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Wednesday 27 February 2013

share a word and layer it up for Frilly and Funkie DT

The challenge this fortnight over at Frilly and Funkie hosted by Sue is to share a word and layer it up. There are some amazing DT makes so make sure you hop across to have a look. Hopefully you will be inspired to join in as the challenge is generously sponsored by the lovely Linda and her shop the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

As I am still trying to be good, and rest my hand, this post is being typed by hubby Steve. I am finding it hard not to get my hands on the keyboard!!!!

So my word is Love and I have chosen to create my layers using my yummy new distress paints, dylusions sprays, and distress inks in. I have decided to have another bash at journal pages in my own kind of way.

Here is my make:

One of the fab things about the new distress paints is that once dry they do not re-wet and can therefore be used as a resist for other inky layers. I started by applying distress paints through dylusions stencils (all the supplies I have used, which are available from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, are detailed below). I then dried these with my heat gun.

I spritzed the page with water then the dylusions sprays, and a bit more water for good measure, allowing the colours to bleed then blotted off using kitchen roll and dried thoroughly.

I added torn pieced of tissue tape coloured with distress paint to create another layer of interest.

I then set to work using various stamps and distress inks and applied them over the background in random fashion. I love how the distress inks and sprays coordinate so well together....

The main heart was cut from an old book page glued to card and then embossed with the music score embossing folder and then inked with walnut stain distress ink. I then added a twirl of rusty wire for good measure and added to the page. To add definition to the page edges they were inked with walnut stain and peacock feathers distress ink.

The word Love was cut from card stock using the word play die, coloured using walnut stain distress paint and when dry edged with antique linen distress paint. Finally I added some stamped words to create phrase "fill your heart with love".

There is still a week to go of this challenge so hopefully you will be inspired to play along.

I am entering this for simonssaysstampandshow - as they want to see un-inked stamps, and I love the ultimate grunge set and have had it for a long time but most is as yet un inked until now..

I would also like to enter it for love theme @ http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=1360

Have a fun and inky day!

Trace x


  1. Wonderful card Trace. The colours look beautiful and the heart is great. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hugs Rita xxx.

  2. WOW! Thanks for the close ups on that magnificent journal page Trace as they really show up the detail you've achieved. Adore the mix of stamping, paints and tapes. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. That's so gorgeous. I love all the layers & the heart looks fab.

  4. Even with the rest your hand should have, you made a beautiful page! Love the look from the heart! I´m always curious how your nex one will look! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. You are doing such a remarkable job one handed Trace, I always marvel at your work but this journal page is beautiful, really beautiful. Your layered background is so soft and delicate and the heart on top is gorgeous, especially with your trademark twiddly rusted wire! Beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Absolutely oustanding! Just love love love your art!
    Gosh, you are so talented.

  7. The paint looks great Trace...and I still wonder how you can make such lovely creations one handed! :-)

    greetings, Alie :-)

  8. Trace...your card is lovely! I love your background. Love all of the other patterns you've added...the polka dots and random little bits of stamping. That embossed heart in the center with the wire wrap is stunning. Love the "LOVE" letters, too. Very nicely done! I just got my new Distress Paints yesterday and I can't wait to play with them! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. This is an utterly wonderful creation Trace! The background is so stunning!! The way the paint, sprays and stamps all blend together is truly wonderful and I love the way you have done the heart! Hope that hand is slowly getting better!!

  10. Really gorgeous... love the painty inky layers - you're creating such beautiful effects with the Distress Paints. (Still waiting on mine.) The central heart is wonderful!
    Alison x

  11. Just a super piece of work, Trace. There's no better word to share than LOVE! Great work with the distress paints. The way you have built up the layers of color and stamping is terrific and I just love that heart. A terrific Funkie piece for our current challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


  12. That background is so pretty with that heart! Great texture and layers with both mediums! Love this!

  13. Great journal page-can't believe you can do such wonders with one hand. The heart is terrific

    Love Chrissie xx

  14. Fabulous Trace really like it :)
    Von ♥

  15. fabulous work Trace - absolutely gorgeous - looking forward to trying some distress paints soon xx

  16. Love this project Trace...it is just stunning love the fab background and amazing heart.

    Look after that hand

    Hats off to your hubby for being so supportive too

    Annie x

  17. Beautiful colors! Love the background and heart!

  18. What a beauty! Can't wait to get my hands on the new distress paints!

  19. This one is a really beautiful piece of art, especially love how you have made the heart. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.


  20. Fabulous layers of colour and such depth to this piece Trace,
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  21. Absolutely beautiful, Lovely colours, layers and sentiment, and of course the heart looks right at home x hope the hand starts to feel better soon.

  22. Fabulous card. Love the layers. My favorite.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x