Monday 14 January 2013

For The Love Of Lace

Simon Says Stamp and Show would love to see your elegant creations this week, whether you add doilies for a touch of elegace, a lace like border, a lace trim, we would love to see your interpretation of this weeks challenge.

Before I move onto my project this week I would also like to take this opportunity to wish my very dear friend and team mate Terry all the very best on her new ventures. This is Terry's last week with Simon Says Stamp and Show, I will miss her kind nature, positive attitude and ability to always make me smile. Sending you a huge hug and lots of love Terry; this is not goodbye, simply a move to pastures new.

So onto my project for this week........

I was inspired by a gift from fellow team mate Suzz to create a vintage elegant wall plaque.
Suzz sent me this fabulous bracket book cover which I thought would be perfect for an elegant vintage plaque and was the starting point for my creation.  When I think of lace and doilies I always think of creams and browns and natural materials.  I felt that the Artful Silhouettes image was perfect for my focal point set in a Maya Road Vintage Metal Heart Tart Tin, coloured with Ginger Alcohol Ink, set against a Royal Lace White Heart Doilie, coloured with brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks.  I am really happy with this piece and will find it difficult to give away!
I began by adding texture paste through the dots on the Dots and Stripes Borders stencil from Wendy Vecchi to add a little texture to the background of my plaque.
Once the texture paste was dry I then painted my cover with two coats of honey dew PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint to give a subtle backdrop for my focal images. Once the paint was dry I then dry brushed a little mocha mousse PaperArtsy Fresco Finish pant over the top to add a further layer of interest. To add a touch of glamour I spritzed the background with biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.
The next step was to add a heart doilie to the centre of my plaque which I coloured with brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks and again I also sprayed with a little biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. I cut the angel wings from white card using the Layered Angel Wings die, embossing with the bubble texture fade and colouring with brushed corduroy and walnut stain Distress Inks adding a little antiqued copper Distress Stain to the raised areas using my finger. The wings were then added to the top of the doily, behind my heart tart tin.  The heart tart tin has been coloured with ginger alcohol ink and I then cut a heart from white card stamped the heart using the Ephemera background stamp from Artistic Outpost using coffee archival ink and added the Artful Silhouette stamped with black archival ink. To add further elegance I included three small pearls to her neckline.
To give a little more dimension and interest I added a resin treasure above my heart tart tin which I coloured with a little PaperArtsy honey dew and mocha mousse paint and once dry I rubbed a little walnut stain ink over the top and a little antiqued bronze Distress Stain over the raised areas.
I always love to add flowers to my vintage pieces and this time around I have used the Mini Tattered Florals set, cutting six layers from white card, stamping each layer with the Ephemera background stamp and colouring both sides with brushed corduroy ink, adding vintage photo to the edges.  I also sprayed each layer with a little biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. I adhered each layer together to give me a wonderful dimensional flower, adding an antique button to the centre.
I love to give a real natural feel to my vintage pieces when using lace and doilies and I always think corrugated card works beautifully with this type of creation.  This time around I cut a heart from corrugated card to echo the heart in the centre, painting the card with honey dew paint and sponging with a little walnut stain Distress Ink.  I also added an Artful Silhouette to this heart to echo the one in the centre of my heart tart tin and again I have added pearls to her neckline. I have cut a tag from white card using the tiny tabs and tags die, stamped with the Ephemera background stamp, coloured with brushed corduroy ink and added a Chitchat sticker to the centre. I have also added some natural twine and adhered to the top of my heart.
I've added a second dimensional bloom to the bottom of my plaque to give balance along with the fabulous sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's Love To Make Art stamp set, stamped onto white card with black archival ink and coloured with walnut stain Distress Ink. I have added another little mini tag again stamped with the Ephemera background stamp, adding a Chitchat sticker to the centre.
To complete I have added a lace trim to the top of my plaque along with some natural buttons threaded with twine.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members 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.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Artful Silhouettes
Tim Holtz Alterations - Layered Angel Wings, Mini Tattered Floral Set, Tiny Tabs and Tags
Tim Holtz Bubble and Honeycomb Texture Fades
Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stains
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Chitchat Stickers
Artistic Outpost Ephemera Backgrounds Stamps
Maya Road Vintage Metal Heart Tart Tin
Alcohol Ink- Ginger
Royal Lace White Heart Doilies
Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Archival Inks - Coffee, Black
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Love To Make Art Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Stencils For Art - Dots and Stripes Borders
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Wendy Vecchi Embellish Your Art - Antique Buttons
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Mocha Mousse
Perfect Pearls Mists - Biscotti
Melissa Frances Cream Pearls
Prima La Coeur Resin Treasures
Natural Twine


Inkypinkycraft said...

a really gorgeous vintage piece, love all the elements and that flower is gorgeous!!! trace x hugs

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Tracy. love all the different textures.

Sandy said...

So so beautiful card.
Love all the gorgeous details.

Kate Yetter said...

I love the background, Tracy. Looks a bit like swiss dotted lace. I really love that lady inside the layers of hearts! So victorian! Just beautiful.

Terry said...

So many beautiful vintage layers! Love how you framed the stamped image and placed her in the heart tin and added the Angel Wings! Have a great Monday!

Anna-Karin said...

SUch a gorgeous project Tracy! Love the textured background, wonderful tin heart with the silhouette and embossed angel wings. Your tattered flowers are wonderful too.

Words and Pictures said...

It's exquisite Tracy... from the wonderful heart doily, to that delicious altered resin piece, to those amazing wings and flowers it's a real treat... and the heart tin and corrugated heart are so special!
Alison x

Terry said...

Hey there sweets, thank you so very much for your very sweet sweet words, your just like Candy one of my dearest friends and I love you lots, will miss you much and we will offcourse keep in touch. Thank you so much sweets. Your a real sweetheart, your fabulous piece of ART is just fabulous loving the heart, the image and all the fabby colors wowwwzerss another amazingly made project by your hands. Woww Hugs Terry xxxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I especially adore the repeated use of hearts.

ria gall said...

Hi Tracy
What fantastic piece full of texture and layers.
I really love this.

JansArtyJunk said... elegant Tracy...beautiful textures and elements...I do Love a bit of lace!! x

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful project Tracy and I loved reading through the steps you took to create it. TFS.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lynn Stevens said...

Well for goodness sake Tracy don't give it away. Hang it on your wall!!!
Awesome art!
Hugs Lynn

Redanne said...

This really is the most beautiful piece of art, from the doily to the embossed wings (gorgeous) to the little tin, it is all so beautiful. Love how you show us the step by step too. Hugs, Anne x

Teresa Abajo said...

What a beautiful piece of vintage art!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous use of the cover! Beautiful design. You seamlessly blend together all the pieces perfectly!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! I love that polka dot texture too :)

Sandra said...

Wow Tracy, this is one stunning piece! Love the brown tones and the heart shaped doily and tart tin are so pretty! Thanks again for your gorgeous piece you sent me for my birthday! Hugs, Sandra

hazel said...

A stunning piece Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

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Neat project, Tracy! I really like the silhouettes in this piece and I just love the texture that corrugated board adds!

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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love the textured dotted background! All the lace and hearts are wonderful! Gorgeous hanging!

Candy C said...

Tracy...this is so pretty. Love the textured background! Love the color of it....that buff-ish color is a great canvas for your brown tone embellishments. Love the distressed doily in the center of your piece. The hearts with the silhouettes inside are so sweet. Love the pearl necklaces. The dimensional flowers are also so sweet. As always, a beautiful piece of art. <3 Candy

Laurart said...

This is so wondeful! Such a beautiful piece of work - Well done! xxxxxx