Monday, 20 May 2019

Mixed Media Spool

Welcome, today I have a mixed media piece using my A4 Stamp Time Flies #143 from AALLandCreate. All products are available from our Stockists, which you can find HERE.

I had an old cardboard spool lying around in my craft room and I thought I would design something with this piece rather than just throw it away.
The background of my piece is decorated with Fresco Finish Paints in Mud Splat, Turquoise, Haystack, Key Lime and Terracotta. adding the colours with my brayer and layering colours over and over to give depth to my design.
This piece was so difficult to photograph, but I am hoping the photo above gives you all the little details. I added stamping, vintage book pages, skeleton leaves and some hand stitching to add further texture to my design.
I incorporated some Chitchat Stickers and some delicate splatters of Smoked Paprika Fresco Finish Paint.
I backed my decorated piece onto a piece of hessian fabric and then added it to my spool.
I love the clock on my A4 stamp and this took centre stage on my artwork.
I also hand stitched the skeleton leaves into place to add further interest.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 
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Friday, 17 May 2019

Framed Ladybug

Welcome, today I have a mixed media piece using my A4 Stamp Ladybug #161 from AALLandCreate. All products are available from our Stockists, which you can find HERE.
I really enjoyed creating this piece, adding lots of layers to my design. I will be teaching this in a workshop on 13th July for Cal Summers. There will be a choice of two framed pieces, you can make either one, the second of which will be shown very soon. We will be adding lots of layered elements to our design, creating a tactile piece in the company of like-minded people.

If you would like to book the workshop on the 13th you can contact Cal Summers whose Facebook page you can find HERE.  More details will follow soon but you can still book prior to any advertising, if you wish. Cal also has an on-line page HERE. The workshop will be held in Stafford.
I have added a few close up shots so that you can see all the details in the background.
I love adding stitched elements to my designs.
Chicken wire adds a quirky element to the design.
This is definitely one of those pieces that needs to be seen in real life as it is so tactile.
I look forward to seeing some of you on 13th July. Tracy x



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Monday, 13 May 2019

Be You, Be True, Be Bold.....

Welcome, today I have a card I created for a Facebook Live using my A4 Stamp Pencilled Bloom #160 from AALLandCreate. All products are available from our Stockists, which you can find HERE.
This card has lots of layers to give depth and dimension to my design. My Facebook Live is below so that you can follow the step by steps.


I have also added a couple of close up shots so that you can see the details up close and personal!
During my Facebook Live, I also added some dried flowers from my garden to my card.
Hope you enjoyed my process and I really appreciate your feedback. Tracy x x


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Friday, 10 May 2019

Bloom

Welcome, today I have a mini accordion, decorated using my A6 Stamp Doodled Blooms #140 from AALLandCreate. All products are available from our Stockists, which you can find HERE.

I love working with kraft card and today I am showcasing my Doodled Blooms stamp set in a monochromatic style. I began by applying a layer of Gesso over my card, applying randomly with a palette knife and then drying the Gesso with my Heat Tool.
I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the Weathered Tiles #59 Stencil, spritzed with water and then placed the stencil, ink side down onto my Gessoed background. I then removed the stencil and dried the ink with my heat tool.
I stamped my Doodled Bloom onto white card and then coloured the stems lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. I then cut out each of the flowers and then spritzed with water, scrunched up each flower and allowed them to dry naturally before layring them together to give me a dimensional flower. I also added a bead for added interest.
I also added a small red heart for a pop of colour and added delicate splatters of paint.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I really appreciate your feedback. Tracy x x
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Monday, 6 May 2019

Sketched Mini Book

Welcome, today I have a mini accordion, decorated using my A6 Stamp Sketched Happiness #177 from AALLandCreate. All products are available from our Stockists, which you can find HERE.
I love creating miniature projects and today I have a little accordion book. I began by die cutting my book using Eileen Hull's Needle Book Die from mountboard and I then brayered Dina Wakley Paints onto the background, using Tangerine, Lime, Turquoise and Magenta, applying the layers very lightly to my substrate.
Both the front and back covers were stamped with my quirky flowers from my Sketched Happiness stamp set.
I incorporated an accordion into my book, again adding layers of paint with my brayer. I added stamping using VersaFine Clair Ink and then added touches of colour with Gel Pens.
Torn vintage book pages add a touch more interest along with delicate splatters of white paint.
I also die cut a circle from scrap card and then used the aperture as a stencil, applying Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink over the aperture, giving a further layer of interest.
I love the sentiments on this set and stamped them throughout my accordion.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tracy x x

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Friday, 3 May 2019

Botanical Journal

Welcome, today I have a small journal, decorated using my A4 Stamp Numbered Botanical #110 from AALLandCreate.
I love creating these small books and this time around I opted for my Botanical stamp set, stamping the fern with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.
I die cut a circle from scrap card and then blended Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink lightly over the circular aperture to give spotlights to my front and back covers.
I had fun stamping the fern onto shrink plastic and adding the smaller fern as an embellishment to my design. I also stamped the Fern wording and numbers onto shrink for further interest.
I also incorporated some vintage wooden numbers to coordinate with the numbers in my stamp design.
 I love the numbers stamped on my spine, adding a touch more detail to my book.
This stamp has so many wonderful small details and so many possibilities. This picture shows some of that fine detail.
I also incorporated some wooden slices stamped with some of the number detail in the stamp.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tracy x x

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