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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Try It On Tuesday - 'Memories' DT Piece

I have to 'fess up. When I sat down on Sunday morning (cutting it fine as usual) to make my DT piece for Try It On Tuesday I was completely mojoless and uninspired. When that happens I find the only thing that gets me making is to follow a 'recipe', a sketch or try out a technique.

I have quite a few new stamps that have been looking at me reproachfully for some time now as they haven't seen ink yet so I thought I would make myself use some of these. I bought them at Ally Pally from the Paper Artsy stall and this particular set was  the last choice I made for a 'buy 4 get 1 free' offer. The first four were easy to choose, the last one was more difficult because although all the sets are gorgeous none of them were screaming 'you have to have me'. So I chose something that I wouldn't normally. If that makes sense. Still stuck for inspiration, I then looked over the photos I took at the Paper Artsy stall of all their lovely samples.  I didn't see anything using the stamps I had bought but saw a fairly masculine looking little piece with lots of bits and bobs on - something I find very difficult to do myself although I love the look.  (I would have put in a picture but it's just in one of the whole wall and a bit fuzzy even before cropping so I'll spare you that).

So new stamps in hand, and using that layout as a sketch or recipe I came up with this. And to make it fit with the theme I just used the word 'Memories' on it. A bit of a cop out I'm afraid!!

Anyhow, it has way more elements than I am usually confident at adding but works I think though I should probably have stamped the clock onto a slightly thicker piece of card to put crackle glaze on it as it's gone a bit crinkly.  Oh well, it's just vintage!!

So, if you would like to join in with us at Try It On Tuesday we'd be very pleased to see your 'Memories' projects. Have a great day!!



Caroline said...

This is fabulous Cindy love the frame and the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

chrissies said...

Fantastic use of everything on this piece.

Love Chrissie xx

Deborah said...

I feel the same about PA stamps (apart from Lynne Perrella of course)but I think it's good to sometimes go with something completely unlike your usual choices. It has certainly paid off - your card is fab, crinkly clock and all.

May said...

This is fantastic... love the colour choice & the stamping is fabulous... the colours blend perfect together & I love that image....great design... Hugs May x x x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Cindy, this is fabulous, doesn't look like a struggle or a cop-out - just a great project with great embellishments.
Avril x

Netty said...

Terrific hanging Cindy and loving your new stamp. xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project Cindy, the background and all the details are awesome. Love the image as well.
Yvonne x

sassy said...

this ia a fabby frame loving the elements clever a perfect project hugs sassyxxx

Bee and Dee said...

A lovely hanging, really love the colours and the stamps fits in so well. Hugs Bee

butterfly said...

I love the image, and the framing colours are just great! What a brilliant way to push through the mojo-less feeling to a really great piece of work!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a fantastic hanging in one of my favorite color combinations.

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