Sunday, August 5, 2012

Over the Limit

My project today is for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge  Paint it Up. My project started from a piece of muslin with white acrylic paint smeared over the surface.  I grabbed a piece of muslin in the midst of project to whitewash a cupboard door.  I was excited to see what I could do with my leftover muslin scrap. 

The theme for my project was inspired by stamping the number 65 in the corner using black ink. My middle daughter has just gotten her permit to drive and has been begging to drive everywhere and I think that had me thinking speed limits, guardian angels and cars.

After the number was stamped I traced circles around the numbers using a black marker and punched two holes to allow me to string the twine onto the faux tag.

I stamped the harlequin pattern in the background using black ink. I stamped the time piece with wings two times to create a frame for the sweet girl image.  I stamped the card on white cardstock.

I framed out the girls face using a time piece stamped frame.
 The girl is stamped on white cardstock and colored with color pencil.  The wings are misted in coordinating colors.

I stamped a row of numbers along the left side.  I used a strip of filmstrip stickers in the background behind the car. The car is stamped on white cardstock using black ink and colored with the blues and greens and touches of white. 

I finished the piece by layering the muslin with images onto a piece of corrugated cardboard.
The background is torn and painted with white acrylic paint.  I added a piece of twine to create a hanging.

I added a few charms to the piece for texture.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of tissue paper spritzed with glimmer mist. The edges are distressed with a touch of brown dye ink and white paint. 

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  1. Very clever Sue! Perfect for your daughter, too! Hope all is well.mbest, Yvonne

  2. WOW.. This is stunning... I can't believe that this started as a scrap of material.... it is totally awesome.

  3. This is awesome! Love the fabric base, all the wonderful textures and stamping and the whole idea behind the project. TFS!

  4. Suzz...I love your piece. You are the queen of stamping! I enjoyed reading your blog about this piece. What a great story. Your tag is the perfect way to express your feelings about your daughter's receiving her driving permit. I love the painted muslin! Love the texture of the corrugated background. Love the harlequin stamped in the background. Love the bits of blue and green. It's all just a really cool piece. <3 Candy

  5. Hi Suzz, gorgeous piece, great texture and I love your use of Muslin and paint. Love your girl with wings and your layout is fabulous. Love your fabulous tags below too. Tracy x

  6. This is one incredible piece! Love the card board as your backbone, and the muslin you've used as your canvas. Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

  7. love the quote so very much ...........!!!

  8. fabulous...looks like it was fun to make...good luck with the new driver in the family...

  9. Love this and the fabric that you used looks very cool against the corrugated board.

  10. Absolutly cooooooool. Love the colours and all your images (:o)

  11. So amazing my friend. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful step you took to make this fabulous piece. Oh and good luck with the driving lessons. :)


  12. The muslin and corrugated card make such an exciting background for your gorgeous stamping and embellishing - fab!
    Alison x

  13. GORGEOUS texture!!! Such eye candy!

  14. Fabulous piece as always Sue. love the use of muslin and corrugated card together and the background stamping and colour is gorgeous. Lovely way to convey your feelings about your daughter learning to drive. Glad I don't have to go through that again, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  15. wow, rally worried about her driving huh! cute card/hanging. it's fun to see what you make when you just let yourself fly.

  16. Fab wall hanging! Love the added texture from the material and cardboard! Wonderful use of the stamps!

  17. UBER cool Suzanne!!! Love the muslin and the color! The mixture of stamps looks fab together. Love the corrugated cool!

  18. Wow, what a cool piece, Suzz! I really love the corrugated board and the touches of blue & green are really pretty!

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  19. Oh WOW muslin has never looked so good!
    hugs Lynn


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