Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Take Flight

The Sunday Stamper - BLUE
The Stampman Challenge -EMBOSSING
Simon Says Stamp and Show - SOME DISTRESSING
Grungy Monday -EXPLORING TIM HOLTS ADIRONDACK COLOR WASH
I've been using Tim's new Papillon set this week.  My background has been coloured with Adirondack Denim Color Wash adding a little water to lighten the colour.  I have also distressed all the edges and sanded some areas of the colour to add to the distressed look.
I have embossed all my images with white embossing powder and machine stitched the layers into place. One of my butterflies has a Trinket Pin for his body.
My flower is created from the Tattered Florals die, again coloured with Adirondack Denim Color Wash and all the edges distressed. All my images have been layered onto coordinated Bazzil card stock.
To complete, I have added wings from Tim's Idea-Ology Adornments pack along with Memo Pins having numbers added from the Lost and Found Paper Stash.  Take Flight (from the PaperArtsy Hot Picks Birds) has also been embossed in white and added just below the wings. I have sanded all my metal pieces to add to that distressed feel.  All the products used in this piece are available from The Stamp Attic.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week, Tracy x x

36 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning,the colurs and detail just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

mustavcoffee said...

Good morning Tracy, This is absolutely stunning, I love everything about it, brilliant:0) xxx

sasa said...

This is wonderful tone of blue and love it with the white. Really enjoying the fine detail, and craftsmanship in your piece. The trinket pin is just great. Thanks joining in again Tracy and for playing along with us here at Simon Says Stamp and Show!
Sarah

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

OMG love this Tracy, I have had my eyes on Tim's new Papillon set for a little while now, After seeing your beautiful creation, I know I need it now LOL!!
Jan x

Kim said...

Tracy..This card is just fabulous!! The blue and white is so crisp. And super kudos for fitting in 4 challenges!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, I love all the blue with the white embossing, and your attention to detail is amazing.
I didn't need this set before, but now....:o) x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, a dream in blue.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - fab use of the Color Wash sprays over your wonderful embossed images!

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful card! I really love those papillon stamps

Hels Sheridan said...

lush, gorgeous, scrummy! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper hun xx

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

i m in love with those metal wings! wonderful

Carol Q said...

beautiful Tracy.

Gillian said...

Tracy ... I love this, it oozes a parisian shabby chic feel, gorgeous details. I need to play with that stamp set soon:)x

Barb Cady said...

I think this is truly fabulous Tracy, lovely use of the colour and I so want those stamps now! Thank you for the inspiration. xx

Plume said...

This is so beautiful! I love the blue giving your project a old architectural plan look. What a good Idea to use a trinket pin as a body part! Bravo!

fairy thoughts said...

brilliant piece of art, love all the fine detail and the colour is gorgeous, i want to do mine all over again but better. very inspirational
janet

Candy C said...

Tracy...this is beautiful! I love the blue and white together. Your stamps are lovely and all the little elements you used to finish it off are wonderful! LOVE the trinket pin for the butterfly's body! Way cool! And the wings and memo pins to look like antenna....very clever! <3 Candy

Candy C said...

I forgot to thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!! I would have checked this out whether you were doing the challenge or not! :)

Katie said...

really beautiful blue and white! Thanks for your comments on my doll too. See you again soon!

voodoo vixen said...

Love this blue colour Tracy, it is a stunner!!

Neil said...

Absolutely gorgeous design and colours Tracey. Really love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at the Stamp Man Challenge

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy! Love the blue tones, too!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Blue is my favourite colour and I just love the way you have blended the blues and set them against the white. And lovely details too. Stunning!

Susan Allan said...

It is beautiful, Tracy. The white embossing is perfect on your delicious blue background!
Take care and have fun!
Sue xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

STUNNING, Tracy!!! I love the white embossing against the blue background. Totally breath taking! xx

Shelann said...

The stamping,colors and layering are fab.

donna said...

I love denim with white and your idea for the butterfly body was brilliant!...Donna

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous, stunning, fantastic. Can you tell I LOVE it yet? WOW Tracy you never disapoint.
hugs Lynn

Minxy said...

This is absolutely stunning

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

So lovely! I like the blue and white coloring and the pin on the butterfly! Neat placement : )

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy! x

Dragon said...

Cor this is faberlus!!!!
Frankie
xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, you've done it again! This is sensational, my dear. The Denim Color Wash looks fantastic with the white embossing, and the stamping is just perfect. You always embellish so elegantly, and this is no exception. The flower, memo pins, little wings-- EVERYTHING is so well conceived and pretty.

Ellie said...

It is beautiful, Tracy. The white embossing is perfect on your delicious blue background!
I love white and blue together!
GORGEOUS!

Ron said...

Love how this comes out looking like a blueprint.

Marjie K said...

Absolutely gorgeous!