Monday, 11 June 2012

Industrial Hearts

It's a favourite with all you crafters this week, yes it's ANYTHING GOES at Simon Says Stamp and Show, so you can do anything that takes your fancy.
I fancied going for a real industrial feel this week with my decorative heart using Tim's Riveted Patchwork technique from A Compendium Of Curiosities Volume ll along with masses of Metal Foil Tape and Alcohol Inks ginger and pitch black.
All the texture in the background has been added by hand and I have added three dimensional hearts cut from grey board using the Mini Gadget Hearts Movers and Shapers die adding Metal Foil tape to the top and embossing with the Riveted Metal Texture Fade and again colouring with Alcohol Ink. Rusty wire has been added to each heart to add to the industrial feel of my creation.
I found a grungy door knob in my stash which I thought was a perfect addition along with a Chitchat sticker to the centre.  I love the sentiment "Art Begins With A VISION" from Wendy Vecchi which I also stamped onto Metal Foil with black StazOn ink, adding a little ginger Alcohol Ink to the outside edge to blend with my background.
For added dimension and interest I have added a small Fractured Doll which I have grunged up a little with black Paint Dabber and ginger Alcohol Ink. I did sand my doll a little too so that the paint went into the scratched areas to add to the aged feel, adding rusty wire to the body adds to the industrial piece.
I have to say this technique is slowly becoming a favourite of mine and one I am sure I will use many times as it adds so much interest and texture to a piece.

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  

29 comments:

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!!!
This is soo cool Tracy.
I´ve missed my words. xoxo

Gez said...

How clever Tracy. I love it ♥

Helen said...

You really do love this technique, and I can totally see why, the heart looks just amazing.

TonyR said...

fabulous!!
i love this metal technique too!
absolutely beautiful heart xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great artwork Terry!!! I really love the metal look...gorgeous!

greetings, Alie :-)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Sorry...not Terry, but Tracy of course!!!!! :-)

Alie :-)

Brenda Brown said...

An amazing piece Tracy and what a way to use that technique, just outstanding.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Candy C said...

Tracy, your industrial style heart is so darn cool! I had seen that technique in Tim's book and had thought about giving it a go. Now, I have to! Your piece is so amazing! Love the depth and the distressing. All of that detail on the riveting, wire wrapped heart and Tim's frozen Charlotte style doll. It is all just such an original and cool idea! <3 Candy

Sarah said...

Totally fabulous Tracy - love all your grungy colours, texture and details...! The metal looks amazing and I love the extra hearts and findings...the doll is the perfect little extra - 'tis all so very wonderful indeed!

Gabrielle said...

I seriously love this - it is really wonderful! If you haven;'t got room in your house for this...!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

WOW! I just love seeing how you take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. This looks amazing Tracy..LOVE everything about it!!
Jan x

Ellie said...

How gorgeous!

Gillian .... said...

This is sooooooo cool Tracy, love all the textured metalwork, fabby project. x

Lori said...

Oooo....I absolutely LOVE this piece! So cool and steampunk! Great job, Tracy!

Emma said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!! This is gorgeous and such a clever creation!! Love it...
Emma xxx

Anita Houston said...

WWWOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!! Gorgeous!!! Love all this metal!!! Sometimes I wish our hearts had a little metal protecting them...lol!!!

Marijke said...

great creation

Barb Cady said...

So so clever, looks as if you have a welding shop next to the craft room! Lovely piece Tracy, sooo clever xx

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Sorry, blogger went triplicate! xx

hazel said...

Wow Tracy, this is amazing.
xxx Hazel.

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool!

Plume said...

tracy this rocks! i love it! Simply fabulous!

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, this is one killer heart! I love it. Also really cool how you left that one section un-rivoted where you stamped the sentiment... love that smoothness against the rest.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning piece Tracy! Love the riveted patchwork with all the added details!

Lynn Stevens said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! So fricken cool!!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow, what an amazing heart, love the industrial feel - looks super amazing! xx