Friday, 6 February 2015

Dream Destination

I am amazed at how quickly the weeks whizz past! and here were are again at the start of another challenge at A Vintage Journey! Annie is our host this month and she has challenged us with a Tic Tac Toe! If you have not played one of these before then you are in for some fun! 

Idea-ology or any metal embellishmentSpraysRibbon/twine
PaintEphemeraDie cuts
Foil tapeTexture fadesStains

Take any line of products - horizontal, vertical or across - and ensure that you use these products in your project. Just make sure to tell us in your post which line you have chosen.

I went for the top line - Ideology, Sprays and Ribbon/Twine. My Dream Destination for many many years has been New York and I will be going there in a few short weeks time! I can't wait and so I have made this plaque to hang by my desk and probably when I get home I will make it the cover of a mini-book.

I started with a piece of white board and used the Movers and Shapers Die to cut the word "dream". Although the board was white I gave it a coat of gesso so that the inky textures and effects I wanted to create had something to stick to.

I used some torn tissue tape here and there (at the time the fact this was French text didn't actually occur to me!).  

I used the gothic layering stencil with Tim Holtz texture paste and when dry sprayed everything with Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Spray Stains. Some flicks of water ensured that I got this lovely speckled effect.

A little Rusty Hinge Distress Ink blended around the edges and a little Treasure Gold rubbed onto the texture paste finished it off.

I was actually very pleased with the background and didn't want to cover it with too much. For the Ideology element of the challenge I painted the frame first with a little Antique Bronze Distress Paint and then rubbed Treasure Gold onto the raised pattern.

I also changed the colour of the metal word band with the Treasure Gold and held this on with twine and added a twist of Tim's Ribbon Film Strip. Oh and the french text got covered up with Remnant Rubs!

The flowers were edged with Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress Inks and made in my usual way. I love the way the New York strip from the Papillon stamp just fits the frame perfectly.

Finally I mounted the piece onto more white board covered with brown cardstock.

This will probably be the first of my New York makes! but not the last! 

I hope you have fun with Annie's Tic Tac Toe and join us for our challenge and do hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see what my fellow Creative Guides have made - all just fabulous!

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a great weekend!

Jennie x


experiments in paper said...

What a wonderful way to commemorate a special trip! As usual, love your colors, texture and flowers (I am working on those from your tutorials - thank you!) And that filmstrip twist is brilliant - look forward to seeing your New York inspired makes - and hoping the weather over here cooperates for your visit - xx Lynn

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful way to commemorate your coming trip - and way to remember it after Jennie! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time - it's a gorgeous city - with such TALL buildings and something for everyone! Love that dream cut out and all the textures with stenciling and inks!

Annie said...

This will be a stunning cover for your album Jennie. Love the distressed background and the texture created using the stencil. It all works so well and your flowers, as always are beautiful.
New York is amazing with so much to see and do :-)
Are you meeting up with Marjie K ?

Huge hugs
Annie x

Rita said...

What a charming piece of artistry you have created with this one Jennie. Love it and it has a certain vintage feel to it as well. Keep Safe and Warm. Hugs Rita xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is beautiful , gorgeous stencilling and colour and love the twisted film strip ! X

butterfly said...

Very glad you didn't cover up too much of that fabulous background - the Rusty Hinge/Wild Honey baroque flourishes are just glorious! I'm always forgetting to use those word cut-out dies - I have two or three - and I just love how it looks here... thanks for the nudge!

And you'll love NYC!!
Alison xx

Ana K. said...

Stunning Jennie...everything match together so well!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous album cover Jennie enjoy your trip to New York


Terry said...

Jennie, what a dream of a plaque in so many ways and totally gorgeous! I love the rusty tones with the added embellishment. You were so right to not cover up that background! Have a wonderful time in NY and live the dream! Hugs!

Redanne said...

You were definitely right not to cover up the rusty pieces because they are fabulous and so is your beautiful flower! This will indeed make a great cover for an album of memories from New York. Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Jennie, this is a 'dream' of a plaque and so beautiful with the textures, colours and embellishments. I love the colours and the bookplate with New York inside it, you now have the dream and will fulfill it soon.
Have a great weekend.
hugs Brenda xxx

Jenny Marples said...

Completely delicious Jennie! LOVE the rusted stencilling, the twirl of film ribbon and the way you've placed the die cutting in this - a super design. Jenny x

Deb Riddell said...

Beautiful Jennie, love all your gorgeous textures and colours.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jennie, another new favourite I think!! I love that rusty hinge look! A real Dream plaque and I simply adore what you did with the film strip! It will be amazing when your dream becomes a reality!

Nikki Acton said...

Wow for the project, wow for New York! I hope you have a fabulous time. Love your plaque - like others have said the rusty flourished are amazing. Nikki xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning project. I love your background effect and the twisted film ribbon, gorgeous.
Julie x

Cathy Parlitsis said...

So beautiful, Jenny - and totally my style!

Margaret said...

Jennie, this is beautiful and such a great way to 'prepare' for your trip! I am sure you will have an amazing time!

crafty creations said...

Wow this is stunning and will be ideal for a book cover when you come back from your trip