Monday, 16 April 2012

SSSS ANYTHING GOES

Anything goes at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week, which I love as it gives me free rein to do absolutely anything I want, well within reason of course. Following a clear out of my craft room recently, I decided that I will use all the alterable items I have before I purchase anything more and so far so good!
 
An old frame was due a little transformation, painted with Little Black Dress Fresco Finish acrylic paint, a little Crackle Glaze and a top coat of Snowflake. A fabulous dimensional heart cut from corrugated card using the Heart Wings die adds the WOW factor.

The background to my frame is paper from 7 Gypsies Paddington range which adds a little more interest to my monochromatic piece. I cut 6 hearts from corrugated card and adhered together with Multi Medium Matt and once dry I painted with the Fresco Finish Paints to coordinate with my frame.

From this angle you can see the fabulous dimension the corrugated card gives.  My wings were also cut from corrugated card and painted with a black Paint Dabber.

For a little more interest and dimension I added an Idea-ology Keyhole which I painted with a little black paint dabber so it appeared less shiny.

I cut two small hearts from Metal Foil Tape and embossed with the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, again adding a little black paint dabber to tone the silver down a little.

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 





22 comments:

Sandy said...

Absolutely brilliant.
Love the shbby style and the crackle paint. Perfect work Tracy. xoxo

Sarah Anderson said...

love that corrugated heart! Actually, so, so many elements of this that I like :)

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

...awesome work Tracy...a total feast for the eye I loVe it...Mel :)

Helen said...

Great frame - love the crackling, and the hearts are just wonderful.

Hermine said...

Gorgoeus, love the chunky heart and the colours

Kaz said...

Gorgeous as always, love the heart, fabulous

Kazx

Rita said...

Your frame is fantastic Tracey. Love all the various techniques you have used. Well Done. Hugs Rita xx

TonyR said...

elegant and stylish as always . i love how the keyhole 'mimics' the wings. beautiful piece. xx

Alison said...

A really fabulous & inspiring piece Tracy! Thanks for sharing! xx

Candy C said...

Tracy, I really love your crackled frame! Love the colors and I will have to try that Crackle Glaze on something like this! Your background paper is awesome...perfect with the black and white crackle glazing of the frame. I also love all of the embellishments you've done on the frame. Bravo for you to make the decision to try to use up your alterable stuff! You've inspired me to do the same! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm totally loving that heart, Tracy!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The crackle paint and the heart are favourites. Corrugated card is such an under-rated free product to play with.
Wishes
Lynne

Lori said...

I LOVE that crackle! I wish I could get some of THAT. Wonderful piece Tracy, as always! The black and white really pops!

Heidi said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous. I really love the crackle. You have inspired me to crackle up!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous alteration Tracy, love the dimension from the corrugated card and the foil tape heart.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous piece, Tracy! I love the corrugated layering and the aged crackled effect!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Dangina Martinez said...

Wow! This is very pretty. I love the charms wings and heart. I have to get some crackle paint now.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! So elegant looking! I love the crackle and the many layered heart is a wow in itself! Gorgeous!

Gillian .... said...

Love the Fresco crackling and the 3d corrugated heart, just beautiful Tracy. x

Lynn Stevens said...

That 3 d heart is Fabulous, You can create art from just anything!!!
hugs Lynn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful piece with great elements.

Suzanne C said...

I am so stealing ahem borrowing that idea with the heart! Fab idea and the perfect focal point to your beautiful art!