Wednesday 15 September 2010

Seasonal Masking

I thought I would make something for my husband this time and make a start on my family Christmas cards/art.  I am enterering this piece for The Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge over at Linda's place, where the theme this week (Challenge 14) is MASKS BASICS (page 58 of the book).   I would also like to enter this for The Sunday Stamper Challenge with Hels and the challenge this week is BLUE, RED or BLUE and RED together.  My piece is obviously very RED!
I used a bare chipboard piece from an album which is from Papermania.
  1. Paint the bare chipboard piece with Gesso.
  2. Once dry paint with Distress Crackle Paint Tea Dye.
  3. Using Tim Holtz Ransom Alphabet masks place Noel onto the chipboard piece.  Sponge over the entire piece with DI ink fired brick, working into all the crackles.  Remove mask.
  4. Apply Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber to the edges of the chipboard and add a Christmas brad.
  5. Die cut Heart Wings from Grungepaper.  Sponge the heart pieces with DI ink fired brick.  Apply a generous layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint, I applied this in a random fashion so that some areas were patchy to add to that grungy feel.
  6. Add eyelets to one of the hearts and sponge with a little StazOn timber brown to tone the colour down a little.  Add a swivel clasp and a Philosophy tag and adhere the pieces to the chipboard.  Add a memo pin with the addition of the Christmas ticket from the Odds and Ends stamp set from Tim.
  7. To complete, add 3 rusty snowflakes and a key to each heart.

I am quite pleased with how this turned out and that is one less piece to make for Christmas LOL.  Have a great day all, see you soon, Tracy xx


Sue West said...

What a fabulous piece of Christmas art. Its so lovely on its cute little hanger

Sherry said...

It's fabulous - I bet your husband will love it.

Zue said...

Hi Tracy
This is fantastic!
I adore the idea of rusty snowflakes. That is just a fantastic notion. When the snow falls it is all rusty and when it begins to melt it goes all slushy and pristine white..........

The hearts are beautifully crystalline and grungey. If this is your husband's Christmas art card, he is a very lucky man.

If all your cards are like this one, will you have time to sleep? There is so much delicious detail on this piece; I especially like the chain.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Best wishes
Sue xx

MarleneMAZ said...

What a great piece! I love how you have the hearts attached together :)

Netty said...

Wowee Tracy he is going to love this its fabulous and great masking. xx

Terry said...

Love your Holiday Hanging! Beautiful colors and masking! Your hubby will adore this!

Lori said...

This is so cool! Love the masking and all the RED! It looks superb!

Shelann said...

Very pretty, I love the red hearts and all of the details.

Unknown said...

This is lovely I was admiring it on linda's sight when I put mne up this morning. I did also stop by for WOYWW

Love Dawn xx

Annie said...

What a fab design. Well done you.
A x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Another complete masterpiece from you, Tracey! Wow, this is gorgeous, and your husband is going to love this, I'm sure!

Beautiful masking (those letter masks are SO COOL!) and the combo of Christmas and Love is such a great idea! The hearts are gorgeous, and all those sweet embellishments are just fabulous. Rusty snowflakes?!! AWESOME! I love all the little metal parts, and the ticket... Love it all!

Lisa Somerville said...

how pretty, wonderful Home Decor piece1

Lynne Phelps said...

Tracy, this is just delightful! So many interesting things to look at and such a variety of textures and materials. I love it!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS piece here Tracy, thanks for joining in with the SUnday that colour x