Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Dream Cottage

This week the Eileen Hull Design Team are joining forces with Stampendous for an "Along the Garden Path Blog Hop. Pop by the Stampendous Blog for all the details.
I combined the Cottage Home Stamps and Die set from Stampendous with Eileen Hull's products. I began by painting my book box with Gesso and then a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint and then applying DecoArt Media Paints Green Gold and Burnt Umber; applying the Green Gold first with a paintbrush and then dabbing the Burnt Umber over the top with a natural sponge for a mottled effect.
I cut my Cottage from some bark like material I purchased a while back and I tinted with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, adding the stamped elements with Black Archival Ink and shading with Pitt Pens.
I loved creating my quirky trees; the base of which are book pages and the wire element has been created using Eileen Hull's new Twist and Style tool which you can see Eileen demoing HERE. I adhered the wire to the book pages with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.
I used Tim Holtz Found Relatives to add to my scene, tinting one of their dresses with Distress Markers and adding flowers cut from shrink plastic using Eileen Hull's Buttons, Borders and Trim Die.
To complete I added moss to my design along with an 'imagine' ChitChat sticker.







Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


37 comments:

Redanne said...

Your dream cottage is beautiful Tracy, I just love how you did the trees with Eileen's new tool, they are so effective! Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

A lovley way of using the book box die! Tracy Love the bark like material of the cottage and ya twisted tree branches .
x

Eileen Hull said...

Tracy this whole project is magical! Love the twisted trees especially! Beautiful colors too...

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Tracy!! I love your real twig trees and real mossy ground, and those itty bitty flowers in bright red really pop! How wonderful! hugs :)

elpimpi said...

AMAZING!!! Just LOVE your dream cottage! And those trees are FABULOUS!!!! MAGICAL!!!! ♥

Rita said...

Fabulous art Tracy. Love looking into your book. Hugs Rita xxxx

Team Clark said...

Very cool, Tracy! I just tried these wire forms myself, but my butterfly isn't nearly as cool as your trees! Great job!

Pammejo said...

Magically beautiful!!! Love all the beautiful details.

Stampendous said...

This is incredible! There are so many wonderful textures and soft vintage coloring, this is a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us on the hop!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely creation using the cottage stamps and Eileen's box - the mushroom house is so fun along with your wonderful balloons! Julia xx

Mary Holshouser said...

So many fun ways to use the house dies.
I have to get these. Will make great gifts
as well as embellishments for around the house.
thanks for sharing.
Illinois

Cynthia Xavier said...

I just love the box creations, they are a piece of art.

Donna said...

Another great project Tracy! I love the 3 D!
Super fun project!

Jean Bullock said...

I love the way you have the cottage scene framed by the shadow box. Very cool. Like peeking through a window.

BethW said...

This really touched my heart. I have a picture of my Mom and myself that would look perfect displayed like this. thank you so much for such lovely and moving inspiration.

Viki Banaszak said...

What a wonderful little vignette. It is like a secret getaway.

Sue D said...

Fabulous. I like the bark house and your quirky trees.

Jenn White said...

Hi Tracy. I love the bark material you stamped on. I am excited to try the new twist & style tool & I love the tree you made. Thanks for sharing your inspiring art with us. ♡ HUGS

Jenn White said...

Hi Tracy. I love the bark material you stamped on. I am excited to try the new twist & style tool & I love the tree you made. Thanks for sharing your inspiring art with us. ♡ HUGS

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome book box project! Love the window stamps and details in your scene!

SmokieBlueRose said...

The paint job on the box is really amazing! It looks very weathered, very real. Very cool.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Truly magical.

barbara macaskill said...

This is so amazing!! LOVE the scene you have set and the little details really take this to a new level of cool!! TFS!

D.Ann C said...

What a great project! I love the addition of twigs and bits of moss and flowers in her hands.

Auntie Em said...

Your shadow box is so creative! I love the distressing and the colours you have used for it. Thank you for adding the pics so we could peek in closer to take a look inside. So many great details. :)

Lucy said...

I just found this blog hop. These designs are incredible. I just love the Cottage Home dies and combined in a 3-D shadow box is wonderful. Creative use of all of these Eileen Hull elements - just wonderful. Thank you.

Tarnished Rose said...

Great idea!

Marilyn

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastic project, Tracy ! Love it !
Corrie x

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

wonderful project. Love all of your textures and layers, TFS

Juliz Design Post said...

What a quirky little book box, simply beautiful. I must check out this new tool from Eileen as I love this accent of twisted metal on your project.
Julie x

Judy said...

I think your book box is amazing. I love how you used the dies and cut your pictures to go into it. Thanks for sharing.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful and fanciful cottage Tracy, love your tree and the fabulous texture on the outside of the book box! Deb xo

Shell B. said...

Beautifully done, love the vintage look to your little box

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous little scene Tracy.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Lea said...

Wonderful shadow box creation! Love how you added the people in like little fairy folk!

McStamper said...

Love this beautiful, vintage project.

Nan G said...

Very cool shadow box!