Monday, 18 June 2012

A Bit Of Brown

Simon Says Stamp and Show challenges you to use a BIT OF BROWN in your creative pieces this week, I love brown and use it almost every day in something I create.

An inky background combined with the Woman Filmstrip from PaperArtsy are showcased in my artsy piece this week.  Distress Inks broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire and a touch of vintage photo set the background scene.
To create my background I added the Distress Inks to my non stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and swiped my card through the ink, drying between each application.  Once I was happy with the coverage, I added a little vintage photo to my non stick craft sheet spritzed with water and gently dabbed my card into the ink to give splodges of brown, adding to the interest in the background. For further interest I also stamped the Kaiser Numbers Texture stamp to the background in coffee Archival Ink.
To add a little dimension to my creation I added two copper Memory Frames, stamping the PaperArtsy image onto the Frosted Memory Glass, colouring with a little sail boat blue and denim Alcohol Ink, adding a little rusty wire for further texture and interest.
I cut a number 6 from the bottom corner using the Cargo Stencil Number Set dies to coordinate with the stamped numbers in the background and the numbers on my Mini Bingo Card. Further embellishments come in the form of the Mini Numerals from the Idea-ology range, again using the number 6 and colouring with Alcohol Inks and attaching with jump rings.  I added a small piece of Film Strip Ribbon to coordinate with the stamped image adding LIVE using Alpha Parts to match LIVE on the Mini Bingo Card.
The central image has been stamped onto white card and coloured with Distress Inks highlighting the dimension to the other pieces and balancing out the images, I love using 3's and 5's when adding stamped images just works for me!  I also added a little colour to the Mini Bingo Card to tone with my background.
I also love the fact that you can see the numbers through the coloured glass, its these little touches that make a creation for me.

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...

Wow this is an amazing collage card Tracy.
Love all the details. Perfect work. xoxo

Marijke said...

great collage card

Helen said...

Your fave colours this week... Love this card Tracy.

flutterbycrafter said...

My fav colours and you use them so well, beautiful tag, so much going on xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab background Tracy and I LOVE what you have done with the memory frames :)
Jan x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is one, stunning,design that background is just amazing and love all the elements,hugs Cherylxxx

Brenda Brown said...

A great creation with super colours and elements Tracy. Love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Candy C said...

Tracy, your piece is awesome! I really love how you've showcased the woman in the filmstrip using the memory frames! That looks so cool! I also love all of your layering for your background. Really wonderful piece! <3 Candy

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is such an extravagant card with beautiful use of different elements to create a story.
Wishes
Lynne

herminesplace said...

Love it

Barb Cady said...

Terrific background to a fabulous card Tracy! Thankyou for the oh so kind comments you leave on my blog- the top hat was part of a Lynne Perrela stamp by Paperartsy. Hugs x

Dangina Martinez said...

Gorgeous film strips. Love it.
Tons of hugs, Dangina

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant work, Tracy! Fantastic design and great job!

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inkypinkycraft said...

This is a wonderful piece and I love this combination of colours!! I love the it! Hugs trace x

Anita Houston said...

What a cool collage piece Tracy...love all the numbers!!! So much to see...fantastic!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this piece, especially the way you've used the memory glass and frames... they add such a cool effect in how the filmstrip is displayed.

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous bit of brown creating! so many cool details! TFS!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous piece, Tracy! I love the way you embellished and combined blues & browns! So pretty :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

MaRyKaY said...

this is awesome. I am loving your work. glad I stumbled upon your blog not too long ago. lots of great inspiration here.

Gillian .... said...

My fav colour too:) another fab project Tracy, love how the filmstrip stamped image is also mimicked in the memory frame. x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous layering of images! Love the strips and stamped images!