Monday, February 4, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Ever After

Good morning to you all! I'm back today with a project for our latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show: Ever After. I was inspired by childhood memories of dressing up as a princess. I recall being a princess for Halloween at least a couple of times :) I came across a picture of myself from a girls scrap getaway where I always feel like a spoiled princess :) so I thought this would be fun to use in my art journal.


To start the blank page, I pulled inspiration from the photo....my red hair, the brown barn board in the background, and of course the tiara :)


Next I blended in Faber-Castell gold pastel crayon with my finger to give it a more monotone look...even though I love the initial inked page...I thought it was too busy looking.


Here is a peek at the journaling under the photo:


A close-up to show the effects of using molding paste through a stencil and then painting it gold with my Krylon gold leafing pen.


Every week for our challenges, Simon Says Stamp Superstore offers up a $50 dollar store voucher to one lucky random participant!!!


Please hop on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show and have a looky at all the DT inspiration....I known you will be inspired to join us :)
Have a fantastic day! Hugs, TRace





12 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Tracy, I love your use of colour on this piece and the dimension is fabulous. Great image too, love having another red head on the team lol. Tracy x x

Jessica Sporn said...

Fabulous page. Love that molding paste through the stencil. It looks amazing as do you in your tiara!

Candy C said...

Trace..your page is awesome! I love the swirled and blended colors of your background! Love the embossed edges that you've colored with the Gold Leaf Pen. That looks so cool and textural! Your photograph is the perfect focal point for you page!!! <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic background. Love the texture around the edges creating a cool frame. The picture of you is so fun and the journalling perfect!

butterfly said...

Ooh, scrumptious background, and that gilded texture is just yummy too! What a fabulous piece!
Alison x

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous page! Love the gilded frame and the background is fantastic. Great idea using the gold leaf pen. Fabulous photo of you!

Marlena M. said...

hee hee!!! I LOVE this photo of you Tracey...so cute! I love the texture of the page~

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous background, fab embossing, and adorable photo!!! FUN!

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is so much fun! What a cute picture :) I love all the deep dark colors you worked into your background.

Anonymous said...

Bond says.... Oh how cute princess TK looks. The board aint bad either. Another wonderful piece Tracey, love the colors and the use of all the different mediums mixed to make a beautiful work of art. You really captured the playfullness in the picture into your frame. Seeing this brings back such great memories. :0)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cute project & perfect photo to accompany it!! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

What a great page! Looks like you had so much fun being a princess! Such a great take! Hugs, Sandra

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