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Friday, 4 April 2014

It's all about Travel.

Good morning and welcome to a new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog.

Our new theme is Travel, I'm so pleased to say that I'm hosting this challenge and really looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. Our sponsors for this challenge is Fresh Brewed Designs.

Here is my D.T. inspiration, I do hope that you like it..

This is how it all started, I had been using inks on my Gelli Plate and had been cleaning my Brayer on a piece of copier paper.

It just looked too good to throw away, so I trimmed it.

Then used some Black Archival ink and some Clarity Stamps. The Filigraphy Hot Air Balloon, the Compass from the British Isles set and the ship from the Weather Vane set.

Then using torn paper and Denim Adirondack ink I sponged some sea into place.

Next with Expresso Adirondack ink I created some land and hills.

I then added some colour with Distress Markers. Oh see how it is all coming together .....

Some matting and layering and glue dots ...next for some embellishments..

I have been waiting to use these, the hinge clips and filmstrip both from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology range..

I do love my metal embellishments...

Finishing touches were added using a white gel pen...and I have to say I was really pleased with the result,

Especially as it started out as the waste from using Billy Brayer...

Us crafters, we don't like to throw anything away, do we???

The rest of the design team have made some fantastic projects and I would love you to go and have a look.

Here. http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk

Even better why not enter the challenge....I would love to see your interpretation...

I had better get on as I have lots still to get ready for tomorrow...The first of our Clarity Cumbria...oh I am so excited....

Have a great day and remember Barbara is on C&C on Sunday..9-11am...yah...

Hugs...Jo. X

 

20 comments:

  1. You are a whiz at up-cycling Jo, love the blue dots idea too.Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  2. what a brilliant piece Jo - it looks very atmospheric - love the clarity stamps too. Can you tell me what the clarity cumbria thing is? I think I've missed something somewhere along the line! Hugs rachel x

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    1. Thanks Rachel, and Clarity Cumbria will be a day workshop, once a month in Lindale, Nr Grange- Over - Sands in Cumbria. We will be using Clarity stamps and other products....the dates are in the workshop section on my blog....just click on the button at the top of the page...if you want to know any more just email me at jrcrafts28@gmail.com. Cheers..Jo. X

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  3. Hi Jo, love your card and its a great tutorial, who knew you were a skinflint? I mean and Up-cyler??? Seriously its a great idea. Sam xx

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  4. Gorgeous card, Jo! All from a piece of scrap :)

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  5. Wow! Your card is a true work of art, Jo! I LOVE IT! I love the great tutorial you added! I especially love the colour combinations. Brilliant work! Thank you for hosting this great challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

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  6. Having just found your blog I just wanted to say how inspirational it is and I will be looking forward to seeing future posts and spending lots of time today looking at all the other ones :)

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    1. Thank you so much. That is such a lovely comment to read....I just love to craft and it is even better when we can all share ideas together...Jo. X

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  7. wow Jo. awesome and to think it all started from 'waste'! those embellies looking good too xx

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  8. Jo, I loved this from the minute I first saw it, but who'd have thought it was made from a piece of paper that might have been thrown away. This Clarity Filigraphy Balloon stamp is a classic one, I used it for a card for one of my sons' birthday and he loved it. Good Luck hosting this challenge I really hope it's a popular one for you. OOOh and good luck for your Cumbria workshop, although it will be a doddle for you after doing the big Clarity shows ...they'll love you xxxx Annie

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  9. Hi Jo, WOW this is fabulous, love the background you have created and the stamps are brilliant. I especially love your embellishments.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. What an elegant card, good for a man I think x

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  11. Well Jo I'm here at last! This card is gorgeous - don't let me hear another word against Billy!
    I love that balloon stamp, it's so classy,
    Have a good un in Cumbria xxxxx

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  12. Hi jo your travel card is lovely I love how you made the background it's so pretty!

    Vic x

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  13. Hi Jo. Lovely card. really like what you have done. Have good fun in Cumbria. Hugs xxx

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  14. Hello Jo~~WOW you are truly an artistic crafter!!! I just love your way of thinking....creating with style!! How clever you are and this card is wonderful.....just amazed me how you brought it all together with adding the sea, hills, etc :)
    Hugs

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  15. Hi Jo - what a great card and to think it started from 'waste' paper!! xx

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  16. Jo I love this card, the background is superb and I just adore the filigraphy balloon. Finishing it off nicely with the hills and water, voila you have a beautiful piece of art. I just got my gelli plate out for the first time the other day and I really don't know what has stopped me doing it before now. But I did it and loved it x

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  17. Such a great masculine card, Jo.

    hugs, Vannessa

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