Saturday, 19 September 2015

Wind Tunnel

Colin on Sept.28, 2007


The past couple of months I've been in a creative funk and hated every page I've started.  I kept putting layout after layout aside and starting another hoping for something to click but instead ended up with six unfinished layouts.  It's been difficult getting myself motivated but I finally decided to just get them over with so I can move on.  This is the first one I managed to finish.

I used an old piece of Prima paper from their Fairy Flora collection for the background.  A lot of the flowers I used were also from that collection.  I inked around all the flowers and leaves with black to make them stand out more and shaded around the edges of the background paper with green watercolour paint.

Fairy Flora - Pixie Garden
(I used the backside of this for the background)
Fairy Flora - Summer Storm
(I used the backside of this for some of the diecuts)



These are the dies and punch I used:
Tim Holtz die - Autumn Gatherings
Martha Stewart punch - Flourish Lace

Memory Box die - La Rue Flourish
Spellbinders die - Pearl Effects
Cheery Lynn die -
Rum Punch Doily
Cheery Lynn die
Tiny Rum Punch Doily





Some of the flower centers were made with a mold and Sculpey UltraLight clay, then painted.
First Impressions Molds - Assorted Centers





The centers on the La Rue Flourish diecuts were spiral flowers cut using the Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge.  I glued some microbeads into the center of the largest one.



A couple of the other flower centers were made using a set of cutting dies (the same one I used for flowers in my Tammy and Monsie layouts).  I glued microbeads in the center of these as well.

Cheery Lynn Designs -
Build a Flower #1



On the background I did some stencilling with Artichoked Shimmerz Texturez paste.

Prima - 6"x6" stencil - Fluttering Flowers





These are some of the chipboard pieces I used:
Wycinanka chipboard -  Pelnia lata 2
Blue Fern Studios - Layering Stems






I also painted some metal pieces using Vintaj Patina paints.






Thanks so much for looking!



6 comments:

  1. Oh Tracy, every time you post a new creation, it takes me away to dreamy land (LOL). I'm in awe once more! Every flower, die cut, flower center, punching, stenciling, colors are truly fabulous! Beautiful and stunning!

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  2. I totally adore this Tracy! Missed seeing your work. Sorry I can't be more descriptive but Lisa in "dreamy land" threw me off my game! Hugs.

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  3. This is so beautiful! Love all the flowers!

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  4. Great to get my "Tracy Fix"!!! So missed seeing your work! The colors on this layout are so stunning, and I especially love the way the arrangement of the flowers and die cuts create a sense of movement around the photo....like the wind! It's a stunning arrangement! Wow, the whole page just sings!!!

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  5. Tracy I too was excited to see a new post and this page is beautiful! The time, effort, and love you put into creating your layouts does not go unnoticed. Incredible!

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  6. Absolutely LOVE this page....gives me lots of inspiration and ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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