Wednesday, 20 August 2014

StencilGirl/Graffiti Blog Hop

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the StencilGirl / Graffiti week long blog hop and especially for the hop I have created a mini album using Eileen Hull's Mini Album ScoreBoards XL die along with the Perched Bird Stencil and the Three Crows Stencil combined with the gorgeous Barn Wood stamp from Eileen Hull.
I die cut the mini album from mountboard, these Scoreboard dies cut mountboard like a dream. I then took a lid from one of my Distress Paints and dipped it into Multi Medium Matt and added circles to the background and set aside to dry. Once dry I coloured the cover and the inside pages with Broken China and Worn Lipstick Distress Paints. I brayered each of the colours onto my pieces only using a light touch for the second colour so that both colours are visible when completed. I love how the circles resist the paint and add a further layer of interest to my design. I then die cut a circle from white card and again coloured with Distress Paints and then stamped the wonderful Barn Wood stamp onto the background of the circle using Weathered Wood Archival Ink. I also painted a paper feather and tucked that behind the circle for added interest along with a Botanical Remnant Rubs.
Next I placed the Three Crows stencil onto a piece of white card and applied Black Soot Distress Ink through the stencil, whilst the stencil was still in place I applied white paint to the Barn Wood stamp and stamped through the stencil, I love the texture this gives to the birds body. I also added a heart charm for further detail. I also included a few delicate paint splatter using white paint.
I also included pages to the inside of my mini album and added the Perched Bird to the inside, giving a tone on tone effect. The background was once again brayered with Distress Paints and I also added more circles using the lid from one of my Distress Paints and applied matching Distress Inks through the Perched Bird stencil. Keeping the stencil in place I also added some subtle background stamping to the bird using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Botanical Remnant Rubs and a further layer of interest. A bird house embellishments adds a touch of dimension.
I decorated a further page using the Three Crows Stencil, again applying Black Soot Distress Ink through the stencil and adding background stamping to the bird using white paint.
I have left the remainder of the pages blank so that the recipient of the book can decorate them.
There is a fabulous prize on offer; to be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment on the artists posts below.


My fellow team member Shelly Hickox posted on Monday with a fabulous tutorial using the Candy Drawer die, you can see the details HERE. Eileen Hull created a fabulous mileage log and you can see all the wonderful details HERE and our coordinator Amy created a fabulous recipe card and gift tag which you can see HERE. On Tuesday my fellow team members Anna-Karin Evaldsson created a fabulous mini album which you can find HERE and Michelle Zerull has a feast for your eyes HERE. Inspiration continues throughout the week with lots of projects to inspire you along the blog hop journey. ENJOY!
As an added bonus I decided to do a giveaway of my own to celebrate this wonderful week long blog hop and also to say a huge THANK YOU to all my followers for your continued support.
To be in with a chance of winning the prize from the blog hop and my personal prize simply leave a comment below.

My prize includes: The mini album I created for the hop, a daily planner, mini typewriter alphabet Urban Stamps, metal butterfly embellishments and Wendy Vecchi Vintage Doily background stamp.

The giveaway and blog hop closes on Sunday 24th August. Enjoy hopping and remember the more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

73 comments:

Meme said...

Wow Tracy, your mini book rocks! I love it, colors are perfect, I love the bird theme.

And a prize giveaway also? Wow!

Marci said...

Fabulous! Love the colors, stenciling, and that feather!

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous, love this book and the colours you have used are so very pretty x

carol edwards said...

This is really lovely Tracy. Love the colour combinations, I would love to find bed linen in these colours. The feather and birdie is are great, love the whole design x

Anneke said...

I really love this album. The bird is so cute with the little hart. Wonderful color combinations. Love the whole design Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Anna-Karin said...

Such a beautiful mini book Tracy! Love all the different textures and the wonderful birds. Great colours too. We even used the exact same heart charm on our books!

Марина Коваленко said...

Wonderful album!

Cath Sheard said...

Love the whole project, especially the crow (he has such a strong presence!) and the lovely soft colours. Thanks you for sharing your process.

Redanne said...

Oh Tracy, your mini book is so beautiful, I love the soft colour tones and I want that barn wood stamp now - it looks so realistic. The added feather is beautiful. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful Tracy- very nice use of the stencils!

Lisa Vice said...

I love the way you put all those elements together. Beautiful book!

Jo Murray said...

A beautiful little book. Love all the elements you've chosen, and the ribbon is the crowning glory.

Karin said...

Tracy, your mini book is gorgeous! I love the colour combination you've used, your creative imagination is so inspiring. I'd love the chance, just to see your fabulous mini album let alone win it along with the other goodies. x

Linda Gibbons said...

What a wonderful, grungy little book. Oh how I crave one of those die cut machines, but no room, no money...someday.

Maral said...

Your album is very beautiful, so classy, not typical. Colors are so deep, for me, this album is for dreamers or thinkers, or for some creative person. I see it with pictures of nature, sight seeings with interesting thoughts or phrases)
I hope you did understand what I meant)))))

Amante del Papel said...

wow your mini is stunning, and so beautiful, thanks for sharing and the big opportunity to win an awesome prize!!!

Ruth L said...

Gorgeous mini album Tracy, loved your birdies, they are so rich in texture!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous as always!! Love that stamp and the crow mask, awesome work!!

Dianne said...

Well Miss Tracy I think they should be thrilled you to have you. This mini book is OUTSTANDING creation, your brayering is amazingggg it's glorious and makes my Magpie heart sing, every detail is fabulous, thanks for sharing and always being an inspiration to us all, hope you have a wonderful weekend, I'm off on a road trip, ((( BIG HUGS )))

Scrapthat said...

Love your color choices Tracy...beautiful as always,
Dolly

Laura Strack said...

Wow, I love how you used Eileen scoreboard Die for your album. It is so very pretty. The color combo is one of my favorites. So glad I have been introduced to your Blog, too. Can't wait to look around. Thanks for sharing!!

Tasha Freeman said...

This is stunning!

Ain't No Ninny said...

I love your mini-album! Those bird stencils rock and I'm obsessed with Eileen Hull's barnwood stencil. Love the matte medium resist you used too. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Great mini with fantastic colors!

Janet Joehlin said...

Very Cool! I love how you combined all the elements seamlessly! Beautiful!

Linda Knox said...

Totally cool mini book. Love how you've combined all the products to make this. Great inspiration for me.

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous project Tracy. I love the colours and that feather is fab

Gwen Lafleur said...

Beautiful album, I love how you integrated all of the elements! So many great details.

Christine Kiehl said...

Love all the small details you put forth! The trinket, the wood grain...everything! Thank you for sharing!

Noreen said...

I love the feather with the bird image!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

marylouh said...

I would be thrilled to display your mini-album on my coffee table. It is so pretty and so much work has gone into it. I love to showcase things that somebody has made with love and care.
thanks for the chance to win it.

Amanda said...

Fabulous mini book love your choice of colours
Love
Amanda x

Ina Good said...

one simple word GORGEOUS! I love the colors the stencil of the crow or raven could be either lol Eileens stamp was perfect for this your album and choice of stencils was superb!

darcydaydream said...

love this. The colours are lovely...xx

Gill said...

Fabulous - I love the crow stencil!!

Penny Nuttall said...

Lovely colour combination :)

Denise Spillane said...

Wow this is a great book. So lovely with the colors and birds always make me happy. Beautiful.

Gemma Maggs said...

Wow Tracy, I love this. It's beautiful Nd you've used my favourite color combination...! Gorgeous xx

Denise Fletcher said...

I have GOT TO get those bird stencils! NOW! Lol l love them and I love your album, Tracy! Love the colours youve used and all the little designy bits and bobs....well done!

Cecilia said...

The details are what caught my eye first -- they are delightful, especially the feather! Lots of careful work went into this project and the results are well worth it!

Carol said...

Gorgeous -I am loving the wood stamp :) TFS x

Debbie K. said...

You are sooooo talented, Tracy. Love what you did with the stencils. Great color choices too!

steffi said...

Finally got chance to sit down and read your blog post properly (I skimmed it this morning but knew I had to come back!) & I love it!! All the techniques you've shown - stamping through the stencil onto the crow is just brilliant! Thanks for sharing :) xx

Janea aka Naya said...

Your project is beautiful! So glad I found your blog today. I'm adding you to my "favorites" bar to get lovely inspiration on my coffee breaks. Thank you for the amazing opportunity and for sharing your creativity.

Rita Montgomery said...

Wow Tracy...love your project, love the bird, the feather, the stencils...oh heck..I love it all. thanks for the chance to win.

Mary C. Nasser said...

This is absolutely stunning and gorgeous, Tracy! How generous of you to giveaway what you created!! It's BEAUTIFUL!

Carol P said...

I love your your bird journal. I am a sucker for anything with birds and love the texture you used on it, Thanks for the opportunity to win it. Fingers crossed!

Shari Trumbull said...

Your album is Gorgeous, Tracy!! I'm loving the Three Crows and Perched Bird stencils :) I can see putting those on the wish list :) Your colors are so lovely and you are sooo clever to use the caps of your paints to make your resist circles with! Fabulous! And love the stamping through the crow stencil! WOW! XOXO-Shari T.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome project! The cover is just gorgeous with the colors and embellishments! So many beautiful details!

Karen Schroeder said...

Your mini album is amazing! Love how you used the stencils! The colors are gorgeous. I would be thrilled if I won your gorgeous mini album!

Eileen Hull said...

Tracy- so sorry- have been out all day and just now getting to see what happened today on the hop. What happened was MAGIC! Love this album and the bird with stamped info on it! Someone is going to be lucky to win this for a price!

Heather Thompson said...

this is very unique. I like the color combinations, great project.

Sue said...

Tracy this is wonderful, the stencil is gorgeous and I love how you've stamped through it - it give the perfect touch to the crows. I bet the die will be used again and again too. Just beautiful! xx

butterfly said...

Huge yum again for the distressed look of the paint effects. Fabulous stamping - the bird and the feather are magical. What a joy it would be to win this album, never mind the other amazing goodies!
Alison xx

Renee said...

That mini album really caught my eye. It is amazing!

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful album- so full of layers!

Granny G said...

This album made me change the way I feel about crows. Growing up they were just nasty, loud and destructive critters. Now you have made them a thing of beauty. Thanks. Your album is delightful.

Pallavi Iyer said...

Your album/mini book is fantastic.Ilove the bird stencil and the barn door stamp is quickly turning into my fav.Awesome job.

Nancy Carroll said...

Simply stunning, love the colors and techniques. AWESOME inspiration.

Kathy Adams said...

I love your mini album! I really like the matte medium resist idea and also brayer technique. Thanks for sharing them! So beautiful!

Celeste said...

Inspired by all the stencils and projects, so appreciate the chance to win.

tn_mama said...

Love this unique use of stencils with more than one media type. Very nice.

tn_mama said...

I love this project and the muted colors. I've got to get these bird stencils. Thanks for sharing your instructions.

Jean said...

THis is so pretty! Love the colors and how you used the stencils!

MB Shaw said...

The birds pair up so well with the Barnwood stamp. Thank you for using our stencils :)

Linda D said...

I'd love to be the lucky winner! I love these little albums.

Linda D said...

I'd love to be the lucky winner! I love these little albums.

Candy B said...

thanks for inspiring! I have a lot to learn.

jeanie g said...

Love your mini album Tracy. I think I must have that album cover die!

Cheryl Donohew said...

Great book! I love the images, the colors, the design...all of it! It's amazing!

suzieq23 said...

WOW, Tracy I love your project today. Stencil Girl stencils are great and you sure proved that today. Thanks.

Martice Smith II said...

Wow! What a gorgeous mini album Tracy! Your elements are so rich in texture! You're very generous to add more goodies for the giveaway! Thanks for sharing :)

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool and I love the colors. Well done as usual!