Monday, 30 June 2014

Spread Your Wings

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge would like you to use WHITE in your design. There are so many shades of white and many applications from nautical to patriotic to winter. How will you use white this week? Will it be with Gesso? ink? pen? Or perhaps you will transform simple white cardstock, the choice is yours.
I opted for a black and white colour scheme this week, I love the classic feel this gives to a piece of art. I decided on an Artist Trading Block using bold imagery from Tim Holtz Nature Walk stamp set.
I added a dimensional bird to the top of my block cut from mountboard using the Caged Bird die. I die cut four birds and adhered each bird together to create dimension and so that my bird would stand quite nicely on the top of the block. I coloured the bird with Black Soot Distress Paint and then applied Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint through the Latticework Layering stencil onto the birds body. I added a feather at the back of the bird, die cut from black card using Kelly Purkey Feathers die and I added a touch of background stamping to the feather using the background stamp from the Classics 9 stamp set. I also included a letter 'B' for BIRD, colouring with Black Soot Distress Paint and adding touches of Silver Treasure Wax.
I addes stamped panels to each side of my block, stamping each image with Black Archival Ink. I placed the Latticework Layering Stencil over each image and lightly applied Black Soot Distress Ink over the stencil to give a more subtle backdrop. I also included a further die cut Feather. Once I had completed the stamping I also flicked Snowflake paint onto my design to add tiny splatters of paint .
Spools have been added, painted with Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint and I also added Botanical Remnant Rubs to the front spools.
The opposite side has been stamped with the nest image, a die cut feather added and a further Botanical Remnant Rub.
I also included stamping to the inside of my block.

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

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29 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous!!

She King said...

Morning Tracy...I love your Arty block...gorgeous and so dimensional..xxx

carol edwards said...

So cute Tracy, love it x

Astrid Maclean said...

This is just stunning Trace, suc a great design! Have to say, love the white theme!

rachel said...

Great ATB Tracy - love all the shades - and great stamping too xx

Carol said...

Morning :) Love this one very dimensional- have a lovely day xx

Rita said...

Fabulous ATB Tracy. Love it. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Anneke said...

Brilliant work of art. Wonderful very inspiring. Love the stamping and the whole design. Happy crafting Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Oh my word Miss Tracy, I'm just standing and applauding this MASTERPIECE. It's superb inside and out, the B&W them is stunning with those stamps, I'm going to show this to everyone, thanks for making my day and inspiring me always, ((( HUGE HUGS )))....

Sandra said...

What a stunning piece! Love the black and white color theme. And the birds are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Carol Q said...

oh lovely Tracy. gorgeous stamps and a great way to display them!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is so inspiring!I so love that bird on the top and what wonderful stencilling and stampingQ What a terrific use of black and white! This is one of the most inspiring creations I have seen since I started blogging a year ago! Lovely, lovely work of art, Tracy! xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Beautiful box, Tracy! Black & white complement each other so well :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous work of art Tracy! I love the little spool legs!

MichelleZ said...

You decorated the inside too? That is so cool!
There are so many wonderful elements here. I love this birdie box. Fabulous creation, Tracy. Fabulous!

Redanne said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!!

butterfly said...

Love the b&w - the subtle air-brushed shading of the stencilling and the fabulous stamping all work brilliantly. LOVE the spools! Another fantastic ATB, Tracy.
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

COOL ATB! Love the blacks, whites, and gray combos! The birds and letter B are wonderful!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful and lovely creation! All the embellishments and details are wonderful! :)

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE this Tracy...beautiful details. .and adore what you have done with the spools! :) x x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This project turned out very cool! I love how you kept with the bird/flight theme and combined so many different avian images so well. The color palette is striking, yet elegant, and you've inspired me to try and use black and white one of these days. Love how your attention to detail extends even to the base of the box. So clever!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a gorgeous ATB Tracy!! Love all the bird images and the dimensional bird on top. And of course those wonderful feet.

Anna-Karin said...

Such a gorgeous ATB Tracy!! Love all the bird images and the dimensional bird on top. And of course those wonderful feet.

Elly said...

Your ATB is very beautiful and decorativ. ♥

barbarayaya62 said...

I love mauch ATBs !!!! Your ATB is amazing, love the palette black & white and the design is wonderful! great inspiration! barbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous ATB and I love the softness of the airbrushing against the gorgeous stamped images and of course, you know my love of cotton spools and yours are a wonderful addition which work perfectly with this project!! :) Have a great weekend... xxx

soapHOUSEmama said...

so very cool and creative!!!

Suzanne C said...

Ohhhh! I love this! ALl the beautiful birds and using the spools for legs with more birds! One of my many favorites of yours!