Thursday, 19 March 2020

TFJB ~ Guest Designer... *Little Things*

Hello creative Friends, 

What an honour it is again to be a Guest Designer 

Excited to learn that Jenny's theme was *Little things* 
being asked to create a small Vintage or Shabby Chic 
project my creative side was buzzing with ideas... 

Here's my *Little Things* creation and how it came to be.. 

Jenny was so right when she said even the littlest of things 
can mean the most. All crafter's know how hard it can be to 
throw away those tiny left over scraps from previous projects, 
odd buttons, beads and for me the tiniest strands of lace. 

Utilising a 4" x 3" frame I stamped and embossed an image 
taken from Stamperia's Art is the Journey stamp set then 
glued down those little saved scraps amidst the lace.

i'm always amazed how a coating of gesso 
calms those dark spaces and brings out the light...

Using the same stamperia image used upon the frame, I 
stamped card then heat resistant acetate embossing it 
with clear embossing powder, highlighting her features 
by carefully colouring with an alcohol marker.

see how her features pop when the acetate is laid on top.

A wash of skin coloured watercolour around the frame 
helps blend both frame and image together.

with a whisper of gilding wax to bring out the 
best of those little things.

Completed it gives us much more to look at 
than just a picture within a frame.

Thank you to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for having me 
what a pleasure it has been. Please pop on over HERE 
to see what *Little Things* the talented DT have created. 

Sending Creative wishes your way 
take care & stay safe everyone 

I look forward to spending some time with you all 
over the weekend to see what you've all been up to..
Tracey xx

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  1. What a FANTASTIC project Tracey, love it, soooooooooooo beautiful. Well done on creating such a beauty. Have a great day and stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  2. Very attractive. Well done!

  3. This frame is simply AMAZING! Wow .. I am impressed Tracey...absolutely gorgeous!!
    Stay safe abd creativ my talented friend!
    Big hugs,


  4. What a fabulous tiny frame, so packed with texture, such delicate ivory tones with that glamorous golden shimmer... a brilliant guest spot over at FJB. Stay safe and well.
    Alison x

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Tracey. So much creativity and skills.
    Wishing you stay well in this stresfull time ♥️

  6. Wonderful creation, great textures.

  7. Beautiful artwork!!!

  8. so beautifully thought out this creation!

  9. Many congratulations on being Guest Designer and wow, what a stunning make! I loved seeing how this all came together, the layers that you added to the frame look amazing and the lady looks so beautiful 😁. You always create such beauty - I love it! Thanks so much for joining our birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey and for joining us at Creative Artiste too! Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs, Jo x

  10. Wow!!!! Tracy this is magnificent. I love how you put all those little things together to create this wonderful piece of art. Congrats on being the guest designer. Be safe. N

  11. this is gorgeous Tracey!! I love this whole style-and one day I will try a frame like this;). Thanks for sharing and happy PPF!

  12. Wonderful, you've made great use of all those bits and bobs.

  13. Amazing texture and a fabulous 4 x 3 frame and image. I always so enjoy reading your step by steps x.Tons of inspiration too, thank you x. Congratulations on guesting x.

  14. This is so amazing!! Love the texture and your attention to detail! Inspirational piece!!

  15. Absolutely stunning Tracey! Xx

  16. How beautiful and inspiring, thank you!

  17. Wow ~ exquisite creation! ~ Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ^_^

    Keep calm and be well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. wow, I am amazed of how beautiful this one turned out to be. I really love it. This is simething I could never create I think. I don´t have that kind of imagination and seeing. Wonderful!

  19. Wow, I'm in awe, just gorgeous! Happy PPF too!

  20. Left over scraps... I do have tons of them! No matter how much I use them the mountain keeps growing! Such a good way to use them, this shabby chic frame is gorgeous and I love that Stamperia image.

  21. Tracey, TFJBB is truly blessed to have you create this masterpiece for your Guest Designer spot! Biggest congratulations and many thanks for your inspiration! this is even more incredible as we get to see how it came together. What a brilliant idea to heat emboss the acetate to bring that gorgeous image to life. And that is one gorgeous remake of a tiny frame. Bravo! Sending prayers for the health and safety of you and yours! Hugs!

  22. Congrats on your GDT spot and absolutely fabulous result,beautiful image and love all the little embellishment bits and bobs
    Carol x

  23. Wow gorgeous! Love the transformation

  24. This is so beautiful Tracey, I really don't know where you get your ideas from! I also have a mountain of leftover scraps, but they are never as pretty as yours. You also have a very light touch with the gilding wax - something I'm still working on lol. Hope you are keeping well, take care and stay safe, Sue xx

  25. wow Tracey this is just gorgeous, fabulously designed, creative and absolutely fabulous.xx

  26. What a great projects and perfect for our March "The eyes have it " over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining us xx

  27. Thank you for your lovely entry in our March 'The eyes have it' Challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie xx

  28. Tracey, that is SO beautiful and creative! It has a kind of "seashell" look to it, amazing! :)

  29. Gorgeous details! Love this, so glad you played along MARCH TIMI Challenge

  30. A wonderful project. Great texture on the frame and a fabulous technique with the acetate and face.
    Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  31. Beautiful, especially love the frame. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  32. I really love the rustic look, such a beautiful detailed frame!

  33. Hi Tracey x This is a fabulous collage and I love the decorative frame and stamping. Its so nice to have you hop on board at A Vintage Journey for our birthday celebration challenge.
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  34. Dearest Tracey,- seems I have abandoned blogging a little, lately, I`m sorry. I hope you are doing well under these strange circumstances we live under right now.
    I love your frame, and the beauty you places inside , it is fabulous , dear friend. And so good we have imagination in all this, to drag us a little away from terrible news . Take care , you and your family . Hugs from Dorthe xoxo

  35. This is a beautiful frame Tracey ...x
    Jane 🌴

  36. What a beautiful frame you created with your collage of ephemera and white gesso - the image you framed is lovely as is the sentiment! thanks for joining us in he A Vintage Journey challenge! xx


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