Hello all! It's Alison here, delighted to be arriving at Terminal 4 with the contents of my travel bag. In case you've forgotten, here's what they are this month:
Substrate - Burlap
Colour - Fired Brick or dark red
Product - kraft card
Technique - stencilling
That dark red gave me pause for thought, but in the end I caved in to the obvious solution in February... hearts. But given that my stop is way beyond 14th February, and that I have very little truck with all the Valentine business in any case, my hearts are all cracked up.
I started with one of the Idea-ology burlap panels and stencilled on some texture paste through a Memory Box stencil.
The hearts are made with the Movers and Shapers dies and I coated them first with some DecoArt Crackle Paste.
Once that had dried and done its crackling, I added layers of colour with DecoArt Media Line acrylic paints and some spritzes of Distress Stain Spray.
I used DecoArt Antiquing Cream to highlight the cracks and, once I was happy with the look, I put a coat of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze over the top of it all for a nice shiny finish.
I layered up a book page covered tag with some other offcuts of card which were lying around the craft table. I thought of adding stamping or rub-ons, but in the end I decided I preferred the simple look.
The kraft card I've used was actually intended to be a stencil. I thought it looked so cool that I would use the actual stencil on the project.
The word beads came from The Range very cheaply. I love that the letters are printed so that you get the same word from all angles.
A couple of small wooden buttons adorn the collaged card pieces.
And in the corners of my panel I've used some Calico Craft Parts screw heads to hold it all together (not really!). They're altered with some Fresco White Fire paint as well as more of the DecoArt Media Line paints to get a rusty look.
I hope you've enjoyed stopping to stretch your legs and your creative imagination at each of this month's Destination Inspiration terminals.
Just to remind you, we met up with S@ndy at Terminal 1...
And with Nikki at Terminal 2...
We saw Julia at Terminal 3...
And now I'm bringing up the rear at Terminal 4...
Thanks so much for continuing on the journey with us. I hope you'll hop on board for with Jennie's Words That Are Special challenge - you've got just a couple of days left to catch the ride. Happy crafting all!
What a great end to this month's trip! love the hearts.ReplyDelete
Amazing - just beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
they are all very lovely and fine.ReplyDelete
The combination ofburlap, Kraft, red (and white) is a complete winner in my book. A stunning final piece, love how you put it together with those cracked hearts, the word beads and that home made stencil, - magic!ReplyDelete
All great makes and very inspiringReplyDelete
Love Chrissie xx
You nailed it! Brilliant Alison xxReplyDelete
Fabulous project Alison!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning Alison!! Thank-you for going beyond your comfort zone - those glossy reds really do look amazing! Love the multi lettering on the beads too. Terrific makes throughout the month as always. Nicola xReplyDelete
A wonderful trip outside your comfort zone! ChrisxReplyDelete
Fab-U-laas! I love the combination of soft neutrals with the kick of the red crackled hearts! Beautiful canvas!ReplyDelete
Fabulous ALison...those hearts are delicious...I love the texture you created..like a delicious sweetie! xxReplyDelete
Fabulous, Love the red hearts and no mention of the 'L' word.ReplyDelete
It is gorgeous, I love your hearts, looking so wonderfully fat and shiny, and love all your texture, with the beads and your stencil, and thread. So wonderful, dear Alison ! xoxoReplyDelete
So wonderfully put together Alison! Your cracked hearts are so beautifully crackled, colored and shiny! love the looped twine behind them, the stenciled background and fun letters! Julia xxReplyDelete
This is fabulous Alison! Love the hearts.ReplyDelete
Oh wow Alison, I LOVE the gorgeous crackled hearts (yes, I know what you mean now!) and the wonderful background stencilling. Your 'art' stencil looks amazing! Lovely to see the round-up of the other projects too... Anne xxReplyDelete
So beautiful! I love these hearts, so full of textures, and the contrast between the burlap and this gorgeous red.ReplyDelete
I love the use of burlap! You're amazing as alwaysReplyDelete
Love your crackled hearts Alison and set against the burlap panel really sets them off beautifully . Love your ART stencil too. Lovely to see everyone's art showcased together . Tracy xReplyDelete
Beautiful makes everyone- so inspiring!!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is fabulous. Cracked up hearts eh! Work for me. Find this piece exciting! Off for a play!!............whoosh! XxReplyDelete
Fun, fun, fun! These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Aloha!ReplyDelete
This is amazing, love those word beads and the shiny hearts,ReplyDelete
Fabulous work! Alison . Texture, dimension and terrific design. You made impressive work of this months travel bag ingredients.ReplyDelete
Great to see this months gallery of inspiration too - well done one and all
Love, love, love your panel Alison. Great work as always. S@ndy xxReplyDelete
Beautiful, Alison! Love the canvas you've used here and your always beautiful art gracing it! The crackled hearts really pop! Wonderful design!ReplyDelete
Love the textures!ReplyDelete
Totally awesome textured project using the contents of the travel bag Alison x great background with so much to look at and those hearts just pop . Great projects from all the Creative Guides.....it's always amazing to see the variation xReplyDelete
TFS and hugs
Gorgeous Alison, I adore your cracked hearts, lovely texture and so delightfully glossy, and your ART stencil looks fabulous on top of those lovely vintage layers. Thanks so much for sharing it and lovely to see all of the amazing creations made with the contents of this months travel bag together! Deb xoReplyDelete
beautiful work Alison - those hearts look amazing xxReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous panel, beautifully put together. I just love those hearts and the overall design. xxxReplyDelete
Loving the beads and contrast of the crackle hearts and rusty screws against the burlap panel xxReplyDelete