Monday, 28 May 2012

One For The Guys

ONE FOR THE GUYS for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, a real treat for me as it allowed me to go back to my grungy roots and earthy tones, back to my comfort zone.
A new purchase in the form of Tim's BIRDMAN inspired my quirky decorated canvas panel. A real masculine treat decorated with masking tape and more stamped images from the Scratched Raven Bird, Kaiser Bird Cage, Kaiser Graffiti and Kaiser Numbers.
Before any decoration I covered my canvas in torn pieces of masking tape in a random fashion and spritzed with lettuce Color Wash. I love how there are lighter and darker patches and the edges of the masking tape are darker, adding so much interest to the background.
I pulled apart a metal tin and coloured the outside edges with lettuce Alcohol Ink to blend with my background. I then cut a piece of card to fit my tin and stamped the Scratched Raven Bird (which I love and will be perfect for my Halloween creations) with black Archival Ink, adding the Kaiser Numbers to the outside edges. The decorated piece was then coloured with Distress Ink peeled paint. I punched two holes to the left hand side of the card and added some rusty wire to add to that grungy feel. "SOAR" is part of a sentiment from the Artistic Outpost Quote and Quotables plate.
I stamped the Scratched Raven Bird once again directly to the board with Archival Ink and added white highlights with a gel pen. I also added the complete sentiment from the Quote and Quotables plate along with some mini gears sprockets for added dimension.
I stamped the fabulous Kaiser Bird Cage (this is going to be a favourite of mine!) onto white card with Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Ink peeled paint adding a bird from the Adornments metal charms, coloured with ginger Alcohol Ink, tied with some natural twine. For further interest I also added a large wing from the Regal Adornments again coloured with Alcohol Ink.
The other half of my tin has been added to the bottom corner of my canvas panel, decorated with the wonderful Birdman, again adding the Kaiser Numbers to the outside edge and colouring with Distress Ink peeled paint.  I then spritzed with water to add a little more interest to the background.  The edges have been sponged with walnut stain Distress Ink. More rusty wire has been added down the centre of the panel. The Kaiser Graffiti has been stamped randomly on the background of my panel adding white highlights with a gel pen.
I drilled a hole through my tin and added a Clock Key to the top of the Birdman image. You can also see from this angle the great texture and variation of colour the masking tape gives.
To add further to the masculine feel I added a Faucet Knob to the top corner.

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  










19 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Outstanding project Tracy! Love this. Best, Yvonne

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab! Love the 3-d bird cage and the bird man in the tin!! Hugs trace x

Helen said...

Wonderful!! I love the masking tape background. The stamping is perfect for the theme.

Sandy said...

Absolutely cool and wonderful piece dear Tracy.
Amazing creative project. Love it. xoxo

Paula Whittaker said...

nice canvas panel Tracy - havent done or seen a masking tape background in a while - youve inspired me to give a go again! Thanks for sharing.

Barb Cady said...

oh this is beautiful Tracy! I absolutely love it, great techniques! (I've done my garden but my blog is bare, how do you manage it!)!hugs xx

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy, love your manly project, with all the little detaills another stunning project as allways....fabulous colors and the 3dimensional birdcage is fabulous Thanks for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

Candy C said...

Tracy...this piece is so cool! I love the canvas background done with masking tape! That looks so cool! You are right...the natural light and dark areas that emerged depending on how the tape took the alcohol ink is really cool. Love all of the stamps and design you created for your canvas. It really looks fantastic. Hugs, Candy

Sandi said...

great canvas, love the masking tape, hugs

Netty said...

wow this is a fabulous canvas Tracy, loving the background and the fab idea of adding tins..brill. xx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous project and such depth of colour just wonderful
Hugs Kate xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,how amazing is,this,you always add such,great detail,textures,and depth to your work,pure eye candy hugs Cherylxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Love all the elements you have used Tracy and the background looks fabulous.
Take care and have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, I LOVE this Tracy..what a wonderful canvas, fab background, decorated beautifully, Love the tins!! Inspirational work!
Jan x

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the background!

Anita Houston said...

I see you got your birdman! I never would have guessed that that was masking tape...brilliant idea!!! I love this whole things...all the elements and design are awesome! Fabulous Tracy!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! Love the use of the tin and the taped textured background. Beautiful!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great project, Tracy! I love all the texture & dimension!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

That background is wow! Than you added the couple of tins which were a clever idea! Sweet!