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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW #156 - A Commision!! and an Anniversary

Well, here we are again, as the song goes, sun shining and happy as can be?? don't know about that LAST bit, because I find my blood pressure is elevated ... ah well, they do say you only have given to you what you can bear and someone out there thinks I have extreme tolerance and the broadest of shoulders... perhaps I have, so I will roll with each new punch!! - oh DO get on and show what you have made!!

Last week, I was honoured to accept a commission from LLJan, to make a piece, somewhat like my suitcase inside thingy... so that's what's been on my desk. Strictly speaking, it is parcelled up and sent, but when did that ever stop her showing you stuff??? tee hee...
 Desk all set for playing... tidy huh!! Bet you never thought to see that again this year!!!
 Lots of bits out for inspiration and possible inclusion. I knew what I wanted to create, but not in fine detail at this stage...
 So here is the beginning of the pocket to which I will attach the tyvek strap and goodies... this was the bit LunchLady Jan particularly wanted for her son, Rhys... gosh I do hope he likes it... they should get it today!!!
 Anyway, here is said strap all attached and mostly filled. The large bottle is supposed to be ink and there are some nibs... I also made a quill pen but forgot to attached it for the photo!!!
 Now the pocket is mounted on it's backing with the cogs and gears for steampunk I was asked for... ooo it was SO interesting to have a make that was free rein but directed!!- well that don't make sense now do it??!!
So now here follow some close ups of the various sections, including the ickle notebook...



Here are some of the bits and pieces inside the pocket - tags, notebook and...
a "compass" - actually made from a TH round fragment, sticker, spinner and brad, all encased in a Vintaj filigree piece... I really love how this turned out!!
These are the tags and tickets etc
and this is the cover of the ickle notebook, with steampunk imagery inside...


These are some of the bis and pieces in the strap roll - I am particularly pleased with the "glasses", again made from fragments and Vintaj brass elements...
 This ickle bottle is so yummy, filled with teeny tiny watch parts, ickle gears and such... awww!!
 and this is the back... those of you who know my work well, know that I ALWAYS decorate the backs of my stuff... LLJ and I were calling this a hanging, but I suspect it might be better propped on a plate stand!!!
And this is the "thing" full frontal, mounted on a gears background from the DCWV Tattered Time stack, which is totally yummylicious!! Well that was a marathon, eh??glad you made it through this far!!! And just in case you wondered why I should be showing you my desk and stuff, it's all down to the wandering Julia at the Stamping Ground, cos she gives us ALL permission to snoop and stare at each others' desks all around the world!!! Happy Third Anniversary, Mrs. D.

Thanks for popping over and leaving your lovely comments... hope you enjoyed the tour!! - tour de force, you mean, woman... I shall be hopping over to see you as soon as I can, mother duties allowing!!!!! tee hee.
Love and light
Frankie
xx
PS - I would like to share this piece at the following challenge blogs
Simon Says Stamp and Show - one for the boys
2Sisters Challenge Blog - bring on the boys

42 comments:

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW 156!
You are next to me with a *. So can you send your mail address to:mvmdesigns.at.gmail.dot.com.
Love al those goodies on your desk.
Have a great day!

Hugs Marleen #33

inkypinkycraft said...

This piece is simply stunning!!! Wow! Love it, have a great week, hugs trace x 39

Judy said...

Gasp..what a lot of WONDERFUL work displayed here. The machinery things are just so at odds with how I picture you.We all have many sides don't we?!!Thanks for your post.
Judy #51

Helen said...

STUNNING. I don't know where to begin - think I have to go back and look again. Happy WOYWW, Helen 8

Kathryn said...

Oh, Frankie, this is fabulous! So much, much detail!!
*too bad blogger doesn't allow us to change/embellish our fonts in comments cause there would be some bolding, italicizing, underlining etc... going on in my comment
Happy WOYWW Anniversary!
Hugs!
kat

Claire said...

wow!! what a creation!! i love seeing it come together... and i love steampunk art!
have a great week :)
no. 59

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to wish you a happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary! Who would have thought it would grow to be such a weekly treat for us all to catch up and see so much inspiring creativity! Here's toasting the next year.....
Your piece is absolutely fabulous, so many interesting things to look at!

Neet said...

Frankie, I wish you would leave your number as I have trawled through loads of your blogs to find this one.
Mind you it was worth it when I got here as this is stunning work. But then you always do do stunning stuff. I am sure LLJ will be utterly delightedly over the moon with this. Nothing else to say except that it is "FAB U Lus Dahling!" (as Craig would say)
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Neet #16

Sarah said...

Your work is amazing!

Sarah x

france papillon said...

such amount of yumminess in one blogpost should be forbidden. Do you have any idea how much you got me drooling on my keyboard???
lol, do i still need to mention i luuuurve all this?
have a happy week,
france #97, hugs!

Redanne said...

All I can say, after I pick my jaw up off the floor, is WOW! Amazing piece of work, Love steampunk but this really hits new heights - gorgeous. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #38

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW!!
OMG Frankie, that looks soo amazing in the pics. Trust my postman to be late today, I'm desperate to see it in real life. I am staggered by the amount of detail you've put in there - Rhys is the sort of lad who will look at everything and appreciate the smallest detail. I only hope that you feel the bunting is as good :)
I will let you know when it arrives!
Hugs, LLJ #77 xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankie, that's an outstanding project, so many wonderful details. Really love it.

Ann B said...

My jaw's down there with Redanne's, right on the floor. Absolutely stunning work, congratulations. I made an insert when I did my suitcase but it is nothing like this and I wouldn't have thought about doing it a a separate piece - inspired.

Ann b
#58

Candy C said...

Count my jaw on the floor as well! THIS IS JUST INCREDIBLE! I love everything about it. There is soo much detail and everything works perfectly together! WOW! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Netty said...

wow your work is totally fabulous, loving every bit of it. xx

Gabrielle said...

Gosh! Wonderful commission! I bet LLJ is thrilled with it! Happy Wednesday!

Twiglet said...

Stunning! I love all that detail - what an effort.
Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, that is one lovely steampunk "tool belt." I'm just glad I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

A great commission, love all the elements :))
Happy woyww anniversary
Jennie #11

Katie said...

Love all the steampunk stuff! Wonderful and detailed :) Thanks for sharing!

Katie (38)

May said...

Gosh Frankie.. What a fantastic creation.. love the steampunk theme.. love all the elements.. AmAzing!! LOvE it!! Hugs May x x #4

Erika said...

Frankie your work is amazing, thanks for sharing. Happy 3rd Anniversary, hugs
Erika. #101

Trish Latimer said...

Wow, how fabulous is that?!! Gorgeous! Trish #67

Serendipity Stamping said...

Such a fantastic piece of work! I know it had to have taken a lot of time and brainstorming imagination to come up with this piece. Hope the recepient is thrilled, how could he not. #128

monique said...

wow gorgeous, this is so cool, I love it

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow this is one creative piece, I love your use of fragments. The compass , tickets and pockets are fabulous. A wonderful detailed piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Minxy said...

Absolutly frickin lootly A MAZ ING chickie, love everything about it especially the belt, happy woyww anniversary fellow desk hopper
Minxy #3

Neesie said...

Oh my...that's amazing Frankie. It's all so intricate and detailed.
You are so talented :D
Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary ~ have lots of fun Neesie #14

Tuire Flemming said...

Wow, that´s gorgeous! I really love it! Every detail in right place.
Happy belated 3rd WOYWW anniversary!
Tuire #17

BumbleVee said...

Great work. Do you mean Tyvek paper when you say Tyvek? .... how on earth did you get it to look like leather .... what an imagination and wow.... well executed to say the least...

Cinzia Gava said...

wow!!!! this is fabulous!!!!love the steampunk.. great card!!!!
thank for playing with us at ABC Challenge
hugs

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantabulous! Love what you've done with all the metal and the bottles... it's exquisite!

Queen Of Toys said...

Oc congrats to you what a fantastic thing to have happen.

Eliza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Morti said...

Oooh - what gorgeous work. Like LLJ, I love steampunk as well, so can appreciate the beauty of what you've created. Gorgeous!!!!!!

Sorry to be so late getting round this week - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way.

Happy 3rd WOYWW!

Ali said...

Oh wow, your project is GORGEOUS!!

Thanks so much for sharing - and happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86

Carmen said...

WAAAAAAAAW! Just popped over from LLJ's to see the creation. Stunning doesn't even cover it!

Helen said...

Hi Frankie - I too am following the link from LLJ. Beautiful work. I particularly love the tool belt of treasures and the cash of turquoise Verde gris (I have no idea how to spell that!) Of back to LLJs now! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 105

Samantha Elliott said...

Flippin' BRILLIANT!

sandra de said...

Amazing detail, your work is so beautiful.
Sandra @36

Shoshi said...

WOWOWOWOW Frankie!!!!!!!!!!!! This is totally awwwwesome!!!!! Just popped over from LLJ's blog and just had to see it! I'm really sorry I missed this last week - I was too poorly to visit anyone much for WOYWW last week. Anyway, better late than never! It's totally amazing!!

A very belated happy WOYWW for last week, and another for this week!

Shoshi

Mary Ann said...

LLJ told me to visit and take a look at what you made for her son. It is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!