Thursday 24 March 2016

The Great Gatsby

Welcome to my final card in the series using the Gatsby stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I painted the background of my white card with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Medium Grey and Dark Grey, blending with a baby wipe and then drying with a heat tool.
I stamped the focal image of the gent with Black Archival directly onto the painted background and then added layers of interest with stencils.
I applied Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over a Tim Holtz Layering stencil to add letters to the background, giving a tone on tone effect.  I highlighted the focal image by adding painty circles around the image using DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and Carbon Black and then dried with a heat tool.
For added contrast I applied Titanium White Fluid Acrylic over a Chevron Layring Stencil and also included delicate splatters of paint. To complete I stamped the sentiment "The Great Gatsby to the bottom of the card and added a ChitChat sticker to the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Pamellia said...

Wonderful Tracy! The muted tones work so well for the image, and I love the small touches of white! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Another fabulous card in this series using the Gatsby stamp set Tracy . Loved them all . You have showcased the set perfectly hugs x

Maxine Jones said...

I love this Tracy, such lovely stamps, but you've really made them look amazing!!!

Unknown said...

Ok - you convinced my Tracy. I will go back in time JUST to ride in this guys car for a night on the town with him!!!!!!!!!! Whew - is he handsome or what!!!!???? WONDERFUL project!!Xj.

Corrie Herriman said...

I love how you've highlighted the head with the circles ! Great card !
Corrie x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! You are the winner of my give away for the VVLS stamp, could you please contact me. Congratualtions!

Suzanne C said...

Love your take on the Gatsby with the mixed media approach! Fantastic!

Brenda Brown said...

Loved this when I saw it at AO, such a great design and use of stamps and stencils.
Happy Easter.
hugs Brenda xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Tracy! Love how you framed the vintage image with the stenciled design! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

Unknown said...

Love your series of Gatsby cards, Tracy! They're all fabulous and this card, a masculine treat!! XOXO-Shari

Annie said...

I have loved this series of projects Tracy and especially the fab layouts x

Noticed you have made a few Powertex projects that are absolutely stunning x I have just purchased some Powertex and any tips would be appreciated

Have a very Happy Easter
Huge hugs
Annie x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card. Especially like the way you framed his face.

Brenda Brown said...

Just wanted to pop back Tracy and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment on my DecoArt news, I so appreciated it and to say Happy Easter (again).
hugs Brenda xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Brilliant Gatsby card - so subtle and atmospheric. We're working 2 - 11pm today so just time to dash round and wish you a happy Easter!
Alison x