Friday, 24 May 2013

Just Hanging Around...

...yep, that is the incredibly original (ahem) title for today's post.  After the challenge on Wednesday, Mr Mojo put in a brief reappearance so I grabbed him by the scruff and got playing my my fave Paper Artsy Fresco Paints.  The base is a chunky greyboard square from PaperArtsy.  Being an honest lass, I will admit that this piece is actually third time lucky - this has taken me over a day to make because I kept mucking it up. 



First I got the background paint exactly how I wanted it and then went and faffed and added a bit too much.  So I slapped a piece of paper over it and started again.  This time, the background was exactly how I wanted it so I started with the stamping... and goofed up, stamping a script wonky isn't a good look, "I shall cover it with an embellishment" thought I.  And then promptly went and stamped said script again... upside down!  PAH!  So a very thick layer of Nougat Fresco right over the top and an overnight drying sesh occurred.



Finally, I managed to get it to look how I wanted it... I substituted the stamping from Archival Ink (which was a bit harsh) to using Squid Ink paint... I happen to be in lurves with this gorgeous colour... it is the colour that I also used on two of the flowers... isn't it lush!  As well as the  Squid Ink stamping, I also added little torn strips of Washi Tape.  The paint colours I used were:  Nougat, Rose, Claret, Toad Hall, Hey Pesto and Squid Ink.



The butterfly is where this whole project started... I used Cut & Dry foam to apply the Fresco Paints to the Twiddlybits diecut... and then added smidges of Treasure Gold to bling it up a bit.  I wanted to add some texture to the board, so I decided to mix up some Grungepaste with Hey Pesto FF paint... and then I used my fave 490 Stencils for Art leafy stencil to add the leaves along the top of the board.  The hanger was a birthday pressie last year from Ellen... I have been covetting it for too long... so decided to use it on this project.  I added a few charms to the hanger and a little handstamped word using Alpha stamps.



Well, I am in the wars again!  For some reason the old war wound is really playing up and to be honest, I think that is one of the reasons why the Mojo ain't flowing as easily as it usually does...  This new pain is nothing like I have had before and it is really bugging me.  Needless to say, the premium rate phone call to the Dr's this morning was a complete waste of time and money as they had no appt's left for today.  Rid.Ic.U.Lous!!!!  I am sitting waiting on the emergency doc calling me and maybe he may see me... PAH!    Anyways... enough of my moaning, time to get moving again and get my special project for the weekend completed... please do check back on Sunday for the Sunday Stamper and a nosey at what I have been up to... there be a prize too!!!    That's all I am saying for now!   Thanks for looking, have a goodly day!  TTFN

Hels x

34 comments:

Helen said...

3rd time lucky it may be but it looks gorgeous!! Hope the pain eases soon, have a good weekend..

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, So hope you can get to see a Doctor today, you sound in such pain, my heart goes out to you.
This was definitely 'third time lucky', I so love this hanging, the colours are magnificent and all the stamping and textures and embellies are stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

inkypinkycraft said...

poor you, hope you get seen and soon! take care hugs trace x

inkypinkycraft said...

oh dash ....meant to say yummy project! xx

Joanne said...

This is gorgeous those paints are wonderful colours
Hang in there
Xx

Craftychris said...

ooh this was so worth it, its stunning! The colours are gorgeous. Take care of yourself, I hope you get an appointment and get sorted soon xx

Claudine C. said...

This is just beautiful Hels, I love every detail.

Lynn Hardy said...

Hope you feel better soon Hels. Please can you send Mr Mojo up north to me for a bit? I promise to look after him and return him soon!

Gail said...

Well worth persevering with cos it's absolutely gorjuss xx GailT xx

lucretia said...

Very different and what wonderful shades of pink and purple.

rachel said...

beautiful piece hels - love the name of the squid ink ink - amazing! Sorry you're not feeling so good - hope the doc manages to squeeze you in! Hugs rachel xx

nannapat said...

Hope you're feeling better Hels and that you do get to see a doctor today. Love today's artwork, the colours are stunning. Pat x

Aquarius said...

Sorry to hear you have trouble getting docs appointment - same thing happens here and as you say ridiculous!! Hope you get some help soon. This piece is beautiful and well worth the extra time spent on it - lovely colours.

Nan G said...

you're feeling poorly and still come up with this beauty!? Wow! Hope the war wound eases up on you. Thanks also for the chuckle. Hugs from FL

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Wishing you well soon.

Love this project you've done those colours are scrummy. X

Redanne said...

Oh Hels, hope the Doc has been by now and that he/she has given you something to relieve the pain! Your hanging is fabulous, lovely the lush colours and the amazing butterfly. Hugs, Anne x

Frea Konings said...

Hello Hels, so sorry you're not feeling well! It sure didn't take away your mojo, this is just gorgeous! I hope this other doctor will see you today and help you. Hugs Frea

Linda Simpson said...

Love it Hels!! Where do you get the hanger's from? Love the flowers and the gorgeous colours too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

ps I hope you are feeling a bit better now.

janet said...

What a pretty piece - worth all that effort, and the hanger shows it off well. I have a pile of wire hangers I'll now look at in a different light!
Hope you managed to see the doc, or at the very least, got him/her to leave you a prescription for strong painkillers.
Janet

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels, sorry to hear you are still in a lot of pain, hope you got to see the doctor.
The hanging is gorgeous, I love all the colours you have used. Have a great weekend.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Jan Morris said...

Hi Hels - hope by now your pain has eased off. Really maddening when you can't see the doc isn't it. Your project is lovely and the colours really scrummy.
Have a good weekend Janet M

Jan Morris said...

Hi Hels - hope by now your pain has eased off. Really maddening when you can't see the doc isn't it. Your project is lovely and the colours really scrummy.
Have a good weekend Janet M

carol e said...

Hi Hels sorry you in pain and hope you will get some relief soon. Love the colours of the tag

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Oh you poor thing Hels, pain is awful and even worse when you can't get to see your doc! It was so worth third time lucky for us, this is a stunning piece. It looks great on the hanger, you will have to use it more often! I love the colours you have used and all the stamping. Hope you get to see a doc soon. Try and have a great weekend. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Carole Z said...

Oh Hels, I hope that you have seen the doc now and he has been able to do something about the pain, I suffer with my back myself from a riding accident when I was a teen, so I do so feel for you! I love this creation and the colours are totes fabulous, take care, Carole Z XX

nattyboots said...

A beautiful hanging ,such a good idea too , hope you soon get sorted with your pain. Take care

Elaine H X

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, hope you are feeling better today. Love everything about this project. It is gorgeous. Kind regards Joanne K x

Cornish Emma said...

MOrning Hels, beautiful picture, just love the colours and layout, yep the squid ink is gorgeous. I hope you managed to speak to the doctor and they can help as I know being in pain is no fun. Emma

Lillibelle said...

WoW! It's a wonderful, great ARTwork in gorgeous colours!

Wanda H said...

This is gorgeous, Hels!!!! I hope you are better soon!!!

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, hope said Dr. managed to see you
and give you something for the pain
its no joke feeling rotten and trying to
create your masterpieces although
you always come through on top as this art hanger is fabulous loving
the colours and layout you have done
so hope your feeling better and have
a good Bank Holiday.
nancyd xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hi Hels, hope you're feeling better & are having a nice weekend.
This is a beautiful piece, well done for sticking with it - and thank goodness for fresco paints. :)

craftimamma said...

Hels, this is absolutely gorgeous and for our sakes I'm glad you kept going through the trials, lol!..The colours are wonderful (I love the Squid Ink too) and I must try the stamping with Frescos ..... haven't dared try it yet, lol!

So sorry you've been suffering so badly. I've lost count of the hours I totted up simply trying to get through to make an appointment and not even for me more often than not. AND what really p's me off is if you want to make a none urgent appointment they only have the diary set up for those slots for about 3 weeks and they are usually already full!!!! Totally ridiculous. Hope you're feeling much better by now as I'm behind with my commenting.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ginny c said...

Lovely hanging love the colours, hope you are feeling better. I have used my melt pot started off with some simply moulds for the centre of some brooches , best wishes ginnyxx

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