Monday 17 February 2014

A Cameo Appearance

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about cameos this week. Do you love vintage cameos or is there a product that you will give a cameo appearance this week?  We would love to see what you create this time around.

I decided that one of Tim Holtz Artful Silhouettes would make the perfect cameo in my piece this week showcased in a Maya Road Heart Tart Tin.
I began by applying White Embossing Paste through Wendy Vecchi's 3 Flourishes Stencil.
I added two stencilled flourishes to my white card and once completely dry I placed the stencil back over the flourishes and added a further layer of Embossing Paste to give even more depth to my design.
I cut out a heart from white card and then stamped one of the Artful Silhouettes onto the heart with Watering Can Archival Ink.
Colour the heart with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
Add background stamping to the heart using the background stamp from the Classics 9 Stamp Set and Watering Can Archival Ink.
Continue to add background stamping until you are happy with the design.
Now back to the background piece. Paint with Weathered Wood Distress Paint.
Add both Weathered Wood and Black Soot Distress Paint to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet.
Mix the two paints together.
Add the darker colour to the background piece.
Once the background has been painted with the darker tones, dry the paint with a heat tool and then dry brush with Treasure Gold White Fire Wax to highlight the wonderful texture and dimension from the Embossing Paste.
Add background stamping to the painted piece using the background stamp from the Classics 9 Stamp Set and Watering Can Archival Ink.
Die cut a Bitty Blossom from white card.
Roll the flower to create the dimensional bloom. Repeat this process for five blooms.
Colour the edges of the flowers with Watering Can Archival Ink.
Stamp the sentiment onto white card with Watering Can Archival Ink, colour with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and add to the top of the card.
Add the Heart Tart Tin to the card along with a small heart coloured with Weathered Wood Distress Ink, applying White Fire Wax to the edges.
I have added a Webster's Page Heart Cameo Pin to the flowers for added interest, these are definitely making a cameo appearance in my project this week and I love them, they will definitely be used more often.
I have also added a further cameo using the Maya Road Portrait Chipboard pieces, colouring with Weathered Wood Distress Ink, applying White Fire Wax around the edges.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members artwork, 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 Stampers Anonymous Artful Silhouettes
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics 9 Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art - 3 Flourishes
Maya Road Heart Tart Tin
Maya Road Portrait Mini Chipboard Set
Archival Ink - Watering Can
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood
Distress Paint - Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Heat Tool
Ink Blending Tool
PaperArtsy Treasure Gold White Fire Wax
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Webster's Pages Heart Cameo Pins


May said...

great tutorial + project Tracy!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Love this card!

Beautiful colors and details.

Paula Whittaker said...

love how you create your amazing backgrounds. Fab card as always Tracy.

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love how you get all the different textures to your pieces. xxx

Nancy Wethington said...

Tracy, this is beautiful! Love the background and the rich color with the flowers. Way to go (as usual)!

Beverly Gray said...


Clare said...

Beautiful project and tutorial! Very elegant!

Donna said...

Ahh I see :-)If only I came here before I asked you all the questions on facebook lol. Looks even better over here Tracey, stunning piece of art. xx

Sandra said...

Love your elegant card, Tracy! It's so dramatic but yet really sophisticated. Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Candy C said...

Tracy...your vintage and very elegant cameo card is beautiful. The dimensional foliage leaves underneath are such a wonderful added texture. Your sweet roses are absolutely stunning as they frame that sweet heart tin. As always, beautifully done. <3 Candy

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Elegant and beautiful project, Tracy! I love the soft grays.

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Anna-Karin said...

This is so pretty Tracy! Love the grey and the flowers are wonderful. Gorgeous textured background, as always.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Tracy! I adore cameos and silhouettes and this is delightful! I love the classic feel. Beautiful!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hay Tracy,

Your card is super POSH! Loving all the silvery rich layers, romantic florals etc! Woot!


Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This project turned out beautifully (no surprise there)! But what made it even more fun was that I kept seeing more cameos appear the longer I looked at it! It was like a Where's Waldo experience, only much more gorgeous. :) I love how you interpreted this week's theme!

Pam said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for the picture tutorial.

Emma Williams said...

A fantastic tutorial for a really gorgeous piece of work Tracy!! I love the elegance that the greys give this piece and I adore the touch of sophistication that the flowers give...just beautiful my friend! :) xx

Redanne said...

You really have created the most wonderful background and the double embossing paste idea gives some wonderful dimension. For me, the tart tin is a fabulous addition and showcases the gorgeous cameo so very well. Love this. Anne x

rachel said...

stunning work Tracy - I adore that stencil - must look into getting this one. beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

beautiful project! love seeing how you did those leaves!

barbarayaya62 said...

Beautiful piece!!! Your tutorial for the leaves is wonderful and i love it!!! Thanks fors sharing with us! Soft grey that you used give a touch of elegance very sophisticated!

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful card Tracy I just love the monochromatic palette xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love the background and lvethe colours you have chosen for this! X

Jenny Marples said...

So beautiful Tracy. Love this monochrome look too. Jenny x

Suzanne C said...

Elegant! Love the neutral monochromatic feel! Your flowers are gorgeous and the texture fabulous. Gorgeous!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous creation, Tracy. I love the beautiful color scheme. The background texture and those handmade flowers are fantastic! :)

Geraldine said...

Beautiful card, and great tutorial.

Dianne said...

Oh Miss Tracy this is just a classical beauty, love the background, the stamping, I have to try to do it again, looooove cameos, it looks fabulous in that tin,and again gorgeous flowers, thanks for the fabulous tutorial,and all this beauty..

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love the cameo in the heart and then by itself. The color scheme is wonderful as well!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Tracy! What a gorgeous work of art! Love the pretty cameos and all your gorgeous blossoms! The textured background looks amazing!

Nancy said...

girl...I am in awe of your work...this is simply gorjuss..the whole feel to it and not to mention all the little tiny it!!!

Nancy T.