Monday, 16 January 2012

Anything BUT A Card

ANYTHING BUT A CARD is this weeks challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show.
A great oppotunity for me to use the Timely Pocket Watch Art Parts, coloured with Distress Stain aged mahogany and stamped with the stripes from Art Fit For A Queen using StazOn black ink. Paper from BoBunny Timepiece Collection was added to the inside of the pocket watch with a little dimension added from the Weathered Clock die. Throw in a little Clear Rock Candy for texture and Gadget Gears for a little more interest. The handsome gent in the middle is from Studio 490 So Serious, coupled with embellishments in the form of a Timepiece and Game Spinners.

The Gadget Gears and the Weathered Clock have had a good helping of Clear Rock Candy to add texture and interest. All the edges to these pieces have been coloured with Distress Ink brushed corduroy and the edges applied with black soot to add to the aged feel.
I stamped the gentleman in the centre with black Archival Ink and added dots using a black pen around the outside of this stamped piece to co-ordinate with the dots around his eyes. I added a little dimension to his hat, stamping twice and adding one layer on top of the other. Add a little Idea-ology for dimension and my piece is complete.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 


24 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW WOW WOW! Tracy what can I say! FABULOUS Steampunk piece again!!
Your so inspiring!
Hugs Lynn

Sandy said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy the Steampunk Queen. Wonderful design. Grandios.

Jingle said...

I really love this!

Candy C said...

Hi Tracy! I love your piece. There is so much detail. I love all of the texture you achieves on the gears and weathered clock; then how you distressed them. The stamped image in the middle is really cool with the top hat on as well. Your design is per your usual brilliance! :) <3 Candy

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab project! Love all the texture and added details!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous Tracy, you inspired me to use the same TH die for the SSSchallenge this time, but rather different! Thanks...

greetings, Alie :-)

hazel said...

This is wonderful Tracy - I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

pooky said...

I love it!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this, Tracy! The rock candy gears are so rich and I love how you've given the gent some glamour around his eyes.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning Steampunk creation, Tracy! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful grungy piece, Tracy! Fabulous colors and textures especially on the gears. Your doodle dots really give this piece some personality. I bet you had a blast making this!

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Tracy, Wonderful piece, grungy and very industrial, some serious texture going on here:0) LOL Love It Gay xxx

Carol Q said...

ooh doesn't that work well. lovely Tracy.

Barb Cady said...

What a clever piece, so much work and so many parts, I love it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece of art. Thanks for the inspiration.

Brenda Brown said...

A great steampunk timepiece Tracy. Love your design and grungy elements.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Emma said...

A stunning piece of steampunk and a wonderful piece of artwork...I've literally run out of words to say about your work because it's all so inspirational and gorgeous! :)
Love Emma xx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Another fantastic steampunk piece. Tracy you are definately the Queen of steampunk. I just dont know how you keep coming up with such amazing art work... :-)
Siobhan

Yvonne Garner said...

Tracy, Just fabulous! Awe inspiring project. Best, Yvonne

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a cool steampunk project, Tracy! I really love the layering and adding of embellishments!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Sarah said...

Truly wonderful and all you Tracy! Love your fabulous use of Art Parts and colours - I love this fella! Gorgeous tones and textures - the cogs look amazing - I love him from top to toe!

PsyPenguin said...

Brilliant piece! I love the gent in the middle - he's just perfect for this and has such a fab mustache :0)

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Gillian .... said...

Fab Steampunk/Grungy art piece Tracy, love the large pocket watch as the main focus. x