Monday, 13 August 2012

GIRLS RULE

Simon Says Stamp and Show would like to see your FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE this week, what is your current favourite? Join in the fun, we would love to see your favourites.

I was inspired by a new stamp purchase to create my feminine tag.
My favourite technique right now is the Multi-Medium resist, I still love the wow factor achieved from such a simple idea. I was also inspired by the Spring seasonal Distress colours peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade; I was in the mood for a brighter colour palette this time around. I often use browns in my artwork and wanted to try something a little different, a move away from my usual grungy style. The Girls Rule image adds that feminine touch.
Here is my tag before any decoration. I applied the Multi-Medium to the Fabulous Flourishes stamp using Cut N Dry Foam and then stamped onto my tag. Once dry I applied peacock feathers and a little squeezed lemonade, spritzing with water to blend my colours. The Distress Inks resist the image I have stamped with the Multi-Mediuum, I love it.
I stamped the Girls Rule image onto white card with black archival ink and coloured with Distress Markers, blending a little Distress Ink around the edges of my decorated piece.  I then added the image to a piece of Tim Holtz ColorCore Cardstock Distress collection and added to the tag at a slight angle.
I have added the same image to a Memory Frame, colouring with Alcohol Inks sail boat blue, stonewashed, citrus, denim and pearl mixative.  I simply added a drop of each colour to an applicator and tapped the colour onto my frame. For added interes I attached a word stick, again coloured with the same alcohol inks. I added a mini numeral to coordinate with the number on the stamped image adding alcohol ink to blend with my background. Two small wooden birds coloured with peacock feathers ink have been added for further interest.
For added decoration I have included a flower cut using the Spellbinders spiral blossom two die, colouring with Distress Inks, adding a little twine to the back tied in a bow. For further dimension I have included a label pull, adding a Chitchat sticker to the centre and a fractured doll coloured with a little alcohol ink.

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  



27 comments:

Chris Arlington said...

I needed to see this. I can't get enough of turquoise and your tag is ideal ! I love everything you did with it.

Brenda Brown said...

Love the resist technique and effects you have created. Gorgeos colours and embellishments.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sandy said...

OMG this knock me out my socks Tracy.
What an unique Tag in my favorite color.
Smashing. I love it.
xoxo

Helen said...

Great tag, love the colour and the resist!

flutterbycrafter said...

Super work, love the resist technique and of course the colours x

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous tag Tracy! Love the cool ghost image effect of the resist technique and the colours are awesome. Great idea to repeat the main image twice, once in the memory frame.

Barb Cady said...

Fabulous mix of colours Tracy., and the stamp (i even have this one!) looks tremendous in these colours. Love the way you have used the image twice, love everything about it, up to your usual high standard! x

Gio said...

Lovely and unusual tag!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love to see my favorite colors. Beautiful tag creation, really delightful.

Suzanne C said...

Tracy... I kept coming back to your tag as the colors and the images are so beautiful! Love the effect of the soft background and then the image layered twice is brilliant!

Candy C said...

Tracy, your tag is so pretty! I love your bright colors that you used...blended so perfectly! That Multi Medium stamping is amazing! That flourish really looks incredible against that bright peacock feather ink. Love your stamped girl, too. That is one of my favorite Tim stamps...and oldie but a goodie. :) Love your flower as well. It's so pretty and gives great dimension. You always do such detailed and professional work. Love it! <3 Candy

lynne said...

Wonderful use of the image, adding her into the memory frame is a brilliant touch.
Tracy, is your bookplate/label holder vintage? I find them so difficult to source.
TFS this fabulous tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandra said...

So loving this teal colored tag! And the stamp is really stunning! You mastered the Multi Medium resist technique so well! I still struggle with it... Amazing tag! Hugs, Sandra

Terry said...

Love your fabulous Tag Tracy, another STUNNER on your behalve wowwzersssss Hugs Terry xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Yum! Gorgeous, love the colours. Kim

B. said...

Have enjoyed trying this resist technique all day. Finally got it. Kept coming back to the pic to study and duplicate. What a successful endeavor. Thank you for sharing.

B.

butterfly said...

Super resist technique - and a cracking image... I can see why it inspired you. Super tag!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful work! I love that resist tech as well! Gorgeous color and that metal charm piece is fabulous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Sweet Tracy. I have that stamp too but forget I own it. Guess I need to put them in my book! LOl
hugs Lynn

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is so very sweet!

Barb King said...

I love the colors and the image on this tag! I have some of that medium, I will give this a try!

Gay Peplow said...

Great tag , I love the peacock feathers ink pad, yummy, you've used it to very good effect, xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous tag, Tracy! I just love the embellishments and the peacock color is so beautiful!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

JansArtyJunk said...

Love the colours and wonderful embellishments, You are so talented Tracy, It's always a treat to visit your beautiful work! Jan x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love that aqua color scheme with a splash of yellow. Blessings!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful colors and images! Wonderful technique too.

Klara said...

You really did a great tag. I'm kind of new with all these Tim Holtz stuff and I'm excited about all the things that you can work out from them. You are really a master in this... :))