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Monday, 17 August 2015

Destination Inspiration, Now Calling At Terminal 2...

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny (Pushing The Right Buttons) here with the second stop on our August Destination Inspiration. I'm travelling light again (something that's become a necessity of late) with this month's essentials;
  • Product - Alcohol Inks
  • Technique - Alcohol Ink Ombré CC Vol 3, Page 57
  • Colour - Butterscotch
  • Substrate - Metal Foil Tape
And here's where those ingredients have taken me this time…



I started this one with the ombre effect using the Butterscotch and some Sandal Alcohol Ink. It needed the stamping over and the choice of the Papillon background set in combination with the yellow tones my mind racing in one direction. The foil tape elements cried out for die cutting and embossing before the Butterscotch was combined with Latte Alcohol Ink blended over the top. Yellow, Paris... it had to be a celebration of this year's Tour de France, and I found just the right embellishment in Tim's French Industrial Paper Stash collection. My cyclist was distressed (spritz and flick) and watercoloured with a detailer nib brush and some Distress Markers.



Now for some layering; the matching Papillon Texture Fade embossing folder was used on some mustard kraft core card before being rubbed over with darker shades of Distress Ink. For anyone who followed the race this year you'll know the winner, Chris Froome achieved the double success of overall race winner and winner of the King of the Mountains jersey (traditionally a white and red polka dot pattern). Thankfully Tim's Correspondence Paper Stash collection came to the rescue this time, providing the perfect layer to represent this. Finally some glazed die cut lettering, a couple of cog wheels, Remnant Rubs, Small Talk stickers, stamping and coordinating twine completed the look. And on the reverse I added a handwritten description of Chris's amazing feats.



I'm pleased to report this tag has now found a home with someone who got equally caught up in the excitement of the Tour this year. As for me I await the Vuelta a Espana with bated breath.

For now 'All aboard'! Terminal 3 awaits...

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous tag, love the homage to Chris Froome and his amazing victory.

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  2. A magnificent achievement by Chris Froome and a magnificent tag by you Jenny! The details on the tag are wonderful, I love how you incorporated the red and white accents to represent King of the Mountains. All of the details are superb. As you know, David was quite touched to receive this gorgeous piece of art, he is a lifetime follower of the Tour de France and he too is waiting with bated breath for the Vuelta a Espana too. A truly beautiful piece of work Jenny.... Anne xx

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  3. Fabulous tag Jenny and what great use of those travelling essentials! Love all the chosen sentiments, so well deserved by Chris Froome! I bet David will have loved it and what a kind thought to give it to him!

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  4. What a fabulous piece of creativity Jenny - I just love the idea and, of course, the execution of it is magnificent! You should send a copy to Team Sky ( is he still riding with them - I am a bit out of touch!)

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  5. Gorgeous Jenny! The metal elements have such a wonderful effect on them. Beautiful tag and perfect for the theme, I bet David just loved it! hugs :)

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  6. An Absolutely fabulous Tag! Jenny in every way . Love the added extra on the reverse of the tag - a great idea and definitely gives real meaning to your creativity. So wonderful that you were able to send your tag to a real fan of the Tde F . I bet it will be treasured for a long time .
    Hope you had a lovely holiday hugs x

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  7. Gorgeous tag Jenny, I love the touch of colour on the cyclist and the backdrop and embossing is gorgeous. . Love the reverse of the tag too. How lovely that you sent your tag to a real fan, one to treasure. Tracy x

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  8. Ooh, scrumptious - that embossed panel is fabulous, and I love how you've layered it up with the other elements especially that spectacular Eiffel Tower. Great tinting on the cyclist to celebrate Chris Froome's victory - a brilliant tag.
    Alison xx

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  9. a stunning make jenny ... fabulous colours and great techniques. hugs rachel x

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  10. Wonderful art and a very thoughtful gift!

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  11. A fabulous make Jenny - I absolutely adore all those wonderful layers and so fabulous to use the Yellow Ombre technique for the yellow jersey! We are great fans of the Tour having seen it a number of times (on bikes) in France and your tag really does do it proud. Just stunning! Jennie x

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  12. A great tag, it brought back the excitement of seeing those heroes pedal past my front door a few short weeks ago (stage Digne les brains - Praloup) glad you enjoyed the Tour, roll on the Vuelta!

    Sally

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  13. What a wonderful tag Jenny with great use of the ingredients and a super piece of memorabilla for David to treasure.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  14. Such a fun tag, Jenny!! I can feel the excitement of the race and win emanating from this layered celebration!! The Butterscotch color is absolutely perfect for this Tour de France homage, Jenny! Another Fabulous creation in this month's travels along our Destination Inspiration journey!! I'll meet up at Terminal 3 :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  15. What a wonderfully designed tag with the travel essentials Jenny! The colors are so bright and full of light! love the touches of metal and the wonderful story of the biker - not being a follower of the Tour de France - I learned something today! Love the black letters too!! Julia xx

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  16. Wonderful Jenny, love how you showcased Chris' amazing accomplishment on this beautiful tag, fabulous ombre and love all the layers. Thanks for sharing it!

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  17. A beautifully designed and made card!!! I love your Eiffel Tower!!!

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