Friday, 29 July 2016

Tag Friday - A Vintage Journey

This is the fifth Friday of July which means that over at  A Vintage Journey we have a Tag Friday post for you.
My tag began life from a mop up background from a previous project where I was using Distress Paints and the paint that was left over I mopped up onto a separate scrap piece of card. I die cut a tag from the coloured background using Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die.
I applied Black Soot Distress Paint to the mini number layering stencil and then spritzed with water. The stencil was then placed face down onto the background and dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel. I then removed the stencil and dried with a heat tool.
I stamped the winged girl from the Winged Things stamp set onto a second mop up background and then cut her out and added her to my tag.
I added dimension to her wings with a second stamping and added a 'love' tag which I die cut from a background piece of card using Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die and then stamped the wording love onto the tag. I also applied Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the tag. For further interest I also added random Remnant Rubs to the background, along with delicate splatters of white paint along with scratchy paint lines using an old credit card.
I decided to add my tag to a card which can then be used for a birthday and I repeated some of the techniques onto the background.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Bottle Cap Fun

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost and today I am showcasing the Bottle Caps Background stamp along with the Paperboy stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I began with a piece of white card 4" x 6" which I coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add an aged grungy feel to the background.
I stamped the Paperboy image onto the inked backdrop, created a mask of the boy and then I inked the Bottle Caps Background stamp with Black Archival Ink and stamped onto the background over the Paperboy image and then removed the mask so that the Bottle Caps appear behind the Paperboy. I added a spotlight to the boy, adding an old vintage pocket watch rim around the image. To highlight the boy further I drew around the image with a Stabilo All pencil and then smudged with a waterbrush. I added Live, Laugh, Play to the rim using The Golf Club stamp set, colouring the edges of each word with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
I added splatters of Fired Brick Distress Paint to the background and also included an old bottle cap for added dimension. Scratchy paint lines ground my Paperboy image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x




Monday, 25 July 2016

A Vintage Journey - Destination Inspiration - Terminal 4

Morning everyone, thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have a "Destination Inspiration" post to share over at A Vintage Journey.
To see the full project and step by steps simply click HERE and you will be magically transported.

Hope you enjoy the step by steps. Tracy x x

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Girl With Attitude!

I have been creating once again with Trish Latimer's WhimsyGirl Three, one of Trish's newly released stamps, which you can find HERE.
I opted for a vibrant colour palette this time around, just to show that you can use the image in many different ways from mixed media (my first piece which you can find HERE), rusty (as in my last piece which you can find HERE) and bright and colourful which I have used on this occasion.
I applied Grunge Paste over the Stripes Layering Stencil and then added colour with Distress Paints and then spritzed with water to blend the colours as I went along.
She has a lovely stripey dress and I added a further layer of interest by adding Distress Crayons over the circle stencil. I also applied Distress Crayons over the stripes to make some of the colours pop a little more. She is also holding a little wooden bird which I coloured with Distress Ink.
I added splatters of white paint and added some white markings with a pen to add contrast. I added Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges of her dress for definition.
I coloured her face and hair with pencils and added touches of black along with circles drawn around the image to act as a spotlight. I included Chitchat stickers for further interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy xx


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Be You, Bravely!

I have been creating once again with Trish Latimer's WhimsyGirl Three, one of Trish's newly released stamps, which you can find HERE.
 I opted to give Trish's WhimsyGirl the rusty treatment today.
I used Finnabair's Prima Rust Pastes to add the texture and rust effect to my card.
She is holding a rusty star and I have added delicate splatters of paint as a contrast and also included very light highlights with Treasure Gold.
I applied Grunge Paste over the Stars Layering Stencil to add texture and interest to the backdrop along with some cotton fibres.
added a Chitchat sticker and coloured her face with coloured pencils and added a piece of natural twine for added texture and interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Dreamer!

Today I have been creating with Trish Latimer's WhimsyGirl Three, one of Trish's newly released stamps, which you can find HERE.
I opted to use Trish's stamp in conjunction with PaperArtsy Infusions to give her a mixed media feel.
I applied Grunge Paste through one of Tim Holtz number stencils and then added the Infusions to colour; layering the colour bit by bit until I was happy with the depth.
I applied Grunge Paste through Tim Holtz Stars Layering Stencil onto her dress and again coloured with Infusions. I added two layers to her dress for added dimension. She is also holding a small wooden star to echo the stars on her dress.
I added white highlights with a white pen and added splatters of white paint to add contrast to the design.
I also added a circle of white paint using an old lid along with a touch of shading around the edge of the Whimsy Girl using Pumice Stone Distress Marker. The circle of paint acts as a spotlight to the image. I added a touch of colour to her face and hair with pencil crayons.

Thanks Trish for the opportunity to use one of your fabulous stamps.

Tracy
xxx


Live, Laugh, Play

Today I am showcasing The Golf Club stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I have opted for a vintage more muted colour palette this time around for The Golf Club imagery. I begann with a piece of kraft card which I coloured lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a piece of recycled packaging, spritzing with water and then smooshing the ink across the backdrop and then drying with a heat tool. I distressed the edges of the card with scissors and then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age further.
I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to Tim Holtz Striped Stencil; simply swiping the inkpad directly over the stencil and then spritzed with water and placed the inked stencil onto the background, dabbing with a piece of kitchen towel and I then removed the stencil and dried with a heat tool. I also included a touch of background stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set and Black Archival Ink.
I stamped the lady golfer onto a piece of white card which I had coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, cut out the image and then added to the card front. I applied white paint to a lid and then stamped the circle around the golfer to add a spotlight. I also added some torn pieces from the top of my watercolour pad, again coloured lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age. I then added these below the golfer to ground the image. I also included text and the sentiment from The Golf Club stamp set again aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Delicate splatters of white paint lift the design.
I also stamped the lady golfer onto the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x