Monday, 12 May 2014

Memories with Tim Holtz The Girls

It's May's Birthday today so firstly I would like to say a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to May, hope you have a fabulous day. As a result May has gone totally self-indulgent this week. So what will you create and how will you be inspired by the letter 'M'? It could be for the month of May, mists, magenta, markers, metal or even a masculine card, run wild and join in our challenge this week, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge would love to see what you create.
The letter 'M' for me inspired a MEMORIES rustic wall hanging created from recycled corrugated card which I painted with Gathered Twigs Distress Paint to give warmth and age to my piece. Tim Holtz The Girls stamp was perfect for this piece as this image always brings back fond memories of when my daughter Laura was a toddler.
Once I had painted the corrugated card I added Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste through the Measured Layering Stencil to add texture and dimension to the backdrop.  I stamped The Girls image onto a tag using Black Archival Ink and coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I added touches of pink to her dress colouring with pencils along with dimensional flowers using the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die.
I added a piece of the Lattice Frameworks Die, cut from kraft card adding parts of the image from The Girls stamp to each of the diamonds. I love this die, so versatile and one I will use many times in my designs.
I added a piece of Tissue Wrap to my design along with an 'M' Alpha Part and Memories Rub On Words all showcasing the letter 'M' for this weeks challenge.
I stamped MEMORIES onto kraft card with Black Archival Ink and then coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I bent the card in several places to add creases to add to the aged feel. I also added more Remnant Rubs to The Girls image.
I added the face of The Girls image to a Monocle to add further interest and dimension to my design. I also included a twine bow and a further Bitty Blossom cut from kraft card.
To complete I added the Little Things sentiment which I thought was perfect for my Memories rustic wall hanging.

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 Inks - Gathered Twigs
Distress Paints - Gathered Twigs


26 comments:

Cath said...

tracy this is as stunning as ever!!!! LOVE IT XXXXXX

Rita said...

Good Morning Tracy. Wow. I love this piece of art. The textures alone look fabulous and the colour combos look so rich along with the great embellishments. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Tracey! This piece screams elegance! Love her pretty pink dress paired with the trio of pink blossoms!

rachel said...

Love this Tracy - fabulous xx

catherine said...

This just looks stunning Tracy. Wonderful vintage colours and such a lot to see
x catherine

JansArtyJunk said...

Tracy..your vintage creation is gorgeous...loving the little touch of pink!! Jan x

Carol Q said...

lovely Tracy and a blast from the past with the stamps too.

Artfully challenged said...

Stunning,love the way the bright pink stands out against the sepia tones

Donna.x

Scrapthat said...

Very sweet Tracy! :D

Meihsia Liu said...

Love all the beautiful details and elements on this creation, Tracy. Wonderful design! :)

Anna-Karin said...

This is so pretty Tracy!! Love the pink together with all the kraft, and the touches of white. Gorgeous details and textures as always.

carol edwards said...

Tracy this is so pretty, the colours blend together so well. All the little touches you have added are beautiful and those flowers look so real. I love it x

Sandra said...

Love your piece! The combo craft with pink is so pretty! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool wall hanging, Tracy! I really like the pop of pink in it! :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Annie said...

a truly inspiring make Tracy :-) the layout and details are fabulous. Wonderful textures and ...well Its amazing!!

TFS and Best Wishes
Annie x

Annie said...

a truly inspiring make Tracy :-) the layout and details are fabulous. Wonderful textures and ...well Its amazing!!

TFS and Best Wishes
Annie x

Redanne said...

Just one word from me today Tracy - Stunning!! Anne xx

Pam said...

What a stunning work of art!

MichelleZ said...

This is beautiful! I love the pink and kraft. It has a warm, romantic quality. Very pretty!

barbarayaya62 said...

FAntastic piece of art as always, Tracy! I love the little girl that catch my eyes! The background is fabulous : full of beautiful ideas! BArbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

This is just gorgeous Tracy! I love the combination of the pink and kraft against the rustic corrugated background and that pop of white just completes a gorgeous piece of art! Hope you're ok and having a good week so far!! xxx

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this, Tracy - gorgeous corrugated background, and I love the pink accents against the earthiness of the kraft - fabulous, fabulous make!
Alison xx

Candy C said...

Tracy...your memories inspired wall hanging is so pretty. I love the corrugated background. It's such a contrast to the very soft, pink flowers and dress on the little girl. I think its very effective! The predominantly kraft piece really makes that pink pop. I love all of your textural elements here....the twine, the dimensional flowers, the frameworks die cut, the text, etc. It all really works well together. As always, a beautiful job. <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

So many beautiful details. I feel like I could keep looking at it and finding new and inspiring ideas! Love the miniature hoop with the sweet face peeking out.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This piece is stunning and once again proves that you are the Queen of Textures! I love the layers you've created and my favorite part is your incorporation of pink! The flowers blend into the girl's dress so perfectly and it quite visually stunning. Really a lovely piece and a wonderful tribute!

soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful! love that pop of pink!