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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Artist!! - Taking on the Challenges

I have limited time at the moment as I have told you before, so I am rolling some challenges in together today... they fit perfectly anyway, so it's no hardship!! Normally, I am not chuffed when too many are rolled into one, but needs must, and I think I have kept them true to the individual premise -oooo, get her!!!

 So what are they I hear you cry??? as follows, I reply...

Stampman - alcohol inks + optional sketch (my DT piece)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a word
Ink on my Fingers - words
Grungy Monday - alcohol inks
The Artistic Stamper - hot colours

So that's what I have done... words and alcohol inks in hot colours...

 I used shiny card, pool, rose and latte with my tool, and splodged, as you do!!!. Then I dropped some dots of each colour, after blending, and some blending solution to move the inks around... the rosettes are also dribbled with them, in two colours... they are made from TH kraft paper and the resist shows through really well as you can see below... Linda at Studio L3, showed us this link for inspiration... Tim himself, demoing...

 I stamped images from TH sheets, in archieval black and embossed in clear ep - well when DON'T I do that??? Then I began my layering which is my favourite to do... using a Craft Individuals word stamp in vintage photo, TH clocks in rusty hinge, pen nibs and diddy ickle clocks in black soot and so on.

 My word was ARTIST... a bit pretentious perhaps?? but I was feeling a bit arty at the time!! I printed it in the black, on a cut off piece from my original background make, then distressed it with a TH distresser tool. It seemed to cry out for a banner, and I DID get the idea from Hels Sheridan, I cannot tell a lie!!! So it was fixed upon the larger rosette, to tell it's message...

 I used a bit of metal too, cut in my Vagabond with a TH on the edge die, and decorated with a wheel from the starter, basic set. This fat bead is made from friendly plastic - I thought I might as well go for broke on all the media I was using!! tee hee...
 The whole thing is finished off with a bit of hardware, in the form of gears, cogs and spinner, all from TH of course!! The tag is very 3D, and very tactile, with all that thick ep and card rosettes - I still really love these, especially the smaller one with a die cut button from the TH sewing die...

So there it is, my 4 for the price of 1!!! - I am very stingey this week, but needs must. Hopefully the phone calls will diminish once mum settles a bit... at the moment she is so confused and fed up, she keeps blaming me then putting the phone down on me... that makes me so mad!!!

I was out getting some fish and chips last night, and she must have left a message, cos she was VERY cross because I was not in, and moaned because I was " not giving her any support whatsoever" and said that "the daughter does not love her mother".... ooooo she made me cross, but I shall just have to get used to it I suppose...

Anyway, less of that and more of a thanks to you who keep popping in to look at what I do. I am very grateful for your coming over and leaving me your wonderful comments... and just look to the right... as I write this I am not far at all, from my 25,000 visitors... come on!! put me over that magical number!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

PS - hurrah we did it!!! we got over the 25,000 today, 1st July!!! Thanks people... xx

23 comments:

Aj* said...

WOW ! looks awesome !

Thanks for the boaty stamp link ! thats exactly what I had in mind !!


Aj.

Netty said...

Fabulous tag Frankie with loads of lovely details and mediums.
It is obviously a very difficult time for you at the moment and hope your mother becomes more settled and secure within herself. Annette x

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this piece is just fabulous:)

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Frankie your colors are beautiful. You are the Queen of putting the right bits together. I love this piece.

BrianK said...

Hey Frankie this is a way cool tag. Never thought to embose over the AIs, learn something new every day. Thanks

Candy C said...

Oh WOW! LOVE YOUR TAG! It's like a psychedelic trip or something! Love all the stamping and techniques you used on your backgrounds. The metal embellishments are really cool...including the die cut strip. Love it all! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Paula said...

interesting project...colours are fab

Claireliz said...

That is fab Frankie, seriously cool.
C
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey and chuffing norah and thrice!!! That is one seriously GORGEOUS tag there hun... WOW!!!! Loving all those elements, I could look at that for hours but... alas... your music makes me go all dopey (whatcha mean I am already lol) and noddy... so... I always outstay my welcome here you know lol Poor Mum, sounds like she is going through it and of course, they always lash out at those closest to them... she doesn't really mean to be grumpy with you, you are just there to receive her frustrations... sending you a BIG hug hun... been through the same kind of thing with my Gran and it isn't nice at all... anyways, I have waffled on alarmingly as usual... take care and... lotsa love x
PS... glad you liked the banner idea... love how you used it over the rosette.. inspired!! x

Plume said...

WOW! I am impressed. Your tag has many interesting textures to it. great design! Fab tag!

sasa said...

These is fabulous bold design and colour pallet and I'm loving this wilder look. Methinks you are doing some venting!Carry on - it is good for the soul. Stay strong and take care of yourself too.Thank you so much for calling by today - hope to see you soon.
Sarah

Debbie said...

This is a fantastic tag! Love all the details and doodads! Great colours and design. Love the rosette! So much to look at!

PsyPenguin said...

This is fabulous! The colours, textures and embellishments all work so well together. xx

Brenda Brown said...

Frankie, this is one stunning tag, so visually interesting and fabulously striking in cololurs. I love it.
I hope your Mum gets settled, I had some of it with my Mum, especially when she was on some horrible drugs, but she doesn't mean it.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

sasa said...

Hi Frankie,

Hope things are managing the busy time...Thank you so much for visiting My Mojo Monthly and your encouraging words. I do hope you will be back soon to share one of your creations and arty musings!
Sarah.

Esther said...

Hi Frankie - love love love this tag ! Thanks for the heads up about my dodgy link by the way - it's now sorted!

I hope things settle with your mum...Take care, Esther xx

Laura said...

Love this too!!!

Minxy said...

I absolutely positively adore this, all the elements make up one fab creation x thanks for playing along with us @ The Artistic Stamper challenge x

Gisèle said...

Frankie, what a gorgeous, cool creation...not pretentious at all, well deserved...thanks for sharing...

Alison said...

Gorgeous tag Frankie! So much to look at, great techniques! Thanks for joining The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
Alison x

Artyjen said...

Great hot piece ;)Yes very arty :) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
xoxo Sioux

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's fabulous - love the steampunk look.

massofhair said...

Sat here awestruck!!! Wow wow wow totally out of this world:-)