I'm travelling into a new way of working, a new country, a new language, and a new hobby which I'm passionate about. Come with me for some of the journey...

Monday, 29 June 2015

Next stop... Destination Inspiration

Hello all!  I'm afraid it's yet another sneak peek... June has been just one peek after another it seems.  If you missed my second outing over at Artist Trading Post (which you might well have done if you so much as blinked!), do check out my stencilled card there - yes, a card, and a floral one at that!

But right now I'm on A Vintage Journey, and it's my turn to share what's going on at Destination Inspiration.  As you know, for this weekly spot at A Vintage Journey there are specific items in our luggage, and over the course of a month each of four Creative Guides uses those items to create some fuel or further inspiration for the journey.  Here's a little taste of what I got up to... 


This month it's been a lovely bagful - Walnut Stain as the colour, texture paste through a stencil as the technique, watercolour paper as the substrate and a Tattered die as the product to use - we clearly packed very well between us.  You've already seen three of the Creative Guides unpack their luggage and work some magic, and if you hop over to A Vintage Journey now, you can see some more of my offering.

I hope it will provide some fuel for your creative journey!  Happy crafting all!

One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

P.S.  There are just a couple of days left to sign up for my Butterfly Blogaversary Candy... what is it they say?  You've got to be in it to win it!

38 comments:

brenda said...

A vintage journey indeed Alison and something you excel at, wonderful work as always.

B x

Sara Barker said...

Thank you for the sneak peek, and I'm off for a closer look! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Thank you for the sneak peek, and I'm off for a closer look! Hugs!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Looks wonderful so far Alison. Off I go for the full dose! hugs :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing so far..off for watching closer!

Dorthe said...

It is simply amazing Alison, the gorgeous background, your flowers, -so beautiful- and adds of collaged images, and items, are looking fabulous, What a work of art, dear.
Dorthe xo

JackieP Neal said...

I'll be heading over for a looksie!! xoxo

Meggymay said...

Just been enjoying hopping between blogs to see your fantastic projects, both look gorgeous.
Yvonne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Loving those sepia tones and the typo in the background is gorgeous as is that touch of dry brushing. Love your gorgeous flowers and focal image. Tracy x

chrissie said...

A very beautiful tag with wonderful ideas for the different elements

The words today are very true

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

I have been over to see it - it is STUNNING!! Anne xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Alison..love how you did the flowers and love how you brushed the lettering to make them pop. brilliant.

luv CHRISSYxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Off to have a look, looks promising already ! xx

Sue C said...

Looks great Alison, off for a closer look ! Sue C x

A Pink said...

Stunning tag Alison - left some love over at AVJ x

Brenda Brown said...

Love how this came together Alison, lots of inspiring techniques and a wonderful outcome.
Have a great week.
hugs Brenda xxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Isn't this so beautiful, full of vintage goodness! I adore the storytelling quality.
Wishes
Lynne

Marci said...

Lovely tag, great against the ivy.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Just visited your tutorial over at A Vintage Journey...just beautiful Alison! Kim

Marci said...

Lovely tag, great against the ivy.

craftytrog said...

Popped over for a peek Alison, love those book page flowers! xxx

Candy C said...

Alison...just back from hopping over to see your gorgeous vintage tag. It truly is lovely. I love the Walnut Stain base and the embossed letters are very cool with their dry brushed effect. Love your collage and those gorgeous cabbage roses. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and the link to Jennie's tutorial for the roses! I need to try them!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Popped over to A Vintage Journey to see all the glorious details. So much texture and layering on that wonderful Walnut Stain backdrop -- you never cease to amaze me with your creative details. -- Mary Elizabeth

Lisa said...

I finished my workout over an hour ago so when I felt my heart rate picking up rapidly, I knew it had to be the scrumptious textures and eye popping embellishments you'd created. Cryin' out loud.....this tag is a doozie. I LOVE it!! Also, thank you for the extra cardio workout...much appreciated. :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Kelly Deal said...

I love it Alison! So pretty and vintage!

Terry said...

Looks so inviting, so off I go! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Seriously....a new favorite! LOVE how the corners look like leather! LOVE the flowers and the pic! Gorgeous!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

An AMAZING tag, Alison! Love every single little detail :) :) XOXO-Shari

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous Alison xx love it x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Alison stunning as ever, off for a proper look xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look. Stunning tag Alison. Love all the details.
Avril xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks gorgeous, Alison!

Lucy x

Lynn Price said...

What an intriguing sneak peek! From this vantage point, I allready know I love that flower, and your palette, and the details..... off to see more at Vintage Journey! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment - always love to hear from you! xx Lynn

Coco said...

Finding at last a little bit of time to look at this gorgeous tag... The texture is fabulous Alison, as well as the roses you made following the tute of your colleague Jennie, wow! Great details as usual, love the shine on your wordband too, and of course, your crackle effects!! :) Hugs, Coco xxx

Ruth said...

Left my comment over there but needless to say I pinned it as soon as I saw it! Fabulous Ruth x

Angela Radford said...

Been over for a better look Alison, pleased I did. The tag is gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela x

Kelly Neis said...

Wow! this one has captured my heart. I love your vintage look and the colors came together beautifully.
Hugs Kelly

Sandy said...

What can I say pretty lady - this is truly one of your very best - I don't see how you could possibly ever do better than this. Would make a gorgeous art journal cover and the journal would be full of your favorite techniques!!!!! I would buy it - I would pay BIG $$$ for it!!!!!!!!! Priceless treasure!!
Sandy xx