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Monday, 8 June 2015

Destination Inspiration June Recipe #1 : Live Your Dream

Hello Everyone and welcome to a brand new Destination Inspiration Recipe!

Jennie here as your "starter" for the month and without further ado I will share the June recipe chosen by the four Creative Guides who will be sharing their inspiration with you this month:

Tool:  Any Tattered Die
Colour: Walnut Stain
Technique: Layering Stencil and Texture Paste
Substrate:  Watercolour Paper

And so this is what I put together with these fabulous ingredients.



 I started with the Watercolour Paper die cutting a tag but using the reverse (smooth side) of the paper and prepped it by giving it a coat of white gesso.



I added texture paste using the Harlequinn stencil and then added a Walnut Stain Distress Ink here and there, spritzing with water to create a lighter effect. When this was dry I splattered more Walnut Stain and also Black Soot Distress Ink over the tag and added a little light stamping with those fabulous Correspondence stamps.


You can see how giving the tag a coat of gesso allows the ink to sit on the top of the paper, otherwise it would have soaked through into the paper.


My apologies for more of the coneflower stamp! I just LOVE it! This time I used the rough side of the watercolour paper, stamping the flower with Black Arcival and then painting the flower with Walnut Stain. I found a piece of scrap cardstock from the French Industrial Paperstack and for the final layer a piece of cream cardstock stamped with Black Arcival and then inked with Walnut Stain.


Sadly the Walnut Stain didn't stain the ribbon very well (it just looked muddy) so I had to resort to Vintage Photo for the ribbon but the Walnut Stain Distress Ink worked well on the handmade flower using the Tattered Florals Die.


Finally I stamped this wonderful sentiment (perfect for me!) again on the watercolour paper and painted the DREAM with Walnut Stain. 


And then it was time to put it all together.


Having the embellishments "overhanging" the tag makes a change from keeping everything inside the tag area.


Thank you for joining me today and do visit again next Monday to see how these same ingredients can be used in a completely different way.  And of course we all hope to see your entries in our challenge this month which is CELEBRATIONS! 

Have a great week.

Jennie x




26 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous project Jennie - love the way the stamping looks on top of the paste. Such a lovely flower to top it off. Great use of the ingredients. S@ndy xxx

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  2. This is SO beautiful in the browns/tans Jennie! love the partial stenciling, the splatter, the lovely layers - and, of course, your gorgeous tattered floral AND the lovely cone flower! A wonderful 'recipe' project - Love it!! Julia xx

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  3. Wonderful tag Jenny. Love all the textures and colours too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. What a delicate, so soft and dreamy make this is!!! Love every single little detail on it!!! Gorgeous design!!

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  5. What a delicate, so soft and dreamy make this is!!! Love every single little detail on it!!! Gorgeous design!!

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  6. Oh Jennie, this is beyond beautiful!!! I adore that background already, stunning with the subtle splatters etc over the stencilling. The way you have layered it up overhanging the edge of the tag looks wonderful too, and of course the cone flower and your stunning rose with the T F die are the perfect finishing touch. The Vintage Photo ribbon tones in perfectly I think. A brilliant piece to start of this month's recipe!!

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  7. Beautiful creation, as Samra says... It is dreamy! Love the textured background and your overhanging embellishments. Nikki x

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  8. Superb Jennie! This list of ingredients couldn't have fallen better for you with your beautiful muted soft style and delicate flowers. I love how the layering behind your water coloured flower has come together and contrasts so beautifully with the stencilled background. Jenny x

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  9. A stunning DI make Jennie. Love all the elements, particularly the background, stamping and stencilling. You have managed to make this harsh colour so soft by using water and I love it.

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  10. Love This, Jennie!! I just adore this tag!! You know, I don't think I've ever colored with my Walnut Stain and I LOVE how it looks on this coneflower :) Oh, no need to be sorry---I love the coneflower image, too! ;) :) I use it the most out of all of the flowers that are in the Flower Garden set :) :) Just a lovely & fantastic use of all of the DI ingredients!! XOXO-Shari

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  11. Stunning Jennie, wonderful colour palette and love the image layered over that beautifully textured background. Great job xxx

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  12. this is wonderful..... All the textures and layers.. and the blending of the neutral colors.. It's very inspiring..thank you for sharing your talents!
    Tamara <3

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  13. Absolutely stunning ! Jenny Adore everything about it - so gentle , so muted , so beautiful - just perfect in every way . x

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  14. This is gorgeous Jennie, you have used all the elements so perfectly in this delicate vintage creation. I love the overhang too, a lovely change from the norm! Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. Wow this is one of the most beautiful tags I have ever seen. Stunning !
    Julie x

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  16. So subtle and beautiful, Jennie - what a glorious start to the month's recipes!
    Alison xx

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  17. I love this tag, especially the way you created the background.

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  18. Jenny, I love the soft, neutral color palette and the vintage look of the back ground and delicate layers. So pretty!

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  19. STUNNINGLY SOFT and AMAZINGLY PEACEFUL. Jennie - it's WONDERFUL. Love that the embellishment is over the edge - love the colors - love the layering... it's BEAUTIFUL. j.

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  20. STUNNINGLY SOFT and AMAZINGLY PEACEFUL. Jennie - it's WONDERFUL. Love that the embellishment is over the edge - love the colors - love the layering... it's BEAUTIFUL. j.

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  21. STUNNINGLY SOFT and AMAZINGLY PEACEFUL. Jennie - it's WONDERFUL. Love that the embellishment is over the edge - love the colors - love the layering... it's BEAUTIFUL. j.

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  22. Jennie, the simplicity of your tag makes it all the more stunning!! So well done! ")

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  23. a really gorgeous project x sorry I am so behind commenting!

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  24. wow wow wow !!!!! this is charming beauty .. love it x

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  25. Can't get over how beautifully this flows, such elegance with the neutral tones and the way the black script text in the background just enhances and contrasts with such subtlety, beautifully done m'dear xxxx

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  26. Jennie, that is so beautiful, wonderful colour palette and your composition and layers are perfect. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tag and can't wait to see what the other CG's come up with using your wonderful recipe!

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