Monday, 25 June 2012

Depths Of Distress

We are encouraging you to use lots of DISTRESS in your creations this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.
I decided to pay homage to PaperArtsy with my distressed inky tag, combining images from Hot Pics 1005 and the Hot Pick Xtra. Lots of layers of Distress Stain and Distress Ink Broken China, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo add great depth to my background.
I wanted to go for a very distressed, mottled background on my tag so I added Distress Stains picket fence, broken china and faded jeans to my non stick craft sheet and swiped my tag through the ink and then dried with my heat tool, repeating the process until I was happy with the coverage. I stamped the umbelliferous floral in the background firstly with coffee Archival Ink and then black to add further layers of interest.
I added the collaged flowers from PaperArtsy's Hot Pick Xtra set stamped with black Archival Ink and coloured with faded jeans and vintage photo ink.  To lift the flowers a little from the background I added white dots using a white gel pen also adding them to the edge of my tag, just this little touch makes so much difference and the dots coordinate with those on the two floral stamps. For added dimension I have included a metal flower from the Idea-Ology Foliage to one of my flowers and a Philosophy Tag to the second. "Flight" from the Chitchat stickers was a perfect addition to work alongside the bird images.
I stamped the bird image onto white card using faded jeans and a little vintage photo ink to blend with my background and stood him on a trim cut from white card using the Vintage Lace die, coloured with vintage photo ink. "fly" was added to my bird's body, again from the Chitchat stickers, colouring with faded jeans ink.  For added texture and interest I added FLY using the Word Play die cut from Metal Foil Tape and embossing with the Regal Flourishes Texture Fade. I coloured the metal with a little pitch black Alcohol Ink and then sanded to give an industrial feel. A little coordinated ribbon tied to the top adds the finishing touch.

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  
 

27 comments:

Sandy said...

So beautiful Tag again Tracy.
A gorgeous piece. Love them. xoxo

herminesplace said...

Love it, great combination of elements

Helen said...

What a beautiful tag, I adore it - the colour is just fantastic, and all your elements and touches are just great.

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

...amazing Tag Tracy...gorgeous depth of colour & dimension, super inky work, loVe your embossed lettering...loVe loVe loVe!...Mel :)

Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous Tracy. I love the colours you've chosen, the stamped flowers, embossed lettering and everything else.tfs

Sue said...

At frst glance I thought this was titled "depths of DESPAIR" and then I read it again:)
Oh yes....nice tag:)

Netty said...

Loving your fabulously designed tag Tracy, x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag, great details.

JansArtyJunk said...

Beautiful work Tracy..your tag is wonderful! Jan x

Kate said...

Lovely tag! I love the stamps you used. Beautiful colors yet loving the muted, distressed look!

Sandi said...

hmmmm, gorgeous tag, hugs

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab!! The colours are super yummy!! Love all the details! Hugs! Another lovely make!!! Hugs trace x

Candy C said...

Tracy, your tag is beautiful! I love your Paper Artsy stamps and flowers that you've used to create such a beautiful "fly" tag. You always have such wonderful detail on your pieces...down to the white opaque pen edging. Love it! <3 Candy

gayle said...

This is beautiful :) loving the colours you've used, the bird, the flowers, the lettering - all fab, such a lovely piece :)

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic piece of art!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

WOW!! So much gorgeousness and so much distress! I love way you die cut the word 'fly' with a metal type floral sheet AND embossed it..super cool!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Gillian .... said...

Adore this tag Tracy, from the colours you have chosen to all the fab stamped images from PA ... perfect. x

Marijke said...

this is simply gorgeous, love it

hazel said...

Wonderful tag Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Penny Duncan said...

Oh My.....This tag is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! I LOVE that shade of blue as well.....so so pretty!!!

Emma said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! The details are just stunning and the depth of colour is fabulous!!
Love Emma xxx

Anita Houston said...

So cool!!!! Love the letters! Awesome!

Terry said...

Hey there teamie, loving your birdies Tag, fabulous colors and the pictures are just fabulous. Thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxx

butterfly said...

I love this tag... depth of colour, the blending - it's all gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra said...

That blue with brown tone is just gorgeous! Stunning piece! Loving it!

Hugs,
Sandra
One of the newbies

Lynn Stevens said...

Again WOW WOW WOWZERS!!!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy tag! Lovely bird layered over the beautiful flowers! The detail on your letters is beautiful!