Sunday 24 July 2011

Focus on the sentiment - Sentimental Sundays #65

Re-edited: Yeeepie!!!!! My wall hanging has been chosen as a Top 4 in the Sir Stampalot challenge!!!! Hurray!!!

I know you haven't heard much from me recently...

Just going through some turbulences and stuff, hoping things will get sorted soon... Fingers crossed they will and you will be able to see more of me here ;).
Time will tell... ;-)

Today at Sentimental Sundays we'd like you to focus on the sentiment ;). We have two fabulous sponsors: Raindrop Echo Designs and Heart Song Designs.
The theme and the sentiment of this project somehow fitted with the way I feel at the moment. Sometimes there is no point worrying in advance, thinking of a plan B etc... Time will tell how things will turn out and no doubt there will always be a twist that will alter your plan B... ;)

I've altered an old, unloved frame I recently found in a charity shop.

I first applied a layer of gesso and then a layer of parchment colour acrylic paint. Then the frame was generously sprayed with Aqua Lagoon, Silver and Lilac Night cosmic shimmer mists. I love the metallic shimmer and look the fame has - it was very difficlut to photograph it, especially in these colours but I hope you get the feeling lol ;).

Then I stamped a selection of images from PaperArtsy, T!m Holtz and Craft Stamper onto tissue paper, heat embossed in white and applied to the frame.

 The panels inside the frame were stamped with a flourish stamp, embossed using Creative Expression Time embossing folder and coloured with various Distress Inks (faded jeans, broken china, worn lipstick, milled lavender, dusty concord).

To embellish the frames I die cut some gorgeous shapes from my brand spankin' new T!m Holtz dies from the grunge paper and from corrugated cardboard. Then I coloured the shapes with distress inks.

As I love recycling, or re-purposing as it is now very fashionably described, the dress form skirt is made from a baby wipe I used to wipe off the excess ink from spraying the frames ;)

And I love the floating effect of the clock hands attached to the fame glass with some 3d foam pads ;)).

Well, I hope you will join us for this week's challenge and have a lovely weekend! Don't forget to check the wonderful creations from the rest of the DT and thank you for all your sweet comments!

The challenges for this project:
The Stamp Man #27 - Anything by T!m!
L3 Grungy Monday #16 - Grungeboard Extravaganza
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Embossing
Sir Stampalot July - Anything goes
GC #110 Spicy Supply Challenge - Gears, Cogs and Watch bits


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely altered frames, love the dress form and the clock. Lovely colours too and the embossing adds that pop of colour. Tracy x

chris said...

such amazing frames, I adore them, so very special.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
Hugs Chris xx

Deb (dcorder) said...

Thanks formthe great tutorial. I just love your frames. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations

Brenda Brown said...

Superb Joanna, I love how you have altered the framed and all the elements you have used. That dress form is so cool.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Joanne - me again. I have just popped back to say thanks for sharing this with the Stamp Man for our 'Anything T!m' challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PinksyDoodles said...

Your frames are awesome! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Carol Q said...

Wow! what fabulous work Joanna. Love how you've embossed the clock die and who would have thought a baby wipe would make such a great skirt! Really gorgeous.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!!!! love this creation and that dress form is so sweet, thanks for sharing!

Ros said...

Yep I've a family with a lot of turbulence too ... I can but hope things work out soon for you and me ... But this has not hindered your creativity ... this is amazing!! great job Joanna

Terry said...

Hey there....Just love your fabulous project my goodness absolutely fantabulous. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog. And good luck. Hugs Terry xxxx

pinky said...

What an amazing project!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs A. said...

Now thats what I call real craftiness!!. Brilliant use of the baby wipe. Hugs Mrs A.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

I love your repurposing, the wipe ended up a beautiful color and the floating hands look amazing!

Unknown said...

Amazing.. I just love seeing your creations.. But I think you already know that.. I just love what you did with those baby wipes. Hope everything is OK with you!!

Hugs, Linda

Hettie said...

I really love this! Brilliant!! I have just ordered the clock die so thanks for the inspiration/ideas!!

Cheryl said...

Your projects always amaze me. Your frames are gorgeous. I love, love, love your style.

Linda Ledbetter said...

These frames are stunning! I love your use of color and masking, and the Grungeboard pieces are just perfect! Thank for inspiring us at Grungy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Thats a stunning hanger ! Love all the details, it must have taken ages to create ?
If you get time, please pop by my Dezinaworld blog today as i have a free collage sheet for everyone. I hope you will like it. Have a great day !

Nigel said...

You're not the only one who's been AWOL recently, but I think things are finally settling down - I hope it's the same for you.

This is an absolutely beautiful piece of work - so much detail and effort in there. Hopefully Time will be kind to you :)

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