Monday 25 April 2022

Country Reflections (By Tracy Thompson)


 Hello again, I'm here with the last of my samples for March's shows,  above is my Rainbow creation, I love doing this.  So I started with a strip of card and taking ink pads (I used VersafineClair) in six colours I stamped the long image Country Reflections,  then embossed with embossing powder which gave the ink a richer colour,, I stamped a sentiment from Birthday words underneath.  I matted and Layered onto some black card which makes the colours pop.

I love making Notelet sets, because you get to showcase multiple stamps on one project, so I used the sets Country Reflections and Country Reflections Elements.  My front cover and the notelets were done by using a mask and gently inking inside a circle, and still using the mask stamping part of the strip stamp.  I stamped a different part of the stamp each time for different looks.

The pocket inside the folder was stamped using the elements stamps and gentle inking around the edge.  For the envelopes I put part of the circle on the corner and stamped an Elements stamp inside the inking.

Everything was layered onto black card, and the only coloured ink was a Distress Oxide, I kept to just one colour for this project to keep a subtle look.

Thank you for looking and see you next month here on the blog for some more new projects. 

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Saturday 16 April 2022

Reflections & Wings


I'm here again to share a couple more samples that were made for the shows in March for Chocolate Baroque, all the stamps were so good to use and I loved all the details.  So for my first I wanted to show The Phenomenal Butterfly Elements stamps, so I kept this one simple by using a small stamping block, adding ink then spraying with some water, then press down onto the card.  I did this in three different colours, then stamped an element over the top in black.   I added a sentiment that suited the Butterflies and Dragonfly from the set Birthday words.  Matted and Layered in a matching colour.  I said it was simple!

For my next creation I thought what would show off these fabulous trees from Out Of The Trees stamp, and yes of course a reflection, I love doing reflections.  So I started by creating the background putting in a little sunset/sunrise colour and just building up all the colours to get the right back drop.  You just do half the card as below for the other half you need to go a bit lighter for the water effect.  To do my reflections I use a Gel Plate, so stamp the main image first then stamp onto the gel plate and then place below the main image as a reflection.  Then adding some detail by grounding the stamp and just layer it up on a co-ordinating colour card.

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque's -  Out Of The Trees  The Phenomenal Butterfly Elements Birthday words
Colouring Medium - Distress Oxides, distress inks, Versafine Clair, 
Tools - Gel Plate, stamping block,

Thank you for looking and see you near the end of the month with a couple more creations.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Phenomenal Butterflies


Today I would like to share with you a couple of creations that were made Chocolate Baroque for March's shows on Create & Craft.  The first one above is using the fabulous stamp The Phenomenal Butterfly, which is a very large long stamp and beautiful to work with.  I started by creating a background with Distress oxides and layering on to my base card.  I then cut three squares and stamped a different part of the stamp on each square.  I then stamped the butterflies and dragonflies again, cut them out coloured them in the same colour inks as the background and covered them in clear embossing powder for a glossy finish.  I placed them over the original image on the squares, I stamped a sentiment from the set called Birthday Words on a strip of card and added to my card.

For my second creation I started by stamping the wall from the Out Of The Tees Elements, I stamped another on some masking paper and covered the original, with the masking paper over the wall I stamped the train in place then stamped that onto masking paper too.  Now that both my main elements were in place I started to create my scene.  Using Distress oxides I created a hill, I then used the trees along the hill line, then behind the wall.  for the foreground I stamped foliage from the Walk tall stamp set.  I removed my masking paper and coloured my main elements.

I will look forward to later in the month when I will share with you a couple more makes from these shows

Stamps - Chocolate Baroque's -  The Phenomenal Butterfly,  Birthday Words  Out Of The Tees Elements   Walk tall   
Colouring Medium - Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Embossing Powder, 

Happy crafting

Tracy x