Friday, 17 November 2017

AALLandCreate New Release

Hi everyone and welcome. Today I thought I would showcase some of the new stamps from AALLandCreate.
This is one of the cards I designed for our show on Hochanda which was aired on Wednesday 15th November.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful comments and support following my debut on Hochanda, I was absolutely overwhelmed by your wonderful feedback, so a huge THANK YOU to you all.

I would also like to thank Autour de Mwa for having faith in me to showcase the fabulous AALLandCreate products live on tv, THANK YOU.

All the AALLandCreate products are available from the BOUTIQUE.
I created the background using Distress Inks and added background stamping using Bipasha's stamp set number 25 which is available HERE.  I used Distress Inks Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.
I also added a touch of stamping to the inside of my card.
I also included some circle reinforcers to the background to echo the circles in the foreground.
I love these sentiments, the font is fantastic, these are from my set number 15, available HERE.
I added the focal image, the eye, to two die cut circles. I love the detail in this eye. This is from Bipasha's set number 23, available HERE. I added some cotton fibre behind for added texture.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club Release

Hi and welcome to my second post of the month showcasing Eileen Hull's Book Club release.
This week I am showcasing the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die Card Box, Planner Storage and Organiser.
I began by die cutting and assembling the pieces I needed.
I brayered the storage piece with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics in Lime and Turquoise.
I then die cut flowers from the coordinating pieces to fit on top of the storage piece using Eileen Hull's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits Die. I cut these pieces from 300gsm card.
I then brayered over the top of the die cut pieces with Pyrrole Red DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint. I love how this highlights the embossed areas from the die cutting process.
I then added these die cut pieces on top of the storage piece.
I brayered a second piece with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Pyrrole Red and then die cut more flowers from the painted panel.
I used these flowers to create two dimensional flowers.
This is the reverse side of the storage. I die cut more flowers and added them back into the aperture die cut areas to give further interest and pops of colour. I also added background stamping to a couple of the flowers. 'Moments' is die cut from white card using Eileen Hull's Thinlits Die Floral Arch and Words.
I also created some cards to coordinate to create a gift. I added my flowers to the front of the storage piece and also added friend, again cut using Eileen's Floral Arch and Words Die.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back next week showcasing further pieces from this fantastic new release.

Tracy
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Friday, 10 November 2017

Season's Greetings

Continuing with my series of cards using Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps.
This time around I have used a more traditional palette. If you would like to see my previous posts with this stamp set you can find them HERE and HERE and HERE.
I began by painting the background of my white card with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried the layer of paint with a heat tool. I then placed the Christmas Layering Stencil onto the painted background and applied Fired Brick Distress Ink over the stencil. I did not dry this layer of ink.
I placed the Cling Bauble Stamp onto my Stamp Platform and then inked the stamp lightly with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink and stamped the Bauble onto the background. I then inked the stamp once again, but this time around the edges only and then stamped a second time on top of the first stamped image.
The same process was repeated for all three baubles.
I added a seasonal Quote Chip and star embellishments to add further interest.
I added dimension to one of the baubles by adding a second stamping, adding cotton threads behind for added texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend.

Tracy
xxx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club Release

Welcome to my monthly post for Eileen Hull. This month we are showcasing Eileen's new Sizzix Book Club Release.
The first piece I am showcasing uses Eileen Hull's Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Stamp & Photo Storage. The front panel is from Eileen's Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die - Book and Pages Trinket Box and Frame Die.
The pieces have been die cut from mountboard and I began with a first layer of colour, brayering the colour, in this case Turquoise Heavy Body Acrylic over the mountboard. Use only a light touch so that some of the white areas are still visible.
I then added a second layer of colour, Lime again only using a light touch.
To add some depth to the design I added light touches of Ruby to each die cut piece.
To give a touch of definition to the top piece, I blended Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.
I only added touches of Ruby Acrylic Paint to my top piece so that stood prominantly from the background piece. I glued and then machine stitched the Storage Box and added some cheesecloth and cotton fibres behind for added texture.
I added some scribbly lines around the front panel and also added a clay face for added interest and dimension.
Friend is from Eileen Hull's Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Floral Arch and Words set. I also created some coordinated cards to add to the box.
I added Remnant Rubs to the face and also included some rusty coiled wire.
This box would be perfect for giving vouchers for a special occassion.
I coloured the clay face with touches of paint, applying the paint with my finger.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back next week to showcase another piece from Eileen's collection.

Tracy
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Christmas Baubles

Morning and welcome. I am continuing with my seasonal pieces today and I have another Christmas Card.
I have used Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps once again but this time I have opted for a more vintage feel.
  1. Begin by painting the white card stock with a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dry the paint with a heat tool.
  2. Place the Layering Stencil onto the painted background and then blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the stencil, using only a light touch. You do not need to dry this layer.
  3. Place the Bauble image into the Stamp Platform and then ink the bauble with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, applying only a little ink to the centre of the Bauble and then stamp the image onto the background.
  4. Apply a second coat of Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the Bauble only and then stamp the image again on top of the first stamping. This is why the Stamp Platform is perfect for this technique.
  5. Repeat the same process for the next two stamped baubles.
I added further dimension to one of the Baubles, adding a further stamped image onto the top and adding threads behind for added texture.
I love the two tone effect this gives to the stamping.
I also included a Seasons Greetings embellishment, coloured with Alcohol Ink.
I added a dimensional sentiment to the top, cut from a piece of my stencilled background.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Tracy
xx
 

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Christmas Baubles

Popping by with a second seasonal card.
What the picture does not capture is the amount of layers of paint I have used to add texture to each bauble, this card is actually quite tactile.
I have also stamped on the inside of the card. I have to say I am loving this bauble from Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps.
I began by adding layers of Fuchsia Heavy Body Acrylic to my stamp and I stamped onto kraft card, I repeated this process several times to give layers of paint to the design. I then added touches of Gilt Heavy Body Acrylic to give another layer of paint and to give a metallic touch.
I also added a brayered layer of paint to the background and in real life this is gorgeous.
I also added delicate splatters of paint. This picture does capture some of the texture from the paint.
I stamped the merry christmas sentiment, once again with Heavy Body Acrylic and added touches of Gilt Paint around the edges of the card.
This will be one of my sets of card designs for this year.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
xxx