Friday, 30 December 2011

One Ticket to Ride

We've had some horrible weather the last few days and today has continued the trend - lots of rain and dark skies... woke up this morning and was just settling myself down again in what I thought was middle of the night darkness when I looked at the clock....... which showed the time to be 8am!
So have had a quick trip to the supermarket with OH, as always everyone else is preparing for a siege (is war about to be declared?????) - do people REALLY eat all that stuff they put in their trollies???? How many parties are there on New Years Eve? Everyone I speak to says ' we're not doing much, staying in and watchin telly' or ' don't like going out New Year' etc etc so who is coming to consume the mountains of food and drink I have seen going through the checkouts??? OWN UP NOW!!!!!!
I felt quite indaequate with my milk, a small joint of beef and some carrot and turnip!!!! (Actually there was a few garlicky mushrooms and some cheese as well but no doubt you get the idea that my poor trolley looked quite bereft and sad as it only contained such a paltry amount whilst all it's friends were puffing out their chests and doing weight lifting impersonations!)
OK - enough of the drivel - 
I actually tidied my work space on Tuesday (and Wednesday....) and thought that instead of putting away the scrappy bits I should use them up - so here's the result.

It seems such a long time since I did anything really messy and having bought this 12" round canvas on a recent shopping trip with Maureen  I decided to alter it rather than add it to the pile - I was originally going to make a clock but the best laid plans etc etc.....
The Leanne Elllis stamp from the 'Journey' collectionwas bought from a fellow crafter on E-bay earlier this year - a bargain, so thanks Anne! Coloured with promarkers and UTEE'd three times for a high gloss.
I tore some K and Co paper for the backdrop and distress inked the edges of the canvas, then set about using up the scraps which I'd placed in a small pile to be put away.
Some of this stuff had been lying about on the desk for months and I just kept shoving it to one side!

The chipboard pieces were from an Ecetera Dimensional Embellishments pack and having used up the other bits only had these two left. I secured them together with an old button cut off one of Mum's cardigans. It has a lovely antiqued outside with a shiny jadey green pearly centre which was the exact same colour as one of the promarkers I'd used on the stamp! 

The little wooden heart is from a tag on one of my presents - it started out it's life as pale pink but with the help of the promarkers is now a pale greeny blue colour!

The seagull is actually a brooch which I have had for ever and all the other bits (heart charm, Tim Holtz 'Wander' disc, buttons, ticket, fibres) are all from my stash.

Challenges -
Ooh La La - Anything But a Card
Crafts 4 Eternity - Include a Quote on your Project. (Absence makes the Heart grow Fonder)
Try It On Tuesday - Altered Week
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Favourite Project of the Year. - This was quite difficult really - but eventually decided that the last thing I have made is always my favourite!!!!
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Viv, this is fabulous, and what a great idea and a fab way to use those odd bits and pieces. So much texture and detail, its lovely.
I know the feeling about the supermarket. I went earlier, and my god, how much stuff do they eat. I will be glad when New Year arrives, we will be watching telly together.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

Sherry said...

I've never seen a round canvas before Viv, love your collaged one especially with the special bits and pieces added.

I know what you mean about the shopping - total madness (hiding all the Pringles and chocolates as I type!!)

Zoechaos said...

Viv this is gorgeous, funnily enough I'm working on a 12" round canvas as well just at the moment! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room, Challenge XOXO Zoe

pinky said...

I love your canvas Viv, its amazing and the soft tones are really delicate looking. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Happy New Year

Unknown said...

I know what you mean with the shopping, my OH and me we were wondering if ppl new shops are opened on the 26th too, just terrible how much junk ppl eat through holidays, our Xmas goose lasted 3 days for 2 adults and 2 little ones, even our dog had sausege on Xmas day
I have to get my craft hands on a 12" canvas
Your project is gorgeous, thanks playing along with TioT this week and wish you all the best for 2012

Teresa said...

Haha! You made me laugh, yes I wonder what people do with all that food too, you would think they don't need to go out again for the month of January but they do!
I love your card, I had to come and take a closer look at all those cute embellishments they look fabulous, really suits the card & image. HAPPY NEW YEAR, hugs Teresa xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What a good idea to use the bit that are out before anything else. Sadly, I could not do that as there was nowhere to put anything together. After two days of major league tidying, I can see my way now to doing some crafting. I quite agree about all the panic shopping, we only bought a few extra potatoes as I am doing filled cheesy jackets for a friend's do tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful New Year, filled with good health, happiness and fun. xx Hugs Maggie

Meggymay said...

Fabulous canvas, love the collage pieces. Went for bread and some veg today and it was a queue to park at our supermarket today.
Happy New Year. Yvonne.

Wendi said...

Wow what a lovely project it's so nice to see something so different and original it's beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Happy New Year

coops said...

wow this is fantastic viv.i love the beautiful colours and details and the image is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Maria said...

Wow, this is fabulous - I wish I could use my scraps like this! Love how you've put everything together.

Your trolley sounds like ours, lol - I'm sure many people shop just twice a year :-) - once before Christmas and once before New Year. They MUST then have enough to last 12 months!

Good luck, and thanks for joining in with the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Karen said...

Very nice Viv, lovely idea too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Pauline C said...

Bautiful canvas Viv - very artistic. Thanks for joining in the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge this week, and Happy New Year!
Pauline x

Unknown said...

Wow this is fabulous Viv! thanks for joining the TIOT last challenge for 2011 xx Janet

Angela Weimer said...

What a great canvas and such a good use of left overs. I hope your New Years was good. We don't get much for New Years either but know what you are saying about the full trollies. I saw a few people pushing 1 and pulling one. Guess they were feeding the army. Have a wonderful 2012 and thanks for joining us at TIOT. Angela

hazel said...

A fabulous canvas Viv - I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

michele said...

Gorgeous canvas Viv, thanks for sharing at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Esther said...

This is lovely, love all the bits and pieces you've added ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge..Esther xx

Debi said...

I do like this Viv, love all the elements what a great way to use your "scraps" thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Unknown said...

What a stunning project - no wonder its your favourite of the year! thanks for playing along with the Stampman best of 2011 awards xx Janet