Monday 4 February 2013

Off To Neverland

Simon Says Stamp and Show would like you to embrace your sense of whimsy this week; whether you go with a classic tale, use a quote from a story or create a once upon a time scrapbook or journal page. You could be inspired by a story, a character, wherever inspiration takes you we would love to see your interpretation of this weeks theme.

I decided to create a fairy tale dimensional card showcasing Wendy and Peter.
A new acquisition in the form of the Neverland plate from Artistic Outpost was my inspiration this week. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I wanted to frame my images in some way and eventually decided to create a circular aperture using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Large Die. I also wanted to give my card a brighter colour palette especially with using child like fairy tale images and fired brick and wild honey Distress Inks came to the rescue and fitted the whimsical feel perfectly. It was such a refreshing experience to create something a little less grungy than I normally create.
I began with a piece of white card 6.5" x 6.5", I then cut a circle from scrap paper using the Spellbinders die, placed the cicle in the centre of the white card, holding in place and then coloured the top of the card with fired brick ink and the bottom with wild honey ink and then spritzed with water for further interest.  For the next step I used the aperture left from cutting the circle from the scrap paper, placed the aperture onto my card so that only the circle was visible and then stamped Wendy and Peter into the aperture with black Archival Ink. To add a little more interest I added the leaves to the aperture using Wendy Vecchi's It's Face Art stamp set, stamping the leaves with forest moss Distress Ink. I stamped the leaves a second time onto a piece of scrap card, cut out some of the leaves individually and then added to the stamped leaves for further dimension.
For further interest I added an Art Parts Sentiment Spot to the top of my aperture which I coloured with wild honey Distress Ink, adding gold Paint Dabber to the edges. I stamped "Once Upon A Time" onto the Sentiment Spot using black Archival Ink, I thought this was perfect combined with the fairy tale images of Wendy and Peter. I cut a tiny tag from white card using the Tiny Tabs and Tags die, stamped "NEVERLAND" onto the tag, added some red twine and adhered to the top of my card. To add further dimension to my card I framed the image with a square frame cut from card, adding five layers to give depth.
I coloured my image with Distress Markers and added a little colour to the aperture with Distress Inks. I stamped "I do believe in fairies, I do, I do" onto white card, cut out, coloured with wild honey ink, adding fired brick to the edges and placed at the bottom of the aperture, adding a couple of mini flowers which I kept from some Christmas wrapping (I do love to recycle where I can). I also added some vellum flowers, adding red buttons and twine to  the centres.
I stamped the text WENDY AND PETER onto white card, coloured with Distress Inks and added to the bottom of my frame.  I added a butterfly stamped onto white card using Wendy Vecchi's Art For You stamp set, colouring the butterfly with Distress Inks, stamping twice, adding one image on top of the other for added dimension. I added a heart button to the top of my butterfly to echo the red throughout my creation.

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 Neverland Plate
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 It's Face Art 
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Art For You
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Art Parts Sentiment Spots
Stampers Anonymous Once Upon A Time Rubber Stamp
Tim Holtz Alterations - Tiny Tabs and Tags Die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Die
Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Forest Moss
Distress Markers
Archival Ink - Black
Gold Paint Dabber
May Arts Red Twine String Burlap
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ink Blending Tool


Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun and colorful card Tracy. Oh to be a kid again and live in the land of make believe!
I might just have to join this challenge.
hugs Lynn

Inkypinkycraft said...

love the colours and layers you have created those hearts in the butterflies too!a really fab and magical make trace x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful colours and use of them Tracy, I love the framing and recycling of Christmas bits. This has come together beautifully.
Hugs Brenda xox

Martina said...

Fantastic and colorful piece of art, dear Tracy! Love this.

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Neverland card is beautiful! I totally love the blended color combinations you've used on this. So pretty and I also love the spritz and flick technique you've done on the background. That stamp is cute and so beautifully colored. I love your sweet little flowers, too. Beautiful card and beautiful design! <3 Candy

Words and Pictures said...

How lovely, Tracy - the colours are so fresh and bright, with your trademark gorgeous speckling! Love the delicate figures of Peter Pan and Wendy - and lovely inset framing of them - enchanting!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

The colors on this is fabulous! Gorgeous blended background and Wendy and peter look fantastic highlighted in the center of the circle! Beautiful card!

Michelle Webb said...

This is amazing Tracy, those colours are awesome, I love what you have done with the background and the embellishments. Michelle x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh how fun!!! I love Peter Pan...he just won't grow up! Love the bold orange and pink...fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors!

Christine said...

I love all your colors! ...and all the inking. Your work is beautiful.

Redanne said...

What gorgeous colouring on your frame and background and Wendy and Peter are so beautifully coloured as well. This is a stunning piece Tracy - very magical.

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Cool project!!! I love the blending technique that you used in the background :)

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Sandra said...

Ohh Tracy! this pieces is amazing! The colors are so pretty and love the peter pan stamps! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

hazel said...

Gorgeous colours on your wonderful Peter Pan piece, I love it.
xxx Hazel.