Vintage Collection

Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Going round in Circles.

Today my page features a collection of vintage circles; I hope you like it and are inspired to join our challenge too, it would be lovely to see you there!

For the background, I dragged Speckled Egg and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink pads vertically down the page and then applied some Liquitex matte gel medium over the top; I did this a number of times to build up the colour letting the gel medium dry before applying more ink.

Next I die cut lots of different sized circles from two design papers from a DIY Shop American Crafts paper pad and edged them using Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Then I added layers of washi tapes and lots of Tim Holtz ephemera, salvage stickers and remnant rubs to the circles and I splattered them and the page using Ground Espresso and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

Before sticking the circles in place using a glue stick, I added shadows underneath them using a Cold Grey Faber-Castell marker smudging the ink with my finger. To finish, I outlined each of the circles with a black fine line marker so they stood out more.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful circle creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday, I thought I would continue the circle theme with my Hot Beef Barm (slices of beef in a barm cake which is a popular flattish bread roll from North West of England where I live) served with onion gravy and chips which went very nicely with a pint of Unicorn beer – Happy T Day everyone!

I hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

For the sake of brevity I’m no longer listing the individual items that I used to create my page, however I’m more than happy to let you know which particular product was used if you contact me via comments below or using the following contact me link.


As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

Art Journal Journey and lovely Wendy K from who is hosting this month with her Vintage challenge with my vintage circles page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #151 – Anything Goes with my nature art journal page.

Die-na-mite over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with all the circular die cuts and Tim Holtz Ephemera die cuts that I used to create this vintage page.

LTSCB #149 – Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my vintage page.

31 thoughts on “Vintage Collection

  1. Ooh Jo that beef barm looks delicious. I love the rolls they use for these. Never had one served with gravy though and that takes me back to a dish I used to have in America with my friend. Can’t remember what it was called but it was delish!
    Anyway, back to your fabulous journal page. I love how you spend time on your backgrounds, no wonder they are always lovely. You certainly spent some time in composing this page, cutting all those different circles and decorating them. It takes skill to do something like this, so many circles could have looked like a mis mash but here you have achieved a beautifully well thought out display. I think it is a. lovely page for the challenges you have entered into.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  2. Oh I love this idea Jo. Those vintage circles are very clever and would even be great as additions to other pages. Your page came out great, And your meal looks yummy. I love the name Unicorn beer. (smile). I wonder do you pour the gravy over the whole sandwich or piece by piece as you eat it. It would be yummy either way. I hope you have a great T day and a wonderful week ahead. And thanks also for linking up to AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Lovely collection of “circles” — your collage is very neat.
    Your sandwich looks neat too! The closest equivalent here would be called a French Dip, which is thin-sliced roast beef on a bun with what they sometimes call “a delicious cup of au jus” — ignoring the literal meaning of “au jus.”

    best… mae at

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  4. What an amazing way to create a beautiful journal page, Jo. I loved reading about the background you created and the way you delineated the circles. Each was so impressive. It was also sweet of you to share this with us at Art Journal Journey using Wendy’s theme, too.

    That lunch reminds me of French Dip roast beef. It uses a thickened onion soup as the dip. Of course, I’m sure it tasted great with your Unicorn beer. Thanks for sharing your incredible journal page and your meal and beer with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  5. You used a fantastic collection pf vintage circle pieces for this page Jo it looks amazing. Perfect inspiration for the new TioT’s theme and for Wendy’s at AJJ.
    Have a good rest of the week.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. I love the vintage feel to this and all those circles really look playful and the whole page is a delight to the eye.
    And the barm cake makes my stomach grumble. It all looks very delicious. Of course we can’t buy barm cakes here, but it is on my list of things to learn to make myself.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  7. Jo this is fabulous, love how you brought all those little bits of ephemera together each hugged within the die cut circles. A real vintage vibe of loveliness.. the beef barm cake looks scrummy too, especially with that side of onion gravy. Is it wrong to be salivating over this @ 7.30am :))
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

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