Friday, 21 September 2018

Hello Autumn

Hello Creative Friends,

Can you believe we are on the brink of Autumn.
Already the leaves have started to change colour and fall.

Here's a little Autumnal creation created during a much needed play day.

I found this wide rimmed wooden frame in a charity shop, painted in gesso 
and applied sand paste through AALL & Create stencils. 
Embellished with a strip of tapestry canvas & parts of a plywood frame 
I then painted it all in gesso again.

Found leaves have been glued onto a recycled envelope to
hold their shape and to stop them from drying out so quickly.


Filling in the gaps of the frame with art stones a third coat of gesso is applied


Drops of alcohol inks are spritzed with water and white gesso 
used to knock back the brightness of the colour.


Stamping a versamark embossing ink pad onto the leave and embossing 
with clear embossing powder help to preserve those beautiful leaves.


Time to start layering those natural elements.
I chose to use just one of the leaves and team it up with some fallen twigs,
Added a whimsical word from Paperbabe stamps, a dot and dab of
liquitex gold ink and a flick of white paint.


My Autumnal box frame is complete.


I do love the warmth of colour that Autumn gives.

Thank you for sharing your time.
Wishing you all a super weekend.

Creative Hugs & Wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing this with ...

A Vintage Journey ~ Back to Nature
More Mixed Media Challenge ~ Anything Goes + Optional Brown
and Kristen & Eva over at PPF

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

#WOYWW 485

Happy #WOYWW 485 Crafty Peepers.

It's that time of the week where we share our desks and catch up 
with everyone else's thanks to Julia over at the Stamping Ground.

Well it's all systems go again with the kitchen refit. Fingers crossed it 
WILL soon be finished and normality can seep back into my world.

This was taken yesterday as I knew the light would be pants early morn.


My creative corner may soon be back in action!

So here's what's on my work space today.. Paint..!!
I'm giving those butcher's trolleys a little face lift.


Autumnal leaves were dancing outside my door this morning.
Need to make good use of them before they get too crispy


Have a great week everyone & Happy WOYWW
I'll be round to visit during Coffee breaks.

Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Shroom Town Book Cover ~ #That's Crafty!

Hello Creative Friends.
I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing Sunday?

I'm here today to share the finished project of last Mondays sneak peek using
*NEW* That's Crafty products showcased on Hochanda last Tuesday. 

Here's those *How to Do's* and how it came to be..

Taking a large greyboard surface I covered with 
deli paper, lace and then spritzed with Lime Lustre Spray.


Using those lace shapes as a guide I painted a scene 
using a mixture of multi surface and interference paints.


The texture from the lace and deli paper holds onto the shimmer
and the lustre from the spray soon finds it's way to the surface, although 
as you know it is hard to capture those sparkles when photographing.


I traced around the greyboard shape onto an 
unused exercise book and cut to the same size.

Stamping the Shroom houses directly onto the matching white/greyboard shapes,
I stamped the trees onto stamping card and coloured with distress markers.


Gluing the greyboard shape onto the exercise book cover, 
I first layered the trees then the houses to create that little town scene.

The greyboard tag makes a very robust book cover.


Triple embossing the houses with clear embossing powder 
really brought those sweet little Shroom Houses to life..


Lot's of lovely little accent stamps included in the Shroom House set.

The possibilities really are endless when you create your own 
books and if I had had more time I really would have gone to town 
(no pun intended) inside this little creation.


Complete Shroom Town Book Cover...


Thank you as always for sharing your time today.
Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

That's Crafty Supplies:

Clear Stamps ~ Shroom Town Designed by Melina Dahl
White/Greyboard ~ Shroom Town Shapes