Monday, 31 March 2014

DREAM

We have a simple challenge this week from Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, ANYTHING GOES!
I was inspired by my fellow team member Andrea to use the Prima Flowers Lorrena stamp.
I often begin my projects by simply laying out my pieces onto the canvas whilst I am working out ideas.
I stamped the Prima Doll onto a piece of Calico fabric using Black Archival Ink and then cut out.
I clothed the doll with Tim Holtz Fabric which I cut into strips and then fixed into place with a glue stick and then machined stitched the pieces together.
I added a black bodice using black card and then coated with Mutli Medium Matt to protect the card. I also added a tiny clock part from Prima to her neckline.

I added a touch of stencilling using the Prima Flowers Lace Trim Stencil and White Embossing Paste.
I added a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate, Prima Flowers Bottle Cap, Prima Flowers Flower Shapes, Prima Flowers Jeans Buttons, a Zip Pull, Martha Stewart Medallion, Hanger Clip and Locket Key. I coated all the embellishments with a coat of Gesso and once dry I painted with Weathered Wood Distress Paint.
I added further embellishments to the bottom of her dress which I painted with Distress Paints and highlighted the detail with Treasure Silver Wax. I also kept all the threads in place from the machine stitching to add extra texture and interest. I added DREAM to a Memo Pin stamped onto white card using the Simple Sayings Stamp Set and coloured with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
I dry brushed the canvas with Walnut Stain Distress Paint to coordinate with the browns in the fabric used on the skirt. I added a piece of Ball Chain to her waistline.
Touches of Black Soot Distress Paint have also been added as a contrast.

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. Tracy x x 


Products Used:

Prima Flowers Lorrena Mixed Media Doll Stamp
Tim Holz Fabric Documentation
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Ornate Plates, Hanger Clips, Locket Keys, Word Bands, Memo Pins, Ball Chain
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Black Archival Ink
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood
Distress Paint - Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matt
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Prima Flowers Clock Parts
Prima Flowers Lace Trim Background Stencil
Prima Flowers Bottle Caps
Prima Flowers Flower Shapes
Prima Flowers Jeans Buttons
Martha Stewart Heirloom Metal Medallion
PaperArtsy Treasure Silver Wax


34 comments:

Marci said...
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Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Tracy! Love all the texture and metallic embellishments! The girls fabric dress looks fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Elly said...

Oh this is sooooo gorgeous. I can't believe you sewed the skirt. Love it!!♥

carol edwards said...

Tracy this quite beautiful , love the dress and all the added bits. Thank you for showing all the instructions so clearly x

She King said...

WOW, Tracy is is STUNNING. Love her. xxxx

Anna-Karin said...

Tracy, this is fantastic! LOVE the fabric dress and all the special details, such as the ball chain. The metallic embellishments and finish of the background are wonderful too. Love it!

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SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Tracy this is absolutely gorgeous. I do a lot with these Stamps for my Art Café products I love them anyway but what you have done here has really inspired me to take mine a little further. xxx

Cathy Parlitsis said...

OMG, Tracy! This is spectacular! I am just loving every single detail! The "dress" is incredible but all those textures are an amazing backdrop for it! And the thread from the machine! Girlfriend...you are a genius!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy,SPECTACULAR, yes that is what this is, BRILLIANT how you made her out of material, the background is gorgeous, it's a BREATHTAKING tag, thanks for sharing it..((( BIG HUGS )))

ElizabethR said...

I love this canvas Tracy, the fabric skirt is fab, you've made me want to do another now. Elizabeth xxx

Netty said...

wow I love your canvas Tracy, fab fabric skirt and a great design.

Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Suzanne C said...

Love Love Love! I love the muslin and the fabric skirt. Then the layered metallic bits painted to blend in make it wow!

Colleen said...

Tracy,
This is a creation of exquisite beauty. I just love everything about it from the colors to the texture.

Barb Cady said...

Ooh Tracy this is fabulous, what a clever clever idea for her skirt! I love it. Hugs barb x

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful Tracy! Wow!!!! Love the skirt!! Great texture with all those lovely gessoed embellishments. The touches of Treasure Silver lends such elegance to the surround that amazing dress! Fabulous make Tracy!! -- Mary Elizabeth

rachel said...

ooo tracy this is stunning - love it to bits xx

Carol Q said...

definitely a stunner Tracy. so much work put into her. love her skirt and your texture past embossing.

Buttons said...

LOVE this Tracy! Jenny x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful project Tracy! I love the muted colours and the elegant dress. And the textures - delicious! xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this tag is gorgeous! Love all the details and embellishments. :)

Pam said...

This is stunning! Love her dress.

Redanne said...

Tracy, this has to be one of the most beautiful pieces you have ever created (in my eyes), I absolutely LOVE it! Have pinned this. Anne xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Tracy! I love the way you pieced together the dress!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!c

Sandra said...

Amazing, tracy! I think this is one of my favorites! The lady is gorgeous and so vintage looking. Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful Tracy!
That dress is amazing. As always, your attention to detail really makes a big impact. Gorgeous work!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Well I'm honored that I inspired you to use this Prima stamp, but I think the admiration goes both ways! I adore what you did with this project and love how it has an industrial elegant vibe. Truly unique, as are all of your ideas, and it's always a joy to see what you come up with. I really love this one!

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm speechless! this project is wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!! Thanks for your tutorial!!!!BArbarayaya

butterfly said...

Utterly stunning, Tracy! The colours, embellishments and textures with the subtle gilding (silvering?) are magical… and for the first time I can really see the point of one of those dolls - her skirt is magnificent with the pleated fabric, and I just adore all the stray threads. Completely brilliant!
Alison x

Emma Williams said...

I love this, Tracy!! The embellishments and textures are the perfect backdrop to showcase the beautiful doll and her amazing dress! It's fantastic and such a clever use of the fabric!! Hope you're ok... :) xo

Candy C said...

Tracy....your mixed media piece is AMAZING!! I love ALL of it...every little altered metal piece...every little strip of fabric...every little stitch! It's magic! I love your choice of colors on this as well...very "rich" and beautifully done! <3 Candy

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW WOW WOW, Fabulous Tracy, You should be designing clothes!!!
Hugs Lynn

Juls said...

soooo fabulous!!!! Hugs Juls

soapHOUSEmama said...

FABULOUS! I love how you did the skirt!!!