Apr 27, 2020

Tracy Evans AALL & Create Mixed Media Cardmaking

Hello friends!  I'm continuing on playing with the Tracy Evans semi-daily FB live classes and making cards inspired by Tracy's techniques, mostly using her stamps.  I thought I'd share a few here to inspire you to play and encourage you to catch up with Tracy's past classes via her YouTube channel or join her Craft Addicts group and play along live. 

For this card I did the resist technique with Wild and Free stamp and made my focal flower from the Create It Grunge border stamp flower.  I drew the leaf by hand and then took a piece of wire and wrapped it with Wendy Vecchi washi tape to add some texture.  I stitched the sentiment in place.  :)

This card was from a gelli print class.  The white doodle dots are from that same Wild and Free stamp, only partially stamped and colored with a white sharpie.  I partial stamped Going Postal over my masked circle and doodled around the edge.  The vase is from the Flourishing Vase set and the flower is from the Happiness in Nature set, stamped three times on my extra printed paper and fussy cut. 

This card was most out of my comfort zone as I don't do much CAS or super bright work.  The stencil I used to lift my ink is my favorite, called Cloister Grille.  When I lifted the stencil I used the leftover ink to print the white panel.  The same Flourishing Vase stamp was used and text from the Flower Child set was stamped for texture/grunge.  I only have copper gilding flakes, so I opted for a glue stick and transfer foil and like the uneven edges it leaves.

The flower is from Wild and Free, layered twice and mounted over one of the smaller flowers from the vase.   

This card was one of my firsts, again with a gelli print and the Passion Flower stamp.  It is one of my favorites, but I blended it with my absolute favorite, Daisy Elegance.  I use the daisies on everything!  Here I fussy cut two of them and layered over my torn edge. 

This card uses Create It Grunge for the focal image, stamped in black and layered over the same image stamped in purple onto a gelli printed background.  The sentiment is an oldie wood mount from my stash. 

And this final card is playing with those darling critters, older AALL & Create stamps on another printed background.  He's my little boho bearie!  <3  I'll be back soon to share pages from my latest mini books.  I hope you are staying creative and well.  Hugs, Autumn

Shop for AALL & Create stamps HERE!

Apr 11, 2020

AALL & Create Mini Book Flowers and Birds

Hello darlings!  I hope you are safe and well.  I am doing loads of crafting to keep myself sane during these crazy times.  I've finished another wee folded book inspired by Tracy Evans and her AALL & Create stamp collection.  

I did a facetime create session with my friend @carolinasweetlee and we gel printed a piece of 6x12" paper to fold up into these little books.  Make sure to click on her link to see what she did!  WOW!  I wanted to do a square book this time and this one is 3" square.  The small size of these makes them easy to finish in one session.

The paints I used were Abandoned Coral Distress Paint and Frescos in Mint and Jade.  

This time I printed extra paper to have for my tag inserts.

I did a little stamping in Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides, which coordinated perfectly. 

This is my favorite little page.  :)

And this flower trio is my favorite stamp, it has made an appearance in every one of my books.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing this and are inspired to make a book of your own, maybe via facetime with one of your crafty pals.  Fun!  Happy Easter my friends.

at Topflight Stamps today.

I'm sharing with:

Apr 7, 2020

AALL & Create Mini Books & Fungi Cards

Hello friends!  I've been playing with my new collection of AALL & Create stamps and have joined in the Fanatics FB group and Tracy Evan's Craft Addicts FB group and am having such a great time playing along with my fellow stampers.  Particularly, Tracy has been sharing a series of FB lives daily to keep our crafting community strong.  Thank you Tracy!  She issued a challenge to us to make these little one page wonder books and I ended up making two!  You can catch the replays on Tracy's YouTube channel HERE.

I wanted to show you just how easy it is to get going with these books.  I took a very thin piece of cardstock and painted with Distress Paint daubers, the easiest thing I could think of.  Even such a messy background can turn into great little pages when you fold the book up.

I tried to use all the stamps I have in my collection for variation.  The details were added with Distress Oxides, Fresco acrylics, a black Pitt pen and a white Sharpie marker.

On my first book I stitched the pages together, which adds a fun texture.  I didn't make covers for this one.  I just altered the front and back.

Wouldn't this make a great way to use up your gelli prints?!  I thought so, so I did a second book and printed it.The base of this one was kraft card and I used Frescos and my gelli plate.

I used the same stamps but tried to arrange them differently.

I did a lot of coloring with Distress Inks/Markers and a waterbrush.  I added torn tissue tape/washi for texture here and there.

And this one got "real" covers and even a closure.  I haven't had this much fun stamping in I don't know when!  I do hope you will try your hand at one of these little books.

And here are some cards I shared yesterday on the Topflight Stamps blog.  Hop on over for the details.

Thanks so much guys!
at Topflight Stamps today.

I'm sharing with:

Popular Posts