Friday, 12 August 2011

I'm So Thrilled.....................

.............to have been chosen to be a member of the talented SSSS DT. I have been on cloud 9 since I received the email from Linda and I have still not come back down to earth. I really do get a buzz from participating in challenges so this is a dream for me and I hope that along the way I can INSPIRE you to CREATE.  I would like to thank SSS and the DT for making me so welcome, THANK YOU, I look forward to creating along side you all. I would also like to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Ellen who is also joining me as a new member.

Of course I had to enter this weeks challenge which is to SHOW A TIM HOLTZ TECHNIQUE so I decided to create a tag card as I am really enjoying making these at the moment, they are just the right size not too big!
I have coloured the background using one of Tim's techniques which you can find HERE, which is the challenge for Grungy Monday so I am entering this piece there too, however, I did do my edges a little differently and used Multi Medium Matt to create a resist.  I also decorated a separate piece in the same way and embossed with Tim's Snowflake Texture Fade and  added Clear Rock Candy Stickles to the snowflakes.  I have added a cut piece of packaging from one of Tim's dies to add over the top of my reindeer (Reindeer Flight die) and again I have embossed with the Snowflake Texture Fade.  I have added a little bell to the reindeer, something I saved from a Christmas chocolate decoration last year, I knew I would find a use for them LOL.  To complete the front I have added NOEL bottlecaps and a snowflake which has been coloured with silver Adirondack Paint Dabber.
Here you can see the tag folded card in more detail.  I have added a second reindeer to this side. Both reindeers have also had music paper added to their bodies, cut from an old hymn book. Again I have added recycled packaging to the reindeers body. WISH has been added using Wendy Vecchi's JUST WORD ART set which means I can also add this to the Sunday Stamper challenge which this week is to use WISH in your artwork. I have added two snowflakes using Marianne Creatables die to complete this side.
I have tried to take a close up shot so you can see the packaging I have used for the reindeer's body.
The inside of my tag card uses the Pine Tree die which I have cut from card and music paper and sponged the edges with DI tea dye and vintage photo. I have used the Snow Flurries on the edge die both the positive and negative pieces, no waste here!  The sentiment is from Outlines.  Believe is from the same Wendy Vecchi set.
I have also used an old text stamp which I think is Stampendous to one side of the tag.
Now this was difficult to photograph but if you look really closely you will see that I have added a reindeer, again from packaging to this side, it looks great IRL.
Must admit I have really enjoyed recycling some of Tim's packaging and it adds great dimension to your art.

Thanks for your kind comments on the SSSS blog and for all your warm welcomes, I appreciate them all.  Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x x




31 comments:

Suzanne C said...

WHOO HOO! Big Congrats! and well deserved! Yeah! Lovely tags. The detail is fantastic as always! Can't wait to see your first DT project!!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this sound is great Tracy.
Congratulations.

Your art is inspiring and absolutely beautiful. I love this.

Have a sunny weekend.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on being chosen :) Your tag folded card looks fabulous.

Sue said...

BIG CONGRATS!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wahoo... congrats Tracy, on your DT post over at Simon says !! Well deserved :) Will look forward to seeing all your DT projects.
..and your tag is fabulous too!

Jan x

Helen said...

We are in for some treats for sure! Congrats on your new DT appointment. This is so pretty.....

Gabrielle said...

Massive and heartfelt congrats! You'll be brilliant!

lynne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
It is always lovely to read someone's good news.
Very pretty and beautifully created.
Wishes
Lynne

hazel said...

Wonderfull news Tracy - congratulations.
Beautiful tag card.
xxx Hazel.

Candy C said...

Hi Tracy! I LOVE your card! It's just beautiful! Love the blue background and all of the beautifully detailed elements you have on it. Another example of your always incredible work. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Welcome aboard and can't wait to see your FIRST creation on THIS side of the blog! <3 Candy

Emma said...

Yippee!!! Congratulations Tracy and so well deserved. This piece show's exactly why they made the right choice in choosing you!!
Stunning work, as always!!
Have a great weekend.
Love Emma xx

Trish said...

Congratualtions, and a wonderful start! Beautiful piece of art!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, congratulations and certainly well deserved. Love this project so much work and so beautiful xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tag....congrats to you ;)
xoxo Sioux

TonyR said...

huge congrats on being chosen for the DT ... you really deserve it!!!!
Your work never fails to inspire me and makes me jump straight to my work table!! c,")
tonyR xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Fabulous project and congratulations on your DT appointment!!! :)) xx

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so cool! I was thrilled when I saw your name over at SSS. BIG congrats - it's well deserved! xoxo

Sam said...

Congratulations Tracy! Your work is stunning so you deserve it!
Loving this card/tag! So much detail.

Netty said...

Terrific project Tracy and huge congratulations....you are going to be one very busy lady. xxxxx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous project -- and major congratulations are in order!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

woohoo Tracy congrats on joing the SSS DT. Love your project and can't wait to see your creations for the team

Dragon said...

Woo Tracy what fabulous news and so well deserved!!! I look forward to yet more comments from you in the future challenges!! And this piece is just fantastic... so rich in colour... perhaps I really need those reindeer??
Frankie
xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Yay Congrats to you lovely news:0) Great tag Tracy, love all the details and colour, fab work, gay xxx

BrianK said...

Congrats on being chosen for SSS DT I can't wait to see what all you create. Great job on your tag card, looks awesome.

Gaby Bee said...

Great news! Congrats my friend, you really deserve it!!!

Have a lovely weekend!
Gaby xo

Barb Cady said...

Massive congratulations Tracy - you have certainly inspired me many times with the scrumptious things you do. I really love the tag card, beautiful! xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome news Tracy, I couldn't think of a better fit! WoooooooHoooooo , Gorgeous tag too.
hugs Lynn

************ said...

Congratulations Tracy
You will be in your element
Yes, I'd love to see the sunflower photos :)
Sue xx

PsyPenguin said...

Congratulations! Very deserving. This is such a fabuluous card. Love it xx

craftytrog said...

That's brilliant news Tracy! Congratulations!! I love your fabulous tag card! xx

Hels Sheridan said...

HUGE congrats Tracy, way to go!!! Loving this tag, tis stunning... saw all your arty pieces in the Stamp Attic yesterday, wow, the pics are good but the art is soooo much more gorgeousx