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Monday 27 March 2017

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 4

Welcome fellow travelers, here we are at Terminal 4.  It has been quite the adventure this month traveling along with Astrid, Julia, Alison, and now me, S@ndy.  With Spring just around the corner, I'm happy to bring you a project I created using all the wonderful items found in the travel bag.  They are:
Acrylic Paint
Layering Stencil
Turquoise or Teal
I must confess, I got to use some of my favorite colors, including orange.  So here we go -
Begin with a 5" X 7" canvas board - cover with gesso and then paint with Dina Wakley (DW) Media Turquoise Acrylic Paint.
Using a Tim Holtz (TH) Layering Stencil on the corners of the canvas - dab DecoArt Media, Cobalt Teal Hue through stencil. 
Cut 9 Dandelions from the Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD), Dandelion Fluff die.  Color with medium of your choice, Copic pens were used here. You could also use colored cardstock for the Dandelions if you decide you do not want to color them.
When Dandelions are prepared, stack 3 together with the back layer slightly higher. 
Die cut some branches and color as desired, ECD Leafy Branch 5.  2 of each were used on this project.
Using tissue tape, TH was used here, make 2 rows across canvas.
Place more tape at top of canvas cutting the end in a fishtail design.
Place branches and Dandelions as desired.  Wrap TH idea-ology twine around base and tie in a bow.
Cut apart the rest of the branches and place on board, glue in place.
For finishing touches, I edged with DW Lime paint and then splattered with the Teal Hue that was watered down. Wonderful Life is a Remnant Rub from TH.
Spring will be here soon and I'm looking forward to those bright sunny days.
Have a great week,


  1. This is gorgeous! Thank you for showing how you layered it. Love it! :)

  2. LOVE the colors on this Sandy! and what wonderful die cuts - love how you colored and layered them - a beautiful canvas using the contents of your travel bag! You've brightened my day with your project! Julia xx

  3. Lovely! The colors are perfect, and the texture of those beautiful flowers is so great.

  4. Love how those zingy flowers pop against the background. Terrific use of the travel bag contents.
    Alison x

  5. Wow, love how those flowers look against that calm background, - they seem to pop right off and into bloom, - so striking! Fabulous use of the contents of our travel bag!

  6. The colours are sensational S@ndy, I just love those gorgeous colourful flowers against the cool background - what a fabulous way to welcome Spring!! Anne xx

  7. This is stunning Sandy, the incredible combination of colours and textures look amazing as do those gorgeous diecuts. Love it xxx

  8. Loving the mix of colours - the orange and bright green go so well with the turquoisey blue background. Brilliant. ELaine x

  9. Your canvas is stunning Sandy x love the colour combination and those beautiful leaves and the Orange dandelions look fabulous. Great use of the Travel Bag contents
    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  10. This is wonderful Sandy - so uplifting. Love the teal textured canvas and those lovely vibrant layered flowers radiate a fabulous sense of spring/summer sun . Great step by step and terrific use of the travel bag goodies .
    Its always great to start the day with some happy art- thank you .

  11. This is a stunningly gorgeous piece!

  12. This is gorgeous, Sandy! I love the colors you've used, and those dandelions look beautiful! A great step by step post and brilliant used of the travel bag goodies! Hugs!

  13. So beautifully sunny and bright Sandy on a rather dull day here in Scotland! Love your use of the travel bag contents and a superb step by step. Jennie x

  14. The colors - the colors - the colors.... WOW. Thanks bunches for the EYE CANDY Sandy. Your background is just STUNNING and then that ORANGE FLOWER just sends a thrill up my spine!!! Great way to start the week!! Xj.

  15. Gorgeous, love the colours and beautiful design.
    Linda xxx

  16. Sandy, this is one drop dead gorgeous project! Those dies seem to leap off of this bright and beautiful canvas! Wow! I love this so much. Hugs, Autumn

  17. What a fabulous canvas Sandy, your colours just leap off of my computer screen and shout SPRING!, I love it! Fabulous use of the travel bag contents, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  18. Oh Sandy this is utterly gorgeous!!! I love the bright orange and yellow toned flowers popping against that beautiful stencilled turquoise background. A stunner! xx