Saturday, 9 October 2021

'And Now Your Watch Has Ended'


Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.

This week is our lovely Lorraine's turn to host and she would like to see 'Embellish It'

So I'll explain about this weeks make, it's not a morbid card, it is a very sentimental card to me.  It is for my Son's Birthday on the 24th October, he would have been 26 years old. We still celebrate his Birthday as if we would have if he was still here with us.  So he was really into Game Of Thrones, and loved crows which featured in the series too.  Every day we go to the cemetery and we always see Crows, we joke when there is a cheeky one that comes quite close to us, we say I bet that's our Scott.

So to create this I started with the background, using various sprays, particularly my new Distress Mica sprays from the Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I created an arch from a piece of card and used it as a stencil to ink around.  Then using a brick stencil I inked through it around the outside of the archway.  I stamped my main image the Crow and embossed him in clear embossing powder so he stood out a bit more.  Then in the arch I stamped in chipped Sapphire ink the Crafty Individuals Inky script.  I added some branches.  I die cut a wrought iron fence and added that after I rubbed it with a bit of gilding wax.  I also added gilding wax to the stone cross.  I took some plain white flowers and sprayed them with the same inks, and added a brad to the centre of each.  It's a real shame you can't see the mica on the picture, it looks fabulous.

I also stamped on the envelope to go with the card.

Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here are the prizes on offer:-

Crafty Ribbons a voucher for £10

And also we're giving away :-

Tim Holtz On the Edge Butterflight

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Through The Purple Haze - #185 - Anything Goes/Halloween
2. Crafty Creations - #426 - Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore - #92 - Anything Goes
4. Dream Factory - #96 - The Birds
5. River Of Creativity - #6 - Wildlife

Stamps - Crafty Individuals - CI-500 Gothic Crow, CI-436 Inky Script, Lavinia Hazel Tree, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, Distress Mica Stain, Dylusion Spray, Distress Oxide spray, Charcoal Pencils,
Tools - Stencil - Bee Crafty D'inkables, Iron Fence Die,  Embossing Powder, 
Embellishments - Gilding Wax, Brads, Flowers, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Tracy
Gr Karin

brenda said...

I rather suspected your creation was for Scott and from what I know of him he would have absolutely loved it. As I do and especially the lush blend of those mica sprays.

B x

Sarn said...

Wow - this card is so atmospheric. The creation of the arch by making your own template and stencilling brickwork is inspirational. Love all the other little details too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous creation Tracy, I'm GoT fan too;-))m

Pauline C said...

This is a stunning card Tracy … so much detail and a fabulous colour scheme. It looks perfect for the occasion in terms of what you have described and a very fitting tribute for your sons birthday.
Pauline x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is both magical and mystical and so very beautiful Tracy, I love the wonderful atmospheric scene a brilliant creation, Crows are also special to me I feel that they are such an intelligent species of bird ad I follow the Raven sights on Facebook which I visit daily
lorraine x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

An absolutely fabulous card and I'm sure that Scott would have loved it. A great combination of stamps and the colours are great perfect. Sending you a crafty hug x

Linby said...

This is just so atmospheric. It's a beautiful card for Scott and you've obviously put a lot of love into creating it in his memory.
Lynn x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Stunning card Tracy, really fabulous and full of pathos!! It seems just perfect to memory your son... Love the way you enhanced the details yo the scene with the gilding wax, the blended colours and the amazing flowers!

Ellibelle said...

A truly stunning card, Tracy, so meaningful and I am sure Scott would have loved it.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This has such an atmospheric feel, the colours in the mica spray background are gorgeous - a beautiful card.

brenda said...

Hi again Tracy, just saw you linked Scott's card to River of Creativity, it's perfect and lovely to see you join in.

B x

papierelle said...

A very personal and beautifully designed card. There are many small details to discover. Glad you joined us at the Dream Factory. Gundi

Wendy L said...

It is a wonderful card for Scott Tracy, I love Game of Thrones.

Zoechaos said...

As soon as I saw this Game of Throwns popped into my head your imagery is so evocative. I think it is also a wonderful way to celebrate you son and his all to short life. Crows are definitely Wildlife and spot on for our River of Creativity Challenge thank you for adding to the flow. x

HilaryJane said...

It's beautiful, I love it and I be Scott will too. Love the gilding wax detail, it really adds lustre and interest xx

Vee Cassidy said...

A gorgeous creation and so full of meaning. Vee xx

Rosmarie said...

My first thought when I saw your card was Game of Thrones because I am a big fan of that series. Then I read the story of your card. I think it's wonderful that you celebrate your son's birthday every year, and I'm sure he would love your beautiful creation! Thank you so much for participating in our Dream Factory Challenge! Rosi xx

Jackie C said...

So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TTPH

Art Angel said...

What an amazing make, perfect for Halloween and perfect for our wildlife theme! thank you for sharing with us at the River of Creativity challenge blog

Daga said...

Wow, I love your card! The crow is brilliant!

Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Rocky said...

This is a fab card and I'm sure Scott would have loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us at River Of Creativity.