Monday 7 January 2013

Embrace The Old

Our first challenge of 2013 with Simon Says Stamp and Show and coincidentally my birthday too and today we are Embracing The Old, how apt considering I am a year older today!

A filmstrip frame helped me to showcase some old movie classic images.
As soon as I saw our theme this week I new I wanted to pay homage to the old movies, those classics that I love watching on a Sunday afternoon especially at this time of year when it's cold and dark outside, a perfect opportunity to embrace those old classic movies.  What better way to do that than with the Picture Star stamp plate from Artistic Outpost. This stamp set just takes me back to the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers era; now I am showing my age. Brushed corduroy and walnut stain Distress Inks give my piece that old vintage feel. Creating this piece made me feel extremely nostalgic.

I began by painting the filmstrip frame with PaperArtsy honey dew Fresco Finish Paint. Once dry I coloured with a little brushed corduroy Distress Ink, adding walnut stain to the edges to add to that old, vintage feel. Before adhering the frame together I added "Camera" and "Action" using letters cut from black card using the Typeset alphabet strip die, then adhered the frame together.
I stamped the star image around my frame using black archival ink to add a little more interest and to coordinate with the other star embellishments used in my piece. I stamped my female image onto the central panel again using black archival ink, adding brushed corduroy around the edges to age a little. I also added a lovely dimensional flower to her dress, ageing a little with Distress Ink. I have also added a couple of rusty stars for added interest along with some filmstrip ribbon.
I added the clapperboard to my central panel adding lights, camera, action text to the top of the image.
I have added another one of the fabulous images from the Picture Star plate to the top frame adding SHINE to the top of the image.
I have added a large wooden star to the top of the frame to echo the stars throughout my creation, colouring with brushed corduroy ink, adding walnut stain to the edges.  I added the sentiment You're A Star with black archival ink along with more filmstrip ribbon  and a camera embellishment attached with a jump ring.

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  

Products Used:

Artistic Outpost Picture Star Stamp Set
Kaiser Filmstrip Frame
Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz Alterations - Typeset Alphabet Strip Die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Filmstrip Ribbon, Jump Rings 
Archival Ink - Black
Maya Road Cream Blossoms
Blue Moon Metal Charm Token


Inkypinkycraft said...

This is a wonderful make,love how you have added the elements into the film strip! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful day, you deserve it! Love trace x

Anna-Karin said...

Happy birthday Tracy!! I hope you have a lovely day! Gorgeous piece and perfect for the theme. Love the colours you used and all the stars.

Candy C said...

Tracy....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Many many more, my friend. I totally LOVE your filmstrip! That stamp set is really awesome and you have rocked this challenge. All of your details are amazing! I love how you did the letters inside of the large filmstrip holes on either side. Love the little bits of Tim's filmstrip ribbon. Love the predominately black and white color palette. Just a wonderful piece! <3 Candy

Barb Cady said...

A very happy birthday Tracy, I remember you share it with Tim, how very apt! Your creation is wonderful as ever, you have captured the essence of the age perfectly. Hope you have a fab day, hugs barb x

DonnaMundinger said...

So totally fabulous, Tracy! Amazing work with that cool frame. Happy Birthday, Chickie. We're missing you in Wonderland. xxD

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
I hope you are having a fabulous day.
The frame could not be more perfect for those stamps.
Wonderful old Hollywood glamour.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Tracy, you totally knocked my socks off with this fabulous piece of work! LOVE the design with the cut outs - such a sensational way to use this plate. Hoping your birthday is the best ever. So happy to be designing along side you for another year over at Artistic Outpost!


Marianne H said...

I really like this filmstrip great idea. I must find my strip and play with it now. Thanks.

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous, Tracy! Love the old movie theme! The filmstrip looks amazing! And of course a very happy birthday! Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Tracy, I love the colours and the images and all the little' Tracy' details. Many happy returns and have a wonderful birthday. Sue xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Happy birthday!!!! Love the way you've set the framed images back...brilliant! Fab make!!! Fun too!!!

Redanne said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Tracy, hope you had a lovely one. Love your gorgeous frame, the stamps are brilliant and you have given the whole frame a truly vintage feel. I especially like the way you added the words at the sides. Fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

Claudia N. said...

Awesome stamped images beautifully framed, Tracy!

Love your reduced and clear colour scheme very much!!! It works perfect with your approach on the vintage theme!

Greetings from Vienna,

Claudia aka die amelie

Gillian .... said...

Happy Birthday Tracy ... I LOVE the Honey Dew & Brushed Corduroy colour combo to this project, the stamps are beautiful. What a fabulous make! xx

mark gould said...

Very nicely laid out, It really grabs your eye and the simple colour works so well with the images,What a great stamp set.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous design! Love the use of the picture star in the filmstrip frame! Love the addition of the filmstrip on the frame.

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow !!!
I love them.

Words and Pictures said...

This is completely stunning, Tracy - the filmstrip frame couldn't be a better setting for these amazing stamps, and I just love your vintage neutrals. The rusty stars are a fabulous touch too... I'm only sorry I didn't get here on Monday to wish you a Happy Birthday on the right day!!
Alison xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Fab creation Tracy. You always do such wonderful art.
I had to laugh when I first saw this piece it reminds me of the ATC's I had just sent in to VPI for the flapper cards. I went with the film strip and stars too! LOL. Great minds!
Hugs Lynn

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Loving this throw back to celebrities! The embellishments are absolutely perfect :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Michelle Webb said...

Happy Birthday for the 7th Tracy! Sorry I missed it, This is completely amazeballs! I love the film strip and the way you've stamped it is wonderful. I love the TH film strip too. I love it all! Michelle x

Laurart said...

This is so amazing! Very vintage and glamorous - Perfect xxx