Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Garden Chic

I have been using the Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set (made entirely from recycled rubber) from Creative Expressions for this weeks DT piece.
I decided to decorate a box for my first piece which I covered in vintage paper from an old book.
 
Once I had covered with vintage paper I added the floral image from the set, stamped with VersaMark ink and sprinkled with clear embossing powder.  I then coloured with Distress Ink wild honey, a favourite colour of mine at the moment, blending the colour as I moved around the box. I then stamped the same image around the box in coffee Archival Ink.
I stamped the fabulous dress form onto white card using coffee Archival Ink and sponged with wild honey ink, adding coffee ink to the edges for definition. I added a wing from Tim's Idea-ology Adornments Regal and completed with three buttons threaded with Bakers Twine.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

19 comments:

Gabrielle said...

This is lovely - I love the spring like colours (I too love Wild Honey!) and that you used the dress form - I have yet to use it and yet it is my favourite stamp in the set - go figure!

Sandy said...

Tracy this is fantastic.
Wonderful stamping. Love them.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just brilliant,love the stamps hugs Cherylxxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab piece love the colours and style, hugs trace x

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful altered box - love your vintage image!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Divine Tracy! Wild honey is a fave of mine too....! That image is gorgeous!

hazel said...

I love what you've done with the stamps Tracy, it's beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

That dress form image is lovely.....as is your box:)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous effects Tracy. These look an interesting set of stamps.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Barb Cady said...

It must be so hard to cover a box with vintage paper and get it looking like this. Beautiful! xx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Absolutely lovely Tracy. You always come up with such lovely ideas.
Siobhan xx

Kim Dellow said...

Totally gorgeous Tracy, just love your box!
You asked me how I rusted things last week and I've done a little tips post on my blog today if you are interested. I use a product called Rusting Powder.
Have a great Wednesday!
Kimx

Sarah said...

These are fab stamps Tracy and used very elegantly by your fair hand... Love the rich colours on the book pages! And do I spy a snazzy new profile pic there???

Lori said...

Ooo, love the dress form! Very pretty piece Tracy!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Tracy, love it! x

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous box, I like the shape of it. Great stamps

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous box. Love the wild honey!
hugs Lynn

TonyR said...

stylish, beautiful piecs. lovely warm colours xx

sue law said...

Great project Tracy, Love what you have done with the dressform!

Sue
x