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Monday 30 January 2017

treasure everyday

So , after making my resolution to make more time to craft .. in tiny stolen moments - I have managed ...so far, alongside all the home school and mummy stuff to do just that ... in tiny stolen moments...

The challenge over at Frilly and Funkie this time is winter hues...and I do love this wintery palette , so decide to see if I could make something in time and  I have just managed to finish this in time ... so here goes :

So the front of this mini free standing piece has lots of Tim Holtz goodness and lots of layers of distress crayons and collage medium..I know late to the party but I am loving the crayons!

here is the back with another found relative...oh who is awaiting the new paper dolls eagerly...?

The base layer was some stencilled texture paste onto patterned paper from Tim stack...covered with collage medium and then plenty of crayons and some picket fence distress paint too..

 Here is the front side ...before I added it to the base ...some chit chat stickers and idea-ology to finish

and a close up , just because I wanted to capture the texture...

here is a side shot, I used clear rock candy glitter around the side for added sparkle..

and added some on the base which was painted and coloured with distress crayons...
and added a couple of the tiny idea-ology ice skates too

so there is my wintery hues make ... and I am loving my stolen moments and sometimes they are just a few minutes...and rediscovering why I love distress!!

So I would like to enter this into the wintery hues challenge over at Frilly and Funkie .

well that's all from me for today xx
trace x


  1. Gorgeous Trace. I love how the snowflakes look almost embedded in the design. Tracy x

  2. This is gorgeous, Trace! You really captured the feeling of a cold winters day. I love all that fabulous texture too.

  3. Fantastic Trace and so good to know you found a way to fit in some crafting again

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Beautiful textures, wonderful soft tones and I just love the images you chose, they are perfect for your wintry scenes! Anne xx

  5. So happy to see you crafting again and playing along with the Frilly and Funkie crew! I love the pale, chilly feel you have conveyed with this piece, Trace! Your background is a fabulous blend of vintage patterns and wonderful textures. The hint of icy blue around the snowflakes is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing with Frilly and Funkie!


  6. It's Beautiful...just love it...

  7. Absolute LOVE this! Trace. Those wintry hues with your distress and texture touches are just fabulous and the ideology are the perfect finishing touches.

    hugs x

  8. This is tremendous! I absolutely love it! Big hugs, Autumn

  9. That is gorgeous, vintage fabulousnness.

  10. Beautiful...love the shrine housing and the image.

  11. You have no idea how much I LOVE this! It's stunning! Thanks for joining us for the "Winter Hues" challenge over at Frilly & Funkie.

  12. Well done on your Top 3 over at F+F Trace....such lovely colours and textures x

  13. Great wintry layers on this free-standing plaque. Love those letters in the background, and the brilliant use of the snowy boys amidst the textured snowflakes. Love it all!
    Alison x

  14. I am just loving these snowy scenes on your plaque! You are really using those found relatives well, and covering all the seasons! This one has to be my favorite of my visits today! Gorgeous vintage!


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