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Monday, 9 November 2015

Destination Inspiration - November - Terminal #1

All Aboard at Terminal #1!   Greetings fellow Vintage Journey travelers!  Julia here today as your AVJ Creative Guide for this week's Destination Inspiration journey!  We always travel light on these journies - and for the next 4 Mondays in November our travel trunks will contain these 4 essential items:
1.  Product - Idea-ology Ribbon or Jute
2.  Technique - Smudge Stamping - Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 pg 42
3.  Color - Rusty Hinge
4.  Substrate - a Card 
I went a little dimensional with my card today - using Tim's Acorn Blueprint Framelits along with a mix of Rusty  Hinge and Ground Espresso Distress Inks for fall.  The technique we are using this month is Smudge Stamping.  First I stamped my image on a piece of Ranger Specialty Paper and then immediately rubbed over the image with a clean sponge - giving it a great smudged look! (I tried regular card stock first but the ink dried before I could "smudge" it!! Lesson learned!)
Next I stamped one of the Ledger Script stamps in Rusty Hinge around the Acorn stamping and smudged that in the same manner. (I later cut my panel down to 4"x4".)
 I stamped the acorn a few more times on pieces of Specialty Paper using the same technique of smudging and die cut the individual pieces.
 I layered them over the panel with different thicknesses of foam dots (more under the 'hat' of the acorn, less under the side piece), added a piece of Regions Beyond Tissue Tape on the left side, adhered a piece of Linen Ribbon (sponged with Rusty Hinge) behind the sentiment - attaching it with sweet little Star Fasteners. I layered the whole panel to a slightly larger panel of brown cardstock and layered that to my Rustic Cream card base.  Final card size 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Here are a few close ups to show the layering.
Lovely colors for the fall season - don't you think?! I hope you have enjoyed your journey with me today at Terminal #1.  We always appreciate your traveling along with us on A Vintage Journey!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. this is so wonderful Julia - love the color, it conveys fall in a most beautiful way. S@ndy xx

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  2. Fantastic Julia! Love the way you've added real dimension to this beautiful design. Jenny x

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  3. Simply stunning Julia! Beautifully put together! The smudge stamping effect you have achieved looks amazing! Fabulous card!!!

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  4. Love, love this Julia, it's very evocative of late autumn when the leaves have changed to yellows, golds and browns. A fabulous card and great start to showing us how we could use the four essentials in this month's travel bag. xxx

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  5. I just love the rustic earthy colour tones, Julia, and the smudge stamping looks brilliant - really adding to the texture of the whole thing. A really fabulous card created from the contents of your travel bag - I love it.
    Alison xx

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  6. Fabulous autumnal colour palette Julia and love the smudge stamping, it gives such a lovely time worn look to your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

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  7. Oh Julia, I love what you did with this travel trunk of goodies, the colours are so beautifully autumnal and you have created some wonderful dimension with your layering - LOVE this!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Absolutely STUNNING in every way..... WOW. j.

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  9. A really fabulous card ! Julia The smudged effect stamping is perfect for your choice of image - along with the colours it gives a real autumnal worn appearence . Love the dimension too x

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  10. Sorry to be late catching up Julia! You have created a fabulous card with those four ingredients - I love the smudged effect and your choice of colours is just so Autumn. Great layering too to create such wonderful dimension. Gorgeous! Jennie x

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  11. Gorgeous colors and great project!

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  12. Fabulous use of this months ingredients Julia, love how it looks like a wood finish.
    Julie x

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  13. Great card ... with so much Tim Holtz goodness going on... the smudge technique is great !

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