July 2016

Dragonflies - Not All Who Wander Are Lost Wall Art

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Dragonflies Not All Who Wander Are Lost | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Last weekend I decided to make a series of sponged backgrounds. I need to fill my new trailer with very small, lightweight art. I bought 3M removable wall adhesive. In past trailers we've owned, The art I hung with these adhesive strips did not fall off. 

Distress Inks Used on the background: Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced marmalade, Vintage...

Finally Played with Stampin' Up's Botanical Blooms

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Botanical Blooms Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

In April I attended our spring craft bazaar. I like to have some crafty tasks to work on during the idle time so I cut a bunch of flowers and leaves using the Stampin' Up Botanical Bloom dies. I opted not to buy the stamps as I like to doodle and my task at the bazaar was to add lines to the leaves. The elements were cut from Recollections 65lb cardstock in fall colors (not sure why since it...

Creativity Wall Art

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My artistic process consists of four stages: research, prep, complete, clean up. I research ideas daily. Sometimes I will get an idea and will create it start to finish.

Other days I will just prep which means die cutting, painting, sponging, adding treatments to the smaller cut bits. It also includes making embellishments, or cutting paper..Completion of projects often means digging...

Not All Who Wander Are Lost - Running Horses

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

While I recover, I thought I would document one of my favorite art pieces. We've now moved into our tiny home and because it is a favorite took it out of its frame and put it in with my card samples.I started with brown core'dinations card stock,dry embossed it with a Darice embossing folder and then sanded the embossing to expose the kraft color under the brown.

I then used heat...