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Monday, 27 July 2015

Departing Destination Inspiration Terminal 4

Hello & Happy Monday!!  It's me Shari (Ain't That Artsy Fartsy), and today, I'm your AVJ Creative Guide greeting you at Terminal 4 of this month's Destination Inspiration.  I've got just the barest of creative necessities packed in my overnight bag--
Product:  Any "Classics" Stamps
Technique: Shabby Chic - CC Vol 1 - Page 49
Color: Antique Linen
Substrate: Tag
 
--Let me show you how I used this month's DI 'Tim' essentials to create my tag. 

 
 I'm using a jumbo manila tag as my substrate which I have spritzed liberally with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain. 

 
I applied WV Textured Crackle Paste onto the tag through the Flourishes Layering Stencil.  When the crackle was dry, I spritzed the surface with more Antique Linen DSS. 

 
We're using Tim's "Shabby Chic" technique found in his Compendium of Curiosities 1 and I'm using it with Tim's Classics #6 stamp set. 

 
I stamped this image onto black card stock with Distress Embossing Ink and covered with clear embossing powder then heat set. 


I rubbed Antique Linen Distress Paint over the embossed surface and let set, but not dry completely.  I then used a damp cloth and light hand to gently rub off the paint from the embossed areas. 



 
 I cut the scalloped border into petal shapes and curled around a pen barrel to help shape them and I edged each petal with Black Soot DP. 

 
 I hot glued the Shabby Chic petals together then hot glued a classic accoutrement in the center.  I let the hot glue set, then pinched and pushed the petals to give them a bit more shape.



I created the leaves for the Shabby Chic flowers out of pieces of cotton twill.  



I'm using one of Tim's Found Relatives cards for my focal image on this tag.  I lightly sanded the edges of the card then tinted her dress with my Antique Linen DM and her corsage with my Victorian Velvet DM.  When dry, I distressed the edges with my paper distresser then inked with Vintage Photo DI and my ink blending tool. 

 
I gave this lovely Found Relative a crackly heart to hold.  I had colored a piece of manila stock with Barn Door DP and heat set.  Then I spread a layer of Antique Linen Distress Stain tinted Textured Crackle Paste over the painted surface and let air dry.  When dry, I used a little heart punch to create the heart, edged with Black Soot DI then coated with Diamond Glaze. 

 
I added die cut ATC corners to the card then adhered onto the tag with matte Decou-Page.  I ran the tag through my sewing machine to add the stitching around the perimeter and along a couple of the edges of the Found Relative card. 

 
I cut apart a Small Talk sticker and attached to the Found Relative card.  I outlined with the fine tip of my Black Soot DM and my white gel pen. 

 
I distressed the edges of the tag with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool.  I attached a Word Band to the tag with brads, hot glued the Shabby Chic flowers and leaves into place, then flicked Antique Linen over the surface with a paint brush.  It needed a little something more, so I spritzed Black Soot DM through my air art tool here and there and heat set. 

I hope you've enjoyed this leg of the creative journey we here at A Vintage Journey call, "Destination Inspiration".  I'm having the best time sharing this month's travel with Chris, Julie and Jenny.  We are now off to meet up with one more of our Creative Guides at Terminal 5--You'll have to meet us here next Monday to see who our 5th companion will be and what she's 'packed' using all of our Tim travel essentials! 

XOXO-Shari


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  1. I am travelling on the Red Eye as I pay you a visit, Shari!
    This is shabby chic perfection and how I love that you gifted her a heart to hold tightly onto. The flowers are my absolute favourite, Bravo for using the stamp so creatively.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Oh you most certainly are, you night owl!! Fancy a night cap? I wear a white frilly one :):) LOL!! You thought I was talking about a drinkie-poo!! ;) But, all kidding aside--I'm so glad that you've joined in on my leg of this month's Destination Inspiration, Lynne!! It's fun to take the travel essentials we're given each month and let them lead us where they may! Thank you so much for popping in!! XOXO-Shari

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  3. Such a fabulous DI Shari, I just adore what you did with your travel essentials! Wonderful creative use of the stamps, that flower looks brilliant and like Lynne, I just love the little heart you gave that adorable girl. A great step by step that is easy to follow and the finished result is just super!! Happy travels! I have a big smile on my face as I am imagining you in white frills :o)

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    1. Hi Astrid! Thank you so much!! When the light bulb went on and I realized I could do whatever I wanted with our Tim goodies, things got much easier after that! :) LOL!! Oh, my night cap! :) :) LOL! I couldn't resist :) XOXO-Shari

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  4. Really lovely, Shari. Your flowers on the tag are so cute. Love their construction. The vintage photo of the girl is perfect for this tag. Love the crackled heart and the lovely aged background. Congrats on the Guest Design spot!

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    1. Hi Candy! I'm so glad that you like my tag that I made with our packed travel Tim essentials! I just let myself go for it and see where I would go with everything :) :) Oh--I'm actually a permanent Creative Guide here at AVJ, but that's OK--You made me feel like a special Guest Designer!! :) :) Thanks so much for coming by!! XOXO-Shari

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  5. What a great tag design Shari! Wonderful stenciled background, love the heart you created for your found relative and the beautiful flower you cut out of a scalloped stamp!! What lovely inspiration using the minimal supplies in your travel bag!! Julia xx

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  6. Thank You, Julia!! I kept my tag simple so that our travel necessities took center stage. But, I did have a panic moment there when Mr. Mojo decided to leave the room again! He leaves at the most inopportune times! LOL :) :) Luckily, with such Great goodies to travel with, the creative day was saved! WHEW!! XOXO-Shari

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  7. Beautiful Shari, this has a fabulous vintage shabby appeal with great textures and techniques. My most favourite has to be the tiny leaves you created with those gorgeous flowers, so cute. Thanks for sharing your creative talent using the July bag of Tim essentials.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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    1. Thank You, Brenda! Oh those leaves! - I had die cut a bunch of leaves and just wasn't happy with how any of them looked with the Shabby Chic blooms--That's one time when Mr. Mojo decided to leave the room! But then he came back and told me to "use fabric or something!" Voila, the little leaves where made! WHEW!! :) So glad that you like my tag for this leg of our DI!! XOXO-Shari

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  8. Just been sat here in awe of your imagination Shari!!! The stencilled background is gorgeous, those flowers quite superb (love how you've used the stamp and the Shabby Chic technique) the leaves are so clever and that little crackled heart takes my breath away!!! Mr Mojo clearly returned from his brief trip away on full form as you've completely knocked this challenge out of the park!!! What a fab way to end this particular journey. Round of applause from me. Jenny x

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    1. Thank You, Jenny!! With my wonderful DI travel partners saving a seat for me, I had lots of help, despite Mr. Mojo not cooperating!! :) :) I think I'll just knock Mr. Mojo out of the park the next time he desserts me!! LOL :) :) So glad that you like my tag :) Thank You!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thank You, Jan!! Thanks so much for coming over to AVJ!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  10. It is amazing Shari, so beautiful shabby , and in lovely nature tones. The flowers are gorgeous , love you embossed them, and the sweet heart for your sweetheart is another wonderful detail.
    I so love it ,dear. xox

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    1. Hi Dorthe!! Thank You soooo much!! I'm so glad that you like what I did with our Tim travel essentials this month :) Antique Linen is one of my fav neutral colors and I used it vigorously on this tag!! I may have had a little bit too much fun with my spray stain! :) :) LOL :) Thank you for coming by, Dorthe!! XOXO-Shari

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  11. Love your use of the technique on the flowers Shari and such a wonderful tag - great creativity. Nikki x

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    1. Thank You, Nikki!! I had a moment or two of panic, but then I calmed down and just went for it!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  12. Lovely tag, Shari! I love the way you combined all the elements and adding the crackled heart to hold is looks right at home on the Found Relative. The flowers are gorgeous! Hugs!

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    1. Thank You, Terry! I just buckled in for the creative journey and let it take me where it would! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  13. Simply fantastic! Love your use of these stamps and pairing them with this girl. Wonderfully inspiring...

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    1. Hi Autumn! Thank you so much! So glad that you came by for a looksee!! XOXO-Shari

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  14. What a beautiful, elegant tag, Shari... I love the textured flourish and that fabulous crackled heart she's holding. I'm perfectly happy to be delayed here at Terminal 4!
    Alison xx

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    1. Oh Yes--Please do sit a spell with me here at Terminal 4! I'm a fun travel companion, I love to sing songs and play trivia games! :) :) LOL!! Thank you so much, Alison!! Your kind words always make me smile!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  15. Wow Shari, I LOVE this beautiful shabby chic piece. The texture paste looks wonderful, I love how you created the flowers - very inventive indeed and for me, the crackled heart is just a perfect embellishment - this whole tag is just so beautiful..... Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne! Thank you sooo much! I had a bit of "what do I do with the shabby chic border" other than just use it as a border--that was one of the time's Mr. Mojo left the room! LOL :) :) I'm so glad that he came back!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  16. Hey there, genius girl! I am SO drawn the the mixtures and contrasts on this fabulous tag! Great messaging, great texture, love the leaves, love the petal creation, love it all. And that sweet cracked heart? This is mixed media perfection. Love it. <3

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    1. Oh, Cheryl! Thank You soooo much for such kind words! With you being our Special Guest Creative Guide this month, your compliment means a lot!! Thank You!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  17. Gorgeous Shari, love the background with that wonderful flourish stencil and your flowers are amazing! Always love the found relatives and the crackled heart and stitching are the perfect finishing touches for her. Thanks for sharing your beautiful destination inspiration creation!

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    1. Thank You, Deb!! Thanks so much for coming over to AVJ for my DI Terminal 4 project :) You know I love hearing from you!! :) And you know how I love sewing! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  18. Wowee Shari x Love Love your tag and what a wonderful tutorial with fabulous techniques. Great layering and stitches, which just add that special touch. Fabulous flower too.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

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    1. Hi Annie!! Thank you sooo much for your always kind words!! :) :) When all else fails, and you can't come up with any ideas--add stitching!! :) :) Thank goodness for my sewing machine! LOL :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  19. Wowsers Sheri that is a fabulous tag! I really love what you have done with your DI supplies and your idea for the flowers and leaves is just awesome. Clever stuff! Love it !! Jennie x

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    1. Thank You, Jennie!! :) :) When I panicked with the shabby chic border, not really wanting to use it as a border, I said to myself--Cut it up into petals and turn it all into Shabby Chic flowers!! Go figure!! It worked out pretty well!! LOL :) :)
      XOXO-Shari

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  20. Brilliant tag Shari and I adore how you turned Tim's border stamp into flowers, a super creative idea. Your little crackled heart also makes a beautiful centrepiece.
    Julie x

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  21. Thank You, Julie!! I might be going a little crackly happy lately, I seem to be using it in one form or another, and a lot of my projects lately :) It just adds that right amount of something!! :):) I'm so glad that you like my DI Terminal 4 tag! XOXO-Shari

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  22. Fabulous Shari! That little heart is the perfect touch x

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    1. Thank You, Jan!! Thanks so much for coming over and seeing my DI Terminal 4 creation!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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