Friday 5 July 2019

'Precious Metal'- A Vintage Journey Challenge, July 2019

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Today we launch our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey and I will be the host this time with the challenge theme

Precious Metal
'For this challenge we would like to see some kind of 'precious metal' feature in your project. Think gold, silver, brass, copper aluminium, steel..... It could be in the form of embellishments, cardstock, gilding wax, foil, gold leaf, or rub- ons. Just remember to ensure you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.' 

I have created a 'Precious Metal' Mixed Media canvas for this challenge entitled
'Simplify Life'
-kind of a visual creative 'note to self!'

As I will be sharing details of how I created my canvas on the Friday 19th July over at AVJ, I have just a brief account and a few photos to share with you today.
I featured a few different forms of 'precious metal' in my canvas:

Gold and silver metallic paint 

to create layers of fabulous texture and detail. 

Some metal ideology pieces: a philosophy tag and a piece of Vignette hardware,

a game spinner, metal ruler, typed token and a couple of long fasteners which embellish, enhance and provide the canvas's title.

There are also some touches of silver gilding wax

to accent some of the elements

and a 'weather rusted' metal piece of hardware that stars as the focal feature!
I think it may be a sink plug fitting of sorts? I found it on the street when I was clocking up some steps earlier this year, what I call my 'street swag/ boardwalk booty' and I think its just the perfect fit for my precious metal 'Simplify Life' canvas.

I hope I have offered some creative inspiration for our challenge. If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey where there is a fabulous collection of inspiring 'Precious Metal' projects created by some of our Creative Guides and be sure to pop by AVJ on the 19th for my Tutorial post. 
We hope you will join us in this challenge as we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity. 
As always there will be 3 Pinworthy winners chosen at the end of the challenge with each winner being awarded a Pinworthy winners badge to display on their blog and their project will be pinned to our Pinworthy Winners Pinterest board.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. 
Your visits, follows and comments are sincerely appreciated- very much so!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Hope its a creative one
Take care 
'keep on the happy side'


  1. Gorgeous sample make for AVJ Amanda! I will waiting with bells on for your tute as that background is just stunning and your boardwalk booty so perfectly placed. xoxo

  2. Wow, I'm loving your precious metal canvas! The textures that you created are amazing and I love the TH metal embellishments that you added 😀. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that has "street swag" as part of their crafting goodies and it makes the perfect centre piece - stunning! I can't wait to see how it all came together on your tutorial. Creative wishes and Happy July! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Amazing, Amanda! Your weathered rusty plughole is the perfect centrepiece for another stunning piece of mixed media artwork. Can't wait to hear more about it later in the month. By all means simplify you life, but don't change the incredible detail of your mixed media creations!
    Alison x

  4. Amanda, this is a stunning piece! I am looking forward to seeing all the details - especially your transformation of that sink plug! As always, your texture and design are superb... Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see details on how you got that incredibly beautiful texture!! And brilliant use of that plug surround! xx Lynn

  6. Amazing textures Amanda and love how you used your 'street swag', what a fabulous find! Can't wait to read your tutorial, amazing work as always! Deb xo

  7. Wow, wow, WOOOWWIE wow! Wow! Amanda, can you tell I'm very excited about your panel?! I love the metallics and textures and that bit of 'street swag/ boardwalk booty'! What a great find and your name for it kills me! Really looking forward to this tutorial, but in the meantime, I'm just soaking up all your wonderful details! So sorry I just couldn't get it together to play along with your challenge...sending hugs!

  8. What a great challenge theme! LOVE the layers on this canvas and all the painty goodness! The metal embellies are perfection!

  9. WOW! This is gorgeous Amanda! I’m looking forward to see your tutorial.
    Ann x

  10. This is superb Amanda! such fabulous texture, and I love the arrangement of your items. I had to smile at how you came accross your found piece. I'm always picking up rusty bits in the street. Goodness knows what people think, specially as I'm always in my scruffs!But what a find! perfect as your centre piece! Toni x

  11. I so enjoyed reading about the process and learnt lots, thank you x.

  12. Amanda your project is absolutely incredible!Love so much the textures you created with gold and white and black!!! Thanks for this challenge, Love the metal! Barbara

  13. What a gorgeous layering to create this wonderful metallic look Amanda! Great mix of colors and metal pieces! Julia xx


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for leaving comments . Both are very much appreciated .