Sunday, September 04, 2011

Just Dreaming and Hanging About



Crafty Individuals have their new challenge theme for September up and running!

This is what it says...
'...the theme for the month has been chosen by Lucy Edmondson, and is 'Hanging About'. To give you some idea of how to tackle this I will put the idea in Lucy's own words - ‘this would give people scope to do a wall hanging, canvas, frame, lantern, bird cage, bird house, jewellery, dangly things on cards, pennants – all sorts. Or they could interpret it as friends hanging about together.’


So I made this hanging using a selection of Crafty Individual stamps. The main image is one of the fabulous new designs, which, wait for it wait for it....currently, aswell as being able to buy it in the 'normal' way as usual from Crafty Individuals for £6.44, if you spend over £28(excluding postage) you get this new Crow collage stamp FREE!!!!

Yes!! FREE!!

And talking of bargains, the little skeleton hand charm dangling from the hanging is a snip at 20p from HAPPY DAZE




Hope you like this.... coloured with Distress and Jenni Bowlin ink pads...and pencil crayons. Splashes of water here and there. Black StazOn for the black stamping. Lots of matt and layering. I have run out of eyelets, so I would have liked those on here to finish the piece off nicely but nevermind ay.

A great challenge theme...I hope you can find a moment this month to join in. Worthwhile...theres a prize! Check out the Crafty Individuals blog challenge post for details.

29 comments:

Carol Q said...

an absolute stunner in true Jo style! love the perspective on this stamped image. Definitely a very dreamy look you've created. I think the colour scheme actually makes it quite creepy. brill!

joanne wardle said...

I'd also say this is classic Jo. Gorgeous. I've got that stamp too. it's cool.

Kaz said...

This is just stunning Jo. I love the muted colours x

Karin said...

It's absolutely perfect Jo, I love the colour combination you've used and your layout.

kjjc said...

Love it Jo. Very eerie. Spectacular.

Carol said...

I think your MUSE is back!!! This is SPOOKY...........goosebumps........and very, very Halloweeny...........

Sija said...

Awesome Jo! Love it.

Karen said...

I love it! Once again you have combined colour and image and texture so imaginatively. You make it look so easy!

Alison said...

Beautiful!!! Love your composition Jo! x

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wow this is stunning Jo. Beautiful your style and composition. Fantastic colours. Love this scene.
lovely greet
Marja

Nigel said...

Superb, and the colouring looks very washed out, just perfect for a dream (or was it a nightmare?)

x

craftimamma said...

Oooh, this is fabulous Jo. I love the colours and your colouring is awesome. Wonderful piece with that new CI stamp.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ferrellgraph-x said...

I think you rocked it! Fabulous!
Kindesst regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

flutterbycrafter said...

This is superb, love it all but the way you've done the scrip is beautiful, I love the colours xx PS love all your new stamps

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis gorgeous, I love the birdandcthe colours are truly beautiful. Trace x

Siobhan Brignull said...

thats a beaut Jo, that crow is a must have..x
ps thanks for working out I'm 9 LOL

Sid said...

Fantastic hanging, love the colours and design !

Lottie said...

This is amazing - I justs love the colours and style of this hanger - soft and misty - just like 'dreaming' beautiful

hazel said...

This is wonderful Jo, the colours are beautiful and I love the bird.
xxx Hazel.

Dotty Jo said...

A-mazing! This is fabulous Jo, Jo x

Harikini said...

Oh wauw, I love it.
Looks so pretty and those beautiful colors.A masterpiece.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What an amazing creation.Love all details, the soft coloration and the mystery look. I'm too on the mystery trip.
Have a nice weekend,
Anja

Vickie said...

I love this Jo! Nice balance of details, layers, and color. Like the previous post, love the mystery.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I love everything about this piece it is so atmospheric

Shar said...

Wowzers! That's one phenomenal piece!

Chrissy said...

Hi Jo,

Absolutely stunning, love the wire effect going across the image.

Chrissy. xXx

MI

Eloise said...

Love your piece! Has a great autumn feel, i think.

Cath Wilson said...

Love those subtle colours, Jo and yes, eyelets would have been nice, he, he. Love it and you've really used those images well x

She said...

Morning Jo, just playing catch up AGAIN! One day life will be calm! Love this, it is stunning. Catch up soon (hopefully!) Love S xxx