Saturday, September 12, 2015

My Vintage Journey ~ Home...

I was very happy to be invited as a guest designer in September at the challenge blog ~ A Vintage Journey! Below is my show & tell creation for this months theme ~ Home sweet home ~ which to me mean family & my love of arts & treasured memories :)

Beklager denne bloggposten ble litt for lang for meg å oversette for mine norske lesere ~ men spør gjerne om det er noe du lurer på ♥

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Hello and thank you for inviting me to share a part of my Vintage Journey with you all! ♥ I am a 39 year old crafter living in Norway, north of the artic circle.  My name is Hilde but I'm mostly known online as Tindaloo.
 Home for me is the arcipelago of islands that is Vesterålen. And also close to my heart, our neighbouring archipelago, the Lofoten islands. It is a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains, woods, lakes and the wide open sea ~ a breathtaking work of art that I look out at every day! 

Besides loving spicy food (the origin of my nickname) I am a bit of a nerdy fangirl of basically anything in the Whedonverse & Supernatural.. I love playing videogames (big fan of LBP), reading, and I got the closet full of Doctor Who t-shirts ♥ Mention sci-fi or fantasy and I could go on and on .. but I won't, promise!... 

I love to take photographs and to travel ~  If you ever find yourself in Norway & wanting to vacation in Lofoten, my brother has a camping ground there named Hammerstad Camping ~ it is a lovely spot on the islands, and as their website designer I have taken a lot of photos if you when want to take a look! (My pics got my nick on them)
 I lived in Lofoten for a year of school when I was 18-19, ah ~ good times ;) And my dad was born and raised in Lofoten, so I feel very connected to the place, and for my project I'm going back in time ~ with a photo of him in his youth.
A very nostalgic view of my dad looking over to 
where he grew up, Sennesvika in Lofoten.

I only wish I was able to travel more, and take hikes in the woods and mountains, like my dad was so fond of. But there is not much my health allows for. I got chronic back pains, fibromyalgia, PCOS and Migraines to name a few of my ails, so sometimes I feel more like I'm 90! ;) However, when my energy is low, or my hands won't work ~ my love of Arts & Crafts helps, and just beeing a part of and beeing inspired by the wonderful online crafting community ♥ I am a proud member of the DT at Creative Fingers, some of you might've seen my creations there or on my blog.

Tim and Dyan is on the top of my youtube watch list, they and other amazing artists have been a huge source of inspiration, and I can safely say, I am a distress addict *LOL* Tims Distress Inks and tools has been a constant companion for many years, and none of my creations feels complete without them ♥ If I had a choice, every project I do would be in brown hues and look vintage with a touch of steampunk. But more often than not I have to do pinks and pastels.. So I am happy to get to do something themed HOME for this project, and it is all about Vintage & Mixed Media & I wanted to make something artsy for my Dad, who sadly got altzheimers and passed away some years ago ♥

First I started out with making a little sketch with my idea of how I wanted it to look. Then I took a pencil and a ruler and cut out a whimsical house and a frame with my scalpel and self-healing cutting mat. 
 I gathered some stuff from my stash and a designer paper I thought would look good. (Not everything ended up on the finished project, but I got an idea of what I wanted). A good tip is to take a photo of your layout when you are satisfied, so that you can remember it all, especially if you - like me - have a bad short time memory!
 This is a re-purposed a wooden-block-painting that I got very cheap, I'm always on the lookout for a bargain ;) I used one of the heart diecuts to outline a heart on my house. And with that one cut and all the diecuts done through my BigShot machine, I began the fun part: Inking! LOVE getting messy! *LOL*

I stenciled some modelling paste through a script stencil, and sprayed through a steampunk gears stencil. I used another diecut as a mask for my negative inky splatter heart, and you can see the inks I used in my list of 'ingredients' below :)
 Then I did some crackling on my house roof, some Distress Embossing on some diecuts, and a very cool technique on some called 'Drunken Scotch' which I learned on youtube some years back, and I have found the link so you can learn it too!
Drunken Scotch Technique Tutorial by smscrapper 
A Tutorial by Tim on DI embossing powders. 

Distress embossing powder & Drunken Scotch Technique

After the wooden block was painted black (my fingers did the structure u see) gesso'ed, and rub n buffed with some bronze metallic (which I used on many items to make them look more steampunked!) ~ I then stamped & embossed my frame. The TH emb. powders feels like sandpaper, and after you heat emboss it, you should wait for it to cool down properly, I was too impatient and had to re-do a whole section as the powder just is swept off if not cool enough, should've see the Tim tutorial again ;) I sanded/distressed & inked up around the edges of everything, and finally assembled my mixed media artwork with extra strong adhesives.

My little house has gotten some bricks from another stencil ~ which is very fitting as my dad had his own firm as a master bricklayer :)
 Now, for the reveal of my finished project ~ I'm sure my dad would have loved it ♥ ..It's every bit as crowded with stuff as his tool shed was! *LOL*
Again, thanks so much for having me as a guest, it was fun to challenge myself to try & do something special, other than my usual cards :) 

I'm entering my mixed media creation in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Kort 'O' Mania #136. ~ fall colors + metal [Sept. 15th.] 
That Craft Place ~ Mixed Media Anything Goes [Sept. 12th.]
Card and scrap #102. ~ Flowers [Sept. 13th.]  
Try it on Tuesdays ~ Try Something New: Drunken Scotch [Sept. 14th.]  
Crafts 4 eternity #243. ~ vintage theme [Sept. 17th.]
Stamps and Stencils ch. ~ Up and away w. autumn (2nd. entry) [Sept. 30th.]
The Artistic Stamper Sept. ~ Things with Wings [Sept. 30th.]
The Mirror Crack'd #13. ~ TicTacToe: Steampunk/Layers/Free ~Textures [Sept. 30th.]
Let's Craft & Create #105. ~ Use Dies or Punches [Oct. 5th.]

EDIT: I made TOP 3 at both Crafts 4 Eternity and at Stamps & Stencils! Thank you!
All my award badges are on my About me page :)

~ My Supply list ~
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz 'Lost n Found'. Panduro Hobby 'Vintage resor'. Viva Decor My Paper World 'Old Fashioned Design #98'. 
Digital images/elements from misc designers: Crafty Button Designs CBD, Finecrafted Designs, Studio Manu - Manuela, Studio ViVa Artistry.
Papers: Re-used kraft paper to make chipboards. Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperstash 'Crowded Attic'. Misc scrap paper. Semi-glossy photo paper.
Embellishments/Tools: Sizzix Bigz Die 'Tim Holtz® Alterations  - Weathered Clock' & 'Bigz Basic Shapes 658300'. Panduro brown paper flowers. Unknown chipboards mostly, some from Hjerteboden. Chipboard alpha from Li'l Davis Designs. Adornit Carolees Creation 'tiny etched natural alphas'. Panduro Sequins 'Tilda antique gold', 'suede ribbon'. Nille Memories flower metal frame. Stencil script from Panduro, the brick one is unknown. Misc found metal embellies.
Techniques: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ For the Drunken Scotch technique I used Scotch glue + Rangers Adirondack Alcohol inks 'Espresso', 'Red Pepper', 'Currant', 'Meadow' and Blending solution. Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool ~ felt and Foams. Craftsheet, Heatgun & gesso are essential for mixed media. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and Spray Stains to distress image and papers: Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge & Embossing ink. The paints used are Distress Crackle Walnut Stain and Pebeõ Acrylic black paint. I also used Dyan Reveleys ink spray 'Melted Chocolate' and Tims 'Antique Bronze'. Distress Embossing powders used are Vintage Photo & Antique Linen. Ranger Archival Jet Black ink for the stamping. Miracle tape, Glossy accents and 3D foam tape. Panduro Gesso & Acrylic Modeling Paste. Craf-T Products metallic rubons/rub n buff.


  1. This is a fabulous piece of mixed media Tindaloo, so many details in it and I loved hearing all about it and where you live in your post today.

  2. A wonderful layout! ♥
    Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday this time!

  3. Fantastic project ! Love the design and the house is fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  4. Great to have you with us this month and what a fabulous creation!
    Alison x

  5. Oh wow brilliant really love this thanks for playing at that craft place hugs cheryl xx

  6. What a lovely and decorative piece of art you created. It is such a great way to remember your dad. I adore your house with the bricks which turned out very original looking. And the heart cut-out as a window... Great idea. Thank you for re-minding us on the technique with glue and alcohol inks. Looks awesome. It creates such a rough texture. So nice you also added the link.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely art.
    Monica ...... Spain

  7. What a clever lady you are - this is stunning- love the hearts and butterflies - some techniques i have never tried- thanks for playing along at Let's Craft and Create.

  8. thats gorgeous ,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay

  9. Stilig:)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen hos Card and scrap,
    klem Bente:)

  10. A beautiful project thank you for sharing some of your life story, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

  11. Wonderful work, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  12. This is wonderful, so many fabulous details - thank you for sharing your process.

  13. Love the Drunken Scotch Technique! Thanks for sharing it with us at TioTs challenge.

  14. I love this. I am making it rite now for a friend. Thank you for clear easy directions. I just signed up to follow you. Thank you. It's wonderful!

  15. Stunning project ! so vintage ! glad you shared it with us at The Artistic Stamper monthly challenge.

  16. What a gorgeous vintage design. I love the correlation between your artistic vision and how your Dad would have loved it because it was crowded like his shed! He sounds very much like my Dad.

    Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous creation with us

    The Mirror Crack'd

  17. Fabulous project! Thanks for joining is with the vintage challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity! Hugs x

  18. That's just gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

  19. Beautiful grungy piece with wonderful layers. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x


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