Monday 22 October 2012


Hi Everyone,

 I have something a little different for you today.  You know how much I love the  Make It Crafty chipboard but seriously have you seen the new chipboard Frames??? Let me tell you they are wicked.  I have used a circular frame, fits together really quickly and then the fun bit begins.  This is what I created.

I coated the chipboard first in Gesso, it's a bit thicker than acrylic paint.  The chipboard bird, birdcage and flowers have all been painted in gesso and once dried I applied some Tim Holtz Picket Fence to give it that crackle vintage feel.  This was also applied to the edges of my image and the pearls, and wherever else I fancied.  Isn't that birdie cage just beautiful.

And here's a close up of some of the make it crafty flowers.

Do you remember the Heart Dies from Marianne Designs, bet you do, a few of me blamed me for your purchases.  Well naughty me I've used it again.  This time I have nested the small one on top of the larger one.  The little charm is also a new release from Marianne Design. 


And to save you scrolling back to the top, here's the whole vintage frame.

Marianne Design Bird Charm
Flowers from WOC
Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle paint
Melissa Frances Shabby Chic Corner
White Gesso
Paper is by Pion

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:-

Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
Fashionista - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration, Vintage and Charm
Catered Crop - Circles
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes

Hugs Tracy x


Ally said...

Adorable design in any ways! Love what you have done, Tracy.
xoxo, Alessandra

JLJ Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tracy! I love all the embellies.


Ann Marie Governale said...

Simply stunning.. I have purchased some of these frames already and now you have inspired me to use them... so lovely, so talented! xxx Ann Marie

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous love the layout and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

This is truly stunning Tracy. I love the image and the frame is gorgeous. Every single detail is just so beautiful


Tineke van der Linden said...

Oohh...wat schitterend mooi gemaakt!
Ik hou van vintage.
Groetjes Tineke

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWW Tracy this is incredibly beautiful, in fact it is breathtaking, that frame with all those wonderful embellishments look awesome so does that image, amazing creation.
lorraine x

Unknown said...

HI Tracy hope you are well,this is so beautiful and I have to agree the birdcage is beautiful,must check this chipboard items out.Take Care Jacqueline.S

Maria said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a stunning card for our challenge, gorgeous layout.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Suzie xx

Angela Drummond said...

Very pretty frame, love the birdcage and little charm, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful Tracy! I love the image and all the wonderful embellies~the crackle finish in places is so perfect! So glad you could share with us at The Shabby Tea Room this week!!

Starr said...

Oh my shabby goodness! Beautiful! I love this little creation. I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Tea Room this week!

Inky Angel said...

This is absolutely stunning. All the elements are so well put together. You can look at it over and over again, just stunning.
Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista Challenge, hope to see you soon.

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Tracy, this is absolutely beautiful! Love all the detailing and textures you have used. You have my vote! Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Stunning creation Tracey, A well deserved top pick at Fashionista
Hugs julie P