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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

WOYWW #117 - Seeing Red!! and Ready to Swap

Someone on the wireless this morning, said there are 108 sleeps until ... well you know when!! I can't bring myself to say it... but the way this year is flying, it will be here before we know it!! And whatever happened to the summer???... two weeks today, it's my 66th birthday!!! so I KNOW the year is fleeing.

Not surprising then that another week of WOYWW has come around!!! Visit Julia, the misress of the desks if you are new to this... it's the best blog hop every week!!But to join in, you have to show your shame desk!!! So here's mine, uhggg!!!


 It's a small area you can see and I can actually fit all my bits for the tag on to it... but, to the sides of this bit, it is rather grim!!! The tag is for TIO, chosen by Helen - one of her famous, or infamous colour challenges, to use mostly red... well I DID!! starting with fired brick stain..

 I stamped with an Artemio script clear stamp, and a Stampman stamp, which is a net... one of my first ever from Jill. Next, I took a lovely mask and some wondrously red Viva Inca Gold paste... a palette knife did the trick.

 The script shows very well from under the paste, and some perfect pearls in red. add a wonderful lustre...The paste dries with great texture, which can be smeared with other stuff!!

 LONG time since I made my fab Lynne F roses - do go check out her tutorial - so out came the grunge paper and glue. Umbrella man makes an appearance, minus umbrella!!! Stamped amd ep'ed, I thnk he looks great!!!

So here they are in all their sprayed and smeared glory... so yumminess, thanks, Lynne xx....I seem to have got a lot of texture this time, too...

 Here it is then, all put together... umbrella man sporting a fetching flutterby!!! More of them hover top right corner, with fetching spinner bods!!

 Here is a closer up vision of umbrella / butterfly man, stamped, embossed and smeared with rub 'n buff and Viva Inca Gold...
 I coiled some copper wire and added it like hat pins of a different sort. I love wire, and my coily thingie makes it really easy to work with...

 The ribbon bow is made from dyed seam tape - lurrve that stuff!! - and a letter R for red swings from it...

So that's it for that... it really is VERY red, Helen!!! And so full of texture - you might know that's one of my fave things... I enjoyed this one and look forward to hearing what you all think of it...

Bird Cage Swap News
By now, you should all have received your swap partner!!! cos today is finally THE day, so take some photos and send your cage off to it's lucky recipient!! I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed organising it, and hope you will join me again for another great adventurous challenge, in the not-too-distant future!!! So we shall show and tell next week, by linking our OWN make here...

And Finally...
I offered my followers and commentors a shot at getting my tag book, from the travel set I made with the suitcase... I have done the draw and the lucky recipient is.... tada!!

Helen of Stamping by H...

So let me have your addy babe, so I can send it off to you

Well, that's about all for this week - hurrah I hear you cry!! Have a great week and thanks for coming over again ... please leave me a comment, cos I love to hear what you think... and the more you visit, the higher I jump up the rankings!!!! tee hee (gosh, but I am vain!!!)
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

40 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey Frankie hun, that is one seriously A~MAY~ZING tag... I love that texture... and you know what? I have those stencils and I had totally forgotten about them... tsk tsk, bad Hels lol Birdycages are ready for dispatch... am just wondering though, cos I am thick like... do we make a tag to go with them... or just as they are??? Do forgive my old and confoosed brain... oh and... Tis my Bloggy Birthday so there are some giveaways on my blog :O)) x

voodoo vixen said...

Love all the reds of your tag... every time I see umbrella man I wish I had picked him up!! Your roses are lovely and I have the grunge stuff... so maybe tomorrow is flower day!!

jude said...

Absolutely love your tag the colour combo is fab...reminds me of hot sunshine but we in the uk dont know what the word sun is....lol.
Absolutely love everything about it!
Thanks for arranging the swap and would be up for joining again soon.Happy woyww hope it's a creative one!
hugs judex6

Cathy said...

Fabulous tag, and fab colour combination. Love the floral decoration.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Laura said...

This is truly wonderful. Love all the layers and those flowers are seriously funky!

Twiglet said...

Fabulous - what more can I say - its really lovely. x Jo

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

an absolutely gorgeous tag, and Lynne's flowers are just wonderful to mek :))
TFS

Happy Woywwing
Jennie #14

Helen said...

WOW Frankie - you got some red there!! I love umbrella man without his umbrella, and the texture you got with the paste - thanks for enjoying my challenge so much!!

Bella said...

what coil thingy? Something I don't have in my arsenal? please post a pic of it...I just love your tag, so much eyecandy.

Jen said...

Amazing tag Frankie. Don't do much red myself so will be out of my comfort zone but this is inspiring.
Jen x
Bird cage ready for the off!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankie, that's a beautiful tag, thanks for all the photos showing the details. The flower looks fantastic, love the idea of the wire, the look like something from my ballpen.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hot chilli pepper of a colour that is - fab textures too :D xx

Aj* said...

omg those roses !! Storming here today...Guess what I'll be doing now haha

Get away with your mess... your desk always looks good enough to put most of us to the corner of shame.

Lord I know what you mean, 41 is careering towards me just a week after your day, for some reason this year more than every I'm very aware of all the things I've always wanted to do but never have, and also very aware that I prob never will (I have no problem living in or with reality) I don't want to be 41, in my head im still in my 20's, im not yet eccentric enough to start getting older.


Aj.

Beryl K said...

Terrific tag Frankie
Beryl x

NatashaMay said...

This looks amazing! thanks for sharing the process. :)

Sarah said...

That is some fabulous texture going on there and a wonderful red. I have messed up and put my tag up on my post typed at 3am this morning. Sorry Frankie, I didn't read the update and just saw a comment on my blog from Helen. Do you want me to make another one for you...this one is already on it's way. Just let me know...

Neil said...

That is one seriously fabby tag! love all the textures and the colour is amazing!

johanna said...

wonderful tag, great to see the process!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow love the tag

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag Frankie, loads of fab interesting textures on it. Well done Helen, lucky girl. Love Elizabeth xxx

Sarah said...

Dear Frankie,

Just heard from Anneliese Bates via Facebook that she is ill in hospital and was texting to say she couldn't do her tag. OMG... ! have wished her huge get well vibes and have said I would e-mail you to let you know. I will make something extra - can you let me know who I need to send it to. Thanks again.

Sarah.

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab, love the texture and the flowersvare gorgeous trace x

Faye said...

What a fantastic tag, Frankie, very red! As much as I love the flower, I have just gone ga-ga over the gorgeous background. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Sarah Anderson said...

That tag is AmAzIng! Love, love, love it!!! And congratulations to Helen on winning the prize, it's so nice when you know the person (well, in blogland anyway!)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous tag - love all the reds and the texture and the flowers are just stunning. Nice to see umbrella man with a butterfly too. Elizabeth x #50

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous 3D effect and I just love those fab roses. They are to die for. Red isn't my colour either but it sure looks good here. Have made contact with both my sender and receiver for birdie swap so watch this space. Hugs Mrs A.

Sam said...

That tag is gorgeous. I may possibly join in if I can think of something!
My birdy cage tag has gone off, I have enjoyed doing it and would love to take part in another challenge!!

Angie said...

That tag is a work of art in every way ...amazing

RosC said...

Lovely roses, and you remind me to use my texture paste. Think I'll have to make a list to work through over the next little while. This is really an interesting work - thanks for sharing.
Ros. (85)

Julia Dunnit said...

Red? I don't see any red. OK,just kidding. It's gorgeous...I liked it 'plain' after the smooshing of the texture paste, so it could only get better!
Erm, about the swap......I did it and posted it and totally forgot to take photos!!

ElizabethR said...

Received the most beautiful tag this morning from Hetticraft - it's gorgeous!!!

Tertia said...

That red tag is very red and very beautiful! Love umbrella man with his butterfly.
My birdcage is ready and on its way accross the ocean.
Happy WOYWW

Janet said...

Fab tag Frankie. Love the paste through the mask. So sad I missed the bus with the bird cage swap (away on holiday). Next time.

Janet xx

Alison Horne said...

OOH Red! georgeous textures and layers, oh no have been avoiding buying inka gold paste there goes my willpower!xx
P.S. AM V V excited about getting my birdcage tag. thanks for organising it.x

Neet said...

Ooh, I love Viva and I love texture so this is right up my street. What a lovely tag this is. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Shoshi said...

That is a great tag. I love the texture, and the rich red, and all the different embellishments. You've done a great job!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Frankie really love that Inca Gold paste with he red it is a really stunning combo happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Wanda said...

That is one seriously amazing tag. You seem to just get better and better, if that is possible. Love the texture. Love the springy things under the roses too.
Wanda xx

Debbie said...

FABULOUS tag Frankie! Love all your details! So much to see! I think I see Umbrella Guy! Love Umbrella Guy!

blackdragon said...

Frankie... this is just so touchable ..i wanna hold it and stroke it and... sorry getting a little carried away now!
As usual my friend... perfection.
much love always xxx