Monday 21 March 2016

Lindsay Mason Designs *Gnome Door Stamp Set* (Personal Impressions-Sweet Dixie Range)

I'm a little later than anticipated getting this Blog finished but better late than never.
When I first came across the Gnome Door stamp set by Lindsay Mason Designs I fell in love with it.
My initial thought was to make the Door appear small in stature by using it on a 12x12 page or possibly a large Canvas, but I didn't want the image to get lost within the page so jumping to my end thought I decided to make it the focal feature of my design.

Gathering up materials I intended to use I stamped the Gnome Door on Watercolour card. I know watercolour card can be very thirsty when using alcohol markers but I love the effect and think that it holds the vibrancy of the colour used, sometimes better than good quality stamping card.


After colouring the Door I used an embossing tool to enhance the grooves of the wooden door  and added some gunmetal Stickles (Yes I am slightly addicted to the stuff!!) Giving it that rustic look.

I used a pin to apply rangers glossy accents to add texture to the grass, this gives a great affect also acting as a resist.

Finally I decided to frame the door using Sue Dix Delicate Blossoms Sweet Dixie Dies a beautiful selection of flowers & foliage.... 
Both Stamp & Die sets are available from Personal Impressions
As Lindsay Mason says all NEW stamps are now being branded under the Sweet Dixie range with each artist's name on the reverse of the pack. 
So, if you're looking for Lindsay's NEW stamps be sure to look for the PINK..!!!  

Thank you for looking and reading my rambles... Crafty Hugs from Tracey xx


Lindsay Mason said...

Brilliant Tracey and love the step by step guide. Thanks for sharing! xx

Unknown said...

Great step by step guide and fabulous finish to the door! Love the way you used an embossing tool to enhance the grooves !!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Lindsay.. Step by step guide is my way of rambling. Glad you liked it xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Millie for your kind words. Using the embossing tool really seemed to bring the door to life :)