Tuesday, 24 February 2009

WOJ Spring Fling Friends.....

Sorry guys I'm not blog hopping tonight...i had a little sleep this afternoon and now I'm feeling rotten again... sore throat... yuck and my nose is all stuffy... why can't i be normal and not get ill so often???? for those of you that don't know.. I'm immune suppressed because of the Methotrexate dose I've been taking weekly for the last seven years to help control the Rheumatoid Arthritis i have... this drug unfortunately suppresses my immune system so i get ill really easy and pick up lots of bugs.. but it also slows down the damage the disease is doing to my joints so a necessary evil... this time i only just got over a really nasty cold virus... and now it looks like I'm getting another...yuck yuck yuck... anyway enough of that...
Here is my very first Yayyyyyyyyyyy Guest Designer Creation for Ribbon Mad... i am so happy i got a spot as a guest designer so if any body else wants me...hehehehehehe.....I hope you will all pop on over to Ribbon Mad, and take a look at the gorgeous March Kit Emma the lovely owner has put together this month... you might even want to subscribe to the kit yourself you never know..go on take a look..I used my wonderful WOJ Spring Kit that came two days ago.. I took a piece of chip board.. i think these were Maya Road 12x12 boards originally but i cut them down for another project and was left with these long strips 4 inches by 12 inches.. I covered this one with Scenic Route Lynden Springview Drive Striped DP.. then stitched together a plain piece of Turquoise CS and a strip from Lynden Scrap Strip that were distressed first, these were then place into the middle of the plaque.. i cut a plate using my SU Top Note Die coloured it with SU ink just so that it wasn't white, then stamped around the outer edge with a little flower stamp from my stash.. i then stamped the new Tree Stump from the WOJ Spring Collection and coloured it using SU Inks.. I then cut around the perforated edge to reduce it down a little and distressed the edges this was attached to the two pieces i had previously placed in the middle of the plaque.. I then attached a piece of what i now know is Clunny Lace to each side of the center section. I cut two more strips of turquoise CS and stitched two more strips of Scenic Route Lynden Scrap Strip to it, i then punched the edge with a MS punch and backed it again with a lime green CS, these sections were attached to the ends of the plaque, one each side of the center piece.. I then took some flowers from my stash, I'm not sure how long I've had these little yellow beauties, but they're nice and thick, i took some Cherry Blossom flowers which incidentally are just so yummy.... they're from eBay..i cut the stems leaving about an inch of the stem to poke through the center of the yellow flowers then took some green and white spotted ribbon from the New March Kit I'd received from Ribbon Mad and cut about two inches, folded it in half created a whole to poke the stem through so that it looked like leaves.. i did this eight times, four were attached to each side of the center piece using crafters silicone glue, i also added a single cherry blossom to the gathering of flowers each side just to balance it out.. i was always told to bunch things in odd numbers.. looks better.. i do it every where, even at home on the tables.. I measured three inches in from both sides of the plaque and punched two holes using my big bite at the top of the plaque then threaded two lamp work beads onto some silver.. yes silver.. it was the only wire i had thick enough, it came from my jewelery making stash.., the wire was threaded through the holes and wound back around its self to form a hanger then decorated by tying ribbons again from the March Ribbon Mad Kit about one third of the way up the wire on both sides..

I then attached these gorgeous WOJ images.. i coloured them using my original copics, I'm really enjoying these now... although a little worried i wont' want to use anything else ever again.. finally this piece was finished off by adding three cute buttons also a part of the beautiful Ribbon Mad March Kit that have been threaded with ribbon from the same kit.. and three pins from my every growing stash of treasure... i added a simple wire word with a butterfly charm attached Friends... i think that says it all.. they look like friends.....
Well that's me for tonight guys.. I'm off to bed.... feeling really rough now... hopefully a good nights sleep and I'll feel lots better in the morning.. i know i said i would today but i just didn't feel like doing much tonight.. so I'll check in on all you lovely guys joining my candy tomorrow after work... I'm sorry guys the only reason i posted this was because most of it was already done.... thank the lord for Scheduling...

Ingredients: Maya Road Chipboard ~ Scenic Route DP Lyden ~ Generic CS ~ Ribbon & Buttons Ribbon Mad March Kit ~ Stamps WOJ Spring Kit ~ Copics ~ SU Inks ~ SU Top Note Die ~ Charm, Lampwork Beads, Sterling Silver Wire, Pins, Yellow Flowers & Wire Word From Stash ~ Cherry Blossom Flowers & Clunny Lace From Ebay

18 comments:

Ila said...

Wow!! I Love this Gorgeous work of Art Tina!!..everything you've done here is just Beautiful!! and your copic coloring is Fabulous!...I hope you're feeling better soon!!....Big Hugs to you and the boys...Ila

Sarah B said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Hugs and Wishes Sarah B X

Madge said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is just soooo beautiful - I absolutely love everything about it, the detail is just amazing. Hope you are feeling better soon xx

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Tina, this is STUNNING!!!
Lovely colours and great details.
I love, love your creation, my dear!!!!
Big hugs, Mumur

Nixe07 said...

OMG such a stunning artwork my friend!! Love everything about it. All these ribbons and little details you´ve put on it are absolutely gorgeous and fits perfectly. I also love how you´ve coloured the cute images. Great job!
Please take care sweetie.
Big Big Hugs and Love
Moni

Iren said...

WOW this art is absoluttly faboulous!!! Love the coloring, colors and every thing on it!!!

Hugs from Iren

Heidi said...

This is beautiful AND I thought I would tell you taht the treasure chests are absolutely stunning! I need to find something like that to alter. YOu did such a wonderful job on those!

debby4000 said...

Amazing, this is stunning.

Viv said...

Awww poor baby. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make you better my friend.
I don't know HOW you create such lovely works of art when you're suffering so. But you DO!!!
Ribbon Mad is really lucky to have you on the DT. Let's hope you become permanent eh. ;0)
I DO so wish I could colour as good as you do. I'm dead jealous.
Love and get well hugs
Viv xxx

Diane said...

This is a beautiful piece of work..you are very talented! Hope you feel better soon!

M@rtine said...

Wow love the colours you used!! and i wish you feel better soon, it's almost weekend...

i also wanted to tell you i bought some tule, don't know if it's the same in English as in Dutch.... if not please let me know... as i love to see it used on the flowers just like you! I can't wait to have my days off and just spend some time in my room.

I hope you'll feel better very soon!!

Vitamin hugs from the Netherlands!!
Martine

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Sorry to hear your not well Tina and hope you feel better real soon, Your creation is just gorgeous and so many wonderful details, I just love the pretty colours and your beautiful colouring of these cuties, I just love the flowers and little pins, Big Hugs, Nikki x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What an amazing creation Tina...your really deserve to be on this team full time... :-)
Your colouring is fabulous and I adore the ribbons and accents. I already subscribe to their kits...wonderful aren't they?
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs
Carole x

joey said...

omg I cant believe I havent seen this before now, STUNNING!!! OOOOOH I love it. gorgeous colours, gorgeous girlies, just love it. joey.xxx

Manu said...

OMG! What a beautiful work! So lovely! I love it! Wow! Hugs Manu

weewiccababe said...

thats so pretty - those stamps are gorgeous, I never thought of using them all together like that
x

Aud said...

Oh, so gorgeous! You're an artist!

josefa laura said...

beautifu and wonderful images you are great jlaura