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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

WOYWW #110 - Tidy?? + Peaking at my Project

Racing along again this week, I can hardly catch my breath ... time to do some I-Spy chez Julia here... I managed a few more assignations again last week, even if one or two were very late!!! But better late than never, and I am still finding it SO interesting...

So this is my space this week!! Those of you who know my desk well, will notice that I have had a considerable tidy up - YES ... THIS is what calls itself tidy in my book!!! I have taken away the notebook computer from the right hand corner and put my punches and other bits and bobs there... it is having problems with getting online, so I shall ditch it, once I am certain I have all the images etc. saved from it... This is the beginnings of my project Tim Holtz for TIO and the Stampman this week...

 I painted the last of my frames with a vintage lace, pva glue and london nights acrylic sandwich, then distressed with some Claudine Hellmuth trad tan (fairly new to me but I like it Hels!!!) - just LOVIN those fresco finish paints!!! You can see I get a really great crackle effect with them and the glue...

 I filled the inside of the frame with some paper from the TH crowded attic stack... all the haberdashery stuff, cos my theme is sewing this time... here I have cut some pieces from the TH die set, in chipboard, and the cutting mat is out to make some strips for inside the frame, to make it have some smaller sections... The rub 'n buff is out too, as I used it to distress some edges... the paper is painted in a thin layer of trad tan, and all the pieces are painted with it too, bceause it makes a great surface to stamp on...

I like this dress form and I stamped the TH flourish on it in dusty concord, after it was painted, then embossed with clear ep (borrring!!! yawn) ... the rosette is also from a TH die, but I cut it down so it was very small, and added one of his accoutrement buttons to the centre. I shall enter this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show some stitching challenge this week, and here is the very sewing on this lovely broidery anglais border, wrapped to make a skirt.

 I shall also enter this in the Grungy Monday challenge this week, where the brief is to use an orange peel /faux rust technique from TH... please go to my Project Tim Holtz post to see all of my piece, how I did it, and the addy for the TH technique...

Here is another ickle sneaky peak, showing my buttons and the words, cut round with my pinking shears, to keep in with the theme... some died seam tape, a pearl bauble and a pair of scissors round off the tag, which sits on the left hand side of the bigger frame...

Hope you enjoyed your visit this week, and that you will look in to my post here, to see the end product... also, pop over to my challenge blog and join in the TIO theme this week - Project Tim Holtz, as I already said!!! Meanwhile have a great week...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

26 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Awesome projects! Love them all but the dress is certainly my favorite. :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely stuff going on Frankie..love those sewing chipboards, very nice.

Helen said...

Your desk looks great as always, and the finished work is FABULOUS in capital letters, lol!!

Minxy said...

Your stampman piece is just stunning, love everything about it, and yes the fresco paint is totally lush, i like the colour combo you used
Happy wednesday
hugs Minxy x

jude said...

Gorgeous creations this week Frankie .I just adore your crackle frame the crackle effect is fab must be that Tan paint that hels raves about may just have to treat myself!
Have very creative week
hugs judex 11

Neil said...

WOW, looking fab this week! I'd better get cracking!

Neet said...

Couldn't get my head around Chivalry last week Frankie but if I get time will do this weeks. Love your project and look forward to seeing it whole. Thanks, Neet x

karen said...

Your projects are looking fab! I have been hearing about the Fresco paint and am very tempted! Love the crackle effect you have made on your frame! And the dress you made for the sewing form is wonderful!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen #53

Fuchsia said...

Its going to look stunning !
Happy WOYWW

sasa said...

The cleaning bug is doing the rounds. Great desk and lovely things to play with. Loving your colours and textures - a beauty on the way!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the colours you use in your work and think the crackle frame is stunning!!

JoZart said...

Such superb art work and I love the quote in the last pic too. Perfick!
Love JoZarty x

Cathy said...

Stunnig makes, and a very tidy work space.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Very interesting and creatively wonderful desk! I think your work is just stunning! I've not tried this technique before but I do have to say it interests me totally!!! Gorgeous work!

angelfish said...

That crackle effect looks fabulous:) Much better results than I have achieved in the past with the actual TH crackle paints! Great project too:)

Lavinia said...

Oh lots of busyness on your desk & good stuff going on, loving your frames, great work!
Lavinia
x

butlersabroad said...

I can see the desk so it must be tidy! love the project in the frame, so pretty.

Hugs
Brenda

Sam said...

That framed piece is stunning Frankie. As you may know I love those sewing dies and stamps. I am sure I could find a space if you don't have room for it!!

okienurse said...

Great looking desk this week and that project is just awesome. I love that crackle effect. Did you say you used glue? Much nicer then with crackle paints by anyone. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Angie said...

Yes I would agree ...definately tidy in my world too. Love all the things you are up to and I think the crackle effect on the frame is so well done.

Carola Bartz said...

This looks totally awesome! I love how the project turned out.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Frankie, thanks so much for popping over, and for your lovely comments - and wow! what a lovely lot to see on your desk today! I really love them.. thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

nerllybird said...

Love those pieces, they're amazing! Off to look for some trad tan now...:D
Helen S

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Frankie. That puzzle is awesome. Love it. And enjoyed the peek at the desk, too. Hope you had a great WOYWW and you get a chance to check out my tutorial I forgot to name on Wed.

akilli melek said...

Love all the TH stuff and grunge. Love that look, but i can never master it.
thanks for popping by earlier. Just getting time to blog again now.
caroline #46

Elizabeth said...

Well, of course, I'm so late visiting Frankie that I have seen the finished project and more besides. The completed project is great - love the sewing theme, and you Hels challenge project is just beautiful too. Hope your having a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #99