Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Summer Fun With Sizzix

The beginning of a new month marks the start of a fabulous new challenge with Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge and this month it is Summer Fun with Sizzix.
My make this month is an altered ATB using Eileen Hull's Block/Cube die cut from mountboard and decorated with DecoArt Media range.

All sides of the ATB have been painted with Burnt Umber Media Fluid Acrylic and once dry I added a random coat of Crackle Paste and once the Crackle Paste was dry I then added a dirty wash (Andy Skinner technique) over the top to tone down the colour a little and then added splatters of Cobalt Teal Hue. I die cut the seahorse using Tim Holtz Sand and Sea die, adding four layers to give dimension. I then painted the seahorse with Burn Umber paint, allowed to dry and then added Crackle Paste to the top, allowed to dry and then added Cobalt Teal Hue over the top.
Rusty wire has been wrapped around my ATB and around my Seahorse to add further texture to my piece along with shells for added dimension. I also die cut some foliage using Tim Holtz Greenery Die and coloured with Wild Honey Distress Spray Stain.
I added a piece of drift wood to the top along with a mini canvas decorated with paints and Crackle Paste along with beads for added texture . I also included a stamped Seahorse using Tim Holtz stamp along with more Rusty Wire.
The base is an old spool which I have painted with Burn Umber Acrylic with added mini shells for further interest.
ChitChat stickers have been added to the side along with die cut sentiment using Tim Holtz thinlits dies.
The opposite side has been decorated in the same way; I love the texture the Crackle Paste gives to the design.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to seeing your artwork this month and hope you enjoy participating in the challenge. Tracy x x








13 comments:

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Tracy, Makes me want to run to the sea and pick up seashells. Just love all your beautiful work and techniques.

Amanda said...

Absolutely love this!
Love
Amanda x

Suzanne C said...

Wow Wow Wow. Was going to create something with the seahorse but thinking nope.. not going to even come close to how cool this project is! Fabulous Tracy!

Clare Buswell said...

Stunning! I love seahorses!

hazel said...

An amazing piece Tracy. I love the crackle and how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely fabulous in every way...great great texture and design!

Redanne said...

I just want to reach out and touch all the texture on this gorgeous piece of art Tracy!! The colours are wonderful and I love the gorgeous crackling - this is just stunning... Hugs, Anne xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Tracy ! Love all the crackle and the 'dirty wash' really is effective. Sue C x

Eileen Hull said...

Tracy- the colors and textures are amazing and so vibrant. Love the crackle especially!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Well Tracy, I'm not sure I can accurately describe how much I love this one! I'm literally at a loss for words! I'm just going to have to give you a blanket WHOOP WHOOP and bow down to the master! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! hugs :)

Shari Trumbull said...

OMG! An oceanic delight, Tracy!! Completely LOVE every single detail! Just amazing!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious - like a treasure washed up on the beach, full of fabulous crackle, wonderful technical skill and beautiful colours... Just pure delight!
Alison xx

Meme said...

This is such a amazing piece to look at! Love all the textures and every detail is a pure delight!