Banner image credits

Girl from Haunting Heroines! Other credits: BG from Holliewood Studios Haute Halloween, letters from Finecrafted Designs Sandy Shore Alpha, cobwebs, spider and overlay from CryztalRain, spooky dead underbrush from Lorie Davison's Before the First Snow. Hat, wand and creamer from my own collection.

April 20, 2013

Consolidating blogs

Hello everyone,  it has been so long since I posted here since starting Hidden Vintage Studio.  I have decided to just have one blog so it is easier to update.  If you like my art, there is and will be plenty of it over at Hidden Vintage Studio.  

Come and check it out!  Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Tracey

September 5, 2012

A new Halloween kit and an Altered Baking Tin

"Everyone tells ghost stories, but few have ever seen a ghost.” But now you can say you have seen a ghost...Or perhaps a vampire or even a zombie! We have assembled an array of femme fatales for you to use in your paranormal or Halloween layouts and cut and paste pieces. 
Png files and jpeg collage sheets are included! 
I want to share with you a piece I made today for a friend. I got the idea from a picture I pinned from Wendy on my CT. Here is the original link...
It was featured in Somerset Studio (the original one, not mine). I found a great old tin for a buck at my local flea market. I then made a collage sheet in CS5 with 8 girls from this kit sized to fit. I used a black hat that we have included in several of our micro kits. After cutting and pasting them onto circles measured to fit in the holes, I distressed them with ink and pan pastels. I then went through an old book and found some fitting words or phrases and glued them onto the girls. I attached the scrabble tiles with E6000 and then glued some silver tinsel around the edge of the tin. I attached a skeleton key and a few found objects to the bottom and then wrapped the whole thing with some wire. And...Voila! A great vintagey piece for Halloween!

September 4, 2012

Halloween Micro kits are a big hit! ONLY $1.50 each!

When I was on vacation, Melissa (my other half of HiddenVintageStudios) came up with a great idea.  We should make small kits for Halloween with unique elements and offer them at an extremely small price!  She called them "micro kits" and after coming up with many ideas for them, we decided to do 13 of them.  And the "13 Weeks of Halloween" was born!  Who doesn't love Halloween and all the cute and vintage decorations that are out there?  These kits are great for making tags or ornaments.  They can be mixed and matched or used with other stuff in your stash.  
As you can see, we are almost one month into our 13 weeks and they have been a big hit.  They can be found in our shoppe at Deviant Scrap.  Here are the ones that are available so far...

Our gallery there is chock full of great ideas and samples from our awesome CT.  We are just getting started so stop back to Deviant Scrap every Monday for a new micro kit all the way up to the big day, Halloween!

August 23, 2012

Gone Junkin!

Hey guys!  I have a great kit to show you from my friend Hollie from Holliewood Studios at Deviant Scrap.  It's called "Gone Junkin" and she let me have a play at it.  What a great kit with alot of funky and cool elements that can be used for a multitude of LO's and she is also offering the kit in jpeg collage sheets for the cut and pasters out there. That part can be found here.
I wanted to see how different these elements could be used so I decided to make a fantasy page using a girl from an upcoming kit from HiddenVintageStudios called Haunting Heroines.  I recently saw a very strange and surreal movie called "Melancholia" and when I decided to use my girl the first word that came to my head was "melancholy' so I built from there.  If you have seen the movie this page makes a little more sense, lol.  The overlay is from Cryztal Rain. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

August 2, 2012

Midnight Reverie Collective Collab is finally here!

Check out this promo video that designer Marta Van Eck made using elements from the different kits!

News like this doesn't come around often- are you sitting down?  The fabulous and amazingly talented designers at Deviant Scrap have been hard at work for the past 4 months putting together what will surely be a momentous event called "Midnight Reverie, a Collective Collab" and it is available TODAY in the shoppe at Deviant!  What is a Collective Collab you ask?  Participating designers make kits based on a singular theme and then the customer can chose which ones they would like to purchase and if they spend 14.99 or more, they receive a freebie kit that is massive!  

All of the kits are so different yet they go together seamlessly!  Our mini kit as shown above has characters that are loosely based on a book that this whole collab was loosely based on, (wink wink).
I have been playing with several of the other kits using our people and the pieces that have been made show off how well these kits go together.

This one I call "Magic Was In The Air" and I used one of our ladies and the BG elements are from Rucola Designs, Tumble Fish Studio and Pink Lotty Designs. There are 13 designers participating!  
Check out our gallery at DS to get more inspiration from our fabulous creative team! You can find a ton more info on the collab in the August issue of the Deviant Muse available for free here in the shoppe too.  You can see a special hybrid piece I made using several kits that goes to show how versatile these are for both digi AND cut and paste projects. 

And visit the HiddenVintageStudios blog and leave a comment on this post and get put into a drawing for a mixed media necklace Melissa has made using this collab. Drawing on August 19th!  Make sure we have a way 
to get back with you if you win.

Thanks for stopping by!

June 2, 2012

My Body is a Cage swap

I joined an ATC blog swap that was being hosted by my friend and CT member Marion Bockelman.  The theme was "My Body is a Cage" and we had to use a cage as a body part.  I chose one of my favorite girls from our May Flowers kit from Hidden Vintage Studios and combined it with a take on the lyrics from A Fine Frenzy song called "What I Wouldn't DO".  The lyric says:
"With my heart beating
like a bomb in a birdcage,
I left before
someone got hurt."
I have to tell you that actually sitting at my desk instead of in front of my computer was very refreshing!  I had to borrow a brush from my DD Macey to apply the glue (mine were all dried up from disuse!)  I haven't made an ATC in over 2 years!  I have always found the size to be a challenge and this was no exception.  But I am so glad I have done this and cannot wait to see what I get in return.  The updates that Marion provides on her blog are showing some fantastic ATC's!  I remember when I used to do more swaps and trading, it was like Christmas when I checked my mailbox. 

Speaking of getting presents in the mail, a couple of other CT members have treated me to some wonderful things in the mail too!  First up is an altered canvas and a sweet little tag from Wendy at Bliss Angels.  She made the canvas as an example for our Sittin' Pretty Ladies kit.  I asked her what she does with all of her physical pieces and she offered to send it to me.  Of Course! I said yes!  It looks great hanging in my studio.

Her friend Kim from Tabby's Place also sent me a couple of goodies she made for our kits!  The altered book is AMAZING in person.  The textures are just wonderful.  And the PC is the best!  It combines several of our people from our kits and the feel of it is indescribable.  SO smooth and shiny.  I also have them displayed in my studio.  Thanks so much ladies!  So glad to own originals from you.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

May 7, 2012

Sitting Pretty Babies and Girls!

So sorry for the infrequent postings.  Melissa and I have been working alot on new kits.  These two are now available in our shoppe at Deviant Scrap!  And don't forget to look into our gallery there to get loads of inspiration from our awesome CT.


Travel By Camel

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!