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Monday, 18 May 2015

Destination Inspiration – Good Luck

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Hi everyone, Nikki here, and welcome to the third of this month’s Destination Inspiration posts using our May recipe:
Product:  Any of Tim's dies with the word ‘Vintage’ in the title  
Colour:  Stormy Sky
Technique: Tissue Wrap Collage from Compendium of Curiosities  (Vol. II page 38 )
Substrate:  Cardstock

Well I did find this one a challenge! I chose to use the Vintage Valise die (as I didn't have many to choose from) and ended up with a Good Luck card.

I won’t detail out the technique as Sandy and Julia have already covered this in previous posts. I started with some white card stock and a die cut label which I painted black to contrast against the background. I also randomly painted the white card in stormy sky to remove the white. I laid over my tissue and ensured I got some good wrinkles.
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Once dry I added distress paints in vintage photo and stormy sky – making the label area a different colour. I also added some black paint around the edges and smudged some pencil around the label to create a shadow.
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 I cut my vintage valise and then added vintage photo distress stain to the corner pieces and handle to make them darker. I had to heat dry this as it was over a relatively non absorbent surface. I really like the effect this created, all crinkled and old looking.
IMG_7455-1 I decided I needed a little splattering over my valise so covered up the ‘label’ and used some watered down acrylic paint and a paintbrush to flick over the case.
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For my letters I sprayed and then inked some card with gathered twigs and used Tim’s alphanumeric thinlets to cut out Good Luck.
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Having put my valise together I decided it would be good on a card so added some paper from one of Tim’s paper stashes.
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Do pop back next Monday to see what the fourth Creative Guide creates with this month's recipe.
Thanks for visiting today.
Nikki

17 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY love this Nikki. Who wouldn't just be stunned to receive this card? WOW. I just got my Vagabond and ordered a Vintage die... so excited to "try". If it turns out even a quarter as great as yours - I would be jumping up and down!!! j.

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  2. Oh love this to pieces Nikki, such a wonderful make! The valise itself looks fantastic (and a great step by step), the idea of using it on a card was clever too, it really looks wonderful!

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  3. LOVE IT!!! You've totally inspired me to use that die for once Nikki and I LOVE what you've done with it. Jenny x

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  4. Fabulous Nikki!! Amazing texture and your leather looks so real! Well done! hugs :)

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  5. Fabulous use of the ingredients Nikki. The valise is wonderful and the leather looks very real! A great card all round. Jennie x

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  6. Such a Fabulous card, Nikki!! A wonderful use of the DI recipe--it looks like this valise has already travelled the world and come back again!! So fun!! XOXO-Shari

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  7. great make Nikki - wonderful step by step too! Thankyou! Rachel x

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  8. This is brilliant! Love texture and those fab straps! Chrisx

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  9. Wonderful Nikki, love the texture you achieved on the valise, it looks just like leather!

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  10. I haven't been able to visit any of the blogs lately, and have really missed A Vintage Journey...this is the first I've looked at in a while, and I was really pleased to see Nikki here. And doubly surprised at the technique, as that this the one I've finally settled on after much deliberation this passed week. A wonderful surprise to see it demonstrated so precisely here!

    Nikki, I love your little valise, and a clever way to use Tim's technique! Your "leather" straps and corners are just so realistic, I can almost smell the leather!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely talent with us! Hugs!

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  11. I haven't been able to visit any of the blogs lately, and have really missed A Vintage Journey...this is the first I've looked at in a while, and I was really pleased to see Nikki here. And doubly surprised at the technique, as that this the one I've finally settled on after much deliberation this passed week. A wonderful surprise to see it demonstrated so precisely here!

    Nikki, I love your little valise, and a clever way to use Tim's technique! Your "leather" straps and corners are just so realistic, I can almost smell the leather!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely talent with us! Hugs!

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  12. I think you more than rose to the challenge, Nikki - a fabulous vintage card, and the leathery straps on the case are brilliant, as is all that fab tissue wrap texture. Just perfect!
    Alison xx

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  13. Nikki, you have cooked up one great dish here! I love the vintage feel and your technique using the Tissue Wrap! Fabulous Valise! Hugs!

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  14. Love this Nikki! Great use of the 'challenging' technique!! Your valise straps look so leathery - a great 'recipe' project! Julia xx

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  15. Fabulous results Nikki for this months recipe.
    Julie x

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  16. Great take on the recipe Nikki. One of my favorite dies and you have used it so cleverly. S@ndy x

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  17. A great card using the beautifully vintaged valise, love it xxx

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