Thursday, 23 September 2010

Vintage Shrooms & Blowing My Own Trumpet

Over on The Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog we are challenged to create something VINTAGE.  Must admit I did struggle with this one, but then that's what challenges are all about, challenging us to work outside our comfort zone.
I decided to work with Jo Capper-Sandon's Shroom this week, I absolutely love this image and always enjoy working with it and Mushrooms always look VINTAGE right LOL.
1) Cut a piece of cream card approx. 4.5" square to create a card blank.
2) Stamp the mushroom onto scrap paper and cut out.  This will be for masking purposes.
3) Cut a piece of kraft card apporx. 4" square.  Stamp the first mushroom and then take the mask and place over the top of the image and stamp the other mushrooms into place.
4) Matt the kraft card onto a remnant of fabric and fray the edges.  Sew both pieces together, add pieces of text from a an old gardening book and hand stitch one of the mushroom heads with brown cotton.
5) Stamp the mushroom onto shrink plastic, cut out and use your heat tool to shrink.  Add to one of the mushrooms with a brad.  Add the entire piece to the card blank.
6) Stamp a mushroom head onto the text of an old gardening book, cut out and add to the top of one of the mushrooms.  Paint the mushroom heads with DI brushed corduroy.
7) Using a Dymo machine add "MUSHROOMS" text to the card coloured with DI brushed corduroy.  Add a sentiment to complete.

I also thought I would take this opportunity to BLOW MY OWN TRUMPET as the saying goes....... I am absolutely THRILLED to have been published in Stampers' Sampler Magazine and even more chuffed the fact that I have made the FRONT COVER, Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!  This has made my week and I was ready to burst so had to share it with someone LOL, hope you don't mind.  If you would like to purchase a copy they are available from THE STAMP ATTIC here in the UK.
Thanks for popping by, enjoy your Thursday, Tracy xx

33 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

OOh Tracy, Congratulations, wonderful news, well done to you. I love your fabulous project and I'm not surprised that it made the front cover, I'd sing it from the treetops if it were me!!!
Your Shrooms is another beautiful project, you're on a roll here, I'm so pleased for you:0) xx

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wahooo, Well done Tracy!! Fabby news & well deserved!! Your project is stunning!
...and I love your take on vintage! The mushrooms and all that fabby lace and buttons are super!!
TFS
Jan x

joanne wardle said...

congratulations on the front cover, that's a heck of an achievement!!! wow! also love for vitage shrooms!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

You carry on blowing....you deserve it! Well Done! x

Helen said...

Tracy, I saw Wendy's post earlier - congratulations!! Love those 'srhooms!

Kaz said...

That's fantastic news, well done!
I love the card too, it's so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique x

Lori said...

Fabulous project, love 'shrooms! And CONGRATULATIONS! Yippeeee! How cool! Your project on the cover looks awesome!

Alix said...

wooooop wooooooop well done you! :0)

Netty said...

Huge congratulations Tracy its a gorgeous book. Love your vintage mushrooms as well. Annette x

Wendy said...

well done my little friend, very well done indeedy xx

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow so really really beautiful card.
Fantastic play with the stamps. Awesome.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Huge congratulations first of all. WHAHOOOO!!!!

And you've used those Shrooms so beautifully. Perfect for the Vintage challenge over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge.

*** Suzi B *** said...

Congratulations! keep tooting that horn!

Sue said...

YYYEEEEHHHHAAAAAAAA!!! Well done you!
Nice shrooms too! Is that machine stitching I see on there?????

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Tracy, love what you've done with shroom.
big congrats on being on the front of SS!!

JeanFB said...

A great big congratulations - that cover art looks phenomenal!! I love the vintage mushrooms, too - that bit of text on the side and in the mushrooms is fabulous!

Willy said...

Wonderful mushrooms card, Tracy!Thanks for joining us at SDC # 16.

Joanna K said...

Absolutely fabulous - creations and the news! Congratulations, Tracy!!! xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super creation with mushrooms--beautiful colors and stunning design! Congrats on your pub!! So fun! I will have to see about getting a copy!! LOVE IT:)

Gillian said...

Congratulations Tracy! What a thrill for you :D

LOVE your mushroom card!

Dawn said...

I will have to get my copy and congrats at making the front cover it would make my year never mind my week lol blow away you deserve it

Love Dawn xx

Jan said...

woo-hooo!! Love this publication and biggest congrats!

Basement Stamper said...

Tracy: First congratulations on your cover!!! That is awesome! I'll have to check it out. Love your creation, the shroom looks beautifully vintaged up. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Lynne Phelps said...

FABULOUS!! I am so proud of you! You are such an amazing artist and now MANY others will see! This is SO exciting! And I can say I knew you when... ;-) The mushroom card is great too, love the text, the colors, everything!

Susan Allan said...

The mushrooms are delicious and you should carry on blowing it is good for the soul.
Sue xx

Shannon said...

Don't you just love Jo's mushrooms, they are so awesome. Your card is perfect for this challenge, it has all the right colors and the wonderful stitching, buttons and lace. You hit the "vintage" theme right on the head.

Sue said...

Congratulations on your publication - carry on telling every-one you meet :o)
I't's a fab vintage piece too, I wasn't that fond of shroom when I first saw it, but the more I see the more I now NEED it lol x

Maryu said...

Mushroom card is gorgeous and unique. Congratulations on Christmas cover.

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Tracy,

Don't know why I hadn't seen this before, think I must have been living under a stone or something!!! Anyway, better late than never I guess......CONGRATULATIONS, front cover no less and your project looks just gorgeous!!!

Lin

Juls said...

love this sooooooooo much!!!! fabulous image, love the colours and the lace detail is just perfect! Hugs Juls

Moniqui said...

Congrats on the cover,thats awesome!! Plus your vintage shrooms are great! Thanks for joing us at Stampotiques challenge!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous piece Tracy, those 'shrooms' look fab! I loved your artwork in/on the mag too! Congrats! xx

Valerie H. Wilson said...

OMG, Tracy, I just got my mag yesterday and I didn't realize that's your AMAZING piece on the cover - CONGRATS!!! Too beautiful for words!! Your shroom card is very whimsical - love the text accents!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stampotique challenge this week!
Cheers,
Val :)