Hop aboard, on the first leg of the journey for January, here at Terminal 1, with a brand new line-up of essential items in our travel bags this month!
1. Product - Archival Inks
2. Technique - Stamping
3. Colour - Dusty Concord
4. Substrate - Acetate
Now that's a line up that could get you quaking in your boots eh?!!! Undeterred, I took heart from Tim Holtz' chosen theme for his 2016 12 Tags Challenge - Technique Remix. To be honest we've been revisiting his techniques since day one here at A Vintage Journey; there's no point investing in all those products and working through one tag tutorial only to abandon it completely right? So my Remix is a blend of Alcohol Ink Resist (Compendium of Curiosities Vol II, page 59) and one section of Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 - April.
Bearing in mind recent celebrations, this one has a real Hogmanay feel to it! Let's get started...
First up, the tartan background. Apply a mix of Denim, Cranberry and Stonewashed (or similar) alcohol inks onto a panel of acetate (about A5 size) using a blending tool and allow them to dry.
The next bit is explained in Tim's book; I used the Plaid background with Jet Black Archival.
Trim to size and adhere to a square of plain white card using Glossy Accents (ink side down). I added lines of it along the stamped lines so it didn't matter when any showed through.
On the clean side of the acetate stamp the smaller of the Ledger Script backgrounds, again with Jet Black Archival Ink.
Now for some lucky heather. Here's where the Dusty Concord comes in... dab a generous amount of Distress Paint over black card, allowing bubbles to form/pop and leave some of the black exposed. We are going for the look of stylised 'heather' here so it needs to look a little mottled! Either allow to air dry or blast with your heat gun.
When dry, use a Spiky Floral punch to cut out five flowers, edging them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a blending tool.
Cut one of the flowers in half, then shape the edges of three with your Remnant Rub tool. Layer the shaped ones over the flat ones, gluing together with Glossy Accents. Set aside to dry.
Cut a couple of spiky stems from Coredinations Kraft Core card using the Holiday Greens Thinlits. Having spent many an hour die cutting this stuff I always sand mine back before die cutting to prevent tearing any leaves. When cut, edge with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Now on to the 2014 April Tag element - cover a strip of Grungepaper with Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Paints, spritz with water (to allow the paints to blend) and dry.
Sand back roughly over the dry Grungepaper to reveal the surface, then blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the top.
Use the Trellis Frameworks die to cut a trellis shape and glue onto the dry acetate background. I added an extra bit from a previous project. Keep all spare bits together as you can piece them together to create gorgeous collage/mosaic looks.
Now to signify the passing of time. Colour a small piece of card with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain, dry, and blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the top. Stamp the clock with Jet Black Archival Ink using the stamp from the Possibilities Framelits set.
Layering all these elements on with clock hands and fasteners, you'll see I've also added an Enamel Tag with Remnant Rubs over some inked Linen Ribbon. Add a coordinating colour card background border, glue onto your card blank, and hey presto you're done!
Meantime a quick reminder that our current challenge 'Vintage Travel and Luggage', hosted by the one and only Brenda Brown, is up and running to the end of the month. It would be fantastic to see your creations! And if you haven't done so already, make sure you check out what my talented teamies have created to inspire you.
For now, take care of yourselves! Jenny xxx
What a beautiful creation using the supplies in your travel trunk Jenny! love how you used the acetate - the pretty plaid - beautiful trellis and flowers - thanks for showing just how you put it together! Julia xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much Julia! Jenny xDelete
A great step x step tut Jenny! And a great way to use the techniques in a different way. So beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Dot! Jenny xDelete
Wonderful creation with the 4 elements plus 2 x techniques thrown in! Really effective result... Must try the alcohol ink technique, never done this. Have a good week xxxReplyDelete
Thank you so much Nikki! Jenny xDelete
Fantastic use of the items in your travel bag Jenny, the plaid background is superb and the stylised 'heather' on the trellis is simply gorgeous! Anne xReplyDelete
Thank you so much Anne! Jenny xDelete
Such a wonderful way to use all those items in your travel bag Jenny - I just love the background and the whole Scottish feel to the card. Gorgeous use of the colours and fabulous embellishments. "Braaly fine wark" as they would say here! Jennie xReplyDelete
Thank you so much Jennie! Glad you approve. Jenny xDelete
First of all, I totally love the result of the very clever use of the items in your travel bag Jenny, and how clever to combine those different techniques! A great step by step too! And like Jennie says, it spell Hogmanay all over, - brilliant!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Nikki! Glad you approve. Jenny xDelete
Fabulous use of the travel bag contents ! Jenny I love using the alcohol resist technique and the way you have used it to create your tartan background - so clever and very effective . Equally fab trellis and heather . Wonderful composition of all your elements and embellishments .ReplyDelete
Now how do I follow this I wonder ???
Thank you so much Amanda! I'm sure your DI will be fabulous. Jenny xDelete
Wonderful use of the travel bag ingredients Jenny. I love your tartan backdrop, so striking . The trellis and colour is gorgeous. The heather is a lovely addition. Tracy xReplyDelete
Thank you so much Tracy! Jenny xDelete
Fabulous step by step and loving the design and ingredients.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Linda! Jenny xDelete
Oh wow Jenny this is superb, such a wonderful mix of textures, techniques and colour. You certaily have come up with a stunner here (as you always do). xxxReplyDelete
Thank you so much Brenda! Jenny xDelete
It is great to revisit Tim's techniques - wonderful project here and a great blow by blow accountReplyDelete
Thank you so much Val! Jenny xDelete
Fabulous card, Jenny! Love the lila. Need to use purple more in my projects. Thanks for inspiring me. Hugs, SandraReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sandra! Jenny xDelete
Magnificent start to this inspiration journey, Jenny!! I love all the techniques, but especially how you created the trellis.... love the whole thing! Happy New Year to you.... can't wait to see more of your beautiful work along the way. xxx LynnReplyDelete
Thank you so much Lynn! Happy New Year to you too. Jenny xDelete
I don't know how in the world you think to do all of this - now that creativity at its best with such gorgeous colors too!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sandy! Jenny xDelete
What a great Scottish look for Hogmanay! Lovely colours of heather and bracken - and great work with the alcohol inks.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Alison! Jenny xDelete
Just gorgeous! You have a lovely blog. I love vintage! Happy 2016. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Linda! Happy New Year! Jenny xDelete
Loving the tartan background on this Jenny, great to re-visit some of these techniques and you have put them together so brilliantly, with a great step by step. Mo xReplyDelete
Thank you so much Mo! Jenny xDelete
Jenny, what an amazing card created with the contents of your travel bag! Your tartan background is inspired and I adore your stylized heather, brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all, Deb xoReplyDelete
Thank you so much Deb! Jenny xDelete
I just enjoyed reading about your process, but the end result is FAB-U-LASSS! Love that plaid background and the pop of blue from the trellis. So inspiring and such a great start to the New Year! Hugs!ReplyDelete
What an amazing creation to kick off the DI posts Jenny. Love everything about your card.ReplyDelete
Purple tartan yummy perfect background for your beautiful card thank you for all the step by steps great techniques........ it's always good to revisit Tiim's techniques too.ReplyDelete