Friday, 28 January 2022

From Gold To Bold

I'm back with some more of my creations that I made for the shows on The Craft Store for Chocolate Baroque in December, we had so many stamps to work with and they were all very inspirational.  My first card I created using Ophelia, I did the background first with rich bold colours in Distress Oxides, which I carried over into the collar and the flowers in Ophelia's hair, the flowers were decoupaged and a pearl added to the centre of each one.  The sentiment I got from the stamp set also on the shows The Folk Art Garden..

Now to create this next one I kept it simple to get an elegant effect.  I stamped my image Song Thrush and coloured it with just a gold gel pen, which just left the matting and layering to do in gold and black card.  That's it, it really was an easy creation but I love the finished look.

Stamps -  Chocolate Baroque - Ophelia The Folk Art Garden.. Song Thrush
Colouring Mediums -  Distress Oxides, Faber-Castell pencils, 
Tools -  posca pen, Signo gel pen gold, 
Embellishments - peals, 

Thank you for popping by
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Teeny Weeny Meadow Arrangements


Hello again, I'm here to share with you some more creations made for the December's shows at The Craft Store for Chocolate Baroque.  
For the first one using Teeny Weeny Meadow stamp set, I created a circle of subtle colour as a base for the stamps.  I stamped different leaves/foliage stamps in different colours creating a Wreath.  I added red berries with a Gelly Glaze pen.  I stamped a sentiment from the Holly Script set, into the centre of the wreath.  Then I matted and layered in contrasting colours.

I thought a nice snowy, frosty scene for my second creation to show the stamps versatility and that they can be used foe all seasons.  So I started by stamping the house from Patchwork Landscape, and colouring it in blue tones, I then stamped the Teeny Weeny Meadow stamps in the foreground in blues and white embossing powder for that frosty and snowy effect. Using a hill mask I created some snowy hills, and with embossing powder I created snow on the house and trees.  I added glitter for some frosty sparkle to finish off.

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque - Teeny Weeny MeadowPatchwork LandscapeHolly Script
Colouring Mediums -  Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - embossing powder, Versafine Mark, Hill mask, 
Embellishments -  Gelly glaze pen, glitter, 

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Reflections & Meadows


Hello and Happy New Year, this is my first post for this year, and I'm bringing you some creations I did for the December's shows at The Craft Store for Chocolate Baroque.  We had some fabulous stamps to work with as you can see.  My first is using the stamp The Folk Art Garden, it is a very big and detailed stamp and fantastic to colour.  After I had stamped the image I coloured with Distress Inks, keeping the tones in Vintage shades.  I then stamped the image again, only colouring the butterflies and flowers.  I fussy cut them and decoupaged on to my image, I inked around the edge with Distress ink and then layered onto contrasting card.

For my second creation I used the Teeny Weeny Meadow stamps,  so I started this one by putting some colour down on to my card with Distress inks in blues, greens and browns.  I stamped my trees in Versafine Clair and as I did the main image I did the reflective image using a Gel Plate.  I mixed and blended my colours for the trees to give some dimension.  It just needed to be matted on some dark green card and it was done.

Stamps -  
Teeny Weeny MeadowThe Folk Art Garden

Colouring Medium - Distress Oxide inks, Versafine Clair, Distress inks, 
Tools -  Gel Plate, 


I will be back around the middle of the month to share some more of my creations from the shows.
Thank you for popping by
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Revamp A Planner Lavinia Style

 Hello lovely people,  I made several Diaries and Notebooks for Christmas pressies for family members and thought I would share one of my creations with you!  This is a Planner/Diary my sister asked me to make for her.  She had quite a  brief such as locked in sparkle so it didn't shed in her bag, a colour palette of her preferred colours, a pocket in the back and a matching back cover.  She did provide me with the planner she wanted altering, so there is photo's below of what I did.

So using the planner below, as you can see I painted the spine in metallic Acrylic paint before covering the front and back cover.

I started by doing some backgrounds using sprays (see recipe below for a full list of products), I made sure the front and back covers matched with the same colours.  So then doing the front I created a moon using some Gesso, I stamped my main images in Versafine Clair ink, once they were in place I started adding the hills by using a mask and the foliage and trees.  Once my scene was set I added highlights and then lots of sparkle.  The back cover was created pretty much the same way.  To seal in the glitters I sprayed each one in Crafters Companions Spray and Shine.  Here's the back cover:-

I hope you all have a nice relaxing day, I've got to get my son ready to go back to school tomorrow, starting with a haircut.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
1. Simon says Stamp Monday challenge - Something New - (new Distress Mica Sprays, Lavinia stamps)
2. We Love 2 Create - #1 - Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft - #1 - Anything Goes
4. The Fairy & The Unicorn -  # January - Anything Goes

Stamps - Lavinia - mini maple leaf, tree branch, bluebells, fairy bugs, mini berry, meadow mushroom, Jaylar, toadstool, fairy fir tree, thistle, bramble, skeleton tree scene, silhouette foliage set, meadow grass, star blossom, Aurora,
Colouring Medium - Cadence metallic paint, Dylusions sprays, Distress mica sprays, Versafine Clair, posca pens, gesso, Distress oxide sprays, 
Tools -  signo gel pens, sakura glaze pen, Lavinia hill and moon masks, Crafters Companion spray & shine, 
Embellishments - Lavinia Eco glitter, glamour dust,  

Thanks for popping by.
Happy crafting
Tracy x