Thursday, 12 April 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge... A Guest!

... I am over the moon and honoured to be the Guest Designer for the Rainbow Lady's Challenge... and I got to pick the theme too!! All the deets for the challenge are HERE and this week it is the 200th challenge... which is a fab coincidence cos it is also my Sunday Stamper's 200th week this week too! Anyways... lovely Cynthia (Rainbow Lady herself) asked me a few weeks ago if I would like to be a Guest Designer and choose the theme. Oh yesh please, indeedily, says I... and then Cynthia reminded me that she was my very first Guest Designer on the Sunday Stamper about 271 years ago! I know, we are ageing well lol


Anyways... the theme I picked is VINTAGE. Now, it may be a total surprise but I do love all things vintage (well I'll go to the foot of our stairs eh?) I know it is predictable but... it is a lovely theme (well, I think so) and I decided to go for some lovely soft pinks and creams to make my vintagey piece.


I attacked some Art Parts with Distress Stains... sanded them, aged them, edged them with Gold Dabber and then set about making a little shelf for "vintage" finds... and of course, the obligatory Grunge rose had to make an appearance... what do you think to this one though? It is using one of the new Studio 490 floral stamps... I love it loads, it is a new fave already!




The base of the piece is one of the new Large Pages (for Creative Covers).... instead of using it as a page, I turned it 90degrees (couldn't find the degrees icon on the keyboard there) and made it into a hanging instead. I used a Rectangle Frame for the main centre piece and a Scallop Trim for the shelf. The leaves are Art Parts as is the little gold flower the rose is seated on.... oh yes, and the thimble and spools, they are Art Parts too.



An update about the Acupuncture... it hurts... but not much.. hurrah, I am such a baby! I couldn't really feel the doo-dah's (shalln't say needles incase I feel like passing out *again - but we won't talk about that... ahem*) go in. But, when they come out they sting a bit. I did have a bit of a reaction to them... I felt a bit weird when I left hospital... like a bit spacey... but that soon passed, well, I say soon... as soon as three hours later when I woke up from my nice little snoozle! Seriously, we got home, I snarfed a bacon buttie and then zonked out! I have got a reaaaaally annoying feeling in the sole of my foot at the moment, it is like a sting and when I press it, it tingles... the nurse said she would check that out next week. **you watch, it will be a verucca or something lol**


Right... I better go... I have a stack of ironing to do... but first... a few hours getting inky... well, it would be rude not to... Thanks for all the goodly wishes btw, means a lot! TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

Helen said...

Glad it went ok, really hope it helps!
Your Vintage hangy piece is just gorgeous, and the flower is lovely. May need to check that one out... See you Saturday (can't wait...!)

Joanne said...

Hey Hels, there's 2 of those pointy sticky things in your hangy hanging!! hehe. It's gorgeous and the first thing I noticed was the new hybrid rose. Wish I could grow those. Well done on making this piece and for being very brave.
Hugs Joanne xx

Aquarius said...

This is so gorgeous and a favourite theme with lots of people. That rose looks amazing and the little shelf with the embellishments on - what can I say - brilliant. Glad the treatment wasn't too bad.

Fuchsia said...

Its absolutely stunning Hels I love the rose its one of the best I have seen so far .
I havent seen rainbow ladys blog before so will be checking it out looks really good thanks .
Fingers crossed for your treatment .x

Gabrielle said...

I likely! The rose is lush as is the 'shelf of finds'!!! Glad you had a (relatively) positive acupuncture experience - it means you're more likely to go back!

rachel said...

wow - this is so beautiful Hels - and thanks for bringing this challenge to my attention - great stuff - hugs Rachel xx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Michelle Webb said...

This is wonderful, I love it, and the shelf of vintagy sewing stuff is brilliant. Makes me wanna get in the craft room, but sadly at work all day! booooooo! Acupuncture rocks, it works for me, and I get spacey too. Michelle xx

Annie said...

Hi Hels another fantastic piece. Like you I love vintage and the Rose is fab. I have cut out some floral dies on grunge paper but have not quite mastered the shaping. Any tips would be appreciated.........if you have time you busy woman. Will check out the other blog as Claire that I visit mentioned it too. Hugs....Annie :)

anna christensen crafts said...

Gorgeous vintage hanginess at it's very best. Love that rose and all the embellishments are so perfect together - gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

I really hope the Doo-dahs have helped Hels and am keeping everything crossed for you. At this rate I'll be the one needing treatment as I'm too old for all these contortions, lol!

Love the hanging piece and I agree 'Vintage' is always a lovely theme. Tha rose stamp is gorgeous and I reckon could double as a carnation with the markings. Love all the little bits and bobs on the shelf too. Congats on being guest designer.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Craftylell said...

Stunning! :-)

Li'l Pidge said...

Now the pink from WOYWW makes sense! Lovely makes and glad the accupuncture went well.

kyla

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope it helps!!that Rose is fab fab fab , love it and the piece is great!! Hugs trace x

Sue said...

I really do feel for you. It's when they twist the needles round(oooh said it) for good measure!!
Anyway, hope you feel the benefit. This piece is gorgeous, just love your flowers, they are sooo perfect. Take care, Sx

ElizabethR said...

That rose is gorgeous, I think I may need one of those lol. Hope things start feeling better soon. Elizabeth xxx

Sarah said...

Wow, you've had a busy old week Hels - lots of lovely inspiration as always. Sarah x

Artyjen said...

Glad those n***es were not too painful ;)
Fabulous piece I just love the colour you have achieved :)
xoxo Sioux

Evil Edna said...

loveley piece and as someone who has a werid phobia which lead to me fainting in a Harry Potter movie I salute you!and your barvery in the face of doodberries..EE

catherine said...

This is such a lovely piece of work and love the colours. Love all the little extras you have added along with the flower.
x catherine

Lori said...

Wonderful piece Hels, I'm especially partial to that rose...lol... that is a fab stamp, isn't it? Congrats on the blog posts, you've been a great inspiration to many people!

Faye said...

Absolutely stunning, Hels. The rose is wonderful. Such a beautiful example for us.

Caz said...

Absolutely stunning - love EVERYTHING about this!!!
Don't mention the 'n' word - you'll have to pick me up off the floor!!
Got everything crossed that it works for you!
See ya soon
hugs
CazzyFifi
xxx

Julie Short said...

Ooh don't like the sound of that acupuncture but the reward you had sounds rather delish! As is the wonderful little plaque you have created.

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