Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Lost Generation

Welcome back to the third in my series of cards using the Gatsby stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
This week I am showcasing the feminine image from the Gatsby stamp set, stamping her onto a die cut heart, adding shading around the edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink and colouring with pencils. I have also included rusty wire to highlight the focal image, stapled into place.
I began by applying a touch of Fired Brick and Hickory Smoke Distress Paints to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the paint with my white card and then drying with a heat tool. I then dabbed the card into any remaining paint and dried once again with a heat tool.
I applied Fired Brick Distress Ink over the Dot Fade Layering Stencil and then repeated once again using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, adding yet a further layer of interest to the background. I also die cut two smaller hearts which I coloured with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and added a few delicate splatters to the hearts and to the background of the card using Fired Brick Distress Paint. I added three strips of Tissue Tape behind the focal image for further interest and texture.
I applied DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Titanium White over a Heart Layering Stencil to add contrast to my design, along with scratchy paint lines using an old credit card and Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


12 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Tracy! I love the stencilled hearts in the background and the rusty wire around your image. Fantastic! hugs :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Tracy! I love the stencilled hearts in the background and the rusty wire around your image. Fantastic! hugs :)

A Pink said...

A lovely card ! Tracy and a great way to showcase your image - really does capture the eye . The white heart stenciling is a wonderful compliment to the white highlighted areas around the image. x

Julia Aston said...

love the smokey colors on this Tracy - the woman looks great stamped on the heart and framed with the rusty wire! Julia xx

Corrie Herriman said...

I love the circle of wire you used. Anohter great on, Tracy !
Corrie x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design and gorgeous card - love the addition of the rusty wire xxxx

Joi at RR said...

Ahhh - the Gatsby stamps are so fun. Love that era! What a lovely creation Tracy. Love that wire! Xj.

Joi at RR said...

Ahhh - the Gatsby stamps are so fun. Love that era! What a lovely creation Tracy. Love that wire! Xj.

Redanne said...

Wow, this is beautiful Tracy, love the image of the lady and the rusty wire is such a great addition! Hugs, Anne xx

craftytrog said...

I love this Tracy! It's beautiful! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, i love the interesting colours you've chosen,

Lucy x

Chris Cresswell said...

I know I've said this elsewhere but I do really love this card. But more than the card I just love your style Tracy. I've learned a lot from you now over a number of years. You influenced my love of hearts!!! But Fired Brick with Smokey Grey? - I just wouldn't have connected them. Yet, oh my, what a result. Keep inspiring us!