Monday, 18 March 2013

Learning To Dance In The Rain

Simon Says Stamp and Show are talking water this week. You could literally use water with your Distress Inks or Stains; use watercolour paper or pens, set an ocean scene, create with a fish stamp or image, design a scrapbook page showcasing those wonderful blue seas. We would love to see how you are inspired by water this week.

It had to be the Umbrella Man Die for me this week to create my dimensional piece of art.
This is one die I have actually never used and thought it was about time to correct that situation and the water challenge seemed the perfect opportunity. Metal Foil Tape has been texturised using the Riveted Metal Texture Fade to add a little more interest to the umbrella. Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste adds the all important texture to the background and Glossy Accents give me my water droplets. I don't think I have ever danced in the rain, maybe I should try!
This is the background on my Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Book Cover which I coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink and then added a thin covering of embossing paste on the top, I then spritzed the background stamp from The Voice Of Art stamp set with water and pressed gently into the paste.
From this picture you can see the detail from the stamp, adding wonderful texture and interest to the background. I coloured the central area with broken china Distress Ink.
I cut Umbrella Man from a piece of Kraft Core and then sanded to add a little more interest. I stamped part of the sentiment onto shrink plastic and added to the back of the Umbrella man.
I have added a Philosophy Tag to my cover, covering with a touch of black Paint Dabber using my finger and then dabbing off the excess with a piece of kitchen towel to give an aged feel. WANDER seemed the perfect tag to add as my Umbrella Man is wandering in the rain.
The sentiment from the Good Thoughts stamp set was an absolutely perfect fit for this piece, I do love it when a plan comes together! I stamped the sentiment onto white card with black Archival Ink and coloured with broken china Distress Ink adding vintage photo around the distressed edges. I added an umbrella from Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts Outdoor Art coloured with broken china ink and stamped with the word DANCE from the sentiment.
I love the texture on the umbrella which I coloured with ginger and pitch black Alcohol Inks and then rubbed over with wire wool to give an industrial, masculine feel.

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 - Umbrella Man Die
Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Paper Stack
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Philosophy Tags,
Tim Holtz Good Thoughts Stamp Set
Metal Foil Tape
Riveted Metal Texture Fade
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Wendy Vecchi The Voice Of Art Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Outdoor Art
Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Book Cover
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Broken China
Archival Ink - Black
Pitch Black Paint Dabber
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Alcohol Inks - Ginger, Pitch Black

17 comments:

Annie said...

This is amazing Fabulous Tracy. Love the unrelated man and the texture . Fantastic and inspiring

Hugs
Annie x

Helen said...

Fantastic!! I love the Umbrella Man die, use it lots (though not for a while)

Claudine C. said...

This is a beautiful cover, love the way you did the background.

Candy C said...

Tracy...this book cover is really cool! I love the vintage photo background. Then using the embossing paste the way you did to actually stamp into the paste is such a great idea! I love that little extra texture and interest that created. Love the colors you used on the embossing paste! Your umbrella man is a great idea to use for a water challenge!!! I didn't even think of him! :) I love how you embossed the umbrella and added the "raindrops". This is such a well thought out and creative piece, Tracy! As usual, you did an amazing job! <3 Candy

Carol Q said...

ooh, so much to love about this Tracy: the stamped textured background, how all the elements come together, your rain drops and the fact that it's so appropriate for the weather we have here this afternoon! lol

butterfly said...

Love, love, love this, Tracy! The stamped paste is fabulous (definitely one to try - thank you for the inspiration!) and those water droplets are just genius! Love your Umbrella Man debut, with the best umbrella I've ever seen!!
Alison xx

Ria Gall said...

I love all the different textures on this and the man was the perfect choice for the theme. Really lovely piece
Ria

Sandra said...

Wow Tracy! I so love your umbrella man. Totally checks all the boxes! Love the texture in the background! It's really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very cool techniques, Tracy! I love the techniques and I definitely think you should try singing in the rain! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

Very cool!! Fun use of your materials, and perfect for the weather lately!

Suzanne C said...

I just love the texture on the background and on the umbrella! Beautiful piece and the sentiment is wonderful!

soapHOUSEmama said...

gorgeous depth of color on this! Love it!

Dianne said...

Fabulous art work Tracy, love the colors, the die cuts also that is one of my favorite saying, I'm a rain girl:):). Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation, and have a great day...

hazel said...

An amazing work of art - great textures and I love the saying.
xxx Hazel.

wendy vecchi said...

love your take on the embossing paste!
this is a very cool piece of ART!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous atc's! Love the embossing paste background...super cool and fabulous texture!!!

Carole said...

Love the background Tracy, and the textured umbrella!