Monday, 20 February 2012

Take Your Pick London/Paris/New York

We have a great theme for this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, take you pick London, Paris or New York.
With the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics there was only one choice for me, it had to be LONDON, using the fabulous London Underground and Loverly London plates from Artistic Outpost to create my door hinged card. Add into the mix plenty of colour from vermillion Archival Ink, brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks.
My pieces are cut from grey board to give some stability and then hinged with a simple door hinge.  I have stamped LONDON on the background of the front piece and sponged with Distress Ink brushed corduroy and added vintage photo to the edges. All my stamping is with vermillion Archival Ink. The handsome gentlemen has been added to a bottle cap, adding Glossy Accents to the top for dimension. A hand stitched button completes the front.
I've cut three hearts from white card and added images to each heart with vermillion ink and aged with brushed corduroy ink. LONDON has been added to jump rings for further interest.  On the opposite side I have added stamping in the background using coffee Archival Ink and added the Union Jack to the centre, adding LONDON to the centre of the flag. Blue Moon London Metal Charms add to the theme.
The back of my card has images stamped in black Archival Ink and vintage photo Distress Ink. This would be perfect for anyone celebrating a birthday or anniversary sometime around the Queen's Jubilee or the Olympics.

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 



23 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow Tracy your new London creation rock.
Wonderful play with these stamps. Love it.

Yvonne Garner said...

Tracy, you have taken my breath away! This piece is absolutely stunning! Bravo!

Helen said...

Love your London tribute!

Cath Wilson said...

Love this Tracy - love those stamps, too x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow...what a fabulous London project!! Beautifully embellished (as always) ..Just LOVE those stamps!! Jan x

Candy C said...

Tracy, your London piece is so wonderful! I love the two stamp sets you have used on your project. I also love your color palette. The way you have used the stamps to create such wonderful backgrounds blows me away. Then all of your popped pieces on top of those wonderful backgrounds is just amazing! <3 Candy

Artyjen said...

Fabulous piece.
xoxo Sioux

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this piece and the stamp set you chose to use. I especially love the hearts!

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous piece, love the way you use the hinges xx

Carolyn Dube said...

LOVE IT! Your stamping so captured my heart- so many wonderful details in your card!!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You are creating such wonderful projects with this stamp set. I like that you choose to use an aged red.
Wishes
Lynne

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant idea, and the red on brown background looks terrific. I wouldn't have thought of stamping the uinderground names to make a background, what else can I say? Fab, fab, fab!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous way of putting the stamps together, love the design.
hugs {brenda} xox

Elaine said...

Hi Tracy I'm Elaine.
All I can say is Wow !! , I am in Awe of your style of crafting on all your creations.
Fantastic
Well Done
Elaine

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous piece, Tracy! I adore the Artistic Outpost set you used as well as the adorable blue moon charms! Lovely!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous hinged card - love how you collaged the AO London sets!

Emma said...

I absolutely LOVE this piece...really clever and so creative. Fabulous, as always.
Love Emma xxx

pooky said...

Awsomeness:)

Sarah said...

Running in before you post another week of wonderful work... I just LOVE the colours you've chosen and your stamping is absolutely fabulous! The red is so vibrant against the background - I love Vermillion ink too. The hinges pieces of chunky greyboard give it a fitting strong, 'got upper lip' feel!

Leintje* said...

Wonderful Tracy!! I love the stamps you have used, what a beautiful project!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

(mine is following soon, but I will go for Paris becaus I have a lot of paris stamps...)

Gillian .... said...

Fab array of London inspired elements Tracy, love the hinged design and the colours are just "spiffing". x

Lynn Stevens said...

Well since I've never been to any of the locations it would be hard to pick! You've done a great job with the stamps, bravo! !!!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Stunning piece of work. Another favorite of mine when you make the multiple pieces together as each one is a masterpiece.