Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Green Man ~ That's Crafty *Spring into Action*

It's been all about the weather again and I know so many of you
are looking forward to seeing Spring finally break through.

To spur it along i'm sharing my Green Man
a symbol of rebirth in the hope that we do not have to wait too long
for Mother Nature to share her beauty with us all.

This project is to showcase the new That's Crafty Blog Challenge  
with this months theme being *Spring into Action*

Here is my Green Man
and how he came to be..

Onto a 4.5 x 9" whiteboard panel I mixed paints to create different shades
of green tracing the facial features of Max through the stencil.


Painting greyboard leaves and scoring leaf veins with a pokey tool, areas 
have been highlighted by heat embossing white embossing powder.


The facial features have been accentuated using glossy accents and painted when dry.
Some greyboard leaves have been used as a template drawn around onto paper 
and cut out enabling me to have more leaves to build up around the face.


Stamping the leaf stamp from the textures set 3 adds extra detail to areas of the leaves
and textured sand adds texture to some of those very flat leaves.


Mounted onto a 4.5 x 9" Chunkie I dabbed antique gold paint over those 
textured and raised areas and drew in more leaf veins with a white pen.

.. given more leaves I would have continued with an abundance of them.


Please pop on over HERE and see what the Design Team 
have been creating to inspire you..

We look forward to seeing your interpretations of the 

Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty: 4.5 x 9" White/greyboard panel
That's Craft Stencil: Max TC7012
That's Crafty Surfaces: LeavesAcorns and Leaves
That's Crafty Textures Stamps: SET 3
That's Crafty Chunkie: 4.5 x 9"
Embossing Pen/Embossing Powder
White Pen



36 comments:

  1. Your green man is fantastic ! An amazing project! I am sure spring will come very soon now!
    Happy rest of your week Tracey!
    oxo Susi

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  2. Love your wonderful green man, the colours and textures are super, well done. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Oh Thank you very much Valerie he's an inspirational piece to replicate. Wishing you a wonderful week xx

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  3. I love your green man Tracey, he's fantastic!!! xxx

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  4. I`m sorry dear Tracey, for calling your forest man, for a woman, on fb- :-) I love all your textured and beautifyul leaves, around him, and how you made them interesting with sand paste and gold- wow, an amazing result, Tracey . He is a faun living in contact with the green world, of the woods.
    So gorgeous, dear . Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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    1. We need both male and female to create life and beauty Dorthe maybe he/she would be better named as person in this day and age? Glad you like it, I still feel it is unfinished and needs many more leaves xx

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  5. Oh wow Tracey, this is so super cool!!! Love how you did all those leaves, they simply look amazing! A Greenman at his very best!! Let's keep our fingers crossed he truly is a herald of Spring, - I am so ready for it!

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    1. Thank you very very much Astrid, he's a very inspirational image to me. I think I can see Spring on the horizon xx

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  6. Your green man looks awesome, a great project. Super colours and the leaves look so real. Lets hope spring will be here soon
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, really happy you like it. leaves are a great to add tiny areas of detail and the greyboard is a perfect surface to hold it all together xx

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  7. Your green man is truly amazing Tracey and the leaves are fabulous, must have been a labour of love creating more from paper.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Thanks Fliss, this is just the sort of project I love to get busy with but frustrating that I didn't cut more..!! There's still time and space to grow his leafy face mane hee hee!! xx

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  8. Love this Tracey! Such a creative idea - the leaves look amazing, Nikki xx

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  9. Oh my, Tracey, the green man is fabulous - I just love the face itself but those textured leaves really do bring him to life so wonderfully well. I hope he is a good omen for the start of Spring - fingers crossed (although we are expecting more snow here tomorrow - yuk)! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne, it's always a worry when working with so many elements of the same colour whether you can get what you intended across.
      Hope the snow didn't amount to much, we had a little but it melted as soon as it hit the ground... Bring on Spring Time, Winter has been too long xx

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  10. Wowzer what a display of artistic inspiration.xx [aNNie]
     ❤️

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  11. Oh wow love love this Tracey,. what a fantastic and well thought out creation. Beautiful detail too. I love the green man too. I once made an atc with him on it too' x

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    1. Really glad you like him June, isn't he so inspirational. I have created him in so many shapes and sizes over the years. I bet your ATC was beautiful xx

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  12. Wow - I love your green man all the detail in the leaves YUMMY xxx Thank you so much for dropping by yesterday your kind comments are much appreciated xx

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    1. Really happy you like it Carol and your very welcome for the comment xx

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  13. What a fantastic idea and make! I love all the dimension and textures! Awesome! <3 x

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    1. Thank you Ingrid, had lots of lost in the moment with this project xx

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  14. Your Green Man is fantastic!!! Love all the detail on the leaves, would've never thought of using sand paste, but it works so well! Hope that your Green Man *does* encourage spring to come at last :)

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    1. Oh Thank you Charlotte, sand paste is such a versatile medium and gives so much detail when used in small amounts.. I can see sunshine today Yay!!! x

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  15. WOW! What an awesome idea and cool result. You amaze me! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. You are too kind Autumn, really glad you like it xx

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  16. Amaaaaaaazing texture on those leaves tracey. A stunning inspiring piece of art, xxx

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  17. Tracey this is amazing, a fabulous idea and perfectly carried out. I hope he works and brings Spring quickly 😊 xx

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    1. Hee hee Thanks Sue, he's not doing a very good job at the moment! Think he's still on holiday :D xx

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  18. Wow Tracey! loving this, the colours the texture all brilliant. Have a great weekend my crafty friend. Angela xXx

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