Monday, 29 December 2014

Enjoy The Beauty of The Season

Hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are continuing to enjoy the festivities. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year too.
Today I am using the Christmas Chalk and MidWinter stamp sets from Artistic Outpost to continue with my rustic Christmas designs. I have stamped the Let It Snow randomly onto the background of my card using Potting Soil Archival Ink along with the foliage stamp from the MidWinter stamp set around the edges of the background for a further layer of interest.
I have also added stencilled stars to the background using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and I have added delicate splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the backdrop.
I die cut two baubles from white card and then added a good thick coat of Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Texture Paste and then set aside to dry. Once completely dry I painted the baubles with Walnut Stain Distress Paint adding a couple of coats and drying with my heat tool. I then spritzed each of the baubles with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.
To add a further touch of shimmer I rubbed over each of the baubles with touches of White Fire Treasure Gold Wax. I have also included two enameled tags, decorated with remnant rubs, attached with jump rings from my rustic bows. The fabulous "Enjoy the beauty of the season" sentiment is from the MidWinter stamp set.
To comnplete I added 25 using Stencil Marks to the top of my card, it adds another touch of interest to my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you continue to enjoy the festive period.  Tracy x x




10 comments:

Rita said...

I really am in awe of all your designs Tracy. Like you I love the Artistic Outpost stamps and have quite a few of them. Your card is so stunning and the way you have combined the textures and colours look amazing. Hugs Rita xxx

Belladonna said...

Lovely! Have a wonderful New Year!

wendy vecchi said...

love the colors...
love the texture...
love it all!

Denise Fletcher said...

Love all the little touches like snow....and love the baubles!

Jools Robertson said...

Amazing!, love the colours and the fabulous finish on the baubles is just stunning

Jools x

Redanne said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, I love the wonderful crackling on the baubles, it looks amazing!! Love it. Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Tracy, this is spectacular! I can't stop staring at those incredible ornaments, what amazing texture and shimmer you achieved! Another amazing card my friend! until next time, big new years hugs :)

Shari Trumbull said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, Tracy!! LOVE those crackled ornaments--so very vintage and antiquey!! Your Christmas card creations have been outstanding and so beautiful!! Thanks for the ideas :) XOXO-Shari

Mona Pendleton said...

Wowza Tracy! What a stunning project! Love all the crackle and shine! Happy New Year!

butterfly said...

Ooh - vintage golden crackle baubles - just like the ones I've just been taking off the tree (some of which belonged to my Czech grandmother)... Gorgeous neutrals - I love this!
Alison xx