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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

My fourth and sadly final piece as visiting artist for gingersnap creations!gorgeous greens!

Hey there ,
Well here I am with my fourth and sadly final piece as visiting artist at gingersnap creations. I have been chuffed to bits to have this fab opportunity and want to thank everyone at gingersnap for having me along!!
Anyway the challenge this time is gorgeous greens, I loved this so here she is:
I love using greens in DI range, and always wonder why I don't do it more often!!I started by creating the background. I coloured the card with shabby shutters,peeled paint, forest moss and broken china...Then I stamped the text from Wendy Vecchis set botanical art...this is a gorgeous set....!!!
The middle section is Tims tissue wrap coloured also in greens, then the last piece is coloured in same inks and stamped with the flower design.
The flowers were made from grungepaper using the large flower from flower power set from The Artistic Stamper....even if they do look a bit like cabbages!!???
The clock is the one and only Tims weathered clock die coloured with DI and then I added some fab gilding flakes in variegated green from craftynotions.
The butterfly is from the same stamp sheet and some gilding flakes and a pen nib added.
The sentiment is from Tim holtz set boundless flight and I love this sentiment.
Why don't you pop over to gingersnaps and see the fab dt work and maybe pop in an entry yourself,
Thanks again to gingersnap creations for having me, I have loved it!!!!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
butterflies @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
use 2 of something @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.com/
use 3 from list...monochrome,metal,handmade flower,distressing @ http://desertislandcraftschallenge.blogspot.com/
distressed @ http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/
things with wings @
Thanks for stopping by and for all your kindly comments
Have a fab fun and inky day
Hugs Trace x
see previous post for woyww!and some more 3-d roses!!!how hooked am i!?


  1. Hello Trace. This is so beauitful and very effective. I just love all the green, great job. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Really beautiful stunning LO and design.I often neglect the colour Green when designing I am going to hunt all my Green papers out now she have inpsired me !!! .Thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel UK this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  3. Beautiful stunning design, love your flowers and the butterfly with the pen nib is a fab idea.
    Thank you for joining us at delightful challenges this week.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  4. Loving the green, it all looks Fab-U-Lous!

  5. Just gorgeous! Love how you have used the pen nib looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Wow, this is really gorgeous, very Tim Holtz, very unique
    Enfys xx

  7. This is gorgeous Trace! Love the greens! Judy x

  8. Super work... I love green and this is very attractive. The flowers are fab... don't look like cabbages at all ! Thank you for joining us at the PanPastels UK Challenge this week . Eileen xx

  9. Wow, that's a FANTASTIC piece, love all elements and details. Thanks for joining us at FSC again.

  10. Loving the greens to this and of course the distress look, fab Trace, thank you for sharing it with us at PanPastel Uk.

  11. Loving this card. The greens are fabulous and you are right...they are not used enough. You really have the hang of those flowers! Happy Hump Day again!!

  12. It is beautiful! Fab use of green. Kim

  13. This is so gorgeous, I love the colour and the clock and the flowers look beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  14. I love everything about this!

  15. Gorgeous, uniquely green and just stunning. Thanks for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

  16. ah this is really lovely normally not into this grunge look but totally love this one - no not like cabbages, looks great :D Shaz in oz.x

  17. How fun is this! I love everything about it!!!

  18. This is lovely Trace, and the flowers are beautiful. I've resisted the clock die long enough and finally ordered it lol x

  19. I love this to bits Trace - such a gorgeous palette of greens, they all go together so well. Your two flowers are superb so thanks for sharing this with us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  20. Gorgeous, Trace! Love the stacked flowers the most but it's all lovely!

  21. Hi, what gorgeous work. I love the greens you've used and the flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
    Claire xx

  22. Hi there, I love these and the greens are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  23. Fabulous project, love all the details and your design. Thankyou for joining us at FCS this time.

  24. Really beautiful - so many lovely greens!

  25. Stunning piece of art - love all the greens and layers

  26. yay for everything green, this is gorgeous Tracy. I have a bad habit of reacing for green & purple when I do spritzed backgrounds lol. Love this piece x


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