Sunday, 8 March 2015

With Brave Wings She Flies

I decided to just enjoy crafting for the fun of it this weekend and join in with a challenge and A Vintage Journey challenge fitted perfectly as they are celebrating their first birthday so my piece is to say Happy Birthday and long may the creative journey last.Country View Crafts are sponsoring the challenge and there is a fabulous prize on offer for the winner. The challenge this time around is ANYTHING TIM. Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge is "Go Green" and my piece also fits perfectly for that too, although I am on the Design Team I thought it would be fun to join in a second time just for fun.
I decided to create an ATB using Eileen Hull's Block/Cube die combined with Tim Holtz products.
I painted my ATB with Black Soot Distress Paint, I love how the black pop's against my coloured piece and really sets everything off to perfection. I decorated the square panel with Embossing Paste applied over the Tim Holtz Gothic Layering Stencil, allowing to dry and then colouring with Distress Paints Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. I applied the paint to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and then mopped up the paint with my card. I then spritzed with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain. I then die cut a butterfly from mountboard using Tim Holtz new Butterfly Duo die, applying Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste over the butterfly for added texture and then colouring with Distress Paints, applying Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges. I also included a Salvaged Doll, coloured with paints and adding a mini bird along with Chitchat sticker.
I wanted to add some detail around the edges of my ATB and after some considerable thought I decided on the Pediments die, adding a piece to each top edge of the ATB and painting each piece with Black Soot Distress Paint. The top panel was coloured with Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Paints and painty circles added with the top from a lid and again spritzed with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain. I also included FLY, die cut from mountboard using Tim Holtz WordPlay die and coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink and then covered with Wendy Vecchi's Sky Blue Embossing Powder. I also added a die cut butterfly again cut using the Butterfly Duo die, colouring with Black Soot Distress Ink and then coating with Fern Green and Sky Blue Embossing Powders. Chitchat stickers were added to the wings for further interest.
Each panel was decorated using Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Paints and painty circles added using a lid along with a few delicate splatters using Black Soot Distress Paint. A further butterfly has been added to this side along with a Chitchat sticker.
I kept one of the sides free from any embellishing so that the background and layered detail was clearly visible. I love these two colours together and I love adding layers to my designs, achieved here with paint, sprays and Embossing Paste.
The final side of my ATB has been decorated in the same way with a further butterfly and painted backdrop with added Chitchat sticker. I then added my ATB to a wooden spool adding a piece of Tim's metal industrial sticker around the top edge.
The spool was again painted with Distress Paints and I repeated FLY lettering to the base to echo the lettering at the top of my design but this time sprinkled with Fern Green Embossing Powder. I love these Embossing Powders! I also included a final Chitchat sticker from Tim's new range.
I hope I have inspired you in some way to just craft for the fun of it and join in some of the fabulous challenges in blogland.

Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge - "Go Green"
A Vintage Journey - Anything Tim

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I really do appreciate the time you take to leave some feedback. Tracy x x



22 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great make and wonderful textures x

A Pink said...

Great to see you crafting for fun ! Tracy . Can tell you enjoyed making this both in the creativity n the write up ! Lovely colours n textures

Lisa H said...

AWESOMENESS TRACY!! I love this. I am sooooo glad I have some WV Crackle Paste on the way to my hot little hands. Those wings look fabulous.

Redanne said...

OMGoodness Tracy, there is so much to love about this beautiful creation! I love the butterflies, the colours, the crackle is fabulous and I love the teeny tiny bird, he is so cute. And of course I love that it an ATB too...

Thanks so much for joining in our birthday challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

Suzanne C said...

fabulous!!!!

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous work of Art Tracy and I adore those colours.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda said...

Stunning!!
Love
Amanda x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Pinned, bookmarked ant studied closely! You have inspired me once again with your amazing piece of art Tracy, I just love every bit of it! hugs :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous piece of art, so creative and beautifully put together!

barbarayaya62 said...

STUNNING!!!! Love the colors and the textures that you've added with embossing powders! Beautiful! BArbarayaya

Julie Ann Lee said...

Tracey, I just had to hop or should I say fly across and see this in more detail. It is totally stunning! I love the colours, the textures and that salvaged doll is a wonderful touch! xx

crafty creations said...

Stunning piece of art Tracey - love all the detail

Lys Scrap said...

Amazing creation ! I love the crackled butterfly and the blending colours.

hazel said...

An amazing piece Tracy, I love all the different textures and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Wowzer - I just love all the different textures and techniques on all the elements, especially the butterflies, and the colours are right up my street. Fabulous crackly butterfly with the Frozen Charlotte body - probably my favourite of the many fabulous details!
Alison xx

WendyK said...

Not only is this in my favourite colours, but the design and art work are really stunning. Love all of it.

Terry said...

Oh the texture and crackle on this ATB is gorgeous! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation with us at A Vintage Journey!

Buttons said...

The combination of textures, construction and sumptuous blues and greens make this an outstanding project Tracy. SO in love with it! Jenny x

butterfly said...

Oops, should also have said thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Back to say thank you so much for joining in our birthday celebrations at AVJ! Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Don't know how I missed this, just stunning, I so totally love all the elements you have added to this ATB, the crackle on the wings of both fractured doll and butterfly looks so wonderful, almost like porcelain. Love it! Thanks so much for adding it to our birthday challenge at A Vintage Journey and Happy Easter!

Brenda Brown said...

How lovely you could join the birthday celebrations at AVJ with this amazing creation Tracy, it really is stunning.
Thanks for hopping aboard.
hugs Brenda xxx