Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Growing in Unity Day 2 . . . Spoons!

Hello sweet friends,
 First of an apology for using the same stamp as yesterday 
BUT 
I PROMISE I AM USING OTHER ONES THIS WEEK,LOL
and a 
Mahooooooosive
thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my post yesterday!
Welcome to day 2 of my growing in Unity week.
 
 I wanted to show you just how versatile this stamp was . . . I`ve used it for cards, tags, canvas , art journaling, the altered matchbox from yesterday,  to today's project . . .
an inexpensive metal serving spoon
altered into yet another gift . . . or I might keep this one, lol!
Super quick and easy to do with the help of . . .

Maimeri Gesso for the base 
{ I smothered this all over with my fingers so I wouldn`t get brush strokes }
Archival ink pad for the stamp
{ I positioned the stamp where I wanted her, pressing with my hand to transfer the image }
Coffee was required mainly for her dress, hair and the top of the handle.
 Pan Pastels mixed with water for the burst of colour
and
a fine black liner pen to add some doodles along the way
topping of with raffia to finish.
 { I do need to give it a quick spray with varnish to protect it, to stop it from scuffing }
I had a great time altering this spoon and hope you enjoyed looking.
  
Remember - 
Please remember and leave a comment on each post this week to be in with a chance of winning 2 Itty Bitty stamps of your choice at the end of the week.

See you tomorrow and I promise the stamp is different, lol.
Big hugs
xoxoxox

61 comments:

Linda . J said...

Oh my Tracy I am absolutely loving your work and this spoon is amazing, so in love with these stamps you are using and I can feel a shop coming on (hope hubby is not reading this lol) Thank you for sharing.
Big hugs Linda

Doreen said...

Ooh love your spoon just fabulous.xxx

ElizabethR said...

That is fabulous, I love the raffia and she is such a lovely stamp, gorgeous make oxoxoxo

Annmaree of Oz said...

Tracy the altered queen strikes again!

Love this awesome altered spoon project, and you know I am in love with that stamp as well! I must get her out of her box and play this week!

Dots Dabbles said...

Your house must be smelling absolutely divine at the moment with all the coffee. I think the extra doodles add a lovely finish to this one Tracey. It will look awesome with varnish over it!
Dot x

Traceyr said...

I don't mind seeing this stamp again shows how versatile a stamp it is. Love how the doodling brings out the details.

:)

Ruby N said...

Oh wow, you're so creative!!! There's so much you can do with stamps. Yesterday I bought my first set of pastels and canvas boards. I've never really done anything like this before but I want to explore my creativity. Started researching gesso, varnish, binders, etc. It's exciting! I love this idea of altering things around the house and making them really pretty for display or gifts :)

Amber said...

This is the coolest project I've seen in a long time! I LOVE it! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia said...

This is fabulous, Tracy! Unity Stamps are so versatile. Thanks for sharing with us this week!

Barbara Thompson said...

OMG!!! stamping on a spoon?? Love it!!

Tracy said...

Lol, Linda.... buy them, hide them ...then tell him you have had them for ages ;-)

Tracy said...

Thank you Doreen :-)

Tracy said...

Thank you Elizabeth :-)

Tracy said...

Lol here annmaree...get her out and play :-)

glitzzy said...

What a beautiful way to make a gift you get to play and at the end awesome gift love it xxx

Tracy said...

Yummy indeed Dot..thank you:-)

Tracy said...

Thank yooou Tracey:-)

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt Ruby..you will have a ball and...become addicted to gesso ;-) Thank you and have fun xxx

Tracy said...

Bless you Amber..thank you so happy you liked it :-)

Tracy said...

Thank you Cynthia...love unity :-)

Tracy said...

Thank you Barbara ....so happy you love it :-)

Tracy said...

Thanks Mum...love you xxxx

rachel said...

Awesome Tracy - what a cool idea. I have never thought of altering a metal spoon - a wooden one yes - but this is a new and very fun idea to me - love it!!! Big Hugs Rachel xx

mlady012 said...

That is a great use of the stamp & coffee!!

Kris B said...

Beautiful Tracy! What a gorgeous piece! Love the primitive look!

Tracy said...

Thank you so much Rachael...so quick easy to create..go get some spoons lol xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank yoooou xxxx

Tracy said...

So happy you like it Kris :-) xxx

Berina RGA said...

wow!! very beautiful!!! love the idea... nice colors too..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful spoon. I love it.

She King said...

Hi Tracy, another gorgeous piece using one of my most favourite stamps. I love it. xx

Colleen O said...

Such a cute idea showing how to use part if a stamp in an unexpected canvas

Terri Burson said...

Good gosh, this is amazing! Must learn about the coffee?!

ionabunny said...

What a great idea for a handmade and special gift. So sweet

Mandi said...

love your spoon I need to try this!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I'm going to have to hit the dollar store for some cheapie spoons to decorate! could be what everyone gets for Christmas this year... SUPER idea! tfs

Deb said...

What a fabulous use of a spoon! I think something like this would be perfect in my "new" kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

What a cool, unexpected idea. I like....

WhoMom said...

What a beautiful project and wonderful gift idea. Love seeing different ways to use the stamps I have and needing to start on holiday gifts. Thank you for the lovely idea.

Christina's Creations said...

Whoa, super interesting and unique project! I love this as a fun and funky housewarming gift. I might try it on my own!

Sandy Leigh said...

Love, love, love!! I have to Pin it!

Crystal said...

It never would have occurred to me to stamp on a spoon, how fun and creative!

Sue D said...

What a clever idea!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the texture from the gesso. Great stamp too! One I don't have yet but she is on my wish list!

Janis said...

The spoon is fabulous and I can NEVER get enough of Phyllis' images!!!
<3 J

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Candy coming soon at:
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Ruby said...

Fabulous spoon. It is so creative.

Gaylynn said...

You are so very creative Tracy. What wonderful spoon art. Love the doodles too.

2suns said...

Amazing. Love the spoon.

Dawn Fields said...

This is a very clever idea! I never would've thought; I love how your spoon turned out! It is so beautiful! Something new for me to try!

Linda said...

What a fabulous idea .... love it!!! xx

Playing with Paper said...

This is awesome and such a fantastic idea!! You have such wonderful ideas I love them all!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Oh my. This is such a cool project. I'm thinking yard sale weekend to find my very own wood soon. Thanks for the inspiration

Karenladd said...

So creative and a lovely altered project! The raffia wrap adds a great embellishment to this image!

Lucinde said...

Love your creative use of the stamps on other objects than paper

Claire said...

Wowser Tracy, this is fantabulous!!!! I love your altered spoon, what a genius idea and soooooo pretty with the pop of colour
Claire xx

Brandy Bowers said...

Very versatile! I don't even know how you do it! What an amazing creative mind you have!

KC said...

I have altered a spoon before too...but not like this...amazing!

Jodi C. said...

A M A Z I N G!!!! Do you teach classes? :) Love it!!!!!!

Bev said...

Oh wow just found your blog it's delightful I love it...and the spoon lol

Riette said...

Never seen anything like it!

Julie Odil said...

Traci, this is so spectacular! An absolute work of heart! I am in love with her!