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 . 
Happy Crafting


  1. Beautiful project! Love the colors & the sentiment is awesome! Thanks for joining our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

  2. Wow stunning work. I love this.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  3. Hi Tracey, a beautiful project, love the colours and the pretty flower and bow. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful week... Megan DT LPoCF

  4. This is very clever and beautifully made. I love the colours and the beautiful words.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  5. Very nice.
    Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
    Angie - DT

  6. This is stunning! I love these MDF shapes and you've used this one perfectly. Hugs, Autumn

  7. Beautiful project Tracey, love all the pretty detail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  8. Beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's ArtWorld!

  9. Beautiful piece!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Anila DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  10. Beautiful project! Thanks for playing with us in the Funday Friday Challenge!
    Have a great day,

  11. So beautifully made! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge. ~DT Dana

  12. Beautiful creation, love the color combo! Thank you for sharing with us over at Making Memories Crafting! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Making Memories Crafting
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  13. Beautiful creation! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge September "ATG".

  14. So beutiful!! A wonderful creation !! Its. gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

  15. Lovely!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  16. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

  17. thank you for this your broadcast provided bright clear concept..


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tracey x x