Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Lucky Is A State Of Mind!

The start of a new month sees the start of a new challenge with Eileen Hull's Art With Heart Challenge and this month our theme "Go Green"; you could tie this in with St. Patrick's Day, create a fun up cycling project, or an outdoor vintage travel theme, however the challenge inspires you we would love to see where creativity takes you.
I decided to decorate a mini book/travel journal; one of Eileen's new releases from CHA 2015 which will be available soon; this little book is fast becoming one of my favourite dies. I decorated the book with Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs Distress Paints and I stitched the front and back cover to the spine, I love adding stitching to my artwork.
I used Tim Holtz Heartfelt Die to create the three leaf clover, adding three layers to each piece and then sewing into place, bending each heart to add dimension and I also included a heart charm for added interrest along with some rusty wire.
LUCK has been added to the front cover cut with Tim Holtz Wordplay die from mountboard and then coloured with Potting Soil Archival Ink and sprinkled with Tree Branch embossing powder. I love the aged look this gives to the letters.
Eileen's die comes with the front and back cover, spine and the pages, its fantastic and gives so many possibilities for decorating. The inside pages were also coloured with Distress Paints and I also stitched my mop up kitchen towel to the inside of the cover along with smaller hearts. I also included the fabulous sentiment from Tim Holtz Handwritten thoughts stamp set. I also included random stitching to add further interest.
I have added random stitching to each of the pages along with die cut hearts.
I added natural twine to bind the pages together, I love the mix of natural twine and the Distress Paints.

I would also like to enter this piece into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which this time around is "Just A Hint Of Clover". Simon Says Stamp is also offering a fabulous $50 prize.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x

14 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fantastic Tracy! I never thought I would enjoy a St Patrick's Day card, but you have really made an inspiring one! Just wonderful how you used the hearts to create the clover!! Brilliant!! hugs :)

massofhair said...

Might just have to add Eileen's new die onto my wish list as it is fantastic.

Loving your shades of green, especially the sewing onto your pages. B☆E☆A☆U☆T☆I☆F☆U☆L project Tracy :-) xxx

Cheryl said...

Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it--the design, die cuts, paint, twine. It all comes together perfectly!

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Tracy, I love the green tones (even though I don't like green), they look so fresh and Springlike and your Shamrock is fabulous. I spent yesterday making Shamrocks, will have to think of something new now!! Love this make so much... Hugs, Anne xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Tracy. Every detail looks perfect too. Hugs Rita xxx

Pammejo said...

Fabulous Mini Tracy....love love love.

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is fab! and that die is on my wish list...love your design and the greens x

Anita Houston said...

A new favorite if that is possible! PINNING!

Samra Leshinski said...

What an amazing card, I am simply blown away by your creativity! I am your new follower :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Tracy, this is such a gorgeous creation! Love all the beautiful details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic Tracy! Gorgeous art!

Julie Cassidy said...

Wow I just think this is amazing xxxx

butterfly said...

What a glorious mini... more of that lovely enamelld lettering, fabulous stitching details, and I love those layered heart leaves on your shamrock - amazing work as always, Tracy!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

A brilliantly creative way to create a shamrock with the stitched hearts. LOVE the colours. Jenny x