Monday 4 March 2013

A Good Decision Is Based On Knowledge And Not On Numbers

Simon Says Stamp and Show has a number challenge this week, don't worry nothing too intellectual, we would just like to see you use numbers in some way. It could be a specific number of items, a numbered stamp, stencils, numbered paper. We would love to see how numbers inspire you this week.

Adding my trademark texture and dimension was key in this dimensional canvas.
I found this piece really therapeutic, cutting out all those metal flowers using the Tattered Florals die from Metal Foil. There is nothing I find more fun than creating when there are no time constraints and this was one of those pieces that I enjoyed from start to finish. I love the face image from the Stampers Anonymous Classics 5 set, there is something about her stare. I have given her a numbered backdrop using Memory Box Large Classic Number Set painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint in Mermaid and Beach Hut.
I began this canvas by cutting out numbers from watercolour card using the Memory Box Large Classic Number die and adhering to my canvas. I then painted the canvas with Mermaid Fresco Finish Paint applying with Cut 'n' Dry foam; once dry I then dry brushed Beach Hut to highlight all the raised areas and to give another layer of interest. I then added a further layer of interest applying Beach Hut paint through the Mini Tile Texture template/stencil and added further numbers applying Chocolate Pudding through the Mini Letter Chaos stencil. I stamped the face image onto tissue and then added to my canvas using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte.
I stamped the eye image onto a piece of Tim Holtz Viintage Shabby paper stash colouring with broken china Distress Ink and then adhering to the canvas. I found the fabulous text on-line which I printed and then coloured with broken china ink.
I added lots and lots of small Tattered Floral flowers to frame the face, cut from Metal Foil tape, embossing each flower using the Riveted Metal Texture Fade and colouring each flower with ginger Alcohol Ink; sanding a little with wire wool. I added a little warmth to her face colouring her lips with fired brick Distress Marker.
I cut a number 9 from watercolour card, coloured with black soot Distress Ink and painted with Clear Rock Candy, giving yet a further layer of interest. I stamped a couple more eyes onto the Vintage Shabby paper stash cutting out each eye using the Spellbinders Standard Circles Die and colouring with broken china 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 

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Floral Die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Vintage Shabby Paper Stash
Stampers Anonymous Classic 5 Stamp Set
Diamond Plate and Riveted Metal Set Texture Fades
Distress Ink - Broken China, Black Soot
Distress Marker - Fired Brick
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Metal Foil Tape
Memory Box Large Classic Number Set
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Mermaid, Beach Hut,
Cut 'n' Dry Foam
Crafters Workshop Templates - Mini Tile Texture, Dina's Mini Letter Chaos
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte
Ginger Alcohol Ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large


Candy C said...

Tracy, I have been intrigued with this beautiful piece since I saw it on our DT blog. Love the color! Love the stamps you have used. Love the numbers in the background. Love the metal flowers. They really pop against the background. What a very cool way to use this theme...with the numbers done the way you've done them in the background. Very creative and definitely not a run of the mill piece! As always, your quality work comes through! Love it! <3 Candy

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful! She is gorgeous with her metal locks!!! How did you get her face to face this way??? Love the number collage background...all most excellent Tracy!

Brenda Brown said...

A divine canvas Tracy, the colours are gorgeous and I love the textured effects you have created. Stamped tissue paper always works so well and the face is very clear and of course her beautiful tresses of metal flowers is inspired.
Have a great week.
Hugs {Brenda} x0x

Jeannette said...

Ooohh WOW!This is Amazing,TRacy!
I Loved the metal look,the colors,the numbers, are all you used is great.

Hugs Jeannette

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie...

I love this your colours are perfect...

Gorgeous creation as always...

Huggles Pops x x x

Suzanne C said...

Those flowers are so striking and beautiful the way you draped them around her serene countenance. Love this project and how you put it all together.

Carol Q said...

that's fabulous Tracy, what an inspired idea.

Lori said...

This is a brilliant idea! Love the color of the canvas, piece!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous piece, Tracy! Love the color and the metal flowers around that pretty stamped face is really beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

Inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, a super stunning and striking make! Those flowers are fab hugs trace x

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Very cool creation, Tracy! I love the blue & metallic combination! The sentiment is very true too!! :)

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butterfly said...

Fabulous, Tracy - her "hair" looks absolutely stunning - what a genius idea, and the canvas as a whole is so beautiful - a really great make!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

So many great details, Tracy... I love it. That hair is amazing!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the contrast of the blue with the metal.

Sue said...

WOW this is amazing Tracy, love her 'hair' do xx

Redanne said...

A stunning, amazing, beautiful, clever canvas - love this! Hugs, Anne x

Gráinne said...

What a stunning canvas! I love the color and how you did the lady's hair with all the little flowers ... just beautiful. Great texture, too. Suzanne

Maura said...

Metal flower hair...who would have thought?

Donna said...

What a stunning canvas. I love the metal flowers forming the hair. And the color is my favorite.