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Monday, 10 August 2015

Destination Inspiration - Departing from Terminal 1

Hi Fellow Travellers, it's Julie from Juliz Design Post here. Lovely to have you joining me on our monthly journey.
This month my fellow Creative Guides and myself have chosen four 'Tim Goodies' for this journey which are -

1. Product - Alcohol Inks
2. Technique - Alcohol Ink Ombré CC Vol 3, Page 57
3. Colour - Butterscotch
4. Substrate - Metal Foil Tape

Using all of the above elements this is how my project came together.

Starting with the Umbrella Man I placed my Metal Foil Tape on to Cereal Box card, die cut him out and ran through my Embossing Folder. Using my applicator tool I added my Alcohol Ink followed by some Distress Paint, letting it dry slightly before polishing with a rag to buff it up.

Next I glued some Correspondence Paper to cardboard and die cut out my Postage Stamp die, adding some Stamping for interest, a couple of Screw Brads and Industrious Stickers. You will also notice I added a little Distress Paint around the edges, this draws your eyes into the middle of my Frame.

In this photo you will see my complimentary colours of Alcohol Ink used to give my Ombré effect. I placed each colour separately onto my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool applying it on to my Speciality Stamping Paper. Once I was happy with the shades I then blended with Alcohol Blending Solution.

Next stage was to stamp my Sentiment and layer up my Cogs stamping with first and second generation ink.

Another photo of my finished project.

I hope you have enjoyed my post and feel inspired to try out these techniques. Our Current Challenge for this month is Things with Wings and next Monday you will see another Creative Guide using the same products and techniques at Terminal 2.

Thanks for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments you leave for us, we all appreciate them so much.

Julie x


  1. What vibrant colors on this Julie! Love the orange ombre colors of the sentiment panel - your embossed 'metal' rainman and lovely frame - a wonderful design and great use of the supplies in your travel bag!! Julia xx

  2. Drooling here. Those colors are gorgeous and so well blended into an ombré masterpiece. Wowzers! That sentiment is profoundly true and I need to get that stamp. Awesome sauce Julie! AI are so versatile and amazing! Hugz. ~Niki

  3. Gorgeous piece Julie. The yellows work so well with the metal umbrella man x

  4. Brilliant, Julie - I love the metallic texture of Umbrella Man and your postage frame is just fantastic!
    Alison xx

  5. A fabulous project using one of my fave Tim dies Julie Love him in his textured metal and the feel of a reflected glow you have given him with the alcohol ink . The postage stamp frame is great and love the stamping detail on the correspondence papers .

  6. I absolutely love this Julie! The ombre effect looks stunning in those colours and I love the frame you created. The industrious stickers and screws are just the perfect finishing touch too! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. I LOVE IT! The metal man looks fab and love the ombre shades you have chosen! So vibrant against the metal.

  8. Umbrella Man never looked so amazing!! Love the postage stamp base and your metal technique is just wonderful! Great project Julie! hugs :)

  9. Fabulous Julie - what a wonderful mixture of techniques and products and the metal man looks wonderful. I never use him enough! Thanks for such great inspiration x

  10. Fabulous techniques Julie - so much in one piece - a wonderful creation. x

  11. Julie, I love the way you combined the required elements and worked that ombre technique! All the layers are beautifully combined! Hugs!

  12. Brilliant Julie, that's a few times in the space of a week Umbrella man has popped up on various makes, I'd forgotten how good he looks lol
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  13. Brilliant Julie, what a clever way to use Umbrella man! Love how you put this together, what a clever way to use all the ingrediets in your travel bag!

  14. Oh - just WONDERFUL Julie... Wow.... love the colors and all the ways you combined your ingredients to PERFECTION. j.

  15. Lovely Julie and a very informative tutorial too. Happy crafting, Angela x

  16. Fabulous Julie, love your colour palette and the wonderful texture on the umbrella man die!

  17. This truly is superb Julie. Love that clever background and the way you've edged the postage stamp die cut. Jenny x

  18. Totally Wonderful, Julie!! I love how you've brought all of this month's DI elements together, especially with such a wonderful & positive quote to carry us through our own creativity! Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari


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