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Friday, 15 April 2011

More Great Fun making Stuff!!!

I have been creating another larger piece again this week, with a couple of challenges in mind... It is a wooden frame I have altered, painting and using papers, metal pieces stamping and a die cut rosette. Have been waiitng a while for the latter, so I was really glad when it came the other day... problem was, my lovely Vagabond had died and gone to vagabond heaven, so I had to wait to use the die...

Hurrah, it's replacement came on Wednesday afternoon, so I lost no time in unpacking it and adding the stickers etc... I bet I am the only person in England to have had TWO Vagabonds!!!! Twas just like the first time excitement.... tee hee!!! So what did I create, and for what?? Well here it is...

My first idea came from the newly created challenge by the lovely people at Crafty Individuals, where the theme of the month is simply square. I have used a fabulous stamp of buldings that I got from them some time ago... I stamped it on to a piece of their wonderful  paper, then again a portion of it on to a piece of stampboard. The small pictures are also from a Crafty Individuals' pad, stuck to more stampboard.

My second inspiration was from the theme at The Three Muses, which is keys. I LOVE the new papers from PaperArtsy called Thorndon Hall,  so I used the keys one as the background to my piece... slightly distressed by painting it with watered down eco acrylic to match the frame ...the rosette is made from the TH lost and found stash. My letters I left naked (oo er missus!!!) this time, just lovin the grunge paper texture for itself, for a change.

The close-up shows the rosette, which I decorated with a TH tiny door knob. Finally, the keys and locks were added and the piece was done. It is quite simple, but I really like it 'cos it's different from anything I have done before... I seem to have written that a lot recently!! I LOVE tags, as my followers know, but it is great to work in different shapes and sizes sometimes...so much more room to stuff stuff!!

Trouble is, where do you keep/display pieces like this folks??? Anyone else wondering this??? Anwsers (not on a postcard tee hee!!) welcome please. You ladies and gents with shops and stands have a ready-made outlet, but my craft room is already cluttered with my stash, hardly a place to put anything down, let alone display pieces  8"x8" etc... What do YOU do??

Well, thanks for looking today. As I write this, I am looking forward to my second real treat of the week - another workshop, this time with Liz Welch of Friendly Plastic fame!!! I am so excited about it, as I LURRVE FP but realise I need help to make my efforts smoother and more professional... who better to teach me then!!?? Watch this space for the results...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

15 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Frankie firstly sorry for your loss ( Vagabond) but I see now you have two so yohoo ! Both pieces are fantastic am a big CI fan so love this even more, both fit perfectly with the challenges. Love your rosette and the little door knob is perfect. I too have the same problem with the things I make , they are lying all over my house waiting to be housed .I have a jewellery shop so I sell my cards there but the bigger pieces well that's a different story.

Have fun at your friendly plastic class.

Marie

Zoechaos said...

Way Hay are you going to Nottingham tomorrow! great so are Sam and I!

Wonderful canvas love all the elements you have used the keys and the CI houses made for each other. What to do with it the age old question, I give a lot of my creations as gifts LOL helps declutter at home and makes room for these beautiful things other people make and give to me! XOXO Zoe

stART said...

I love your sense of colour. Every piece you create seems to resonate with me.

Taluula said...

Frankie, what a treat and absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing at the Three Muses.

indybev said...

I LOVE your key piece! Beautiful details. I do mostly digital art, so it clutters up my hard drive and not my house, but I do have quite an accumulation of swap mixed media projects done with my local art group, and I've wondered the same thing. If you don't have an Etsy shop, what DO you do with them. I have them tucked everywhere!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fabulous fabulous piece. Its colours and composition are amazing. Penny

Netty said...

Beautiful piece Frankie, loving every bit of it. I give a lot of my pieces away as gifts plus I have walls full of friends craftings plus a few of my own..........can always make room for one more.......lol Hugs Annette x

Beryl K said...

Wow Frankie, you do some of the most amazing work I have ever seen. A true artist!!
Beryl x

Sam said...

Hey Frankie. Liking this piece ALOT! I am planning on working on something for this challenge tomorrow after I have posted my stampbook tutorial!
Went out "properly" today for the first time and boy am I shattered!! Feet are well and truly up as my ankles are a "bit" puffy!!!! LOL!!

Claireliz said...

Love this Frankie, it's really fab!.
C
xx

stampdiva said...

Hi
I'm visiting from Crafty Individuals challenge.
This is stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Hillie said...

Wow this is wonderful! Have fun too!

Jean Hardy said...

Beautifully put together framed piece Frankie. Thanks so much for entering. Jean

donna said...

I love your Square piece, So many great images and elements combined beautifully. When your craft room walls are covered you start on the other walls of your house....Donna

IsaNorris said...

This is amazing! Very Creative
isa