Monday, 13 January 2014


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is a real simple one this week ANYTHING GOES.
I love an Anything Goes challenge, I love the freedom of just allowing creativity to take its own path! I decided to use Wendy Vecchi’s So Serious stamp, I love this gent and thought he worked perfectly combined with the Eye Chart Layering Stencil and the Writing Desk Die.  I can just imagine this gent sitting at his desk writing letters by candlelight and thought I would add drips of Beeswax to also represent my thought process.
I added a small pocket watch coloured with Ginger and Pitch Black Alcohol Inks and I added part of the handsome gents face to the clock, added Glossy Accents and then cracked to add to the aged feel, adding Ball Chain for added dimension.  I added a piece of Kaisercraft Basecoat paper to the back of my corrugated hanging and added a touch of colour with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to age. I also distressed the edges of the paper to add further to the aged feel. I applied Gathered Twigs Distress Ink through the Eye Chart Layering Stencil to add further interest to the backdrop.
I have die cut a tag using the Tag and Bookplate die and then added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink through the Eye Chart Layering Stencil, distressed the edges and coloured with Distress Ink and bent the tag here and there to add creases to enhance the aged feel. I stamped the handsome gent onto the tag and stamped him a second time to add dimension.
Three moustaches have been added to the hanging, coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Inks, adding Black Soot to the edges of each for added definition. You can also see from this picture a few of the Beeswax drips that I have added.
I love the Beeswax drips, I will have to try this again for an altered bottle perhaps!
I used the Writing Desk die to add further to the masculine feel, coloured with Distress Inks and sanded to age. I have also added a Pen Nib for further interest along with a create metal label embellishment coloured with Alcohol Inks to tone with my piece.
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 and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 


Products Used:

Wendy Vecchi So Serious Stamp
Tim Holtz Alterations - Writing Desk Die, Tag and Bookplate Die, Mini Moustache and Pointed Finger Die
Tim Holtz Eye Chart Layering Stencil 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Ball Chain, Pen Nibs
Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Melt Pot
Project Pan
Prima Mechanicals Clocks
Prima Plate and Label Mechanicals Metal Embellishments
Glossy Accents
Alcohol Inks - Ginger, Pitch Black
Kaisercraft Base Coat Paper Pack 



Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Tracy! What a wonderful collage of so much goodness! Love all the distressing and drips of Beeswax! LOVE the pocketwatch trinket! Thanks for the inspiration and enabling :)

Helen said...

Wonderful, Tracy! I love all the stamps you've put together here.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous die cut and stamping imagery Tracy and a gorgeous vintage outcome.
hugs {brenda} x0x

hazel said...

A fabulous collage Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Another great piece, love the beeswax, the colours and all the gorgeous details x hugs x

cheryl said...

Simply stunning hun just adore the detail you always add hugs cheryl

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous piece Tracy!! Love the weathered background and the beeswax drops.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work full of texture!

rachel said...

this is just wonderful Tracy - love that stamp set and the moustaches look fab! Great fun! Hugs rachel x

Sarah Anderson said...

I've not seen those dies before, I love the moustache and the feather. Great layers :)

Barb Cady said...

This is a good one Tracy, it made me smile - seriously! X

Redanne said...

I love this, the moustaches are great fun, I love the handsome gent and the eye test image in the background suits him so well. Love the mini pocket watch too, the perfect size for your wonderful project. Anne x

Lagene said...

Love all your layers and elements and all the grunge texture going on!

butterfly said...

Fabulous stencilling and stamping, and the whole piece is so quirky and full of delicious surprises for the eyes!!
Alison x

barbarayaya62 said...

Tracy you're always an example for me! This piece is one of my favorites among your work! BArbarayaya

Sandra said...

Gorgeous, Tracy! Love the fun of it! So much to see. It's fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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Cool piece, Tracy! I like how you embellished it!

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Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful creation, Tracy. The layers and stamping are gorgeous. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Tracy, Tracy! Your projects always amaze me. The cool thing is that you continually think of these quirky ideas that make me smile and think you're a genius at the same time. For example, on this piece, I love how you flipped the mustaches upside down! Constantly clever...that is you!

Candy C said... always, you've created such a wonderful piece; full of texture, details and of course, beautifully done. I love the different stamps you've used on this. They work so perfectly with the mustaches, and other very cool die cut pieces. Love the corrugated background. What a perfect jumping off point for all of the wonderful layers you've added on top. The metal embellishments also really work! It has been such a huge honor and pleasure working with you on SSS design team. I am so thankful for this was the beginning of our very long that will continue long after this day. :) Much love my friend. <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

Love the mustaches and how perfect they are with the image! This is so fun and handsome! Love that watch fob and the text in the background!