Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Great Gatsby

I am following on with my designs using the fabulous Gatsby stamps from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I began by applying DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Medium Grey and Dark Grey to a piece of white card, blending with a baby wipe and then drying with a heat tool. I then applied DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black to a circular lid and stamping three circles with the lid to the background. I repeated this process for the white circles and then dried with a heat tool.
I added Tissue Tape to the background for added interest and texture along with some mesh wire that I found at an antique store on one of my regular visits.
The focal image of the gent has been added to an ATC which again was coloured with DecoArt Medium and Dark Grey Fluid Acrylics. I continued with the painty circles and added one around the focal image using Titanium White Fluid Acrylic. I stamped "The Great Gatsby" onto a piece of scrap card which I also coloured with paint, cut out and applied Black Archival Ink to the edges of each piece.
I added a few random pieces of punched out bits of white card and added delicate splatters of Titanium White Fluid Acrylic.
I also included Remnant Rubs for added interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

14 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant! Love the wonderful monochrome colour ways and the super subtle layering!

A Pink said...

Fabulous card! Tracy Love the monochromatic palette, the design and those dramatic circles. x

Suzanne C said...

Love it! The layering the mixed media effect with the circles and the cool texture behind the car is all fabulous!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Totally love the greyscale palette here Tracy! Those white rings just pop and your layout is amazing! hugs :)

June Macfarlane said...

Tracy this is a fabulous classy creation. Great art.

Joi at RR said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so WONDERFUL Tracy. The monochromatic colors just totally makes for the vintage feel of the Gatsby. And that mesh is FABULOUS. Completely looks like all the dust and smoke and steam and debris being kicked up all around the car as it FLIES down the road at warp speed!!! FANTASTIC creation. XXj

Redanne said...

I just love that 'moody' grey background and the mesh is amazing, it looks like it has been knitted, it is a wonderful addition. Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Mommy I just love the design and layers on your fabulous card Tracy.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Shari Trumbull said...

Another fabulous card, Tracy! I'm loving those tones of greys and completely love that wire mesh!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous Tracy, what a wonderful colour palette to compliment these stamps, love it! Deb xo

Annie said...

A stunning card Tracy...love the greys and the stamps are fabulous. The circles really add to the depth as do the splatters of paint.

TFS and sending you my best wishes
Annie xx

Jean Bullock said...

Fabuous! I pinned it to my Just Plain Cool board! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765612276457/

Corrie Herriman said...

I really love what you do with those circles, Tracy !
Corrie x

Barbara Schiassi said...

Amazing card! love this monochrome palette! Wonderful work as always! An inspiration for me! Barbara