Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Grungeboard, A Pokey Tool .... and a lot of blood!!!!

....Ouch **adopts incredibly sad face in hope of milking some sympathy** Have you ever done something that, even whilst it is happening, your brain is just that split second too slow to stop it happening? Picture the scene; a very happy Hels, sitting making a Grungeboard butterfly...a little idea pops into her head that a brad through the middle would look good...a Pokey Tool that is older than Methuselah with the blue tipped endy bit long gone...a distracted grab for said Pokey Tool and wallop...Pokey Tool is now embedded 1 inch deep into base of thumb! Yes folks, I picked up the Pokey Tool and attempted to poke a hole thru the Grungeboard with the blunt end...you know, the end that should have the little blue tip on which fell off years ago!! **Have I got your sympathy yet?** I shall continue... I, thankfully, was seated at the time of the incident...but lurched up to my feet...slow moti0n like, looking at my hand (which BTW is the same one that had the Carpal Tunnel op on a few months ago) and then realising that I could feel some pain! I pulled the Pokey Tool out of my hand...and promptly felt as sick as a poodle...so I put my hand out to steady myself....and splodged blood all over two cards I had worked on earlier today :O( **enormously pouty bottom lip in vain hope that sympathy will come this way....chocolates being the preferred method of sympathy showing of course ROFL**




Anyway, thank heavens that because I am such a clumsy beggar, I had a tetanus only a few years ago when I stabbed my hand with a craft knife **don't ask**...so there was no need to dash off to A&E! And, I managed to finish the Grungeboard butterfly and used it on this frame that I have made as my offering for the brand new Gingersnap Creations challenge, which is...get this...Frames!




I altered the wood, sanding, painting, Rock Candying, GlimmerMisting, Waxing, then made a centre piece using card and Studio 490 stamps....added some Grungepaper and Grungeboard flowery bits...added some Idea-ology and stuck it all together! **just think how short this post would have been if I hadn't nearly severed my hand with a pokey tool and lost at least 2 litres of blood in the process**




Thank you for reading thru all this waffle...and for your sympathy which I just know you will all by anxious to give me...and for all the chocolate which I just know you will all rush get delivered to my door for me...you can even bring it yourselves and have a cup of coffee...you will have to make it tho...poorly paw remember???? Have a good day peeps...and I promise to be more careful this time!!


Here is the offending butterfly...don't worry, it is coloured with Fired Brick ink...not my blood ROFL



Hels x

20 comments:

lkamphuis said...

All in the name of art - thanks for a great read!!

Nicks said...

Ouch ouch ouch poor you!!!! Is that sympathy enough?? Sorry I am really sympathetic but I am also laughing at this beautifully written post
I do hope you recover soon xxxx

joanne wardle said...

ouch! you have my sympathy. glad to see you persevered and finished this lovely piece

Sandy said...

Wow Hels this frame is absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful design. I love it.

craftytrog said...

Poor ickle Hels! You need to put a blob of blutac on the end of the offending tool!! Getting my own nagging in! Lol! Don't worry, been resting my hand lots! Lovely artwork BTW, butterfly looks fab! xx

Helen said...

Great work - hope your thumb heals quickly - at least it didn't stop you blogging!

Laura said...

Spilling blood for your art, now that is dedication. Looks like it was worth it though. Fab creations.

Loulabelle said...

:0( Sounds horrible, I hope you feel better now.
Lovely peice of art...all worth it I think!

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely art ... but I am going to have to lay down now ... I am feeling a bit woosy! You clumsey caaaah! *LOL*

You know I don't do sympathy ... and I can't spare any chocolate coz I need to eat it :0)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhh, poor poor baby, all that blood, don't understand how you survived!But my dear, not in vain as the end result is well worth your pain and suffering! lol, ouch, don't stab me...love the piece! hugz

Karen Ellis said...

Now, you should have told us the truth -- you were exploring your teaching options: "How to create a splatter technique!" or... how about this class - "How to make your projects you own: always leave a bit of yourself!" LOL just kidding.

Your crafting "style" sounds like mine. Just got to laugh it off and get on with a new project. ...and then go get a new tool. :) The results look great!

* Shaz * said...

Ohhhh Hels what are we going to do with you.....sending virtual hugs and choccies xx oh lovely work by the way xxx

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic! I love the color, image and design! Beautiful work!

Andrea said...

Hels ouch and ouch again, but great artwork and hope you can not see through that hole, take care xx

Gillian said...

Ouch!!!! Hels what are you like aye?
Hope the hand is feeling better today.
Worth the pain and agony though cos that is just a great piece of work. xxxxxxxxx

LME said...

((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))

Lorraine said...

Hey it all adds to the distressed effect..all in the name of art..hope you stuffed yourself with chocolates to make up for it!!

Julie Ranae said...

I can't believe I missed posting on this projects...hope you are healing!

This project is beautiful!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ah poor you :(, I'd have felt sick too. I too stabbed myself with my pokey tool this week but it was only a miniscule puncture to my finger.
Gorgeous frame anyway hels :)
Anne xx

Minxy said...

YOU MUPPET... self inflicted wounds rarely get sympathy.. mainly laughs..bless your heart.. we'll have to get you a set of chainmail gloves... just glad it wasn't any worse, or else at the hospital there would have been real trouble telling the blood from the ink!!!
hugs for you.. and a great project was created despite your blood loss x

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