Monday, 20 January 2020

Timeless Florals

Today I am showcasing a mixed media card, using one of my favourite colour schemes,  using my newly released A6 Stamp "Timeless Moments" #243, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I have used Fresco Paints for this piece, I love the chalky appearance and feel and I have mixed with some Coral for a contrast.

I brayered my background and then used a circular aperture to sponge colour through the circle, adding layers of the paint to give depth and dimension. I then added touches of Coral around the outer edges for definition and contrast.
In this close up shot you can see all the wonderful layers and textures . I also incorporated some stencilling, applying white paint to the stencil, spritzing with water and then laying the stencil down onto the painted background. The white really pops.
I also incorporated some stitching for added texture and extended the stems on the flowers, adding doodling to the base of the flowers so that they were grounded and did not appear to be floating on the card. I adore the touches of coral in the background.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x
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Friday, 17 January 2020

Timeless Moments

Today I am showcasing a mixed media card, a different colour scheme from my card on Monday but using the same techniques,  using my newly released A6 Stamp "Timeless Moments" #243, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
Changing a colour scheme can give a whole different look to a design. The card I made on Monday which you can find HERE, shows this technique in vintage tones.
I love mixing things up with different colour schemes or stencilled layers and this time around I have incorporated the Weathered Tiles Stencil to add a further layer of interest.
A miniature lolipop stick and doodling around the edge of my card add further interest along with some delicate stamping in the background using my number stamp from the Brush Flower Stamp Set.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Monday, 13 January 2020

Floral Moments

Welcome, thank you for stopping by my blog, I always appreciate your comments and feedback. Today I have a card in vintage tones using my newly releaased A5 Stamp "Blossom Wishes" #240 from AALLandCreate. You can find a list of our Stockists HERE.
I am moving to vintage tones this time around. I simple swiped a Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inkpad across my card to add the pigment direct to the white card, flicked the ink with water to age further and to give me the oxidisation.
I then used a circular cut out as a stencil and then applied StazOn Pigment Snow Flake through the aperture, applying with a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam until I was happy with the depth of colour, removed the stencil and then repeated until I had several shaded circles on top of the vintage layer. I then dried these layers with a Heat Tool.

I also added a touch of stencilling to one corner of my card and also included some doodling and a wooden mini lolipop stick for added dimension.
Thanks so much for all your support. Tracy x x

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Saturday, 11 January 2020

Demo and Workshop Events

Hi everyone, I thought I would pop by today and give you a schedule of my commitments for demoing and workshops this year. I still have some dates to be confirmed, so I will add those as and when they are confirmed.
This is the project we will be creating at the Scotland Workshop and at one of the days at Amelias. Further projects to follow. This is an accordion book full of techniques, layers, textures and stamping and you can find all the details below re contacts.


January 30th, 31st, 1st February - Evemt City Demonstrating on the Stampers Grove Stand
5th and 6th February - One Day Special on Hochanda
1st March Workshop - Accordion Book - James Dennison, Stampers Grove (Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders) contact James Dennison re bookings (more details can be found HERE)
7th and 8th March Amelias Creative Crafts, Studley (contact Nikki or James re bookings or you can book on-line HERE)

19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd March Demoing at the NEC on the Stampers Grove Stand

31st March, 1st April One Day Special on Hochanda

April 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Version Scrap Paris

2nd May - Motorcycle Museum Demoing on the Stampers Grove Stand

23rd and 24th May Workshop for Sharon Quinn in Carnforth (please contact Sharon HERE for more details)

31st May Demoing at Leigh for Stampers Grove

11th July, 12th July Crafting Live Demoing for Stampers Grove

1st and 2nd August - Ally Pally, Demoing for Stampers Grove

12th September Motorcyle Museum Demoing for Stampers Grove

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th November NEC Demoing for Stampers Grove

28th November Motorcycle Museum Demoing for Stampers Grove

5th, 6th, December Workshop for Art Workshops, Sue Tucker (contact Sue HERE for more details)


I have One Day Specials throughout the year but some are still to be confirmed at time of writing
Further Workshops will also be added when dates are confirmed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (tracy@craft-addicts.co.uk) or message me on my Facebook Timeline HERE.

Thank you for all your bookings and continued support of my creative journey.

Tracy
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Friday, 10 January 2020

Quirky Floral

Today I am showcasing a mixed media card  using my newly released A6 Stamp "Timeless Moments" #243, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I am really enjoying using up some of my mop up backgrounds at the moment, I love the randomness and open space this gives when cleaning up dried product from my Gel Press.
 I originally used Olga's Sunflower Power Stencil #77 on my Gel Press and this is the effect from cleaning my press. You ca still see some of the wonderful detail present. These mop up prints are often my most favourite.
I brayered some paint onto a scrap piece of card, to coordinate with my background and then stamped my flower head onto the painted background and cut out and added to my stamped image for added dimension.
I added a strip of card, again a random piece of card left from creating other projects. I added the text Quirky from the same stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate all your comments and feedback. Tracy x x
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Monday, 6 January 2020

Mixed Media Floral

Today I am showcasing a mixed media card  using my newly released A6 Stamp "Timeless Moments" #243, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love using red in my creations and I love how this card developed. This is a mop up print from my Gel Press . I had created a print with Alcohol Inks and I applied a light layer of cream Paint over the press to clean up my plate and this was the result. I love the randomness of the stencilling in the background.
I added a spotlight for the focal image, blending Broken China Distress Oxide ink around a die cut circle. I also included some doodling to highlight further.
I love adding stitching to my designs, it adds so much interest and texture. I also included some paint lines using an old credit card, to echo the black in the stamping and stitching.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x
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Friday, 3 January 2020

Vintage Dressform

Morning everyone, Happy New Year.

Today I am showcasing a mixed media card using my newly released A6 Stamp "Style It" #245, combined with my newly released border stamp "All Measured Up" # 235 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
Today I opted for a vintage feel but with a real freshness to the design. Vintage does not always have to mean dull you can add touches of white elements and it really lifts the design.
I stamped the vintage ruler in the background but stamped it without using an acrylic block to give a more random feel to the backdrop.
The background panel for the dressform is coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and then splattered with a few drops of water, to add further to the aged feel of my design.
I stamped a couple of pieces onto white card to lift the design and I also incorporated some soft wire for added texture along with a wooden button and paperclip for added interest.
I also tore some of the edges of my focal piece, again to add to that aged feel of this piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


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