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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WOYWW #104 - Grungy Monday #9 & TIO #81 - Time Piece

Well here we are for a VERY special WOYWW... if you don't know what I mean, please click here to be whisked off on a bloggery carpet to Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground, to find out!!! This time, it's her 2nd anniversary, and we are giving and receiving gifts ... all, very exciting. I can't wait to see who I send to and who sends to me - it will be so interesting to find out what little gem some wonderful person has made for me, and to find out if the person who gets my little thingy likes what I have made ... Oh I DO hope so... bit nervous!!!

So I am cheating with my desk this week... I was off for a VERY cratfy weekend in Milton Keynes. It's that desk but I can't show you what we made, or I will have to kill you!!! tee hee - but here is a teency weency preview, because there is another course in a couple of weeks' time in Warrington...



 So there we are for the projects last weekend... this final picture is from the last piece we made... eventually it will make sense!!

The following photos are from my TIO / Grungy Monday entry, Time Piece. For TIO, we have to dream in time, and for Grungy Monday, over on Studio L3, with Linda Ledbetter, the challenge is to use a Tim technique from a Christmas tag.

 I have used an arts parts watch from Wendy Vecchi and a metal and kraft glassine paper flower.

 This is a close up of the Tim shabby chic technique. I used my new Fresco paints from PaperArtsy, London night, haystack, vintage lace, and honeydew. I painted the tag in London night all over, then stamped some PaperArtsy cogs and clocks and set with clear ep. I splooched the other colours all over the tag, then rubbed some of it off to expose the dark cogs and clocks... the whole background looks very shabby... really interesting. I stamped a Crafty Individuals clocks stamp all over in vintage photo and set with clear ep again for even more texture...

 The strip of Tim Holtz tape was chosen for the word across it - horlogerie means clockwork/ time mechanism... just right!! You can see those rubbed off cogs close up here...

 Here is the flower and the gold piping and vintage lace...

 
 And this is the full view of the whole tag. It is a clever saying, from PaperArtsy again, and the clock set behind the art part, is from Tim's lost and found paper stash.

 
The full 3D effect is shown on this picture, with a great view of that lovely lace...


So there we have it... I am loving the colour and these art part clocks... it's the second week that I have used one in a piece... this time it was coloured with vintage photo ink to darken it a little. The whole thing is finished of with a Tim Holtz swivel clasp and a pretty ickle dragonfly... Why not pop over to my DragonsDream Tag It On blog to see what fabulous pieces my team has created, and also have a look at the Grungy Monday challenge, it's really fun and always good to re-visit Tim's ideas.

Thanks for sticking with it this far!!! I am pleased you came to look and stayed and left a comment - I LOVE them, unashamedly!!!!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

PS...
Hello again everyone... I have an apology to make. I was disappointed at having a VIRTUAL PiF when I thought we were all making an ACTUAL thing... so I contacted my sender to say thanks, but I would not need to take the "class" she was offering... I KNOW ... I am a bad person... I just hoped I would get a REAL handmade thing to keep... anyway, she is now offended, and has withdrawn, and I am sorry, so now I don't have a PiF gift, and I have made her unhappy... SORRY PARDON to her and everyone... especially on this nice day.. boo hoo...

71 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Frankie
oh this is so exciting, sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, very creative desk, luv the tag its gorgeous, beautiful embelies, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Gosh, you are clever 'cos that is fantastic. Happy woyww.
Hugs Joanne xx

NatashaMay said...

Love all these stamps and textures! :) Happy WOYWW!

Helen said...

What a lovely post. Glad you had a good weekend - I WILL get there one day... Love your time tag, teamie!

Wipso said...

Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday. It's so lovely to be linked up with so many creative friends. Happy crafting.
A x

Beryl K said...

Glad you had such a great time, brilliant tag Frankie
Beryl x

Dawn said...

This beautiful Frankie

Dxx

Ciara said...

Wow, you've been making lots of cool things. A very happy 2nd WOYWW birthday to you Frankie, xxx

sasa said...

Looking just fab Frankie - hope you are resting up a bit and still enjoying your Cameo beauty - was nice to meet you - have lots of horsey fun too!
Happy WOYWW...Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Sarah at 12

Angie said...

Love the peeks ...so want to see more.That is a gorgeous ... and inspiring tag

papillon said...

love your creation! so much to see and everything is a treat for the eye!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creations, so many interesting textures and layers.
Kathleen

Marjie K said...

Wow, your tag is simply stunning. LOVE it!

Hettie said...

Happy WOYWW!! Love what you have done for Grungy Monday thingey. Been looking most weeks but Blogger playing up cannot leave comments, but I found an alternative way now.
Glad you enjoyed your weekend. I fancied going to Warrington as it will be on my birthday but still paying for the one in February!! Yikes!!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Sounds like your weekend was great! The tag is simply stunning!
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous Tag very special with nothing but interest at every stage. Love it! XOXO Zoe

MvM-design said...

Gorgeous tag!!!
Happy 2nd WOYWW anniversary!
Hugs Marleen :-)

Nicky said...

Sounds like a great weekend and your tag is stunning - thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW Anniversary

Twiglet said...

I love all your arty gorgeousness and music too! Happy 2nd anniversary!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - stunning work.

HAPPY WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

fairyrocks said...

Fantastic arwork,
Keep smiling and creating

angelfish said...

Lots of grungey loveliness:) Happy WOYWW birthday x

SueH said...

I’m making a special effort to get around everyone as it’s a special week this week.

It looks like your crafty weekend was a great success Frankie and you’ve some wonderful pieces that you’ve created there.

Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the Tim Holtz stuff- gorgeous Happy WOYWW

Doone said...

It will be lovely to see the makings from Artsy Crafts when both weekends are complete,

dx

Artyjen said...

I'm sorry but don't you dare feel the need to say sorry! LOL That is not in the spirit of the thing...well not to me! I love your tag and thanks for the heads up that the fresco paints work with the technique....love those paints ;)
xoxo Sioux

Sam said...

Loving what is on your desk this week. Jealous of you going to Paperartsy but hey ho!
Thanks for your tip on another blog about the Blogger trick - it appears to be working and I am so glad as yours was one of the blogs I haven't been able to comment on - shame! Though I have been visiting to be nosey if not commenting!

Wanda said...

Such a lovely, detailed tag. I love the paint effect, and the metal flower. That beautiful lace fits so well with the theme and love the sentiment.
Wanda

Sam said...

Frankie I have a huge MWAH for you!! I saw your comment on another blog about unchecking the remember me box. I am soooo happy as I can now post on bloggies!! Been feeling guilty as I have not been able to!!
Thanks Honey!!

xxx

Nicks said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

Happy 104th WOYWW - its great to see your workspace and 'meet' you through blogland

Happy Creating xx

http://www.nicksartystuff.blogspot.com/

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag Boss, I love the flower. Never seen your desk so tidy LOL. Love Elizabeth xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

So you had a good weekend then? Some of the sneaks look amazing - there have been a few around this week. The tag is amazing, I love the dressmaker quote. The PiF thing - all a bit heat of the moment huh, I'll mail you.

Amy said...

yes, i am very sorry that you didn't like it.
i really am.

i hope you get a pif anyway and i hope it's one you like.

i'm really sorry. i'd hoped you'd think it was neat, i was wrong, and i'm embarrassed.

okienurse said...

WOW Frankie that tag is awesome! Thanks for the definition of horlogerie! I used the tape the other day and was wondering what it meant. Happy #104-2nd Anniversay of WOYWW Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Neil said...

Never be sorry. email me your addy and i'll send you a little something... (nsasthewalkers@gmail.com) Don't want you to feel left out! Love your desk and those bits look gorgeous!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i am in love with the gorgeous tag you made. love it! and i'm so sorry about the misunderstanding about the PiF. no, you are NOT a bad person and i can surely understand how you feel. how wonderful of Neil to offer to send you something. lucky you, he makes such gorgeous projects as well! happy WOYWW anniversary!

Janet said...

Wow! Not seen so much TH stuff in one place before! Lovely tag and I like the lace.

Janet xx

Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :0)

Kaz said...

This is super cool....just love it xx

PsyPenguin said...

I love your tag! That background is wonderful xx

Spyder said...

aw, I know how you feel, I sent someone something once and my swapper never sent me anything and all the forum was talking about their 'stuff' and I couldn't.... sniff! That's I couldn't full stop, and then the sniff, not, I couldn't sniff...anyway your makes are amazing!! Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

April said...

That tag is fantastic! I feel sad for you about the PiF thing, I was really struggling for time and inspiration so didn't take part at all as I didn't want to disappoint whoever may be the recipient.....Back to the desk though, it looks very creative, some interesting stuff going on there. Thanks for sharing.

Craftgirl said...

Great Tag and fab photos.
Happy WOYWW
Carol C

triciasconfetti said...

Another lovely tag and yes I'm thinking about doing more but life is getting the way at the moment.
Thanks for visiting me.
I have an extra PIF made - if you end up with out one send me your addy - I think my email is on my blog.

Kim said...

Wow! Such a busy desk! And I absolutely love your tag! This is one I wish I could see in person--so much dimension and fun stuff! 2nd time today I've heard about those fresco paints--really need to explore those; are they in the US?
I'm sorry about your PiF! I'm glad Neil offered, his blog shows great stuff! Have a great week.

fairy thoughts said...

Your tag is simply fab
thanks for sharing
janet

Alison said...

Fabulous artwork Frankie! Was lovely to meet you last weekend! BTW Leandra said we could blog our artwork, as she tweeted lots of it anyway! Lol!
Alison xx

Flipsi said...

I love you TAG!

Jane said...

Simply gorgeous! The technique is perfect, and all the embellishment -delish! Love that flower.

Debs said...

love the tag
That's my kind of creative mess!
Happy WOYWW 2nd anniversary xxx

http://www.debsalteredmind.blogspot.com/

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Frankie

I so look forward to what you're going to do! This is awesome. I love all the bits - the lace - the flower - the watch. Lovely

Elizabeth said...

Hi Frankie, just a quick hello as I'm off on holiday in a couple of hours. Love your tag. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #71

Cardarian said...

Amazing projects on your desk! I can't believe all the beautiful things people make! And I would never know about them it wouldn't be for WOYWW soooo.....Happy 2nd WOYWW birthday!
Hugs,
Cardarian

BrianK said...

Hey Frankie, Awesome tag, the flower is wicked, love it. Grat layers and great details. The background if outstanding.

lisa said...

Hi Frankie
Sorry I'm so late getting round, the sunshine keeps me outside too long. As always you are looking wonderfully creative. What a shame about your pif, I'm glad Neil stepped in. I was going to offer but his creations are a million times better than mine, I'll send you a hug instead lovely team mate.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely lovely altered projects you create! Hope your WOYWW ends up okay!

sandra de said...

thanks for dropping by to say hello. Love your tag actually I like a lot of things on all your blogs. I feel sad about the PIF thing but, it looks like Neal and Julia have stepped in. Have a lovely weekend.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Frankie sorry am so late in popping over, thanks for leaving your lovely comments and love seeing all your lovely things which you have made. Happy 104 and 2nd anniversary! and a pIf from Neil will really be great! was going to offer until I read of his offer! and am sorry too someone offered you a virtual pIf instead of a real one.. how shabby! I am rather nervous about what made too, funny how self conscious we are. May God bless you day love Shaz in oz.x

famfa said...

Lovely tag. Shame about your pif. Sure it will come good in the end. Thanks for stopping by. Famfa x

Joyce said...

I love the tag - the colors and the layers! Thanks for stopping by my page! :-)

karen said...

Your tag is amazing!!!
It sounds like you and your PIF partner had a misunderstanding and I too would be happy to send you something. I don't have anything made yet but I could do it after I get back from vacation in a week. Although I am no great artist, I know it is fun to get something in the mail, especially when it's handmade!
My email is on my blog if you want to send me your address :) (although you will have to wait a bit, til I make something, lol)

Deb said...

your creations are just incredible, sorry to hear about your PIF but looks like you will get one after all, so glad!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Carola Bartz said...

This is such a beautiful tag, wow! I love the background - actually I love the entire tag. You are so creative and such a talented artist. I always enjoy visiting your site. So sorry about the PiF thing though.

Neet said...

Oh dear, sorry about your Pif - let me have your address (I have my email on my blog) and I will send you something.
Fab tag.

Anonymous said...

LOVE that Tag. Sorry to hear about your PiF, sure it wasn't intended to offend.
Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Tertia
http://tertia-craftinggran.blogspot.com

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog last week sorry I am so late in visiting back but I was on holiday until late yesterday - love your tag there and I hope you had a great weekend at Paperarsty I would so love to do one of their weekends. Sorry to read your pif didnt work out - let me know your address and I will send you a little something (you never know it might get my mojo flowing again too!)

Lisa-Jane said...

Those pictures are so intriguing! You've made great use of the TH stuff too. I'm getting around everyone eventually!
Lisa-Jane #75

Ohhh Snap said...

Love that tag and I'm just fascinated to bits by the buttonesque thingy with the leaves and circles. Belated happy 104 and hope all is worked out. #8

Morti said...

Hey Frankie

Sounds like you're getting a PIF anyway, which is fab! Lovely tag hun - Happy WOYWW 104!

Kate said...

Lovely makes on this post and the next. Keep doing what you do, you are so creative.

** Kate **

Toucan Scraps said...

amazing tag. And on those sneak peaks - is that a homemade broach? wow