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Monday 23 January 2017

Destination Inspiration : Arriving at Terminal 3

Hello and welcome to you all! 

Jennie here with you today welcoming you to Terminal 3 where I have a brand new project for you with this month's travel bag goodies.  A reminder first of what's in the bag!

Substrate : Wood
Technique : Wrinkle Free Distress
Product : Crackle Paint/Paste/Glaze
Colour : Hues of Blue

What a glorious collection! and here's what I did with them.

I started with a Calico Craft Parts Beechwood Panel which first got a coat of blue acrylic paint.

Then for the crackle I used DecoArt Weathered Wood and White Acrylic Paint. It was quite a large board to paint and as the crackle appears very quickly I got a bit caught out in places!

Then for some stamping: I used Andy Skinner's Chateau stamps which I stamped first on tissue and then added them to the panel with multi medium.  It never fails to amaze me how the tissue just disappears into the background and it really looks as though they have been stamped directly onto the board.

I decided to use the Wrinkle Free Distress technique on my embellishments rather than the board. These flowers got splotched into Distress Inks Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass with a little Faded Jeans added around the edges.

The technique makes for a uniquely coloured flower. Check out my tutorial HERE on my blog if you would like to know how I make these shabby roses.

Then a leaf got the technique with Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass. I did add a little stamping with a mesh stamp and Faded Jeans to give it a little texture.

I added more wood in the form of this lovely corner trellis .....

.... and some wooden letters, both from Calico Craft Parts.

As you can see I have added a few of my favourite vintage elements (muslin, string and pearl buttons) to complete the panel.

Thank you for joining me here at Terminal 3 and I hope that along with Alison and Amanda our travel bag projects this month have inspired you to use them too. Don't forget to pop back next Monday where another of our Creative Guides will be waiting for you at Terminal 4.

And don't forget our current challenge Going Round in Circles - we'd love you to play along!

Jennie x


  1. What wonderful samples of blue Jennie! your gorgeous crackled background - the beautifully inked and stamped leaf and your lovely rose - all placed so artistically with the trellis, muslin and buttons - very creative and artistic use of the contents of your travel bag! Julia xx

  2. Shabby chic heaven Jennie, so beautifully put together!!! The crackling looks fantastic and the embellies are so beaitfully put together. The tissue paper stamping is magical indeed, you would never guess is was not straight onto the panel! Love how you used the travel bag items and made them totally your own!

  3. Gorgeous Jennie... beautifully composed with exquisite details x

  4. Utterly gorgeous! Jenny. Fabulous design and composition and first class execution. Stunning and inspiring use of the travel bag goodies .x

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Jennie, the blue is beautiful, almost a China blue. Stunning composition and I love all the elements you used and your flowe is gorgeous. Tracy x

  6. This is so pretty, Jennie - delicate weathered shabby chic at its best. Perfect choice of stamps... I always forget about tissue-stamping - thanks for the reminder of how effective it is. Beautiful!
    Alison x

  7. Great DI post Jennie and I love the delicate and feminine feel xx wonderful background in beautiful colours. Stunning flower too......can you tell I love it!!!!
    Hugs Annie x

  8. A stunning Plaque Jennie, love the gorgeous delicate blues and wonderful shabby rose.
    Linda xxx

  9. Oh Jennie, your panel is so exquisite, soft, delicate and so, so feminine. The crackling looks amazing and I love the delicate blues - the flower is gorgeous too. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. How beautiful with that amazing crackle and that soft blue delicate flower! No one makes flowers like Jennie!

  11. Love, love love this gorgeous blue creation, wonderful crackle background and fabulous layers. xxx

  12. So pretty Jennie, love those gorgeous soft blues and all that wonderful crackle! Deb xo

  13. Gentle, beautiful and classic Jennie A in style. Love those stamped images and of course you are the flower queen! Thank you for sharing xx