Monday, 13 February 2012

Anything Goes........................

 ..............At Simon Says Stamp and Show, anything you like!

I decided to liven things up a little this week with a few bright colours from Distress Stains spiced marmalade, fired brick and mustard seed along with funky images from Dylusions in the form of Love Struck Lucy, Around The Edge, How Does Your Garden Grow and Basic Backgrounds stamp sets. A little texture from Gesso and machine stitching add to the interest of my tag accordion.
The background has been coloured with Distress Stains and I have used the Mini Harlequin Crafter's Workshop template to add a little more interest adding Fired Brick Distress Stain through the stencil in a random fashion. I have stamped numbers with coffee Archival Ink and Picket Fence Distress Stain, again adding more layers of interest. My images have all been stamped with coffee Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Stains. Gesso has been added through sequin waste for a little texture and dimension.
The reverse of my accordion has had the same techniques applied, lots of layers and dimension from images and Gesso.
I really enjoyed creating this piece and it made a refreshing change from my usual grungy, earthy tones and was great to work outside my comfort zone, something I find is a real challenge.

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  
 

25 comments:

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I love the colours Tracy - yes very different for you...but they make for a great piece of craft! Suz :)

Sandy said...

OMG a grandios Tag book Tracy.
Phenomenal. Love them.

Leintje* said...

Lovely color combination! Wonderful piece of artwork Tracy!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Helen said...

Really love this Tracy! I just love Dyan's stamps.

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant Hun just love those stamps,hugs Cherylxxxx

Barb Cady said...

Great colours, really enjoying this piece - a bit of sunshine on a grey day! xx

Artyjen said...

Fabulous tags...and fabby colours too. Love all the layers. ;)
xoxo sioux

Netty said...

A lovely tag book, beautiful colour choice. x

ellen vargo said...

Hey Tracy - LOVE your Dylusions triple tag! Love the earthy tones mixed with Dyan's style! Awesome!

Eloise said...

What a neat accordian tag. Great colors. i love dylusions stamps.

Candy C said...

Tracy, your accordion Dylusional tags are so cool. I love that you used Distress Stains on yours. Your backgrounds are so much in Dyan's style...love them! I love all of the stamp sets you used! I can't wait to get more of them so I can mix and match the way you did. I totally LOVE everything about your tags! <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

So, so cute! Love the color combinations!

Emma said...

Love the colours, the layouts, the dimensions...love it all!! It's absolutely perfect, Tracy.
Love Emma xx

Lori said...

Awesome piece Tracy! Love those colors, fantastic idea with the layout!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous mix of colours Tracy, reminds me of a warm summers day. Love the tags and the stamps and techniques.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sarah said...

I really love your colours and every inch of your tags - so bright and fresh but all very you and original which is fabulous. Great shades, layers and composition and I'm loving the birdies a lot...!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
Love it Tracey xx

Kaz x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Valentine and love but in such a contemporary form.
So much to interest the eye in this creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Dylan said...

gorgeous x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous is right. The colors flow along with the textures of the stamped images.

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous from me too Tracy, love the colours you chose to work with and all the little details of texture .. FAB. x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very cool piece, Tracy!! I love the textures and the stitching :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Kirsten Alicia said...

That's really nice, I love the colours.

hazel said...

Wonderful Tracy, great colours and textures.
xxx Hazel.

maria f. said...

Really like this - the colors are great and I love the Dylusions. The triple tag is a new idea for me. Thanks!