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Wednesday 4 January 2012

First piece as proud visiting artist for gingersnap!!!!how excited am I !!!

well hey there bloggers,
Today is an exciting day as here is my first piece as a proud visiting artist for gingersnap creations!! I was so excited and chuffed to be asked..The challenge this time is to use a set or range of stamps...I went for the one and only TIM!!So here is my piece:
I decided to use a great set called fairytale frenzy and an additional Tim text stamp, some distress inks and some idea-ology.
I started with a blank book which had been been pre painted and crackled, using crackle medium and household emulsion!Once dry..I inked the book cover using antique linen, iced spruce and broken china.
I then added a strip of tissue wrap, which I think I can officially say I am addicted too!!, to the spine and left hand side of book, this was covered with picket fence distress stain and then when dry covered in DI.I over stamped the cover with the flowery flourish thing in broken china, direct to the cover and left to dry.
Th middle panel is made using all the same DI, spritzing with water and drying and then stamping with the no's in antique linen and the butterfly in stormy skies and the script in broken china...I love layering stamps to build up backgrounds, so much fun and you never quite know where you will end!!
The central panel is coloured using DI and the sentiment stamped in archival black ink.
To complete I added flourish die cuts which were inked and  butterflies which were inked and covered in script stamp.The butterflies centres are spinners and I added a word key and clock and some corners all from the fab Tim's idea-ology range.
make sure you hop over to Gingersnap Creations to join in all the fun!! See you next week for more gingersnap fun!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
anything goes with santa stash @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
new beginnings @ http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ , starting anew from now..
something old, something new @ http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ , old stamps, new idea-ology
please see post below for woyww #135!
have a fab inky day
hugs trace x


  1. Lovely Trace! Congrats on being chosen! I am loving these colours and all the detail! Judy x

  2. oh this is brilliant hun just love the colours my fav hugs cherylxxx

  3. sorry hun meant to say massive congratulations too so well deserved as I love your work hugs Cherylxxxx

  4. This is fabulous Trace, I love your colours and all the layers of stamping - brilliant! x

  5. Gorgeous creation Trace, this is just amazing. Congrats on being asked to be visiting artist for gingersnap too!
    Thanks for entering our New Beginnings challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. Congratulations on your Visiting Artist spot with Gingersnaps.
    A wonderful project, beautiful stamps. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

  7. beautiful love that sentiment thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  8. Beautiful stamps on this great project.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  9. Love the way you built up the background - great to see some background work for a change x

  10. Gorgeous project, really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at FSC and good luck
    Claire xx


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