Monday, 15 July 2019

Create Your Own Magic

Today I have a card using my newly released A5 Stamp "Eclectic Stems" #199, combined with my newly released A6 Stamp, Background Mash Up #210 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love the combination of Turquoise and Black for this card and using opaque paints allowed me to add layer upon layer to give wonderful depth to my design.
I love this flower and as a bonus it works beautifully with my A6 Stamp Set Doodled Blooms and when both small and large flowers are layerd together they make a fabulous dimensional statement piece.
I also added some delicate background stamping to my background using my Background Mash Up stamp, stamping with White and Turquoise Paint.
The circles are quite textural; I applied paint with my finger over the Lotza Dotz Stencil along with a few delicate splatters of paint.
I also incorporated one of my favourite sentiments, along with some cotton threads for added texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Friday, 12 July 2019

Layered Floral Card

Today I have a card using my newly released A5 Stamp "Hope" #200, combined with my newly released A6 Stamp, Background Mash Up #210 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I did a Facebook Live for this card and you can find the video below, if you missed it the first time around. You will find the card towards the end of the video.

I was absolutely thrilled with the way this card turned out and I love how all the layers are visible.
I will not go into too many details as the video step by step explains everything from start to finish for this card.
This is now fast becoming one of my favourite flowers to work with.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x


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Monday, 8 July 2019

Make A Difference

Today I have a card using my newly released Border Stamp, Hexagonal Stem #206, combined with my newly released A6 Stamps, Background Mash Up #210 and Hexagonal Tiles #208 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love these three stamps combined together and the dramatic black Oxide backdrop really makes the other colours pop.
I used clear embossing powders on my hexagonal stems and then blended Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over the top. Once I was happy with the depth of colour I then used a damp piece of paper towel to remove the black from the embossed areas. I then heated the powder a little more, so overheating it so that the embossing then had a matt look on some of the areas and I then applied touches of more of the Black Soot ink which will now stick to the design.
I also incorporated some vintage book pages and some delicate background stamping using my Background Mash Up stamp.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


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Friday, 5 July 2019

Laugh, Love, Smile

Today I have a card using my newly released A6 Stamps, Flourishing Vase #213, Background Mash Up #210 and Hexagonal Tiles #208 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I am really enjoying using lots of colours in my cards and this one really lifts the spirits. I created a spotlight with Dina Wakley Paints and I then placed the Lotza Dotz Stencil #59 onto the painted backdrop and removed some of the paint from the open areas.
I also added a touch more shading to my circle with Distress Crayons. I love using my background stamp to add touches of more stamping to my backgrounds and I opted for a tone on tone effect.
I cut out a hexagon from the top of my circle and added one of my hexagonal tiles behind the aperture and I also created a quirky pot for my flowers, again using the hexagonal tiles.
I used my half flower from the Flourishing Vase and created a whole flower using the same stamp; this stamp offers wonderful versatility.
I added a hinge clip for added dimension and interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x


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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Be Different

I created something just for fun today and I really enjoyed the process.
Sometimes its wonderful to just create because you want to create and no other reason and this piece is the result of a couple of hours of just going with the flow.
I am a great love of clay faces and I knew I wanted to incorporate one in this piece and this is using one of my favourite moulds.
I found some tacks in my stash and I really enjoyed hammering them into my canvas and they add such a fun element to my design. I love using items that are a litte quirky.
With the tacks in place I had to wrap some cotton around for added texture along with some soft silver wire behind my face, adding cheesecloth for further interest.
I added Mint Green Paste over an AALL&Create stencil and added a wash of Distress Paints once the paste was completely dry to age a little.
Before applying any of my elements I added a coat of Vintage Photo Distress Paint to my canvas, giving the perfect aged backdrop for my design.

I really enjoyed being a little different today!

Tracy
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Monday, 1 July 2019

Make Every Second Count

Welcome, today I have a mixed media piece using my newly released Border Stamp, Postal Rose #205 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I found this tray in my collection and thought my delicate rose would look perfect set against a black backdrop combined with some ice cream summer colours.
I added three layers to my rose, spritzed each layer with water and then scrunched and allowed to dry before adhering all the layers together. I also incorporated some random hand stitching for added texture.
I also used my mop up piece of kitchen towel in the background as the colours were perfect and it seemed a shame to waste and it adds wonderful texture to the backdrop.
I also incorporated some tag reinforcers for added decoration along with some delicate splatters of paint and a circle piece of thread.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate all your comments. Tracy x x
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Friday, 28 June 2019

Stay Curious

Welcome, today I have a card using my newly released A6 Stamps, Curiosities #209 combined with my A6 Stamp Background Mash Up #210 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I opted to use an Artist Trading Coin for my focal image this time around, decorating with Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints. I applied the first layer of paints with a Brayer and then applied some touches of paint with my fingers.
I stamped my Background Mashup stamp with Acrylic Paints to coordinate with my focal image and I am so delighted with the detail.
I stamped the sentiment 'Attitude is Everything' on the bottom of my coin and added touches of acrylic paint around the edges of my coin.
I incorporated further texture by adding some wire and some cotton threads behind my coin.
Vintage book pages also add further interest.
A vintage pen nib adds further interest to my design.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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