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Monday, 27 April 2015

Destination Inspiration - April Recipe #4 - Make Today Count

Hello A Vintage Journey friends!  Julia here today. It's my assignment this month to create for the 4th week of the Destination Inspiration posts.   Four of the Creative Guides are posting on Mondays every month, using four ingredients chosen by the four participating Creative Guides.
The recipe we created for April is:
Product - Distress Paint
Substrate - Canvas
Technique - Grungepaper flowers (Vol 1 of Tim's CC Book, page 65)
Color - Picket Fence

I made a hanging cone using a Sizzix Cone Die to give to my sister for her 65th birthday (with a gift card inside!)
Now - before you say "hey - where's the canvas???!!  (Yes - I heard you say that....)  I layered canvas panels over my die cut cone shape. Below - you see the shape cut out of Mat Board - and below that - the same shape cut out of sticky back canvas.  I cut the canvas part into four pieces along the score lines so I could decorate them separately and adhere them individually to each panel of the mat board cone.
First - I used Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing paste with Tim's Scribbles die on each of the canvas triangles.
Look how cool it came out and the paste gives it such a nice texture!  Even though the panels were each stenciled separately - the pattern looks like it matches up in lots of places!!??  I sponged the edges a bit with Distress Tea Die and adhered each panel to the mat board cone. The canvas has a sticky back so it was so easy to layer it on. Then I splattered over it with Picket Fence Distress Paint, tapping a brush full of paint on my finger.
I made grunge paper flowers according to Tim's instructions on page 65 of his Compendium of Curiosities Vol 1.  I first adhered more of the Sticky Back Canvas to a piece of Grunge paper and die cut it with Tattered Florals.
I sponged the flowers with Distress Antique Linen - then pounced on it with Picket Pence Distress Paint.  The sponge top gives it a fun circular design - which sometimes you don't want - but I liked it on my flowers.
So then we fast forward to all the sides completed (well - I did add a couple more things which you may notice in the close up photos!)  I painted the scallop top edges (part of the cone die) with Picket Fence Distress paint and sponged the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I adhered them to the cone with ScorTape. I sprayed Crinkle Ribbon with Barn Door Distress Stain.  I looped a piece through Ring Fasteners placed through holes on the top and adhered a folded piece  along with Tinsel Twine inside the point at the bottom of the cone before closing it up.
I added my sister's name and the year using Label Letters.  I added sentiments on each side using Small Talk stickers.
I dropped one drop of Watermelon Alcohol ink onto the Gum Drop to color it (I saw Tim do it on a Video from CHA -  the ink spreads instantly - like magic - to color the whole Gum Drop with one little drop! so cool!).  I dabbed the Mini Numerals with Picket Fence Distress Paint - and layered them over the same numbers from Alpha Parts - Framed,  using foam dots.
The small flower centers are Shimmer Brads from Making Memories.  I also splattered some Picket Fence paint on the flowers in addition to dabbing them previously.  I made the little heart using Tim's new Movers and Shapers 3 mini Dies (heart, butterfly, star).  I embossed it with Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Ink and Embossing Powder.

I slipped two interesting buttons from my button box onto the Tinsel Twine hanging out of the bottom of my cone.
I stenciled the Happy Birthday from Wendy Vecchi's All Occasion Sentiments with Wendy's Archival Red Geranium Ink.

And now, as a recap (or in case you missed one) -  here are the 4 projects we created for your inspiration for the month of April - using
Product - Distress Paint
Substrate - Canvas
Technique - Grungepaper flowers (Vol 1 of Tim's CC Book, page 65)
Color  -  Picket Fence

Week 1 -  Anne

Week #2 - Brenda

Week #3 - Trace

Week #4 - Julia

Also - a reminder!   You still have a few more days (ends 4/30/15) to join in this month's A Vintage Journey challenge, Through the Looking Glass, which I hosted. You will find the challenge and the link  HERE
Thanks so much for joining us today!   We hope we have inspired you with our Destination Inspiration projects this month!  They are really quite varied and lovely, don't you think??    Hugs - Julia xx

16 comments:

  1. Just brilliant Julia! This is a wonderful piece, love the use of the scribbles stencil and the small talk stickers. I'm sure your sister absolutely loved it. Karen.x

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  2. stunning make - the colours look so very beautiful - love this xx

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  3. Julia, I love your linen looking flowers, they are so pretty as are all your little details. What a fun idea this cone is for gifting a present. Beautiful project and great to see a recap of the month.
    Julie x

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  4. Such an original idea to use a canvas Julia and your flowers look spectacular! The whole project is bold and dramatic, love it!
    Thanks for giving us the overview of all 4 projects as well again, such different styles, it's amazing, what different artists can do with the same ingredients...

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  5. Such a wonderful make Julia - I just love those canvas flowers! Another great month of four so very different projects, different styles and different ways of using the same products. Looking forward to next month! Jennie x

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  6. What a creative design Julia - fabulous! Love the flowers and the splattered and stencilled cone decoration. Nikki x

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  7. Julia, your cone is beautiful, the black stenciling (another must have stencil now) looks amazing and I love how you did the flowers, they are gorgeous. I think your sister will love receiving this! Great to see a recap too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Gorgeous Julia! Love the black rose pattern you made with the stencil, what a striking contrast with the splashes of red! Fabulous project! hugs :)

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  9. Wow, Julia always knocks it out of the park, and this project is no exception! It is just chock full of fun little details. I'd love to be there when her sister receives it!!

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  10. Julia's project is so inspiring :) love the details that went into it!

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  11. Julia, that is so lovely! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your sister, she is going to love it. Another wonderful month of incredible projects from the creative guides, they are all indeed varied and lovely!

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  12. What a nice gift for your sister, I'm sure she will love it and display it proudly. I love the way you used the canvas!

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  13. This is SO cool and SO clever! Thanks for sharing Julia. :)

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  14. WOWWEE Julia! I LOVE the way that paste looks through the stencil onto the cone base! Such a dramatic look on which to pile those beautiful embellishments. The perfect way to round off this DI which has been tackled so fantastically by everyone. Jenny x

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  15. Fab bold b&w texture, and I love the canvas flowers - another great month of DI inspiration all round!
    Alison xx

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  16. Completely LOVE this special birthday cone for your sister, Julia!! Red/Black/White is a favorite color combination of mine and you've got it going on spectacularly here!! LOVE the black embossing paste background on the canvas surface! How cool is that! :) This is something your sister can enjoy all year long :) What a creation to end this month's Destination Inspiration with :) XOXO-Shari

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