Thursday, 7 July 2016


Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost, this week I am showcasing the fabulous Seed Packets Background and Harvest stamp set available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I began with a piece of kraft card which I bent and creased to add to the aged feel. I added some colour the the background of the card, applying Vintage Photo Distress Ink to some plastic packaging, spritzing with water and then dabbing the ink onto the card and then drying with a heat tool. I then stamped the Seed Packets Background stamp onto the backdrop. I inked the stamp randomly with Potting Soil Archival Ink and stamped lightly onto the background to give a more random feel and then coloured the creases and edges which I had distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I die cut a tag from white card and then stamped part of the Seed Packets Background stamp onto the tag using Potting Soil and touches of Fern Green Archival Ink. I coloured the tag lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age and added Vintage Photo ink to the edges of the tage and also included a rusty star for added interest.
I coloured a piece of white card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the ink with the card and then drying with a heat tool. I then stamped the children onto the coloured card, cut out and added to the decorated card. I used an old lid, applied Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to the edges and stamped the circle around the children to give a spotlight.
I added the text 'Thankful' just above the tag and added some random background stamping using the Grunge Elements stamp set.
Delicate splatters of white paint have also been added for further interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Redanne said...

Lovely work, the Kraft really suits the images and I really love that rusty star, it looks amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous images and a wonderful design Tracy, love the rustic feel to your card. Have a great weekend xxx

A Pink said...

Lovely card! Tracy. The kraft card , seed pkt background and your choice of inks give it a real organic feel . Love the star embellishment on the tag .
hugs x

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Tracy. I just love the subtle stamping in the background, so lovely and works so well with your focal pieces. hugs and happy weekend :) said...

Gorgeous vintage feel card. Thanks for sharing your techniques!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Corrie Herriman said...

That circle is becoming one of your trademarks ! It;s fabulous. Just highlights your image perfectly ! Great vintage piece, Tracy !
Corrie x

Chris said...

Fantastic designs Tracy, I love the look of Kraft with vintage style images, you've made it such a perfect combination. Chris xx