Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Time is Flying

I've have had a close encounter with the NHS over the weekend as a patient, and spent Easter being pumped full of antibiotics as somehow I had managed to get pneumonia, so no Easter eggs for me! I must usually be a pretty healthy person as I've reached my fifth decade and never been ill enough to have to go to hospital before. Anyway now I'm home and feeling heaps better, so thought I would have a little time with my ink and stuff.
This wall hanging is my entry for Grungy Monday No.5 at Studio L3. The challenge this week is A New Dimension, and the full details of what to do can be found over at Tim's Blog as the May 2008 Challenge. It also fits in with the Sunday Stamper theme this week which is wings, and as there is a solitary button, I think I'll make a three for one and also enter it in Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Buttons.


This was a neat technique, and not one I'd discovered before on Tim's Blog. I've used the new Papillon stamp, a Wendy Vecchi Art Parts watch, and some Crowded Attic paper, Coffee Archival Ink, and Broken China Distress Stain, plus some bits of Ideology. The wings are made from the new Kraft Glassine paper, with some gold leaf flakes. ( They remind me of a moth I've seen somewhere, probably in a book, as in real life I am rather a wimp about the way they flutter round, and don't really like them much, certainly not enough to get a close up look at their wings).

26 comments:

Anesha said...

Sorry you were so unwell, glad you are on the mend. Love your creation, it's stunning!

sasa said...

Just wonderful - love your design and colours. The watch cut-out is just great - fabulous piece! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Simon Says Stamp & S how.

Sarah

Hels Sheridan said...

AW bless ya, hope you are over the worst now... I had pneumonia, tis not fun.. sending a big sqwishy hug xx LOVING your art... this is FAB! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x Now go and put your feet up *takes off nursey hat :O)*

Helen said...

Love your niche, great idea. Hope you are fully recovered soon.

Dawn said...

I love the pocket watch. Love this whole card.

Love Dawn x

Julie said...

LOVE this so much! The pocket watch is the perfect little accent for the niche.

Rachelle said...

Beautiful! The niche mimicking the watch is brilliant!

Daniele said...

ohhh this looks lovely,sorry to hear you've been ill, I must admit when I turned fifty I spent quite a bit of time at the docs and hospitals.....I think you need a full mot when turing half a century....lol
hugs

Candy C said...

Hello Sue. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I really appreciate that. So glad that I stopped by your blog to thank you! Your entry for Simon Says Stamp is Beautiful!! I love the new Sketchbook paper and the teal you chose to go with it. The other elements are lovely as well! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Rhea said...

Your piece is really lovely!

Dan said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Great project, the Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Netty said...

Hi Sue, sorry you have been ill but glad you are feeling better. Loving your hanging its beautiful. Annette x

Nancy Y said...

what a gorgeous piece! Glad you feel better, that's quite an accomplishment to have made it that far without needing to go to the hospital!

Plume said...

This is just sumptuous!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this is just fabulous! I love that papillon stamp you used. Hope you are feeling a lot better by now.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Sue, love how you have used the niche technique and the colours and stamps are fab.
I hope you are mending more every day, what a rotten thing to have got and to have to be in hospital too. Take care of yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous hanging, love the cut out shape.

Jane said...

Gorgeous art! Your niche came out beautifully. I love all the elements!

craftytrog said...

Wow Sue! This is a work of art! However did you cut that watch shape?! Glad you're on the mend now, sorry to hear you had a rough Easter!
Alison xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece of art, love the cut out and the chain to the pocket watch. Great creative piece. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Tracy x

stampdiva said...

Hi
This is fabulous.
Wishes
Lynne

fairy thoughts said...

this is a lovely piece,
gorgeous colours and stamps
janet

BrianK said...

Really fab use of the WV art part. Love the colors in your piece, relly juicy!. Some moths are truely spectacular.

Minxy said...

Just delightful :D

Marjie K said...

This is amazingly beautiful. Gorgeous work!