Monday, 28 January 2013

You're A Star

Stars are the inspiration this week - and you’re welcome to take this inspiration literally or you can instead focus on a ‘star’ supply that you could not imagine crafting without!  You could use a punch, decorate a 3D star, decorate a scrapbook page for a star attraction you have visited recently, let your imagination run wild. Whether you're inspired by a star in your life, a crafting star, whatever inspires you, Simon Says Stamp and Show would love to see your intepretation.

A vintage tag inspired by the Picture Star plate from Artistic Outpost was my interpretation of this weeks challenge.
Whenever I see a challenge for STARS I always seem to be drawn to old movies stars, like Fred Astaire and those wonderful leading ladies and the Picture Star plate depicts that perfectly for me. I am also drawn towards vintage tones when thinking of old movie stars created here using Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. No movie star inspired tag would be complete without a touch of Film Strip Ribbon to add to that old style movie feeling. You really should take some time out and watch some of the old classics they are fantastic!
I cut a star stencil from paper and coloured through the stencil with brushed corduroy ink onto my manila tag, adding stars randomly around the background.  I applied walnut stain to the edges for definition and I then spritzed with water to add a little more interest to my background.
I cut a large star from white card, stamped my image with black archival ink and then coloured with brushed corduroy ink, applying walnut stain to the edges and spritzing with water.  I added the sentiment "You're A Star" from the same plate, stamped onto white card and coloured with Distress Inks. To lift the star from my background I matted onto black card.
I added natural twine to the top of my tag along with star buttons threaded with twine. I also added stamped stars to my background using black archival ink for a further layer of interest.
I cut a second star, a little smaller, added my second image again stamped with black archival ink and coloured with Distress Inks and matted onto black card. Film strip ribbon has been added across my tag, attached using the tiny attacher, stamped with SHINE using black StazOn ink.
"You're A Star" has been added to the bottom of the tag along with a few more stars stamped in the background.

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 Plate
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Film Strip Ribbon
Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Archival Inks - Black
Black StazOn Ink
Manila Craft Tags
Bazzill Black Cardstock
Prima Flowers Nature Garden Wood Buttons
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ink Blending Tool
Tiny Attacher


Sandy said...

Wow this is gorgeous.
I love stars.
Wonderful Tag Tracy.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great stencilled background and I love the favourite browns! Great way you have added images in stars! Great tag and another fab creation hugs trace x

Helen said...
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Helen said...

Sorry, went a bit astray with the previous one!! This is gorgeous Tracy. Love the film star images in your stars, brilliant!

G Peplow said...

Brilliant, I love your tag Tracy! I love the old movies too, such visual delights and great storytelling, ;) Gay x

butterfly said...

What a fabulous tag - your work with this set is just gorgeous - you can completely tell how much you love this era of movies... oh, and a quick wow for the twine bow topping!
Alison x

Candy C said...

Tracy...I love this tag! The colors are fabulous. I love your design! You really used that Artistic Outpost stamp set to the max! Fred Astaire and Mary Pickford are immortalized on your tag. I love how you used their images on black matted stars. They literally pop of of the tag! I also love the "SHINE" stamped onto the filmstrip ribbon. That looks really cool and it such a nice added detail. The added little dimensional stars and the twine at the top are just another example of your wonderful attention to detail. Love it ALL! <3 Candy

Gaby Bee said...

Your star tag looks fantastic, Tracy! Love the filmstrip ribbon!

Have a great week!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous tag Tracy!! Love your inked and stamped stars with the perfect water spritsing. Gorgeous stenciled background. The stamping on the film strip was such a great idea. It was fun to see that you used the same stamp set that I did, but our projects are so different.

Terry said...

Tracy, so love what you did with all these stars! Beautiful vintage feel and I do love those stamps! Have a great week!

Carol Q said...

fab Tracy, love the way you've continued the theme at all levels.

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy, this is fabulous, such attention to detail! Love the film stars on the stars and the background really lifts them. Also love the filmstrip. The whole tag is amazing.....

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Tracy, you have created a fabulous tag full of star qualities.
Hugs Brenda xox

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this Tracy. What a great idea to put the folks in the stars!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love this twenties...I can hear music..."When You're Smiling, When You're Smiling, The Whole World Smiles At You!" Gorgeous!

Barb Cady said...

This is great Tracy, it makes such a fun interesting tag, love the colours and the spritzed effect! X

hazel said...

A gorgeous tag Tracy, the images and background are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

such great dimension on this! Lovely!

Carole said...

Stunning tag Tracy, I LOVE it!

Sandra said...

This is one wonderful tag, Tracy! Love the movie star theme! The stamps are amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic! Love the layout and the strips of the perfectly placed film. The images look beautiful in the stars!

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Cool tag, Tracy! I love the stamped film strip ribbon too :)

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Tracey said...

oh Tracy! This is so FABulous! LOVE it!