Friday, 2 December 2016

A Vintage Journey - December Challenge - Winter Magic

We have a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and our host for November is the lovely Deb who had this to say about her challenge.

"For us in the northern hemisphere December brings the start of winter and for many that means freezing cold weather and Christmas. But winter is so much more than that and so we ask, how would you interpret the magic of winter; snow, icicles, colours of blue, silver and white, the festivities of Christmas, misty winter landscapes? Show us what your magical focus is for the season."

Please remember to be a winner or Pinworthy mention your project must be in a vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steampunk style.
For me the magical focus for the season is family and taking time out to spend quality time relaxing and regrouping and it is also time to have fun and create some festive pieces.  For this months challenge I opted to create a card for a friend and a couple of decorations for the tree.
The glass baubles were decorated with Alcohol Inks, Juniper, Pearl, Patina, Turquoise and Citrus.
I also added Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs to each of the baubles along with a pine cone to each from Tim's Idea-ology range.
The background of the card has been coloured with Distress Inks Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, applying one colour at a time onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink with the card and drying with a heat tool before applying the next colour.
I used a stencil and applied Hickory Smoke around the edges of the stencil and then stamped the winter scene from Tim's Holiday Drawings stamp set into the centre of the bauble.
A touch of stencilling has been added, applying Distress Inks through Tim's Stars Layering Stencil. I also applied DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Titanium White over the same stencil and added splatters of the same paint.
Our sponsor this month is the wonderful Country View Crafts, pop by A Vintage Journey for more details. I am looking forward to seeing your entries this month and how you are inspired.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


25 comments:

Chris Cresswell said...

Ooh I love this Tracy. I love the subtleness of your cards; the way you use colour and the excellent placement of your images. You never cease to amaze me.

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your colors Tracy - Great card and agree that family is all - especially at this time of year. Hugs, S@ndy

Billie A said...

Wow beautiful card and ornaments. Love the look and the ornament on the card with the winter scene is very creative. LOVE IT..

Anita Houston said...

Completely gorgeous!! Love the water coloring and the splatters!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant make Trace, clever and skilled, super techniques!! It really captures the magic of winter!!

Thanks for the beautiful card you sent me too!!! Yours will be on it's way very soon! xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

What a clever idea to put the house in the bauble ! Love the colours too !
Corrie xxx

A Pink said...

Such a fabulous 'Winter Magic' project . Just LOVE the card - so arty ,stylised and such wonderful colours. The bauble provides the perfect 'home' for the winter scene image.
Great altered baubles too Love the movement of the alcohol inks on the glass.
hugs x

Suzanne C said...

Love these ornament cards you have been creating they look like real ornaments with the translucence and the ability to see the beautiful image within! Gorgeous card Tracy!

Team Clark said...

Oh Tracy, I absolutely adore this fabulous card! What a gorgeous color scheme and design! I'm so inspired to use my stamp in new ways now and will pin this to remember it. Big Christmas hugs, Autumn

Seth said...

Those colors and that background. Love!

butterfly said...

So clever how you created that subtle stencilled bauble to put the stamped scene "inside" - brilliant. And your baubles look simply amazing!
Alison x
Thank you so much for the card too!

Jenny Marples said...

I feel like such a lucky girl actually having this land in my post!!! So I can truly say it's even better irl with clever stamping, beautiful layering and your usual elegance. Be ready to spill the beans on those baubles next week - they are YUM! xx

Julia Aston said...

what a beautifully shaded ornament you inked on your wonderful background Brenda! love the coordinating 'real' ornaments as well! Julia xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Tracy!! I love the layering, the colors and the scene you've created!! It's so gorgeous!! And the ornaments are amazing!! Wow!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

You really have captured all the magic of winter, and Christmas with this gorgeous card, I love the scene you created, the colours are just wonderful and your design is quite simply genius! Oh, I love your beautiful baubles too! Hugs, Anne xx

Nikki Acton said...

I love the backround and the baubles are stunning! A very similar card landed on my door step this week - thank you so much! xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card design Tracy, I love the dipped colours and star stencilled background and the wintry scene inside the bauble is amazing. Thank you for my gorgeous version that arrived yesterday it's gorgeous irl. Huge hugs xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning card Tracy which captures winter magic so perfectly. All those wonderful layers stamped so beautifully. And i'll add my thanks to the beautiful card which arrived yesterday - so gorgeous! Thank you xxx

Wendy Bellino said...

A gift with a card to match! That green color is FABU and I like how you tied it together with the card. How creative to use the bauble shape to create your scene inside. Very artistic!

Corinne Rosier said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Tracy!!!
I love both the colours and the design, a really beautiful and great combination of stamps and stencilling (btw I have the answer to my question lol). Thanks for being so talented and inventive always, that's always such a feast for the eyes with you! Hugs xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Tracy! Love the beautiful inky details on your projects! Stunning! Surely puts me in the holiday spirit! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So beautiful Tracy, the ornaments are gorgeous, love the alcohol inks on the glass! And your card is amazing, beautiful background and that lovely cabin inside your stenciled ornament is the perfect magical winter scene. Love it! Deb xo

Terry said...

Tracy, the beauty of this Christmas card is absolutely breathtaking! I Love all the interest and great details on one layer! Amazing and I just love the ornaments as well!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Tracy this work is absolutely stunning! love the layers of colors! fabulous! BArbara

crafty creations said...

Beautifully designed card Tracey = Love the colour and the scene inside the bauble amazing

Happy and Healthy New Year

Hilda xx