Sunday 30 October 2016

Happy Halloween

Just popping by to wish you all a Happy Halloween.
I created a background using Tim Holtz Ringer stencil and Black Soot Distress Ink adding touches of purple with Wilted Violet Distress Ink; applied with some recycled packaging.
I added wax crayons to a skull mould, loving this technique at the moment.
Small Talk Stickers have been added.
A circle of twine has been added for extra texture and interest along with some delicate splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x

Monday 17 October 2016

A Vintage Journey - Destination Inspiration - Terminal 2

Morning everyone, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a "Destination Inspiration" post to share over at A Vintage Journey.
To see the full project and step by steps click HERE and you will be magically transported.

I hope you enjoy the step by steps. Tracy x x

Tuesday 11 October 2016

And The Adventure Begins......

Time for our monthly post for Eileen Hull and this month the team are showcasing cards. I was inspired by Eileen's Paper Trail adventures for my card this month.
I was inspired by Eileen's own Trailer to create my card using Eileen's Travel Trailer Die.
I began by placing Tim Holtz Layering Stencil onto my card and applying DecoArt Media Crackle Paste over the stencil.
I love the dimension the Paste gives to the design. I allowed this layer to dry completely before proceeding with the next step.
I applied a small amount of 'A Bit Jaded' Infusions to the background and spritzed with water, allowed it to sit for a few moments and then dried with a heat tool.
I then die cut the Travel Trailer from white card.
I added touches of Distress Crayon to add further to the aged, grungy feel.
I painted my Travel Trailer with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacradone Gold, Burnt Umber and touches of Carbon Black. Before applying the paint I did add a few touches of Texture Sand with my finger to add further to the old aged feel of the Trailer.
I added dots of the same paint using the end of my paintbrush to give a further layer of interest.
I also added splatters of Burnt Umber Paint to the background and added cotton threads behind my Trailer for added texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x

Friday 7 October 2016

Make It Spooky - A Vintage Journey

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this month our host is the lovely Anne. Here is what Anne says about this months challenge.

"As we approach All Hallows' Eve we want you to create a vintage, shabby, industrial, steampunk or mixed media project to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween, don't limit yourself to black, orange and purple - just 'Make it Spooky'!"
I had a fabulous Laser Cut ATC Block from Fernli Designs that I wanted to decorate and this seemed the perfect opportunity. I began by painting the Block with a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black and I then dried the paint with a heat tool. The next layer was a coat of Medium Grey Antiquing Cream and once dry I then rubbed away some of the Antiquing Cream, around the edges and randomly around the Block using a soft baby wipe. Once I was happy with the look I then used Andy Skinner's background stamp from his Toxic set to stamp around the block. I stamped using Black Stazon which I then dried with my heat tool. I then applied a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium to make sure the Antiquing Cream was then permanent and could no longer be moved.
I then had great fun with a new skull mould I have just taken delivery of. I broke up some old childrens crayons and added them to the mould. I did not melt the crayons as I added layers, I simply added all the crayons in one go and then started to melt. I was hoping that the top crayons would melt before all the bottom layer of crayons and it worked! some of the crayon pieces have stayed whole which I absolutely love! Once I had melted the crayons I allowed them to set overnight before removing from the mould.
I just adore the detail in the teeth; it's the little details that always make me happy!
I added a touch of stencilling to the background before adhering the skull. Applying DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black over Andy Skinner's French Elements Stencil to add numbers to the background, giving a further layer of interest. I also added splatters of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Pyrrole Red to coordinate with the red in my skull. I added some cotton thread and a circle of twine around the skull for added texture.
I added skulls around each side of my Block using Andy Skinner's Day of the Dead stencil; again using Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic. More splatters of red paint added as a contrast.
A second skull around the other side and more of those red splatters.
I love that all the layers are still visible which adds so much interest to the background.
Our sponsor this month is Country View Crafts who are offering a £20 voucher to one randomly drawn winner.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x