Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Going round in circles ~ it's a challenge!!

It's the start of a brand new blog challenge over at That's Crafty
with this months theme being *Going round in Circles*

Here's my take on this month theme
along with those *How to Do's*

Influenced by the colours on a tag found in my stash this tag was far to small 
to use with all those That's Crafty circular stamps and stencils
...So this time I've gone Large using an MDF GiganTAG..

Using a palette knife multi surface paint is scraped onto the GiganTAG 
along with texture pastes pushed through stencils with circular apertures 
all helping to build up that very large blank background area.

Diluted multi surface paint is sprayed into those raised stencilled areas.

White Gesso stippled through stencils adds areas of light and 
embossing stamped circle images with dark EP makes them pop.

Metallic multi surface paint highlights areas of raised texture.

Drips of heated UTEE break up those open areas adding extra interest. 

This gem and button filled wire circle was a pin brooch I never finished 
and judging by it's weight it was far too heavy for purpose, hence it's dormancy. 

3D Gel Medium helps hold it firmly in place along with other found embellishments.

I think I could have carried on and on with this as the space was so vast but after edging 
in black I decided to call it a day and tie it onto another GiganTAG I created last year. 

I now have a front and back cover 
to house large collage pages to keep them nice and flat.

If you'd like to share your ideas and creations with us there's a prize of £30 
up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend in the That's Crafty online Store 
and in addition to that a stencil prize each for the Top chosen 3.. 

Open worldwide come share your creativity with us over HERE
as myself and the Design Team go Round in Circles ..

Thank you so much for visiting
Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty ~ MDF GiganTAG
That's Crafty Stencils ~ Dot Mandala
That's Crafty Dinky Stencils ~ Bubbly all over ~ Half Circle ~ Punchinella
That's Crafty Mini Stencil ~ Bubbles
That's Crafty Texture Paste ~ Sand Paste
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty Clear Stamps ~ Motivational Words Set 2
       Textures Collection Set 1 ~ Set 2


froebelsternchen said...

Oh my gosh! This giant tag is magical Tracey - I love all about it and all thos texture and the lovely additions - this looks so organic and so beautiful!
A treasure !

Happy week for you!
oxo Susi

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Tracey! How absolutely incredible! You really know how to bring it all together and build amazing texture! I adore this tag. Hugs, Autumn

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a wonderful tag, sounds like a great space to fill up, and you filled it exceptionally well- Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

Dear Tracey, a gorgeous tag- cover , an amazing textured one , and love the idea to put collage pages in between the two - an d wonderful use of the once to be a brooch :-) Isen`t it fun that we all have loads of strange findings, or creative things, not finished, but hided to further use , later .... So beautiful with the embossed drops and splashes !! What a work, to use them two gigant tags , dear friend.
Sending you hugs, and wishes for a lovely evening. xx

Redanne said...

Oh, I love this Tracey - beautiful colours, wonderful textures - you created a beautiful backdrop for the lovely brooch to sit on (love the shape of the brooch too). I never quite know when enough is enough, so well done for stopping when you did, it is a real beauty. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous project,
the textures look amazing and the colours are beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Fliss said...

An absolutely gorgeous tag Tracey. The background is fabulous and the brooch looks fantastic as an embellishment.
Fliss xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Susi.. It's so good to have space all 7.5 x 15" of it to be creative. We all need a play day once in a while xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Autumn, play days like this are fun to play with techniques and texture and having so much space is the perfect combination xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Really happy you like it Valerie, Thank you very much it's a super size to play with xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much dear Dorthe, you take in so much from my creation and can see all those important elements. I have so many unfinished pieces of Jewellery many that have tarnished over the forgotten time. It's good to be able to give them a new purpose. Big Hugs dear xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It can be so difficult knowing when to stop, I always find if you give something a border it changes what the eye has seen previously helping me put the paint brush down or add a little more!! Thank you for the complements on my brooch it's missing it's top cage and has been like that for at least four years.. maybe I will find it and use that in another mixed media piece :)) Hugs xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Yvonne, I do love these colours, it's my favourite combination at the moment xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Fliss, so glad you like my gigantag xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Tracey, love all the textures and the melted UTTE adds another interest. Love the colours.
Avril xx

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Oh Tracey.. now here is my weakness.... circles!!!!... I have lost count of the number of circle and dot stencils that I have... and now I neeeeed this dot Mandala one too. Your tag is just gorgeous, and the recycled brooch is a fabulous addition!!. Dont you think it feels like Christmas when you find things that you made from way back and give it a new life. Your tag is a textural all your work is tracey. I especially love the embossed splashes and the beautiful vibrant colours... deeelish. Xxxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Avril, I love that element of the unexpected with melted UTEE never knowing what shapes we will get when dripped in this way especially if I can avoid burning myself in the process hee hee.. Mission accomplished :))

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Well you really need to feed that weakness Jane hee hee!! You will be rewarded if you look on the site as there are even more fabulous circle stencils. It's always good to repurpose something handmade especially when it's been hidden away for so long, I have boxes of unfinished pieces just like this a lot more difficult to store than background papers.
Glad you like my tag, it was a good play space just having circles in mind xx

Sue said...

Oh where to start Tracey, what a stunning piece! The colours and textures are wonderful, and such happy colours. I love circles too so this ticks every one of my boxes! xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Can't believe I almost missed all this wonderful texture! Fabulous project, love it xXx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww Thank you Sue, I feel like I need another play day.. that's the problem with circles those thoughts just keep going round and round hee hee xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww no problem Angela always happy for your visits when ever you get chance to pop in. Glad to see you like it xx

butterfly said...

Wow - your layers of textured circles are just magical - wonderful uplifting rainbow colours too. This is a beauty.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracey! I love all that colour and fabulous texture!
Alison xox

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Many Thanks Alison, I really think I needed to get that texture out of my system hee hee!! xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing tag! You have created so much detail and I love the layers of colour and the texture from the stencilling and texture paste 😀. All those pretty embellishments look beautiful too! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful and creative week! J 😊 x