Thursday, 2 May 2013

Imagination . . .

 Hello everyone, 
Hope you are all having a good week so far!
  Here is a little project I created for my design team day over at 
another project you can all create with
 a sprinkling of imagination ...
leftover scraps of pretty papers 
paints, inks, stamps, embossing powders, stencils
and a need to get
inky, paint splattered hands ... bliss!!
 To get started I pulled out a box from my stash, full of scraps from 
I was over the moon to find a 12x12 Color Burst Sheet not even touched ...woohoo ...which became my starting point, followed by scraps chopped up into house shapes complete with wonky tonky doors and chimneys.
Can you see how the background paper already has beautiful splats of color ...
I fixed the houses in place with Inkssentials Glossy accents and scribbled all around with a fine black liner pen.
I do love to scribble!
  I used Susan K Weckesser Inc/Crafters Workshop Stencil along with some Gesso for the numbers on the roofs.
 More scribbles, blobs of white acrylic paint smudged around with my fingers, Tim Holtz Rub ons and cut out  hearts.
The chimneys are working .... see the puffs of smoke welcoming you home.
 A little close up so that you can see the Smooch Spritz sprays I applied in various colors along with 
Pan Pastels.
along with  A Little Bit Washi stamps for added texture.
Not to mention more hearts cut from scraps, churning out those chimneys!
The little hickeldy pickeldy fence was drawn in with a pan pastel tool and smudged for a softer look all round and finished with UTEE and clear embossing powders for more touchy feely textures.
  I will leave you with this little house called " Hope " along with one of the sentiments -

embrace imperfections 

It`s the imperfections that make us beautiful and unique!

Till next time

Thank you for looking

Click on the links below to shop -
 Unity Stamp Co/Susan K Weckesser stamps - Create Your Day, A little Washi 
Susan K Weckesser/ Crafters Workshop Stencil
Susan K Weckesser Whimsical Paper Line 
 eclectic Paperie Store 
Tim Holtz Idea ology Rub ons
Pan Pastels
Inkssentials Glossy Accents 
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso


Maria Levine said...

Fabulous! Love those houses!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful!!! I would love to go into one of those little houses and read a book!!!! :) :) :) Just cozy & FAB!! :) :) xoxo

Anonymous said...

This is sooo awesome and amazing Tracy! I looove the colours and layers you created, the houses just rock and all the details I keep spotting as I look more and more!

I so admire your work!!!

butterfly said...

Completely delicious, Tracy - LOVE these little houses, and the amazing way you bring the papers to life with the pens, paints and embossing - gorgeous.

Also wanted to say a quick thank you for being my route to the Mixed Media Chix bloghop today - I absolutely loved it... and thanks to all of you, I'm braving a journal page at the moment! Thank you for the inspiration!
Alison xx

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Wow adore those little houses feel like maybe you could let me live in the hope one! Yes I can hear you say............thinking about all the pretty colours I can pick for the inside love everything u do so special luv xx

Traceyr said...

ooo Tracy these houses are gorgeous and I have adopted your embossing areas technique. (cheeky of me I know x x)

♥ :)