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Monday 11 September 2017

September Destination Inspiration - Arriving At Terminal 2

Hello and welcome to the second Destination Inspiration for September.  Tracy here with you today with our set of ingredients for September.

This month we are using the following products:

Product : Gesso
Technique : Any form of Resist
Colour : Olive Green
Substrate : Chipboard

I opted to create a card this month for a loved one. I don't often use Olive Green so this made a lovely change to step away from my usual colour choices.
I began by placing the Tim Holtz Chevron Layering Stencil onto a piece of white card (4.5" x 6.5") and I then dabbed Gesso over the stencil using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam.
Remove the stencil and then dry the Gesso with a heat tool.
I found the perfect colour 'Olive Waistcoat' by IndigoBlu for my background. I simply brayered the paint over the Gesso'd background and then I used a damp babywipe and removed the paint from the Gesso areas. The Gesso resists the paint perfectly.
Dry the card with a heat tool.
Paint a chipboard heart with 'Olive Waistcoat' paint, dabbing the paint onto the heart to add further texture and then dry the paint with a heat tool.
Place the Chevron Layering Stencil onto the chipboard heart and then dab Gesso over the stencil.
Apply 'Olive Waistcoat' Paint onto the background stamp from the On The Farm Stamp Set, dabbing the paint lightly onto the stamp using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam.
Stamp the background image onto a piece of fabric and then adhere the fabric onto the background of the card.
Ink the Simple Sayings Sentiment with Black Archival Ink and stamp onto the chipboard heart.
I adhered the heart to the card adding cotton threads behind for added texture. I also included a circular piece of rusty wire stapled into place using my Tiny Attacher.
I also included a smaller chipboard heart for further interest.
I added a couple of lengths of decorative tape and a sentiment from one of Tim Holtz tapes. I also added some delicate splatters of white paint.
I added a touch more stamping using the same background stamp, this time with Black Archival Ink.
I love how all the layers are visible and the Gesso Resist in the background really lifts the whole design.
I also added some paint lines around the edges of my card using black paint and an old credit card and also included a couple of Index Clips for added interest.

Hope you enjoyed the second leg of our journey. If you would like to see how Jennie was inspired on the first leg of our journey then you can see Jennie's fabulous step by steps HERE.

We have a fabulous challenge this month ALTERED ART hosted by Alison, the Creative Guides have created some wonderful pieces to inspire you this month.

Please pop back next Monday when another Creative Guide will be taking you through their use of the travel bag contents.

Thank you for joining me today.



  1. Beautiful creation Tracy, love that Green. Thanks for sharing techniques.

  2. This is a gorgeous card card Tracy with fabulous layers and a brilliant step by step post. Love the tone of green you've used and how the contents of the travel bag have come together xxx

  3. Fabulous card Tracy with just a wonderful shade of green. Not too bright and not too dull. The fabric behind the rusty wire is a great touch of fab extra texture and great use of the DI ingredients!

  4. Wonderful card Tracy. Love your chevron resist and how it is matched on the heart. The material layer adds wonderful contrast to the composition too. Nxx

  5. Fabulous use of the contents of the travel bag Tracy, I love that beautiful tone of green and the resisted gesso creates a wonderful bold contrast. Love the rusty wire too!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. I love chevrons and love how you've used them on your card, great card
    Amanda x

  7. Fabulous card with great gesso resist stamping, lovely olive tones, fabric texture and chunky dimension ! Tracy . Love how you have used the contents of the travel bag.

  8. This is fabulous and the step x step is great - like having my own technique class. Love the texture and the colour palette is very pretty.

  9. Very cool card! I love your olive tones and that little snip of fabric. Great texture with the threads and wire! Thank you for your step x step! Hugs!

  10. Such a beautiful project Tracy! I love the stencil resist and the beautiful hearts. Your composition is superb! Great inspiration on this windy, rainy morn! :)

  11. Such beautiful creation, and really lobe the color Tracy , and all your texture . xxoo

  12. Your card is fabulous Tray and will be treasured by the recipient for sure xx Love the way you have used the contents of your travel bag and a great step by the colours and resist

    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

  13. Love the greens, all the great texture with the hearts, fabric and wire - and lovely stampings! A wonderful project using the contents of your travel bag Tracy! Julia xx

  14. Fabulous tutorial tracy I love the colour scheme too xx

  15. Lovely layered work - I'm really enjoying the fresh white graphic stencilling against the olive green (which you wear so well!). Beautiful work with the travel bag contents.
    Alison x

  16. So beautiful Tracy, adore the olive green and gesso combo and what a beautiful sentiment encapsulated in your card. Fabulous layers and textures as always, what a perfect way to use the contents of your travel bag! Deb xo

  17. This is gorgeous Tracy! I love the gesso resist effect, it looks amazing. Such wonderful layers and textures! You have used the contents of your travel bag beautifully!!