Friday 2 October 2020

Creative Artiste *October* Mixed Media Challenge* #65

 Hello Creative Friends, 

It's October Challenge time @ Creative Artiste 
where each month Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

If YOU love working with a mixture of mediums 
come share your creativity with the team and join 

This month I have created A House for all Seasons..

Here's what I got up to with wood, stamps, stencils, 
pastes, die cuts and wire to name but a few...

Using two pieces of wood left over from a recent garden project, 
I used an image from AALL & Create's Shuttered Window's stamped 
onto rice paper ready to position exactly where I wanted.

Adhered to the wooden base I coloured and painted the image 
adding liner pen and glossy accents to bring out areas of detail. 

The back displays paste pushed through Tim Holtz Ironwork and 
Bricked stencils, painted with distress paint, all wrapped gently with 
wire ready for dressing with die cuts of ivy from the StudioLight range.

Adding texture paste to the roof painting in all those finer details 
I lost myself in a creative afternoon with this piece, so I will leave
you with views from all sides and let the pictures tell it's story. 

I love how the twisted wire and roving ivy envelops these sides still 
allowing the texture of Tim Holtz Iron work stencil to peep through.

Words taken from Tim Holtz tiny text stamp set is a 
reflective message to cherish every moment...

Shutters stamped separately I was delighted to discover each one 
was a mirror image of the other enabling me to stamp both sides. 

Attached either side of the arched window it gives a private yet 
homely feel with it's evergreen ivy, timeless whatever the season.

Now it's your turn to create and share 
your mixed media creations @ 

and please check out what the 
Design Team have created this October. 

Look forward to seeing your creative creations.

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx 

Sharing today's creativity with: 


Andree said...

A delightful little house Tracey! So many gorgeous details and textures and what a wonderful way to use that fabulous stamp.
I actually have some similar wood off cuts I've been hoarding and now I'm inspired to used them, thank you xx

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful house. Houses are one of my favourite subjects for altered art. So many beautiful details in your work. Love it!! Love it!! Have a creative week and keep save. Your fellow crafter. Judy

Valerie-Jael said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW! Trace, this is absolutely fabulous, what a well though out and beautiful project you have created! So many gorgeous details. And all made from some old bits of wood and our wonderful fantasy. Fantastic! Have a great weekend, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

Lys said...

What an inspiring idea! Your house is beautiful and I love the colours you chose.

My name is Erika. said...

I love your house for all seasons Tracey. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I love the idea of not wasting blocks of wood. Look what you ended up with from scrap wood. And using cloth, modeling paste and all the other bits and pieces. You could make a whole village and have a beautiful collection! Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Elkes Lebensglück said...

*wow* if you would see my face now, i would be amazed at your wonderful work with this beautiful handcrafted house!
It's done so fascinating !!!!!
I wish you a beautiful weekend,hug, Elke

Rain said...

Tracey it's beautiful! What lovely work you do! Thanks for sharing your process too! What fun! :)

Redanne said...

It is so hard to believe that this started off as a block of wood... you have transformed it so beautifully into this gorgeous house. I love that window - who knew it was mirror image! The textures you created are just superb and I just adore the ivy. An altogether fabulous project, it really shows how much love you put into it.

Hope you are keeping safe and well. Hugs, Anne xxx

craftytrog said...

Wow! This is an amazing transformation Tracey! Fabulous project!
Alison xx

Sandra Wright. said... cool is your house.I adore it, so much to see, certainly a beautiful piece of art...xx

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Tracey and I bet it's so much more beautiful IRL. So much texture and all the attention given to the details makes it a fascinating piece, full of interest and yet with a warm of homeliness and peace. I love it.
Cath x

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Brilliant. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette DT

Loose Stitches said...

Oh My Tracey, WOW, your house is such a gorgeous creation! I love all the fabulous details! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Art World. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Words and Pictures said...

That's utterly fabulous, Tracey - the textures, the details... and I'm always a sucker for little houses anyway... I love it!
Alison x

Sue said...

Oh Tracey this is absolutely wonderful. The way you've combined the stencilling with the wood is amazing, and that liner pen really makes the window pop! Take care and have a very happy week whatever you are doing, Sue xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a fabulous little house, just the kind we like to come across when we are out walking! Hugs, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning make! I loved seeing how it came together and everytime I look I see another amazing detail - so beautiful 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and sending you happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Arlene said...

WOW, I love all the details - the meticulous attention to detail make this so beautiful. Lexulous

Dorthe said...

This is the most gorgeous , wonderful, cozy little house , dear Tracey, what a wonderful work you have done . I love the ivy, and your walls , and the window, oh so beautifully created is, every little wonderful detail. You must have had lots of fun- I would never think this had started with a wooden block.
Sending warm hugs your way,- I hope all is well, and also hope my little will soon be with you . xoxoxoxo

Ina G said...

Wow Tracey. Such detail and an amazing piece. Looks sensational.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning, beautiful designed card and lovely colours used here.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.{My Blog}

~ Annie DT
SORRY not been around much, real life, you know...xx

Трофимова Наталья said...

Amazing project! Thank you for playing with Mixed Media Place!

Helen said...

A great project and photos - thanks for sharing it with us at Love to Craft.

Helen x