Monday, 15 August 2011

Bling For Simon Says....

It's Monday morning and that can only mean one thing, it's time for my FIRST official DT piece for Simon Says Stamp and Show.  This week we are asking you to show some BLING.
I decided to pull out all the stops for my first DT piece recycling a wired dress form that was damaged, giving me the idea of a MAKE DO AND MEND piece which has been covered in torn paper from an old book and coloured using Broken China Distress StainGrunge Blocks have been added to give dimension to the lettering and lots of Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi-Medium.  Most of my metal finds for this piece have been coloured with Silver Adirondack Paint Dabber which adds great texture to the wings and metal embellishments.  I have added plenty of BLING with one extra special piece around the bodice's neck, a large amber coloured piece of jewellery.  A girl can never have too much BLING!
I have added a flower to the head to represent a decorative hair piece, cut using the Tattered Florals die using approximately 8 layers to give great dimension to the flower.  I have added more BLING to the centre of my flower using one of Tim's Accoutrements.
I have also made a couple of holes in the bodice using Tim's Drill Punch enabling me to dangle a couple of pairs of brass scissors from the bottom of the dress form.
There is lots more inspiration for you from the SSSS talented DT on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. Cannot wait to see your inspirational creations this week and there is even a $50 prize and the Top Three award to win.

Thanks as always for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.  Enjoy your week.  Tracy x x

31 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a lovely idea.
This is stunning.
Really really beautiful.

Paula said...

How clever and such a stunning project - Congrats on a super 1st project for the SSS&S DT.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is fantastic oh just love love this to bits,the detail is just amazing,one brilliant first DT piece of work hun hugs cherylxxxxx

Helen said...

WOW what a great start to your SSSS DT.... this is gorgeous and must have taken hours... just beautiful.

Barb Cady said...

My goodness this is awesome! I love it, the hair flower is a wonderful touch and the bling is beautiful. x

Nigel said...

Fantastic work. How tall is it?

hazel said...

Wow! What a wonderfull 1st DT project. I love all the elements and how you've put them together.
xxx Hazel.

Kaz said...

Fantastic first DT make Tracey many congratulations on your new DT well deserved xx

kazx

Dragon said...

welcome to your first time up!! GREAT piece and so detailed!!!
Frankie
xx

Candy C said...

Tracy...Love your piece! It's beautiful! You always do such nice work and this week is no exception! Welcome to the DT! I think you just raised the bar! :) <3 Candy

Talking Horses Arts said...

Gorgeous!Really very neat idea.
Thanks for sharing,
Andrea.

Jingle said...

Very nice piece!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Stunning work Tracy for your debut piece! Congratulations on getting on the DT BTW - I did tell you that you would though didnt I lol :)

lynne said...

My jaw has hit the floor!!!!
Talk about pulling the stops out and then some. A remarkable piece of art Tracy. They are lucky to have you as part of their team.
Wishes
Lynne

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is stunning and beautiful xx

Lori said...

Congratulations Tracy! Whoohooo! Fantastic first project, you will make an awesome addition to the team!

Netty said...

Oh wow you certainly did pull out all the stops with this wonderful piece. Totally gorgeous work. xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Tracey and congratulations!!
Sue :)

Gillian .... said...

Hi Tracy, Your 1st DT project is out of this world, remarkable transformation ... stunning artwork:) Congrats on the DT! x

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fab piece for your 1st DT projects - wonderful details!

JeanFB said...

A great idea and a fabulous piece! Love all the fun little additions - so clever.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How fabulous is this? What an amazing piece you have created, Tracy!! How I wish I could see this IRL - it makes me want to touch and examine up close every single wonderful element. You totally ROCKED this first challenge at SSSS! So great to have you on board.

Hugs,
Linda

craftytrog said...

WOW!!! Such an amazing, creative work of art Tracy! Off for another gaze! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Tracy this is AMAZING! Love the colors and all the amazing elements. Fantastic piece!

Lynn Stevens said...

HOW cool Tracy, What a fab project and what girl doesn't LOVE her bling!!
Hugs Lynn

sasa said...

Congratulations on your first DT piece with us. Full of originality, subtle tones and bursting with amazing details. So glad to have you on board. Your dress is so creative and a fabulous Bling debut!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! Tracy you weren't kidding about pulling out all of the stops...this dress form is gorgeous! I love the wings and the metal accents. WELCOME!! We're so happy to have you on our team!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

This is a wow and another wow!!! Stunning! Now I will just sit back in awe and look at the details.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking piece.

Bella said...

Loving your first DT piece. I also got hold of some dress forms and have had fun redressing her. I have 2 left in my stash. How tall is your lady?

Bella said...

Hi Tracy, thanks for coming back to me on the size of your dress form, she looks much bigger than 1ft (is that 12 inches? - we work in centimeters here) Mine is 9 inches, so not much difference in hight really.