Sunday, 21 January 2018

Be Brave

Welcome, today I have a post just for fun, no other reason than just enjoying the process of creating. If you are looking for my blog GIVEAWAY you can find that HERE.
I added an old vintage book cover to a canvas panel which has been painted with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics Turquoise and Elephant. I painted with one layer of Turquoise and then whilst the paint was still wet I added a few strokes of the Elephant to add two layers of colour to the background. I left the book cover as was as I loved the torn edges and vintage feel to it.
I added a clay face, which I broke in half and then coloured with touches of the Elephant Heavy Body Acrylic. I dried the paint a little and then wiped away most of the paint leaving only touches of colour in the crevices and cracks.
I also included some torn vintage French Book pages and added a touch of stencilling to the background.
A few rusty elements have been included along with some rusty tin wire, I love using rusty wire in my projects. I also included a Be Brave Quote Chip for added interest, adding a touch of paint to the edges of the quote.
A few cotton threads for added texture along with some cheesecloth fabric.
I added my clay face to a paintbrush which I broke to fit the size of my vintage book cover and I then covered the brush with Texture Paste and then painted with Heavy Body Acrylics. I highlighted some of the texture with touches of wax.
I really enjoyed creating this, taking the time to just enjoy the process of creating just for fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

Friday, 19 January 2018

Happy New Year & Giveaway

Hi and welcome to my first blog post for AALLandCreate for 2018. Today I have a card using stamps from AALLandCreate. All stamps and stencils are available from THE BOUTIQUE.

I also have a little giveaway at the end of this post to say THANK YOU for all your support during the past twelve months.
The cute monster I have used in this accordion is designed by Olga and you can find the stamp set HERE.
My background on my accordion is created using Infusions and I could not resist but to add some googly eyes to one of my monsters.
I also added touches of white using a Posca Paint Pen to lift the background a little and my monsters have also been stamped onto an Infusions background.
I have added a touch of black ink around the edges and added the sentiments from the same stamp set.
I have also added a touch of background stamping using Bipasha's background stamp which you can find HERE.
These monsters are great fun to use and add a reall whimsical feel to your designs.

As a huge THANK YOU for all your support over the past year during my journey with AALLandCreate, I have a little giveaway for you.

One randomly drawn winner from this blog post will win this stamp set. I will draw the winner next Friday 26th January.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Choose To Shine

Hi and welcome to my first post for 2018. Today I am showcasing Eileen Hull's Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Scoreboards XL Die.
I opted to use the frame element this time around. This die is so versatile and has so many options. If you would like to see my previous post using this die and a completely different look, you can see that HERE.
I die cut the frame element from mountboard and from black card. The mountboard gives extra dimension to my design. I embossed the black card with Eileen's Daisy Wreath Textured Impressions Folder. I then highlighted all the fabulous embossing with wax and dry brushed with gold paint to highlight further.
I die cut the flowers from black card using Eileen's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits Die, applying wax to the edges of the flower and I also included a gold bead to the centre of each.
I also included the floral arch piece die cut using Eileen's Floral Arch and Words Thinlits Die, die cut from white card and painted with gold paint.
I added some faux stitching around the aperture and around the outside edge of the card. I added a clay face to the centre of my aperture and a smaller face behind my flowers. Both faces were painted with black paint and then highlights added with wax.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my first post for 2018.

Tracy
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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Merry and Bright

Hi all and welcome. Today is my last post before Christmas. I wanted to stop by and wish you all a wonderful peaceful Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018. Thank you all for your wonderful support over the last twelve months. Hope you all have a wonderful creative 2018.

Today I have a seasonal post for you using Eileen Hull's ScoreBoards XL Die Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame.
I began by die cutting each piece from mountboard and then covering each piece with a thin layer of Texture Paste.
These are my die cut pieces assembled. I also had the oval piece from the aperture which I added to the inside of my shadow box element.
Once the Texture Paste was dry I then painted all my die cut elements with Antique Linen Distress Paint and whilst the paint was still wet I added touches of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, dried the paint a little and then rubbed some of the paint away with a damp baby wipe. The inside of my shadow box element I added a Tim Holtz Trohpy Antlers piece along with some foliage die cut using Tim's Festive Greens.
This picture showcases the wonderful dimension from the die cut pieces. I love this die.
I added a quote chip to the inside of my shadow box and added some highlights of red with red paint added to the berries on my Festive Greens and some red cotton thread.
The stags head was painted with gold paint and I added a few highlights with Prima Wax. I also included lots of sparkle with Distress Dry Glitter.
My flower has been die cut using Eileen's Stitchy Flower and Leaf die. I painted the flower with red paint and added touches of gold around the edges of the petals.
I blended Ground Espresso Distress Ink around all the edges and added more Festive Greens foliage behind my flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

AALLandCreate New Release

I can't quite believe I am being let loose on Hochanda once again on Saturday 16th December at 8am and 2pm. Hope you can join me. I don't think I have ever crafted quite so early, well not without my pyjamas on anyway!
Here is one of my samples that will be on the show and was also shown on last months show so I thought I would showcase this design today.
I also decorated the inside of my cards. Both panels were brayered with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, adding light layers until I was happy with the depth of colour.
Once I had brayered my paints I then added a further layer with Black Soot Distress Ink, applying the ink directly to the stencil, spritzing with water and then placing the stencil, ink side down onto my background. You can find the stencil HERE.
I added the DREAM sentiment from my set of stamps which you can find HERE.
I die cut two circles from white card and then brayered a touch of colour onto each circle and then applied Black Ink around the edges of each circle for definition. I then stamped the eye stamp with Black Archival Ink. The eye stamp will be back in stock very soon but is available from some of our stockists if you check our website HERE.
I also added some Tissue Tape and delicate stamping in the background along with some delicate black splatters of paint. The stamping in the background is using this stamp HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

AALLandCreate New Release

Hi and welcome today I have a further sample for you using the wonderful AALLandCreate new release.

I opted to combine the AALLandCreate stamps with one of my favourite dies the ScoreBoard XL Passport die. I applied Texture Paste over the AALLandCreate Stencil which you can find HERE.

Once the Paste was completely dry I then applied Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic paint over the top.
I machine stitched my front and back covers and added stamped pages inside. I also repeated the stencilling on the back of the cover. To highlight the wonderful texture further I applied DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush over the top of the raised areas.
I applied Texture Paste to a wooden frame, applying the Paste with a Palette knife randomly and applying using a dabbing motion to give more Texture to the Paste. Once the Paste was dry I then added a coat of Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and added Metallic Lustre over the top.  I also added a gold trim around the edges of the frame to give a further opulent feel to the piece.

I coloured a piece of white card with Distress Inks and then stamped the eye image onto the inked card using Black Archival Ink. The eye stamp is available HERE. We also have a list of stockists on the site too.
Before adding any layers of paint I addede some numbers to the book to add a further layer of interest. I also included a little spoon which I also painted with paints and added a few touches of Metallic Lustre.
I also added a monocle to the top of the eye to highlight further and also included an eye created from Shrink Plastic.
I added some stencilling to the inside of my book using the wonderful compass stencil, which you can find HERE. I then stamped the eye over the top of the stencilling.
This page showcases the wonderful light bulb images along with some stencilling using Stencil Number 9 which you can find HERE. I also included a touch of background stamping using Stamp Number 25 which you can find HERE.
I added further stamping and stencilling to the other pages using Distress Oxides.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x














Wednesday, 6 December 2017

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Today I have a little canvas created using Tim Holtz products.
  1. Give the canvas board a coat of Gesso and then dry.
  2. Place the Stars Layering Stencil onto the background and then apply Grit Paste over the Stencil and then allow to dry.
  3. Paint the canvas with a layer of Distress Paint Antique Linen and whilst the paint is still wet add a few touches of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, especially around the stars to give a light layer of darker colour.
  4. Scribble Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon around the outside edges of the canvas and then smudge the crayon with your finger.
  1. Paint the Foundry Frame with a coat of Gesso and then dry. 
  2. Paint the Frame with a second layer, this time with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dry the paint with a heat tool.
  3. Paint a top coat onto the Frame with Ground Espresso Distress Paint and then dry lightly. Take a damp piece of kitchen towel and wipe away some of the paint to reveal some of the colour below and some of the metal highlights.
  1. Add Christmas Remnant Rubs around the Frame.
  2. Add a wood piece and a wishbone to the centre of the Frame.
  1. Add a PaperDoll to the frame, adding foam tape behind to build him up a little so that he stands proud away from the frame. Add cotton threads and cheesecloth behind for added texture.
  1. Add Prima Metallique Wax around the edges of the canvas to give some metallic touches.
  2. Add a Quote Chip to the base of the PaperDoll to ground the image and then add some Grit Paste around the edges to act as snow.
  3. Add some pearls and a small tree to the top of the Quote Chip and then add a few more touches of Grit Paste for added texture.
  1. Add a small amount of Candied Apple Distress Paint to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet, dip a wet paintbrush into the paint and then lightly flick the paint across the background of the canvas. Repeat the same process with a White Posca Pen.
  2. Add Star Adornment embellishments to the background to add further dimension.

  1. To complete the canvas I added a few delicate scratchy lines with Black Soot Distress Paint around the edges of the canvas.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
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