Thursday, 5 May 2016

Seeds, Plant, Harvest

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost. Today I am showcasing the fabulous newly released Harvest, Seed Packets Background and Grunge Elements stamp sets available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I have opted for a more neutral colour palette this time around, giving an aged vintage feel to the imagery. I began by applying Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the background of the Kraft card; adding the ink to a piece of plastic packaging, spritzing with water and then pressing the ink onto the background and then drying with a heat tool. I then applied Potting Soil Archival ink to the Seed Packets Background stamp and stamped towards one edge of my card. I then die cut a small circle from the card using a circle die and then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the circular aperture.
I then die cut a second circle from white card and then stamped the boy from the Harvest stamp set onto the circle using Potting Soil Archival Ink. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and then mopped up the ink lightly with the card to age and then dried with a heat tool. I then adhered the decorated piece and the circle to a card blank. I added a memo pin, attaching a small tag to the pin stamped with part of the imagery from the Seed Packets Background stamp along with a stamped plant label, again using part of the imagery from the Seed Packets Background. I aged the plastic plant label with Potting Soil Archival Ink.
I stamped the sentiment onto a separate piece of craft card, bent the card to age and then coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, applying more ink to the creases. To add further to the aged feel I used background stamps from the Grunge Elements stamp set, stamping with Potting Soil Archival Ink.
To complete, I added some splatters of Fresco Finish Snowflake Paint to the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


11 comments:

butterfly said...

Subtle vintage work with such depth - it's lovely, Tracy.
Alison x

dawn maceachern said...

Love it Tracy. Looks good all the sepia tones.

dawn maceachern said...

Love it Tracy. Looks good all the sepia tones.

Tracy Welham said...

Such an awesome card, and a great quote too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Redanne said...

I love it when you use these muted, neutral tones and they really suit the wonderful stamped image. I love your design and that is a great quote too! Hugs, Anne xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful, subtle, monochrome.... love it!
Wishes
Lynne

Barbara Schiassi said...

Amazing , it's not easy to work with a monochrome palette! the stamps are wonderful! BArbara

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous collection of images and the vintage palette is divine xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful design Tracy. I love the little memo note pin you added, great detail. hugs :)

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous neutrals and vintage feel! I LOVE those images!

Candy C said...

Hey Tracy. Thank you so much for your sweet comment you left on my blog. You're always so sweet. I don't see how you have time to do anything because you are always posting such gorgeous art on your blog. I am sorry that I don't comment more often than I do. Seems like sometimes there are not enough hours in a day. Perhaps I need to get better organized. haha
Anyway, I love your piece for Artistic Stamper. Those stamps are lovely and you have certainly used them well. I love the sepia and brown tones to your piece. Very restful and nostalgic. Have a wonderful week, my friend.