Friday, 15 September 2017

Fly Away Family...

Hello everyone can you believe we are already midway through September.
How time does fly! Speaking of flying, "Fly Away" is this fortnights challenge theme 
over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog. So if you would like to spread your wings 
and share your flights of fancy there's a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in the 
That's Crafty online Store for the chosen winner.

Here's my Fly Away Family creation 
and those how to do's..

Using one *SIZE #10* and three *SIZE #1* MDF That's Crafty Tags , I first coated in white Gesso and scribbled on colourful water soluble pastels, spritzing with water to move them around the tag. After drying with a heat tool I placed the Bare Tree Stencil over the large tag and with a wet wipe traced around the stencil removing some of the colour. 

It leaves an effective glow around the tree image
as it reveals the gesso surface.

I stamped and embossed the large Mama Owl and the three smaller owls 
colouring with bright water soluble pastels. Both stamp sets from 
Rubber Dance are Designed by Melina Dahl.

I finished the tag backgrounds by dripping gold That's Crafty multi surface 
paint down the tags and spritzing with water to speed up the process.

Adding a strip of wood to the front and back of the tag gave me just enough thickness 
to screw in three hooks to act as hangers. Disguised by branches from the Mama Owl stamp set, Mama Owl sits perched proudly on top.

The three small *See No Evil- Hear No Evil & Speak No Evil* owls
fit perfectly on the small tags and with added chains hang onto the hooks.

My Fly Away Family key chain holder is complete.

This piece is quite symbolic for me having three children who one by one are 
flying the family nest, but they know exactly where to find me if needs be 
and as always Mama Owls wings will be wide open when they come to visit.

Thank you for sharing your time, I do hope you can join in with the challenge and 
please remember to check out the fabulous That's Crafty Design Teams makes
over HERE.

Until next time stay safe & take good care.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

*I'm sharing this with the Rubber Dance FOREVER Stamping Challenge,
a place to showcase your Rubber Dance Stamp makes with the anything goes theme*

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty MDF #1 Tags
That's Crafty MDF #10 Tags
That's Crafty Stencil: Bare Tree
That's Crafty Gesso: WHITE
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paint: GOLD
Rubber Dance Stamps: Mama Owl
Rubber Dance Stamps: Owl do Good
Caran D'ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels
Embossing powder/versafine ink


  1. Oh Tracey 😍 This is brilliant! I love everything about this creation! ❤️

    1. So pleased you like it Melina, your Owl stamps are so beautifully detailed x

  2. I knew Melina would just love this one!! Fantastic creation Tracey, you make some awe inspiring beauties :)
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you so much Donna, there are so images that instantly bring a creative idea to me but the frustration can be having the time to put it all together. I'm glad this one turned out just how I wanted it to xx

  3. You have really used these stamps and the tree stencil in the most amazing way! This is the coolest project! I so love the dangling owls beneath, what fun! Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thank you so much Autumn, both stamp sets I believe were just made to work together xx

  4. I love your owls, Tracey , they are so wonderfully painted , and the background with the tree is amazing .
    The sweetness of Mom owl and kids is so lovely , such a fantastic project !!
    Hugs, Dorthe,

    1. Thank you kindly Dorthe, I believe each time I look at it it will remind me of my three, which is a wonderful thing xx

  5. Wow Tracey! This is a really stunning creation. Such amazing backgrounds and your owls all look so lovely in their coloured coats. Your story about your children flying the nest is very poignant too (mine have already flown but do return fairly often).
    Fliss xxx

    1. Thank you so much Fliss, it is an inexplainable feeling when your children move on but it's wonderful to see them begin their own life journey and even begin to enjoy your own in a different light xx

  6. I just love your family of owls, great piece
    Looks e
    Amanda x

  7. Thus is just so cute. Loving that owl with her little ones. Super tag. xxx

    1. Thank you Bev, they are super stamps, so highly detailed xx

  8. This is absolutely FABulous, Tracey!! Thank you so much for making this stunning piece of art with our stamps and joining our Forever Challenge at Rubber Dance! My sincere apologies for being so late leaving a comment. xx Bibi ♥

    1. Please no apologies Bibi.. I'm more than happy to share my Rubber Dance makes with you all, Thank you for the fabulous stamps and challenges xx


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