Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tracy's Poppies for AALL & Create

Hello Friends

I am back this week with my Guest designer project for AALL & Create.  I made two cards with the beautiful newly released stamp sets by Tracy Evans #206 (Hexagon Stem), #200 (Hope) and #210 (Background Mash Up) together with stencil #59 by Autour de Mwa.
My favourite background technique at the moment is brayering with paint.  I created two backgrounds using similar techniques but with different colours.
The first card uses light colour paint tones, all brayered separately onto mixed media cardstock.
I don't dry between each layer, I just keep adding the colours until I am happy with the result.  I then applied the stencil, using both paint and gesso dabbed through with an old makeup sponge.
I cut down the parts of the background I liked, to fit my card and mounted these onto black card.
For the above card I stamped, coloured and fussy cut four poppies from stamp set #200 and over-stamped these lightly with stamp #210 to add some texture.  I added two flowers to the card and then layered up the flowers with sticky pads to give them some dimension.
For my second card I simply brayered in a different set of colours, adding some stencilling as previously.  This time I stamped stamp set #206 directly onto the brayered base, stamping six further poppies and layering these up as before, after over-stamping each of the poppies with stamp set #210.

The sentiments on both cards are stamped from the two flower stamp sets.

You can find worldwide stockists for the stamps and stencil I used today, HERE.

I do apologise if I have not visited you lately, sometimes life just gets in the way
but hopefully normal service will be resumed soon!  In the meantime, thanks so
much for your visit, it is much appreciated, especially in these days where blog visiting seems to 
have fallen out of favour somewhat.

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Both cards are so beautiful Anne x Poppies are one of my favourite flowers and the backgrounds you have created are stunning x

    TFS and sending huge hugs
    Annie x

  2. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous Anne! I love both backgrounds .. such a lovely mix of soft colour. I really must practice my brayering. I would love to create backgrounds like this. Fabulous stamping and the poppies are stunning! Another fave I think! Have a wonderful day! hugs x

  3. Two fabulous cards Anne . Love them both but I'm really drawn to the glow thats radiating from those orange blooms.
    Hugs x

  4. Wow, Anne, these are both so stunning!! The background look so artistic and amazing!! I absolutely love how the flowers pop off the page!! The colors are gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Both cards are beautiful, Anne. Love your soft muted backgrounds then the “pop” of color with Tracy’s poppy’s. Beautiful work, as always.

  6. This is truly the best bit about designing, seeing everyone design in their own style and these are gorgeous Anne. Fantastic backdrops for the flowers, thanks so much ❤️❤️

  7. These are really beautiful Anne, fabulous cards. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  8. What a Magnificent Card Anne. Love the pretty colours and the stamps are gorgeous. Hope your well my friend. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  9. Both cards are gorgeous, Annie! I thought at first you brayered the paint through the stencil, so thank you for the step by step where I could see the stenciling is done after with paint and gesso. You know I love poppies! And I love the colors and designs of each creation!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  10. Love both of your cards Anne, your backgrounds are fabulous and those poppies are just scrumptious. Take care and have a lovely weekend...xx❤️

  11. Wow! These cards are amazing! Awesome backgrounds for your stunning poppies and the colours on both are glorious. That certainly is another divine flower set by Tracy. Hugs my friend. xxxxxxxxxxx

  12. These are both stunning, Anne - gorgeous work with Tracy's fabulous new stamps. I love the dreamy layered backgrounds, and the poppies work beautifully in both colour-ways.
    Alison x

  13. Both are wonderful Anne. Amazing how the different colour backgrounds can imbibe such differing moods. Tracy's stamps look brilliant too. Thank-you as always for your clear step by step. Nicola x

  14. I love both of these designs Anne, great stamps too. Thanks for the step by step, I always forget about using the brayer. I love the look of your backgrounds so I might just have to dig out my brayer and have a play.
    Have a lovely weekend xx

  15. At last I get chance to pop on over, last blog visit this morning before another busy day starts. Loving those backgrounds Anne, I can imagine the fun and freedom you have had creating them, don't those pops of colour from the layered flowers look magnificent. A beautiful new set from Tracy and one I will have in my collection soon even if I just look at it and stroke it every now and then hee hee!! Both beautiful works Anne and a lovely last visit for me.
    Off to prepare for a Dog sitting weekend... I will be in contact soon.
    Have a super weekend Anne & take care Big Hugs Tracey xx

  16. Love the stylized poppies with long skinny stems, Anne. Your brayering technique provides great results!


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