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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WOYWW #105 Some Gifts and Other Stuff!!

So, after all that build up, came the big day... anyway it was all sorted and so many LOVELY people jumped in to save my disappointment... thanks everyone who offered to send a PiF so I would not be left out...

Well, my good friend Jo from Jozarty sent me one of her dangly doofars... love them, and the charms are so unusual.... thanks Jo... and for the shoulder when I was a bit down...


Then this little beauty was from Ciara, who thought she would be sending to some other person, and had to send to me... cos the original person pulled out of the day. She also sent a little card saying I could grunge it up if I wanted to!!! tee hee, as if I would... I think it's great the way it is, thanks Ciara...

So there we have it. What a great day it was and I ALMOST got round everyone... just a few I missed, so sorry to those people, and wasn't it a marathon!!?? but well worth it to see such great desks, worktops, tables and floors!!!

Now, as promised, one of the projects from the ArtsyCrafts weekend... It was made with wood and plaster, wonderful, resinous plaster, which painted up a treat.... oh those Fresco paints are a must have, they blend so well... I had a very plain border and a lovely cameo for my centre, so it looked like this finished...

 The whole thing looks really ancient and as if it has been damaged. I was on a table of basically green paints, but grunge will out, and I made it look very not green!!! tee hee...

 This little button was just about perfect from the mould. I had the merest little shaving of extra plaster to remove when I took it out.

 We used kabuka boards wrapped with tape to pour into for our borders. Mine was very precise and formal, in this Greek key style, so to age and distress it, I nibbled it with my TH scissors. The paint was applied deliberately to give this shadow effect...

My central lady was a beautiful cameo which I embedded in the centre then made ray marks with my ruler. These were then enhanced with paint and "goop" which is wonderful gold, bronze and copper Viva inca gold product!!! Fab stuff, and easy peasy to apply with finger or brush. What a lustre it added...

 Now for the PiF I made for last week... just a peek, as I will post the whole thing later on... please call back to see it...

 The cover is bound with some Claudine Hellmuth canvas, died with TH masks and colour sprays...

 It is a faux paper bag album, with tags outside and inside the pockets...the paper I used was from TH lost and found stash...

Here is a shot of one of the tags. They all have an inspirational saying... You can see the large tags inside the "bag".. Sue received it and says she likes it...

and finally a glimpse of my TIO, Simon and GM tag entry... winged things...

 Distress inks and stuff, just so enjoyed it...please look here to see more...


So there it is, yet another Wednesday, a week come and gone in a flash and we will soon be at the high point of the year. Nights draw in after that!! Freddie and I are going to Venice to tie the knot in our Handfasting ribbons very soon... I am just hoping and sending positive vibes to the Dao, to get my back better so I can walk!!! Believe it or not, it's a year and a day since my knee was done... heyho, one day I will not have any pain and I will probably promptly die of shock!!!! tee hee.

Anyhow, thanks a lot for visiting this week. You probably wonder why I have not actually included a pic of my workdesk??? Truth is, I just can't darnwell find it under a mountain of STUFF!!!! Oh well, one day I will also be tidy , with probably the same fate as above!!! tee hee... visit the wonderful Julia, if you are from another planet and don't know about WOYWW...

Thanks for looking and please do leave a comment, as I blossom hearing what you have to say...
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

35 comments:

jude said...

Gorgeous projects on show from your craft day.
I absolutely love your paper bag album oh i love making these i used to make 2 aweek not so long ago .I have so many made up and waiting to be used.May get one out to look at you never know my mojo may return after seeing it.some hope...lol
Im sure it will be treasured it is beautiful.
Have happy creative wednesday
hugs judex2

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow you have had a very productive week! love all the stuff you have made - I would love to do another Paperartsy event - maybe one day! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (no. 31)

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous PIF, thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 105, #22

Helen said...

I love everything I have seen here today, Frankie. Your TIO tag is immense! I am so jealous of you going to Venice. Take lots of photos please!!! Hope your back gets better.

Dawn said...

Love the tag Frankie. The PIF are wonderful love what you sent to is very yum! Dxx

NatashaMay said...

Hope your back is better and you get to enjoy Venice. :) These are all amazing creatings. Happy WOYWW!

okienurse said...

Awesome projects you created and received. Awesome PIF! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #50

sasa said...

An array of your fabulous creativity and gifts galore - I remember the plasterwork (we're not really supposed to blog them until after June 18/19 and I still have to finish mine!!!)
Have a truly fabulous well deserved holiday - I'm sure it will fill you to overflowing with inspiration...I'm sure you'll fall for a mask...!
Have a good WOYWW,
Sarah at 7

April said...

Love the PiF's you received and sent! how lovely! Your winged things tag is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

What fabulous creativity I can only say I love what you've done, thank you for sharing.
Kathleen x

Sam said...

Can I come and help you tidy your desk please Frankie? There will definately be less stuff on it by the time I leave? Love your book!

MWAH
xx

PsyPenguin said...

Stunning projects! I absolutely adore your winged things tag - the soft colours are so beautiful and work so well with the delicate images.
xx

Janet said...

What wonderful work! Love the greek plaster moulds. Fab tag as always, Frankie.

Janet xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
beautiful pifs you have there,gorgeous creation from your arty weekend.
But best of all is the album, it is TOTALLY GOREOUS hun, im so lucky to have been the one to get it, LUV IT,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Yours Artfully said...

Your plater project turned out a dream Frankie and as for your PIF...tis gorgeous!!!

JoZart said...

oooh, such a lovely post with lots of goodies made, given and received. It gave me such pleasure to know you like mine and also to hear that it cheered you.
I love the clay work and wish I could be at the next one. Neet is going, lucky thing.
I look forward to hearing and seeing details of your Venice trip. Venice bowled my over... so beautiful I couldn't take it all in and I'd love to go again. What wonderful reason you have!
love JoZarty x

Zoechaos said...

Lovely tag Frankie butterflies are so pretty. XOXO Zoe

Shazsilverwolf said...

So much inspiration in your pictures- stunning work, love it. Shaz #96

kyla said...

so pleased artsycrafts was good (I love their workshops) and WOW some great makes. Congratulations on the upcoming handfasting.

kyla

dogsmom said...

It would be the most fun to come and play at your house. This post is making me want to get my hands dirty (in the best possible way.)

Faye said...

Your TIO tag is absolutely stunning, Frankie. I love all the gorgeous details. The paper flowers are just awesome.

Chelle said...

You do gorgeous work. TFS 98

Twiglet said...

Yours must be the desk full of the most gorgeous craftiness this week!!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Wooow, what an eye candy here! Love all the PIFs and your butterfly tag is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW & happy crafting! #92 Joanna xx

Spyder said...

ohoo I've just seen your fabulous tag booklet, it's fabulous!! It must have taken ages! HappyWOYWW
(((Lyn))

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, your PiF is beautiful! What a wonderful piece - the person who will receive it is very lucky!!

jodpea said...

Wow there is so much detail in your work! Its gorgeous!

butlersabroad said...

Amazing artwork Frankie, love it all and couldn't pick a favourite. Many congratulations to you and your loved one, have a fabby time in Venice tying the knot.

Hugs
Brenda 90

lisa said...

As always I am sat here open mouthed Frankie. What amazing artwork. I have spent ages pouring over all the detail, did you really make all this from moulds, just incredible.
I wish I'd been your pif neighbour your gift looks stuning and I'm so glad you received lots of lovely things too.
So you're off to Venice too, it seems to be the "in" place this year!! I hope all your aches and pains improve soon.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Tertia said...

What lovely PiF's you got and what a fantastic one you made!
Love the 'green' work of art.
Happy WOYWW!

Linda said...

So many gorgeous projects!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness...so much gorgeousness! And I hopped over to your darker side too... drool!! thanks for stopping by my desk last week, sorry it's taken so long to get back to you but now I will be stalking, I mean following, you! :)

Debs said...

lovely work - love your artsy project best xx

Hels Sheridan said...

you know what hun? I love coming to sit in your little patch of Blogland.. not only do I get to see amazing eye candy, I also feel all relaxed with the beautiful music... thing is, I have a tendancy to nod a little... so I am probably talking in my sleep right this minute! LOVE the PIF you made... and that tag, I will say it again... PERFECTION! ArtsyCrafts pieces look amazing... shame I missed it xx

Jen said...

Fabulous work Frankie the project from the ArtsyCrafts weekend is superb. Love the tag, so much happening and all gorgeous.
Jen x