Fire and Water.. by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello creative friends,

Today I am continuing with my elemental tags bringing you both Fire and Water
 using Donna Gray's latest designs *Donna's Girls from That's Crafty!*

Introducing *Fire*..

1: Paint a #10 MDF Tag in white Gesso
2: Push texture paste through that same lace stencil featured on all of my Element Tags.
3: Smear Mustard Yellow, Orange and Bright Red all over the tag. 
4: Adhere embroidery Silks in rich red and yellow to add extra texture.
5: Stamp Claire onto Ameleie paper and colour in water resistant pencil.

 6: Extended the length of the hair to fit into the aperture of the stencil.
7: Lay the stencil back over the stencilled area and dab on more paint including Gold.

8: Follow those hair lines to the edge of the tag and trace with stickles glitter glue.
9: Add gems. organza ribbon and a handmade charm for decorative effect.

 My Fire Tag is complete.

..and last but not least I introduce *Water*..

1: Paint an MDF Tag in White Gesso to prime.
2: Paint in shades of blue.
3: Push paste through that lace stencil
4: Drip diluted paint down the tag.
5: Stamp Ella and draw on a body.
6: Colour in with water resistant pencils.

7: Add beads to wire and wrap around the tag. 
8: Adhere Ella onto the tag with foam pads.
9: and finally add a sari silk plate with a handmade charm.

My Water tag is complete:

I've really enjoyed creating these element tags 
and working with Donna's Fab Four.
I hope you have enjoyed the process too.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.
Crafty Hugs 
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Stencil - Lace Background - TC 8011
That's Crafty! Stamps: Donna's Girls - Claire
That's Crafty! Stamps: Donna's Girls - Ella
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint:
That's Crafty! White Gesso
Water Resistant Pencils - Pink Pig Ameleie Paper - Versafine Ink

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  1. Waiting for these next 2 following last week does not disappoint, absolutely stunning collection with Donna’s stamps
    Amanda x

    1. Awww Thank you so much Amanda, I had real fun playing with these xx

  2. My jaw is still on the floor!!! I’m totally blown away with what you’ve made Tracey, I have no words for how much I love them both. Actually if I lived nearer I’d just pop round and steal all four of them 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
    Donna xx

    1. Haaa haaa!! I have to say they look very classy hanging beside each other. Very happy you like them xx

  3. Tracey, they are simply fabulous , you surely know how to use Donna`s wonderful stamps, and give them the most terrific radiation, with your painting skills.
    I love your fire goddess , so ,so beautiful, and the mermaid look what fantastic women forms you gave her ,- really gorgeous both, dear lady.
    Hugs from Dorthe, xx

    1. Thank you Dorthe, having just the heads gives the opportunity to dress them up in many ways. They remind me of the paper dolls I would play with as a child those I would also adapt their costumes xx

  4. Stunning tags both of them! Lovely work dear Tracey 😊

  5. These both are F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C!!

  6. 2 more absolute stunners Tracey. They're both totally amazing in detail and the painted images are so gorgeous with the added details too.
    Fliss xx

  7. Fabulous inspiration from both of the tags...Thank you. Lots of fun techniques, great texture and such amazing layouts x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, so happy that you like them xx

  8. I love this incredible texture on both amazing tags. The way you highlighted the face on the first is so clever and inspiring! Thanks so much for this awesome inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

    1. The lace background stencil gives a great area to play with when used with texture paste and the #10 Tags are a superb size, just right for Donna's Girls. Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging words Autumn xx

  9. Oh wow these are fantastic. I just love love love them both x

    1. So happy you like them June, Thank you very very much xx

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    1. They are smashing designs by Donna.. Thank you Alison xx

  11. Great work Tracey, love them. Angela xXx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Tracey xx

  13. Oh wow Tracey, what a wonderful contrast between the fire and water, I love the gorgeous warm colours on the Fire tag, she is beautiful with her flowing hair and the gem embellishment is beautiful. The cool blues are wonderful too, her hair is to die for!! Two beautiful tags! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you very much Anne, when I first saw Donna's girls the idea came straight to mind to use them in this way. Great designs to work with and i'm really happy you like them Thank you xx

  14. Tracey, Beautiful creations and I love the aspect of the contrasts of style and essence.
    Lynne xx

    1. Thank you very much Lynne, that was exactly what I had planned to achieve with Donna's girls xx


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