Sunday 11 October 2015

See no evil, Speak no evil, Hear no evil.

Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
 This week I decided to alter an Artist Trading Block which I have die cut from mountboard using Eileen Hull's Block Cube Die. I then cut pieces to fit all the sides of my block and coloured each one with a layer of PanPastel Turquoise Tint, to lay down a first layer of colour.
I then placed the Tim Holtz Splotches Layering Stencil onto the background and then applied Turquoise Shade and touches of Turquoise Extra Dark PanPastels over the stencil and then sprayed with a light spray of hair spray to fix the pastels. I added touches of background stamping using the 'Rugged Edge' stamp set, stamping with Watering Can Archival Ink, using first and second generation stamping.  I then stamped the fabulous 'Jane' image from IndigoBlu with Black Archival Ink.
I repeated the stencilling and colouring with PanPastels around each side of the ATB and again stamped 'Jane' but this time only stamped half her face to this side. I added text to all sides of the cube, see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil. I also added delicate splatters and scratchy paint lines with Cadmium Red Hue DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic. I love the pops of red against the background.
On a couple of the sides I have added circles applying DecoArt Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to a lid and stamping onto the background, then painting the circle with Titanium White Fluid Acrylic and drying with a heat tool. I then coloured the larger circle with Gelatos and blended using my finger. I stamped ART (a Wendy Vecchi stamp) with Black Archival Ink.
To add a touch more texture I also applied DecoArt Crackle Glaze to each of the panels.
I stamped 'Jane' onto a piece of scrap card and then die cut pieces using Tim Holtz postage stamp thinlits label and added shading with PanPastel Turquoise Shade.
I added two broken paintbrushes to the top of the ATB and added drips of paint and rusty wire for added interest.
I would also like to enter my ATB into the Craft Stamper October Take it, Make it Challenge which this month is:

October Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 
Use one or more of the following processes in your art:
Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper
(and include stamping somewhere!)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Jenny Marples said...

Positively LOVE the whole artistic look you've given this Tracy. Such a clever way to embellish your gorgeous ATB. Jenny x

Amanda said...

Absolutely love this Tracy, great ATB
Amanda x

Claire said...

Beautiful stamping and so much attention to detail Tracy, love it!
Claire xx

Suzanne C said...

Very cool! I loved the thought behind the design and then the effect!

Rita said...

Love your box Tracy. Looks fantastic too. Hugs Rita xxx

A Pink said...

Fabulous! ATB Tracy . Really love this - possibly one of my faves of yours

Deb said...

Tracy, that is fabulous, what an inventive way to use the stamp. Thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Lisa H said...

i love this ATB Tracy! Beautiful and clever. :-)

Redanne said...

So many techniques, so many different products and yet they all work fantastically well together. I love that face on your block and those brushes look amazing on top - beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

Words and Pictures said...

What a great ATB - I love the cool colours with those hits of red splashed around. Great stamping, and powerful work with the positioning of the words.
Alison xx

Michelle said...

Just wanted to pop over and tell you how much I love this. It's a gem!

Unknown said...

Beautiful ATB, Tracy!! Sorry I'm not visiting as often as I'd like to, but believe me, I'm trying to catch up with all of your wonderful creations!! This block is fabulous and love how you positioned the word bands just so, to express their meanings. XOXO-Shari

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fantastic ATB, Tracy. All the details are gorgeous! :)

Ellie Knol said...

Such an awesome project!

Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Gio said...

It's really amazing. I love the design, the crackle and all the stamped details. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge :-)

Terry said...

This is so artsy and cool! The broken paintbrush top with dripping red paint is so clever and the stamped images are beautifully combined! Love this!

Unknown said...

FABULOUS. Totally love this cube Tracy. Learned this quote as a very small girl - my Grammie had the 3 monkeys on her piano!! And now, my grandchildren have learned it! I am going to send a picture of your cube to them - it's sooo super - needs to be shown off!!! Thanks for sharing. j.

Linda said...

I love this ...... great design and fabulous detail. Jane is one of my favourite IB images too ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx