Saturday, 9 April 2011

Take Flight

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything but a card.
The Sunday Stamper - Gold.
Grungy Monday -Distress ink with Studio Multi Medium.
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team - Layers.
The Stampman Challenge - Embossing
My piece started with a bird cage from Maya Road which I covered with Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash and all the edges were sanded to add to the worn look.  I began using the technique from Grungy Monday this week where Linda has challenged us to visit Ranger and use Distress Ink with Studio Multi Medium, a really fun technique.  I used Claudine Hellmuth's foam flower stamp in the background which worked wonderfully for this technique. Check out the link on Linda's site using the link above it's a fun technique to try and very effective.
Simon Says show anything but a card so my bird cage is definitely not a card and The Sunday Stamper challenge is to use gold in your artwork.  My heart and wings have been edged in gold dabber and all my charms, the cage, little bird and crown are all gold LOL, I'm on a roll here!!!
This picture gives you a closer view of the technique used on the flowers with Studio Mutli Medium and those adorable charms, I love charms. The Stampman challenge is to use embossing and I have embossed my bird cage with Distress embossing powder and embossed my heart and wings with an embossing folder.
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team set the challenge to use layers and I have certainly used plenty of those from the Maya Road bird cage to the layer of paper on top to my smaller bird cage, flower, hearts and wings etc. The weather has been wonderful this week so I have spent most of my time in the garden and on the allotment so I am only just in time with this piece for a couple of the challenges but I still made it LOL.  Enjoy your weekend.  Tracy x x

25 comments:

minnie_mac said...

The flower stamp works beautifully for the resist. Lovely piece.

Marilyn

Barb Cady said...

Oh you are clever to combine all those challenges! Great piece, I really like it. x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the a colors/texture and all the added details! The flower looks lovely atop the birdcage!

Sue said...

This is a fabulous piece Tracy, your embossing is perfect and the flower add the finishing touch. I really like the distress embossing powder on your birdcage - I've always struggled with this, but yours is amazing x

Netty said...

Beautiful texture and masking Tracy. Loving it all. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Meggymay said...

Its gorgeous, love all the added elements and how you did the cage.

Susan Allan said...

Hi Tracy.
What a lovely warm creation. It's warming me up nicely like a little fire!! What a blaze of gorgeous colour!! You are so good at making 'different' kinds of flowers. Fab!!!!
Sue xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful creation!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one,amazing piece of art hun just love all the layers,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Tracy, how gorgeous! As always, you've made magic with colors and imagery, and your GM02 resist looks amazing. I love the rose and the teeny tiny heart buttons, and the embossing gives it such great texture. The gold charm is such a sweet touch!

Haley D. said...

Love this soooo much!!!

Lori said...

This is awesome Tracy! Love the background colors! Your technique turned out fabulous. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Michele said...

As one of my kids would say "HOLY MACARONI!" Gorgeous card, the colors are phenomenal, reminds me of a summer sunset; and all love the pretty little details, bling and perfect finishing touches! All around FABULOUS card! :)

Suzanne C said...

LOve the depth of detail. Gorgeous! The resist and the layered cage and birds are fabulous.

donna said...

I LOVE that little charm. Your resist looks fantastic. Wonderful work of art!

Lynn Stevens said...

Everytime I stop by here my jaw hits the keyboard! poor thing is taking a beating LOL
Gorgeous again Tracy, how many times can I say that. I'm beginning to sound like a broken record!
hugs Lynn

sasa said...

Great colour choices and blending and the flower is just perfect!
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
Sarah

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

great background.i love the birdcage charm.

Helen said...

Gorgeous!!
In reply to your comment, yes, the crackle is a glaze that goes between two layers of the fresco paint. It's magic!! And yes, it is the snow cap adirondack ink - I got it from Creative Expressions who organize the Ally Pally show. Not sure of their website, but google will find them I am sure.

craftytrog said...

Wow! What a lot of challenges you covered Tracy! I love your piece, fabulous techniques & design! xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

What can I say, Tracy! Simply stunning!!! I love the earthy tones, the embossing is gorgeous and that flower is a master piece ;) LOVE IT!!! xx

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful piece. Love that charm and flower. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful piece love the folded flower at the top and the colours so lovely. XOXO Zoe

Neil said...

Hi there, what a wondeful piece. Loads of fun techniques! Glad you joined us at The stamp Man. Your embossing is fab, as is your whole piece!

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Tracey, I love the flowers and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x