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Monday 30 March 2015

Destination Inspiration : March Recipe #4

Hello Everyone - Jennie (Live the Dream) here with you today and welcome to the last of this month's (new look) Destination Inspiration. As you know four Creative Guides will each month nominate a substrate, a main colour, a technique and a product to be included in each of our projects.

The March Ingredients are:

Substrate - Tag
Main Colour - Peacock Feathers
Technique - Spritz and Flick
Product - Idea-ology Metal

So this is what I cooked up with these fabulous ingredients.

Apart from the addition of a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink you could call this 50 shades of Peacock Feathers! It is amazing the different colours you can achieve by blending softly, adding more pressure, or even changing the material.

This was my background: Lightly blended Peacock Feathers and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks which were then spritzed and flicked with water.  I then overstamped with Tim's wonderful text stamp using the Peacock Feathers again. I say overstamped I actually lay the tag onto the stamp and press lightly to get this random look as it is such a large stamp.

I then added some Ranger Texture Paste which as it was drying picked up a little of colour underneath.

Flowers were made in my usual way (tutorial here!) using the Tattered Floral Die and the Peacock Feathers again with just a little Frayed Burlap around the edge. I love the way the ribbon and the die cut take the ink quite differently and so again more shades of PF!

I even managed to paint the jumper in the Photo Booth picture!  Finally I added some black embellishments and Rub Ons to set off all these "shades".

We really hope you have enjoyed this new look Destination Inspiration and now we hand the baton over to another four Creative Guides for a completely different recipe. 

But for the record here are our four pieces for this month so you can see how we have each in our different styles interpreted the same ingredients. I think you will agree four very different pieces which just goes to show how versatile these wonderful products are.

Week 1 : Alison

Week 2 : Nikki

Week 3 : Chris

Week 4 : Jennie

Thank you for joining us today!



  1. I just love the soft color you achieved on your wonderful tag Jennie! and it looks awesome with the frayed burlap! Your flower looks so lovely with the ribbon and piece of die cut - a very creative and beautiful arrangement!

  2. There is so much of feminine delicate feel to your tag with the soft colors you have achieved with PF. Wow! Love your 50 shades and there seems to me more when I see all the 4 works on the platform! Hugs.

  3. This is a stunning tag Jennie x wonderful background and stamping. The colour combination looks so soft with a wonderfully feminine feel.

    It's great to view the 4 tags together. So inspiring

    TFS and hugs Annie x

  4. Such a serene tag Jennie, those shades are beautiful. It's really good to see the 4 different tags together. I am really enjoying this series of inspirational pieces. Thanks so much x

  5. Loving your 50 shades Jennie, gorgeous tones and wonderful stencilling. Your flowers, as ever, are stunning! Great to see the four pieces together too. Anne x

  6. Love your 50 shades of PF Jennie, so soft and beautiful the way you have used it. I adore the subtle stamping in the background (and you have now left me really curious which Tim stamp this is exactly, as I don't recognize it...) The stencilling looks wonderful and of course your flowers are always stunning! A wonderful finale of the first new style DI!

  7. I adore the elegance and soft tones you have achieved Jennie. How wonderful seeing the 4 creations together! Nikki xx

  8. I love your tag, Jennie, and the pretty shades of Peacock Feathers. I really enjoyed each interpretation this month.

  9. What a gorgeous tag Jennie!!! Love it! The colors, design, everything!

  10. Such a pretty tag, Jennie! I'm loving the softer side of Peacock Feathers DI and I jumped over to check out your flower tutorial, too! YAY! I just love making flowers :) A wonderful way to end these 4 weeks of DI, for sure :) :) XOXO-Shari

  11. A beautiful feminine tag Jennie which oozes elegance. Great to see all the tags together on the final week.
    Hugs, Julie x

  12. Gorgeously dreamy and soft. Nicola x

  13. LOVE your version Jennie - all 50 shades of Peacock Feathers!!! lol :) What an incredibly diverse take everyone's had with the chosen ingredients. Jenny x

  14. Congrats to the four artisst who shared their work this month. Each project is a work of art in itself and to see such diversity while using the same four ingredients is simply incredible!

  15. Absolutely stunning, Jennie - a wonderful creation with the ingredients with all your trademark delicate femininity added into the mix. Just gorgeous!
    Alison xx

  16. Beautiful tag Jennie, love the combination of the frayed burlap with the peacock feathers! Thanks to all the CG's for their March makes, amazing how the same products can produce such different and stunning results in your talented hands. Can't wait to see what you are going to 'cook up' for April :O)

  17. Congrats to Julia for a wonderful challenge and many happy returns to A Vintage Journey for a great birthday celebration last month. The team, as always, has provided some excellent inspiration.

  18. Jennie, love how you combined the ingredients! The texture and colors have turned into one dreamy and beautiful tag. Love this!