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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

TMC 09 Triptych

It’s new challenge time over at The Mirror Crack’d and we would love to see a Triptych.

09 Triptych

I should have taken photos of this whilst making it but I have been suffering really seriously with a bad back and it was easier to just get on rather than keep getting up and down to get a camera.

I started with a blank MDF Triptych from Dutch Doobadoo, which I painted with white gesso. Then I used my gelatos, each panel slightly differently, to create a background.

With the lefthand side one I went over it with an Imagination Crafts stencil with white texture paste.


When it was dry I coloured the bees a little with some distress inks, and added glitter to their wings. Next I added a hat to, printed and then coloured up Honey from Vera Lane Studio’s fabulous Hope and Honey set of digi images with copics.

For the centre panel I created some sun rays with Tim Holtz’s stencil, and when dry shaded the rays with DIs. The Sunburst image is also from Vera Lane from her Buds and Birds digi set. I coloured up the Sunburst with copics.


The final panel I added texture paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil. I realised later that it sadly looked a little like rain, which defeated the object of the sentiment, but hey ho, it was too late by then.

For the image there I chose Honey, from Hope and Honey and coloured her with copics.


Before I stuck my images down I added some paint rings with various sized lids. I realised that the ones on Hope’s panel looked a little like hula hoops, so I positioned her over them to look as if she were about to use them. I created the sentiment on my pc. My little dog is my constant companion and I often tell her that she puts sunshine in my heart, which is why I chose the sentiment. As I am a little on the quirky side (okay yes, I am actually cracked!) I thought the image suited me well, although sadly I have a good few years on Hope!

Finally I edged all the panels with Peacock Feathers DI, and bound them together with some teal jute.

I am entering this into:-

2 Creative Chicks – #26 Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - May: Anything Goes
Mix It Monthly – May: A Happy Couple (hope me and my dog are okay as a couple?)
Mixed Media World
– #2 Use Bright Colours
Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – #225 Anything But Square
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – May: Anything Goes
Robyn’s Fetish – #262 Anything But a Card
Stamps and Stencils – Anything Goes
That Craft Place – No Cards
We Love To Create – #9 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes



  1. Love this sweet. I tried to share this on Facebook and I couldn't I did pin it to Pinterest. You don't have any buttons for twitter and Facebook to share. Sorry I couldn't. xo :)

  2. Hehhehe - so cute. Love the colors. j.

  3. A wonderful triptych, love the fantastic cute images and details. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils this time.

  4. Love the Triptych Lin such gorgeous bright colours and sweet images.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  5. Haha, of course you and your dog are a happy couple!! This is ovious!! Your Triptich looks so much fun and uplifting! Great work! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

  6. Love your cheerful triptych Lin!

  7. Yay! What a fun and adorable tryptich, Lin!

    I am definitely giggling right now - but for different
    Such a charming and whimsical creation and I really love your less "earnest" approach to the challenge theme! Art that makes me smile and giggle HAS to be great art!

    Claudia x

  8. Fantastic fun Triptych, Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils...
    Sharon xx

  9. Wow Lin, this is just fabulous!! I can't help but smile at the bright and cheery colours and those fun quirky images! What a joyous project! hugs :)

  10. Fantastically creative- what a joy!

  11. Very creative tryptich. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  12. Love the softness of these and yet you've used some glorious colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media World
    Georgie xx DT

  13. A great project and such fun the softer colour palette for the backgrounds, I so love that sun...
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

  14. Beautiful mixed media project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

  15. Such a gorgeous Tryptich Lin.....Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

  16. Lin this gorgeous and so much fun. Enough to put a smile on my face anyway lol xx

  17. A gorgeous tryptich panel Lin and the images are gorgeous, I had to go and have a look at the site. Fantastic colours and details too! Chris x

  18. Fantastic tryptich panel Lin and I love your colouring, design and e gorgeous images...I had to go and have a look at the site :-D! Chris x

  19. This is so charming. And, having a dog, I can so relate!

  20. Oh Lyn, I really love your delightful little project, it is such a fun piece. Thank you for sharing this with us in the May challenge on Altered Eclectics and look forward to seeing more from you in the future.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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