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Monday, 11 January 2016

Destination Inspiration - January 2016 - Terminal #2


Hello Everyone,
Amanda here (Ink-A-Pink) and welcome to Terminal #2, the second leg of this months Destination Inspiration . 
Jenny greeted you all last week at Terminal #1 and she certainly offered lots of inspiration. Here's a reminder of what Jenny created 


Now its my turn to pick up our travel bag, remind you of its contents and continue our journey. 
1.Product- Archival ink 
2.Technique -Stamping 
3.Colour - Dusty Concord 
4. Substrate- Acrylic/ Clear packaging/ Acetate  
                                          
Yes that's it , just a few creative supplies but then I believe in travelling light so let's get started. 
When I make cards I like to think that after the event they are made for they don't necessarily have to be thrown away or stored away in a box somewhere gathering dust but instead can be turned into a piece of wall art so that is  what I have chosen to make!
I began with the Substrate, which for me was Acetate and using Tim Holtz Layered Butterfly and Emboss folder I created my butterfly. 
 
 
As acetate is clear and has a slick surface I used alcohol inks (love them)  to add colour to my acetate butterfly. I then manipulated the acetate with my fingers to give the butterfly dimension . 
 

Once happy with the colour I then applied gilding wax to the butterfly with my finger to enhance the emboss. I love how the wax transformed the appearance of the inked acetate giving it a real metallic look.
 

My altered acetate butterfly then guided the rest of my creativity so next I will show you  how I used the other items in my travel bag .
I selected a paper from Tim French Industrial paper pad


and added detail by stencilling and stamping using a few of Tim's Layering Stencils, Stamps, Distress Inks and Ranger Archival Inks. 


I also added some subtle paint splats using Antique Linen Distress Paint and my Tim Holtz Splatter brush. (Personally I think a worthy investment, if you haven't already got one). I distressed the edges of the paper panel with Distress Inks.
I adhered the background panel to a mount of Dusty Concord Coredinations paper cut to size. I ragged and distressed the edges of the mount with Dusty Concord and Ground Espresso Distress Inks.
Here's a few close ups of the background paper once complete




My card needed a quote so I stamped 'There is Beauty in Simplicity' onto a piece of cream card stock using Hydrangea Archival ink and mounted it onto Grey board. I inked the edges of both the Card stock and Grey board with Distress Inks - Dusty Concord and Ground Espresso respectively .


I also die cut three circles, two larger ones out of Grey board, one smaller one out of Cream Card stock and again applied Distress Inks to their circumferences. (Nearly said edges there!).  These would provide a grounding for my butterfly when I adhered in place which is all that was left to do. I adhered all the elements of my card with high tack double sided tape apart from the quote. This I adhered with foam pads as I wanted to lift it slightly off the background - it seemed to look better that way!


Thank you for accompanying me on this 2nd leg of the our Destination Inspiration. I hope I have inspired you to go and have some fun creating . Be sure to pop back next Monday when you will be able to see whats on offer at Terminal #3.
Our current Challenge is all about Vintage Travel and Luggage and we welcome you to join in with us. There's still plenty of time left as the challenge is open until the end of the month
We always love to see what you create and appreciate each and every one of your entries.

Hope you all have a lovely week and don't forget to visit us again soon . 
Take care 
Amanda
xxx 




 

45 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous butterfly you created out of the acetate Amanda - love the purple and the gold paste - and the background you created for your butterfly is absolutely beautiful with the stenciling and stampings - a very inspirational project using your traveling supplies! Julia xx

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    1. Thank you Julia much appreciated

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  2. Love how you were inspired by the travel supplies Amanda. The purple set against the background and the touch of gold is lovely. The butterfly really is very striking. The stencilling adds a lovely further layer of interest too. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you ever so! Tracy - appreciated

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the metallic shimmer on the buttefly - it makes it seem like it's already in motion. Just perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much Becca for you lovely words and for visiting today x

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  4. What stunning creations you continue to share with us, I'm definitely a "Pink" frequent flyer ❤️

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    1. hahaha! Thank you so Much! Teri for your wonderful comment that made me smile and thanks for flying with me here at AVJ x

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    1. Thank you ! Jane much appreciated x

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  6. Oh Amanda, what a stunning card!! Absolutely LOVE how the butterfly turned out and its setting with the circles is so clever and gives a great effect. The stencilled and stamped background looks fantastic too and such a clear description of the journey to get to you!! A fantastic piece of wall art for sure, who would not want to receive a card like that and then have it mounted on their wall..... Brilliant DI!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Astrid . So pleased you like it . Your words are much appreciated x

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  7. Oh my goodness Amanda I ADORE what you did to the butterfly! And the layers on that beautiful background are truly lush. Superb work! Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much! Jenny . Your kind words are much appreciated x

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  8. Beautiful creation Amanda with that stunning butterfly! Great first DI post! Nikki x

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    1. Thank you! Nikki It so lovely to know I did an ok job x

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  9. I thought the first pic of the butterfly looked great, but the gilding wax takes it to another level entirely, it is quite, quite stunning! I love the three circle idea to raise the butterfly too and your background is fantastic! What a fabulous first DI post from you Amanda - great step by steps too! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Anne for your lovely comment. Your lovely kind words are greatly appreciated . xx

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  10. Wow Amanda, just stunning!! The gilding wax really brought your butterfly to life and I love the subtle brick pattern in the background. So beautiful! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Pamellia Much appreciated x

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  11. Gorgeous! The colour & gilding on your butterfly is amazing & I love all the details on your background! Thank you for the inspiration, Amanda.
    {Julia}

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    1. Thank you very much! Julia . Its lovely to know II've offered you a little inspiration x

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  12. Such a fabulous and inspirational use of the Travelling Bag supplies Amanda. The butterfly is really amazing especially with the gilding wax. A lovely project for our DI this week. Jennie x

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    1. Thank you so much! Jennie I'm looking forward to Terminal #3 ;) x

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  13. Love what you have created, the butterfly is fabulous

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    1. Thanks ever so Dawn and Thanks too for stopping by x

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  14. Amanda, what an amazing piece that you have created with the contents of your travel bag! Your butterfly is spectacular, the gilding just makes it sing! and your background is fab with all the lovely stamped layers and spatters. Love that you have designed it so it can be displayed as a beautiful home decor piece once the card has been enjoyed, what a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing it and can't wait to see what's in store for us at Terminal #3! Deb xo

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    1. Thank you so much! Deb your kindness is appreciated x

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  15. Amanda, this is truly fantastic! That butterfly is AMAZING, what a wonderful technique. So excited about this, TFS!

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    1. Aw thank you ! Team Clark so much and thanks for stopping by today x

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  16. A truly stunning card, you have showcased your DI post in an amazing way. Fabulous work.
    Hugs, Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie for your kindness x

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  17. Amanda, this piece is beautifully artistic from top to bottom! Your butterfly is AMAZING with it's purple color, but then, WHAM, you knocked it out of the ballpark with that gilding wax! And I love how you worked your background, adding dimension and depth through use of the stencils, stamps and color. Just a wonderful work of art!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara for your lovely kind words . Much appreciated and really touched x

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  18. Amanda your card is truly amazing. I love the colors and the dimension you created. Fabulous result !!!
    Thank you for sharing your awesome art..
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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    1. Thank you so much ! Monica for your lovely kind comment . Much appreciated x

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  19. Stunning butterfly Amanda perfect star of a beautiful card I love it.
    MaggieH

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    1. Thank you ! Maggie Much appreciated x

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  20. Utterly delightful Amanda, the colours, textures and that gorgeous butterfly - wow I love it all. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much ! Brenda for your lovely kind words! Much appreciated xx

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    1. aw thank you so much Samantha and thanks too for stopping by today . Much appreciated big hugs xx

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous work, Amanda! Stunning result!

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    1. Thank you so much! Kay and thanks for stopping by today x

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  23. This must be one of the comments from my iPad that got eaten... bah! A fabulous card, Amanda - the gilding on the butterfly is so gorgeous, and I just love the subtle layers in the background.
    Alison xx

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