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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

WOYWW #154 - A Symphony of Flowers Recipe for TIO

Hello yet another quick-fire, lightening fast week has zipped past me!!! If I don't hold on to my hat, I might fall off the world, it's spinning me so much!!! Go to Julia's at the Stamping Ground if you want to snoop and oggle, like me!!! She has all the answers right there. Actually, she made my week, last week, with her lovely comment, so thanks, Julia, much appreciated!!

Well, I have had some bad and some worse news again this week!! (1)The big mare had an abscess and was hobbling - clearing up now though, thanks to the vet!!!..(2) The doctor says I will prolly need an op on my right knee later in the year cos I did for it on those two falls in Feb/Mar - oh goodie, as if we didn't have enough metal bits already!!! (3) a whole load of regular carers have vamooshed, so we are back to muddle again!! - yippee, you know you didn't have enough to worry about!!! (4) I need a new boiler cos my old, reliable, goodly working one has a screw loose - not the only one around here girlie!!!! - and they can't get parts...  only had it for 35 years!!! and (5) my paws are DREADFUL in this damp, changeable weather - quite a litany, so shut up now please and show 'em what you got!!!
Same old same old at the back of the desk...do you do that, I wonder?? Have a load of stuff out all the time in roughly the same spot!! Frankly, if I move stuff, I generally can't find it again, so it's safest on the desk!!! - well, that's YOUR excuse anyway, lazy girl!!
This week's recipe at TIO, is a symphony of flowers, so I did lots of metal and paper ones, with Timmie tape for the symphonic background.... the special ingredients had to be a pinch of greenery, buttons and a butterfly or two... so that's what I offer!!
I used Graphic 45 paper and metal flowers, some Timmie buttons and some metallic, square brads.
The stamp is from Wendie Rhodes, when she had her own range... this one is more unusual because the flowers are more spikey and stylised... colour bits courtesy of my distress markers, which show up better than I thought on this kraft card tag.
A different angle shows how dimentional and textured it all is...
Now, I can hear you shouting at the screen "where is your pinch of greenery??!!" Well.... I have taken licence with the flowers, so I decided to do so with the "greenery" and I used my new-to-me flourish die with black cardstock, to represent the greenery...
The metallic flower is curled with pliers.

Oh, and those butterflies?? Well they are from an  MS punch, but could not be colourful in this setting, so they are nade from black cardstock, like the flourishes.. The ribbon was dyed using frayed burlap and black soot. So that's this time's offering. I hope Helen feels it fits the bill. BTW, I did not get a place on the Artist Stamper Creative team... never mind, my heart will mend eventually!!! I will be along to see you soon.... Have a great week.
Love and light

I have looked around and decided I would like to enter this creation into a couple of other challenge.
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - blossoms and butterflies
The Crafter's Cafe - handmade flowers and butterflies
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - butterflies kisses


Elizabeth said...

Sorry to read about all your troubles Frankie ... it sounds like it's not raining but pouring for you at this time so I hope things improve for you soon. Love your tag, it's a beautiful work of art. The stamp is eye-catching - the colours have worked well on the kraft base. Hope you have a happy WOYWW and a better week. Elizabeth - no number yet as we are both up far to late, or early, depending on how you look at it :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous funky flowers, loVe how you've extended your Tag, great idea & superbly put together...Mel :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE the tag and how you extended it. I had to laugh because I feature a rocking horse each week, and I've had the same one on my desk for about five weeks. It has barely moved in that time, too. Happy WOYWW from #5.

SandeeNC said...

It does sound like you have your plate full right now, hang in there! I love the tag you created with all the beautiful layering, just gorgeous! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neet said...

Oh hecky pecky, what a week you have had.
Didn't comment last week as you didn't leave a number and when I clicked on your name you had six blogs! Easy peasy this week, you are next to me and not many on the board.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #11 x

kay said...

do hope you have a better week and get some good news for a change
your tag is awesome
Hope you have a fab
woyww week
kay #22

Inkypinkycraft said...

Oh poor you, you have had a week of it! The tag is stunning !!!love the colours hugs trace x 20

Astrid Maclean said...

Your week sound pretty grim and I know what you mean about that damp weather.... Your tag looks lovely and yes of course we have to leave eveerything in the same place on our desk, at least our hands know then where stuff is, even if we don't

Happy hopping and enjoy WOYWW

Sandy said...

Your tag is so bright and fun love the butterflies and the metal flowers. Hope things look up soon ((hug)). Sandy :) #27

May said...

Boy!!! what a week you have had Frankie hold in there... What a fabulous tag as always, put together just perfect..love the assortment of flowers! Hugs May x x x#26

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

loving your tag, and those stamps were gorgeous by Wendie Rhodes :)) Sorry to hear about your troubles this week... I guess I didn't make it much better :(((
Hope the rest of the week is looking up for you
Happy woywwing
Jennie #3

Lynn Holland said...

I think the tag you have made is stunning and I am going to go back and have a closer look. I would like to do something similar when I go to a friends for a stamping workshop.
It won't be anywhere near as nice as yours as I've not done stamping before but I will give it a go. Thanks for showing it to us.
Lynn 32
One I made earlier today
United Kingdom

Ann B said...

You are not having the best of times so sending a cyber hug.
Good to see you can still create though and the tag is amazing.
Ann B

Helen said...

Oh my, what a week....hope things settle soon. And yes, I'll let you off with the greenery - after all, you're the Dragon! Your tag is wonderful - I love that flower stamp, not seen that before, it is just gorgeous. Love the black butterflies, too. helen, 4

Anonymous said...

Your flowers and tag are seriously gorgeous! Love your colour sense.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Keep smiling - won't solve any of your problems but at least you'll feel better. I adore your take on the flowery tag - it's so punky and alternative, love it :)
Hugs, LLJ #48 xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the week from hell, but the tag is just stunning. Really, really lovely!

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (1 - I blame too-early-rising DD)

Redanne said...

Well, except for the bit about the horse, it could have been me writing that! How spooky is that - unfortunately we had to invest in a new boiler, I won't bore you with the other bits. Despite it all I have had a brilliant week and looking at your gorgeous tag has lifted me even more - it is stunning! Hope you feel beter soon. Anne x #9

Sarah said...

Seems life is being life...a metal knee - we will soon have a fully altered Frankie! I lurve those G45 flowers - they look wonderful. Thanks for the kind words and calling by! Sarah.

Redanne said...

I could have sworn I left a comment before!! In case it does not come through, I think your tag is simply stunningly gorgeous. Anne x #9

Glenda said...

Sorry to hear of your troubles! Hoping everything gets sorted out! Lovely piece of artwork here girl!


CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope all your troubles sort themselves out and you get back on better times. Fab tag with super flowers! Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 66

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous project, love the colouring on Kraft with the distress markers. Sorry to hear about your problems, had a bad fall myself last week so can't imagine how painful two were. Hugs,Amanda #76

Miriam said...

Sorry to hear about your week. Your tag, however, is truly stunning!! I really like it!

Spyder said...

Yes! I do have the same 'stuff' in the same place near enough every week, I do try and move!! LOVELY tag !!
Thanks for my snoop! HappY WoYww!
((Lyn)) #47....I think

Angie said...

OMG ....what a week ...hope your 'paws' feel better soon too IF the weather improoves.
Now that piece of art is really a...ma...zing... cant stop looking at it...just like to add a 'wow' too xx

Twiglet said...

Fantastic tag - I love all the little bits and bobs you have created and combined so beautifully. Hope you have a better week!! x Jo

Jackie said...

Great flowers. :)

Unknown said...

I watched a video on how to make paper flowers look like metal.. I love what you have done here... #100

Diana Taylor said...

I LOVE the colours - and the black accents just work so well - beautiful work and thanks for sharing

Claire said...

a lovely, busy creative desk! and lovely creations - i love seeing how they come together! hope you have a less eventful week :)
no. 37

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear you've been through the mill a bit recently Frankie, but it certainly hasn't stemmed your creative flow - that tag is just gorgeous. I love the muted colours and the mix of flowers and swirls. Beautiful!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #95

ElizabethR said...

ooooo you are back in the wars again, maybe this time when your knee is done, you will officially be bionic with all the metal bits. I love the WR stamps, I remember them but didn't get them at the time, wish I had now! Thought I'd get loads done whilst G is in Spain, just not happening lol. Love and hugs to you all Elizabeth xxx

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear about your mare and hope it was nothing serious and she's on the mend soon. I just love your amazing tag. I've just got the TH florals die so it's great to see how you've used them (I'm a bit of a novice at this TH stuff, but getting there!). Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Woyww : ) Liz at 102 x

sandysewin said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love, love the black butterflies. So elegant.

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #90

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Not really a week anybody needs... hope things will turn better in future.
Your tag looks FANTASTIC and your flowers are outstanding.

Monique's art said...

sorry to read about you troubles, hope everyting is gonna be ok.

I love the tag you made, the stamp is gorgeous and the flowers too

Ali said...

Oh gosh, you are in the wars atm eh? But on the plus side, your tag is GORGEOUS! :) I love everything about it... the muted colours, the dimension, the metal flowers, the butterflies, and that gorgeous stamped image! :)

Ali #77

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is so true what you say about if it isn't on its usual spot on the desk then how will you know where to find it! When I got the desk I had now, hubby asked how I was going to organize it and I said as much like the old desk as I can because otherwise I'll never find anything. He said I'd learn the new places, but oh no! I STILL look for the little clock stuck to the wall to the right of bathroom mirror and that was 12 years and 2 houses ago! You can't teach this old dog new tricks. Anyway... sorry about all the insanity in your corner of the world right now. Love your symphony of flowers piece! The colors and to die for and I love the blackery being greenery. It so works in this project!!!!

Caz said...

Wow - you're really not having a good time of thing at the moment, are you???
Hope life improves for you soon.
Love the tag - absolutely beautiful!!

Tracy said...

My goodness what a week you've had! That tag is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and and and... well I just lurve the whole thing. I hope things go much better for you this week! Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #88

kassa said...

Hi Frankie, what a lovely work of art your tag has turned into, the flowers growing as they do, over the boundaries. Hope this week is a much, much better hun!

Scrappekatten said...

Next week will turn out better! great, great tag.

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor Frankie, that frame/arch stamp is the bees ballys, absolutley gorgeous and of course, love what you've done with it...could you get any more on a tag?!!
Sorry to hear about the carers..they are the immediate problem huh, serioulsy don't know how you haven't ended up a gibbering wreck by now.

Gabrielle said...

Well the tag is beyond superb (why does greenery have to be green?!) and the desk looks amazing but the news is just not. So very sorry to hear it all and I hope that that things start to improve soon - at least on the weather front for your paws, the boiler front 'cos no one likes an old boiler with a screw loose, and that some carers materialise soon ((hugs)) xxx

Chana Malkah said...

Your tag is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Laura said...

What a gorgeous tag! I, too, wouldn't have thought that the distress marker would've shown up so well on the kraft (thanks for adding to my current thimble full of knowledge about those new "tools"). Sorry for your troubles . . . I do get a kick out of how you are conversing with yourself there at the beginning. Happy WOYWW from Laura #117

LisaDV said...

Your tag is stunning!! Thanks for sharing.

Tertia said...

So sorry to hear about all your troubles. My mom used to say that getting old is not for sissies, I guess she was right and that certainly goes for houses and appliances too.
Love, Love. Love that tag!
Happy very belated WOYWW

Elise said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!! Love the colors and the image and details are so nice too!!
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!! Hope to see you back soon at our blog and good luck!
Greetings Elise

Sue said...

Well things really can only get better can't they, what a rotten week for you. I Love your tag on a tag, I remember these Wendi stamps too. Beautiful flowers, 'specially those metal ones x

lilyandthelotus.blogspot.com said...

aahh Frankie you will be in my thoughts..I must tell you how beautiful all your work is..really wonderful and so inspirational.You lifted me up.
susan s.

Peet said...

Love your wonderful tag, Frankie!!
Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog!

nerllybird said...

Your tag is awesome - all those different tones and so effective for things like flowers and butterflies that are normally so colourful. And please excuse my sounding like a bad translation - it's getting a bit late for me now, lol!
Helen S #75

Eliza said...

I so love your tag, as for your problems. Shut the door, shout at the top of your lungs to everyone to go away and lock yourself in your art room and play, play & play. You never know it might work.

Eliza #19

Melissa said...

This is one of the most gorgeous tags I've seen! Wow! Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog this month!

Julia said...

Lovely creation!!! Thanks for joining The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!