Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ARTISTIC OUTPOST BLOG HOP

Time for the monthly blog hop for Artistic Outpost and this month we are showcasing the Design Team's personal favourites, for me its the Gatsby plate. I have a new favourite every month!

My inspiration began with a wooden arch, plenty of space to showcase all the images on this fabulous plate. I gave the wood a coat of gesso and then applied a light coat of vintage photo Distress Stain, I did not want my background to appear too dark. My creation began with the fabulous number plate that my dear blogging friend and fellow DT member Suzz sent to me, I love it. I coloured the plate with ginger alcohol ink and added faux screw brads to each corner. I then stamped the fabulous car image, a wonderful symbol of the roaring twenties onto white card and coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink.  Mini sprocket gears have been added to each wheel for a little dimension along with the text "The Great Gatsby" to some tape (also sent to me by Suzz, thank you) again sponging a little with vintage photo ink. I found some mini alphabets in my goodies and added GATSBY to the body of the car.
The inside of my wooden piece has an eclectic mix of images and embellishments to decorate.  I found a fabulous acetate film strip which I thought was perfect for the female image adding THE LOST GENERATION to a little more of that tape.  The champagne bottle has been stamped onto white card, coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink and clear embossed. I added a little vintage ribbon to the top with REMEMBER added along with a vintage button and a little twine. The handsome gentleman has some numbered ruler ribbon added along with a ticket, stars and buttons for added dimension.
The back of my piece has yet another of the fabulous images from the Gatsby plate again coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink to add to the aged feel along with some film strip ribbon, stamped using an alphabet set to spell GATSBY along with some vintage ribbon with MEMORIES added. The wooden star embellishment was yet another lovely gift from my blogging friend.
This picutre gives you a better view of the front and back of my wooden piece.
These images take me back to those old movies and the roaring twenties, I love them.
My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous pieces, pop along and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost are also holding a fabulous Referral Program, the theme being ANYTHING/ANY OF THOSE AO IMAGES. Why not pop along HERE for all the details and there is a fabulous prize on offer too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Enjoy the rest of the week. Tracy x x 

18 comments:

Sandy said...

Tracy this knock me out my socks.
What a cool cool piece.
Wonderful design and great work.
This is absolutely unique.
xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Definitely a work of labor and of art!!! Fabulous layers and images...brilliant design piece!

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

...superb down to the last detail!...loVing what you have done here Tracy, the inking the stamping all your elements come together beautifully to give us this gorgeous piece to look at...loVe your work...Mel :)

Terry said...

Hey there Trace, loving your Great Gatsby project, fabulous layers you have placed and the images are just great, thanksss for sharing Hugs Terry xxx

Annie said...

Wow Tracy, definitely one of my favourites. This is brilliant. I love the images and the way you have pieced it together is fabulous. I have one of these wooden arches and feel quite inspired by this piece. TFS . Crafty hugs Annie x

hazel said...

Wonderful Tracy. Love the images and how you've put the whole thing together.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Just glorious, Tracy. Always a monochromatic brown fan, this takes it to another level. Jay Gatz would be proud to display it in his mansion!
Alison x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome art work! Really incredible magnificent, beautiful combined and colored.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Tracy, love the designs and images on the arches and wonderful embellishments.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sandi said...

wow, thanks for sharing, hugs

Carol Q said...

gorgeous chunky book Tracy, must be lovely to hold and look through. lots to look at!

Buttons said...

Gosh you have put a lot of work into this and it is stunning. Love all the elements and the way you have put it together. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration. Hugs, Buttons x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is brilliant, there is so much going on and so many wonderful details..love the vintage colours ..fab trace. X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's fabulous, looks wonderful.

Suzanne C said...

Absolutely brilliant! I loved looking at all the detais! I didn't even recognize the number plate!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your little book, Tracy! So many awesome details on each page.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning alteration of the Arch - love how you incorporated the images from Gatsby!

Shelly Hickox said...

I just saw this on the AO blog and had to come by to see more. Oh my!! This is gorgeous!!! Beautiful work!