Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WOYWW or Let's do the Timewarp again...!

I'll start with hello Wednesday as opposed to good morning...I have lost all sense of time now and it is 2am on Wednesday morning and I have only just started this post. For the newbies, welcome! and the utterly confused...pop over to Julia's to get the drift...
Got up early today to have time to do everything and here I am later than ever. Deary me. I'm surprised it's not me lying on that old desk. Give me a piece of Cut 'n' Dry for a pillow and I'd be away...This is my desk after clean up part one. It was so bad I had lost half my pieces for my canvas...
 I spent all day playing in my craft room - a canvas just for me...divine - but that's the problem, I just kept on playing and there you go - the whole day was gone. I had a right hassle getting the right light for my photos and ending up doing a second shoot in the old kitchen (boooo). Might try again later (update - have done so!) ...then during my Bloggy efforts, Google informs me I have to "buy more space" and halted my uploads. Sigh...Starting all over again...Enough melancholy, what did I do all day then?

I just felt like using all the things I love...stamping, paper, vintage ephemera, collage, paint, fabrics, lace, buttons, flowers...and...well you get the idea. I love it all. This canvas is 8 inches square and just the right size to delight oneself all day. I started by painted it cream and adding some stencilling before diving in to layering heaven. 

I have used pages from old poetry and music books. I just love the butterflies from the new Tim Holtz range. Don't normally rush to buy new stuff - but they are just wonderful. That cherub from an old music book is just as perfect. The young girl is a photo stamp  - tricky things - and it took quite a few attempts to get it looking right.
I just kept tearing, layering and playing until I felt comfortable with the colours, textures and composition. Then I moved onto all the decoration and embellishments. I am hooked on making my own flowers and the big green one is made from vintage lace and fabric. No wonder I am still awake...
I finished the piece with some ribbons, lace trimming and buttons. I felt it needed a little bit extra so I added the metal tag, eyelets and gold thread. I added some touches of Inka Gold crème along the paper edges and canvas for some sheen. Just as I was done I decided to type a little snippet and laid it under a Mica scrap. So there you go. A little unintentional Mother's Day inspiration for you!
That was my oldy worldy experience for today. I will enter it into a few challenges later today - when I have had some sleep, that is...
 Tomorrow onto the Less is More challenge for some solace in minimalism. Also a quick shot of my new Design Team piece for Simon says Stamp and Show (Have you joined in yet??? Plenty of great challenges, inspiration and prizes!!!)
This is me signing off good and proper. I will be doing the desk-hop later (all be it in my PJ's...) Thank you so much to all my visitors last week. I read all the comments...I am thankful to all my followers new and old and really appreciate your being here! Thank you again!

See you later,

Sarah x.


63 comments:

HarmonySweetpea said...

Your canvas is absolutely stunning! Its going to look amazing wherever you end up putting it. It is indeed crazy how fast time flies when you're having fun.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

2 am! wow, i don't think i'd be able to make an intelligible post! that collage is gorgeous. i love all the layers and little details.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

It's very early this morning , but I see that you made a wonderful project again. I specially like the colours and the fabric you used.
xFranka

Nicky said...

No wonder you lost track of time playing with this canvas its stunning ~ Nicky

jude said...

Wow stunning anvas just love it !All goes so well together and just adore the homemade flower.Happy wednesday hope you get some sleep!
hugs judex9

Jennie said...

Gorgeous canvas.. worth the day spent on it :))
Happy woywwing!
Jennie #6

Sue said...

Hi Sarah
hope ya snoozin now, gorgeous canvas a lovely way to spend the day, with such a lovely result at the end, well worth it, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sandra de said...

Your canvas is divine and to have had the whole day to yourself ... bliss.

Minxy said...

I know all about being up at silly o'clock!
Great canvas, it's nice to make art for yourself once in a while, especially using all your favorite things.
Happy Wednesday
StaY InKy
hugs Minxy #28

Neet said...

What a fabulous creation - just the kind of thing that attracts the eye. So much to see and take in, it is like a wonderland on canvas.
Fab DT piece also - so different to the other one above it which is good.
Thanks for sharing.

SDCrafts said...

Your artwork is truly unique and evocative of the vintage era you are capturing. It's enchanting and so obviously a work of the heart. I love reading your posts too - you put words together in just as captivating a way.

Shirley #38

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Well at 2 AM I awoke to the clock stricking...at 3AM I got up and groaned. Now it is 3:44 and I'm getting sleepy. Nothing like an old broad roaming around in the middle of the night! Love your work. Gorgeous!

Helen said...

2am? Up? Crafting? Oh my!! Your canvas is drop dead gorgeous though, love it.

okienurse said...

Love the canvas. You deserve something for yourself once in a while! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Carolyn Phillips said...

Good morning. That canvas is stunning, and I love seeing where you created it, with all the bits laying around, makes me want to jump in and play.

Cardarian said...

Your canvas is so beautiful! Love that you explained how you did it - I haven't got the courage to do canvas yet but you are pushing me ha, ha...Your post was very interesting today! Thank you!
Have a good sleep! Ah how lucky you are to be able to enjoy a day of play!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful creative work, really stunning!
My desk today a total mess, hehe! Jo (53)xxx

Rebekah said...

Your work is so pretty! Love everything about your pieces! hugs Rebekah 75 xx

Karen said...

WOW your canvas is amazing, it looks absolutely stunning, it really is beautiful :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #73

Kaz said...

Oh Sarah, I know how you feel.....2am!! I have been struck down with this rotton cold that wont shift....so I have seen alot of the early hours this week. LOve, love , love the canvas it has a lovley romatic look, soft and so feminine, stunning as always! Hope you get manage to get out of your pjs....I cannot wait to get back into mine lol x
bigs hugs
kazxx

Heide said...

What super work! Love the vintage feel on both. and your flowers are FAB! THanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide
SCH DT

Di said...

Ooooh, your desk looks so inviting and the canvas is stunning! Happy WOYWW. Di x

Jana said...

This is wonderful. Your day was WELL spent. I love all the layers. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Your desk looks very inviting too.

Tracy said...

I too was up playing into the early hours - but oh I wish I was playing with that canvas and not Mother's Day cards!!! Stunning work!

The Crafty Elf said...

I think your canvas is simply gorgeous! I absolutely love the colours, you did an amazing job. Love it!

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, and more wow!!! I love everything about this, every last wonderful detail! Thanks for playing along in the Gingersnap Creations Typewriter challenge. This is so very inspiring!

Anneliese said...

What a fabulous Canvas ... Love it !! :o)Thanks for sharing x

Roban Studio said...

Hi Sarah! Isn't it great when your Muse wants to play? You have made a beautiful piece for sure. It's all very balanced and I love all those delicious layers. Thank you for your kind comments at my desk. Happy WOYWW #19

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous canvas- one of the things on my to-do list this year, is canvases. Shaz #148

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, Absolutely stunning canvas. I just love it and can understand why you were up to the wee small hours working on it - all those layers. Not seen a photo stamp before - I think I can see why it would be tricky. Hope you've had a good sleep by now and up in your pjs making your way round our workspaces. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

Kezzy said...

Oh wow it's absolutely beautifully gorgeous and all the work you do as I have just had a wonder around your blog, Congrats on getting on the DT.

Sam said...

I lurve your canvas. I have an idea of doing a canvas with Tim's new sewing set which I bought at Paperartsy last month. I also treated myself to the sewing die and just HAD to try it out with some grungeboard as soon as it arrived. The bits are there just need time!

Holly Jones said...

I love your canvas. I want one! I also love your Hollywood design, I want one of those too :)

I am hoping the millionarie I am hoping to find had millions of pounds (Sterling, not Egyptian) Wishful thinking hey!
Ive updated my post now, there are a few more pics and a little more gossip :)

Holly

JoZart said...

Your mojo is flowing for sure as that's a lovely piece of art. Who needs sleep when that happens?
JoZarty x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That canvas is truly stunning - I just love your work and your blog too.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (45) x

Julia Dunnit said...

Two fabulous pieces Sarah...totally get how a whole day can pass. You have the knack of knowing when to stop though - and that's a skill, take it from me!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the canvas creation... lots of eye candy to drool over!
*smile*
#138

Dragon said...

You might have lost time but it was put to great use
Frankie
xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a fabulous collage! I love all the bits and pieces and how you put it together! (But you should get more sleep!) :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks

Amy said...

love all the layer's you've added to make this wonderful piece

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep, craftin at 2am...crazy girl! Lovely creations!

RosC said...

Great to get on a roll and keep going. Happy work in the quiet hours.
Ros. (119)

voodoo vixen said...

Love, love, love your canvas, it is stunning! Not sure about the 2 a.m. bit.. its now nearly 11 p.m. and I flagging a bit but I wanted to get a good start on the ever growing list of desks to peer into!! Annette #5

Marjo said...

Gorgeous cards, love the goodies on your workspace too. Thanks for the the view and sharing, hugs Marjo#10

MvM-design said...

Nice things to play with on your desk!!
Hihi en de volgende keer een tripje Craftory hoor !! ;-)
Fijne dag vandaag!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

You are a very busy little vegemite, there Sasa! I just love all the various, shapes and textures,
thanks for sharing - happy WOYWW!
love Shaz in Oz.x

Dragon said...

Great work... Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time
Frankie
xx

oneoff said...

You are really stepping out in all kinds of different directions at the moment. The funky vintage Hollywood piece is so new, and yet so you at the same time.

Bx

lisa said...

You have had a busy day, this is a stunning piece of work. It's great just to be able to play with all your favourite things and end up with something just for you isn't it. A rare treat sometimes.
Thanks for joining in with The Stampman challenge too.
Hugs Lisa #126

Tertia said...

Looks like you had a whole lot of fun. Love the canvas, I have just the place where it would be perfect :)
Happy WOYWW

MaggieC said...

What a lot of lovely things on your desk. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Carola Bartz said...

That canvas is absolutely gorgeous, I love it!! I can understand that you can easily get lost in creating this - wow, how beautiful.

nickipee said...

Your work is great, love the Hollywood piece in particular!!!
nickipeex

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

beautful canvas! love your desk.

#161

Morti said...

My word! What an epic.....!!!! Fab creations on your desk though.

Thanks for stopping by.

stampdiva said...

Your collaged canvas is so gorgeous. I need to say "SNAP" as I used the same stamp from The Stampsmith.
Wishes
Lynne M

Caroline Hallett said...

your canvas is beautiful - its really detailed and delicate - love it

Rosemary said...

I can't help it, I'm so jealous that you got to spend the day making art and beautiful art it is! I think that's a grand way to spend a day and look how cool the finished canvas is! Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei and sharing your creation and how you got there. I really like having a lot of stuff all around me to inspire and create with.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your decorated canvas! The details are lovely, and the flower accent is my favorite! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

blackdragon said...

Perfection.
lynx

Kristin said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!!! This is SO beautiful!!! All the layers of stamping, the textures and the gorgeous flower in the top corner. This is really to die for! Thanks for playing the Fabulous Fabric challenge at Our Creative Corner!

Netty said...

Thank you for playing at Gingersnaps, your piece is gorgeous. Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sarah, sorry I never made it by last week to tell you how much I love what you have done here. It's a total textural delight! Lovely bits all arranged so beautifully! It makes my heart happy just looking at it! I'm sure it was pure ecstasy making it! Thrilled to see you joining in our fabric fun at Our Creative Corner!

Hugs,
Linda