Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge

The beginning of a new month sees the start of another fabulous challenge with Eileen Hull and the Art With Heart Challenge and this month our challenge is PROJECTS TO LOVE.
I wanted to create an artsy piece this time around and I was inspired to use my DecoArt products and was also inspired by Andy Skinner and his many rust techniques, two of which are HERE and HERE.
My first piece is an ATB using Eileen Hull's Block/Cube die decorated to give a rust finish to the background and I then added stencilling using Tim Holtz Layering Stencils and Titan Buff paint, I love the contrast of the Titan Buff against the rusted background. I then die cut four hearts to add around each side of the ATB colouring with DecoArt paints once again and adding scratches in the paint to add to that grungy feel.
Die cut hearts have also been added to the top for added interest and dimension along with two wooden hearts and metal cogs. I also included some rusty wire, randomly following the shape of the heart, I will be doing this again I love the addition of the wire, which I stapled into place to secure.
Chicken wire has been added to the background of each side for added texture and interest to my design. I love using different layers and textures in my designs.
I also added rusty wire to the hearts decorating each side of my ATB and once again I secured in place using a tiny attacher. I also added a touch of background stamping here and there for a further layer of interest.
I then created a coordinated card. The background piece to the card has been painted with DecoArt Media Acrylics, Cerulean Blue and Tital Buff mixed together and then painted onto white card and I then aged a little with a mix of Quinacridone gold and Paynes Grey mixed together (from Andy Skinner video) to grungy the colour up a little. I then added a shadow box to the card die cut using Eileen Hull's suitcase die.
I also added three hearts to the inside, one heart created from rusty wire which I decorated with tissue wrap and added Glossy Accents to the inside to give strength. I also included a wooden heart and a die cut heart along with cog, memo pin and chitchat sticker.
Netting has also been added for a further texture which I coloured with DecoArt paints and I also included more chicken wire, I love this stuff!
A sentiment and a touch of stencilling to the background completes my card.

If you would like to join in our challenge pop along HERE to add your artwork we would love to see how you are inspired this month.

http://www.eileenhull.com/
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x





20 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, these are just spectacular! I agree about that green, it's a wonderful contrast against the rust! Your textures and antiquing techniques are amazing! What an inspiration you are! hugs :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh this is such a stunning piece of artwork, Tracy. Love all the gorgeous details you created. Great inspiration! :)

Claudine Criner said...

This is amazing Tracy, love, love, love!!!

Anneke said...

This is gorgeous. Everything looks so real it's amazing and very inspiring. Great job. Anneke.

rachel said...

amazing inspiration - definitely love it xx

Jools Robertson said...

Amazing! Love the hearts, colours and techniques and array of elements

Jools x

Redanne said...

I am totally in love with the new DecoArt Media fluid paints and I love what you have done with them. These are my favourites of any of your projects ever, they are absolutely stunning and so very inspirational! Fabulous work Tracy. Hugs, Anne xx

Meme said...

You did a marvelous job on these pieces! OMG! Tracy they are beautiful!

Bobbi Smith said...

Wow, Tracy this is stunning! Love the texture and color, thank you for the inspiration!!!

massofhair said...

Ooooh Tracy these are amazing, loving the chicken wire and the rusty colours. Fantastic ArT :-) xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Wow fabulous, so rustic! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS...every grungy and industrial bit! PINNED!

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous creations, Tracy!! Completely love your embellishments of rusty wire and chicken wire in both of these creations--AWESOME!! Just Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

Ellie Knol said...

No words can describe this, it's breathtaking beautiful!

butterfly said...

Totally fantastic rusty grungy look - I love how you've combined the rust with the soft teal, and all the weathered distressing is fabulous! Great elements like the metal grid and the aged netting add even more thrills to the mix... Completely in love with this post!!
Alison xx

Diana said...

this is such an amazing piece of art! I love them both to pieces...rustic/grungy/metal pieces of yumminess!!

Eileen Hull said...

I love these colors Tracy and also all of the other fun additions- chicken wire? Wow :-) What you did with the DecoArt paints is beautiful!

die amelie said...

Wow, Tracy,

rusty and industrial looking goodness all around! LOVE this!

Claudia x

Lynn Stevens said...

FAV!!!!!!

Candy C said...

Very cool, Tracy. Love it! Love the colors and rusty appeal.