Sunday, June 26, 2011

Americana Art

Hi there!  Welcome back.  I'm so glad that you stopped by to see my Simon Says Stamp and Show make for this week.  This week our theme is Show Us a Word.  For my word, I chose Patriotism and in honor of America's upcoming birthday, I created an Americana piece using a lot of distressing and some Tim Holtz products and techniques.  It was fun working on this piece with all it's stars and stripes and vintage patriotic images.  

I started with a cheap frame from the Dollar Store and covered the edges with some vintage looking digital DP, then covered the main part of the frame with some Tim Holtz Lost & Found Paper Stash.   The large 3-D star was cut with a Sizzix die using some old Graphics 45 paper from my stash.  I couldn't resist roughing up the edges and doing a bit of ink distressing  on the star sections before I glued them together.  The small stars were cut with another Sizzix die out of Grungeboard on which I used Tim Holtz's Rusted Enamel technique.  I made the double rosette myself - still haven't bought that Tim Holtz rosette die.  I meant to add it to my last order and forgot!  Oh and the patriotism definition was done on my computer and printed onto the Journaling Ticket.  I threw in some of that awesome Kraft Glassine paper and lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I guess that about sums it up.  Let me know if you have any questions.


I hope you will stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog to see what my talented teammies have made this week.  You are sure to be amazed by their talents!  And how about showcasing Your Word for our challenge?  Our awesome sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, has a $50 gift certificate to their store just waiting for some lucky random winner.  But ya gotta play to have  chance to win! 


18 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Linda, this is just fantastic! every tiny little bit is just perfect! I have searched & searched and not found the kraft glassine anywhere yet... will probably just need to get it online. I just wanted the instant satisfaction of holding it in my hands! grins!

I stop by quite often for a gander, but don't always leave a comment. will try to do better at that. I'm usually just so in awe of what you have created! :)

Candy C said...

Good morning Linda. YOu were truly inspired on THIS piece!!! I LOVE your patriotic theme. OH MY GOODNESS! It's beautiful! Totally love all the rosettes with the stars center. I love all of the pieces you used. I can't believe that this piece started out as a cheap frame from the Dollar Store. You really turned it into an work of art!!! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm loving this collage, Linda. The rosettes and stars are so beautifully placed, and the ticket just starts it off with the definition so nicely. Lots for the eyes to ogle!

Conniecrafter said...

That is so cool, just love the way it looks and to think you started with a $ frame, great details :)

Nancy Wethington said...

I love this piece!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

What a stunning piece, you never fail to WOW us with your attention to detail.

Esther said...

Wow, oh wow, this is simply fantastic!
Love everything about it!
Every detail is perfect!!!
Can't say enough good things about this gorgeous piece!

Lori said...

Totally love this, Linda! That rosette is so cool with the different edging..love that! Awesome work, as usual!

Anne-Marie said...

I love all things Americana....even though I'm English, lol.....and this is absolutely beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Fabulous! Love the 'spirit' of this piece. Great patriotic star!!! Like the touch of the definition of patriotism on the ticket.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Super piece with such amazing details and gorgeous colours, the rosettes ans stars are stunning.

Marie

Amystarz said...

this piece is an absolute stunner...what a fabulous job you did on the rosette...and everything else of course.

Amystarz said...

this piece is an absolute stunner...what a fabulous job you did on the rosette...and everything else of course.

Payne Holler Cards said...

you are so gifted! this is a wonderful piece - would be proud to display it anywhere!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous patriotic piece, Linda! I really love the burlap star, beautiful!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Chris said...

This is wonderful! Have a safe and fun vacation!

Queenie said...

Wow love it Linda...amazingly beautiful!!!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!

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