Friday, December 18, 2015

Vintage Christmas

Welcome everyone!
It' s an honour again to be invited here at A Vintage Journey
 and I'm very happy about this !

This month challenge theme is Vintage Christmas
this was really perfect for me , because I love the romantic old christmas and winter impressions.
I decided to make a ATB with nostalgic images, crackle and snow effects.

 Joy to you this christmas!

 motifs from Anton Pieck

I used the beautiful crackle distress paint colors in brown and white
I must say I love  this one-step crackle paint, 
it will truly change the way you distress your projects.
really magic effects!

also the wonderful distress colors,  
they are not pushy and too colorful, but they give your project
an amazing altered vintage look


a big tradition in our family  is it to visit a christmas market in advent season 
in this year we planned a trip to Austria
I made this ATB in anticipation to this particular travel 

I hope you like my little inspiration for this beautiful month theme!
 Thank you very much
Happy crafting!!



  1. Kerstin, it is such an honor to be featured in the same Pinworthy post with you at A Vintage Journey. Your vintage decor is beautiful, and love the way those paints worked so well for you. I love how those little scenes appear to be emerging from the crackle and that sweet tiny book on top! Gorgeous work! Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Your ATB is just fabulous! All the loose layers of paper just thrill me! Love this so much, especially the vintage color palette! Congrats on your feature! Hugs, Autumn

  3. What a gorgeous block Kerstin! love the open book on the top - the lovely torn images on the sides and all that wonderful crackle! Congrats on being a Guest Creative Guide over at AVJ! Julia xx

  4. A fabulous shabby vintage Christmas ATB! Kerstin full of texture, detail, altered elements and gorgeous colour tones . I love how you have created this piece in anticipation of your visit to Austria and the christmas markets there . Hope you had a lovely time . Merry Christmas to you xx

  5. A stunning project, fabulous design details and images. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and stencils this time.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous creation! Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Artitsic Stamper this month.

  7. Wow Kerstin, just as gorgeous as all your work is!! Thanks for the inspiration this year, I just popped in to send you wishes for a very Merry Christmas! hugs :)

  8. Sooooo schön! Ich habe meiner Begeisterung ja schon Ausdruck verliehen....aber ich kann es gar nicht oft genug sagen: für mich eines der allerschönsten Weihnachtsprojekte dieser Saison bzw. überhaupt!

    Wie schön, dass du es auch auf Emerald Creek Dares eingestellt hast!!! Danke vielmals fürs Mitmachen. Die Latte für die anderen liegt hiermit richtig, richtig hoch aus meiner Sicht! ;)

    Herzliche Grüße,
    Claudia x

    1. Gemessen wird hier nicht, liebe Claudia, es geht um den Spaß an der Freude und den, wünsche ich allen hier :-)!!!

  9. Completely fabulous! This vintage effect with the crackles, and the brown colours... And a beautiful decoration of the ATB!

  10. Beautiful vintage Decor! The details are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
    -Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

  11. Totally stunning Kerstin with that gorgeous crackle and the colours in layer upon layer. Love this so much. Thanks so much for joining my final challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx

  12. Beautiful! The crackle texture is gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

  13. This project was such a pleasure to behold, so happy you won top 3 at Stamps & Stencils! This was well deserved, as this is such an amazing creation. Hugs, Autumn


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