Monday, 23 January 2012

Back To Black

Another Monday, another challenge with Simon Says Stamp and Show and this weeks theme is a SONG TITLE.

Back To Black by Amy Winehouse is my song title choice represented by a black heart box decorated with hearts from Wendy Vecchi's Love To Make Art set. Coupled with a little foliage from the Tattered Pinecone and a flower from the Tattered Florals die and a key embellishment from Tim's Idea-ology Word Keys.
My Tattered Floral has been created from Kraft Glassine which has been lightly painted with Gesso and scrunched to give that aged feel and a brad has been added to the centre. I then added one of Tim's Word Keys along with some black ribbon behind my Tattered Floral.
The hearts have been stamped onto white card in black Archival Ink and had a layer of Rock Candy applied over the top. Two black buttons threaded with Bakers Twine have been added for further dimension.
To lift the colour a little I have added white dots around the edges of my box with a white gel pen.

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 


27 comments:

Sandy said...

Stunning heart Tracy.
Love the black design.

Helen said...

This is just wonderful, the heart box looks fabulous decorated in black and white, I love it!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Tracy and a great choice of song title!

Candy C said...

Tracy, your Back to Black project is awesome! I love the black and white together. Love your glassine flower with the gesso painted on it. Love Wendy's hearts with the Rock Candy over them. And I love the white dots you added. Your attention to detail is impeccable. This is a really cool piece. <3 Candy

Amy* said...

This is beautiful Tracy! I love the hearts and that gorgeous glassine flower! My what a steady hand you have to add the white dots so perfectly...I think I need to stop drinking so much coffee so I can steady my hands :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Wonderful piece. I love how you were so careful with all those teeny dots along the edge and that flower is to-die-for gorgeous.

Gaby Bee said...

Your heart box looks great Tracy! Love the white dots you have added.

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Gaby

Leintje* said...

This looks AMAZING Tracy! What a great project!!! And I had to think about Amy Winehouse direct when I saw the link, just before I could read about the challenge, so you did a very well job (as always)!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

hazel said...

Stunning work Tracy, it's beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Emma said...

Fantastic song and an equally fantastic piece of artwork...gorgeous as always, Tracy!
Love Emma xxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A fabulous song to select and beautifully represented with your altered heart shaped box and the wonderful attention to detail.
Tracy, thank you for joining in with my Giveaway, your name has been added to the hat.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love the Studio 490 hearts in B&W.

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Tracy - love the black and white theme.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

flutterbycrafter said...

Absolutely stunning xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous heart box, Tracy! I love the black & white color combo..so classic..and it's perfectly embellished!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous box. Love it.

Barb Cady said...

Love the stamps, die cuts, colours, shapes! It would look wonderful filled with plain chocolate, or brown for milk or cream for white chocolate!(mmm, cackles dementedly to herself!) Thanks Tracy, fab project xx

Anita Houston said...

So darn striking! I love the black and white! This is gorgeous!

Paula Whittaker said...

Just gorgeous!

Lynne Forsythe said...

girrrrrllll....that is one FABBBY box...the BEST color combo (my fave!)and soooo many AMAZING DETAILS...LOVE IT!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Tracy - wonderful details!

Artyjen said...

Tres chic in black and white ;)
xoxo Sioux

pooky said...

Love, love it! This would be perfect for my dd! Tfs!

Sarah said...

You are most definitely in your Dark artistic season - now I'm sure. This is so uber-chique and classy... fabulous layered flower and perfect dotting!

Gillian .... said...

Back to Black, one of my fav songs and this project is very classy, love the Black/white combo. x

Lynn Stevens said...

You go from one style or design to the next effortlessly. The B&W is one of my all time favorites!
Gorgeous!!!!

TonyR said...

one of my favourite pieces from you! so gorgeous! amy would have loved it i am sure! xx