Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Life Moments

Time for our monthly BLOG HOP with Artistic Outpost and this month it is designers choice, so we have artistic freedom to use any of their fabulous selection of images.
I decided to showcase the fabulous Generation Redux plate, I have admired this plate for a long time and when it arrived a few days ago I knew this would have to be inked immediately.
I applied Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Texture Paste to the backdrop and then applied Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks over the crackle once dry to give a wonderful aged feel. I die cut an Ornate Frame from white card, stamped the vintage image to the central panel which has also had Crackled Texture Paste applied and I coloured the outer frame with Black Soot Distress Ink.
The crackle seemed perfect for the vintage image, adding wonderful texture and a fantastic aged feel to my piece. I also added background stamping using the numbers from the same plate stamped with Black Archival Ink.
I added a repeat stamping of the focal image, this time to the oval panel only, colouring the backdrop with Distress Inks and flicking with water. The hearts are a gift from my fellow team member Linda and fitted perfectly into my design.
To complete I added 'Life Moments' sentiment which I thought fitted perfectly with the focal images.

My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.


Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for February and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

32 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is great , love this plate and you have create a beautiful card with it x trace x

Amanda said...

Brilliant, love that crackle paste and how you have used it.
Love
Amanda x

Paula Whittaker said...

I love that stamp set and I like what you've created using it - fab as always.

Maggie said...

Very creative card love the texture on the background too great stamps

MaggieH

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous design and techniques Tracey xx

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

I love it, got a real authentic look to it, love all the added bits and texture.

Sue said...

Gotta love an umbelliferous plant:) Fab piece!

rachel said...

beautiful - love all the crackle - fab xx

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

What a brilliant card!

Kate said...

I love that framed image as the focal point of your card. A fabulous card!
Kate

Marci said...

I love this!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, wowzer this is gorgeous and fantastic, fabulous piece of art called a card, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day... ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Julie Ann Lee said...

Beautiful work! I love the amazing crackled background! Julie Ann xx

Terry said...

Tracy, that crackle is gorgeous on this vintage beauty! Love how you framed the Redux girl and added the hearts! Lovely!

butterfly said...

Glorious crackle and flicking for texture - and I love the double ovals with the GR woman... fantastic!
Alison x

annekescardart said...

Love your work. This one is stunning. I have become a follower. Thanks for showing Anneke .
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

wendy vecchi said...

perfect use of the crackled texture paste with true vintage!
LOVE IT...LOTS!

wendy vecchi said...
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wendy vecchi said...

perfect use of the crackled texture paste with true vintage!
LOVE IT...LOTS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous monochromatic card Tracy! Love the added crackle finish and layering!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love what you did here.....that crackle adds so much to a fabulous piece.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, that crackle paste is divine - wonderful crackles and great vintage color! Love the way you have stamped on it. Very cool to see you using the hearts too! Super piece, Tracy!

Hugs,
Linda

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous texture in the background and on your cameo. The crackle is fantastic. Love that duplicate image and it looks so wonderful! Beautiful art!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a fantastic piece! I love what you did!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Tracy! What a vintage beauty! The crackled background looks amazing!

Redanne said...

Just love the fabulous crackle background, it gives the whole piece such a feeling of age - wonderful! Anne x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE how you make a collage of all those elements!

Connie Paxman said...

Tracy this is divine....Symetrically perfect and color hues are so vintage..
what an awesome bloghop.
connie

Kim Dellow said...

Hey up T, Hope that you are having a good week and just love the vintage make. Kimx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! The hearts, frame, and crackle are fabulous!

Nan G said...

Love this one!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Amazing. I just keep looking at all the wonderful details. Of course I love the stamps. The Wendy Vecchi crackled texture paste is incredible. The sentiment is perfect for the vintage feel of this piece. Great make! -- Mary Elizabeth