Friday, 4 December 2020

Creative Artiste Challenge #67 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

 Hello Creative Friends 

our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes* 

For my December DT creation i'm sharing a mixed media card.

Here's how it all came to be.. 

Using the Rustic Lantern Bigz die from Tim Holtz 
I cut out the image from calico covered mount board.

Liner pen and a tickle of texture paste adds 
depth and dimension to the rustic lantern's frame. 

Painted with silver and black ink the inner globe is 
blended with vintage distress ink heat embossed using 
clear embossing powder to simulate it's shielding glass. 

A fashioned wire handle is attached to the frame

Bigz Tattered Poinsettia's are die cut and painted, teasing the leaves 
before gluing together adding those final dimensional central flowers.

A mini replica of an original once belonging to my late 
Father in Law, it helped guide his way down the mines as a boy. 

Created for my Mother in Law as a Christmas card 
I hope it shines a brighter light as 2021 approaches..

I look forward to seeing your 

Stay safe everyone 
Creative wishes 
Tracey xx

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  1. Absolutely fabulous! Sorry, very quick comments just now! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, that's one stunning card! I loved seeing how it all came together and the vintage look is fabulous, it looks just like the real lamp on your photo - amazing 😁. The poinsettia finishes it so beautifully too, I love it! Thanks for the mixed media inspiration and wishing you a Happy Friday and weekend! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  3. This is amazing Tracey. You've created a wonderfully authentic looking lantern. Great textures and a pretty poinsettia xx

  4. This is drop dead gorgeous, Tracey. Not only did you create an impressive lantern, you created a beautiful vignette around it. Simply stunning, dear.

  5. Oh rats! I love your lantern, but it’s a Bigz die and the only one I can’t use in my machine. Your card is fabulous, I wonder if I could find a drawing and make it another way. I love the vintage look of it.

  6. I do share your wish for 2021! This is such a thoughtful (and beautiful) card for your MIL and it looks amazing next to the real lamp. You make me wish I had bought this die now, it is one of the few I don't own. The handle gives the lamp such realism and the poinsettia is gorgeous. A gorgeous card.

    Stay safe and well my friend. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Fabulous card Tracey. I first thought it was a small actual lantern. It is a really cool idea! Hugs-Erika

  8. Thanks for visiting, my days are just flying by. I really love your Lantern card I've not seen that die as yet. My grandpa and dad had one ready to use all winter while I was growing up. Your splash of snow is great ! I do have the poinsettia and it's a good winter standby. Your mother in law will love this. And I do hope 2021 is much brighter. It's been a crazy 2020 Stay Safe

  9. Tracey!!! This is truly the most stunning card I have seen. You could sell this in stores. Just gorgeous.

  10. It's a wow as always from me Tracey! You can't beat a poinsettia or a lantern for Christmas and yours is beautifully done! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy December, Sue x

  11. An amazing lamp, with textures and a fantastic poinsettia: gorgeous!

  12. What a stunner and so realistic. I loved reading your post and thank you for the fabulous inspiration Tracey x. What wonderful memories of the lamp and the mines and your Mother In Law will cherish it x. Let's hope there's tons of brighter light in 2021 Tracey x.

  13. So gorgeous what a fabulous design, colour and full of cuteness. xx

  14. Oh my goodness Tracey, that is a gorgeous creation, I love it! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  15. Wow! That's a gorgeous card Tracey! Fantastic effects!
    Alison xx

  16. Thank you for sharing your fabulous work of creativity over with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.{My Blog}

    ~ Annie DT

  17. This is one stunning piece of work, Tracey. The way you have got that slightly corroded metal texture of the lantern. It was hard to see where the lantern you have made ended and the "real life" bits of the picture began - you made a beautiful still life assemblage with all the bits and pieces. Just gorgeous.

    Shoshi x

  18. Wow that Lantern looks stunning, Tracey! Looks a lot like the real thing, actually and makes a unique card for your MIL!

  19. Tracey,this is gorgeous! I love everything about it! :)

  20. Tracy, beautiful design. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

  21. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges. Beautiful weather-beaten lantern with great depth in the dimension. Love the twisted handle. Good setup with the card and the large lantern. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Susan

  22. Stunning Christmas piece. Would love to have t hanging in my home. Have a very special Christmas and I look forward to creating with you in 2021. Judy

  23. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  24. Gorgeous creation Tracey Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry xx

  25. Gorgeous card, so unique! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy December, Evelyn xx


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