Thursday, 12 April 2012

Jot This Down........

I've been using the fabulous SECRETARY POOL plate from Artistic Outpost.
I machine stitched lines into a piece of white card to represent writing paper, leaving the ends of the thread to add a little interest. I stamped the paper clip image to the top of this stitched piece with coffee Archival Ink, adding a coordinated paper clip to the central image for dimension. I stamped the text "jot this down" in black Archival Ink. I tore some areas to add to the aged feel.
I stamped the alphabet background with broken china ink onto white card and distressed the edges adding a little vintage photo ink to add a little definition. The vintage typewriter has been stamped with coffee Archival Ink and a little broken china ink added to blend with my background.  I found the metal arrow in my sash which I coloured with alcohol ink and then added to the bottom of my card.
I stamped the pencil images and added to the bottom of my card and then added 3 mini pencils I found, tied with a little cord which I thought were perfect for this stamp set. NOTES added to the top of my card is cut from the alphabet background.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate your comments. Tracy x x

18 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow what an amazing card Tracy.
The idea with the pencils is lovely. Great color combo. I love it. xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow love this , the colours are gorgeous and lve the stitching!! A fab fab fab piece, just love it!!! Hugs trace x

Helen said...

Gorgeous! You always put such a lot of thought and work into your projects! Most of us would just find a piece of lined paper! Love your stitched version.

Paula Whittaker said...

fab colour.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, I love the stitching and the colour combo is perfect x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is stunning,love the stitching,and your amazing detail just brilliant hugs Cherylxxxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous color combo! Love that notebook edge and the 'real' pencils along with the stamped ones.

Kate said...

This is fabulous! These colors together are awesome! Love it!

sue law said...

I love this Tracy, especially the stitched lines and the alphabet background stamp.
Suex

Brenda Brown said...

So cool Tracy, love the way you have combined the stamps together.
hugs {brenda} xox

Emma said...

Another beautiful work of art, with so much fabulous detail and I adore the colours you've chosen to use...they really work with the images!!
Thank you for your comment on my pic on FB...and on my blog. You're a friend for life if you think I haven't changed much!! lol ;)
Have a lovely evening, Tracy!!
Love Emma xxx

Carol Q said...

a gorgeous set this Tracy and I love what you've done with it.

Kim Dellow said...

Totally fab Tracy! Love the pencils. Kim

Cath Wilson said...

Love the stitching on this, Tracy - excellent x

Anita Houston said...

The pencils on this were brilliant! I love your colors...wonderful card!

Lynn Stevens said...

So creative. The stitched lines are Fantastic as is the bundle of pencils. Its all in the details!
hugs Lynn

Amy* said...

Tracy this card is fantastic!! I've been sitting here staring at it for some time soaking up all the glorious details! I love the color scheme of dark brown coffee inks against the broken china distress. Hand stitching the lines? Genius! The Artistic Outpost images are fab...another stamp set to pine for :)

Suzanne C said...

Love the way you added all the different pieces and the metal embellishment! Beautiful design!