Thursday 28 January 2016

Go Together

Time for my weekly Thursday post for Artistic Outpost and this week I am showcasing the Think and Wonder stamp set.
I began by brayering the background of a piece of white card with Hey Pesto and Autumn Fire Fresco Finish Paints, using a light touch with the brayer so that some of the white card is still visible.
I stamped the focal image with Black Archival Ink and then added a circle of paint to spotlight the girls.
I added a further layer of interest applying Fern Green Archival Ink over a Layering Stencil to echo the lettering in the focal image.
The "Go Together" sentiment is from the Chalkboard Wisdom stamp set. I also added delicate splatters of paint for further interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Thursday 21 January 2016

Enjoy The Beauty of The Season

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost and this week I am continuing with a second of my two cards a month for Christmas. I am determined to be more organised this year!
I used the same background as last week which I created on an A4 piece of card and then cut up to create the backgrounds for the cards to showcase the image from the Mid Winter stamp set.
Very difficult to catch the sparkle on the roof of the cabin but I have added Distress Glitter to the top for a touch of shimmer. The focal image has been added to die cut baubles.
Layers of stencilling and brayered layers of paint add to the interest of the background.
I used punches to add foliage to the top of the bauble along with a snowflake embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back to non Christmas makes next week for Artistic Outpost.

Tracy xxx

Thursday 14 January 2016

Christmas Robins

Morning and welcome, today I have my weekly post for Artistic Outpost, showcasing the fabulous Birds of A Feather stamp set.
I created a masterboard/mixed media background to showcase the fabulous Robins from the Birds of A Feather stamp set. I began by spritzing white card with water and then brayering the card lightly with Broken China Distress Paint. I then applied touches of Salty Ocean followed by Dusty Concord Distress Paint and then dried with a heat tool.
I added a few scratchy paint lines with an old credit card and then stamped the Robin onto the background. I created a mask of the Robin and then stamped him a second time. I stamped the Robins onto separate pieces of white card and then adhered to the base imagery to add dimension.
I die cut the Christmas Sentiment from card coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and added 'Robin' from the Birds of A Feather stamp set, stamped onto a piece of the mixed media background I created. I also added die cut snowflakes for added interest and dimension, adding a metal pewter snowflake to the top.
Stencilled stars have been added to the background along with some delicate splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Thursday 7 January 2016

Go Team Accordion

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost.
Today I am showcasing the Go Team stamp set. I opted for cool greys this week, painting the background with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Medium Grey Value 6 and Dark Grey Value 3, blending the colours with a baby wipe and then drying with a heat tool. I added a touch of shading to the edges of the card with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.
This is the reverse of the accordion, once again painted with the DecoArt Fluid Arylics.
I love the Black stamping against the grey backdrop with the touches of white.
With this panel I masked of the image and stamped three times, adding a painty circle around the imagery adding a touch of white Gelato to the circle for added shading and highlights. I also added a few delicate splatters of DecoArt Titanium White Fluid Acrylic.
Touches of paint have been added to incorporate scratchy lines in Titanium White and Carbon Black Fluid Acrylics.
Once again I have spotlighted the focal imagery using a painted circle using the lid from one of my products and Titanium White Fluid Acrylic; adding shading with a white Gelato.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Re-releases From Eileen Hull

Happy New Year and welcome to our monthly post for Eileen Hull's Art With Heart Challenge. This month the design team are focusing on Eileen Hull's re-releases for 2016; these are some fantastic dies that have been so missed that they have now been re-released. We don't have a challenge this month but if you would like to link any of your projects using Eileen's dies the link is HERE. There is also a prize on offer for one randomly drawn winner. There are also 6 new 3D flowers and leaves being released, one of which I showcase below along with a new Twist and Style Tool that can be used in so many ways including flower stems and home decor pieces (more information to follow on that very soon).

This week I am showcasing the fabulous Suitcase die; I love this die and it's so perfect for housing a special gift or even an accordion card or book.
I die cut the suitcase from mountboard and then placed the Tim Holtz Rays stencil onto the die cut piece and then blended Hickory Smoke and Fossilized Amber over the stencil, beginning with the lightest colour first. I then also lightly spritzed the background with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain.
The flower is also another new release from Eileen Hill again coloured with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, spritzing lightly with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain. As I have used sunny colours for this piece I was thinking about holidays etc hence the ChitChat Sticker which I thought was the perfect sentiment. I also added some natural twigs behind the flower along with some Vintage Seam Binding died with Distress Ink. To complete, I coloured the edges of the suitcase with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I have a few more suitcases that I have decorated over time all of which you can see in more detail by simply clicking on the links below:

The first is a mixed media suitcase combined with DecoArt Media products and Sandra Evertson Relic Pieces.
Click HERE to see this project in more detail.
I opted for a vintage feel with this suitcase.
Click HERE to see this project in more detail

Pop by Eileen Hull's blog to see more fantastic projects with this wonderful die.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x