Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Starlight...

... yesterday was a moobag day for me... you know, do you ever have those days when you feel like a moobag, look like a moobag and mope about like a moobag? Well, that was me... mainly because the stooooopid pain levels are getting high and the even stooopider pain meds aren't quite working... anyways... I flopped about and huffed and puffed my way through the day and eventually found my way into the Room of Stash. Now, I can never be moobaggy when I am in the Room of Stash and I soon found myself getting thoroughly inky and messy and making this little Art Parts hanging. So... no more Mrs Moobag for me, the pain might still be here but I am not letting it get the better of me...



Anyways, it is no secret that I lurve all things Wendy Vecchi and Studio 490 stamps are my faves... in fact, the whole Studio 490 range are my faves, they can do no wrong!!! Naturally, because I cannot seem to craft without Distress Stains at the moment, they have made an appearance on this piece too... what I really should be doing is leaving them alone for a few days and remembering my other inks but... alas, I have found THE perfect inks in the Stains... I just need ALL the Distress Range in the Stains now :O))




So, this hanging is made as part of my DT for The Stamp Attic... oooh and while I think on... goodly news from The Stamp Attic DT... Ruby 2 Shoes has joined the team... her cards are fabbylush... HERE is a linky to the Stamp Attic blog where her latest card is showing. Oh... and... Wendy has just got some brand new brass charms in... they are to die for gorgeous... HERE they are... be warned though... stocks are getting low and they are so lovely you will want them all... (unlike me who didn't buy a single one.... no, I didn't... well, ok, I might have popped a few into my basket but sssshhh, that's between you and me lol)



Right... enough of the going off at tangents and digressions... this Art Part is one of the large Circle Frames and it was covered with Crowded Attic cardstock which was then given the Distress Stain treatment... using Broken China, Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord. The hanging stars stamp is totally inspired by Gillian... I saw her use them this way and I had to use them this way too!!! Aren't they just FAB? The star border is an Art Parts piece, covered again with paper and then coloured with Wild Honey and Fired Brick. I went a bit bonkers with Rock Candy Stickles - did I ever mention they are my faves?? Probably, I seem to repeat myself a lot.. I do... you know, repeat myself ;o))




The leaf is another Art Parts piece... coloured with Peeled Paint Stain... stamped with Olive Archival. The flower is layered up using Grungepaper and Clearly For Art (another fave product...) The centre of the flower is an ickle Maya Road Resin Bloom and there are some Maya Road Trinket Pins behind the flower. The hanging is actually an Idea-ology D Ring... yep, I saw this idea on Wendy's artwork and borrowed it... the idea... not the artwork (although that would be awesome!!) There are some Idea-ology Snaps on the stars and a Memo Pin with a Tassell hanging off it.. oh and an Ornate Frame... and a little Clearly For Art butterfly that has a chopped down Maya Road Heart Trinket Pin for a body. Phew... I think that is all...



Anyways... did I mention that I am popping away for a few days at the end of the month? I am sure that I must have mentioned it once... or...erm.. several hundred times... anyways... the countdown clock has hit 8 days!!! EIGHT DAYS!!! Chuffing chuff!!! I am all prepared too... I have my flight bag sorted, my tickets, my hotel and I am just about to go and make a Passport Holder... well, I was mooching around Accessorize on t'internet and saw some fabby ones that were like £12 and being as I am a skinflint I thought I would have a bash at making one... you might see it if.. and it is a big if... if it works well... otherwise, forget I ever mentioned it lol Right... time for me to go and get creating... tis gonna be a late one... thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

okienurse said...

Love your project. I am like you I think my crafting helps me a lot more than the pain meds they give me. Who knows why I was blessed with CFS, Fibromyalgia and a list of others but I am thankful I was blessed with finding my paper crafting at about the same time!

Vickie

Sandra said...

wonderful! therapy .... well worth every penny!
Sandra ltb

Lori said...

Loverly piece, Hels, and I hope you get to feeling better!

Joanne said...

All those bits and pieces on your hanging. They are all super, covered and distressed perfectly and then placed just right to make it look amazing. So clever - again! Now I want to see your passport holder before it takes a trip......
Hgs Joanne xx

Helen said...

I love this! I really should get some more art parts.
Are you going away? I had quite forgotten.... rofl.

Wipso said...

A passport holder?....does this mean you are going somewhere nice? :-)
Do hope we get to see it when you've made it. Really hope the pain settles down soon for you.
A x

Barb Cady said...

So sorry to hear your pain is worse than usual hon, sending you a big healing hug. Your project is awesome, your home must be a glorious blaze of colour, beautiful. xx

Kaz said...

Sorry you are in such Pain Hels(sad face) But look at that masterpiece!(eyes on stalks!!!) Love it, restrained myself buying the arts parts at AP as I have an addictive personality.....get what Im saying??I just know I would need them ALL!! £12 for a passport holder....daylight robbery I think ....go on Hels, make it something wonderful! thanks so muchnfor you gorjuss words on my blog, made me smile lots xx

kazxx

jude said...

Awesome creation love it all but those flowers are just lush!
Crafting does help as we see from this Creation.Im sure before long your passport cover will be showcasing.Why was it you needed a Passport again....Hmmmm...oh your going on the Ranch was it for your hols?...lol
Big pain free hugs jude x:)

Carrie said...

So creative (sigh). I am really blown away by how you pull something together out of so many little pieces. Both you and Kaz really inspire me to try my bestest to create mini-me masterpieces (although they never really turn out like this lol). Thank you so much for the inspiration you give me through your work. You are on my sidebar to remind me what I am aiming for.
Love
Carrie

craftimamma said...

Sorry the pain levels have escalated Hels but have to agree crafting is a wonderful analgesia as well as giving us fabby works of art to ogle.

Love your little hanging piece and I really must have a go with the Clearly for Art I bought at Ally Pally.

Hope we get to see the Passport holder!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julia Dunnit said...

This is fab Hels...sorry you were driven to it by a pain day though..poor you. Distress Stains are for me. All the wingeing about the inks..the stains make sooo much more sense to me. I only have two, but I love em!!

whyducks said...

Well a moobag you might be, but a very talented,(soon to be a Rangerlett) crafter! With that poorly back, I am sure you could do with me carrying those bags, I wouldn't get in the way honest, I would just peep over your shoulder!xxx

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, love all the embellies and details, love the flower and how you stamped a flower on to the patterned paper, looks marvelous my dear!

Wendy said...

Where you going then, did I miss something, you not telling me, keeping secrets??
Love your project, love the colours too......as for the charms, they are disappearing fast.....must send you some asap x

Nancy said...

Wonderful! Art Parts are such fun!! And the stars stamp! I have it - haven't used it yet (oh, am I looking forward to a couple of days off from work!) - love them hanging as you have them here.
I hope you're feeling better today! Oh, where is it you're going? lol

Gillian said...

Oooo & Ahhh, glad you were able to enjoy your inky time, well you know I love Art Parts too lol sooooooo this is AWESOME !!! Love everything about it, especially the colours, aren't those stars cool upside down:) 8 days ... really ... oh my chuffing lordy ... then you will be THE Hels Sheridan! Take care my lovely xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

This is stunning Hels as is the tag below :-) Sorry to hear you're in such pain :-(
My SS entry is done - link under your SS post (anyone whould think I was trying to ensure you don't miss mine LOL)
Erm, can I just missus you're only a skinflint when it comes to anything that's not crafty stash hehe
Anne xx

Vic said...

You always create the most fab things!

Candy C said...

Hey Hels...your piece...as always...is stunning! Love your explosion of Wendy Vecchi! :) Get to feeling better, girlfriend! We're only a little over A WEEK AWAY from the experience of a lifetime! :)
<3 Candy

Gini said...

I adore your old book pages feature in Craft Stamper this month Hels, you've done some wonderful projects for the Mag lately.
Love the colours on this one. I'm sorry your back is remaining dreadful, surely we're all allowed pity parties sometimes?
Glad you've a trip to look forward to :-)
Gini
xx

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous hanging, Hels!!!!

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