Friday, 19 June 2015

Guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey

I was delighted to receive an email from Brenda asking if I would like to be a Guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey, The theme this time around is 'Celebrations' hosted by Sandy who describes the challenge as follows:-

Share your celebrations with us. It can be the end of the school year, a birthday, Father's Day, A Wedding or a special Anniversary. Use any of Tim's products or techniques.

I was inspired by Tim Holtz tag for June which you can find HERE. I use this technique with the stencil many times and I love the look and I particularly liked the green this month.
I decided to create a canvas this time around for a family birthday celebration, inspired by my garden along with Tim's June tag.
This is how the canvas looked without any decoration, I love the colours.The only difference from Tim's June tag is that I used Distress Spray Stain in Antique Linen in the backdrop as I just wanted a subtle touch of colour.
I love layers in my designs along with texture so I added a further layer to my background using the Dot Fade Layering Stencil along with Texture Paste.
I adore that subtle layer of texture to the design, so tactile!
To add definition to the edges I applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Once I was happy with the background I then set about creating the decorative elements, beginning with two feathers cut from white card using the Feather Duo Die, coloured with Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, applied to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and then picking up the beads of ink with the feather die cuts. I then dried with a heat tool and then spritzed with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain.
I love this bird which I die cut from mountboard using Tim Holtz Bird Silhouette Bigz Die, also cutting the top layer from the Wildflower Paper Stash. I then added touches of red using Fired Brick Distress Ink through the Dot Fade Layering Stencil and stamped 'Special Delivery' using the Correspondence stamp set and Vermillion Archival Ink. I then applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges of the bird to hide all the white edges.
To embellish I added a Collage Key coloured with Alcohol Inks Rust and Ginger.
To add a few more touches of red, I applied Fired Brick Distress Paint to a non-stick craft sheet, dipped a wet paintbrush into the paint and flicked the paint onto the background.
The subtle splatters pop against the green backdrop. I also die cut three hearts from mountboard using the Heartfelt Bigz Die, coloured with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
From this picture you can see all the wonderful layers to my design.
I also included a couple of Remnant Rubs to add further interest.
I love how the subtle colour in the backdrop is still visible through the stencilling and splatters.
I addede the key to the bottom of my canvas along with some Burlap for a natural touch to the design and to add further texture.
I also included a ring of rusty wire, another element to add texture and dimension to my piece.

A Vintage Journey is a monthly challenge which is sponsored by Country View Crafts and there is a fabulous £20 gift voucher for one randomly drawn winner. Good Luck.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x




25 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Such a beautiful canvas!!! I love all the details!!! Congratulations!!!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracy, you have worked your magic again and produced the most gorgeous canvas!! I love the mix of colours in the background, your layering is always superb and the bird (just got it!!), the feathers, the hearts and the splatting (oh yes, the rusty wire too) are just wonderful.... I love this... and thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us too. Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another incredible project Tracy! You never fail to teach me something new every time I visit! There are so many wonderful details here to admire...that little magnifying glass is a wonder all on it's own!! A big congratulations on your Creative Guide spot, it was a real treat to see you there and to learn more about you. have a great weekend, hugs :)

Joi at RR said...

This just totally makes me HAPPY Tracy. Sooooo SWEET and FREE and FUN. What FABULOUS textures and embellishments. It all just comes together so PERFECTLY but my fav part is definitely your bright plaid background! Thanks bunches for sharing... I'm still smiling - just love it. j.

ßeulah ßee said...

What a perfect mix of soft colors and whimsy. Very inspiring!

Sandra said...

Wow, Tracy! This mini burlap panel is so cool! Love the combo of green with red! Hugs, Sandra

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Boy, Tracy! Another fantastic interpretation of Tim's tag! I love this canvas!! I get such a Summery feel from it :) :) This looks like a winner to me!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

A completely stunning canvas, Tracy - fabulous to have you with us at AVJ - and what a treat you offered up. The bird, the polka dots, the colours, the whole thing works brilliantly.
Alison xx

Marci said...

Beautiful layering!

Marci said...

Beautiful layering!

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is fab, love the wire and all those gorgeous layers x

Chary Deiling said...

Wow Tracy this is so pretty!!

A Pink said...

Congrats on being invited to be a Guest Creative designer Tracy - A lovely canvas inspired by Tims Tag for June . LOve the subtle texture n the touches of red you have run throughout .
x

barbarayaya62 said...

Congrats Tracy! You are a wonderful Guest Creative Designer! this canvas is full of details, and all incredible! Great work! Barbarayaya

Carol said...

Lovely take on Tim's June tag and congrats on being a winner this month.

Carol. xx

Buttons said...

Yay! You're a winner! SO pleased for you Tracy. It's well deserved. Jenny x

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your win on Tim's Tags Tracy - woohoo!! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous take on Tim's tag, and I'm so happy for you! A very well deserved win! I love your background! Awesome project all together!

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful Tracy!!!! What an incredible card. Love the added stencil paste. The bird enclosed in the wire wreath ... such a fantastic vintage feel. The bright pops of red make this are such a great touch. Congrats on your win over on Tim's blog. Fantastic take on his June tag!!!! LOVE it!!! Pinned :) -- Mary Elizabeth

Candy C said...

Beautiful tag, Tracy! Congrats on being selected as a winner on Tim's tags! So happy for you and well deserved!!

Deborah Fleming said...

I completely love this take on Tim's tag. Congratulations on your win. This is gorgeous. I love all the little details!

Michelle Webb said...

I love your take on the tag Tracy, the background is amazing, all those interesting layers. And I'm all about the layers, great inspiration as always Tracy. Michelle xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on your win so well deserved, love this interpretation xxx

Kimberly Cobb said...

Beautiful canvas and a great take on Tim's June tag. Congratulations on your win!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful canvas, sorry I missed your post at AVJ. Congratulations on your Tim tag win for June, very well deserved!