Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WOYWW Wk 124 ….and playing with paint too.


Three cheers...I finished my LO of ME … and after all the changing of mind …I actually went back to the first paper. The embellishments I used have meaning behind them so I thought I would let you in on their significance…the lace flowers are a larger version of the ones on my wedding dress …my engagement dress in ’66, was white with a black and white ‘op art’ bodice … and when running a youth club in the late 70’s/early80’s I found I had a love of motor bikes hence the zip trim, which hints leathers….and then I hand wrote the text as it was about me …even though I have rubbish hand writing.

Nearly forgot about my WOYWW desk with all that nostalgia …

... not an clear square inch …I just keep moving things from desk to bed to floor to desk at the moment…depending on which area I need to use. Can you see the item which shouldn't be there…looks like an alien hand …I wondered where I put it lol…. it’s my back scratcher!!!


An artist I am not ….some may have seen my first strokes of white paint on black, destined, at the time, for the previous LO …but it was not to be. I did however take LL Jan’s advice ….to create with out having a purpose in mind.

Out came assorted paints and my beloved two sizes of bubble wrap. I streaked it at right angles with an acidy green, then from corner to corner with a deep forest green…using my large bubbles, played with a burgundy and a deep beige followed by small bubble wrap in a tone lighter … such fun …and I got my desk so messy.

This was the result of all my efforts

And this is my favourite patch

But I had the urge to play more so got out Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress Stain …yes I gave in and bought a couple of the T.H stains …and added a touch of these with the small bubble wrap.

It is hard to see the difference the inks made but this close-up shows what the subtle effect was.

Now the question that remains is …. What do I do with my painted piece of card???

Maybe add a photo some where …stamp on it …stick things on it …cut it up for cards fronts or keep it as is, for posterity….I rather wish I had done it on a canvas as I do like the effect but I think it needs a focus …the cogs are clanking in my head at the moment…un-oiled and a little rusty…any ideas gratefully received.

Emma … ‘Of Dropped Stitches’ (see side bar)… has a guest crafter posting on her blog. Elise makes paper bouquets, amongst other things … ‘that’s a touch different’ I can hear you murmur and I would have to agree. I really think they are gorgeous and fun and do not have to be just for weddings … well worth dropping in for a nose.

More of them can be found on NerdNuptials… I know we do not promote Etsy shops but she, as yet, does not have her own blog. A big thank you, from Emma and Elise, if you have time to pop by.

I will try to visit a few more blogs this week ...I dotted around last week and got a little muddled ...so I will try to be more organized this week but will be hopping for at least 3 days, so bear with me.

Take Care xx



34 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I love 'your' layout! What history is captured within a few words...
Like your experimenting! Don't you find that often what just comes out of thin air works better than things that are planned to the Nth degree??
Have fun creating :)
Hugs, LLJ #41 xx
Ps You were a motorbike babe in leathers, eh?? I think photos need to be shared!!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your 'LO of me' looks beautiful. Love the black and white colours. Love your paint experiment too. It's brilliant and it works best when you don't think too much :-D Hope you'll find a nice destination for it.
Have a happy WOYWW. xFranka

Fuchsia said...

Fab page !
your space looks nice and busy !

Happy Wednesday x

Annie said...

Really love you LO. What a fab photo of you :-)
A x

Neet said...

Was going to say, never ind about the desk buyt as I scrolled down I saw the painting. Fabulous. The LO caught my eye (that's why I was not going to bother about the rest)- it is fabulous. Thanks for sharing and your comment - Neet x

Helen said...

Great "you" layout! and as for your painted masterpiece - I love it!!! Hope you find something to do 'with' it.... it should be displayed on view.

weaverpat said...

That is so cool!
You look like a movie star!
I have no understanding of all the techniques you use to make these wonderful works of art, but I certainly appreciate the results.
Great work!

PS- Zip is doing fine. Thanks for asking He says 'HI'!

KSD Creations said...

I don't know how you can claim not to be an artist. Your painting is fantastic and oh so much fun. I don't think I have the nerve to do anything like that, just yet. Thank you for sharing.

JoZart said...

Love your photo on your fab LO and also love your painted page. Have confidence oh ye of little faith! Just do it all again and you'll soon have a lovely collection of backgrounds for all occasions.
Lots of love JoZarty x

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thanks for stopping by and I love the "free wheeling" background, maybe, you could cut it up and make cards by stamping words or greetings on them.

Bubbles said...

Your layout is wonderful! I agree with LLJ... share the piccies please *lol*
I love your painting... it's very reminiscent of early Basic Grey papers... when they were really good :)

Fuchsia said...

Thanks for visiting !
Crutches are mine to keep they issue one set per person here ,but the way I am clumsy think they will be put away just in case !

MaggieC said...

I notice that you are the same age as me. Love the layout, and all the special bits you put into it. As far as your paint experiment is concerned, I would put it on show somewhere very visible so that you see it all the time, and the right use will pop into your head very soon.

The Crafty Elf said...

What fabulous pieces you've created! You did well taking LL Jan's advice! I think your layout is wonderful and I love the stories behind the embellishments. Thanks for the visit and have a great day!

Mrs A. said...

Love the colours on your experiment. I'm sure an idea will evolve when you are least expecting it too. Hugs Mrs A.

Marjo said...

Awesome LO, love the mess with all the paints. I know my space looked clean...lol I was just getting my stuff out to play with it. You should see it now. An inky mess for sure..

xoxo Marjo

RosA said...

Ah, love bubble wrap for arting with! Luckily I work in a business where we have a never ending supply of it! I have a back scratcher too ... my mother used to say that I called them "fingers on a stick", but I don't remember that, unfortunately!

Carmen said...

Love that page - the zip is fantastic!

As for the painting - wow! Gorgeous! I agree with everyone else - you need to show it. If you want to add more to it, how about your favourite or phrase?

famfa said...

Great layout and a good description too. Like the painting, very creative

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow - love the bubble wrap card - canyou not pretend it's a canvas and go for broke? I love your Lo of ME - the photo is great, and I'm really happy that you used your own handwriting - no better way to sign your work!

sandra de said...

Ohh your LO is wonderful and thanks for explaining all the bits that have meaning. I never would of noticed the zip and now we know you were a "bike chick". Just keep playing with the paint you will eventually find just the right thing you will want to use it for/on.

KatzElbows said...

What to do with your piece of card? Add it to your stash and wait for the perfect project. I think it rocks, so I know you'll come up with something for it.

thank you for visiting me
cheers, rachel #22

SueH said...

What a fab LO Angie.
It’s not easy when it comes to scraping yourself (I know because I did one with all my school photos on) but you’ve done a great job here. I especially love the way you’ve incorporated the things that have special meaning to you……..really beautiful!

Fantastic painting too. I always find that I like things like that when they are held at a distance so putting it onto a canvas in some way would be a great way to view it and keep your first piece for posterity.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Sunshine Girl said...

Love your dabble with the paints - I so must get mine out and just play one day too!

Sarah said...

A fab post - loving the monochrome and totally digging the shades, that is one cool retro look that is all the rage again!!! Love the paints too - love the results of playing!

madebyKarla said...

Love your painting. To bring out colors and play is just the best. If not pretty at least very relaxing! Your LO about you is great! many more should be done and I second Lunch Lady Jan about those photos that need to be shared LOL. Thanks for visiting my blog ;)

Morti said...

Love the layout Shozzy! The painting you've done is interesting too, nice use of colour and texture. I wouldn't want to do much other than frame it! Thanks for stopping by...

April said...

You look great in your photo, love how you've done the page with the little snippets of your life and used such meaningfull embellishments. Your painted page is great! not sure what you should do with it but it would seem a shame to cut it up, whatever you decide on I can't wait to see :o) x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

It's great that you made a layout of yourself! I always make layouts of my family but never one of just me! I love it!
I too keep transferring my mess from my desk to the floor to ....wherever there is a bit of space! Glad to meet a kindred spirit! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lisa-Jane said...

Your experimenting looks great! I would definitely use it on a layout just like a piece of PP.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hello there Angie, you have been having fun, not sure what you do - leave it around and it will come to you - that is what I do when stuck..happy WOYWW and thanks so much for popping over, Shaz in oz.x

Kezzy said...

Love the LO and its great to know the meaning of each item. I'm a beginer with doing backgrounds with paint etc. I think I shall try and play without purpose as I always end up trying and getting stressed and end up doing something else. Kezzy x

Ginny said...

am LOVING this LO and the story behind the embellishments

The newest member of the family is a darling :)

Devon said...

Hello Angie :)

Your canvas looks amazing your work is fab <3 Sorry I haven't commented or posted in a while, I have opened up a new blog here http://cheekymonkeyingaround.blogspot.com/ and would love for you to come check it out :)