Monday, 28 April 2014

Be Yourself

From soft buttery yellow to electric neon, this week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge would like you to be inspired by yellow.
To be honest I rarely use yellow in my creative pieces and I don't know why but I think there are always colours that we tend to not be drawn towards and for me it's yellow. However, after making this piece I have a new found love for yellow! I painted a chunky ATC with Mustard Seed Distress Paint and decided to combine yellow with touches of blue in my design.
I die cut two ATC's using the ATC and Corners die, applied Mustard Seed Distress Ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and then mopped up the beads of ink with the die cut ATC. I dried the ink and then added Salty Ocean Distress Ink, repeated the same process to add touches of blue to the ATC. I repeated this process for both ATC's, one for the front and one for the back. I added stencilled numbers to the backdrop of each ATC using the Cargo Layering Stencil and Saffron Archival Ink to add a further layer of interest in the backdrop.
I stamped the winged girl from Tim Holtz Winged Things 1 stamp set onto white card using Potting Soil Archival Ink and then coloured with Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, once again adding the inks to a non-stick craft sheet. I then cut out the image and fixed to the ATC. I added dimension to the wings, adding two layers to add further dimension and movement.
I added a Bitty Blossom to the bottom of the ATC, die cut from white card, colouring with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and then adding Saffron to the edges of the petals. I added an Alpha Parts Numeric piece to both sides of the ATC, colouring each number with a touch of Mustard Seed Distress Paint. For added interest I also included a Numbered Brad attached to a Memo Pin.
The numbered theme continues on all sides of the ATC.
I have added spools as feet for the ATC and also added a further spool to the top of the ATC, all painted with Distress Paint. 'be yourself' has been added to the spool from the Winged Things stamp, coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. A further Numbered Alpha Part has been added to the top along with a Bitty Blossom, Numbered Brad and Memo Pin.
On the reverse I have added the number two, stamped onto white card using the Tim Holtz Numeric stamp set and Saffron and touches of Potting Soil Archival Inks. I cut out the number two and then added to the ATC. I repeated the number two's using Numbered Alpha Parts and a Numbered Brad added to a Memo Pin. To complete I have added a further Bitty Blossom.
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:

Tim Holtz Alterations - ATC and Corners Die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Alpha Parts Numeric, Numbered Brads, Memo Pins
Distress Paints - Mustard Seed
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
Archival Inks - Potting Soil, Saffron
 

29 comments:

May said...

such a fun piece - love the use of spools

Rita said...

Fabulous piece of art Tracy. I love the colours, like you I rarely use yellow either. It's ages since I did one these, in fact I'd forgotten all about them. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Rita said...

Fabulous piece of art Tracy. I love the colours, like you I rarely use yellow either. It's ages since I did one these, in fact I'd forgotten all about them. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

She King said...

Morning Tracy. I love ♥ your 'chunky ATC' as always your attention to detail is fantastic. I love Yellow and Orange...so just my colours!!! xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

liking your super yellow creation

Cardgenie said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous. I love the zingy colours - more yellow in the future please!!!! Jean.x

rachel said...

super cool chunky ATC Tracy - the colour is just fabulous - love it xx Hugs rachel x

Suzanne C said...

Beauteous Chunky ATC! Your fairy girl is sweet and the flowers beautiful!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is so creative and fun, Tracy. Love how you used all the beautiful embellishments. Wonderful design! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute project Tracy! Love the sweet image and your attention to detail! The spool on top is such a clever idea and I love how you layered her wings for added dimension!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant make Tracey and I love how you finished off the top and the bottom!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love, love, love this! That shade of yellow is stunning and I love the image too. The rose looks good enough to eat! This is a gorgeous project. Julie Ann xxx

Annie said...

A real quirky make Tracy :-) love that winged things stamp . Fabulous colours and details
TFS and hugs Annie x

nightingalehoop said...

Beautiful fantastic and artistic work in this blog.
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Redanne said...

I have never been much of a fan of yellow but seeing this and the DT makes might just have changed my mind! I love your chunky, the numbers theme intrigues me and that winged girl looks fabulous! Anne xx

hazel said...

A fabulous creation, I love the spools and the girl image.
xxx Hazel.

Anna-Karin said...

This chunky ATC is fabulous Tracy!! Love it. Gorgeous shades of yellow (I am glad I inspired you to use it!). The embellishments and stamping are perfect.

craftytrog said...

Love, love, love!!! xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

It is so much fun to see the use of bright colors in your work! I love how this turned out!!!

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Sandra said...

What a fabulous piece, Tracy! Love the chunkyness! gorgeous embellishments! Hugs, Sandra

MichelleZ said...

I am so glad that you found a new love for yellow, because yellow loves you too. This is awesome! All of your elements work so well together. I especially love the stubby spool legs. They look like my legs. ;) You've created these chunky ATC's before. I recall being fascinated by them. Do you saw off a wood chunk yourself? Or purchase them ready to go?
Beautiful work, Tracy!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! I love the idea of embedding an ATC into a miniature assemblage. Blessings!

barbarayaya62 said...

The yellow is not a color easy to use but you've been able to create a wonderful piece! I love the spools and the use that you have done here! Gorgeous! BArbarayaya

butterfly said...

That's so much fun, Tracy - I love those big bold black numbers and fabulous dimension from the furled wings. Loving that little number pin too - sunshiny heaven!
Alison xx

Emma Williams said...

A really fabulous chunky ATC, with so much yummy detail and I think you'll know how much I love the quirkiness of those feet!!! It's stunning work as always Tracy.... Hope you have a good week lovely lady! xxx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your yellow chunky! Each side is a delight for my eyes...makes me so happy! Gorgeous design!

Candy C said...

Tracy... Your yellow chunky ATC is so cool! I love Tim's winged girl and she looks adorable perched on your piece. The bright yellow is so cheery. Just looking at your piece makes me smile. There is artistic fun on every side! As with all of your art...it is beautifully done. I thank you for the very sweet compliment you paid to my ATB. Love you, girlfriend. <3 Candy

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This a fabulous chunky piece! I really like how you combined all those eclectic elements and used so many gorgeous shades of yellow. The touches of green are just perfect and I love the message of "Be Yourself"!