Monday 9 April 2018

Vintage Butterflies

Hi and welcome, today I have one of my samples for you that I created for my Make and Takes and Ally Pally show which took place at the weekend.
I created quite a few cards for the show and I will show those over the next few days. This one is using more rustic tones. I began by layering a random layer of Texture Paste across the background using a palette knife, which I then dried with a heat tool.

I then created a monoprint using Aida's stencil which you can find HERE. I simply applied Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to the reverse of my stencil and then spritzed with water and then laid the ink side down onto my Texture Paste Background, dabbed the back of the stencil with a piece of kitchen towel to ensure good contact and then removed the stencil and dried the background with a heat tool.
The focal imagery is my butterfly from my stamp set HERE.  I stamped the butterfly onto vintage music pages and added a touch of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the outside edges of each butterfly.
I added some rusty nails for their bodies, which I adore and added them to my background, adding cotton threads behind for added texture.
I love how all the layers are visible and each one adds so much interest to the card.
I added a touch more stamping to the background using my border stamp which you can find HERE. I love this background stamp, so perfect for adding interest to the background of your designs or using as a focal image too.
I then added a few pieces of Design Tape from Tim Holtz to add a touch more interest.

Above are a couple of pictures from the Ally Pally show. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along to support AALLandCreate and joined in my make and takes. THANK YOU.

Tracy x x


Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous piece, glad you enjoyed the show. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Great to meet you in person after all this time! the make and takes looked fantastic, and I am enjoying my purchases...!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful Tracy bet this went down a wow
Amanda x

Redanne said...

This really is a beauty Tracy, I love the rusty nails!! Glad you had such a great time at Ally Pally, looks like lots of others did too! Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful mixed media card Tracy! Looks like everyone enjoyed your make and takes - wish I could have been there! Julia xx

Kate Yetter said...

I love your monochromatic color palette. This one is beautiful!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, I love your texture paste and inky background xx

craftytrog said...

It was lovely to finally meet in person Tracy, and I loved the make & take!
I would have made this beauty too, but didn't want to hold up others who were waiting! I love the rusty nails, and I'll be trying this technique definitely!
Alison xox

Annie said...

Love your make and take project the butterflies with the rusty nails for bodies...perfect addition and the background and thread finish the look xx

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

Billie A said...

I love the monochromatic look and the awesome hardware that you added. Love the background. I just love this whole project. So creative.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE your M&T! LOVE all the layers and the neutrals! Gorgeous card!

Corrie Herriman said...

What a fantastic card ! I love it !
Corrie xx

Pamellia said...

So beautiful Tracy! The background is wonderful, I love the random rings design. Wonderful palette, I'm always so drawn to your neutrals, but I think my favourite detail is the music notes on the butterflies. What a lovely way to add extra interest and create a beautiful flow for the eye to follow! hugs :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful Tracy and it's great to see some Ally Pally pics too! Would have loved to be there! Chrisx

A Pink said...

Absolutely LOVE this! Tracy . The cotton threads add a real sense of movement to those beautiful butterflies. The neutral palette, the design and composition and the overall creativity are fabulous and of course that rusty nail..... it was a good day when you found that beauty !
Hugs x

Candy C said...

Another beautiful make and take, Tracy! Lovely! I just know you were a hit at Ally Pally. Love your stamps and your designs. You've always done such a lovely job with your art. So happy for all of your success!!! Way to go! Keep it up!