Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. And that's how you do texture the Tim way... I LOVE IT ANITA!!!!!!!!!!!!! There should be a replica of this hanging on every craftroom across the planet urging us all on when those doubts creep in and inspiring us to keep looking at things in different ways. Love the crackle rays, the embossed metal wings and the glossy numbered piggy. You are one very clever lady. Huge round of applause! Jenny x

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  9. Wow, how fab! This is so quirky and fun, a completely different outlook, love it! Chris xxx

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  10. Very cool piece of art! I do love all the texture you achieved.

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  11. I thought of Violet as soon as I saw this! Glad Linda has seen it too.

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  12. Extraordinary! Love the wings and all that texture you have going on.

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  13. Wonderful project Anita, I love how you've created the pig with the Tim stamps. Reminds me of the peacock you did back when. Awesome!!!

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  14. What fun! The texture on the rays is amazing, well all the texture is, tee hee. Inspired to use the #2 to create his eye. Nice make.

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  15. I am so in awe of your beautiful animals made out of numbers! Adorable!

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  16. Oh, this is such a fun and cute flying pig, Anita. I love the beautiful textures you created. The colors and patterns on the background are so fabulous. Brilliant design :)

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  17. Such a cute pig & I love the background.

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  18. Saw this on AVJ Anita and had to come over for a closer look, so glad I did, What a lovely panel. Lovely textures with the crackle and the metal and very clever use of the numbers, they give Mr Pig a lovely expression. Mo x

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  19. Anita- what a fabulous flying piggy! Loving all those textures and great color palette! And those wings are awesomeness! perfectly framed- yes, he does belong in my art studio! oops did I say that out loud? teeheehee ")

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  20. WOW!!! What a super flying pig with fabulous metal wings:) I love it:) Gorgerous picture with also fantastic cracle and colourful background. Awesome :)

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  21. Who's the crazy lady running around in circles, hooting and clapping her hands??? Oh that's right..it's me, because I freaking LOVE this piece of snarky satirical humorous artwork SO SO MUCH!!
    A+ chica, A+
    me xx

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  22. Completely and utterly fabulous!
    This makes me chuckle, as I love the wings on this pig, in fact I love all there is to love about this pig and the project as a whole.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Very fun, whimsical piece, Anita. Great colors! I love the metal embossed wings! :) <3 Candy

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  24. So cool - thanks for the smile on my face.

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  25. What a totally fun piece of art! I love the way you created this piggie from die cut numbers! So creative and out of the box. I think my favorite element has to be those crackled rays of sunshine against the turquoise sky. Love every little detail, though, and the wings are amazing!

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  26. This is smashing. Love your winged piggie. Great project, Anita!

    Gaby xo

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  27. Anita as you know I am a HUGE fan of your number art but this piece has reached a new level of love for me. It wants to be on my wall :). I'm also in need of some Anita Houston original number art stamps can we make that happen?

    Amy*

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  28. Love it! Fab textures here and such a whimsical piece :) hope I'll get a chance to play along too!

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  29. This little piggy went wee wee wee wee straight to one of my fav fun crafty pieces. Love it :)

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  30. Ooooh lah lah! Love your numbered pig and his gorgeous wings!

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  31. That pig looks so jolly, I like how you used the stencils and texture paste x

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  32. Sorry I am a little behind in congratulations and welcoming you to AVJ as a terrific GDT! Love your flying pig and I needed a good smile! Hugs!

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  33. Awesome sentiment and yes pigs do fly!! Sweet make. Love the 2 that makes the eye on this amazing pig. Great Guest Designer piece for AVJ. Love it!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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