Monday, 6 April 2020

Possibilities For Creativity....

I have a card for you today showcasing my newly released Border Stamp "Knibs and Mushrooms" #276, which I adore from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I am loving the combination of Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Inks together. Here I have blended the inks over the Totally Dotty Stencil, adding layers of colour to give depth and dimension to the colours and stencilling.
I have also incorporated some background stamping using my newly released A7 Stamp Set "Heartfelt" #304, I love this stamp for adding touches of text to the background of any design or project.
I added a circular spotlight to my focal image, another trademark of mine, which I love. I added a touch of shading to the spotlight using an Inktense Pencil in grey.
The spotlight also adds a touch of dimension along with the added nib to the top of the spotlight.
One of my favourite sentiments completes the design. This is from my A5 Stamp Set "Thankful Petals" #272.
 Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

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Friday, 3 April 2020

Fungus Accordion

I have opted for an accordion card this time around, I love creating accordions, they offer so much opportunity for adding lots of layers. My design offers a clean and simple approch to a background on this occasion. I have showcased my newly released Border Stamp "Fungus" #275 along with my newly released Border Stamp "Knibs and Mushrooms" #276 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love the freshness to this accordion, simple layers that still draw the eye into the design.
For the middle panel I simply applied Acrylic Paints over the Profusion Stencil, adding just a touch of detail to the background. I then stamped the nibs on top of the stencilled layer. I also added a touch of background stamping using my A7 Stamp Set "Heartfelt" #304.
I have also incorporated some wooden banners for added interest and dimension along with some torn bookpages.
On one of my other panels I brayered a simple layer of paint and then stamped the Fungus onto the brayered layer and also incorporated some background stamping.
Each panel also had some delicate splatters of black paint, only light layers so that we do not overpower the freshness of the design.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

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Monday, 30 March 2020

Pen Nib Card

Morning and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card for you showcasing my "Knibs and Mushrooms" Border Stamp #276 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I am really enjoying using my nibs imagery at the moment, it's so versatile and easy to use in so many designs. Here I have set the nibs against a simple stencilled background. I have simply blended Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Inks over the Weathered Tiles Stencil.
There is quite a bit of detail in the focal image so I want to keep the background fresh and uncluttered for this card.
I have added a square spotlight to give definition to my design and to add further definition to the spotlight I have drawn around the shape with a grey Inktense pencil.
I have also used my "Frame It" Stamp Set #282 to add further detail to the edges of my card.
I use this sentiment a great deal in my creations it is from my A5 Stamp Set "Thankful Petals" #272.
To finish, I added a mini paperclip for further interest along with some delicate splatters of white paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x


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Friday, 27 March 2020

Blossom Card

Back to the more vibrant tones this time around adding paint layers for a tactile feel to my card. I am showcasing my A5 Stamp Set "Thankful Petals #272 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love these two colours together they are Bubblegum and Aqua Duck Egg Fresco Finish Paints and they work so well combined together in a background. This background is a simple brayered background with a touch of Snowflake brayered over the top for added brightness.
From this picture you can see the layers I have added, the background is so textural from the chalk paints.
I added extra dimension, adding two layers to my flower head and I also incorporated some added random stamping to the petals and background using my A7 Stamp "Heartfelt" #304.
I also incorporated some soft silver wire, stapled into place for added interest. I also incorporated the paint skin from my paint pot. I love quirky touches like this.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x .


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Monday, 23 March 2020

Owl Canvas

I have always loved using vintage tones in my artwork and this week I wanted to get back to everything I love, vintage colours, textural, organic piece and opted to create a canvas using my newly released A7 Stamp "Owl" #306 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I just love the natural feel to this. I began by creating a faux wood plank background and then adding colour with Distress Oxides Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs. I then brayered a touch of white paint across the background to lighten it a little and to give it a shabby feel.
The central piece is a wood slice, which I thought worked perfectly with the organic feel of this piece. I brayered some white paint across the wood slice to lighten a touch.
I added a touch of background stamping using my A4 Stamp "Nature Elements" #267, I love the numbers in the background.
I also incorporated the pen nibs, which I stamped with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink, I love this look.
I added a pen nib, stamped onto book pages onto the wood slice and I added some dimension to my owl, stamping twice and then wrapping the owl with some soft wire. I also added some book pages to my owl for added interest and texture. For further texture I also added my trademark cotton thread behind the wood slice.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I truly appreciate all your feedback. Tracy x x




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Friday, 20 March 2020

In Art There Are No Mistakes.....

I absolutely love the colours on this card, the vibrancy is wonderful and showcases the pen nibs perfectly. I am showcasing my newly released Border Stamp "Knibs and Mushrooms" #276 for this piece. My new products are available from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love using pink and orange together, this time around using Dina Wakley paints in Magenta and Tangerine. I simply brayered the colours onto the background of my card and then placed the Weathered Tiles Stencil #59 onto the background and wiped over the open areas with a babywipe to remove some of the paint.
I adore adding spotlights to my work and this time around I kept the spotlight in white for a contrast and I love the look. I also added an extra nib for added dimension.
I applied touches of Turquoise paint over the same stencil to add a second layer of colour.
I also incorporated some book pages for added interest along with some delicate splatters of white paint. The sentiment is from my A5 Stamp Set "Thankful Petals" #272.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x
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