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Sunday 2 August 2015

Finishing at Terminal 5

Hello to all of you and welcome to Terminal 5 as I finish with this month's final destination. I also would like to say that this will be my final posting for AVJ and I will truly miss travelling with such a great group of vintage beauties, so talented and full of inspiration. You could not ask for a better group and it has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this wonderful Tim inspired challenge blog!

Now onto my tag and what I pulled out of my travel bag!

1. Product - Any 'Classics' Stamp Set (Classics 18 and 7)
2. Technique - Shabby Chic - CC Vol 1, Page 49
3. Colour - Antique Linen
4. Substrate - Tag

As directed, I painted the tag in Black Soot and then randomly stamped the Artsy text and clear embossed. I wanted the opposite effect, so cut an arch and painted this with Antique Linen, and stamped the chess piece.

After the next step of painting and removing it, I also added a little extra background stamping around the arch and sanded some of the black paint off the arches. Next was to add a couple of metal embellishments and add a bit of Black Soot as well.

The sentiments were computer generated and all the elements in my travel bag were all used up!

So here is the round up of all the Creative Guides contributions for July.

Terminal 1 - Chris

Terminal 2 - Julie

Terminal 3 -  Jenny

Terminal 4 - Shari

Terminal 5 - Terry

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful week!

The Creative Guides will be here on Friday with a new challenge so we hope you will jump aboard and join the next leg of the journey.

Hugs Terry xxx


  1. Oh, we will miss you, Terry, but what a wonderful farewell tag. I love that texty background - such pretty colours with the black script - and the chess piece looks amazing on the canvas. Wishing you bon voyage for all your future adventures, and I'll be round to see you often at yours!
    Alison xx

  2. A really lovely tag Terry . Adore the background and the textured arch . Wishing you all the best in your future ventures . You will be missed dearly x

  3. What a great tag using the supplies in your travel bag Terry! Great background for the arch piece and love the stamps you used! So sorry to say goodbye as you leave the team - your creative inspiration will be missed! Julia xx

  4. Opps, I believe this posted early! I will miss being a part of such a wonderful DT, but I have to say the inspiration and support I have had before and during, I know will continue! You all are amazing in so many ways! Love and Hugs and see you in Blogland or here and there!

  5. All of the tags are awesome and beautiful examples of vintage. Terry, so sorry to see you leave AVJ but when it's time, you just know it. I have really enjoyed your creations and your tutorials. I know you will continue your beautiful projects in the days ahead. ❤️

  6. What a fantastic finale Terry, I just love what you did with the ingredients in your travel bag! The Antique Linen on the black is so striking and the text background looks fantastic, as does that chess piece!! Great to see all 5 tags together once more too! I am always amazed to see how people come up with such different things, yet all using the same ingredients.....

    Terry, you will be missed lots and lots from the team, but you must listen to your heart and do what is right for you! Like others have said, I too wish you all the very best for where your journey will take you next, and I will see you around in blogland!! BIG HUGS!!!

  7. Wow, wow, wow Terry, what an amazing way to sign off!! Your tag is fabulous, I love the Antique Linen against the black, the chess piece looks fabulous - as does the whole tag. You will be missed SO much, you already know how much I love your work and I will be visiting you often! Take care lovely lady.... Huge Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. What a fabulous tag using those wonderful ingredients in your bag! The background is stunning and I just love your choice of colours.

    It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know you and work alongside you here at AVJ and I will really miss your wonderful art and inspiration. All the very best for your new journey ahead and its just au revoir, not goodbye, as I shall be visiting your blog often. Love and best wishes. Jennie x

  9. A simply stunning creation Terry for your little goodbye! Love how you designed this and your technique is just sensational. You will be soooooo missed! Stay in touch, Nikki xxx

  10. Oh Terry, this is merely a so-long and not a good-bye--And who knows, maybe you'll come back and play in the AVJ challenges once in a while :) :) You've got a friend and follower in me anyway, so you can't get rid of me that easily ;) :) LOL!!
    As for this final creation you've made--Fabulous!! I just love it--Check Mate, My Dear, Check Mate!! Wonderful use of all of our DI essentials this month!! I'll be seeing you!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

  11. Terry, I love your tag, what a fabulous way to showcase the shabby chic technique and the combination of Antique Linen and Black Soot is wonderful. Love seeing all of the Creative Guides wonderful creations together, never ceases to amaze me how all of your beautiful projects are so unique and different using the same 'recipe'. I am going to miss seeing your wonderful art here at AVJ Terry but will be sure to follow you at your blog, wishing you much success with your future endeavours! Deb xo

  12. Wow Terry you certainly no how to make an exit....stunning tag. I will really miss your projects on the team but will continue to stop by your blog.
    Hugs, Julie x

  13. Truly Terry, what an awesome way to 'sign off'! LOVE the monochromatic look to this one (must get that stamp set too!) You will be missed terribly as part of the team but I know we'll all be staying in touch and dropping by your blog so you won't get rid of us that easily!!! Huge hugs lovely lady. Jenny xxx