Thursday, 18 February 2016

You Are The Hero In Your Own Story.

Today I am showcasing the fabulous Paperboy stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I went for a vintage feel and tones to this weeks piece and I am really pleased with how this one turned out.
I began by applying a layer of Gesso randomly to the background using a palette knife and then allowing to dry.
Once the Gesso was completely dry I then added some torn text from an old Alice in Wonderland book, adding random machine stitching to the top for added texture.
I then took the lid off my Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain and flicked some of the ink onto the background to add further to the aged feel.
The Paperboy was stamped with Black Archival Ink and then coloured lightly with pencils.  To showcase the focal image further I added a circle of paint using a lid from an old container.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


14 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Tracy. This is one of my favourite quotes and I love that you let it stand as one of the focal points. Great background, very effective against the kraft. hugs :)

A Pink said...

Lovely vintage tones . Great use of one of my fave AO stamp sets . x

Juliz Design Post said...

This little boy is one of my favourites too from AO and you have showcased him in such a wonderful nostalgic way. Beautiful.
Julie x

Julia Aston said...

Wow - love this Tracy! What great textures with the gesso and stitching - love that image too! Julia xx

Team Clark said...

Fabulous design, Tracy! This is awesome!

Redanne said...

Such a striking card Tracy, I love the design and the stitching looks wonderful. Love this. Hugs, Anne xx

Joi at RR said...

Love the simplicity of this because it makes such a powerful statement and it's absolutely precious too. On the other hand... there is alot to it as far as texture, stitching etc that makes it so special. Really impressive Tracy... very special. j.

Corrie Herriman said...

I love this stampset, it is one of my favourites. I think this is stunning ! Fantastic !
Corrie x x x

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful card Tracy! Love the sweet image! Hope you have a great weekend!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Saw your wonderful card over at Artistic Outpost Tracy, love the gessoed background and Alice in Wonderland text fragments! Deb xo

hazel said...

A fantastic card Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Kaz said...

A real beauty xx

Ellie Knol said...

That's SO beautiful.. love the stamp image..

Jean Bullock said...

I love this.