Saturday, February 4, 2012

Flip-Top and Fashion Frolics...

They say "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..." I'd like to add "Sanity is in the head of a crafter"... Hubby comes home last night, not feeling well and announces his retreat to the sofa. "That's fine", I reply. "I've got a flip-top man I need to do." All makes perfect sense to me.
I'm up to my ears with DT work but planned in a little "me" time with a tag. I've been a Vecchitarian for a while now and hopefully lots of you have seen Hels showing off the Art of Wendy Vecchi Loveliness on TV. All the goodies really are bundles of fun and with Lori at Everything Wendy Vecchi inviting us to make a fun piece, well, it's almost Mardi Gras.
The back ground is one of my faves, a dictionary page, swooshed with Picket Fence Distress Stain and stamped with Wendy Circle Bubbles. They've faded a bit (boo) so I used Stazon to stamp the alphabet. I Played around with the Seriously Art set and mini scallops adding a few extra layers to give Mr. Moustache more depth and extra ventilation.
I added lots of bits and bobs, and a few rounds of stitching. All a bit wacky but lots of fun and by dropping an "S", I conjured up some silly, but fitting words. Maybe I should send it to Gok Wan. As said, by bubbles are a bit on the anaemic side, (need to do some ink and Distress Stain detective work) but I was hoping they'd still make the grade for Sunday Stampers. And it's definitely a Guy Thing so I'm hopping on the Fashionable Stamping Challenges Bus too!
About twice a year, I go all cute and girly... well in the craft room that is. Here's a sneaky look at my new DT piece for Simon Says Stamp & Show airing on Monday. If you practice a little  "aaaw!" now, you might be able to handle it... And with that I'm away! Thanks for calling by. Sarah.

11 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous 'flip-top' man! Jo x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Sarah, love love your flip-top man, neat idea and the colours are right up my street. I always love stitching in creations and this is a beauty. Tracy x

fairyrocks said...

Delightful tag, love your hearts and those houses you do are so detailed and interesting.
Keep smiling and creating

Hels Sheridan said...

oh Sarah this is absolutely AMAZING... love love love what you did with the fella, he is fun... genius idea! Hope OH is feeling better and doesn't pass on the lurgy to you! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your funny man... the hand is awesome! And I'm a bit scared about Monday.

Terry said...

This is such a great fashion statement! Love this tag and the flip top hat! Too cool! Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Lori said...

LOL! Love this gent, Sarah! Too funny with the hand coming out the head! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

Anita Houston said...

Oh so cool!!! Love your guy and his roving hand...lol!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful tag with great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Sarah, this is such a fun piece with your flip top man. Your great background, fabulous stamps, colours and embellishments make this a true work of art. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gerri Herbst said...

Absolutely wonder, enjoy the story too . It gives such more of a connection to this piece!