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Monday 16 March 2015

Destination Inspiration - March Recipe Number 2

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Hi everyone, Nikki here from Addicted to Art. Welcome to the second of the new format Destination Inspiration posts where the creative guides each use the same substrate, colour, technique and product to create a project. Alison introduced this month's formula last Monday ( if you missed her post you can see it here) – but to recap we are using:

    Colour – Peacock Feathers 
    Substrate – a Tag 
    Technique – Spritz and Flick 
    Product – Idea-logy Metal

    I decided to create a layered tag and began by taking my tag and some spare card stock for the other layer and the butterflies. I sprayed each with some Pumice Stone and Iced Spruce distress sprays and then proceeded to colour all the card with peacock feathers distress ink. For the tag (top layer) I then took my water and spritzed and flicked over the card – allowing the water to do it’s magic!
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For the base piece of card I took that great background stamp from Tim’s Papillon stamp set and stamped with versamark and clear embossed (important to make sure the base colour is completely dry first). Having done this I covered the whole tag with Gathered Twigs DI and wiped away the colour from the embossed areas before spritzing and flicking again.
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I then began tearing the top layer to the desired size. I embossed each piece with an embossing folder and then added gathered twigs over the surface and around the edges to highlight the raised areas.
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I took an ornate plate from Tim’s idea-ology range and added distress paints to alter it. I confess at this point I needed Peacock Feathers DP but don’t have it, so I cheated a little and used Evergreen Bough for one layer and once dry added some Gathered Twigs.
Finally on the spare peacock feathers coloured card stock I stamped the butterflies from the Papillon stamp set in archival ink and fussy cut them out before adding a little more Peacock Feathers to the surface and Gathered Twigs around the edge. I coloured some seam binding and with the same colours.
To finish off my tag I added a little treasure gold around the edges of the tag and the butterflies.
Do pop back next Monday to see the third creation in this month's Destination Inspiration series!

Thanks for visiting today.
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  1. What a gorgeous tag Nikki! I LOVE the colors with the text and embossing you used - the wonderful metal frame and beautiful gold tipped layered butterflies! Super inspiration using this months supply list!

  2. Fabulous tag Nikki - you have risen to the challenge in a most beautiful way. Love everything about it.

  3. Fabulous double layered tag, Nikki. Fantastic use of spritz and flick technique, TFS

  4. Such a lovely Tag Nikki. The technique shows thru so well and loved the use of the ornate label.

  5. An Amazing tag Nikki. I love the colour combo and the butterfly looks so stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Love it! Those colours are beautiful x

  7. AMAZING tag. Lovely colors. Extremely impressive !! Wow... LOVE YOUR ART !!
    Thanks Nikki. Hugs from Monica... Spain

  8. Great looking tag, the torn edges and double layers look fantastic!

  9. Another stunner from you, Nikki! Fabulous colors, amazing layers! Brilliant!
    Branka xxx

  10. Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs are a marriage made in heaven in my book and you have shown this perfectly in your beautiful design Nikki - the butterflies look fabulous.. Anne xx

  11. What a beautiful tag, love it.

  12. Oh WOW Nikki! I LOVE this layered look and the combo of Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs. Jenny x

  13. A lovely second outing with the recipe ingredients, Nikki - I love that clear embossed text and all the fabulous layers, and the earthy look of the Gathered Twigs with the Peacock Feathers is great.
    Alison xx

  14. Gorgeous, Nikki! Love the addition of the Gathered Twigs that you rubbed over your clear embossing to give this tag even more depth! Just lovely!! Way to 'cook' with the recipe DI recipe of the month!! :) XOXO-Shari

  15. a great take on the recipe, love the colour combo xx

  16. The colour combo is so rich and opulent. Stunning designed tag Nikki, love it.
    Julie x

  17. Gorgeous Niki, love the aquas! Such a great tag. hugs :)

  18. Gorgeous tag Nikki - what fabulous colours you have put with the Peacock Feathers. Fabulous colours, texture and embossing. Love it! Jennie

  19. Beautiful tag Nikki and amazing how the same elements can be combined in so many different ways! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  20. Stunning tag, Nikki! Love the torn edges and the way you combined the ingredients! Fabulous!

  21. Oh boy! This piece is stunning and so well OT together. What a lovely combination! Awesome job once again Nikki. Hugz! ~Niki