Monday, 11 March 2013

Chic Silhouette

From lace to doilies, adding brown ink around the edges of your artwork, dimensional pearls, a vintage find, soft trims, we are thinking shabby chic this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. You can take just one element that is considered shabby chic or create a complete piece that is shabby or chic, interprete in your own way, let your creative inspiration take hold and lead the way.

I was in touch with my feminine side this week to create a shabby chic framed silhouette.
This challenge encouraged me to get in touch with my feminine side and the lace background from Wendy Vecchi's Sentimental Art was the perfect backdrop for the silhouette from Tim Holtz Artful Silhouettes stamp set. Victorian Velvet Distress Ink was the perfect colour to add to the feminine feel of my piece adding into the mix a Fractured Doll for a quirky touch. I have to say I consumed many jelly beans in the making of this piece as I had to keep walking away and coming back before working on the next piece, so lots of break times always mean a little snack which in this case was jelly beans.
To begin I stamped my background with the lace background from Wendy Vecchi, stamping in coffee Archival Ink and then colouring over the top with victorian velvet Distress Ink, I love this colour for my more feminine pieces. I have added gold embossing powder around the edges to add a touch of bling to my design.
I then stamped the oval frame with black Archival Ink on top of the lace background and then stamped the silhouette in the centre. I then stamped the image four more times onto white card and added on top of my first stamped image to give added dimension. A pearl has been added to the neckline to add a feminine touch.
A Chitchat sticker (timeless) has been added to the top of my piece, I thought this was perfect for this piece as I feel shabby chic pieces are timeless. To add further dimension and interest I included pearls to each corner of my panel.
The decorated panel has then been added to a frame which I have painted with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and then coloured with victorian velvet and touches of brushed corduroy Distress Inks. Metal corners have been added to each corner of the frame.
A fractured doll has been painted with a coat of Clear Rock Candy and coloured with victorian velvet Distress Ink adding an Alpha Card behind the doll along with a treasure Chitchat sticker.
I cut the Mini Tattered Floral from white card, cutting six layers and then stamping each layer with the Ephemeral Background stamp and colouring with brushed corduroy Distress Ink, adding an antique button to the centre.

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:

Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Sentimental Art Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi Embellish Your Art - Blossom Bucket Antique Buttons
Tim Holtz Artful Silhouettes Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Fractured Dolls, Metal Corners, Chitchat Stickers, Alpha Cards
Tim Holtz Alterations - Mini Tattered Floral Set
Artistic Outpost Ephemera Backgrounds
Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet, Brushed Corduroy
Archival Inks - Coffee, Black
Queen's Gold Embossing Powder
Melissa Frances Pearls
Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint


Brenda Brown said...

I love the fact that you created a panel and mounted it on that lovely soft pink. The silhouette on the WV stamp is so pretty and the fractured doll crackled and pinked up looks perfect on here. Great chic piece Tracy.
hugs {brenda} x0x

SanDee1899 said...

this is absolutely fabolous - such a lot of details wow!

Suzanne C said...

Soft and beautiful! Love the crackled exterior and the layered silhouette! Lovely tattered flower and beautiful display!

Sarah said...

Such a lovely pink. I forget how delicate it is. Love the layered lady and the lace together. I am always amazed at all the wonderful creations your magic inky fingers conjur up. And as I sit here with a snotty Ruby I think how the flipping heck did you ever run a shop! Hope to be in touch soon. X sarah.

Candy C said...

Tracy...your shabby chic project is so feminine and lovely. I really love your background with that gorgeous pink and then stamped with Coffee. I don't have the Wendy lace stamp! What's up with that? I love it! :) Your dimensional silhouette looks so lovely inside of your stamped frame. I also love the little pearls. The crackled frame and the added embellishments make for a perfect piece! Beautifully done, my friend. <3 Candy

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

How wonderful Tracy! I love the layered silhouette! The canvas and pearls are fab! The pink is perfect! Grand project!

Michelle Webb said...

Oo I love that crackle on the pink paint, it's gorgeous, what great idea to layer up the cameo's. It's a fantastic piece Tracy. Love it. Michelle x

Terry said...

Hey there sweets, lovelyness all over, love the background and the shabby chicness in your project. Fabulously made as allways hugs terry xxxx

lilygee said...

Love this Trace - so elegant
Jean xx

Annie said...

Beautiful project Tracy. Love the depth created by layering the silhouette. The flower is to die for.

Love this lots

TFS Annie x

Sandra said...

Tracy, I really love this stunning frame! The borders are so amazingly crackled and the stacked silhouette lady is perfect! Hugs, Sandra

Tracey said...

oh wow this is so lovely! The dimension is so cool! LOVE IT!

Redanne said...

Oh how beautiful is this piece? The crackled pink frame is simply gorgeous, love how you layered up the silhouette and the little pink fractured doll is just perfect. A gorgeous make, so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Creating the layers to add the dimension is a fabulous use of the image and then to display her inside a flipped over canvas, it reminds me of a Victorian shop display - so gorgeous.

Sue said...

Fabulous Tracy, I've not seen this lacy background before and it's gorgeous, The flower is beautiful, I love the little button in the centre, and crackle is up there with my all time favourite finishes xx

butterfly said...

Wow, the stamping on the canvas looks great, and I love the crackle on the frame. The pearl choker is a wonderful touch - a lovely, feminine make - so pretty!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

She is just beautiful!!!

wendy vecchi said...

very pretty!
I'm inspired to use that background TODAY!