Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Create with your soul Art board







Hi all
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .. I have been doing a lot of mixed media pieces lately and thought I would create something in that line for you this month instead of a card . The pretty ribbon I had from my MPP pack inspired this piece . The ribbon colour was a perfect match for my blue distress inks..
The art board is 18cm tall and is made of MDF . I painted the base and sides with black gesso. I prefer to work on mountboard  rather than straight onto mdf for my techniques as it has a lovely smooth surface and reacts well to lots of mixed media techniques,.so I cut 2 pieces of mountboard for the front and back of the mdf piece . I then inked them  up using tumbled glass ,broken china and peacock feathers Tim Holtz  distress inks . I used black versafine ink and stamped the foliage using sheena douglass stamps. I cut a smaller mountboard square ,inked it in the same colours and stamped the sentiment onto it . the sentiment is one I have had for a while and I think it was from visible image. I also added a freehand edge to the sentiment just it finish it off.


The triple looped bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ bowmaker . It is my go to bow creator as it makes perfect bows every time so easily you can get yours HERE
 

I added a pretty flower to the bow centre which I made using an Ek success flower punch and a swirly vine embossing folder to give the flower texture.
The butterflies are made using a crafters companion mixed media butterfly die set.



 Challenges entered
 Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
Get Creative Challenges anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine -anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Morgan's Art World  add ribbon
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
PDE Linky Party  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft anything goes
Anything Goes link-up  anything goes
Making Memories Crafting anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
A Perfect Time To Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes

Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper anything goes with patterned paper
The Sisters of Craft  anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door anything goes




I hope you like my project and have a go at one for yourselves . 
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN THE CHALLENGE
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Friday, 1 September 2017

Just Like Mum




Hi
It is the first of the month so that means its time for a new challenge over at Craft-deebowz. The   I theme as always is "ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW."
The sponsor for the challenge this month is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps .


Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

 For my Dt project I have used the sweet image  and matching sentiment called Just like mom and you can find her Here .



I used papers from my DCWV Meet Me In Paris paper pad which I distressed with Tim holtz antique linen  and gathered twig distress inks . I used promarkers to colour the image.



 The rose was made using a classic sue Wilson rose die. The dies used behind the image are also sue wilsons , They are the teardrop edge dies. I added a metal cabouchon to the bow and a metal butterfly from my stash...The ribbon was from my mpp pack and I used my trusty bow maker  from Craft-deebowz to form the 4 looped bow.It is my go to bow maker as it makes perfect bows with ease every time.



Challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
Get Creative Challenges anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine -anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Brown Sugar  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Morgan's Art World  add ribbon
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
PDE Linky Party  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft anything goes
Anything Goes link-up  anything goes
Making Memories Crafting anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
A Perfect Time To Craft  anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes

Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper anything goes with patterned paper
The Sisters of Craft  anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door anything goes



Well that's it from me and I hope you will join us over at Craft-deebowz.  for the challenge .
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A mixed media plaque




Hi
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project  for the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge  . I thought I would do a sweet little mixed media plaque for a change.
The sponsor this month is Cute As A Button.



It started life as a basic mdf  heart .I added some pretty papers ,stamped on the paper with grey ink and a lovely Indigoblu script stamp to add interest to the background. I then added further texture by adding texture paste through a butterfly stencil.
I applied white gesso using the dry brush technique to the plaque to give it a white wash effect. The words have been stencilled onto white card using a Phil martin creative expressions stencil and lilac ink. I used grey-board and  the sizzix  Bigz  XL caged bird die for the birdcage which I painted with gesso to match the project.
The flowers  are from wild orchid and they were dipped in glue and then into  glitter  to make them sparkle. The bird has been made using the stampin up bird bunch.
The stunning bow was made using ribbon from my MPP pack and of course my trusty                 Craft-dee Bowz  bow maker which makes stunning bows every time and you can find out how to get one from the sidebar on the left
 
 
 
Challenges entered
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes with flowers
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  anything goes
  



 That is how I made the plaque ,I hope you like it and that you will join us for this months challenge at   Craft-Dee BowZ    where the them is as always  Anything goes with a handmade bow...
Happy Crafting
Tracey x