Monday, 24 March 2014

CREATE ART

This week DT member Anna-Karin chalenges us to be transparent. Will you use vellum? perhaps share all the details of your project leaving no secrets unseen: Add a layer of frost film or use mediums that are not opaque? However you choose to interpret our challenge Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge would love to see the results.
I decided to decorate a canvas which I brayered with Mocha Mousse and touches of Beach Hut Fresco Finish Paint. I love to brayer the colour which leaves some of the white areas of the canvas exposed. I then cut the branch using the Garden Greens Die, cut from brown card.
My transparent element is the dimensional bloom I have created from Clear Clearly For Art, cut using the Tattered Floral Die. I added a touch of colour to the edge of the petals using Aquamarine Reinker. I also added a small wooden bird, painted with Beach Hut paint. For further interest I also included some Remnant Rubs Words.
CREATE ART has been added to the canvas using Alpha Parts, painted with Fresco Finish Paint adding touches of Olive Bronze Treasure Gold Wax to each letter.
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms have been added for further interest and dimension, cut from teal card, adding Olive Bronze wax to the edges of the petals. The key was a kind gift from a blogging friend Tony (thanks Tony) which fitted perfectly nestled below the flowers along with a further wooden bird.  I also added metal corners to my canvas (another kind gift from Tony).
I added touches of Olive Bronze Treasure Gold Wax to the edges of my canvas, to the branch and wooden embellishments.
I have also included a Media Mixage Bird Metal Blank and House Blank which I have used as a birdhouse nestled within the branch and Bitty Blossoms which I coloured with Vintaj Patina's Marine and Aged Bronze.
For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members artwork, 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. Tracy x x


Products Used:

Wendy Vecchi Clear Clearly For Art
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Mocha Mousse, Beach Hut
PaperArtsy Treasure Gold Olive Bronze
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Remnant Rubs Words, Alpha Parts Signmaker, Corners,
Aquamarine Reinker
Studio Calico Bird Wood Veneers
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders Media Mixage Birds 1 Metal Blanks
Vintaj Patinas - Victorian Gable, Ancient Coin




28 comments:

Rita said...

Fabulous canvas Tracy. That transparent flower is so stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Great contrasting colours Tracy and I love the brayered background. Using transparent materials can be so hard to do but your flower has worked perfectly xx

carol edwards said...

Tracy this is beautiful. Love how the brayer leaves some light, the transparent flower is gorgeous, and everything just blends together. Thanks for sharing x

rachel said...

great piece Tracy - that flower looks awesome - love it xx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Fantastic piece of art work Tracy, as always!!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I am well but just frustrated at not having time to craft!! I have been following all your kitchen renovations and massive clear out from your craft room ... yet you still produce amazing artwork.
Siobhan x

May said...

so loving the aqua + brown combo on this lovely piece!

Sandra said...

This canvas is so pretty! Love the flowers with the little birdie! Hugs, Sandra

wendy vecchi said...

love the colors...
love the flower...lots!

MichelleZ said...

Gorgeous canvas! I love that Beach Hut Fresco on your flower. Beautiful!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fab canvas, Tracy! I love the Wendy clear for art flower :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The canvas is beautiful and that bloom, wow, that is stunning!
Wishes
Lynne

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful canvas Tracy! I love the big transparent bloom and all the bitty blossoms! Thanks for the inspiration!

Meihsia Liu said...

This canvas is so gorgeous, Tracy. I love the beautiful colors and those flowers are so pretty. :)

Ellie Knol said...

O, this is so you! BEautiful! When do you sleep?

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! what a gorgeous mix of colors and textures! I love your beautiful flowers! The small messages scattered over the background is a sweet surprise!

Redanne said...

Love the gorgeous contrast of colours on your beautiful canvas - fabulous tattered floral too. Anne x

Candy C said...

Tracy....your transparent piece is very cool! That would be a tough theme to do. You've really done an excellent job with that gorgeous large flower. Love the blue/teal-ish tones against the burlap background. I also wanted to thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog. <3 Candy

Emma Williams said...

I adore this canvas, Tracy and love the colours you've chosen to use and that flower is amazing!! Congratulations on your new DT position but when do you ever sleep, lol!! ;) Have a great week... xxx

Annie said...

Love this Tracy, particularly that fabulous floral

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

butterfly said...

Love it, Tracy - colours right up my street and amazing use of the canvas texture in the background... and the filmy flower is wonderful!
Alison x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Ohhhh! I am already just sighing at this gorgeous color palette. The flower you made is especially stunning with all of its layers and shades. And those birds! Adorable! I love how teal is reflected throughout the whole piece and how you did the "Create Art" sentiment was totally clever.

barbarayaya62 said...

TRAcy the color palette you've used is totally wonderful! your flower is so delicate! Love the way that you've create your words! Barbarayaya

Mary Elizabeth said...

All I can say is WOW!! That bloom using the Clearly for Art is incredible. And it is even more stunning and ethereal on the background of the very solid canvas, metal and cardstock. The you have that little bird on it. Really ... just marvelous. As usual ... love your colors :) Incredible take on this challenge Tracy!! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

soapHOUSEmama said...

That transparent bloom is out of this world! LOVE it!!!

Zina Yarbrough said...

Nice Picture.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the Create Art catch! The transparent flower is wonderful, and digging the turquoise colors!

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Tracy I love this piece it is so arty". Very nice indeed.
Dx

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous canvas Tracy!! And of course I LOVE your transparent flower, and it looks so great together with the other blue flowers.