Friday, 28 February 2014

Pursue Happiness

Today I am using the fabulous Swirl Background Stamp in conjunction with the Daisy Silhouette Mask from Creative Expressions.
The background has been stamped with the Swirl Background stamp using Aquamarine Archival Ink and I have then added shading around the edges with Broken China Distress Ink and matted onto a piece of Teal Foundations card.
Two banners have been added, stamped with the Swirl Background stamp and coloured with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, backed onto pieces of Teal Foundations card.  I have added three Bitty Blossoms cut from Teal Card and added Pewter Gilding Wax to the edges of the petals.
I decorated a piece of card with Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Ink, applying the ink to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet spritzing with water and mopping up the ink with my card, and then heat setting with a heat tool. I then placed the Daisy Silhouette Mask onto the card and coloured the daisies with Salty Ocean Ink and the stems with Mowed Lawn ink. Background stamping has also been added using the background stamp from Tim Holtz Classics 9 Stamp Set. 'Pursue Happiness' is from Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings Stamp Set.
'BEAUTIFUL' has been stamped onto white card using Aquamarine Archival Ink, cut into a banner shape and added to the larger banners. For added interest I have also added Victorian Metal Corners which I have coloured with Pewter Gilding Wax.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



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14 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Another great make and such gorgeous colours x

Candy C said...

Tracy... This is simply gorgeous! I love the swirl background. So elegant. The teal colors are right up my list of favorites! I also love your delicate flowers you have stamped and the matted layers of papers. What a lively design! And... Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I treasure your friendship! XO

butterfly said...

Just saw and loved this over at CE - the layered panels are wonderful, and the whole Art Deco feel of the piece, with those gorgeous blues and greens is perfect. Fantastic card!
Alison x

Emma Burns said...

Really lovely Tracy. Colours, Design...Perfect xxx

Carol Q said...

that's a stunner Tracy!

rachel said...

love your card Tracy - beautiful colour scheme - wonderful xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful layers and such a lovely colour.
Your cards are always so special.
Wishes
Lynne

Shirley Davis said...

As my favourite colour is green, I couldn't pass by without telling you how much I like this piece of art. Thanks Tracy.

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful, I love the gorgeous colours and your wonderful stencilling. The banners and flowers are perfect finishing touches. Anne xx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy WOWZER this is GORGEOUSSSSSS, I looooooove the colors you blended together, the banners are fabulous, all those swirls gorgeous, I love your flowers too, this is just superb, thanks for sharing..

Karen Petitt said...

I so love this! Beautiful use of colour and the stamps are fab! Thanks for sharing with us x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Tracy! Love the beautiful blossoms and the pretty color palette! Happy March!

Terry said...

I so love these greens and blues! The highlighted flowers are gorgeous as are all the layers! Love this card!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Gorgeous colours and layers and those beautiful flowers! Chrisx