Wednesday, 12 February 2014

You Are The Hero In Your Own Story

Time for this weeks DT creation for Artistic Outpost and this week I am showcasing the PAPERBOY plate.
I have gone for a more rustic, grungy feel this week using the Tim Holtz Harlequin Layering Stencil for my backdrop combined with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I applied the Brushed Corduroy first through the stencil and then added touches of Walnut Stain to add some shading. I then blended Brushed Corduroy over the backdrop and then flicked the background with water to add blotches to the backdrop for added interest.
Background stamping has been added using the fabulous background stamp from the PAPERBOY plate and Potting Soil Archival Ink. I die cut a tag from white card added further detail with the Harlequin Stencil and shading with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then stamped the PAPERBOY with Black Archival Ink. I added a pen nib and 'HERO' to the bottom corner for added interest.
A twine bow has been added to the top along with a further pen nib. The bow adds to the rustic feel of my piece. I added the sentiment 'You are the HERO in your own story' to the top of the card again coloured with Distress Inks and flicking the background with water.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

14 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

I've been a little lax on visiting blogs for a while so apologies for that....anyhow, love this piece and all the work you've been doing xx

She King said...

Oh Tracy, this is fabulous. I love it. xx

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

What a wonderful card! I love this plate from AO.

Buttons said...

Love this Tracy. Great close up photos too. Jenny x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The rustic, grungy appearance appeals to me so much and is perfect for those stamps, especially the boy.
Wishes
Lynne

rachel said...

a wonderful piece Tracy - love this to bits! Big hugs xx

Greta said...

Beautifully artistic work!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! I love the images, the harlequin, and the bow up top!

Helen said...

This is beautiful!! I can't believe I still don't have any AO plates...!

Zoe said...

Wow this is fabulous x Zoe xx

butterfly said...

Adored this over at AO - there's something magical about that background. Just beautiful, Tracy!
Alison xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Tracy, the twine really adds to the rustic feel xx

hazel said...

This is wonderful Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous rustic, texture-y look, Tracy ... and such a lovely sentiment! Anita :)