Monday 7 October 2013

Inspired by...Tammy Tutterow

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Inspired by Tammy Tutterow".  All you have to do to be entered into the $50 prize draw is to make something inspired by the many awesome projects and tutorials on her blog.  The idea is not to copy something Tammy has made, but to take one of her projects or a technique in one of her tutorials and use it as a starting point for your own unique piece of art.

When I was preparing for this week's challenge it was such a treat to spend some time browsing through Tammy's blog to look at all her amazing art.  For my inspiration I started from her tutorial  post  "Let Me Count The Ways".  Her multi-layered technique of combining paint and inks really spoke to me, so that's what I focused on when I started this piece.

I made this tag while I had a houseguest here, and you know what that means... someone to take step by step photos, enjoy! :)  You can click on the photos to see them larger if you need to.

I started by using an ink blending tool to apply white gesso to a manilla tag through a Tim Holtz layering stencil.

After drying my tag with a heat gun, I dabbed some colours of distress stains on my craft mat and spritzed lightly with water.

I rubbed my tag on the colour and dried with a heat gun.

Using a baby wipe, I lightly buffed the tag to remove some colour that had settled on the painted areas.  The paint is a good resist so it comes off easily.

Using gathered twigs distress ink I stamped some circles from the Mixed Media stamp set.

With gathered twigs and an ink blending tool I lightly distressed the edges of my tag.

I tore some pieces from the French Industrial paper stash and fixed them to my tag.

I distressed the edges of the tag with a little more gathered twigs and then used black Archival ink to stamp the Eiffel tower and the fleur-de-lys from the Paris Memoirs stamp set.

Using a water brush and Tarnished Bronze distress paint I painted over the fleur-de-lys.  Once the paint was dry I restamped the image on top of the paint (The painted mask technique that I showed you a couple of weeks back).

I stamped the figure onto paper taken from the French Industrial stash, cut them out and fixed them onto my tag.

To finish off the edges I mounted the tag onto black card and cut it out, leaving a small border.

Supplies I used included:
(I can't get the stencil I used to show in the link thingy, so you can find it here.)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


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Candy C said...

Dan...your tag is so cool! I love it! I am a nut over Tim's French Industrial collection anyway but you have really done such a gorgeous job on this tag. Love the layers of stenciling, coloring, stamping, etc. It's really a cool piece. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dan, love how you were inspired by Tammy's blog but used the idea in your own inevitable style, bold , quirky and fun. Love how you applied Gesso through the stencil to create your background and then added your bold colours. Love the step by steps too. Great way to keep your guest entertained lol. Tracy x x

Tammy Tutterow said...

Dan, I love your tag so much! I love the idea of using gesso, can you believe I have never tried it with a stencil yet? You have inspired me to try! Thank you so much for being a part of this challenge. You and the team are so amazing! I am so inspired by all of you!

misteejay said...

Wow, fabulous piece Dan. The colours work really well and I love all the layering.

Toni xx

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You really re-created multi-background techniques well, Dan! I just love all the interest it adds :)

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Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous layered background Dan! Love how you used that stamp of the man too.

Michelle said...

Awesome inky layers, Dan! You may have been inspired by Tammy, but you owned this project with your bold, signature styling. Great project!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh.. the stenciled layers are awesome, Dan. I love your cool stamped image and beautiful color scheme. Great tutorial and photos. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Suzanne C said...

The graphic effect of the layered images is so cool. Love the tag with the stencil and the stamped over image and then the fun men scattered keep the movement in teh design!

Billie A said...

Your tag is great. I love the colors and techniques. I am going to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

barbarayaya62 said...

The way which you've layered this tag is amazing! Wonderful! barbarayaya

Anonymous said...

I gotta say I really love this one. what a fab stamp that old gent is.


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