Wednesday 21 March 2018

Spring has officially Sprung! ~ MM reminder *Spring into Action*

It's mid month inspiration and reminder time to let you know there's still time to
join in with the That's Crafty *Spring into Action* Challenge over HERE.

This mini make was inspired by a Large upright I decorated
a year ago for a Guest Design Project for Rubber Dance Stamps.

Spring has officially sprung!

Onto a Dinky MDF upright Tag I dabbed on some Texture paste
to create clouds and painted a little scene around it.

The Tulip Stamp has a face which I masked off before stamping.
This gave me a blank flower head to add lots of paint layers.

Stamping the tulip six times I painted with multi surface paints and cut out 
the leaves and Tulip head layering them on top of a full painted image.

Concertinaed  card acts as a raised base for the Tulips.

When painted the tulips are glued in place held by clips until dry.

Glitter Glue gives a little Spring Time Sparkle
completing my Spring Time Upright.

The dull months have really knocked my colour mojo and I needed a little
trip down memory lane to see what I was up to on my blog in March last year.

Please pop on over and see the inspiration the Design Team bring you
and we'd love you to share your *Spring into Action* creations with us all.

There's lots of prizes up for grabs over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Wishing you warmth and springtime sunshine
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the ~ TioT ~ The Call of Spring Challenge.

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! ~ Dinky MDF Upright Tag
That's Crafty Clear Stamps ~ Nature's Faces SET 2 Designed by Melina Dahl
That's Crafty! ~ Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty! ~ Texture Paste


froebelsternchen said...

How super is this!? You are such a clever artist Tracey ! I LOVE it! That is a wonderful decoration! Happy rest of the day my friend!
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing make! I love the background you created with the tag and cloud texture and those tulips are stunning πŸ˜€. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh Tracey! I loved how you did the background on the tag until I saw those tulips added and they've just blown me away!!!!! I absolutely love them. The leaves have a kind of whimsical feel to them as though they are about to come to life, a bit freaky too I love them and adore how you've used them. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xXx

Lia said...

Wow, this is art!! What a wonderful creation.
Lia xx

Meggymay said...

This looks a fantastic project, the tulips look beautiful and so does the lovely background you created. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays this time.

Dorthe said...

I love this upright dearest Tracey- love the clouds you created, and the tulips growing in front of the wall,- great idea with the concertina to hold them- and also love the gorgeous way you painted them, giving shades, making them live. All gives hope for soon to come warm days with blue sky and only a single cotton sky up there . Gorgeous dear friend.
I hope your day has been fine- and wishes you , lovely lady, a cozy evening. Warm hugs, Dorthe, xx

Mrs.B said...

This looks fabulous Tracey, love your scenic background and such a fab idea with the concertina folds to hold the tulips in place.
Avril xx
p.s. Thanks for sharing at TioT

froebelsternchen said...

Oh - I am happy to see this amazing piece linked to TioT! This is much appreciated dear Tracey! oxo Susi

SewPaperPaint said...

Big big hugs back atcha today Tracey! Thank you so very much for your warm and encouraging comment on my post today. You are such a dear and I treasure our bloggy friendship! I love your beautiful work and these tulips just might make me want to withdraw from my winter hibernation, as I haven't quite looked forward to the season's changing this year. I absolutely love how you did this! Brilliant and so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

Fliss said...

Wow Tracey! This is such a beautiful Springtime scene and makes me wish the tulips in my garden were out instead of being knocked back by the recent snow!
The way you created the tulips is so clever and love those fluffy white clouds too.
Fliss xx

craftytrog said...

A stunning spring flower creation Tracey! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Tracy this is just BRILLIANT. I learn so much from your posts but they never turn out when I try them and they end up as trash...I just love this project and the way the tulips stand up is absolutely WOW..Now those clouds are another thing, amazing.xπŸ’– [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So kind, Thank you Susi and your very welcome regarding TioT, it all seemed to fit in perfectly from one challenge to another xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much and it was a pleasure to join in with the TioT challenge x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Angela, these backgrounds are everywhere in my house doodled and painted in books on pages and in journals. I suppose they are a kind of signature. Really happy you like my creation, the tulips are fabulous and such a good size. I love those quirky leaves :) Have a fabulous week xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you kindly Lia xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your most welcome Yvonne and Thank you for your kind comments xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So happy you like it Dorthe, I think i'm slowly beginning to believe that Spring has not neglected us.. it's just taken a little longer to wake up this year. Wishing you lots of sunshine Hugs Tracey xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Avril, Happy to be able to match up with the TioT challenge xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I too treasure our Bloggy friendship too Autumn, glad you was able to seek comfort and hope those self doubting days are few and far between. Thank you for your ever encouraging comments and compliments.
Biggest of Hugs Tracey xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Fliss. It's sad to think that the cold winter will have an effect on some of the Spring Time delights we look forward to seeing. Hopefully it will not spoil all the colour Spring brings xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So kind Alison Thank you xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Annie, you should never throw them as it's you putting your own mark on things. Please do not be so hard on yourself as your creativity is tremendous. Thank you as always for your kindness xx

Jackie PN said...

I just love how you put this together! This is beautiful and it hopscotches over spring right into summer! ")
Thank you for your lovely words , happy to have visited you over here!
hugs and happy weekend!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Jackie, so sweet and kind and I feel you are so right regarding the seasons with my inner self longing for those brighter days.
Thank you so much for finding me xx

My name is Erika. said...

That is such a COOL piece Tracy. I love how you showed us your technique, and think that would make a great little spring decoration. Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT! Hugs-Erika

Redanne said...

Oh Tracey, this is such a fun and quirky piece! The clouds are fabulous - they remind me of the ones I have seen over the weekend. And then those tulips - they are just so wonderful, an absolute delight - they certainly cheered up my evening! Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Thank you so much Erika, so kind to say and it was a pleasure to join in with the TioT challenge x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Sorry I have just found this Anne, Thank you so so much. We too have had some great cloud formation this weekend, I used to watch them for hours as a child when I lived in a high rise block of flats it felt like I could almost touch them. Glad my little take on spring cheered you up!!
Big Hugs xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on making the Top 5 at Try it on Tuesday with your beautiful spring tulips! J 😊 x