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Thursday, 14 February 2013

arty houses meet distress

well for creative expressions this month we have been lucky enough to have some fab new stamps to play with, art houses and a fab and flexible ruler background..both designed by Sam Poole. Well these fab  stamps are full of endless possibilities from vibrant, to grunge, to vintage..

So here's my make this week:


I wanted to make something in monotone colours, as I love working with single colours and also to make something a little different.
So I started by making a mini canvas:


then decided, that this could easily be a gift, so decided to create a gift bag for it to pop into..


Then because I was having so much fun I decided to make a tag, which would fit perfectly round the neck of a lovely bottle of wine! or gift of your choice..


So for the canvas , I inked the background with antique linen and frayed burlap, forgotten how much I love this colour! Added some splats from distress stain ( antique linen) forgotten how much I love doing this too. Then when dry, I added the post script stamp in pumice stone. The house itself was stamped in walnut stain, coloured suing distress inks and pens and a waterbrush. Then when dry I used clear UTEE and embossed three times, to give the shine.


I finished off with an idea-ology crown , a chit chat sticker and some wire..( no surprise I found a way to get wire in then!)

The gift bag and the tag were made using the same palette of distress colours, but I added more walnut stain and also raised up the doors to create some dimension...
now for the fab ruler background. I stamped this out and coloured with antique linen distress then cut out and edged with frayed burlap. I then added the strips to the bag and tag to show this background can also be used to embellish pieces as well as to make fab backgrounds!


Finally I added some idea-ology and seam binding to the top of the tag.


thanks for stopping by, make sure you hop across and see what the rest of the design team have been making! There are so many possibilities with these fab art houses!, there are some fab makes already!
 
have a fab and inky one!

29 comments :

  1. Lovely ideas! What a great way to use the stamps!

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  2. Dear Trace you have done a realy adorable delicate work here! I do love the "tone in tone" a lot.
    Less is so more her on this project you really have "the eye" and "the sensitivity" to show a perfect arragement!
    No doupt your art is unique and I am so glad I found your Blog - you a such a inspriation to me!
    XO
    SanDee

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  3. Trace, you really did wonders with the "Art House." The neutral colors colors work so well with that image and are gorgeous on all the different surfaces. Love that UTEE house! Hugs!

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  4. These are just lovely Trace, beautifully designed and gorgeous in the monotone colours.
    Happy Valentine Day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  5. Your neutral colours are amazing on these creations Trace...so nice!

    bye bye, Alie :-)

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  6. Lovely gift idea Trace, as you knw I love tone on tone and these look very striking together . You just need a bottle of wine now and you can give to your hubby. Happy Valentine's. Tracy x

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  7. Gorgeous makes Trace... Love those stamps & the neutral colours... Hugs May x x x

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  8. Love the tone on tone using these stamps Trace, fab make. xx

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  9. Love that you made a canvas and then a matching bag to go with! Very cool stamps indeed!

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  10. Fantastic makes Trace. loving what you've done with the stamps.x

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  11. What unusual stamps these are and what fantastic ideas for using them Trace! Love that muted palette and the UTEE. Hugs, Jenny xx

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  12. What unusual stamps these are and what fantastic ideas for using them Trace! Love that muted palette and the UTEE. Hugs, Jenny xx

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  13. These are so fab Trace and I love what you did with them! They are top of my wish list lol!!

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  14. Beautiful makes Trace, I love your natural colours and these are gorgeous new stamps xx

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  15. Beautiful art Trace, great makes with great stamps. Hugs, Anne x

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  16. a fabulous set Trace - really great idea xx

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  17. Wonderful projects, love the single colour tones.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Great bases for this images! Beautiful!

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  19. This is terrific and a wonderful idea to make the tag as well as the canvas and bag. Someone will be very lucky to receive this as a gift

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. Wow, I'm missing words, a great project.

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  21. Just love what you've done with these stamps, Trace - and between you all the CE team have made them absolute must-haves on my list!! Gorgeous, gorgeous set of co-ordinating pieces.
    Alison x

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  22. Blissful creating as always Trace - You are such an amazing artist. These are just beautiful. Love from Laura xxxxxxxx

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  23. These are lovely, Trace--so dreamy and sweet.

    :)trisha

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  24. Love the monotone Trace and the way you have used the ruler. The embellishments look great - a really nice make.
    Jean xx

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  25. What a brilliant idea Trace, that canvas is gorgeous, the embossing powder over the top just gives the canvas a real special finish. Love that. Great idea to do the tag and the bag too. It's gorgeous. I'm loving those chit chat words too. I can't stop using them on everything! Michelle xx

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  26. Fabulous - absolutely fabulous and I adore your mini canvas!!
    sandy

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  27. Wonderful trio of creations Trace. I love the embossing over the canvas and the way you've used the ruler stamp. Fab stuff.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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