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Monday 1 June 2015

Destination Inspiration - Route #5 - Remnants

Hello and welcome to the 5th and final instalment of our Destination Inspiration for May. Terry here today and this is what I cooked up, following the May concoction of:
Product: Any of Tim's Dies with the word "Vintage" in the Title
Colour: Stormy Sky
Technique: Tissue Wrap Collage from Compendium of Curiosities II, Page 38
Substrate: Card
I stamped an image from Tim's Classic #3 in Black Archival and then heat set to dry. Next I applied some Stormy Sky Distress Ink directly to the Craft Mat and using a wet paint brush coloured in the design areas and inked over the edges. I looked through my stash of Grungy shapes and went with Butterflies and Hearts also coloured with Stormy Sky.
 Following the instructions on page 38 of Compendium of Curiosities II, I glued down my grungy pieces and applied the Tissue Wrap and used a stylus to press down the TW around the images.
Final steps were to apply the paints of Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo as directed. I also rubbed a little Vintage Photo Distress Inky over the grungy objects and gave a spray of sealer to keep the inks in place. Added the Remnants Word Band and Finished off with Tim's Vintage Lace Die for trim, which was shaded.

Week 1 - Sandy

Week 2 - Julia

Week 3 - Nikki

Week 4 - Annie

Week 5 - Terry
I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful DT Inspiration for May and be sure to stop by on Friday for the all new Monthly Challenge chosen by that fabulous Sandy! Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting today! 


  1. Love your Recipe creation Terry! The background stampings and die cuts look super behind the tissue wrap and the sponged lace pieces define the piece nicely! Julia xx

  2. What a brilliant finale to this month's DIs Terry, a super card and I love the way you used the tissue wrap here. Really stunning card and wonderful to see all 5 projects together again!

  3. Fantastic Terry!! What a great way to finish off the month, love the little butterflies!! Great round up, I love seeing all the different projects side by side, shows just how talented and versatile this team is! hugs :)

  4. A great tut Terry, such a lovely background. These 5 projects have been so inspiring, thanks for sharing your talents xx

  5. Wow, what a wonderful work !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  6. Love the grungy pieces beneath the tissue wrap - such a great piece xxx

  7. love these pieces - fab inspiration .x

  8. A super creation Terry to complete the set for May! Nikki x

  9. Love what you made Terry, such clever use of the tissue wrap, the butterflies look stunning! It is lovely to see all of the projects together too. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Fabulous use of the tissue wrap Terry - love the grungy pieces underneath!! A gorgeous project all round and lovely to see alongside all the others for this month too. Fabulous! Jennie x

  11. That is beautiful Terry, beautiful butterflies and the stamping under the tissue wrap is just lovely. Wonderful to see all of the projects together, so much diversity using the same recipe, thanks to all of the Creative Guides for sharing their processes and techniques. Looking forward to seeing what Sandy has in store for June!

  12. Oh gosh Terry I almost wish you didn't have to cover up the stamped background! It's a fantastic way to end this DI run. Jenny x

  13. wow such rustic gorgeousness ... loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee x

  14. Love your design Terry, the butterflies are so pretty. A super end to this months recipe.
    Julie x

  15. Gorgeous, Terry - love how you incorporated the butterflies into the tissue wrap - a fantastic finish to the month of inspiration. Lovely to see them all lined up too.
    Alison xx