Monday, 26 August 2013

We Are The Hero Of Our Own Story

We are all going a little dotty this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challlenge Blog; from polka dots to spotted paper, dotty stamps to dots made with a pen or even embossed dotty card stock, we invite you to get dotty with us this week.
I simply enjoyed myself this week creating a mixed media canvas.
I began by stamping the face image from the Classic 5 stamp set onto a piece of tissue using black Archival Ink and then adhering to the burlap panel using Multi-Medium Matte.
Using the dots stencil I applied white embossing paste to the burlap panel.
Dots were added randomly around my focal image to add dimension and texture.
"We Are The Hero Of Our Own Story" was stamped onto a piece of calico with black Archival Ink and the edges frayed.
The stamped calico was added to the burlap panel along with folded pieces of calico added around the face image to frame her and add another layer of texture.
I have added Remnant Rubs Words to the calico along with more dots using embossing paste.
Once I had layered most of my elements I then added a touch of Melted Chocolate Dylusions Ink Spray for a touch of colour and warmth.
I also added touches of Gesso to the burlap panel to lighten a touch and also added a dimensional bloom using the Tattered Floral die. I also added touches of Gesso to the floral.
I love the motivational Rubs added to the calico and I also added a few Martha Stewart embellishmets for further interest and I also added a touch of Olive Bronze Treasure Gold Wax to the embossing paste dots.
I also adhered some of the loose fibres from the calico to the panel for further texture.
A Prima Typo Zipper has been added to the canvas, which I love as it has the added word 'beauty' engraved on the zipper and I love the dangling heart. Buttons have been added to the centre of my flowers threaded with twine.
To complete I have added Prima Wood Buttons to the centre of each of my large dimensional blooms.
For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 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. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics 5 Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Burlap Panel
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Remnant Rubs Words
Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Floral Die
Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Black Archival Ink
Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art Dots and Stripes Borders
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Dylusions Ink Spray - Melted Chocolate
Martha Stewart Heirloom Metal Medallion Embellishments
PaperArtsy Olive Bronze Treasure Gold Metallic Wax
Prima Flowers Typo Zippers
Prima Flowers Engraver Wood Buttons


Inkypinkycraft said...

another really fab make , great use of the calico and rub ons! hugs trace x

Anonymous said...

Morning Tracy...what a gorgeous canvas, I love it. S x

Astrid Maclean said...

A great piece, love your mixed media canvas with one of my all time favourite stamps!!

Helen said...

As always, Tracy, this is fabulous!! Love all the fabric and texture.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a stunning canvas - love all the little details! Chrisx

Annie said...

This is so fab Tracy x love all the wonderful detail you have incorporated.

TFS Annie x

Nan G said...

Fabulous details and texture. Love the burlap canvas as your background.

Candy C said...

Your burlap canvas turned out beautifully, Tracy. I love all of the soft colors you really softened the burlap....which is a great texture in the background. I also love the "hair" that you've given to that Classic 5 girl. Sometimes that flat head can be difficult to work with ! :) Love the inspiring rub on words that you've added as well. The wooden buttons and the flowers all really work together to create such an interesting piece. Beautiful work, as always! <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

Love all the details and elements on this beautiful burlap canvas, Tracy. Love those sentiments on the calico and your handmade flowers are gorgeous! :)

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful shabby chic colours and wonderful textures. Love this Tracy.
hugs {brenda} x0x

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Gorgeous burlap piece! I really love the way you thought this out!

Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

How beautiful.. the calico hair is wonderful, and I love the subtle colours, and amazing textures throughout. Really beautiful - those button flowers, especially!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Very cool effect around the edge of her face with the muslin strips! i saw the dots you applied and thought you were going to give her freckles. :) Beautiful canvas!

Anonymous said...

stunning! I love the placement of the face and the way you embellished!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fantastic canvas Tracy! Love your attention to detail! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

Redanne said...

Love your beautiful canvas Tracy, the face is amazing on the burlap and those rub-ons work so well on the calico too. Love all the subtle colouring. Hugs, Anne x

A Country Twinkle said...

Very creative canvas! I love the face and how you placed the cloth around it.

Anna-Karin said...

This is gorgeous Tracy! LOVE the calico hair you made with the great rub-ons and all the other special details. The dimensional blooms are so pretty!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I loved seeing this beautiful creation built step-by-step! It's always a treat to see your creative process and the amazing project that results from your artistic vision!

Sandra said...

Such a pretty burlap canvas, Tracy! Love that gorgeous face stamp. She is a beauty! Hugs, Sandra

Dianne said...

Wow Tracy this is an outstanding piece, love her hair with the calico and stamping on it, love the texture, loooove the burlap and added dimensions then the soft pink, love the flowers with the buttons, I'd like to touch it:). Well my dear your my hero, you inspire me sooooo much, thanks for sharing..

Martha said...

WOW, this is simply fabulous, Tracy!
I love all the wonderful details!