Friday, January 21, 2011

Feeling my Friday and going slightly dotty...

Hooray the weekend has touched down, done my two days in the little office job, got my PJ's on and - finished a little papery-inky-stampy art. Looking good - although I actually fancy a whole weekend in bed. Still in recovery mode from Christmas, a lingering-lurgy and too much late night blogging around. But enough of that and more of this...
Here is a small canvas hanging I have created this week. I wanted to go a bit dotty with some of the polka-dot challenges around. That combined itself with the faint aroma of Valentine's, some pondering on the summer, rediscovering old goodies and the urge to get layering...


I started by inking up a small canvas with some distress ink and added a spotty paper from doodlebug designs. Then I added some scrap BPs from Graphic 45 and Daisy D - distressing and inking on my way...The lovely lady is from Crafty Individuals and is stamped in on an old book page in Archival Coffee and is attached with two brass pins.

I cut the heart out of Claudine H's sticky back canvas, attached it to card and then used multi-medium to stamp the dots (Darkroom Door). After drying I used a quick wash of distress ink and then sanded and inked for more age. Love how it has turned out. I also used the SB canvas for the banner which I stuck to grunge paper. SB canvas is just fab stuff - and there is so much you can do with it. A worthwhile supply in any craft room!
This sentiment just came to me and it seemed just right. Little letter stamps allow you to say and stamp anything!

And every soul needs a little sun round about now...

I built up the canvas in layers and texture by adding some pleated lace behind the heart, ribbons, braid, a buckle, brads, buttons, gold thread and two layered flowers (which I embossed with yet more dots!)

I finished off with a trio of ribbon, lace and mini ric-rac to make a hanging cord. Spent hours tweaking and choreographing as always...but I had a real ball and that felt pretty darn good after quite a dowdy month at my craft table.

So - seeing as I am so chuffed and proud of my little piece of sunshine - I am going to enter it into a number of challenges. Just glad to share it with others and enjoying the journey again!

Joining the flock at the following... Do take a look at the blogs and all the great work on these challenges - or even better - join in!

Simon Says Stamp and Show
Creatalicious
My Time to Craft Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Theme Thursday
Sunday Stampers
The Stamp Man

So that was "a little something for the weekend." See you soon - wishing you all a little sunshine in your soul.

Sarah

15 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous piece hun ,hope you feel better after a nice relaxing weekend, thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Nancy Wethington said...

This is adorable! Love your style. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Jen said...

This is beautiful! Like all the details in your project!

Riet said...

I love it!
It looks so delicate.

Cardarian said...

What a lovely piece of art!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Femmy said...

wonderful!!!

Kaz said...

beautiful as always !!! will e-mail you back ver soon,had a nasty bug so bed is best at the mo have a lovey weekend xxx
kazx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic collage, wonderful details.

Trish said...

Stunning. I love the colours!

Pat said...

Super project, lovely colours, gorgeous vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Ohhh Snap said...

It's lovely and I love the sentiment and the colors especially. TFS! #143

Kelly said...

beautiful!

donna said...

Wonderful piece!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Terrific project! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

kaylou said...

wow what a gorgeous project thanks for joining our Love challenge at Creatalicious.
Hugs Kaylou xx