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Monday, 6 July 2015

I’m starting out from Terminal 1!

Good morning everyone, it’s Chris from ‘My corner of Heaven’ here with you this morning.

My luggage has been stored in the boot but I have my overnight bag with me filled with lots of goodies that I cannot be without.  My fellow travellers this month have joined with me to come up with our list of ‘desert island must haves’ and they are:
  1. Product - Any ‘Classics’ stamps
  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’ve come up with…

Here’s my journey to the end destination…






I hope you’ll join in with our travels this month and take a journey of your own….?

Have a great month!

Chris xxx


  1. Great start to this months DI posts, love the textures.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  2. This is beautiful Chris. Really like your photos - fast and easy to follow. Nicola x

  3. The texture on the base card is wonderful Chris and I do love the stamp set you used, you have incorporated it beautifully. Hugs, Anne x

  4. great work Chris - lovely stamp set - not sure I've seen this one before - big hugs Rachel x

  5. How gorgeous, Chris - I love how you've used those medieval illumination images to feed the diagonals in the composition, and the gentle colours are so pretty - lovely tag!
    Alison xx

  6. Love travelling along with you, Chris! This is gorgeous and I do love all that texture! Hugs!

  7. Just so lovely and your tutorial was great. Thanks bunches for sharing your knowledge. j.

  8. Fabulous texture on this beautiful tag, Chris! I've not used that stamp yet, although I've had the set for some time. You've given me lots of inspiration! Thank you for the great tutorial. It's great to see your process.

  9. Wonderful ways of incorporating those elements Chris! Love that medieval background in particular. Jenny x

  10. That tag background is a show stopper. I too love the classic stamps. I should use them more often! They found a perfect home here on your tag. Love this!! I also love the lace. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us :) -- Mary ELizabeth

  11. A great start to this months destinations and super photographic tutorial. Great tag Chris.
    Hugs, Julie x

  12. Oh this tag looks just super Chris, what a great start to this month's DIs!! Love the way you used the colours, it looks fantastic all together and I love the visuals of the photo tut! Srry I'm so late coming by, but it's only now that I have a decent internet connection....

  13. Just a lovely tag to start off this month's Destination Inspirations, Chris! Love how you created the background texture on your tag using the drywall tape, so very cool!--And the shabby chic technique really shows off that texture beautifully!! Even cooler!! Happy Travels on this month's DI!! XOXO-Shari

  14. Wonderful texture with the mesh Chris and love your completed tag, you've arrived at your destination in style!

  15. A gorgeous tag Chris with fabulous details. The florals and mesh look amazing.

    TFS and best wishes x


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