Monday, 1 October 2012

It's October!

Think the mojo is back on track,  I hope though I think I was going a bit OTT with the dylusions and flowers, though I bought a spiral rose from ebay!  Decided to have a week without them.   So today I limited myself to a stamped background using the distress inks.   It was nice to get back to some stamping.   I used Tim Holtz, Indigo Blu and Kaiser,  which seem to be my favourite stamps at the moment.  Though tomorrow I want to get out the Barbara Gray stuff.

So with the background done I then had to decide what would go on it.   I messed around with a few ideas, some worked, and some most definitely didn't.   I was going to use some beads,  but the thought of hauling the storage box down from the wardrobe kind of put me off! 

So it was back to the stamps.

Well some stamps, one embossing folder and a tag.  I stamped embossed then layered the clock with some UTEE, left it rough looking,  my Umbrella man made an appearance, and using some metallic tape I embossed the music score.  Then stamped a mini tag, and inked the edges with some tattered paper.

Tried them all in different arrangements but it wasn't working.  So I cut up the music score,   there was an idea lurking in my brain,  just had to prise it out.

Finally after a lot of messing the pieces fell into place.. phew.

I tucked the music score under the tag,  and added some ribbon, along with some bakers twine.  It was a bit fiddly trying to tie the two together.   It was by sheer coincidence that umbrella man ended up in front of the lady on bike!   I do like happy accidents,  though I think my work generally consists of happy accidents.

Felt satisfied with this piece, which is for my journal, along with some writing. 

I've even been writing poetry which is something I've not done for years.  I also tend to stay away from the rhyming stuff but for some reason that is what I wrote.  Very suprising, I posted on a FB group I belong to and it went down very well.  So using Craft Artist I have just printed it out with a nice layout.

I've put this in my AJ,  next to my reflections picture.  All the work going into the journal is just rough stuff,  as I do wish to revisit a few projects and improve on them. 

I've been having a look round the challenges,  I will try to enter a few this week.  And it is swap card time, so have to think up an idea for that,  tho this time it isn't a card or tag, just whatever we want providing it has some embossing on it. 

I'm itching for my desk to arrive, then this bedroom can be sorted out properly, I really don't like how it is at the moment. Plus the bed is alongside the radiator,  mum is insisting on the heating going on,  so I'm boiling.


BJ said...

Super piece Cassidy, love how you have built it up with the stamping background and the bits and bobs on top. The bow is great too. Hope you didn't mean our SWAP as it is a card for that one. BJ

Julia S-W said...

Now we're talking!! I love this background and I love the umbrella man (wish I had one!). I think the whole thing is spot on and you must do more of this kind of work - it really is fab - truly.
Have a great weekend Cass.
PS hope you don't mind the way I comment? If you just want a quick normal type of comment I'll do that but I tend to read what you've written and then look to see what you're commenting on if you see what I mean!