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Monday 22 February 2016

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 3

Hi everyone.............. Annie here at Terminal 3 and I am delighted to be joining you on this leg of your journey. In my luggage I have the items from the February Travel bag, which are as follows:
   Product :Tim Holtz stamps
Colour : Hickory Smoke
Technique: Spritz & Flick
Substrate: Card
I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration provided by Sandy and Astrid, who were posted at Terminal's 1 & 2 this month. I am always amazed at the variations in projects you can produce with the same bag of crafty items.
So let's get this journey started:
This is the finished card, but I shall take you through the various steps in the photographs  below x
First of all I Inked all of the card (Substrate) with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Colour), using my blending tool. I  also placed a circle on top of the card and blended the ink around it, giving me a lovely sun or moon. I also took Tim's Wildflower Stencil, blending in more of the Hickory Smoke.
The stencilling is now completed in the photograph below and is ready for more layers of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. 
 In the photograph below I applied the Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to Tim Holtz New Wildflower Stamps (Product). Again you can see the variations that one colour can provide.
 Below I stamped Tim's Wildflower stamp in Versamrk, then applied white embossing powder.  (remember to make sure that the DI is dry before you apply the powder as it will stick to the distress ink if the surface is still a bit get that heat gun out !! x) 
 Still building up the layers and decided to use some Jet Black Archival on another Wildflower stamp. It's really coming together now and I am quite happy with the outcome.
 Now for some Spritzing and Flicking as seen below (Technique). You can use alcohol inks or paint for this technique, however, I just decided to use  plain old water. I did consider adding some salt, but decided that I did not want the spritzing and flicking to be so bold, which is what happens when you apply salt. In something more grungy or in another colour this would have been fine, but I wanted a delicate and feminine vintage creation. ( Think I must be getting soft in my old age !!!! OK don't answer that !! )
 Now some decoration............and having played around with various items from my stash I decided to adhere the doilly as seen below.  I adhered DS  tape down the back of the card and applied the doilly before folding it to the front and adhering with same. The other part of the doilly will come in handy for another project.
 I searched some old photographs for a picture of the recipient of this card, however, as I could not find one I decided to use the picture below from Tim Holtz Found Relatives, placing them within a metal frame, again one of Tim's Industrial frames. You can see I was playing with the layout and had placed some ribbon below the framed photo.
 I also wanted some butterflies on this project and Tim's  butterfly punch was the perfect size. 
The butterflies were also inked with Hickory Smoke DI and Flicked and Spritzed before some pearls were adhered.
 One of Tim's sentiment stamps was inked with Jet Black Archival and applied to ribbon.
 And finally ........we have the finished card !!!!
Thank You so much for hopping on board and I hope you have enjoyed this Destination Inspiration post. It's always a pleasure to have you join in with us and I hope you have found some ideas along the way. 

Do please join us for Terminal 4 next week as the lovely Julie will be your Creative Guide. 

Take care and It's goodbye from me xx

Huge Hugs

Annie x


  1. Beautiful card and the elements and colours used look wonderful together. Love those frames. Hugs Mum xxx

  2. What a lovely b'day card using the supplies in your travel bag Annie! The stencil/stampings along the base look so shadowy and pretty! They make a great contrast to the clarity of the framed image. What a beautiful card for your friend - I'm sure she will love it! Julia xx

  3. Love the color and all of the details

  4. Having seen this beauty in real life, I know just how gorgeous it is! Super step by step too Annie, and such wonderful use of the items in your travel bag. A stunning card!!

  5. This is very nice!! Thanks for the tutorial!!
    Lia xx

  6. A lovely card gorgeous colours and thanks for the step by step lovely to see how you arrived at the finished project.

  7. Your card truly is a delicate and feminine vintage creation Annie . Such a beautiful scene of wildflowers enhanced by all your chosen elements. Thank you for sharing your step by step . Wonderful use of the travel back goodies .
    hugs x

  8. This is as beautiful as I thought it would be! I love the wild flower background for your lovely image! Chrisx

  9. Oh my goodness Annie, what an absolute stunning card, love love love it. Thanks for sharing this vintage beauty with us all.
    Julie x

  10. You are so right about how the same items in a bag can look completely different and your take is so lovely and such a great example. Love how you have used the color in such a soft way that fits with the photo and stenciling. Fabulous job!! S@ndy xx

  11. Beautifully gentle and pretty Annie. The neutrals are beautiful. Nicola x

  12. Wonderful use of the items in your travel bag Annie! I just love the delicacy of the wildflower background you built up and the framed picture is such a lovely addition. It really is a beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. What a beautiful card Annie, love the depth you've achieved with the various applications of Hickory Smoke, amazing how different the colours look layered one atop the other through multiple techniques! The doily was the perfect embellishment along with the lovely framed picture and butterflies, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

  14. Beautiful smoky meadow flowers - what a lovely card, Annie! The doily is a lovely vintage touch to go with the photo.
    Alison x

  15. I adore your ethereal, misty background Annie, the hickory smoke and Tim's flowers go so well together and then the gorgeous framed photo with the delicate doily and butterflies clinches it for me. Great job.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  16. Love your layered meadow flowers Annie and Hixkory smoke is perfect for this , adding a wonderful atmospheric feel to your design. Love the vintage imagery too. Lovely piece. Tracy x

  17. Stunningly beautiful, love the colours, the background.... I love it all xx Kaz X

  18. Great design! choosing that industrial frame is spot on providing contrast to that lovely soft misty background! Love those wildflowers and how you've layered them up. That final layer with the black just is the icing on the cake! Hugs!

  19. Love your layered wildflowers on this beautiful card.

  20. Oh beautiful Annie! That is using layering stencils at it's best! Nikki xxx

  21. Oh my goodness Annie, so delicate and feminine! With the huge trend for flowers, doilies and all things vintage you have lead the way here. Love it!!! Jenny xxx