Thursday, 26 May 2011

Be Yourself

Evening all, time for another DT piece using A FORM OF ART set of stamps. I decided to decorate an embroidery hoop this time around as I thought that was quite apt for these images.
The bodice image has been stamped onto a scrap of calico in coffee Archival Ink, masking the image before stamping the background. I have also added the text SPECIMEN 2b to one side of the fabric.  Before adding the fabric to the hoop I have machine stitched around the outside edge with orange to give that pop of colour.
I have gathered some ribbon and hand stitched into place onto the calico, added buttons and a pearl bauble to add a little bling. Could not resist adding a couple more of those fantastic brass steampunk charms, I love them and they made for the perfect embellishment for this piece.
 
To add more dimension I have decorated a dress form Art Part, painted with ice blue Fresco Paint. Once dry I have added text using the background image that comes with the A Form Of Art set using coffee archival ink. I have cut the cage from Grungepaper using the Caged Bird Alterations die, coloured with Distress Ink dried marigold and attached to the dress form.
 
To complete the dress form I have added a flower from the florals Art Parts painted with sky Fresco Paint and a small orange button added to the centre for that pop of colour along with the sentiment BE YOURSELF, again stamped onto calico with archival ink.

I would like to enter this piece for the following challenges:-

Simon Says Stamp and Show some Wendy Vecchi Style
The Sunday Stamper - Diamonds and Pearls
The Stampman Challenge - A Recipe (and I went for Die Cut, Ribbon and Stitches, real or faux).

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

Edit:  I have a comment from Wendy Vecchi, I'm thrilled, thank you so much Wendy for taking the time to comment xx.

25 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh wow, Tracy, its amazing. I love the use of the hoop and your colours are my favourite again, blue. Fresco paints are so smooth and chalky are they not and I love the little steampunk charm. Thank you so much x

wendy vecchi said...

this looks spectacular!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, absolutely love it. xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Wooow, that looks amazing, Tracy! I really ought to try stamping on fabric, you're always such an inspiration! Hugs, Joanna x

100 Proof Press said...

I really like this Tracy. Very nice.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous... love all the sewing on it Tracy, I admire anyone who can operate a sewing machine... me, I just break them!! Thanks for joining in with teh Sunday sTamper x

Dragon said...

I will get the cllection opened again Tracy... Should not be closed yet. This is a fabulous piece and sure to do well I am sure... Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time
Frankie
xx

Sue said...

Well, you are certainly using the embroidery hoop idea to great effect again......it's FAB!!

Helen said...

Great use of the embroidery hoop! This is beautiful. Wendy's commented on my blog too, it's so exhilerating!

Juls said...

so so fabulous!!! Love everything about it! such a creative way of using an embrodiery frame! Hugs Juls

Rein said...

Gorgeous!
great idea to use a embroidery hoop!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful, Tracy! I love the hoop with all of the elements!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge - I always look forward to seeing your entries!

Candy C said...

Tracy...this is awesome! Love the sewing hoop idea and then all of the wonderful flowers and elements dripping from it. Just beautiful artistry! Thanks so much for sharing this inspired piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Lori said...

Love it Tracy! Great use of those stamps, the hoop is a terrific idea! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Tracy, how CLEVER to use an embroidery frame to make this BEAUTIFUL collage! LOVE all of the flowers and buttons and layers and layers of goodness! FAB creation!

craftytrog said...

Sew beautiful!! xx

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is DARLING! What an awesome work of art and the sentiment is spot on! be. yourself. LOVE IT!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the different embellishments, especially the flowers! So pretty : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

TonyR said...

Quite stunning piece!
I wish I had just an iota of your talent!!
xx tonyR

Emma said...

Oh wow...this is simply, stunning!! What a gorgeous piece of artwork and congratulations on getting a comment from Wendy! You must be thrilled...
Hope you have a good weekend.
Love Emma xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a beauty ! Fantastic piece of work with gorgeous textures and colours.

Marie

Gez said...

It is a STUNNING piece of artwork Tracy. Enjoy!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous art! Love the embroidery hoop with the layers of wonderful details. Beautiful design.

Kim Dellow said...

Hey fab make Tracy! The details a yum! Kim