Monday, 18 November 2019

Blossom Wishes

I am showcasing an accordion card using my newly released A5 Stamp "Blossom Wishes" #240, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love creating accordions, its a different slant on a standard card and gives so much more space to experiment.
I created the background using stencils, which I demoed on my recent Weekend Wow Show on Hochanda, which you can still view on catch up. In brief, I layered Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink over my card, adding a good layer of colour and applying several layers of the same colour to give depth. Wipe over the background with an anti-static bag and then place your chosen stencil onto the inked background and then apply VersaMark over the stencil, remove the stencil and then sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the card. The Embossing Powder will only stick to the areas we applied the VersaMark. Heat the powder to melt and then once cool apply a layer of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink over the entire area. Take a damp piece of kitchen towel and wipe over the embossed area; this will remove ink from the embossed area which resists the ink.
The wood grain stencil really works so well with my floral images. I also added a further background layer spritzing my stencil with water and laying the stencil water side down onto an inked background to give a bleached out effect, and this photo showcases that perfectly.
I also incorporated some hand doodling, which helps to draw the eye into the focal imagery. Incorporating torn book pages adds further texture along with some hand stitching.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your support during my recent shows. Tracy x x
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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Dreamer of Dreams

I created this piece just for fun. Sometimes its good to foget the deadlines and just go with the flow.
The background of my piece is made from tissue and a stencil and I love the outcome.
I machine stitched the piece to a piece of card and then added to an MDF piece.
The rusy nail was given to me by my friend Jo, she knows me so well. I also machine stitched two vintage ruler pieces to the background.
Chicken wire adds a further texture to my design.
I added a couple of cross stitches and added a clay face to my little vintage tin. I love adding vintage pieces to my artwork.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Friday, 15 November 2019

Timeless Accordion

I am showcasing an accordion card using my newly released A6 Stamp "Timeless Moments" #243, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love creating mini accordion cards and my A6 stamp is a perfect fit.
My background for each panel has been created with Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks, applying the inks to a non-stick craft sheet and mopping up the beads of ink with my card and then drying with a heat tool.
I love using calico in my pieces, just to add that further touch of texture.
One panel I have stamped with the sentiments from the set, I love these, sometimes sentiments can act as a focal image not just an added element to a design.
 A touch of doodling around the edges of my accordion adds a further element to the design.
To complete, I added some delicate splatters of white paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Flower Moments

Today I am showcasing a card using my newly released Border Stamp "Flower Moments" #233, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I love the delicacy of this border stamp and the wonderful background detail. I created a simple backdrop using Distress Oxide Inks Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Broken China, adding ink to an acrylic block and then spritzing with water and then laying the ink down onto the card.
I adore the blend of colours in the background and the touch of calico fabric adds a touch more texture.
I added a touch of dimension to my flowers and coloured the flowers with the same colours used in the background.
I also added a touch of doodling for further interest along with a couple of Tim Holtz Index Clips.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x
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Friday, 8 November 2019

Wildflower

Today I am showcasing a card using my newly released A5 Stamp "Wild and Free" #238 combined with my newly released A7 Background Stamp "Squares" #260, from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
A more vibrant colour palette this time around using Dina Wakley Paints Lemon, Tangerine and Magenta.
I added a small amount of each colour of paint to my non-stick craft sheet and then brayered each colour lightly across my card.
Any excess paint was brayered onto a scrap piece of card which I then stamped my squares onto and then cut them out and added to my card as an added detail.
WILDFLOWER has been stamped onto calico and I have also added a few delicate splatters of white paint to lift the whole design.
A couple of mini paper clips add further interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Monday, 4 November 2019

Quirky Flower

Today I am showcasing a canvas using my newly released A5 Stamp "Wild and Free" #238 combined with my newly released A7 Background Stamp "Squares" #260, and my A7 Stamp "Mesh" #262 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
I opted for a little mixed media piece this time around with a canvas,  using turquoise and browns.
I adore the texture from the clay squares, highlighting the wonderful detail with wax.
I included some rusty wire for added texture and added some creases to my card and highlighted those creases further with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, simply swiping the inkpad across the card.
I also incorporated a touch of background stamping using my very versatile "Mesh" background stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.
Adding my sentiment onto calico adds a further texture to my canvas.
Further lengths of rusty wire add a further texture to my design. I also included some white splatters for added lightness to my piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your support. Tracy x x


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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Floral Birthday Card

Today I am showcasing a card using my newly released A5 Stamp Set "Blossom Wishes" #240 from AALLandCreate. Our stockists can be found HERE.
My card today has a real fresh modern feel to it, using Distress Oxide Inks Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry, applying the inks to the background with a piece of acetate.
The black stamping really pops against the fresher backdrop and the doodling on the spotlight helps to draw the eye into the design.
I added a pot to my flower arrangement and stamped into the layers of melted clear embossing powder using my background stamp from my Border Stamp "Brush Flower" #234.
A touch of stamping around the background has also been added, using the background stamp once again from my Border Stamp "Brush Flower". stamping in a tone on tone colour.
I have also stamped my sentiment onto Calico to add further texture. A few delicate splatters of white paint lift the design.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your support. Tracy x x

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