Hey Bloggers! It is my great pleasure to introduce our first guest designer for Creative Studios…Tracy Evans! I have been a huge fan of Tracy’s work for quite some time as we share a very similar style and love for vintage. I was thrilled when Tracy accepted my offer to be a guest designer for my blog. Tracy is a Wife, Mother, Friend, Crafter and keen Gardener. She has been crafting for over 13years, and is more of an eclectic crafter leaning more towards the grungy, collage style. You can see Tracy’s work on many design team blogs as well as having her work published in crafty magazine. ”I am thrilled Sam invited me along to be a Guest Designer using the fabulous Art Houses set of stamps, they are right up my street!!” Stamp the house image from the Art Houses stamp set onto a piece of scrap paper and cut out, this is our template. Draw around the house onto a piece of chipboard, repeat this twice for the back and front of the house and paint with acrylic paint. Ink the house image with black Archival Ink and stamp onto the coordinated pieces of chipboard. For the sides of the house I simply drew around the bottom half of the house so that the sides of the house were the same width as the front and back of the house. Take the Brick Wall stencil from Wendy Vecchi and apply embossing paste through the stencil onto the chipboard pieces. Paint both pieces of chipboard with acrylic paint, dry brushing with a terracotta colour paint to add to the appearance of a brick wall. Adhere all the pieces of chipboard together with Cosmic Shimmer glue. Cut two pieces of chipboard to fit the roof area. Stamp the Ruler background onto a piece of white card using black archival ink and colour with weathered wood Distress Ink. Cut out each piece of ruler separately and adhere to the roof pieces, staggering with each layer to give the appearance of roof tiles. Colour the edges of the roof pieces with black soot Distress Ink and then adhere the roof pieces to the house base using Cosmic Shimmer glue. Stamp the houses once again onto a piece of thick card, cut out the doors only, apply VersaMark ink to the door images and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder, adding three layers to give a clear glass tile like finish. Add the doors to the front and back of the houses to give extra dimension. Add Prima Nuts and Bolts to the front and back of the house. Add a charm key to each side of the house for further interest. Cut out birds from white card, colour with Distress Inks and add to the roof. To complete, add a little moss to the bottom of the house.
To see more of Tracy’s fab creations, check out her blog HERE