Friday, 18 April 2014

EASTER BLOG CANDY

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful EASTER, hope you all have a wonderful peaceful enjoyable time.

I would like to celebrate Easter by offering you all a little BLOG CANDY as a thank you for your continued support.

I am offering Dina Wakley's Bird Mask, Archival Ink Forget Me Not and Olive, Susan's Garden Sizzix Die and Envelope Crafter. These are all new products.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below and become a follower if you are not already.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your comments and continued support on my creative journey.

HAPPY EASTER.

Tracy x x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

BLOOM

This week I am showcasing the PHYSALIS HUMMINGBIRD stamp set from Katzelkraft.
I decorated the background of my tag with Spiced Marmalade and Broken China Distress Inks, applying the inks to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink with the tag.
I applied Monarch Orange and Potting Soil Archival Inks to my stamp and then stamped the image three times onto the tag.
I used Bontanical Remnant Rubs to add the bird and other elements to the background for added interest.
BLOOM has been added to the tag using Label Letters and I have included a letter 'B' for BLOOM. I have also stamped the leaves from the focal image to the top of my tag. Natural twine adds a rustic element to my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Winged Things

This weeks challenge was my suggestion "Winged Things". Will you use a favourite bird stamp? Add fairy wings to something? Create a tag featuring a spring scene? Accent a scrapbook page with butterflies? There are so many possibilities. Perhaps you will create something travel inspired or even journal about what you would do if you were a winged thing! However you interpret the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we cannot wait to see your artwork.
I have some step by steps for you today over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members artwork, they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Tracy x x 

You Were Born To Stand Out

Time for my weekly DT post for Artistic Outpost and this week I am showcasing the fabulous THINK AND WONDER plate.
I have opted for a more masculine make this time around colouring the background with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then adding stencilled numbers in the backdrop using the Numbered Layering Stencil. I have then flicked the background with water to add blotches.
I have stamped the focal image onto a piece of white card using Black Archival Ink and then coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, again adding stencilled numbers to the backdrop for added interest. I have repeat stamped the image onto a circular piece and added to a bottle cap coloured with Ginger Alcohol Ink.
I have used that wonderful Lattice Frameworks die once again, die cut from black card and I have added the diamonds back into the lattice, stamped with parts of the image to echo that of the focal image. 'explore life' is a Remnant Rub which also adds a further layer of interest. I have also included a Stancil Mark added to the top of my tag, again coloured with Alcohol Ink.
I love the sentiment which I added to the bottom of my tag, along with more touches of the Lattice Frameworks pieces.
Be sure to CLICK HERE for a special announcement from Artistic Outpost!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Winged Things

This weeks challenge was my suggestion "Winged Things". Will you use a favourite bird stamp? Add fairy wings to something? Create a tag featuring a spring scene? Accent a scrapbook page with butterflies? There are so many possibilities. Perhaps you will create something travel inspired or even journal about what you would do if you were a winged thing! However you interpret the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we cannot wait to see your artwork.
This week I have some step by steps for you which will appear on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday. Here is a sneak peek to whet your appetite.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members artwork, they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Tracy x x 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

ONE OF A KIND

I am showcasing the fabulous HOLOGE stamp from Katzelkraft this week to create a masculine tag.
The background of my tag has been created applying Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Texture Paste and then colouring with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to age.
I have then stamped the clock image on top of the crackle, I love this effect, the crackle showing through the image really adds to the aged feel of my piece. I have also added an arrow coloured with Ginger Alcohol Ink and the letter 'T' for time, coloured with a touch of Archival Ink.
I have added a die cut pediment to the top of the tag, again aged with Cracked Texture Paste and coloured with Distress Ink. For added dimension I have included a Watch Face added to a bottle cap all coloured with Alcohol Ink.
Remnant Rubs add a further layer of interest.

There is some fabulous artwork from my fellow team members on the Katzelkraft Blog, why not pop over and take a look. Katzelkraft also deliver to the UK and you can find their shop HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wonder and Think

Today I am showcasing the fabulous THINK AND WONDER plate from Artistic Outpost.
I decided to go for a real feminine feel for this weeks piece, colouring the background of my tag with Spun Sugar and Broken China Distress Paints. I applied the paints with an old credit card and simply scraped the paint across the tag. To add a little more texture to the backdrop I embossed the background and added touches of Silver Treasure Wax to the raised areas.
I added the angelic little girl to two hearts which I coloured with Distress Paints, this time applying the paint to a non-stick craft sheet spritzing with water and then mopping up the colour with the hearts. I then stamped the girl with Potting Soil Archival Ink. A touch of burlap has been added behind the larger heart (a very kind gift from my fellow team member, Linda). To add further dimension I have also included three Bitty Blossoms, sanding the edges to reveal the core colour.
I have added touches of Lattice to the tag for further interest cut from white card using the Lattice Frameworks Die and colouring with Broken China Distress Paint. I also included a metal ornate embellishment and pretty button, again another generous gift from my fellow team member Linda.
Touches of background stamping have been added using the background stamp from the BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate and Potting Soil Archival Ink.
To complete I have added the Wonder and Think sentiment to the bottom of my tag again coloured with touches of Distress Paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x