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Monday, 7 December 2015

Destination Inspiration - December - Terminal #1

Hello everyone, Anne  here! 

Hop aboard, on the first leg of the journey for December, here at Terminal 1, with a brand new line-up of essential items in our travel bags this month!

1.  Product - Remnant Rubs
2.  Technique  - Extreme Masking (Compendium of Curiosities I, page 61)
3.  Colour  -  Festive Berries
4.  Substrate  -  ATC


At first I felt a little challenged by the travel bag contents but once I got started I really enjoyed the process and ended up making several pieces, all ATCs of course, but the technique could easily be applied to larger projects.


The technique can be found on Page 61 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities I.

This is an interesting technique, it is not one that I have used before. 
(Apologies for the photos, it is very miserable and wet here)

I have had a set of Tim's masks in my stash for years and never used them so I got them out along with some Ranger Speciality Stamping artist trading cards and my chosen colours of ink - Festive Berries and Blueprint Sketch. 
I laid down the mask with a sticky note at the bottom to create a grounding for the snowman.
I applied the technique as outlined in Tim's book.
Next I over-stamped using a word stamp from Tim's Merchantile set of stamps.
I chose my Remnant rubs and applied these.  The Tim Holtz Rub on tool never lets me down....
To create the scarf and to use the required Festive Berries, I cut a thin length of gauze and soaked it in Festive Berries Distress Spray Stain and dried this with a heat tool.
To attach the scarf I used a large eye needle and poked two holes on either side of the snowman's neck and threaded it through.  I think it gives a much more realistic appearance.
For my second attempt, I did the technique and then I used some sticky back canvas to create a scarf, which was stained with Festive Berries Distress Spray Stain.  I wasn't so happy with the result on this one...
For my third and final ATC I cut an ice skate from Tim's Movers and Shapers die and applied some re-positionable glue to the back of the skate so that the colour would not seep underneath.
  The stamping on the skate was created with a freebie stamp (not sure where it came from).  The base colour is Festive Berries.  I love the combination of the red, white and blue on this one.
Finally, here are my two favourite ATCs.  I am going to punch a little hole in the top corner of each one and used them as gift tags - I might even make some more!

It has been lovely to have you travel along with me here, I hope you will come back next week to see what's on offer in Terminal 2!

Our current challenge, hosted by the lovely Annie, is 'Vintage Christmas' (details HERE) and it would be lovely to see you joining in.  Do please check out what my talented teamies have created to inspire you.

Hugs, Anne xx

33 comments:

  1. Both are wonderful. I like the text inside the white snowy, and that blue background just gleams! Then I think I like the skate better (probably due to the fantastic red background). Liked the blue snowflake in the white skate! I have some of these masks, and don't think I've ever used them. Also liked the way you inserted the died scarf around Snowy's neck. The ribbon looked very textured. Perhaps the canvas was too 'thick'?...Great work on both of these - easy to see you had fun. TFS & Hugs

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  2. What a fun masking technique and beautiful ATC's Anne! I love the shapes you used and the stampings inside the shapes - the colors are so vibrant and festive - these will make great gift tags - wonderful job with the contents of your travel bag!! Julia xx

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  3. Oh Anne these are superb! I love both equally and can easily see why you've become addicted. Don't the white remnant rubs work perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing. Jenny x

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  4. loved this technique...thanks for sharing your cute ATC's Anne xxx

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  5. Genius!! I absolutely adore your ATCs, and what a clever way to use the items in your travel bag!!I love the way you added the scarf, so clever and the skate with that beautiful snow flake is stunning!! Brilliant DI and thank you for the inspiration. I now "need" those white remnant rubs.....

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  6. Love your ATC's Anne x it certainly looks like you had fun with all the elements. Love the snowman, the technique is so effective.
    Great step by step too x

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

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  7. What a fantastic , clever way to use all the ingredients in the travel bag! Anne . These two ATC's are fabulous in creation, colour and design . Such an inspirational post and thank you so much for sharing how you created these two beauties . hugs xx

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  8. Wonderful! Love the idea for the scarf on the first one.

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  9. Wow, these are so much fun Anne! I love this technique and you have really made it pop with those vibrant colours! The scarf is brilliant. hugs :)

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  10. Fantastic use of the technique...so innovative! What a genius idea to make the scarf! These aren't just tags...they ARE the gift! Wonderful work! Hugs!

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  11. Extreme masking...that sounds serious! So excited about this as I actually have everything I need to participate. Woo hoo! Awesome ATCs, Anne. If you change your mind about making them into tags I'd love to trade with you. I'm an ATC fanatic. :)

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  12. Fabulous Christmas ATC's and a great technique.
    MaggieH

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  13. These are great Anne, I have also not seen this technique before x

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  14. You are always full of good ideas on how to do a certain challenge. I think you makes will make great gift tags!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  15. Lovely ATC's Anne, the extreme masking works so well particularly in the festive colour palette. Love the imagery you chose and the stamping inside each works beautifully. Tracy x

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  16. Fabulous ATCs Anne and I agree they would make wonderful Christmas tags.
    Have a great week.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  17. Your ATCs/tags are really fabulous, Annie! I like the scarf which you didn't like as much ~ fits my neatnik-everything-tidy personality, doesn't it? Whereas you are more carefree, wind-blowing-through-your-scarf kind of girl! Hmmm, what do you think? Shall I open a shop to psychoanalysis paper crafting artists? hahahaha! I could have hamster-petting therapy for those of us anal types who need quieting down, especially now that I have so many of the darn things. Might as well put them to work! Oh, sorry, is this a public forum? Well, I'd best be off then ... Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  18. absolutely brilliant work Anne - I have not done this technique either - must look into it - your stamp looks like one the chocolate baroque did as a craft stamper freebie a few years ago - love that stamp!!! I like both scarves - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

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  19. Beautiful ATCs, Anne! The designs are fantastic with your techniques used.

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  20. These are stunning makes Anne! Thanks for sharing terrific how to. I'm not good at masking at all so would run a mile from attempting these - you have achieved superb results. Nicola x

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  21. I'd forgotten all about those masks! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

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  22. Both take me back to my Grammie's house Anne - years ago when we used to hang her ornaments. Both of these remind me of some cards she had on her tree. Love them both. But especially like the scarf on the snowman!!! You just made my day with these.... I'm smiling. So fabulously done. Merry Christmas to you sweet gal. Hugs. j.

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  23. Anne - these are great! Definitely a technique I've got to try, as I love how your ATCs came together! xxx Lynn

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  24. i love these!!! it makes me want to dig out my book and play along!

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  25. Anne, this is extremely awesome! I so love what you have done here and those ATC's are wonderful! Now I will have to go dust off #1! Love these! Hugs!

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  26. Fabulous ATCs Anne. I prefer the ribbon scarf to the canvas one.
    Toni xx

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  27. Anne,what fabulous ATC's! I've never tried this technique but after seeing your lovely results I am definitely going to give it a try. Love your snowman with the windswept gauze scarf and the ice skate is wonderful with the lovely blue stamping. Thanks so much for sharing them! Deb xo

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  28. Completely inspired!! Gonna open up that book and try this!! Thanks for sharing - love them!

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  29. Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments, I really appreciate each and every one! Hugs, Anne xx

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  30. These are fabulous! Love the colours - so vibrant and striking - they will make awesome gift tags xxx

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  31. How brilliant, Anne - an inspired start to the DI month. I love your wordy snowman, and I agree the first scarf is the nicer one, in fact I'd say it's sensational! Fabulous ice skate too, and wonderful work with the colours. Bright, bold and beautiful.
    Alison xx

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  32. Fabulous Anne - not an easy travel bag! I just love the symmetry you have achieved with your snowman using the text stamping and the remnant rubs. And has already been said the scarf is inspired xxxx

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  33. Wonderful oh creative one! I think I like the snowman the best. Anne - I am going to create this year and be active if I never cook another meal or make another bed. One can eat sandwiches all time time!
    Sandy xx

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