Monday, 23 April 2012

IMAGINE If We Had Wings

We are looking for your FAVOURITE WORD this week with Simon Says Stamp and Show, so many words to choose from, difficult to decide on just one. However, after much deliberation I decided that  one of my favourite words of the minute is IMAGINE highlighted here with the use of the IMAGINE die which inspired my IMAGINE If We Had Wings piece. The image from Winged Things 1 gave me the perfect image to use in my imaginitive piece. Wings from the Regal Adornments along with a metal Word Band added to the overall piece.
My book cover has been decorated using kitchen towel.  I added gears to my book cover cut using the Gadge Gears die from thick card along with two vintage keys all adhered with Glossy Accents. Once the die cut pieces were completely dry I then added the kitchen towel, adhering with watered down PVA glue, ensuring the layers of towel adhered to the die cut pieces.  I then left over night to dry.
Once completely dry I coloured the kitchen towl with Distress Ink peeled paint, highlighting the raised areas with vintage photo ink. From this image you can see the fantastic texture the kitchen towel gives. IMAGINE was also coloured with peeled paint and vintage photo ink with a little walnut stain added to lift a little from the background. I added a metal Word Band "possibility begins with imagination" , which I felt was perfect for this creation.
"If We Had Wings" was printed on my computer and again coloured with Distress Inks.  My image which I love has been stamped onto white card with black Archival Ink, adding a little dimension to the wings and crown. For a little more interest I have also added a couple of mini gears.
I have coloured my crown and wings with peeled paint and vintage photo ink and added clear embossing powder to each. The wings from the Regal Adornments have been coloured with lettuce Alcohol Ink so that they tone in with the whole piece and also add a little more dimension and interest.

For more great ideas 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. 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 

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow a crackle piece.
This is fantastic Tracy. Love the vintage style.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...beautiful imaginative work Tracy & a great theme...Mel :)

Helen said...

Beautiful work Tracy. Love those idea-ology wings.

hazel said...

A fabulous book cover, I love the image with the wings and how you've used the kitchen towel.
xxx Hazel.

Gez said...

Stunning. I adore this Tracy.xx

Netty said...

Its fab work Tracy.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous textures and image. Love how you have used the work.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Candy C said...

Tracy, your book cover is so neat. I love the embossing you've done on this and how you've distressed everything. The little winged fairy girl is so cute. I remember that set of Tim's. Not one that I have...but HAVE to have! :) Your book cover is awesome. I'd love to see the inside when you finish it. <3 Candy

Sarah said...

A really great word choice Tracy (also relevant for envisioning a clean dust-free house).... Lots of wonderful creatio on your blog again - doing a bit of catching up!
The bbok cover is brill...I love this stamp and the musical wings and crown look fabulous! Great technique with the kitchen paper too! Thanks so much for being a loyal bloggy buddy and reading my blurb each time! Have a good week and see you around...

Sarah said...

Creatio - yes that's the the plural form in old Latin-Italian....

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the winged girl, she's one of my favorites and she looks so great on that gorgeous background. Imagine, indeed! Love it.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful altered vintage book! Love your mix of images and fab background!

Emma said...

Beautiful work...very clever and the winged fairy girl works so well on the altered book cover! It's gorgeous Tracy...
Hope you had a lovely weekend and Mr Mojo comes visiting asap!
Love Emma xx

Anita Houston said...

WOW a book!!! I so need the fairy stamp! Your wings and chosen word are perfect. Love the color as well! What fun!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great project, Tracy! What if we DID have wings?! Hmmm...! I see the pros & cons ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lynn Stevens said...

Who would have thought about using a kitchen towel? You of course!!! What a Fabulous new use for some old towels hanging around. I'll have to remember this one!
A steller project Tracy
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Image if we had wings is clever. Lovely embossed background and the wings on the little girl.