Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 104 - Rip It Up & Start Again...

...Morning Stampers, first of all, thank you to everyone who joined in with the challenge last week... so many divine works of art to see on my "hops". This week the song title has been inspired by my love of the 1980's and a new radio station I have found on DAB called Absolute 80's - and it literally is all 80's music... FAB or what?!




So.. the theme this week is to use something Ripped or Torn on your artwork. To join in is simples - make a piece of art and blog it, leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your art and I can hop over to see you. The challenge is open until 22:00 Saturday May 29th (blimey, who fast forwarded May already???)




Now, my entry this week is a really quick piece... Let me say THANK YOU to everyone for your lovely comments and support about my "injection" - let's just say, it hurt A LOT... and once it was over and done with I had a bit of a giddy spell and ended up having to have some Oxygen 'cos my Sats had drops to 75% - not good at all! I think it was the combo of having a socking great canula in my arm with a saline drip and the fact that I was 100% awake for the epidurals.... note I used the plural... I had four in total but thankfully the lovely Dr used just one big needle instead of four smaller ones. There was a bit of a problem getting the needle in - I have scar tissue there cos of my op from years ago and she was having trouble getting the needle into the place it needed to go - anyways... all is well apart from the soreness, which will pass.. BUT.. I have had a reaction to whatever was injected and spent most of Saturday in bed, feeling very yukky and very sorry for myself *pauses for the sympathy to come rolling in* However, I have dragged myself from me sick bed and made a little hangy piece for the Sunday Stamper :O)




I used an old book, Distress Inks, Tim's Floral Alterations and a bit of Idea-ology to make it.. added some wire for the hangy bit and that is it really... a really quicky piece. The flower is just loads of the spikey one, coloured and layered up and then a brad thingy popped into the middle... Maybe I will feel better today and be able to make something else... in the meantime... THANK YOU all again, you have been so lovely and sent me lovely messages and left sweet comments, it has made it a whole lot better for me... TTFN

Hels x

47 comments:

craftimamma said...

Ooooh Hels, that doesn't sound nice (typical English understatement) at all! Glad it's over for you and hope it's of real benefit.

Love the hangy thing. Gorgeous colour and love the flower and all the old book pieces.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Andrea said...

what a fantastic piece of art Hels and Mark could of told you about that radio station as he listens to it all the time and drives me nuts in the process LOL back to the art its a great colour and love how its all pit together and I really really hope that the injection works xx

Lori said...

Are you sure we weren't split up at birth??? I listen to the 80's station on the XM radio (satellite) here all the time, I love it. That and Hair Nation, which is all the big hair bands from the 80's (hard rock). Love it. Speaking of love, I simply adore this hangy piece, I think the colors are fab, and the spiky flower is totally rad! Rad is an American 80's term, not sure if it was used over there! Glad you made it thru your procedure, hopefully things are getting better!

The Inky Minx said...

Inky fingers crossed that the injections do what there s'posed to do, glad you made it into your craft room, i love seeing your art, and this piece is no exception x big hugs x

Daniele said...

lovely hangy thingy......so glad you're over the needdle x 4 ...very brave lets hope it does the job big hugs from Daniele x

Anke said...

So wonderful Hels, great work.

Hugs
Anke

Helen said...

Ouch, sounds painful! Hope you've had a good night's sleep and can get back to normal today (normal? lol)
Your hangy piece is GORGEOUS I love the flower. Up early today, so going to try and start my entry straight away!

Joanne said...

Well if that's made when you feel yakky your other pieces must have been made by someone else 'cos I can't tell the difference. Everything you create is fantastic to me. Take it easy and get well soon. Luv Joanne xxx

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous piece of artwork Hels. Love the colours and all that texture.

Your trials sound really yuk so I hope you feel better soon. I'm wincing in sympathy here.
xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Oh you poor thing...I hope you are feeling better today!
Hangy thingy is gorgeous and as I missed last week I must make more effort this week - I think I said that last week - LOL!!!

Take care.xx

whyducks said...

Oh poor poor girl, I hope other half has been good to you and spoiling you rotten. How you managed to make such a pretty piece of art after all that I have know idea. I hope all the nasty stuff will help after all that.

Shazza said...

Hels you poor thing, sounds horrid. You are a brave ickle soldier though so thanks for dragging yourself from bed to make this fab piece of art. I adore the flower
gentle hugs, hope you feel better today
x

Shazza said...

BTW, my 40th party will be an 80s fest, you have to come :0)

Helen said...

Hi, Hels, back again with a link to my torn entry!

here

joanne wardle said...

here's my sunday stampers piece, can't beat ripping for finising any piece
http://madebyjoanne.blogspot.com/2010/05/big-yellow-flower.html

Ang C said...

A beautiful Wall hanging.


Hope the injections do the trick!


Here's my card

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful GF, happy you are feeling better and making art. Plan on joining you again this week, a little later on.

madelynb said...

I am so glad that you were able to drag yourself out of your sick bed to create and share this lovely piece. Love, love, love the colors. Hope that you are back to your happy, bubbly self very soon.

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely unique and really special.
Love the colors and your work rock Hun.

Tracy Evans said...

Love the artwork today Hels, especially the flower. Then again I'm using this flower on everything at the min. Great colours too. Glad you are over the worst of things now and that you start to see some benefits soon. Here is my entry for the challenge.

Kaz said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love the tag xx

julie m said...

so sorry to hear things did not go smoothly with the injection. certainly hope that it will reduce your pain after the soreness is gone. so glad you were able to drag yourself to your studio because the torn paper thingie is ver nice

Kay said...

Awwww hun, hope you feel better soon! Sending lots of hugs x

Lynn Stevens said...

Hope your feeling better soon. I can't believe you even took time to create when your feeling so bad! hugs!

KAT said...

Hels - ugh - watch out for the needles!!!

Love that flower - the text and the color - it's really beautiful!!!

Tracey said...

Hope your feeling better and there is some improvement for you Hels, fab piece too, errmm, cough, cough, sorry just blogged last weeks challenge.
xx
Lookie after yourself and take care hun.

Dawn said...

Sound similar to what happened to me I felt so silly but hey ho that's that and hopefully you won't need another!

On to your wonderful art I love this I may make one of these flowers my self lol I have plenty of scrappy books from my charity shop finds lol

Love Dawn xx

Jennie said...

great theme, and am so hoping you are feeling a lot better. sorry not been round this week.. not sure where the time has gone :(
Hugs to you
xx

patcrafts said...

Hope you are fully recovered from your ordeal, I have a friend who went through the same procedure so I knew it wasn't very nice.
Love your hangy thingy, my challenge entry is on my blog if you care to take a peek.
Pat xx
http://www.patacake-patcrafts.blogspot.com/

Shar said...

You do make the prettiest hangings! Awesome!

Claire said...

Wow, Hels. gorgsous colours and the flower is FAB! My rip it up tag card is here
Hope you're feeling better soon
hugs
Claire xx

Val said...

Fantasic piece of work.

Ooooh Hels, that does not sound very good at all! I hope you made the most of your tea and sympathy time ...
Take care
Hugs
Valxx

Lorraine said...

like this ...hope you are well and have settled into your new home

Elaine said...

Glad you're recovering from your ordeal and I love the colours you've used for your flower.

My ripping entry is here

Lori said...

I'm back! Here's my entry!

Daniele said...

oh Hels you sure are going through it ... hope you start to feel better soon here is my card thanks for taking a peek
big hugs from Daniele

Vicki Romaine said...

Hels, Hope you are feeling better soon. I can't believe you do such beautiful work even when you are sick.

My entry is below. The background is made with torn papers.
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/05/in-appreciation-of.html

flutterbycrafter said...

Here's my entry

Fiona said...

Here's mine if you get a chance to have a look see ;)

Really hope your health is improving each day....
Fiona
xx

Joanne said...

I've had a go Hels, it's on the post tweet tweet.
Love your flowers and the colours. Hope you feel better today. Luv
Joanne xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is sooo gorgeous Hels! Love the cheery yellows and that flower is sooo fab! Your ordeal sounds excrutiating (sp?) Hope it does the good it's supposed to. xxD

Karen Ellis said...

Love Love the flowers! Gotta love tearing -- takes me back to kindergarten! :) hehe
Here's mine: BLOG LINK

Becca said...

Hope you felling better and our hard work and tearing has cheered you up a bit!
Here is mine bit of a rush this week - http://becca-becandcall.blogspot.com/2010/05/im-forever-torn.html

See you next week!

Saskia said...

Beautiful piece you've made. Here's mine.

craftytrog said...

Another fab hangy piece Hels! A bit late, but here's mine
Hope you're feeling much better today hun! xx

TinaB said...

Sorry I meant to post bit bit earlier lol! xx
Here's mine

Fliss said...

I'm back at last (been watching DR Who so VERY good excuse lol)
I'm probably last past the post again and you'll find my torn creation at
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-girl.html
xx

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