Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Keep A Song In Your Heart

Today I am using the SONGBIRDS plate from Artistic Outpost.
I began by spritzing my card with water and then brayering Broken China Distress Paint over the white card and then lightly brayering over the top with Rusty Hinge.
I stamped the Songbirds onto a piece of white card which I had brayered with Distress Paints, stamping the image with Potting Soil Archival Ink, I also added Rusty Hinge Distress Ink around the edges for definition. A touch of background stamping has been added using the background stamp from the GENERATION REDUX plate and Rusty Hinge ink.  I then added a tag stamped with the text from the SERENITY plate, perfect I thought for the Songbirds. I also added a small circular plate with a touch of stamping from the same text stamp, adding Rusty Hinge Ink to the edges of both tags. I have also included two coordinated buttons threaded with natural twine.
Seam binding died with Distress Ink has been added along with a mini tag with SONG stamped from the text stamp and I have also included a metal embellishment coloured with Distress Paints.
To complete I have also stamped the Songbirds to the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Timepiece Artist Trading Block

Today I have created an Artist Trading Block for Katzelkraft which I would also like to enter into the Craft Stamper Make It Take It July Challenge.
The front of my Artist Trading Block uses the Chrono Plate which I have stamped with VersaMark Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder, applying Broken China Distress Ink over the top of the embossing which resists the ink. I then applied touches of Walnut Stain Disress Ink around the edges for some contrast. Remnant Rubs have also been added to the front for added interest. The ATB has been added to a large wooden spool painted with Broken China Distress Paint and again Remnant Rubs added .
Opposite sides of my ATB have been decorated with the clock face from the So Special Plate, again using the resist technique and I have also included a Remnant Rub and pointing finger image.
More clock faces stamped to the top of my ATB along with a letter 'T' for TIME, brass clock charm and ticket which I have aged with Distress Ink, adding creases to a few areas to add further to the aged feel.
I also included a pocket watch Art Part to the top of the ATB for added dimension, adding vintage watch parts to the centre and then pouring clear UTEE into the centre, adding touches of wax to the edges.
Continuing with the clock/time theme around the opposite side along with an aged ticked and Remnant Rubs.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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DOUBLE VISION

It's time for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and this week we are all about a face. From face stamps to the face of a clock, cameos to silhouettes; this week we challenge you to be inspired by a face of some kind.
I have some step by steps for you today over on the Simon Says Stamp blog, detailing how I created my background to create this quirky design. Hope you like it!

This is my final post for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, I have enjoyed every minute and would like to thank the Simon Says team, May and my fellow team members for all their support.

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 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Vintage Tag

Today I have created a tag using leftovers from my desk using the fabulous THINK AND WONDER plate from Artistic Outpost.
I had a jumbo tag lying around on my desk and this was the perfect opportunity to use up some scraps and challenge myself. I applied Crackle Texture Paste to the background applied to a coat of metallic gold Embossing Paste. Once dry I applied a good coverage of Vintage Photo Distress Stain; I love how the stain seeps through the cracks to add to the vintage feel.
Wax has been applied to the edges of my tag and I used the ornate frame to showcase my focal image which I coloured with a touch of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and flicking with water to add blotches to the background. The frame has been coloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink and Vintage Photo applied to the edges along with touches of wax.
I died some seam binding with Distress Ink and created an enamelled embellishment by adding Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to a mould again adding wax to the top to highlight the design and texture. The enamelled embellishment has been added to the died seam binding and some rustic twine.
I took a scrap of seam binding from my desk, died with Distress Inks and then stamped part of the focal image onto the seam binding using Black Archival Ink. I also added a smaller enamelled embellishment to the bottom corner.

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

DOUBLE VISION

It's time for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and this week we are all about a face. From face stamps to the face of a clock, cameos to silhouettes; this week we challenge you to be inspired by a face of some kind.
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.

This is my final post for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, I have enjoyed every minute and would like to thank the Simon Says team, May and my fellow team members for all their support.

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 July 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Thanks for stopping by today to see this weeks Katzelkraft DT creation.
Continuing with the warm bright colours this week combined with the COLLAGE EQUINOXE stamp set. I adore the detail of the floral image.
The background has been brayered with Distress Paints and I have added touches of background stamping for added interest. Dimension has been added to the flowers and my sentiment.
Tiny metal embellishments have been added to the centres of three of the flowers to give added texture to my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Summer Tag

Today I have a summery tag using the fabulous Artistic Outpost Birds Of A Feather images.
I decorated the background with Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Paints applying the paints with my brayer. I also added touches of background stamping with Broken China Distress Ink and included some painty circles to give my tag an artsy feel. I have also added a few paint splatters to the background for added interest.
I die cut three circles from white card, coloured with Distress Paints and then added the images from the Birds Of A Feather plate, stamping with Potting Soil Archival Ink and again adding subtle paint splatters to each circle. I have also added three roses for a touch more dimension.
Died seam binding and twine have been added to the top along with a feather embellishment coloured with Distress Paint and a heart charm.
Two small banners have been tucked behind the larger circle and a 'summer' Chitchat sticker added to the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x