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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

WOYWW #151 - New Toys and Simon Says S&S

Evening, morning, afternoon, where ere you be in the world. Happy WOYWW, courtesy of our lovely Julia at Stamping Ground... for those not in the know, we bare all for our art - well our desks/workspaces at least - too cold for anything else!!! I missed visiting several of you last week, as I was having a bit of a torrid time, but your comments for me buoyed me up no end, thanks...

So what have I been able to do this time??? Not a fat lot, but I did get to play with my latest toys...

 I treated to myself to some letter and number dies, in order to make marks and words on my Vintaj blanks...
 I also had these three - a flower, cloud and leaf...

 Rememer that block of steel I showed you a few weeks ago??? Some of you wondered what on earth I was getting so happy about!! Well, I had this in mind... and using a hammer is so satisfying!!!
 So I had a ickle practice on a square piece...
 I had lots of goes and then used some acrylic paint to fill in the indentations. I dabbed it on, and then wiped the excess off to leave it in the patterns and letters I had made.

 At Simon Says Stamp and Show they asked us to show a word, so I made a word on a Vintaj blank, and then added it to the background piece I made. Most of the stamps are from The Artisic Stamper, but the men and the french lettering are from TimHoltz.

Here is the close up of my circular blank... word, flowers, leaves and all!! - but it's not a blank anymore, didn't she notice!!??

 I added the piece to the vintage belcher chain then let it drape all around the piece...



And here is the whole piece, full frontal!!! I like the way it turned out. I am really enjoying using my Tim Holtz distressing tool on the edges of my paper and card...it helps to cut and fold, and gives a purchase for the inks...

Well that was my play with the new toys, but I also had some new stamps from Stamp Addicts, for my DT spot. I hope the girls like what I have made, and can use them on their next, up-coming TV show... 10th May, I believe... so here they are, just to finish off this post...






Thanks for visiting me and have a great week
Love and light
Frankie
xx

34 comments:

Minxy said...

Ooooo loving your project, and the charm you punched is just awesome, looks like a fab set of metal alpha's, happy punching.
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #39

Helen said...

Wow, I love that and can see you hammering away with satisfaction!!! It looks amazing. I had a good create on Saturday too and turned out something I am pleased with!!
Your cards are also fab. Have a good week. Helen. 22

Queen Of Toys said...

Your work is so inspiring and I love your creations.

Eliza #26

Sarah said...

That's a fabulous set and a great investment - definitely your thing. I love blue and copper together and your piece for Simon says looks just wonderful...love the vintage look, layers, chain and sheen. Thanks so much for joining in.

Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12.

Tuire said...

Lovely toys you´ve got - also the new stamps! Love what you have done with them.
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #40

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the steam punk themed piece and the charm is so clever! Hugs trace x 97ish

craftymonki said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! Wow!

Happy Wednesday!

Zoe #49

Ann B said...

Wow! Love those dies - must investigate further. Can remember the enjoyment I had with my eyelet setter (before the Crop-a-dile came out) bashing away with my little hammer - so much fun.


Ann B
#37

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG, all of these projects look amazing!!! Those letters are incredible, so very very effective, LOVE the result!!!

BTW I always really enjoy your relaxing music when I visit your blog!

Happy WOYWW #34

Trish Latimer said...

Love the metal stamping Frankie! fab! And I have steel block envy, mine is a piddling little square in comparison to yours!!! Trish #50

Gabrielle said...

Gosh! So much creativity! I too am fond of a bit of hammering - not in any 'putting up shelves' way of course and this looks like terrific fun! I hope no thumbs were hared in the process! The cards look incredible - so much work...!

Karen said...

Lots of beautiful art work on your desk, it is all stunning :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh all of the artwork is fabulous (as always!) - not seen those alphabet stamps before. Sorry you were having a bad time last week - hope this week is a lot better for you! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

Twiglet said...

Such lovely work to show us today. That little stamped whatnot is very clever.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh those metal stamps are lovely in your hands..bet you enjoyed beating the granny out of them! Therapy, in pure form!!
Loving the samples you've made for SA, specially the gates and teapot stamps..yum.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh wow. Lots of beautiful things to see here today. I love the metal stamping - very cool! I bet the hammering helps you relax.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#144ish

May said...

Fabulous makes Frankie, your new toy is just fab love the effect... those letters are amazing and your cards are brillant... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No10

The Weekend Artist said...

Just drop by to say hi! It's my first time here in WOYWW! Can't wait to see more of your work! Belated happy birthday as well! =)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super hammering! Love the effect you've made with it all. No wonder you're pleased with it. Enjoy WOYWW, am working through the list in shifts! Take care Zo xx 77

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yep, I can see that hammering anything would be helpful for the old stress levels at the moment...but the results are stunning!! I love the square piece and anything steampunk is fab anyway :)
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Marnie said...

What lovely projects you have created with your new toys! Thanks for the peak

Happy WOYWW
Marnie#153

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, loving your project. I stamp letters but have not seen the flower and leaf before...they are so cute, off to scour the net for them!

Thanks for sharing

kyla #137

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your metal stamps are fantastic. Love all your work :)

Hazel said...

Lots of fabulous creativity - so inspirational - thanks for sharing - lovely to have new toys to play with - (Hazel, #173) x

My name is Cindy said...

wow wow wow love those projects on your desk!! TFS Cindy #43

monique said...

love all these, they are stunning and your new toys are so awesome I think I will need them also LOL

GLENDA BROOKS said...

You have inspired me! Now I just need to find my hammer! Lovely work my friend, thanks for sharing! Glenda#103

Tertia said...

Lovely new toys you have there and awesome projects you used them on. You have been very busy creating.
Happy WOYWW

SusanLotus said...

Fabulous creations!

Susan, nr 92 WOYWW

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your chunk of steel! I totally get it. When eyelets were all the rage I didn't like the hammering at the for 10 minutes bit and thought there had to be a better way--insert my chuck of steel. Mine is a mini-anvil (from a S&M website, gotta set those grommets and studs somehow!) but it did the trick. I can see hammering lettering with it too. I love your steam punk piece! And your hand decorated charm really adds to it!

okienurse said...

Love those dies! I need to get some if I continue to work with metals. I also love those cards you made they are gorgeous with all the teapots and cups! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #41

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow I love it, always wondered how those were done now I know
Bridget #1

RosC said...

Great work Frankie. You just put in my mind - I have some leatherwork dies from my hippy days. I actually made my own sandals with recycled tyre treads for the soles! HurHurHur.
Anyway, the dies might do quite well on metal.
Thanks for sharing.
Ros. #27

Terry said...

Hey there Frankie, loving your project wowwzersss your background is also STUNNING...loving the colors that you have used too...just fabulous thank you for sharing with the DT from SSS and S. Hugs Terry xxxx