Monday, 25 July 2016

A Vintage Journey - Destination Inspiration - Terminal 4

Morning everyone, thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have a "Destination Inspiration" post to share over at A Vintage Journey.
To see the full project and step by steps simply click HERE and you will be magically transported.

Hope you enjoy the step by steps. Tracy x x

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Girl With Attitude!

I have been creating once again with Trish Latimer's WhimsyGirl Three, one of Trish's newly released stamps, which you can find HERE.
I opted for a vibrant colour palette this time around, just to show that you can use the image in many different ways from mixed media (my first piece which you can find HERE), rusty (as in my last piece which you can find HERE) and bright and colourful which I have used on this occasion.
I applied Grunge Paste over the Stripes Layering Stencil and then added colour with Distress Paints and then spritzed with water to blend the colours as I went along.
She has a lovely stripey dress and I added a further layer of interest by adding Distress Crayons over the circle stencil. I also applied Distress Crayons over the stripes to make some of the colours pop a little more. She is also holding a little wooden bird which I coloured with Distress Ink.
I added splatters of white paint and added some white markings with a pen to add contrast. I added Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges of her dress for definition.
I coloured her face and hair with pencils and added touches of black along with circles drawn around the image to act as a spotlight. I included Chitchat stickers for further interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy xx


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Be You, Bravely!

I have been creating once again with Trish Latimer's WhimsyGirl Three, one of Trish's newly released stamps, which you can find HERE.
 I opted to give Trish's WhimsyGirl the rusty treatment today.
I used Finnabair's Prima Rust Pastes to add the texture and rust effect to my card.
She is holding a rusty star and I have added delicate splatters of paint as a contrast and also included very light highlights with Treasure Gold.
I applied Grunge Paste over the Stars Layering Stencil to add texture and interest to the backdrop along with some cotton fibres.
added a Chitchat sticker and coloured her face with coloured pencils and added a piece of natural twine for added texture and interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Dreamer!

Today I have been creating with Trish Latimer's WhimsyGirl Three, one of Trish's newly released stamps, which you can find HERE.
I opted to use Trish's stamp in conjunction with PaperArtsy Infusions to give her a mixed media feel.
I applied Grunge Paste through one of Tim Holtz number stencils and then added the Infusions to colour; layering the colour bit by bit until I was happy with the depth.
I applied Grunge Paste through Tim Holtz Stars Layering Stencil onto her dress and again coloured with Infusions. I added two layers to her dress for added dimension. She is also holding a small wooden star to echo the stars on her dress.
I added white highlights with a white pen and added splatters of white paint to add contrast to the design.
I also added a circle of white paint using an old lid along with a touch of shading around the edge of the Whimsy Girl using Pumice Stone Distress Marker. The circle of paint acts as a spotlight to the image. I added a touch of colour to her face and hair with pencil crayons.

Thanks Trish for the opportunity to use one of your fabulous stamps.

Tracy
xxx


Live, Laugh, Play

Today I am showcasing The Golf Club stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I have opted for a vintage more muted colour palette this time around for The Golf Club imagery. I begann with a piece of kraft card which I coloured lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a piece of recycled packaging, spritzing with water and then smooshing the ink across the backdrop and then drying with a heat tool. I distressed the edges of the card with scissors and then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age further.
I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to Tim Holtz Striped Stencil; simply swiping the inkpad directly over the stencil and then spritzed with water and placed the inked stencil onto the background, dabbing with a piece of kitchen towel and I then removed the stencil and dried with a heat tool. I also included a touch of background stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set and Black Archival Ink.
I stamped the lady golfer onto a piece of white card which I had coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, cut out the image and then added to the card front. I applied white paint to a lid and then stamped the circle around the golfer to add a spotlight. I also added some torn pieces from the top of my watercolour pad, again coloured lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age. I then added these below the golfer to ground the image. I also included text and the sentiment from The Golf Club stamp set again aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Delicate splatters of white paint lift the design.
I also stamped the lady golfer onto the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x







Thursday, 14 July 2016

Summer Artist Trading Block

This week I am showcasing the Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
This time around I decided to create a summer ATB using the imagery from the Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set using a vibrant uplifting colour palette of Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I applied one colour to a piece of recycled plastic packaging, spritzed with water and then smooshed the ink onto the panel and then dried with a heat tool . I repeated the process with the second colour and again dried with a heat tool. I repeated this process until I was happy with the coverage of colour. I then added some background stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set. I then stamped the focal image with Black Archival Ink and added the sentiment.
I continued with the same background around each side of the ATB adding further stamping from the Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set.
I love how you can see all the layers in the background and the black outline really does make the colours pop.
A touch more stamping to complete the sides of the ATB.
The top of the ATB has been decorated in the same way and I added a banner stamped using the Country Life stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Thankful

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost, this week I am showcasing the fabulous Seed Packets Background and Harvest stamp set available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I began with a piece of kraft card which I bent and creased to add to the aged feel. I added some colour the the background of the card, applying Vintage Photo Distress Ink to some plastic packaging, spritzing with water and then dabbing the ink onto the card and then drying with a heat tool. I then stamped the Seed Packets Background stamp onto the backdrop. I inked the stamp randomly with Potting Soil Archival Ink and stamped lightly onto the background to give a more random feel and then coloured the creases and edges which I had distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I die cut a tag from white card and then stamped part of the Seed Packets Background stamp onto the tag using Potting Soil and touches of Fern Green Archival Ink. I coloured the tag lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age and added Vintage Photo ink to the edges of the tage and also included a rusty star for added interest.
I coloured a piece of white card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the ink with the card and then drying with a heat tool. I then stamped the children onto the coloured card, cut out and added to the decorated card. I used an old lid, applied Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to the edges and stamped the circle around the children to give a spotlight.
I added the text 'Thankful' just above the tag and added some random background stamping using the Grunge Elements stamp set.
Delicate splatters of white paint have also been added for further interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x