Saturday 19 September 2015

Wind Tunnel

Colin on Sept.28, 2007

The past couple of months I've been in a creative funk and hated every page I've started.  I kept putting layout after layout aside and starting another hoping for something to click but instead ended up with six unfinished layouts.  It's been difficult getting myself motivated but I finally decided to just get them over with so I can move on.  This is the first one I managed to finish.

I used an old piece of Prima paper from their Fairy Flora collection for the background.  A lot of the flowers I used were also from that collection.  I inked around all the flowers and leaves with black to make them stand out more and shaded around the edges of the background paper with green watercolour paint.

Fairy Flora - Pixie Garden
(I used the backside of this for the background)
Fairy Flora - Summer Storm
(I used the backside of this for some of the diecuts)

These are the dies and punch I used:
Tim Holtz die - Autumn Gatherings
Martha Stewart punch - Flourish Lace

Memory Box die - La Rue Flourish
Spellbinders die - Pearl Effects
Cheery Lynn die -
Rum Punch Doily
Cheery Lynn die
Tiny Rum Punch Doily

Some of the flower centers were made with a mold and Sculpey UltraLight clay, then painted.
First Impressions Molds - Assorted Centers

The centers on the La Rue Flourish diecuts were spiral flowers cut using the Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge.  I glued some microbeads into the center of the largest one.

A couple of the other flower centers were made using a set of cutting dies (the same one I used for flowers in my Tammy and Monsie layouts).  I glued microbeads in the center of these as well.

Cheery Lynn Designs -
Build a Flower #1

On the background I did some stencilling with Artichoked Shimmerz Texturez paste.

Prima - 6"x6" stencil - Fluttering Flowers

These are some of the chipboard pieces I used:
Wycinanka chipboard -  Pelnia lata 2
Blue Fern Studios - Layering Stems

I also painted some metal pieces using Vintaj Patina paints.

Thanks so much for looking!


  1. Oh Tracy, every time you post a new creation, it takes me away to dreamy land (LOL). I'm in awe once more! Every flower, die cut, flower center, punching, stenciling, colors are truly fabulous! Beautiful and stunning!

  2. This is so beautiful! Love all the flowers!

  3. Great to get my "Tracy Fix"!!! So missed seeing your work! The colors on this layout are so stunning, and I especially love the way the arrangement of the flowers and die cuts create a sense of movement around the the wind! It's a stunning arrangement! Wow, the whole page just sings!!!

  4. Tracy I too was excited to see a new post and this page is beautiful! The time, effort, and love you put into creating your layouts does not go unnoticed. Incredible!

  5. Absolutely LOVE this me lots of inspiration and ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing this!


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