Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WOYWW, Challenges, a Giveaway and my ramblings..!

Hello to new faces, a new week, and a new WOYWW! If you have stumbled across my blog... first of all welcome - and secondly, if you manage to survive my slightly eccentric garble and want to get the drift of WOYWW, then head over to Stamping Ground at Julia's to find out more about the now notorious blog-o-nosey-get-together. A great chance to share art-work, be inspired and have a right old snoop around many a desk! I will start with a piccy of this week's creation. I am entering it into the Challenges at Simon says Stamp, Make a Moo or Two and The Sunday Stampers.

Glad to say that an enjoyable weekend, some serious jogging and a good old stint of housework has definitely done wonders for my post Christmas lurgy and dip. I made Top Three again at Simon Says Stamp! So, armed with energy, a tidy mind and itchy fingers, I decided to Make a Moo! Well, three I suppose. Basically, it's a card of 2.8cm x 7cm. So seeing as I lurve teeny weeny makings...This week their theme is travel. I have had this stamp of the gals from Tin Can Mail since the summer and have been waiting to use it for ages. Job done. Here is how I made it...just to sound posh...you can just look at the piccies if you want!

I used gesso on a BP before stamping the image. I then masked the image and stamped the stars on top.       

I then split the image into three moos, distressed and inked the edges, added the sentiment and mounted it onto dotty green Bazzill card stock. I hand stitched around the edge for some colour and texture. After that, full swing with layering and embellishments. I used a 1950's vintage magazine to make the flower, added press-studs, buttons, thread, lace and ribbons. I also attached two metal tags which I coloured with alcohol ink - just to make it a wee bit less girly!

I then mounted the whole thing onto some scrap corrugated cardboard using gesso and distress inks to get the right shades and tones. I twisted some old string with some ribbon and red thread to make a hanging cord. I really like how it all turned out.

The theme at Simon says Stamp is a childhood memory. Many summers ago - as a young lass - I remember heading off to the seaside with my friends for the whole day. We set out really early and came back very late. I just remember oodles of laughter, loads of ice-cream and feelings of real freedom, friendship and happiness. Simple, yet glorious!

And now the Giveaway!

Last week I gave a little sermon about having an over-abundance of too much arty stash. So, that being said, I think it is only fitting to let someone else have the things that only gather dust under my desk...This is a really cute set of die-cut shapes and stickers called Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket - and also bag of pretty buttons too! Very sweet indeed - just not my thing. So if you fancy it - just become a follower of my blog please, leave a comment (so I can contact you) and I will pick a name next week. International or round the corner - all are welcome.

That is me all done and dusted for today. Thanks for finding the time to stop by - Blogland is a busy place indeed - so it's great to see you! Enjoy your minutes as well as the days...

Cheerio my dears,


Love Sarah.

59 comments:

Carole said...

Great piece! Thanks for taking part in MMT.

Sussie said...

I´m already a follower of your blog so please count me in to your lottery!

AND I have to say that the card you made is gorgeous! I love everything about it.

Have a nice week!

Cardarian said...

Your card - hanging thingy is very nice - love your flower and all that distressing work! Always a pleasure to read your blog... I guess I can get in line for the giveaway as I have been a follower for a long time and hey I just commented!
Have a lovely day snooping and thank you for the snoop at your pad!:-)
Hugs,
Cardarian

jude said...

Gorgeous creation !Love the colours and design.thanks for chance to win some candy!.Have fab wednesday
hugs judex12

Hels Sheridan said...

Beautiful art... thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper hun... sounds like you are having fun! Ta for the chance of winning candy!! Hels #6

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your creations is fantastic, you deserved to make 3! WTG Sarah.

Happy WOYWW
Sam # 26
www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Great card ! love the flower. I'm new to woyww and really having a great time.
I read a few of your other posts and will be back to read more...
Marianne #21

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one gorgeous card, with loads of detail. Really enjoyed reading how you made it, too. Sorry I missed you last week. My time was simply not my own. Happy WOYWW from #10.

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

PS.... I am following....but I really don't want to enter your giveaway....I am in the proccess of weeding things out too.

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

lovely art.

Helen said...

Love your moo! well done on your top 3.

Marjo said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #7, Happy WOYWW.

Shaz in Oz. said...

Thanks for showing us your gorgeous card really love it and the colour combo works beautifully Happy WOYWW!
Shaz in oz.x #22 :D

Wipso said...

Really love this week's creation. Gorgeous colours. You little bags of buttons in your gift are so lovely. Please enter my name cos I would love to win them :-)
A x

Jinny Holt said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours and the elements too!

Thanks for giving us a chance to win your goodies.

Thanks for sharing

Jinny #76

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous creation,beautiful flower, luv all the texture, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (30)

Ciara said...

Wow, that's beautiful. The flower is particularly nice. Well done on making the top 3 again :-)

Elizabeth said...

Hello Sarah, your card/wall hanging is beautiful - I read all the way through and stored your techniques away in my brain to be used in future projects. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth #60

okienurse said...

Very nice! The wall hangings colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #59

HarmonySweetpea said...

Lovely card and thanks for letting us know how you created it. Its always nice to learn a thing or two on Wednesday desk visits :-)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Already a follower. Great creation!

Thank you for sharing. Have a great Woyww!

Maggie
xx

Scrapcollectr said...

Not only do I love, love, love your piece.....I love that you gave a step by step..when u break it down it seems do-able for a wanna be like me! Have a wonderful Woyww and thx for visiting me!
*smile*
#19

Doone said...

ooh a fine old moo you are making Mississ, glad you are fully recovered...

Dx

Susan Allan said...

I love the way you have used the corrugated cardboard..it is a very useful resource. I love the creations you mvade, really nice colours too!
Sue xx 40

Debs said...

Wow this is fab, love the colours x

Pam said...

Lovely piece of art. Hugs Pam x

Andria said...

WOW - beautiful work :)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hi, of course it can count I declare you to be no 1 of my 5, My email address is craftywomble at gmail dot com so drop me a line with your address and I shall see what I can do :)

Neet said...

That hanging is just gorgeous - thanks so much for showing it to us - truly inspirational.

Nikki said...

What a beautiful piece it has so much going on
hugs Nikki #43

Kirsty.a said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. My PIN arrived today and IT@S THE SAME ONE!! Really cross now!
I've never heard of a Moo, but it looks beautiful

MaggieC said...

Love the autumnal colours in your walll hanging - really pretty.

Twiglet said...

That is a lovely little work of art - gorgeous colours. Great buttons on your give - away, sign me up - thanks - Jo

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Sarah, lovely card, its a work of art., must have taken you ages. Love your antique flower it goes so well and thanks for letting me know what a moo is. Have fun hugs JO.xx Thanks for the visit.

alexa said...

Very pretty and careful work here ... and I love your memory of carefree days at the seaside. Sigh!

Starla said...

Wow. So many details in this piece of art!

madebyKarla said...

what a cute project, you really had your mojo going!

Nicky said...

Wow stunning hanging love the colours glad you are feeling all fit and well with your mojo back ~ Nicky 17

Minxy said...

What a beautiful piece of board work, love all the little details, but what happened to the desk pic!!
Thanks for visiting me,
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #1

Spyder said...

Love what you've made, it's fabulous! Love the detail, hope my box it half as good! Happy WOYWW! ((Lyn))

Carola Bartz said...

Absolutely beautiful art... so creative!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

lovely piece - i love the layers and distressing! happy WOYWW!

Scrapcollectr said...

You have an award waiting for you on my blog... Go see!
#25

sandra de said...

Lovely moo and thanks for the details ... it is great to get an idea of how it all comes together.
Sandra xox

Judie aka Craftymess said...

love that card, the layers are fantastic

thanks for the peep

hugs
Judie xx 158

Tertia said...

Your card is super cute! Love the Moo's.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia 137

ANNA said...

love the details on that card. Great job!

butlersabroad said...

Love the project Sarah, especially the colours, texture and the ribbon threaded through the twine! All the inconvenient paper work is out of the way, time to move on to the good stuff!

Hugs
Brenda 20

Sherry Goodloe said...

LOVE your creative Moo creation!

Thanks for stopping by and have an art-filled day today.

Terry said...

Hiya wowzerss love your creation, love the colors and a fabulous childhood memory. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and show. Hugs Terry xxx

Chrissie said...

Wow, what lovely things!
Chrissie #5

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh wow, what an absolutely gorgeous hanging! Stunning job!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for the peek! :D

ƸӜƷ...x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

LynneForsythe said...

Sarah.......the GORGEOUSNESS of your creation!! Love It!!

Thank you for joining along with Simon Says Stamp and Show and the teamies!!!

Susan said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for visiting and happy [LATE} WOYWW!
Susan xxox 29

vintage wil said...

What a gorgeous work!!!!
thanks for visiting mij blog.

Kenneth said...

Lovely card, its a work of art.
Kenneth Copeland

cindy said...

Beautiful project. You're an inspiration.

soraya nulliah said...

so nice to meet you! thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really enjoyed the process you shared in making your childhood memories so beautiful...always looking for new ways to display Tara's pics and things:)

Lorri Lennox said...

Gorgeous moo hanger! Thank you for sharing with me, I loved seeing creative talents :)
Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet words on my blog. The post you commented on wasn't the OWOH post - but I've put your name in the hat too!