Monday, 10 March 2014

Dreamer Of Dreams

From inking edges brown to Tim Hotlz Distress products, sanding paper to ageing with tea stain, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge would love to see how you will distress this week.
I decided to create a rustic wall hanging this week incorporating a heart niche surrounded by corrugated card. I began by cutting a heart from thick card using the Spellbinders Media Mixage Heart Die. Once one heart was cut I then drew around the heart onto six further layers of card then placing the heart die onto each piece taping into place and then die cutting each piece. Alignment is made easier this way and gives a perfect finish.
I then coloured the top piece of card with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then placed a Prima Poppies and Peonies Stencil over the top, mixed Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste with Walnut Stain Distress Paint and then applied a layer over the centre of the card; then applying White Embossing Paste around the edges for contrast. I then set this piece aside to dry. Once dry I then coloured around the edges of the heart once again with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added a piece of chicken wire to the back of the first piece before layering onto the other die cut pieces of card. I added a Media Mixage Heart Bezel to the top corner adding a Chitchat Sticker and small Flower  to the centre and then pouring hot Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel into the bezel. I also added a key attached with a Jump Ring to the bezel for added dimension and interest.
I added Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms to the top and bottom cornerns adding Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges of the petals.
I have included a Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder, adding a Remnant Rubs Word to the centre and then pouring a thin layer of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel into the centre.
I added a charlotte doll which I dipped into hot Beeswax to age a little and to tone down the white colouring. I wrapped her in rusty wire and then attached to my wall hanging.
Book pages from an Alice In Wonderland book were added to the back of my niche; I am loving the niche idea, again a great way to add depth to a piece of art.
I then attached the completed piece to a piece of corrugated cardboard, tore the edges to add to the aged, distressed feel and added rusty wire to hang.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members art work, 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:

Spellbinders Media Mixage Heart Die
Spellbinders Media Mixage Heart Bezel
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Chitchat Stickers, Foliage Flowers and Leaves , Locket Keys , Jump Rings, Remnant Rubs Words
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Distress Paint - Walnut Stain
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ink Blending Tool
Melt Pot
Project Pan
Clear Utlra Thick Embossing Enamel 
Beeswax
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder


 

37 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Tracy, the heart niche us a fabulous idea and I love the gorgeous flowers and Charlotte doll xx

carol edwards said...

This is really lovely Tracy. Thank you for the technique with cutting out the heart, will give this one a go x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Tracy. this is stunning - the brown and white tones look fabulous with all the intricate embellishments. I really love the little curiosity heart too!
Dot x

Zoe said...

Wow Tracy this is fantastic Hun, love it, such a lot of work put into it, the paper flowers are gorgeous too xx Zoe

Debbie Fisher said...

Wow this is stunning love the technique, now following have a great day xxx

Cathi ONeill said...

I really love this!! Gorgeous!!

Cardgenie said...

Tracy, this wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous. Just my style - I hope you don't mind if I copy your idea!!!! Fab!! Jean.x

Netty said...

wow your hanging is totally fabulous Tracy. Annette x

Candy C said...

Wow Tracy! What a gorgeous project! That heart in the center is amazing. I so love the way you cut it out, backed it with text and added the wire in between. That looks so cool! All of your little flowers are stunning! I also really like the corrugated paper in the background! That added vertical texture really works on your piece. I also wanted to thank you for the very sweet comments youvkeft on my blog. It us much appreciated, my friend. Hugs, Candy

rachel said...

the corrugation looks fabulous Tracy and I love those flowers - gorgeous hanger xx

lilygee said...

Love the niche idea Tracy, adds even more interest to an already beautiful project!
Lilygee xx

Carol Q said...

wonderful creation Tracy. lots of interest, particularly for me the chicken wire and your white flowers are gorgeous.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this beautiful rustic wall hanging you created, Tracy. All the details and distressed elements are gorgeous! :)

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Fun project, Tracy! I really love the combination of textures!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

This is so pretty, Tracy! Love that you've used corrugated cardstock too! It's really distressy! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Nan G said...

Distressingly beautiful! Love niches!

cardsetalia said...

Gorgeous wall hanging. Love your use of corrugated card, and the depth on the heart is fantastic.

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy okay Woman this is toooo creativitly gorgeous, a brown crowning glory, 6 times, wowzer fantastic, I'm going to face book this right away, thanks for sharing all this creativity to ins;ire us.. Hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Marci said...

Gorgeous project! Love every bit of it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wowza Tracy! This project is AMAZING! I love the beautifully textured background and the gorgeous blossoms! I can sit and just admire your attention to detail!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Holy cow, Tracy! I didn't even know that was possible to do with UTEE!! Those little embellishments you made with it were among the favorite elements of this piece. I am always amazed and inspired by how you know so many cool techniques and processes. Phenomenal use of chicken wire, too!

Redanne said...

I have just spent 5 minutes looking at all the wonderful detail on this gorgeous creation. The layers are amazing, the wire looks fabulous, the bezel is a wonderful addition and the little doll is perfect with her coat of wax. This is perfection! Anne xx

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Coco said...

Really gorgeous Tracy, I love the niche and the embellishments!... Hugs, Coco x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fantastic Tracy - too much to take in one go so will go back now and have another look! Especially love the way you layered the heart! Chrisx

Ellie Knol said...

Tracy, gorgeous work, so glad you joined the .... team :)

Ellie Knol said...

Tracy, gorgeous work, so glad you joined the .... team :)

MichelleZ said...

Amazing! I love what you did with the bezel. I also LOVE the background. I think that the background with those flowers is such a wonderfully earthy yet edgey look.

Emma Williams said...

A fantastic piece of art, with so much detail. I love the flowers and I think you'll know how much I love the corrugated cardboard, lol...it's wonderful, as always Tracy!! Hope the kitchen refit goes well and I'll be thinking of you! ;) xxx

Sandee Setliff said...

Gorgeous, love the heart layers and the doll dipped in beeswax! Thank you for stopping by my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

barbarayaya62 said...

A fantastic piece that plays to perfection this week's challenge ! Your work is full of inspirational details as always! BArbarayaya

Anna-Karin said...

This is beautiful Tracy!! Love the heart niche you created. The flowers, colours, textures and embellishment are all wonderful. What a great idea with the beeswax, it came out so well.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Colleen said...

Tracy,
How beautiful, looks very vintage and in my favorite color combo.

Anita Houston said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Love the heart! Love the wire! Love the embossing! Fabulous!!!

butterfly said...

So in love with this - straight to the top of my favourites list here... The multi-layered heart frame, the fabulous mesh, gorgeous bezel and the wonderful leafy sprays across the kraft background.... I could go on! Beautiful!
Alison xx

Suzanne C said...

This is stunning! First Time I saw it I had to go back multiple times to catch all the gorgeous details! WOW!