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Monday 1 August 2016

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 5

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by, it's Julie here today from Juliz Design Post. We are arriving at our Fifth stop this month for Destination Inspiration.

Product : Ephemera/Collage Elements
Technique: Use A Brayer
Colour: Teal or Turquoise
Substrate : Card

 So let me take you through the stages of how I made my card.

I added some water to my paint to give an extra translucent look and brayered over my cardstock.

I attached a rubber band onto my brayer and applied some white paint.

Using my stencil I applied undiluted paint this time.

I tore my card into sections and tattered at the edges and added a little paint to them. I sprinkled some Frantage and heat embossed. Adding some lace on, along with machine stitching.

Adding a Cheery Lynn Doily to accent behind my layers.

Placing my layers onto my card with foam tape for added dimension.

Finishing off with my my collaged elements on my card.

I love at the end of each Destination Inspiration month how all our projects vary so much even though we have used the same colours and techniques.

Here is a collective of all our cards together.

Terminal 5 - Julie

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs,
Julie x


  1. I just love your sewn on lace and the die cut doily Julie - it adds lovely texture and femininity to your project - wonderful collage elements and pretty butterflies poking out their wings! A beautiful project using the supplies in our travel bags this month! Julia xx

  2. LOVE how you've created a background and ripped into it to create even more layers and textures Julie! What a fabulous design idea and beautiful results. Yet again everyone has risen to the DI challenge! xx

  3. A brilliant final DI post Julie, with some fabulous and original design ideas! Wonderful textural elements, love the rubberband around the brayer idea, the stitching and lace and all te other special touches.

    Once again everyone has shown how the same ingredients can lead to so many different results!

  4. These are all fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  5. A wonderful card! Julie with a real vintage feel . Great idea to use a rubber band around the brayer - love the effect it gives. Lovely layout of your well collection of ephemera too .
    You really have done justice to the contents of the travel bag .

    Another great month of Destination Inspiration projects .

  6. Oh this is superb Julie - such a wonderful way to use the brayer with the band and such clever layering with the stitching and doily! Love it. Nikki x

  7. Hi Julie, love your brayered backdrop and how,you tore the background into separate pieces and then added the doily, lovely touch. The brayered background with the elastic band works so well with the lovely cool blue. Lovely design and great use of the contents. Tracy x

  8. Oh wow Julie, your torn pieces and layering add so much wonderful dimension, I love the colour in the background too - fabulous use of the travel bag contents! Anne xx

  9. Wonderful card Julie, that blue is such a gorgeous shade
    Donna xx

  10. What a beautiful card Julie...the doily and lace adds so much texture. Gorgeous colours too xx

  11. I loved seeing just how you incorporated the layers, without waste. Great tips for a girl that has a hard time piling it on sometimes. Love your card Julie!

  12. Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to leave your lovely comments. I loved reading them.
    Julie x

  13. I really love this - fantastic how you built up the layers, and the photos and ephemera work brilliantly.
    Alison x

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Julie, brilliant idea to use the elastic band for texture and love how you deconstructed your background and added the sewing and lace! Inspired use of the travel bag contents from everyone this month, thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful projects! Deb xo