Thursday, 26 November 2015

Toy Emporium

This week I am showcasing the newly released Toy Emporium stamp set from Artistic Outpost.
I wanted to create something a little different this week and decided to create a shadow frame using Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Frame die combined with Eileen Hull's 3D Die; which worked perfectly with the Artistic Outpost imagery.
The inside of the clock acts as my shadow box to showcase the adorable little girl from the Toy Emporium stamp set. I added a touch of colour to the imagery using my Polychromo pencils. I also created a mask of the girl before adding the background stamping.  I also included some delicate paint splatters using Fired Brick Distress Paint. To add further to the vintage feel I applied a coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze and then rubbed over the cracks with Raw Umber Antiquing Cream, removing the excess with a baby wipe.
I added the dimensional clock to a chunky ATC which I painted with Fired Brick Distress Paint and then covered with a coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze, once again ageing further with Antiquing Cream. I also added some foliage and a mini Christmas Tree for added interest.
As I started to put my pieces together I decided to add rusty wire around the edges of the front piece before thinking about how I would adhere this to the dimension clock piece. In the end I decided to cement them together using DecoArt Crackle Paste, which worked perfectly. I applied Antiquing Cream to the Crackle Paste once dry just to age a little.
A touch more foliage has been added to the top along with a few berries to add to the seasonal charm.
When I die cut the pieces I did add decorative paper to the Eileen Hull's 3D Die before assembling, so that the decorative paper appeared on the inside of the clock.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Pamellia said...

Wow wow wow Tracy!! This is spectacular! I love the Fired Brick, what an amazing colour choice, and the crackle is incredible, wow!! Love the transformation from empty clock to Christmas decoration and your stamps are choices are just perfect! An absolutely beautiful project!! hugs :)

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Tracy what an adorable festive project and your crackle is fabulous. Love the nostalgic feel to it.
Julie x

rachel said...

oh Tracy - I absolutely adore this - gorgeous xx

Redanne said...

Tracy, this is my new favourite - the image of the little girl is just adorable and you have coloured her beautifully. I love that you made the pocket watch into a 3D frame and the crackle (and colour) is amazing. The foliage looks so realistic too. Love, love, love this beautiful creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Jean Franks Beck said...

This is such a wonderful decor item! Love all the vintage goodness.

Chris said...

Oh Tracy your 3D pocket watch is beautiful! Love all the crackle and the gorgeous new stamp you used, the retro fifties look of the crackled red paint is perfect with it and gives it such a lovely vintage feel, the wire looks great too. I must have a look for the 3D die, looks like it's a useful one. Chris x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! All of the crackle is fabulous!! The image is so sweet and you showcased it perfectly!! I love all of the amazing details!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

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Sandra said...

This 3d pocket watch is fabulous, Tracy! Love the vintage Christmas look and the crackle is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What an awesome piece of Christmas decor!!! LOVE the design and all that crackle goodness!

butterfly said...

Glorious! So glad I found a bit of time to catch up (even if I am meant to be clearing the craft room). This looks just amazing, Tracy - the crackle over the vintage image is stunning, and I love the chunky look of the red crackle too. Perfect use of the rusty wire and the holiday greenery brings the whole thing together beautifully. Big wow!
Alison xx

rosemary said...

Something else very different which I love. Gets the creative juice flowing. LOL