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Monday 1 May 2017

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 4

Hi everyone.............Annie here for the last stop in this month's journey  xx 
It's also the first  day of May and according to tradition young girls would rush out and wash their faces in the morning dew !!! So in the hope of having a younger face by the end of the day I got up early and carried out the task........wonder if it works for feet too as I was barefoot !!!!
Anyway, today I am sharing my creation using the contents of our fabulous Travel Bag, which are as follows:

Product  - Distress Inks/Paints
Technique - Stencil Mono Printing
Colour - Green
Substrate - MDF

For my substrate I used  a That's Crafty MDF panel
Here is the panel prior to painting/inking

 I painted the panel with Decoart Chalk Paints in Refresher, which is a lovely light shade of green.

 After giving the panel two coats of paint I  randomly applied some Decorate Crackle Medium.

 You can see the crackle achieved in the pic below. I

 Also painted the panel in Decoart's new Vintage Wash Paint ( Patina), wiping it back in some areas with a baby wipe.  Distress Ink  was  then applied  using a Crafters Workshop Stencil.

 And finally some gorgeous Paper Dolls  with wings applied and a very Large flower/card from  the Tim Holtz Botanical Collection, which were edged with Vintage Photo DI.

The word Memories is from Calico Craft Parts and was kept in its natural state.

Thank You for staying with me on this journey and just to remind you here are some photos of the wonderful, inspirational projects by my fellow Creative Guides. If you click the  word Terminal it will transport you to that post.

Terminal 1 the lovely Tracy was your guide
Terminal 2 the lovely Deb was your guide
Terminal 3 the lovely Anne was your guide

And don't forget there are a few more days to go in our Magic of 3 challenge, which ends on Thursday 4th May at 18:00 hours. You never know you could be our randomly drawn winner or even a Pinworthy with a chance to guest here at A Vintage Journey. We would love to have you join in on our journey.

Have a great week

Hugs Annie and the Creative Guides


  1. Fabulous panel Annie. Love the colour and the crackle, so much to see on this project and the paper dolls fit in nicely too. Quite breathtaking really. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is utterly gorgeous Annie, I love the soft delicate background with the crackle and vintage wash and the gorgeous additions especially two fabulous butterfly children. Great job with the travel bag contents xxx

  3. Oh Annie, this is so lovely, what a great use of the travelbag items!! I love the colours you used and those sweet paper dolls look so adoreable with their lovely wings! A wonderful end to this month's inspiration! (Oh and I loved your introduction to this postt)!! :o)

  4. Lovely design Annie... Wonderful shabby feel with the gorgeous crackled background. Super design xxx

  5. These are gorgeous, love the colours and beautiful background. Wonderful embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  6. Annie, you have made fantastic use of the travel bag, those soft colour tones are beautiful and I love the random crackle! The wings are such a fabulous touch to the little people too! Stunning work! Happy May Day to you, I hope you feel refreshed by the dew! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Love the delicacy of this Anne, perfect for your focal image. Lovely touch of crackle . The wings are a lovely detail. Have a lovely week. Tracy x

  8. Delightful, Annie - love the colours over the crackle (I've been wondering about that Vintage Wash!), and the adorable butterfly dolls. There's such a gentle atmosphere to this - charming. Another great month of visits to Destination Inspiration.
    Alison x

  9. What a beautiful panel Annie. I love that touch of crackle and gentle Spring colours on this. Thank you for sharing xx

  10. I just love your sweet little butterfly kids Annie and the beautiful stenciling, cracked and soft colors on your panel! A sweet project using the items in your travel bag! Julia xx

  11. This is wonderful! Annie . Love the delicate background hues and gorgeous crackle. A perfect setting for your butterfly children . Using the postcard as a seat is a lovely idea .
    hugs x

  12. A beautiful use of those travel bag goodies, Annie! I love the crackle and soft green shade! Like Amanda, I think giving the paper doll child this seat is genius! Love this!

  13. Such a wonderful piece ♥
    xo Michelle

  14. Love your panel as well as everyone else's makes- so inspirational everyone!! Happy May!
    Jackie xx

  15. Adore your little fairy panel Annie, wonderful crackle background and love the Paper Dolls! Wonderful use of the travel bag contents and so great to see all of the DI projects together, never ceases to amaze me how varied they are. Deb xo