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Monday 11 May 2015

Destination Inspiration - May Recipe #2 - Enjoy the Journey

Welcome to another Monday Destination Inspiration!  Julia here with the 2nd post for May using this interesting recipe:
Tool:  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:  Card 
I have to say - I was the one that chose the technique for the recipe this month - and I guess I didn't really look at exactly what it was -  as it is a rather strange one!!??!!  (I'll explain below)
I must have 30 of Tim's Alterations dies and the ONLY one that had the word VINTAGE in its title (as required in our 'Recipe') was the Vintage Globe -  so my card's theme of TRAVEL was chosen!
Now, as per the Tissue Wrap Collage Technique -  I began by stamping the luggage from the Time Travelers set onto the base panel.  (this step ends up seemingly unnecessary as it gets lost completely when you layer on the Tissue Wrap, paint and ink!)
I die cut the Vintage Globe out of Grungeboard and adhered it over the stampings with Glue N Seal.
Next, I spread Glue n Seal over the whole panel and quickly laid a piece of Tissue Wrap/Melange over it, wrinkling it as I went and pushing it tight over the edges of the globe piece to define it.  Notice how I found a piece of tissue that said Travel with definitions below it!  At this point you can sort of still see the luggage stampings!
After this was dry, I dabbed Bundled Sage Distress Paint over the entire panel - then removed most of it with a baby wipe.
When this was dry, I sponged Stormy Sky Distress ink over the entire panel, spritzed a little with water and dried it with my heat tool.  At this point, you really cannot discern the luggage!
To finish it off -  I layered the panel to a slightly larger piece of Smokey Shadow card stock and then to the white card base.  I took a map Pocket Card, added a Small Talk Sticker and Remnant Rub/Words and a File Tab with a plane sticker.  I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Walnut Stain and curled the corners a bit and adhered it to the panel with foam dots.
I sponged two Mirrored Stars with Ranger Distress Stormy Sky Ink and added one to the top corner and one over the sentiment strip.  The sentiment and frame were made from stamps in Tim's Saying Stuff set. That was also adhered with foam dots.
So, all in all - I think this came out pretty well using the May Recipe!  A little bit of a funky technique - but that's what challenges are for right?   -  to try new things!  Sandy had a fun creation last Monday - and I can't wait to see how the next two Creative Guides use it this month!
Be sure to check back next Monday to see another creation using this recipe!
Hugs xx

Stamps:  Saying Stuff  and Time Travelers - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow - PTI, Grungboard and Tissue Wrap/Melange - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Distress Stormy Sky and Walnut Stain, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Vintage Globe Die - Alterations/Tim Holtz/Sizzix, water mister and Glue N Seal - Ranger, foam tape,  Idea-ology Small Talk, Remnant Rubs/Words, Pocket Cards, File Tabs, Mirrored Stars.


  1. What a pretty vintage card Julia!! Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. I absolutely ADORE this one Julia!!! Detailed technique shown off beautifully with a carefully chosen mix of ephemera and wording - this is a well balanced gem. Jenny x

  3. A super card Julia, love how you incorporated the vintage globe into the tissue wrap! Great finishing touches too, it looks fantastic!

  4. I think you used the recipe brilliantly Julia, I love that globe - very cleverly used and I love how you finished off that pocket card too. Anne xx

  5. Great technique, Julia, love your creation!

  6. I love the gentle neutral tones, Julia - there's a really great vintage feel to this. Great work with the recipe.
    Alison xx

  7. Great vintage travel card Julia.
    Julie x

  8. Wonderful creation Julia and superb choice of words. Nikki x

  9. Love how you have cooked up such a great take on this month's recipe Julia. Travel is such a nice subject for this time of year.

  10. Wonderful Julia, lovely vintage feel and great use of the vintage globe! Looking forward to next week's cook for this fun recipe ☺

  11. This is so neat Julia. I just love how you did the globe. Great creativity! j

  12. This is so neat Julia. I just love how you did the globe. Great creativity! j

  13. That is absolutely gorgeous Julia and thanks for sharing the fascinating process with us :)

  14. Hi Julia!! Fab concoction with this month's recipe! Gosh, I don't even think I own any of Tim's 'vintage' dies ;) I might have to remedy that :) :) Thanks for sharing your creative process :) This is a fun one!! XOXO-Shari