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Monday, 5 October 2015

Destination Inspiration October Terminal 1

Hello Everyone and welcome to a new month and a new journey and of course a whole new set of essential items in our travel bag. Jennie here as your travel companion at Terminal 1 - the first leg of our weekly journey with four Creative Guides through the month.

So what do we have in our bag this month to inspire you:


Product: Distress Spray Stain
Technique: Layering Stencil Embossing 
(Compendium of Curiosities III p.50)
Colour: Hickory Smoke
Substrate: A Tag


So with this bag of possibilities I had fun creating this tag:


I had this rather lovely idea in my head of a subtle yellow toning with the Hickory Smoke, but hey ho I reached for Fossilised Amber instead of Scattered Straw!


I blended a combination of  both Hickory Smoke and Fossilised Amber Distress Inks through the Harlequin Layering Stencil and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I wasn't too sure where I was going next so decided to spray my Hickory Smoke here and there and got some gorgeous different tones where it was sprayed over the embossing.


I used a large text background stamp and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to  fill the blank areas of the tag. All a bit hit and miss but I do quite like this effect! I also blended Hickory Smoke around the edges of the tag.


I sprayed a piece of Ranger manilla cardstock with both Hickory Smoke and Fossilised Amber Distress Spray Stain and cut out lots of leaves using the new Framelits set. I had the idea of also using flowers at this stage, but changed my mind later!


This was my master board paper. I do find Framelits get the most out of any piece of cardstock as it really is easy to cut just about everywhere!


The leaves got a coating of Rock Candy Distress Crackle.


Then it was time to put everything together on the tag. I found the small flowers were just too tiny for the tag and one large cream coloured Tattered Floral Rose worked better. I also found the strong colours needed more cream to set them off and so used some paper string and stamens (sadly these got stuck down in a clump by mistake !!) and die cut a Stylised Label (remember those !) which I overstamped and spritzed with Hickory Smoke.


And so there you have it - my completed tag. Do travel back next Monday for the next stage of our journey where another Creative Guide will be waiting for you at Terminal 2 with a completely new project using the essential items in our travel bag for this month.

Thank you for joining me at Terminal 1.

Jennie x



24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful composition on your lovely tag Jennie! the colors are devine - the perfect mix of the Amber and Hickory smoke - the layered leaves and stems is beautiful with your wonderful flower in the center and I love the text background - great job using the contents of your travel bag!! Julia xx

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  2. LOVE how those two main colours play against each other Jennie! What a happy accident that was. A beautiful and delicate bouquet as ever and the stencilling works perfectly on the background. Jenny x

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  3. I love your bright tag! Thank you for showing the procedure!
    Lia xx

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  4. Fabulous tag Jennie, the background looks absolutely stunning and the way you have put the other elements together with one of your stunning flowers at the centre is just perfect! The colour combination is very striking too!

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  5. What a fantastic colour combination and such a beautiful tag. Love the autumnal flower and leaves and the crackle looks wonderful. Such a great project from your travel bag components. xxx

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  6. It's beautiful, Jennie - I love the warmth of the Amber with the Hickory Smoke, and the subtle textures make a lovely setting for your stunning flower.
    Alison xx

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the golden tones and the beautiful flower and leaves.

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  8. What a happy mistake! This is gorgeous!

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  9. Stunning colour combo! Love the stencilling and die-cuts. Which background text stamp did you use? It looks super handy.

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  10. I really love the simplicity of this tag. It has just the right amount of everything! The color turned out beautifully! I have made similar mistakes, but somehow it all works out. I really love this background and the depth you created with only inks. I don't enjoy playing with the paste so much because it's a big ole mess! Perfect tag, so inspiring!

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  11. so glad you reached for the fossilised amber jennie ... this is ab fab xxx

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  12. LOVe the contrast between the grey and yellow! So much beautiful detail on this tag!

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  13. Such a gorgeous colour combo Jennie! Such elegance as usual, really stunning. Nikki xx

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  14. Such an elegant tag with a beautiful design and the colour combo works so well together.
    Julie x

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  15. Silly Blogger will not let me leave a message - grrr. Your tag is stunning, I love the wonderful colour choices you made Jennie, they look fabulous. Cream was a perfect additional choice on your gorgeous tag! Love this. Anne xx

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  16. Love this tag. Every element is wonderfully added and described, TFS. The colors are so beautifully combined.
    S@ndy xx

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  17. this is one of the BEST backgrounds I have seen in a long time - way to go Jennie!

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  18. Your tag is gorgeous and your flower is beyond gorgeous but that comes as no surprise to me! Everything is a beautiful dance to see!
    Sandy xx

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  19. Be.Still.My.Hear. !!!!! What is not to love about this tag??? The color combo is perfect for fall, and those leaves look so real, I can almost hear the crunch underfoot! Your background is inspiring, and the entire composition is just elegant! LOVE it, and pinned! Hugs!

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  20. Fabulous new Destination Inspiration recipe, love the combination of the Fossilized Amber and Hickory Smoke Jennie and the embossed stenciling came out beautifully! The cream rose is a perfect accompaniment, thanks so much for sharing this lovely tag! Deb xo

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  21. Beautiful tag! I love the yellows. It gives it a bright, warm feeling.

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  22. Absolutely Gorgeous! Jennie Love everything about your tag from start to finish ! Fabulous demonstration of how to use the DI with class x

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