Sunday, 6 October 2013

WK 40 Premium Craft Brands Challenge - Water

 Helloooo and good morning to you all,
wow . . .  this week has flown by in a flurry of work and art!
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far.
 The new challenge is up over at the
and the theme this week is -
{ You can use any products to enter our challenge }
I hope you get the chance to hop on over and join in with us all, plus you have the chance of winning a FABULOUS PRIZE!!! 

Ooooooh, I have had a ball creating with the Maimeri Mediums and Pan Pastels in my old worn book that I use to journal in . . .
 . . . and it all started with a little doodle doodle dooing, my girl dancing in the puddles!
 After the doodling, I snipped all the parts out, colored with Pan Pastels using the soft Knife and cover, then added a little more doodle doodle doo`s before applying a touch of Iredescent Paste to the umbrella for that pearly glow . . . I adore Maimerie Iredescent paste and not sure how I have managed without it!!!
Before fixing my dancing girl to the page with Maimeri Matt Medium I started to play with my background . .
a quick splodge of Maimeri Gesso first, spread around with my hands  . . .
{ you can use a brush but I love the roughness I achieve by working it in by hand }
. . . around the edges I used a soft sponge and applied
  Phthalo Blue Shade, Light Grey Shade,Black
{ I used a fixative between colors, but you can use hairspray as well }
The runs and splatters are applied by using a touch of Gesso mixed with a light dusting of Phthalo Blue Shade, add a little water and apply to the top edges of the journal and letting it run, before dabbing with some paper towel and drying with a heat tool.
The polka dots was achieved by applying a little Iredescent Paste through a mask on the background . . .
the mask was then placed over the umbrella, applying Magenta Extra Dark Pan Pastel through the mask before applying a little Iredescent Paste over it for that beautiful pearly finish!
 Fix the dancing girl to the page using Maimeri Matt Medium and add a little more doodle doo`s.
 Time to make the puddles!!
I used the Iredescent Paste and applied it with my fingers and a palette knife, rubbing a few colors of Pan Pastels over the top in . . .
Phthalo Blue Shade, Neutral Grey Shade and Titanium white . . . 
before adding little splats with Maimeri Gloss Gel Medium.
Well I couldn`t stop at one page could I, lol!
I applied the same techniques as before, only this time using a Characters stencil Mask up in the left hand corner along with touches of the new Metallic Pan Pastels . . . another new looove of mine.
To finish . . . 
some Remnant Rubs
a little quote
 some more doodle doo`s
 and my 
pretty dancing stockinged lady, splashing and dancing in the puddles was done!!

 You will find more inspiration from my teamies over on the challenge blog HERE
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That`s it from me today
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Big hugs

List of materials and links from the store -

New Metallic Pan Pastels - Light Gold, Rich Gold, Bronze
Mask Stencil 12x12 - Characters
Soft Angle Slice - Round Sponge

In the USA -


Zoe said...

Absolute work of art here! You are very talented, love the free and easy feel to your work xx

Julie Short said...

Tracy this is delightful. From the colours to the remarkable textures you have achieved you can just imagine the delight of your subjects as she skips and plays in those puddles. The raised umbrella works a treat too.
Direct experience of Scotland????

Lou Sims said...

So very, very, very creative and love your doodle. Would make a great canvas ... hint, hint x x x

Claire said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love all the texture in the background and that little missy is adorable,
Claire xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

butterfly said...

I'm blown away, Tracy.... From your amazing doodle (what a stamp that would make!), to the fabulous tinting, to those iridescent puddles - the whole page spread is fantastic. Extraordinary work... thank you so much for sharing your process!
Alison xx

glitzzy said...

Wow amazing adorable awesome your work is just out of this world. I luv everything u have achieved from ur fantastic doodles like other lady wish u would make them into stamps to ur fabulous colourings luv stockings and brolly wow can see her so happy with her wellies splashing in puddles can u tell lol yeah I luv it it leaps of page xxx

Anonymous said...

Everything about your puddle jumper is fabulous!!!!! :)) :))
I love that the umbrella is 3D!!
So cool !! :)) :))

Annmaree of Oz said...

This is awesome, Tracy! I thought for sure the brolli girl was a stamp!!! Awesome work, love this page and awesome colours and the quote is a perfect match!

Traceyr said...

Those pages are fantastic Tracy.

Love the longer locks in your profile photo too. :)

Traceyr said...

Those pages are fantastic Tracy.

Love the longer locks in your profile photo too. :)

Samantha Read said...

Wonderful art xx

Rebecca Daniels said...

Wow. Who knew blustery could be so beautiful....!