Monday, 27 August 2012

Summer Is Here......

......In my craft room anyway, using the fabulous new Summer Distress colours.

It's Monday and time for our weekly dose of Simon Says Stamp and Show and this week we would love to see how you are inspired by the new Summer Distress colours or even your own Summer palette of Distress colours, you choose.

Inspiration always strikes when I have a reorganisation in my craft room in the form of found/forgotten pieces, this miniature frame being a perfect example, small in stature but BIG on impact.
I enjoyed working outside my comfort zone of earthy tones, creating my miniature piece with the fabulous new Summer Seasonal Distress Ink colours. The hardest part of this project was working on such a small scale and knowing when to stop.  The fractured doll is my focal point and has been given an angelic makeover with the addition of wings from the Regal Adornments.
I began by adding a dropper full of salty ocean reinker to a mini mister and then giving my frame a good spray of ink, once dry I blended a little more ink from the inkpad. I cut a panel to fit the centre aperture and embossed with the stencil Texture Fade and coloured with the Summer Distress colours; applying the colours to my non-stick craft sheet and mopping up the colour with my card, adding silver highlights with a paint dabber. For further interest I stamped the numbers onto my frame using the Kaiser numbers texture stamp and snow cap paint dabber. I have cut a heart from thick white card using the mini heart die, adding texture with a little Gesso and colouring with the Summer colours. For added dimension I have included a Studio Calico butterfly wood veneer which I have coloured with salty ocean and picked raspberry inks.
I have added a word band to the top of my frame which I have coloured with a little snow cap paint dabber, swiping the dabber across the band and removing the excess ink, leaving the colour in the recessed areas. The fractured doll has been given a crown, adding a Chitchat sticker to the top.
I have added a second heart to the bottom of my frame, texture added with Gesso and coloured as before, adding wings cut from white card using the heart wings die. Believe and inspire have been added from the Chitchat stickers, applying salty ocean ink to the edges.

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...

Fantastic new project dear Tracy.
Wonderful little details.
Perfect job. Love it.
xoxo

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun love all your detail its always first class hugs Cherylxxxx

Annie said...

Hi Tracy beautiful piece as always. I love these summer colours and you have used them perfectly here great idea to incorporate the fractured doll. TFS hugs Annie x

Paula Whittaker said...

fab use of the colours and fab overall project

Helen said...

Just gorgeous!! I love your angel!

hazel said...

A fabulous piece Tracy, great colours and I love the angel.
xxx Hazel.

flutterbycrafter said...

A wonderful project, such a fabulous angel, love it x

Candy C said...

Tracy, I really like your frame and how you've given Tim's fractured doll such an angelic look. :) Some find those broken off arms a bit creepy. haha Love how you've used Tim's Summer Distress colors. So many cool techniques and always, so much detail on this. Love it! <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Love your angelic Charlotte! The background behind her is wonderful! This little shine is a very cool idea!

Buttons said...

Where do I start Tracy? This is just wonderful! Love the way you have used the colours and the frame has worked a treat with that extra texture/interest on it. Hugs, Buttons x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is wonderful, love all the detail and texture you have that showcases the colours ..
Another fab make! Trace x

TonyR said...

sumptuous colours!
the fractured doll looks wonderful dressed in a heart and wings!
the background really looks like a modern stained glass window design!

Sandra said...

How cool is this frame? It's almost hard to believe it's that small! Love the colors, so beautiful!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous frame and fractured doll. Love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Chris said...

Really gorgeous piece Tracy and I love the doll! x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful treatment for Charlotte... her heart is like a coat of armor, and I love the way you mimic'd it with the winged one below.

Maura said...

Loving these new projects and challenges. What a great way to end the summer.

butterfly said...

Amazing background, and a delicious re-thinking on the fractured doll, giving her a whole new (and much better) set of limbs - very cool!
Alison x

soapHOUSEmama said...

such a lovely project!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fantastic piece, Tracy! The embellies are just lovely!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Terry said...

Hey there Trace its fabulously made, love the colors and all of your little detaills, yummiee hugs terry xxxx

Suzanne C said...

This is sooo cool! Love the creativity in using the frame and the way you framed the doll with her crown and wings. Beautiful!