Tuesday, 27 November 2018

TioT Winter Wonderland ~ Guest Designer

Hello Creative Friends.

I'm delighted to be back as a Guest Designer over at Try it on Tuesday 
and with the countdown to Christmas now on this fortnights theme is...

Here's what I created along with those How to do's..

Using a mini clipboard i'd covered in Holly collage paper and washi tape I
Stamped script and pushed paste through stencil words to add dimension.

Altering the clip with grunge paste I reattached it to the board 
adding a wash of walnut stain all over the clipboard to create age.

Stash pattern papers were used to die cut, Holly, Mistletoe and Fir 
branches, coloured and shaded with a combination of pens and ink. 

Those die cut Holly leaves really accessorise the collage board 
along with a handful of flat back pearls and dots of embossing powder.

Mistletoe, Fir branches and wire wrapped pearls are all tied 
together with a little red bow adding feature to the clip.

Unloved paper stash has been die cut using the largest die from TH Stacked 
Deckle set to create blank notelets/Card Toppers and Tags ready to decorate
and give as a token of appreciation or label a given gift.

Stamped, embossed and embellished, one I've painted in black Gesso 
creating a changeable Chalkboard... How many more sleeps??

Many toppers amongst this pile await their Christmas card completion..
Here's a couple created using double sided sticky tape & a Holiday word die.

A dab of mica powder rids that excess sticky tape creating a *Twofer* 
Two toppers, tags or notelets from one die.. Now that I like..

With a die cut December Topper embellished with left over Holly Leaves 
it's created a great cover to hide all those Christmas toppers within it.

Think I just might have to create an all year round one of these.. 
as it would be invaluable to have a ready made card topper to hand.

Please pop on over HERE and see what the creative 
TioT team have created for you this fortnight.

I'm sure you will all have some Winter Wonders to share.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and 
a BIG Thank you to the TioT Gang for having me.
It's been a pleasure..

Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with 
A Vintage Journey ~ Paper Stash Challenge
Sandie & amelie's Steampunk Challenge ~ Winter Special
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Gift it
Crafty Cardmakers ~ #223 Anything but a Card
Simply Neutrals #50 with Wen
Kristin & EVA ~ PPF


  1. It is a gorgeous winter wonderland project Tracey. Thank you so much for joining us as our Guest designer for this theme.
    This is a super post with all the photos of the stages and a wonderful idea to use these steps to create other similar pieces during the year.
    Yvonne xx

  2. Wow Tracey! This really is a brilliant project! A clever idea and so beautiful too! I am so pleased to see you at TIOT as our Guest designer!! Hugs, Chrisx

  3. A stunning piece of artwork, Tracey - absolutely gorgeous. So much work involved. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer!

    Cath x

  4. Beautiful art Tracey, love the festive look and how you made it. Have fun as guest DT! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  5. Wow, what an amazing make! All your Christmas toppers look stunning and I love the mini clipboard that you created to store them all in - fabulous 😁. The die cut holly and mistletoe gives a lovely 3-D effect and looks so life like - perfect! Thanks so much for the inspiration and joining us as Guest Designer at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs J 😊 x

    1. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with your stunning project too! J 😊 x

  6. I love this gorgeous piece, Tracey. So glad that you are our guest disigner at TIOT

  7. Hi Tracey, this is gorgeous and what a great way to use up those Unloved papers, definitely got a few of those Lol! This would make a lovely gift idea too. Wishing you a lovely creative week, Angela xXx

  8. This is an awesome creation and I LIKE it!!
    Lia xx

  9. I love all your art today Tracy and congrats on your guest hostess at TIOT. Your winter wonderland is beautiful

  10. Beautiful, beautiful creations, dear Tracey, love all the nature tones papers you used here,for toppers , and the card holder for December is just wonderful, too.
    Oh there are so many things to wish for, Tracey, that die could be one of them.
    So lovely to see you here, again, and congratulations with the guest designer job !!
    Big hugs to you, and thank you for pm , dear friend. xoxo

  11. Congratulations on guesting and what a treat your post is today x Love that you used some unloved paper and the texture, the ideas, the layouts on all your creations are truly inspirational. Love the chalkboard idea of how many sleeps to go too x. I am always hugely inspired when I pop in and today is definitely one of those days. So enjoyed the post and what marvellous and stunning creations and looking forward to seeing some of the rest completed too x Thank you x.

  12. I cannot think of a better way to use up unloved papers, your clipboard is truly fabulous! I love how you altered the clip element, it is so full of wonderful texture. The mistletoe and holly are beautiful too. It is such a great idea to create another one too, for the rest of the year, it will be so useful.

    Congratulations on your GDT spot too! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Oh that is amazing and so beautiful! I love your creations very much.

  14. I am amazed at the gorgeous creations you design and create...fantastic 🎄

  15. Wow . . . that is so creative!

  16. Your creative juices and ideas are never ending...this is just amazing.ccxx

  17. Very beautiful and so creatively done, I also love how detailed your post is. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Glenda DT xx

  18. I saw this at TioT. It is fabulous. I was so happy you did the step outs, too. You are a fabulous artist and I can see why they invited you to be a guest designer.

  19. Me ha cautivado la transformación del clip...parece que lo hayas tallado de un tronco de árbol.
    Los muérdagos son preciosos, es una de mis plantas favoritas.
    Felicidades por ello.
    Besos y feliz semana!!!

  20. A fabulous project Tracey and I loved seeing how you created it. Creating an all year one would be another great way of using up all the unloved papers we seem to store. BTW I love the chalkboard for how many sleeps .
    Lovely to have you as our GD , thanks again.
    Hugs from sunny Hurghada. Xx

  21. Oh my goodness, this is so amazing, Tracey!! The texture and crackle are fabulous!! I love the depth of color and the details!! They're so stunning!!
    Great to have you as a guest at Tra It On Tuesday my friend! You are a stunning artist who never ceases to amaze me!
    Big hugs, Susi

  22. Hello there Tracy, Your clipboard creation is gorgeous! I love love the authentic vintage look that you have so beautifully captured; with all of the great textures, paste, paint and layered paper. Your embellishing is such a treat to the eyes. Really enjoyed the tips and tricks you shared too~
    I forget about the 'negative' (twofer) we create can be used as well! I sure enjoyed my visit here : ) Have a blessed day~ karen o

  23. Oh have mercy Tracey! This is the most splendid Christmas make I've seen all year! My heart is delighted to see your genius mixed media use of these pretty elements. I adore your greenery and the sleeps countdown idea! I may have to CASE that portion! My kids would go nuts. Hope you've having a lovely season my sweet friend. Hugs, Autumn

  24. Fantastic clipboard creation, those holly leaves look real and what a great idea using the negative of the die.
    Lovely to have you as a guest designer


  25. What a transformation! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

  26. Love your clipboard. The colors and texture are amazing. Great way to use that Paper Stash. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  27. This is just wonderful Tracey, so many gorgeous details. I know I have unloved papers in my stash, and this is a great way of using some up. I also love your chalk board and how you've got a twofer from your sentiments. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  28. There is very beautiful Christmas feel in your gorgeous clipboard creation, Tracey.
    Happy PPF weekend 💜

  29. Happy PPF Tracey! It was fun seeing all that was involved in making your beautiful Christmas Winter Wonderland :D)

  30. Beautiful artwork, you put all pieces together and the result is wow!

  31. Congratulations on your guest spot at TIOT - your festive clipboard is an absolute treat. Just love the texture on the clip and great use of the unloved papers. I love them now!
    Alison x

  32. Wow - this is just stunning! So many amazing details!!

  33. Awesome project and love the double sided sticky tip Have a great weekend :) x

  34. What a transformation of a simple clipboard. Beautiful background and the greenery looks gorgeous. I hope you create an all year round one or one for each season. Beautiful work, Tracey!


  35. Oh goodness, what very lovely work and so much detail to enjoy.

  36. Congratulations on your Guest DT spot at TIOT! They are certainly blessed to have you create for them! This is a genius and truly beautiful to count the days down to Christmas and to use your papers. I love that stencil work, grungy clip and fabulous greenery! Wow! This is a real stunning project! Merry Christmas!

  37. Painstaking and lovely art. Have a good weekend Tracey

    much love...

  38. Gorgeous mix of grungy with the holidays on your beautiful clipboard! Thanks for sharing it with us at SASPC! hugs, Maura

  39. I am back to give thanks to you for linking this up at A Vintage Journey! Merry Christmas!

  40. What an absolutely stunning piece! I loved seeing all of the components and how you put them together. There are so many layers of delicate lovely things and it came out beautifully. I like the traditional flair, yet it is so fresh and unique! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  41. Hello Tracey, what a beautiful clipboard! I love the rustic feel of it. Thank you so much for sharing your how-to and linking your gorgeous creation to Simply Neutrals! xx

  42. Congratulations on your guest post! And WOW and WOW!
    I just Adore what you did with that clipboard! And the way you have painted your holly leaves, they truly look life like Tracey!
    Big hugs,Jackie xx

  43. Congratulations on being one of our Pinworthy choices at A Vintage Journey with this stunning project Tracey! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  44. I see this is not your first win with us Tracey - Congratulations and let me know if you need another badge. Happy Holidays


  45. Oh, wow! You really have achieved some fantastic texture on your awesome project, Tracey! The clipboard has become a true beauty. So much detail to look at and dwell in! Thank you for joining in our challenge over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x


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