Monday, 21 April 2014

Flowers Blooming

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about the big stamp, whether it is a backgroud, large image, pattern, or maybe just a big stamp pad, we would love to see how you interpret our challenge this week.
I decided to use the large ruler background stamp from Tim Holtz Artful Tools stamp set. However, just because we are using large stamps this week does not mean we have to use the whole image, so I decided to use a large stamp in a small way, adding it to my background on my canvas stamped with Black Archival Ink.
Texture has been added to my backdrop applying Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste through Tim Holtz Doily Layering Stencil.  I then painted my canvas with Gathered Twigs Distress Paint, applying water to my canvas first and allowing the colour to also run down the canvas. I love how the colour is darker and lighter in areas. Once dry I then added a touch of Picket Fence Distress Paint.
The Jumbo Tattered Floral takes centre stage on my canvas die cut from corrugated card to add further texture to my design. The corrugated card was sprayed with a touch of Melted Chocolate Dylusions Ink Spray and the edges coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. An Idea-ology Foliage Flower has been added to the centre of the Jumbo Tattered Floral, colouring the metal with a touch of PaperArtsy Treasure Gold Olive Bronze Wax.
I also dry brushed Olive Bronze wax over the embossed design in the background and rubbed more wax onto the corners of my canvas. I added a Ruler Binder as the stem to my flower, adding a Word Band to the top of the ruler stem, colouring the Word Band with a touch of Olive Bronze Wax.
Olive Bronze Wax has also been added to the Jumbo Tattered Floral. I love all the layers in this huge flower.
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:

Distress Paint - Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence


31 comments:

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful project Tracy! Love the textured background, shades of brown and of course that big flower.

Sandra said...

What a stunning piece, Tracy! Love the big dark flower made with corrugated cardstock! Hugs, Sandra

Cath said...

This is stunning Tracy..I LOVE IT!!! Love Love Love the flower. You are so very talented xxx

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic flower! I never thought of the corrugated cardboard and flowers. Beautiful!!!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy WOWZER this is FANTASTIC, the background texture is fabulous, love the colors, now that flower is THE BOMB, oh my I loooooove it its a BRILLIANT make, thanks for sharing have a wonderful day...

Doudou said...

Love the texture and colors, beautiful project

Beautiful Bouquets said...

This is stunning Tracy, I am always impressed x
Denise x

Meihsia Liu said...

What a gorgeous creation, Tracy. The background texture is so beautiful. Love your beautiful handmade flower, too. Totally fabulous! :)

butterfly said...

Wowzer - absolutely amazing textures here, Tracy, and that flower is a real showstopper!
Alison xx

Cardgenie said...

Tracy, what a wonderful piece of art. Thanks for the inspiration. Jean.x

Artfully challenged said...

Stunning, you must be proud of that.
Donna. X

She King said...

Oh Tracy, this is stunning. xxx

Denise Fletcher said...

LOVE this canvas! Excellent work!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Oh to run my fingers over that glorious mix of textures.
Fabulous!
Wishes
Lynne
So happy to be able to visit you.

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous project Tracy! I'm so in love with all the texture and BIG blossom! Thanks for the inspiration and enabling ;)

rachel said...

beautiful tag - that flower looks awesome xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fantastic big bloom, Tracy! The dimension is fantastic!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

carol edwards said...

Hi Tracy beautiful creation. Love the textures and the flower is just gorgeous, add a bit of chocolate colour and it's a winner x

steffi said...

Loving the texture on this & how the wax brings it out :o)

Barb Cady said...

I agree with the other commenters Tracy, the textures are fantastic, that flower is superb! Great colours on this piece. Barb x

Redanne said...

The large Tattered Floral is stunning Tracy and I love all the texture you have created. The ruler for the step is such a great idea too. Anne xx

Annie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tracy! Love it,

Ellie Knol said...

O, Tracy, I think I need to go to your place and play with you a whole week or so, you create so many beautiful projects! YOu can enter this in the challenge on http://www.vintagejourney.com/ easily, it suits the theme... (no I am not part of their DT)

Julia Aston said...

what great texture with the corrugated paper and embossing paste! love the design of this wonderful creation!

Beautiful Bouquets said...

I love the different dimensions on this project and the big flower on it too. Just lovely Tracy.
Denise x

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful canvas! I love the look that you achieved with that stencil and paste. Wonderful!

barbarayaya62 said...

Use corrugated cardboard for the flower is really a brilliant idea! Stunning canvas! Love the stencil background and the dark color palette that you've used! BArbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful project and that flower is just stunning!! Just wonderful as always, Tracy. Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. Love Emma xx

Anita Houston said...

OH the texture!!! OH the design! OH the ruler! OH the flower! GORGEOUS!!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fantastic flower! You are always so skilled at combining techniques and various mediums. I love your artistic eye and this piece was definitely a stunner!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so full of goodness! I am in love with that flower and your overall take on this challenge!