Thursday, 22 June 2017


Hello and welcome. Today I have a project for you using the new releases from AALLandCreate.
I opted for a framed piece this time around using my new stamps and the new set from Olga.

 I began by brayering the background with Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylics, using only a light touch so that all the layers of colour are visible. I used Tangerine, Lime and Turquoise. 
I also added background stamping using the background stamp from Tim Holtz On The Farm Stamp Set along with his Ledger Background. I also used Dina's Paints to stamp with. I added this fun little guy from Olga's stamp set, I love him, he is such fun.

I stamped my hearts with Black Archival Ink and then using my finger I applied Turquoise Heavy Body Acrylic Paint around the edges of each of the hearts.
I stamped my sentiment with Black Archival Ink and added some circles of paint for a further layer of interest.
Delicate splatters of white paint add a contrast.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Follow Your Heart

I followed my heart today and created something inspired by the hot weather we are experiencing at the moment. I was inspired to create with some hot warm colours today.
I reached for my Tim Holtz Distress Paints to create the background using Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade Paints blending each with my finger. I added some shading around the circles with my Distress Crayons.
I added some texture applying Crackle Paste through the Linen Layering Stencil and then added touches of Distress Crayon to the texture.
Design Tape has been added to the background to add a further layer of interest.
A Paper Doll stands perfectly against the Idea-ology gear and rusty heart. I love the combination of the rust and the hot colours.
A few rusty stars and Chitchat sticker complete the design.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Monday, 19 June 2017

We are Fearless, Independent and Original

I decided to take a break from magazine commissions and create a card using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.
I began by die cutting the Wildflowers from white card and then adhering them to a piece of white card. I then added Paste over the Linen Layering Stencil and allowed to dry completely. I added a light coat of Gesso over the top, this gives a good base for the Distress Crayons and they blend beautifully.
I added a touch of Crackle Paste to give a further layer of interest. I love how the crayons settle into the cracks and highlight them further.
I blended the Distress Crayons with my finger and with a damp baby wipe, Ilove how some of the crayon settles into the crevices of the die cuts highlighting the detail further. I added a Chitchat sticker sentiment and layered onto a piece of black card.
The circle pieces are from Tim's Tag and Bookplate die the circle reinforcement piece for the tag, I thought they added a touch more detail and dimension to the design.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Beauty and Grace

I wanted to have another play with my new Finnabair Prima Impasto paints so decided to decorate one of Tim Holtz Etcetera tags.
I began by painting the tag with Cobalt (oh this is going to become a favourite colour for me, I love it!) and then blended Azure towards the bottom of the tag. These paints are gorgeous, so thick in consistency and rich in colour.
I painted one of the Prima Resin Frames this one is called Chantilly Royal with Cobalt Impasto Paint and once dry I then added wax over the top to highlight the wonderful detail. I added some texture behind the frame adding Texture Paste over a Tim Holtz Floral Layering Stencil and then sanding back to add white highlights to the texture. I also added Paper Dolls to the inside of my frame, adding cotton threads behind for added texture.
I also added some Prima Antique Metalware (spoon) which I also painted with the Impasto Paint and then added highlights with wax. I also added a Finnabair rusty heart to the centre of the spoon.
Tim Holtz flowers and heart charm add further interest and dimension to the design.
I added Remnant Rubs for a further layer of interest along with some delicate splatters of white paint. I also included a Finnabair metal butterfly for added dimension and movement.
Clippings Stickers from Tim Holtz were perfect for adding wording.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Eileen Hull Collaborates with Stampotique

The Eileen Hull Design Team are continuing with the month long collaboration with Stampotique and this week I have a little basket for you using Eileen's Sizzix Scoreboards Die Basket.
I covered mountboard with pieces of book pages from an old Alice in Wonderland book and then die cut the basket from the mountboard.
I coloured the background with Lemon Peel Impasto Paint, applying the paint with a palette knife and I then added random areas of Gesso, again applying with a palette knife to give me added texture.
I stamped Kassa's Bloom from Stampotiqe Originals onto the basket using Black Archival Ink and then painted with Raspberry Pink and Crimson Impasto Paints along with touches of Lemon Peel to add highlights. I then stamped back over the image to add the black detailed lines back into the design.
I also stamped part of the imagery inside the basket for added detail and added some dots of white using a paint pen.
To complete I added a Tim Holtz Sticker and added some delicate splatters of white paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Monday, 12 June 2017

AALLandCreate New Release

Back today with another sample using my latest release of new stamps.

I began by adding book pages to my background which I adhered with Matt Medium. I then applied Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic in Lemon, applying the paint with a palette knife
I then applied Gesso with a palette knife to add some texture and to lighten the page a little. I love how the text is still visible below.
I then added some scratchy lines with an old credit card and stamped my star image three times onto the background.
I shaded around the stars with Dina Wakley Sky Acrylic Paint.
I added a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and added some dots of white using a paint pen and I also included a sentiment using Tim's stickers.
Three Tim Holtz Adornments Stars complete my card along with a few scribbles with a white pen.
Thanks so much for your support on the release of my new stamps and stencil.


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Craft Stamper Commission

I am always delighted to be featured in a magazine and last month I was featured in Craft Stamper Magazine with my Summer House. A huge thank you to Trish Latimer.
I wanted to create something in bright uplifting colours and with some type of wire surrounding it.
I have added a few detailed shots but won't go into detail re how I made the project as that is all in the magazine.
I love the torn pieces of paper.
Texture is always important in my pieces, I adore texture.
Rusty wire is another favourite feature.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x

Thursday, 8 June 2017

AALLandCreate Exclusive Product Release

I am absolutely delighted to have a second release of new stamps and coordinated stencil with AALLandCreate. A huge thank you to Autour De Mwa for all his hard work in coordinating everything and making all this possible. THANK YOU.

Stamp Set - Available HERE
Stencil - Available HERE
Stamp and Stencil - Available HERE

You can find my first stamp release HERE.

I was so excited to create my first sample using my new stamps and I began with a mini tag book using Tammy Tutterow's Spellbinders Mini Tag Book Die.

I coloured the background of my pages with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics Lime and Turquoise.
I then stamped my heart stamp with Black Archival Ink and then used my finger to blend Turquoise Heavy Body Acrylic around the heart.
I decorated each page in the same way using all my stamps from my stamp set. I added markings using stencils and a credit card with Tangerine and Magenta Heavy Body Acrylics.
I added my hand drawn sentiment to the left hand side of this page and also added some random machine stitching for added texture.
I love these colours together combined with a touch of white to lift the whole page.
I used part of my imagery on this page along with some more markings and random machine stitching.
I love this star, I can see I will be using this for some Christmas makes too.
I love using circles in my designs so I knew I had to include a circle in my stamp set.
I love working with these colours, one of my favourite combinations.
AALLandCreate also have a Facebook Page which you can find HERE should you wish to show any of your artwork using our stamps.
The pages of my book have all been tied together with coordinated twine and I also added touches of black stamping for further detail.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x