Monday, 4 June 2012

Dream A Little Dream

We are encouraging you to use TEXTURE in your pieces this week for Simon Says Stamp and Show.
I decided to encourage you all to Dream A Little Dream this week with my original piece using Tim's Dream A Little stamp combined with lots of texture from torn masking tape, rusty elements and stitching. Adding a little dimension with a Large Bottle Cap.
I tore lots of masking tape into differing sizes and added to a piece of grey board, this adds great TEXTURE and interest to your background and once coloured the edges take on a more intense colour which also adds a little more detail to the background. I have stamped the Kaiser Numbers stamp with Embossing Ink and embossed with white Embossing Powder and then coloured with Distress Inks peeled paint and chipped sapphire which makes the numbers pop from the background and adds yet more texture to my creation. For yet more interest I added machine stitching to a couple of areas on my piece.
I love dimension in my creations and this time around I decided on a large bottle cap coloured with ginger Alcohol Ink to blend with my other rusty pieces. I cut a circle to fit the centre and stamped part of my image onto the circle and added UTEE. Once dry I placed my piece into the fridge for a few minutes and then cracked the enamel, rubbing a little brown ink into the cracks to add to that aged/grungy feel.
More dimension has been added to his wings with rusty wire, I love adding rusty pieces in my work and on this piece it coordinates perfectly with the rich blue of the chipped sapphire.  I cut DREAM from white card using the DREAM Movers and Shapers Alterations die and coloured with Distress Inks to ensure it can be seen against my background.
His crown has been stamped twice onto white card and again a third time for the ORIGINAL element all adding that little bit more dimension and interest.
From this picture you can see the detail the embossing gives along with the stitching and masking tape.  I have added a wing from Adornments Regal which I have coloured with ginger Alcohol Ink and hung from a Hinge Clip with Jump Rings.

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 


16 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow what a striking piece Tracy.
Amazing stamping card. Love them. xoxo

Yvonne Garner said...

So many fabulous details to absorb! Bravo Tracy!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful use of texture on this piece.

Helen said...

Great texture and some lovely touches here Tracy.

Candy C said...

Tracy, I really love your piece. I love that masking tape background and the Kaiser numbers stamped on top of it. They look awesome. The dream a little dream is a wonderful stamp and you have really used it well on this piece. Love the metal additions as well. As always, a wonderful piece! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

So yummy and grungy! I love how you covered the edges of his wings and all that torn goodness.

Annie said...

What a fabulous piece Tracy. I love these stamps and die cuts. Thank You for sharing and I hope to have a go this week at SSS as I love texture.

TFS Annie :)

Suzanne C said...

Bounce cap? Brilliant! I thought it was a large bottle cap. Lovely Lovely design. All the details are fabulous as always!

Emma said...

Very, very nice and as always there is just so much detail and textures to look at...FABULOUS!!
Hope you're having a lovely long weekend...and managed to meet some of those deadlines!! ;)
Love Emma xx

Brenda Brown said...

A great piece Tracy, love the colours and the way you have added the texture.
hugs {brenda} xox

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a fantastic piece, Tracy! Beautiful stamping and colours and yummy texture! xx

Karin said...

a beautiful piece of art!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm totally loving the random stitching in the background, Tracy! What a cool piece!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Marijke said...

great card

Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy you are so danged talented, your art just knocks my socks off!
hugs Lynn

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the winged gentleman and the added DREAM cut out!