Monday, 3 March 2014

Time Flies

This week DT member Sandra challenges us to be inspired by time. From clcocks to gears to challenging yourself to create a project in a specific amout of time - the choice is up to you. The clock is already ticking down to the time left to finish this challenge!. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge cannot wait to see what you spend your time creating this week.

I found this dressform lying around in my craft room and was really inspired to decorate it for this weeks challenge. I began by covering the dressform in Tissue Tape and then colouring with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then applying a coat of Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matt to seal.
I added a skirt using Tim Holtz fabric which also included clock faces. I added touches of colour to the fabric using Walnut Stain Distress Stain.
I added a Prima Flower Clock to my dressform, coloured with Ginger Alcohol Ink and sanded to age. A Clock Face has been added to the centre of the Prima Clock along with a Game Spinner and I also included wings to the back.  A Locket Key has been added attached with a Jump Ring.
I have also included a Word Band at the waistline again coloured with Alcohol Ink. Mini Gears have also been added for further interest and to add to the steampunk feel.
A small cupid has been included colouring with a touch of Treasure Gold Olive Bronze Wax.
A lock has been affixed to the top along with Label Letters to add 'Time Flies'.
I have added a further timepiece to the top of my dressform, perfect for our Tick Tock challenge.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members art work, 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:

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape - Sketchbook, Journeyman
Tim Holtz Fabric Eclectic Elements Documentation
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Timepiece Clock Face, Game Spinners, Regal Adornments, Word Bands Observations , Locket Keys, Jump Rings, Mini Gears , Label Letters
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Distress Stain - Walnut Stain
Alcohol Ink - Ginger
Prima Flowers Clocks
PaperArtsy Treasure Gold Olive Bronze Wax
7 Gypsies Big Ben Book Knob



33 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

What a terrific altered dress form Tracy and such an inspiring piece. I love the skirt you have added and all the other elements that give this a brilliant steampunk feel xx

carol edwards said...

This is a wonderful creation pretty and steampunky too. Thank you for sharing Tracyx

She King said...

Wow Tracy, this is amazing. xx

Paula Whittaker said...

stunning project with lots of interest.

Rita said...

Fantastic transformation Tracy. I love the bib Ben clock knob. In fact I love it all. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Nancy said...

Tracy--first let me tell you this is one way cool piece. I have a few of these sitting on my shelf and might have to get one down now to play with...I love all of your little details too...you know if you need a home for this I can send you my snail mail..*smile*...

Hugs
Nancy T.

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun you never fail to amaze me with your creativity this is stunning hun brilliant love it hugs cheryl xx

annekescardart said...

Just looks wonderful. Great job. Anneke. www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Astrid Maclean said...

Love, love, love this piece Tracy, what a fantastic idea! So vintage looking and with a steampunk feel, truly GORGEOUS make!!!

Anna-Karin said...

Tracy, this is fantastic!! What a great idea. Love all the different time pieces and the skirt is so clever and gorgeous.

rachel said...

fantastic work Tracy - it reminds me of something that would be worn in a Mad Max movie - brilliant x

Suzanne C said...

Seriously awesome! I love this! This is brilliant from the strips of the fabric on the skirt to the fab pocket watch! Stunning!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Seriously?!?! IT does not get much better than this! I LOVE your interpretation of this challenge!!! This has to be a fave! Pinned!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this is such a gorgeous creation! Tracy. I love the beautiful tissue tape on the dress form and the fabric dress is fantastic! What a fabulous design! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This is fabulous! So many beautiful details to take in! Clever use of those lovely fabrics! Great to have something like a connection here at last! Chrisx

курица said...

beautifully

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous piece, Tracy! I love the fabric scraps you used as the skirt of the piece :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

MichelleZ said...

Tracy, this is such a beautiful project! I love all of the details. The skirt itself is a piece of art!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Tracy! I love your attention to detail! The fabulous pocketwatch adorned with cherub looks fantastic! I could just stare at this for hours!

jasann said...

Just love this piece, steampunk is my favourite style.

mags said...

This is so gorgeous Tracy. So much detail. Love it.
Mags
x

May said...

WOW...This is Gorgeous..so much wonderful detail...the skirt & embellishments are Beautiful...it's a work of art! Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Coco said...

WOW!! Really stunning and gorgeous!!! Crafty hugs, Coco x

Ellie Knol said...

O, Tracy, that is gorgeous!

Tracey Sabella said...

Tracy, this is just stunning. Love the steampunk elements you've used to dress up your dress form!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Redanne said...

I absolutely love the vintage/steampunk feel to this gorgeous creation. Just had to Pin this one! Anne xx

Emma Williams said...

I love every single element on this fantastic work of art...it's just stunning Tracy and so gorgeous!! Hope you have a great week... xxx

butterfly said...

Jeepers - you rocked this theme and then some!! What a fabulous steampunk creation... the metal work looks so cool with the alcohol ink treatment, and I love the clock doorknob at the top, as well as the fabulous texty bodice. Just brilliant, Tracy!
Alison xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

You get a TRIPLE WOW for this one! Love the tattered-looking fabric skirt and the clever words you incorporated. She really does come to life through your skilled hands. Gorgeous piece!

barbarayaya62 said...

Fabulous piece! I love your dress form and is a real joy to watch! It 's all fantastic: the skirt made with the fabric is wonderful and I also love the top! I repeat: an amazing work!!! BArbarayaya

Mary Elizabeth said...

Really!?! How fun is this!! Yes, your creativity went into hyperdrive on this piece. Love it! My favorite part is the 'Salvaged' metal slide embellishment. It's such a great highlight for all the different textures you've used. Gorgeous skirt!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Fena said...

Wow I just love your work...its really vintage!!

Sandra said...

Ohh wow, Tracy! This piece is amazing! It has so many details and it's really pretty! Love it! Hugs, Sandra