Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Artistic Outpost Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Artistic Outpost Blog Hop. This month the Design Team are showcasing imagery from the Holiday Stamp Category.
I am showcasing the MIDWINTER stamp set this month, set against a brayered background. I placed one of Wendy Vecchi's Frames into the centre of my card and then brayered over the frame with Broken China followed by touches of Brushed Pewter Distress Paints. The Brushed Pewter adds a wonderful shimmer to the background. I then flicked touches of each paint to the background to give delicate splatters. I then removed the Frame which leaves an aperture for my focal imagery.
I placed the Star Layering Stencil into the centre of the aperture and applied Broken China Distress Ink over the stencil. I then stamped the stag with Potting Soil Archival Ink, placed  a mask over the first image and then stamped him once again. I also added the sentiment to the top of the aperture.
I added a decorative bow, coloured with Broken China Distress Ink and I added touches of SnowTex to add to the frosty/snowy feel of my piece. I also attached a token and addes some foliage which is covered with Distress Glitter adding yet more shimmer to the design.
This picture highlights the shimmer from the glitter a little more and you can also see the layers added to my design with the stamping and stencilling.
I die cut 25 from card and then coloured with Broken China Distress Ink and then added a coat of Clear Rock Candy. I also added touches of SnowTex to the aperture.
I also decorated the inside of my card, again with a brayered background and stamped the stag and sentiment once again.

My fellow team mates have created fabulous pieces of art to inspire you along your journey.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


20 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great card - love the beautiful blues x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Tracy, love the colour too.

Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Candy C said...

Wow Tracy. This is such a beautiful Christmas card. I love the deer stamp done in the brown against the frosty white. That shade of blue on the card and shabby bow is gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card Tracy - love the blue/brown, the bow and bunch of foliage and all the glitter and snow!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful holiday card Tracy! I love blue for wintery scenes and the brown really pops with all the snowy accents. hugs :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just stunning! Love how you created your frame and brayed over it, brilliant GF! Love the softness of the finished piece, yet it is also so masculine. Beautiful work of art!

Shari Trumbull said...

Tracy, you are totally Awesome!! I love this icy winter scene with the reindeers!! All of those touches of 'snow' are so beautiful! When our temps hit triple digits, I'm going to want to dive into this creation to cool down!! It's just lovely and LOVE the stamping you did in the inside, too! Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

Terry said...

Stunning card for the Holidays, Tracy! Love the texture and all the added snow icing! Great masking of the reindeer! Love it!

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Tracy, I love the brayered background, the beautiful stamping and your amazing embellishments, including the touches of snow - simply beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Although I am in a full-on summer mood now, I absolutely adore this card, Tracy! Love the inky blue background and the reindeers look adorable with the snow on their antlers. Simply beautiful! xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Holiday card, Tracy! Love the pretty blue colors and addition of the star stencil and embellies!

Hettie said...

This is darling Tracy. I have this set and I just love what you have done with it. Beautiful.
Hugs
xx

Sheila said...

The combination of the blue and brown colors - on the nose. Love the extra textures added to the card. All of this combined with the designs = super card!

Anita Houston said...

You had me at the snow!!! So excellently done! LOVE the tones, and foliage too! Gorgeous make!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Tracy! Love the soft and serene scene that you created!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Tracy, I love the colours and the fabulous reindeer.
xxx Hazel.

Sandra said...

Stunning Christmas card, Tracy! Makes me think about what I want to do for my Christmas cards. Hugs, Sandra

Gez Butterworth said...

Stunning Tracy. I adore the snow so much!

A Pink said...

Love the blues n whites you've chosen to use - always remind me so much of winter. really like the delicate stencilling n splatters . x

butterfly said...

What could be better than that fabulous AO reindeer? Two of him, obviously! Brilliantly done, and a great frosty look to the background too.
Alison xx