Monday, 30 July 2012

DISCOVER

This week its all about sentiments at Simon Says Stamp and Show, something I love to use in my artwork. I feel it's a great starting point for a project or the perfect finishing touch, I could not be without them. The perfect sentiment for me this week was from the Huck Finn plate by Artistic Outpost a great starting point for my sailing piece.
I love this sentiment, it's something that has been said to me many times in my life and it seemed the perfect time to use it and works perfectly for me in this piece. Lots of blended ink create my scene using faded jeans and weathered wood Distress Inks. I masked my card with scrap paper leaving only a strip which I coloured and blended with Distress Ink and then spritzed with water.
I stamped the sentiment with black Archival Ink to the top of my card and added EXPLORE AND DREAM to the opposite side to balance, colouring with distress ink, adding black to the edges for definition.
For a little dimension I added a Blue Moon embellishment attaching some natural cord attached with a jump ring. I also added some mini gears cut using the Mini Gears die and coloured with faded jeans ink.
I added a banner cut from white card using the Tattered Banners die and stamped DISCOVER to the top. A further mini gear was added along with a mini sprocket.

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  
 

26 comments:

Sandy said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful.
Love the stamps.
Really gorgeous card Tracy.
xoxo

Helen said...

Superb!! Really love it.

Marijke said...

just fabulous

butterfly said...

Wonderful card - I love the subtle, muted colours.
Alison x

Gráinne said...

Stunning card, love it - and I love the Huck Finn plate :-)
Best, Suzanne

Annie said...

Fabulous make Tracey. Stamps are gorgeous. Hugs Annie x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! Love those stamps too! Love how you've created that foggy scene! That charm is so lovely! Hugs, Sandra

Terry said...

Hey there my sweets, love love love your blue colors, your stamps that you have used and the sentiments mmmmm complete yummieness, another stunning project by your creative hands my dear. LOVE IT. Hugs Terry xxxx

Candy C said...

Tracy, I really love this! I love the misty blue in the background and the Huck Finn images you've used on your card. LOVE LOVE the sentiment. It is so true and how you've tied the ships in with the sentiment is really cool. You always do such lovely work, Tracy...so well thought out and executed. <3 Candy

Sandi said...

beautiful card, love the blues and that wonderful charm, hugs

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Tracy! I love that stamp set too, and your inking is perfect together with those images and that fabulous sentiment. TFS!

Anita Houston said...

Love these AO images! The added gears really transforms it into a special card!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Tracy! Love the gears in blue and how you've highlighted some of the words from the main plate.

Lori said...

Gorgeous Tracy, I love the monochromatic scheme in blue, my fave! Wonderful stamping and design!

Buttons said...

Oooooh, like this Tracy :) The colours work so well with your choice of images. Hugs, Buttons x

Brenda Brown said...

A great sentiment Tracy and oh so true. I love the card you created to go with it, another stunner.
hugs {brenda} xox

Netty said...

Loving your fabulous card with its gorgeous charm, x

soapHOUSEmama said...

so lovely!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Very soothing Tracy I can almost smell the salty air.
Hugs Lynn

Emma said...

Just catching up on all your posts and I LOVE the mackerel tin, it was stunning. As is this post...which is so beautiful and tranquil in it's look...gorgeous, as always!!
Hope you are ok...
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

lynne said...

Love those soft colours, they look as though the sun has faded them - so beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Marlena M. said...

Tracy, this is so beautiful. I love the sentiment.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool collection of stamps & embellishments Tracy! I love the monochromatic scheme!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your muted color scheme. Blessings!

Gillian .... said...

Fabulous, love it Tracy, the blended colours look great. x

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant quote and card! Love that sentiment and what a great choice for the challenge this week!