Friday 30 December 2016

A Vintage Journey - Tag Friday

Hi all and welcome to a Tag Friday post for A Vintage Journey. Hope you are all enjoying the festive period.
Rather than just create one tag I decided on a tag accordion for something a little different using the Tim Holtz Evolutions stamp set.
Each tag has been coloured with Evergreen Bough and Twisted Citron Distress Inks, applying the inks to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the ink with each of the tags. Each tag has been distressed around the edges and then Twisted Citron Distress Ink applied.
Each of the focal images have been stamped with Black Archival Ink.
I die cut two small tags from white card using Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tags Die and then stamped each of the small tags with some of the text from the Evolution stamps. I also added Label Letters (numbers) to the tage for added interest.
I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to Tim Holtz Chevron Layering Stencil and then placed the stencil ink side down and dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel and then removed. This adds a further layer of interest and gives depth to the design.
More chevrons have been added to the central tag and delicate splatters of white paint.
I also added a jump ring to the eye of the focal image.
I also applied Texture Paste over the Chevron Layering Stencil to add further texture to the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful New Year. Tracy x x

Sunday 18 December 2016

Stay Curious

I had a play day recently just for fun with a friend and these are the results.
It was fun to just play for no reason but fun. The idea was to combine vintage finds with any of our craft items and mediums. I altered an old cigar box using DecoArt Media products, Relic Pieces and Prima Artisan Powder along with added embellishments and bits and pieces.
The spoon which holds the Relic piece was from a car boot sale, I love the edge detail on the spoon. Torn papers and wire are added to a torn piece of Alice in Wonderland book page. The beads are from an old set of earrings.
I aged the Relic piece and the spoon with the Prima Artisan Powder and backed everything onto a Mega Crackle backdrop using DecoArt Media products.
I also included an old door handle which fitted perfectly over the spoon along with some circles of wire for added texture.
The book page was aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The text "Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures" is computer generated. The picture is from one of my vintage shopping trips along with the cherub and mushroom.
The hessian added behind is for added texture to the design, I love adding texture to  my work.
A little fairy added to the top of the cherub and metal leaves added from an old necklace.
A rusty heart and moss add further texture.
The cigar box is surrounded by crackle texture.
Thanks so much for popping by. Hope you are all enjoying the festive build up to the big day. Tracy x x

Friday 2 December 2016

A Vintage Journey - December Challenge - Winter Magic

We have a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and our host for November is the lovely Deb who had this to say about her challenge.

"For us in the northern hemisphere December brings the start of winter and for many that means freezing cold weather and Christmas. But winter is so much more than that and so we ask, how would you interpret the magic of winter; snow, icicles, colours of blue, silver and white, the festivities of Christmas, misty winter landscapes? Show us what your magical focus is for the season."

Please remember to be a winner or Pinworthy mention your project must be in a vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steampunk style.
For me the magical focus for the season is family and taking time out to spend quality time relaxing and regrouping and it is also time to have fun and create some festive pieces.  For this months challenge I opted to create a card for a friend and a couple of decorations for the tree.
The glass baubles were decorated with Alcohol Inks, Juniper, Pearl, Patina, Turquoise and Citrus.
I also added Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs to each of the baubles along with a pine cone to each from Tim's Idea-ology range.
The background of the card has been coloured with Distress Inks Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, applying one colour at a time onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink with the card and drying with a heat tool before applying the next colour.
I used a stencil and applied Hickory Smoke around the edges of the stencil and then stamped the winter scene from Tim's Holiday Drawings stamp set into the centre of the bauble.
A touch of stencilling has been added, applying Distress Inks through Tim's Stars Layering Stencil. I also applied DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Titanium White over the same stencil and added splatters of the same paint.
Our sponsor this month is the wonderful Country View Crafts, pop by A Vintage Journey for more details. I am looking forward to seeing your entries this month and how you are inspired.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Friday 25 November 2016

Junk Journal

I have finally managed to decorate the front cover of my junk journal created at IndigoBlu at a workshop with Louise Withers.
I opted for a vintage feel to the cover of my journal using a vintage image found on one of my many trips out vintage shopping.
I added a touch of stencilling and added a circle of rusty tin wire around my focal image to act as a spotlight.
The covers are created from recycled cardboard which I have aged with IndigoBlu Hot Cocoa paint.
I added a touch of tissue tape to my design along with a vintage pen nib, rusty heart and button.
I machine stitched some hessian fabric to the binding to add a touch more texture to my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy xxx

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Eileen Hull Collaborates with DCWV

For the month of November the Eileen Hull Design Team and DCWV are collaborating with a month long blog hop. This is my third piece using the fabulous papers from DCWV.
This week I created a shadow box and coordinated card combining DCWV papers and Eileen Hull's Twist and Style Tool and Eileen's Banners and Pennants Die.
I began with one of Tim Holtz shadow boxes and a piece of the DCWV paper. I began by painting the shadow box with a coat of Gesso and I then painted the shadow box with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Medium Grey Value 6 paint.
I added a Relic piece onto a bottle cap.
I used Eileen's Twist and Style tool to twist two pieces of wire together and I then shaped it into a body for my angel. I then adhered the wire to a piece of the DCWV paper.
I cut out the body shape from the paper and then checked everything for size.
The star pennants were cut from metal foil tape and added to the body.
The pennants were trimmed to fit the body and I then added DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze to the cross Relic piece.
A wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Raw Umber was added to the Relic pieces.
I created a coordinated card which has also been created using a piece of the DCWV paper.
I stamped the sentiment onto the decorative paper using Black Archival Ink and I then sponged Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over a bauble stencil to add a touch of shading.
I added a few shaded stars using Tim Holtz Stars Layering Stencil for an added touch to the background along with a few delicate splatters of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Titanium White.
I added a wooden tag to the top of my shadow box and stamped the 'Christmas' sentiment using Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp set.
I twisted more wire using Eileen's Twist and Style tool and added circles of wire to the bodice for further details.
Splatters of Titanium White paint were added to the shadow box.
I added a mirrored star to her hand.
A few more mirrored stars and Imagine and Believe embellishments were also added.
I also added twisted wire to the outside edges of the shadow box, once again twisted using Eileen's Twist and Style Tool.
The splatters of white paint and grey and silver touches add to the icy feel of this piece.
My fellow DT members have also made more pieces to inspire you along the hop. Pop along to Eileen's Blog for more details.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x