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Monday, 20 July 2015

Next stop... Terminal 3

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny (Pushing The Right Buttons) here (on mine and fellow CG Anne's birthday no less!) with the next stop on our July Destination Inspiration. I'm travelling light (for me!) with the essentials (and a few other little bits for good measure);
  • Product - Any ‘Classics’ stamps
  • Technique - Shabby Chic - CC Vol 1, Page 49
  • Colour – Antique linen
  • Substrate – Tag
And here's where those ingredients have taken me…


I love Tim Holtz 'Shabby Chic' technique and was even lucky enough to be able to share my take on it in December 2014's issue of Craft Stamper magazine for a Distress to Impress tutorial.


Reaching for that tag substrate I used this technique using Antique Linen and Barn Door Distress Paint in combination with the Distress Damask stamp set. Sometimes I find the top layer needs a couple of coats to get a really good coverage, especially when you use a very pale colour on top of something so vibrant.



The focal point was created on buff watercolour paper. I stamped the dragonfly image from the Classics #1 stamp set and painted the focal images with Hickory Smoke and Fired Brick Distress Stains. These were then covered with Distress Micro Glaze (applied with a fine brush - LOVE this stuff!) and heated before I dipped the whole lot into more Hickory Smoke Distress Stain. The dragonfly was finished with acetate packaging stamped wings and a pen nib, and I added a separate sentiment strip from the Life Quotes stamp set. It was back to the words from the Classics #1 stamp set to top and bottom the whole composition, before I added an Idea-Ology button, altered Heirloom Rose and Mirrored Star (dulled slightly with Alcohol Ink Pearl Mixative).



So that's the creative journey this Destination Inspiration has taken me on.
For now 'All aboard'! Terminal 4 awaits...

20 comments:

  1. Wow Jenny! I just love this in the dark red/linen colors- the stains are so deep and dark on the dragonfly - great contrast to the lighter stamping on the tag background - the main panel looks so wonderfully stained! Happy Birthday to you and Anne! hugs, Julia xx

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  2. Happy Birthday Jenny and Anne... love the project!

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  3. Happy Birthday Jenny x have a wonderful day. It's certainly got off to a great start x your tag is divine and I love the colour palette. Huge congratulations on another publication too. Go girl xx
    Annie x

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  4. I absolutely adore this tag Jenny. The colour combination is just so sumptuous and vintage and your gorgeous stamping and embellishments just stunning. Have a lovely day today xxxx

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  5. A fantastic tag Jenny, that colour combination is so scrumptious and fits the Damask stamp set to perfection, it reminds me of beautiful Victorian wall paper. Love how you used the Classics 1 (one of my all time favourites) stamps to finish it. Beautiful all round!! Have a great day and happy birthday (again:o))

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  6. Fantastic tag! Happy Birthday to both you and Anne!

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  7. A beautiful tag! Jenny really love what the techniques you have used and the effects you have created . Love the staining !
    Hope you enjoy a lovely birthday ! x

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  8. Absolutely love where the journey took you Jenny, this is a stunning tag, the colour combo is fabulous! Happy Birthday right back to you too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Happy Birthday Jenny. Gorgeous tag, love the colours and the dimensional wings on the dragonfly. As always fabulous design. Love the text too. Tracy x x

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  10. Stunning tag, Jenny - the colours are perfect for a rich Victorian look, and I love how you've created the dragonfly. Fabulous work with the buff watercolour paper and the Hickory Smoke too - it looks like aged wax paper - love it!
    Alison xx

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  11. Oh yes, and happy birthday to you and Anne of course too! xx

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  12. Wow, this tag is great. Love the red!

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  13. Amazing tag Jenny! Gorgeous background and what a great idea to use buff colored watercolor paper -- perfect for your stamped images and sentiments. Love the color combo here. Pinned :) Happy Birthday!!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  14. SENSATIONAL tag! It looks so 3D like it's gonna lift right off the page...I love it AND Happy HaPpY BIRTHDAY to you both!!! :)

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  15. Adore your theatrical colour choice Jenny and your dragonfly is stunning, beautiful tag.
    Julie xx

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  16. WOWZERS, Jenny!! I completely LOVE your use of the Shabby Chic technique with the lighter colors!! Stunning background--I totally love it!! You are just soooo good!! :) :) The dragonfly is spectacular--I love its pen nib body!! See, there you go again being Awesome!! Just a wonderful stop at Terminal 3 of our July travels to-Destination Inspiration!! I'll be bringing the caboose through at Terminal 4 next week!! Toot Toot!! :) XOXO-Shari

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  17. Very pretty, Jenny! I so love those colors and pretty background! The dragonfly is gorgeous and make a great focal point! Love this! Hugs!

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  18. What a gorgeous tag Jenny! I love every single detail...your dragonfly is really an eye catcher:) Just wonderful.

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  19. Brilliant, always brilliant, Jenny! Love following your art and this tag is no different. That dragonfly is one of all time favorites, so classic!

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  20. Gorgeous Jenny and happy belated birthday to you and Anne, hope you both had a wonderful day!

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