Monday, 9 July 2012

Industrial Layers

Simon Says Stamp and Show MORE THAN ONE LAYER, I love this challenge as I always add lots of layers to my creations so this was an easy one for me!
Lots of layers from me this week in the form of Metal Foil Tape, fabulous dimensional flower created from the Tattered Florals die, rusty wire, corrugated card and embellishments galore to create my industrial floral card. I added Metal Foil Tape to card and then embossed the background using the Regal Flourishes Texture Fade, coloured with pitch black Alcohol Ink and then sanded to give an Industrial feel. I then added touches of ginger Alcohol Ink to the crevices and then added to a 5" x 7" card blank.
From any left over foil I cut 6 layers using the Tattered Florals die colouring each layer with sail boat blue Alcohol Ink with touches of ginger here and there, attaching together with a  Curio Knob adding further interest and dimension. Before attaching the floral I added three coils of rusty wire, adding the floral to the top.
A further layer in the form of corrugated card which I machine stitched into place along with some string tied to the centre adding yet another layer of interest. I added a Hinge Clip to the edge of the corrugated card attaching a floral and leaves from the Idea-Ology Foliage. I also added "grow" cut from more metal using the Word Play die again colouring with pitch black Alcohol Ink but sanding only a little this time around.
This close up picture shows you the fabulous detail the metal foil gives embossed with the Texture Fade and the contrast between the background and my letters.
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  
 
 


26 comments:

Sandy said...

Stunning Metal piece of art Tracy.
This looks great.
Love it.
xoxo

Helen said...

Love that metal foil, must find mine... and the flower is fabulous!

Chris Arlington @ My Arty Attempts said...

Super artwork Tracy !

Alexandra said...

So many layers, & lots of textures. Cool metal art.

Barb Cady said...

You wouldn't normally put 'industrial' and ,'floral' in the same breathe, but you have done this wonderfully! Love all the layers and the tendrils of rusty wire are inspired! Great one Tracy. x

AJ said...

OMG, I LOVE the metal creation, such cool piece of art, great work!!! i love how 'grow' contrast and add depth to the card, i have never tried the 'pitch black' alcohol ink… bt i love it.

TonyR said...

this jumped off the screen at me!
totally fabulous!! i love metal and this is spectacular!
fab colours and so much texture!
yummmmm!
xx tony

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow Tracy...so many lovely layers and textures...stunning!
Jan x

Candy C said...

Tracy, this card is just stunning. I so love metal and you have really done such a beautiful job of coordinating so many forms of metal on this piece. I love the tattered flower. It is just beautiful! I love the embossed metal in the background mixed with the corrugated paper. I love the hinge clip hanging from the edge of the card. It is all just fantastic and a great example not only of layering but of your amazing attention to detail. Love, Candy

Sandi said...

love your layers and the metal, flowers and your detail says it all, great piece, hugs

Carol Q said...

wow Tracy... that's a stunner!

May said...

layering metal foil and embossing it is one of my faves- you've done an amazing job with this one!

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous, loving the metal x

Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful work, dear Tracy! I really love this.

Gillian .... said...

Oh wow, loving all the layers of metal, great industrial feel to this project Tracy. x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous textural layers Tracy, love this piece.
hugs {brenda} xox

Buttons said...

Loving what you have done with the metal tape here. Some beautiful layers indeed Tracy. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

butterfly said...

The metal layering is fabulous, giving such a stylish yet grungy look to the whole. And the corrugated bits, and curly bits, and that magnificent flower... fab!
Alison x

lynne said...

The flower is astonishing but everything works in such harmony and although industrial there is a strong feminine feel to this.
Amazing.
Wishes
Lynne

Lori said...

Wow! Blow me away! This is stunning Tracy!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous layering, Tracy! I love the metal embossed look and I adore the flower!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

hazel said...

A wonderful creation Tracy, the flower is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy another stunner from your part, love the metal foil and you gave them such a fabby color, loving the flower that you have placed really georgous project, another wonderfull and amazing job hun. Hugs and thanksss for sharing terry xxxx

Dangina Martinez said...

Stunning! I Love the gorgeous flower.
Hugs, Dangina

Marjie Kemper said...

Seriously intense and impressive, Tracy! Holy Smokes... I can't stop ogling the details on the metal foil. Gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Love the foil! It is so cool and the flower is fabulous. Fantastic choice of layers.