Monday, 8 April 2013

Take Off And Fly

We are taking flight this week with Simon Says Stamp and Show. It's up to you whether you jump on the very popular bird trend, use a feather or create a journal page depicting your travels. Spread your wings and FLY with us all this week.

I am flying on dragonfly wings this week to create my vintage cabinet card.
To be honest my inspiration this week was simply to use another stamp set that I have not yet inked up and as I set myself a challenge at the beginning of the year to use all my stamps, I am forging ahead and sticking with my personal challenge. I really wanted a different shape to showcase the dragonfly from the Stampers Anonymous Classics 1 stamp set and the Vintage Cabinet Card die really appealed this week. I am also really drawn to mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Inks at the moment, they are my all time favourite!
I coloured my card with mowed lawn Distress Ink and then applied salty ocean over the top flicking water to add blotches here and there, I love this effect. I stamped the dragonfly directly onto the card front and onto a separate piece of card to add dimension to the wings. The wings were again coloured with Distress Inks and I used a fine water brush to bleach out the colour from the wings.  I have added faux stitching around the outside edges with a white gel pen. FLY from the Artistic Outpost Charles and Amelia plate has been stamped onto white card using black Archival Ink, colouring with salty ocean Distress Ink, applying mowed lawn around the edges.
I have added stencilled leaves using Wendy Vecchi's Lovely Leaves stencil using PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint. To add a further layer of interest I have added some random stamping using the background stamp from the Artistic Outpost Birds Of A Feather stamp plate, using black Archival Ink.
I have decorated the inside the same way as the front panel, adding more dragonfly images stamped with black Archival Ink and adding faux stitching around the edges and again flicking the background with water. I have also added some further stencilled leaves and random stamping.
I have added the fabulous sentiment from the Charles and Amelia plate, again stamped with black Archival Ink and coloured with salty ocean Distress Ink, applying mowed lawn to the edges, adding a few flicks of water for further interest.
FLY has been added stamped onto white card and coloured with Distress Inks.

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:

Stampers Anonymous Classics 1 Stamp Set
Artistic Outpost Charles and Amelia Plate
Artistic Outpost Birds Of A Feather
Tim Holtz Alterations - Vintage Cabinet Card Die
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art - Lovely Leaves
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
Archival Ink - Black
White Gel Pen
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Snowflake 


31 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...trhis is a stunning piece Tracy, i'm in love with that stamp and love the double layer, a smiley eye posting...Melxx :)

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous!

Helen said...

Wow, Tracy, this looks fantastic - I love the colours, and the dragonfly looks as if it's about to take off - so perfect for this challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

The colours you have chosen are perfect for the dragonfly image which sits perfectly on the gorgeous background. Love the cabinet card shape, another wonderful design and make.
hugs {brenda} xox

inkypinkycraft said...

This die is on my wish list andi love what youbhave created here , a gorgeous make and yummy colours . Hugstrace x

Annie said...

This is fabulous Tracy...love the colours and that stamp sure is a favourite. Gorgeous work

Annie x

Paula Whittaker said...

just loving that huge pop of colour

Carol Q said...

absolutely fab Tracy. love the green and the way you've used the dragonfly stamp is perfect. I must dig out mine.

Buttons said...

Love this Tracy, from the beautiful blending of the colours and the splodges to the layered and repeat stamping of that dragonfly. It all works so well together. Hugs, Jenny x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, I love this, the colours are so complimentary to each other and just love, love, love the flicks of water, such a lovely effect. I love the WV leaf mask, must get that one, and the way you have used paint through then script stamp, so so effective. I LOVE IT.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafting Queen said...

Love the vibrant green, great project.

Candy C said...

Tracy...your piece is just amazing! I love the colors. So so pretty. I love the dimensional dragonfly. That blueprint of Tim's is one of my favorite of the blueprint stamps. I love your stenciled Wendy leaves, too. They look so cool on this. The other side is also very cool with the splotches of the white cardstock showing through the gorgeous greens and blues. And it was very clever of you to add some sentiments from the Charles and Amelia set! Perfect! Love it! <3 Candy

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Tracy - love the colors and the added dimension!

wendy vecchi said...

very nice...bright...PERFECT for spring!

Sarah Anderson said...

you're so right, that distress ink is a totally yummy colour! And I love that dragonfly image! Fabulous project

lilygee said...

Really beautiful Tracy - love the blues and greens and the mottled effect - goes perfectly with the dragonflies
Jean x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning piece, Tracy! I love this burst of emerald green, it's fabulous!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wow, this is so beautiful...the colors, the design, the dimension.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautifuly done Tracy. I have that stmap but it nevre looked this good! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Gaby Bee said...

Your card looks fantastic, Tracy! I love the shape, the stamps you've used, the lush colors...everything!
Absolutely stunning!!!

Have a creative week!
Hugs,
Gaby

hazel said...

What a lovely card, the colour is fabulous and I love the dragonfly image.
xxx Hazel.

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Tracy, I have just found your blog, and so glad I did! It's great to see so many different designs from individuals as everyone has different taste's in cards. I'm loving this card. It has very vibrant colours. The dragonfly looks almost real like, and ready to take off. I love the way that you have continued the colour theme and design on the inside as well. Looking forward to more cards to come. Crafty Hugs Debbie R x

Suzanne C said...

I really love this project! The colors the stenciling and of course that fabulous dragonfly! Beautiful all around inside and out!

Ellie Knol said...

W O W !!!! LOVE the greens!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love your bright fun palette and the way you double-stamped the dragonfly.

butterfly said...

Glorious vivid greens - and I love how much movement there is on the inside... fabulous stamping!
Alison x

Sandra said...

Love this beauty of a card! That dragonfly is stunning! Gorgeous drips. Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

Wonderful Tracy, love the colours and the way the dragonfly is flying from the page. The painty stencilling is the perfect touch xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is delightful. The colours are so fresh and vibrant. Love the background with the water splatter and the extra stamping. You have showcased one of my favourite dragonfly stamps beautifully inside and out. The inside quote is such a wonderful sentiment. Well done!

Anita Houston said...

What a little beauty!!! I love the bold greens! The faux stitching and those wings make this pop off the blog! Beautiful card!

Maura said...

Ooh, my favorite color! This makes me think spring!!