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Monday, 13 July 2015

Arriving at Terminal 2


Hello, it's Julie from Juliz Design Post here with you today. Lovely to have you visit on my part of this journey.

Travelling this month in our travel trunk is the crafty must haves-

1. Product - Any 'Classics' Stamp set.
2. Technique - Shabby Chic - CC Vol 1, Page 49
3. Colour - Antique Linen
4. Substrate - Tag

Using all of the above elements this is what I came up with....


I started by adding a coat of Black Gesso onto a Black Tag to give it a Prime. Once dry I used Classics #3 stamping with Versamark ink and heat setting with Clear Embossing powder. Next I painted over the entire surface with Antique Linen Distress Paint. Misting a paper towel with water I rubbed over my damp paint to reveal a Shabby Look. Finally mounting onto a Manilla Tag  with the edges distressed.


Using a Manilla tag I stamped Classics #6 in Black Archival Ink and heat embossed with Clear ink, fussy cutting around the edges. I stamped little splatters on using Antique Linen Distress Paint  and distressed the edges with Antique Linen and a little Black Soot. Adding some stitching, staples and chit chat stickers for detail.


My clock was made using the Sizzix Movers and Shapers die. I pressed Versamark ink onto the outer frame of the watch and added a mix of Silver Embossing Powder with Verdigris and Vintage Photo Distress Powder. Once heat embossed I rubbed a little Black Soot Distress paint on and off. The clock face was stamped with a cog stamp onto Black card and heat embossed with Silver. Adding my Idealogy I then filled with a generous layer of Glossy Accents.


My Time Travelling Gent was stamped in Archival and shaded with Distress Pens, fussy cut and his key charms added to his hand for detail.























Another pic of my finished tag.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and feel inspired to incorporate one of these techniques into your project for our current challenge - Destinations. All the details are on the sidebar.

Happy Crafting,

Julie x

23 comments:

  1. WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous, Julie! That background is stunning, especially with the manila accents, and your other elements are perfect!! Great inspiration - many thanks! xx Lynn

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  2. LOVE your tag Julie, and what a clever technique on the background! The way you finished it in that grungy masculine style looks super too! Perfect inspiration!!

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  3. Oh, this is just wonderful Julie! Love your background, your fun traveling gentleman with his key and charm - and the beautiful clock piece! Thanks for sharing how you did it all!! Julia xx

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  4. Oh my, this is absolutely stunning Julie! Love that background so much!!! Thank you for the step by step :)

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  5. Fabulous tag Julie. So much to see on a limited space. Love your background and the travelling gentleman. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  6. Terrific tag Julie with great details. Glossy accents is always so handy for filling in frames containing doodads. I like addition of key to his hand. Nicola x

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  7. Love, love love this. What a great idea to fill the clock up with glossy accents. I use that for everything too.

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  8. Fabulous Julie! I too love how you used the Glossy Accents! Chrisx

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  9. Julie, your tag is shabby chic fabulous! Love the technique and the added gentleman traveler on top all the layers is brilliant! Love this!

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  10. WOW! A fabulously masculine & shabby chic, vintagey tag, Julie!! Love the layers and stamping and the embellies that you've chosen are spot on!! I especially love the little charms that he's holding!! Just a wonderful DI stop in this month's journey!! XOXO-Shari

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  11. What a super tag Julie. Such great details, I love the key charms, such a fun idea x

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  12. Fabulous tag Julie! The background is stunning and I love that little key charm you attached to his hand, great detail! hugs :)

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  13. Oh wow Julie, your tag is fabulous! I love the way you created the background (must try that), it looks amazing! The gent is just the most perfect addition. A wonderful tag and brilliant inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. That's fabulous Julie, wonderful shabby background and your steampunk clock is amazing! Thanks for sharing your techniques, wonderful tag.

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  15. Love your techniques and colour palette Julie and what clever ways to incorporate all the components in your travel bag. A fabulous tag. xxx

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  16. A fabulous tag Julie and great techniques too. You have incorporated the most wonderful details and they are very inspiring

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  17. Seriously amazing tag Julie. Pinned!! That background is so incredible. Love this technique. Your stamped gent and that pocket watch are just divine. Wow!!! Thanks for sharing this with us. - Mary Elizabeth

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  18. Fabulous tag ! Julia LOVE the background and ya pocket watch - such detail ! Thanks for sharing n offering up lots of inspiration.

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  19. Wow that background is just fabulous! The gent looks awesome with his highlights too xx

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  20. so far behind ...but wow love this tag and its gorgeous layers the perfect home for this gent! x

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  21. Thanks to everyone for all their lovely comments, made my day and so much appreciated.
    Julie xx

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  22. What a terrific tag, Julie - I love how you've added the zigzag edging to the wonderful shabby diamonds - and the little pocket watch is fabulous. The Parisian gentleman looks very well pleased with his setting - as well he might!
    Alison xx

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