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Monday, 22 June 2015

Destination Inspiration June Recipe # 3

Hello all, Astrid  here with the next Destination Inspiration of the month.
I hope you have enjoyed the projects my amazing team mates created on the previous Mondays.
Just as a little reminder, - our "recipe" this month is as follows:
Product: Any Tattered Die
Technique: Layering Stencil : Texture Paste
Colour: Walnut Stain
Substrate: Watercolour Paper.
I made a large 8 x 8" card, using a 7 x 7" piece of Ranger Watercolour paper as my main substrate.
I started by adding some Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste through Tim's Mesh Layering Stencil.
I did this quite randomly, just making sure there was some texture on each side.
After the texture paste had dried and had done it's crackling bit, I started to add colour, using Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. I spritzt with water so the ink would start to run into the cracks a bit. I also added several strips of Tissue Tape for interest.

I added more colour using Mermaid Lagoon, again spritzing with loads of water to get a sort of water colour effect. Fresh and new ink pads do this beautifully and I loved the effect, however the colour was too bright for me, so I decided to tone it all down a bit with Picket Fence and Antique Linen Distress Paints. I also added quite a lot of Walnut Stain, both the ink and the spray, doing more spritzing with water to make the colours blend.
As you can see, I managed to get some smudges also, but that did not bother me too much as I knew they would be covered over. 
Next I gathered my embellishments. 
I made some flowers using both the Tattered Florals die and the Tattered Flower Garland die and followed the wonderful tutorial Jennie has on her blog.


I also cut a clock from packaging material (corrugated card)  using the Weathered Clock die. I covered it with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and then edged it with Walnut Stain. I then layered it all up together as you can see in the photo below.

A photo from the Photo Booth collection was added along with a few scraps of Remnant Rubs


To finish it all off I did some back ground stamping, using a text stamp by Finnabair, I also added a little banner cut with the Tattered Banners die with a rub on and some rusty wire. 


A butterfly stamped and cut with the French Flight stamps and matching dies was added to the clock still to balance the overall design of the card.

I matted and layered the water colour paper layer and then adhered it to a 8 x 8 card blank and that was pretty much it.

Don't forget to come back next week for the final Destination Inspiration using this month's recipe, and there is also still plenty of time to play in our Celebration themed challenge.

Thanks for visiting our blog
xxxxx
Astrid

37 comments:

  1. How beautiful Astrid! Wonderrful paste stenciling and all of the sprays and inking - your flowers are so beautiful! Love the placement of the photo, butterfly and sentiment around the clock face - a lovely recipe creation!! Julia xx

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  2. Stunning card Astrid!! Like Julia, I love those flowers .. going to dash off and take a look at the tute! Fabulous colour and gorgeous texture just as always!! Love this!! xx

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  3. Just WONDERFUL! This is amazing Astrid!
    oxo
    Susi

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  4. Wonderful textured layout and gorgeous flowers (got to love Jennie's tutorials!). Thanks for your process steps - I am always in awe of how you create such depth and texture but never overdo it (like me!). Nikki x

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  5. Astrid this is stunning! I love how you achieve the graduation of colour on the base and your flowers are exquisite! A fantastic step by step too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Fabulous Astrid! What a wonderful piece so full of texture, wonderful colours and beautifully placed embellishments. Your flowers are wonderful - glad you found the tutorial helpful. Jennie x

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  7. awesome work astrid ....really live it and the step x step is perfect. thankyou. hugs rachel x

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  8. You at your very best Astrid!!! LOVE the whole look of this including those delicious flowers. Jenny x

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  9. Astrid...this is such a lovely mixed media canvas. Great tutorial, too. Everything on this canvas works together so well. Love the weathered clock as part of your focal point. The vintage photo plays so well off of the weathered clock. Love the embossed harlequin and Tim's tickets. And those roses.....they are exquisite!!!

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  10. This is so lovely Astrid, I love the colour combo and that yummy texture too!! xx

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  11. Gorgeous! The crackled stencilling is so yummy, and I love the depth you always create with your colours and shading. That dark shadow of Walnut Stain around the edges really draws the eye in. What a fabulous vintage piece, and your tattered flowers are just lovely.
    Alison xx

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  12. Beautiful card Astrid! I love all of the texture on this - fantastic job!

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  13. Astrid this is stunning and I just love the wonderful step by step x
    Fabulous details, wonderful layers and textures

    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  14. All I can say is AWESOMENESS. I understood 98% of the creation, but don't know what Rub is? I'm still trying to learn mixed meda. You definitely gave me a lesson or two and a lot of Awesome inspiration. Ty

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  15. Gorgeous card, Astrid, as always. Each detail looks lovely and thank you for the step-by-step.

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  16. Thank you Astrid for the facebook tip. I am more glad I looked at your blog post . Very educational.

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  17. This piece is truly lovely Astrid. Loved seeing how you made all the layers and colors work together. Thanks for sharing;

    S@ndy xx

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  18. Beautifully orchestrated mixed media project! All the layers and texture are stunning and the detailed steps so easy to follow! Love the added vintage flowers and of course the crackled texture! Hugs!

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  19. Stunning as always Astrid love the tattered florals and the vintage look. x

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  20. Astrid as always you create the most fantastic art. This card is as well fantastic, stunning and very pretty. Your idea of using corrugated cardstock gives it that extra touch !! And I adore your flowers ! They are amazing pretty !!!
    Thank you for sharing your creative art. So happy that we can soak inspiration from you.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  21. Astrid, I could sit and stare all day! What a lovely vintage piece of art! I love the colors, and that fabulous texture on the background and with the corrugate clock! Great flowers!!!! Fantastic design! You amaze me! Thank you for sharing your steps with us, too!

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  22. Astrid, this would make a beautiful addition to your family album- but you need to add "real" family! Just beautiful!!

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  23. Dear Astrid, your card is gorgeous, -wonderful how you used the strips of Tissue tape, making interest to the background, and love the big corrugated cardboard clock,too. The flowers are so beautiful, and I`m grateful for Jennie having made so many wonderful tutorials!
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous card, Astrid. I always love reading your tutorials and learn so much from you. TFS your beautiful creations!

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  25. Stunning card love the layers and textures . Great easy to follow tutorial on how you created this . Must check out Jennie's tutorial on the flowers they are gorgeous.

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  26. Simply stunning! Astrid n thx for the tutorial . Really loved seeing the transformation of the background colour from quite bright to the colour you wanted . I'm a big fan of walnut stain n love how you used it on ya backgroung panel . Using corrugate for the weathered clock gives the ideal added texture n the flowers are gorgeous !
    A real vintage treasure .
    xx

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  27. Wow, there are just so many gorgeous elements and amazing techniques here Astrid! I just love the darkened edges and your wonderful flowers! The corrugated cardboard really adds great texture and the crackled stencil pattern is so beautiful! A stunning project! hugs :)

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  28. Gorgeous, Astrid! A fabulous DI project full of not only Tim inspiration, but Astrid inspiration, too!! Love This!! XOXO-Shari

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  29. Stunning Astrid, fantastic background.
    Julie x

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  30. Beautiful! I have never worked with texture past but now it is a must! This is stunning!

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  31. This is superb Astrid, a fabulous mixed media piece and explained perfectly in your step by step. Love it xxx

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  32. How beautiful, just adore that crackle....perfect! Ruth x

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  33. Hi Astrid! You are right ... Facebook is weird in how stuff sometimes magically shows up. But I am glad this did! What a lovely card. Thank you for the pictures to show the progression of this. Beautiful colors and texture. I love the end results.

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  34. The flowers are amazingly charming Astrid - as is your entire piece. Love the clock out of the corrugated board. The colors are perfect - super texture too. It's just TOTALLY beautiful. j

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