Sunday, February 26, 2012

OFF THE HOOK!

A couple of weeks ago, Wendy Vecchi sent me her "Call It Art" stamp set as a prize for leaving a comment on her blog.  (Thank you again, Wendy!)  I love that set and wanted to do something kind of quirky, steampunk-ish and fun with it!  I think it works perfectly with this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Theme:  Ideaology Bonanza!

I started with a Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Film Strip Frame as my background.  I heat embossed the frame using Versamark Embossing Ink and Gold, Copper and Queen's Gold Embossing Powders.  I sprinkled the gold first and collected up the extra powder.  Then I sprinkled the copper, collected up the powder and then I sprinkled the Queen's Gold.  THEN I heat set all of the sprinkled embossing powders.  I like to use this technique because it (in my opinion) really mixes up the colors and gives a much neater aged metal look.  Next I distressed the embossed frame with Black Soot Distress Ink.  


Since this is an Ideaology Bonanza, I decided to intertwine Tim Holtz' Filmstrip Ribbon in Wendy's Filmstrip Frame.  I sized some vintage photographs of gentlemen and adhered them to the filmstrip ribbon with Glossy Accents.  I hot glued the filmstrips in place on either side of the frame.  I like the dimension and character it added to the frame.  


The background of my frame was done in several steps.  First, I used a striped piece of G45 Paper that was in my scrap box.  I washed it with Picket Fence Distress Stain to dull the vintage red and gold stripes.  On the right side of the background, I stamped a really cool background from Tim Holtz' new Remnants Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink.  I added texture to the left side of the background with Tim Holtz' Bricked Texture Fade.  Then I added the brick-ish color with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks

I stamped a little "graffiti" using Dyan Reaveley's Basic Backgrounds and new release, Word Love stamp sets.  Finally, I inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I cut out a portion of the center of the background and added a stamped hand from Tim Holtz' Steampunk stamp set.  Then I glued the background in place. 



I added the little scalloped shelf from Wendy Vecchi's Scallop Trim set.  Before I hot glued it in place, I stamped a design on the shelf from Wendy Vecchi's "Forever Art" stamp set. 

Now the real fun began...adding all of my elements!  

The gentleman, the vintage telephone and the two sentiments are from Wendy's new Call For Art set.  All were stamped on white cardstock that was then distressed using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The saying in front of the man was distressed using Broken China Distress Ink. "Curiosity" was stamped onto a newsprint type of drawing paper.  This is from Tim Holtz' "Curiosities" stamp set.  I tore the paper and inked the edges with Black Soot then glued it in place on the background.



"BE DIFFERENT, STAND OUT IN THE CROWD" was placed in an Ornate Plate and then covered with Crackle Accents to make the "glass" appear to be crazed and very old.  I wired some Sprocket Gears on to the Ornate Plate to give this piece more character and dimension. 



Next I added the gentlemen in his place.  He is an odd sort of fellow.  His pink shirt was colored using Fired Brick Reinker and Tim Holtz' New Detailer Brush.  The black polka dots are courtesy of a black detail pen.  This delusional fellow fancies himself to be King, so he wears an Ideaology crown from Regal Adornments.  Gotta admit...he DOES stand out in the crowd of gentlemen on this piece.  (smile) 


The vintage telephone is my favorite!  It was stamped twice onto white cardstock and cut out.  I altered the stamp just a bit because I wanted the receiver to be detached from the base of the phone.  So, I cut the telephone out, minus the receiver and added a "cradle" for the receiver.  I used the second stamped phone to cut out just the receiver.  Then I heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder so that I could preserve the detail of the phone and also make it look shiny...like old vintage telephones were.  I stamped the old rotary dial one more time and heat embossed it.  

 
Then I stacked the three rotary dials using black pop dots.   I sprayed a piece of gold metallic wire with some flat black spray paint.  I coiled it and hot glued it to either end of my telephone.  Now you see where the title for this Ideaology piece comes from..."Off The Hook".  The receiver is off the hook and the old man is "off the hook".  (smile)  I pop dotted the telephone in place on the shelf.



Next I added an Ideaology Vial to the shelf.  It is holding three Pen Nibs that are hot glued onto wooden skewers to give them height.  The little label on the bottle is from Tim Holtz' Little Labels stamp set and is distressed with Broken China.  Again, I added Crackle Accents to further age the label.  Once dry, I glued the bottle in place.  Next I added the Light Bulb to the shelf followed by two Trinket Pens; one dangling a Muse Token.

I added a small keyhole from Tim Holtz' Locket Keys set to the bottom of the frame.  I added a "LIFE" Word Key to the background and tied some black cording on to it for extra interest.


Finally, I added "OFF THE HOOK" to the top of the frame.  The letters are from Tim Holtz' Ransom Alpha Parts and I attached them using Glossy Accents. 

Ideaology Bonanza!!!  What fun!!!  Now it's YOUR turn to create a wonderful piece using pieces of Tim's Ideaology!  Then link your creation to our blog at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  You could be the lucky winner of our random prize of...


If your project is chosen as one of the Top Three, you will receive special recognition of that!  Still having trouble thinking of something?  Stop by Simon Says Stamp and Show.  The Design Team has some really wonderfully unique and creative ideas to share with you!  Their work is always, I mean always so cool!!!

Have fun with this challenge!!



35 comments:

  1. I love your title and the phone is brilliant. Thanks for your inspiration for Simon Says.

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  2. This is amazing Candy! You did Wendy proud!!!

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  3. WOW! Candy, your art parts piece is absolutely GORGEOUS! So detailed! My fav part is the way you altered the phone - simply... brilliant!!!

    Ellen xxx

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  4. Hi Candy, another fabulous quirky piece which I love. The embossing powders really add to the aged textural feel and I love love the telephone, again the dimension is fabulous. The film strip ribbon is wonderful and works beautifully with the frame (not to self I need one of these lol). "Be different stand out in the crowd" is the perfect text for the book plate as this piece really does stand out from the crowd. Well done Candy, INSPIRED. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

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  5. Over the top amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. This is really cool, Candy. I love your stamped background and all the new Wendy stamps. The filmstrip ribbon in/out of the AP is awesome!

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  7. OMG Candy ... you seriously ROCK girl, this is the most fantastic piece of art,your creativity has been on overload for this project ... the telephone design is so darn cute, love love the film strip ribbon through the actual frame .. ok so much detail to take in, I will be back for sure. x

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  8. Candy, this is amazing! I love the telephone! There is so much detail. I could look at this for ages! Hugs

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  9. Wow Candy, I just love this. That telephone is out of this world! The shelf is brilliant, and I lovethe way you have the hand coming out of the background. I couldn't afford Tim's Ideaology stuff and everything I have is copies, so can't really take part at SSS&S this week, but hopefully will be back next week. Have a long way to go before I create anything as good as this though. Brilliant, as always. Maddy x P.S. Thanks for the hugely encouraging comments on my blog.

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  10. I think this is a Candy bonanza!!! Quirky, fun amazing details and so much to look at...I'm seeing little gems everywhere. Love that dinky little bottle and the hand is just fab! Off the hook but most definitely on form. Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments and words...I'm chuffed, blushing...and (new word for you) knackered! (dead beat!) Have a great week...stay inspired and stay you.
    Sarah.

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  11. Hey candy!

    I love all the elements of your piece.....just wonderfully stunning as always! Sorry not been around much but hope to drop u a mail soon, lots of love xxx

    Kazx

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  12. That phone is so cool Candy! And I love the idea of the filmstrip thru the holes on that frame, I'm totally stealing that idea! lol! Incredible detail to this piece!

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  13. This piece is AMAZING!!! I loved reading about all the awesome steps!!!!

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  14. Too cool, Candy! All of the pieces/parts are wonderfully done - but that phone just really grabs me! Love it!!!

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  15. This is fabulous, Candy!!!! Love all the details!!!

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  16. So neat! Love all the vintagey touches, everything looks so perfect.

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  17. Oh wow nobody rocks these challenges like you Candy, this is fabulous and love the way you have ribboned the film strip, fab idea. Annette x

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  18. Wow! This is fabulous! All of the many details are amazing. You really did a super job on this.

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  19. This is a real show stopper! Fabulous use of so many elements and the design is incredible! Love that phone off the hook!!!

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  20. How awesome!! Love your creation, dear Candy!

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  21. Hello...hello...is somebody there? Hmmm...the phone must be off the hook!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! You have amazing creativity! I love all the details...could stare at this for hours!

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  22. WoW, this is insanely fabulous! So much wonderful stuff to look at ... and so beautifully composed. I LOVE this, Candy!!

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  23. Candy
    oh my goodness! this is ONE amazing piece! I love how you incorporated it all together! That filmstrip ribbon I had never seen until this piece. GORGEOUS work!

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  24. Amazing piece, Candy! I just love the way you put together this piece and the way you framed it is so cool!! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  25. This is amazing, my friend! Wow! I've always wanted to use the filmstrip piece-it's so cool!
    I saw that you are one of the winners of the Feb. 2012 tag contest on Tim's blog-congratulations to you! ;) And I wanted to tell you that I signed up for his first online class! Whoohoo! I'm so excited. I just hope that it isn't way over my head.
    Hugs and love,
    Sonya

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  26. First of all so sorry that I am soooo late with commenting on your MASTERPIECE. And yesss this is completely AMAZING Candy I totally love all of the WENDY YUMMIENESS wowwzers you did an amazing job on the Idea-ology Bonanza I completely love it....wow Hugs Terry xxxx

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  27. I love your work and congratulations on the Tim Holtz tag award. Blessings!

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  28. WOW-EEEE!!! simply fantastic!!

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  29. This is so imaginative, clever, and fantastic. I love all the details and special touches you added.

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  30. Outrageous! What an amazing creation. So much to see, I adore it. Thanks for visiting me. Take care, gerri

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  31. Candy this is amazing and my kind of creation. A really inspired piece. I love the phone stamp so must look out for the sheet. What a keepsake. Thank you for sharing. Annie :)

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  32. This masterpiece is so inspiring...everything is just right, and yet totally steampunk...I would love to make something similar to hang in the shop where I Work. I would totally credit you and your blog...with your permission of course. please let me know if that would be possible...Love it...My email is kathy22eggs@yahoo.com
    many thanks!

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