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Monday, 23 March 2015

Collect beautiful moments - Destination Inspiration #3

Good morning everyone!

Starting this month, our Destination Inspiration (DI) makes are based upon the various elements that each of the contributors have chosen and for March these are:
  1. Product:  Idea-ology metal
  2. Tim technique: Spritz and flick
  3. Colour: Peacock feathers
  4. Substrate: Tag
This is what I put together…

Here is a brief overview of how it has been made…

I started off with two tags, Peacock feathers and Picket fence DPs:

Add some Glimmer mists then some Texture paste using Layering stencils:

This is my selection of Idea-ology metal and other embellishments:

Mounted tags onto prepared album bases and coated with white Gesso:

Sprayed with Peacock feathers DSS and some more Glimmer mists:

Add gilding wax, beads, ribbon, Kraft card inner pages and bind:

For a complete set of step x step pictures you can hop over to my blog to see the details.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great week!

Chris xxx


  1. What a wonderful tag book Chris! So many lovely metal pieces - covered in Gesso and spritzed with color - a beautiful piece using this month's 4 elements!

  2. Great little book Chris. Love all your altered embellishments and fabulous use of this months chosen colour! Nikki x

  3. A great make Chris using all the recipe elements. Love it xxx

  4. a great project x what a great way to use those products x

  5. Gorgeous Chris!! I love all the wonderful flowers and trinkets you used and you did a wonderful job combining all of the elements set out by the contributors. LOVE that colour!! hugs :)

  6. Wow!!! This is stunning! Love all the elements you used and the color is great!

  7. So many little elements went to make this beauty! Love the color too. Hugs.

  8. Gorgeous photo book for your friend, Chris!! XOXO-Shari

  9. This is so, so beautiful Chris! Peacock Feathers is such a glorious colour and you really have shown it off to it's best advantage in your beautiful book. Anne xx

  10. Love, love, LOVE this Chris! Think it's one of my all time favourites from you and I adore the idea of adding the glimmer mists to it. Brilliant! Jenny x

  11. How gorgeous, Chris! LIke Jenny, I'm putting this up with my favourites of your makes - fabulous layers of colour and texture and fabulous embellishing... an absolutely delicious outcome with the ingredients.
    Alison xx

  12. A really gorgeous little book and scrumptious colours. The added glimmer mist is a great idea and I love your choice of embellishments and how you treated them! Wonderful project!

  13. Chris your small book is fabulous. Love the colors, the trinkets and your step by step pics. Such a little cutie journal... Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  14. Hi Chris, your little book is fantastic, luv every aspect of it !!!! ♥
    Thanks for inspiring me.

  15. Wonderful techniques Chris, I am loving how all of the projects are so unique yet use the same elements! Thanks as always to the AVJ DT for sharing their expertise and inspiring us to play!

  16. I love this technique & the mini book is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. this is so beautiful, and one of my favourite colours at the moment too! Love it!

  18. Such a beautiful project Chris and a great idea mounting your tag onto a little album.
    Julie x

  19. Chris this fabulous...thank for sharing!

  20. Stunning work Chris. This looks beautiful - have looked at all 4 for the month now - amazing how you have all achieved such diverse and beautiful results. Nicola x


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