Monday, 29 January 2018

Follow Your Heart

Today I have decorated one of Tim Holtz Etcetera tags.
I began by applying a coat of Gesso to the tag and then I added a random layer of Texture Paste to the background, applying the Paste with a palette knife. Once the Paste was completely dry, I then applied a layer of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried this layer with a heat tool. I then applied a random layer of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, dried lightly and I then rubbed back some of the paint with a damp baby wipe.
I applied a random layer of Texture Paste through the Linen Layering Stencil to add a further layer of texture to the background. I also included some Tissue Tape, the black of the Tape lifts the design.
I die cut a piece of mountboard using Tim Holtz Heartfelt Die and actually used the cut out pieces and the die cut hearts. The cut out (aperture) piece has had the same treatment as the background of the tag and I also added some gold highlights to the edges of this piece. I applied Gathered Twigs Distress Crayone around the edges of the aperture hearts and also included a couple of Remnant Rubs for added interest.
I added a Quote Chip, smudging some Distress Crayon around the edges to compliment the colours in my design. I also added some vintage French Book Pages to the background.
The die cut hearts were painted with Candied Apple Distress Paint and touches of Gold Mega Flakes were added to the edges.
I added three layers of die cut pieces to the largest of the hearts to give further dimension to my design. I also included scratchy lines randomly around my design, applied with an old credit card.
Screw Heads have also been included to add further dimension and interest to the overall design along with a few more Remnant Rubs, added randomly to the background of my tag.
I added some Bouquet Flowers to the die cut hearts, adding touches of colour to each of the petals. I also wrapped two of the hearts with rusty tin wire for added texture.
I added twine to the top of my tag and added further scratchy lines around the outside edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Dorthe said...

Wow it is gorgeous, Tracy, love the dimention on the hearts, from using mountboard, and the slightly "dirty" tones, you used ,looking fantastic, I think.
Hugs, Dorthe

Redanne said...

Tracy, this is stunning! I love how you did the hearts, they look amazing on your beautiful tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love this Tracy, the gilding around the edge of the hearts and the way they have been wore wrapped looks fabulous. It's a stunning make. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and wishes Tracey xx

hazel said...

I love everything about your tag Tracy - it’s stunning.
xxx Hazel.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! And, so inspiring!
Alison xox

butterfly said...

Fabulous distressed dimension and perfect composition - this is amazing. (And you may smile when you see my upcoming AVJ make!)
Alison x

Jackie P Neal said...

OMGosh!! I absolutely LOVE this Tracy!!
What a fabulous tag! Each element you added gives that much more interest...I keep zooming in on the pictures to take it all in!
Saving this one to my Pocket list as one of my all time favorites! Excellent work,my friend!
Jackie xo do you like the Distress Crayons?

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tag,Tracy.Love the colours and the little hearts.I have become a follower.


Annie said...

This is such a fabulous tag Tracy x I love the heart details and the depth created....Wonderful details

Hugs Annie xx

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Tracy, I have a thick offcast of this die sitting on my space and man am I ever inspired to put it to good use now! I adore your use of wire and the bright red hearts against this awesomely vintage background. An amazing work of (he)ART! Hugs, Autumn

Amanda said...

Fabulous make tracy, looks stunning
Amanda x

Kate said...

So much lovely texture to this rustic tag! I love all the hearts.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful tag! Such an inspiration too! Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful tag Tracy! I love the amazing dimension you created with the popped up hearts and the sunken ones, wow! Love the pops of red, and the touches of metal are so wonderfully rustic! Your background is incredible, so much texture! A fantastic Valentine creation! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Tracy . Love the 'worn' look you have created by 'rubbing back and the touches of red really pop .
hugs x

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