Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Not going out...I'm going out out

It's time for the fortnightly challenge at Stampotique.

 This week the theme is Out Of The Box. This was a tricky start to a challenge for me in the sense that I would like to think that I always try and think out of the box as it were so didnt really know where to go with this.

After much huffing and puffing I thought 'right, I'll have to add more that one 'out of the box' ...that will do it...I needed to go out-out lol So I started off with a background technique I've always admired but never tried...wax paper scrumpled up, ironed onto white card, then blend ink over the top.



                                                  

 The background reminded me of sky and sea at the same time so I got out Great Moon stamp and one of Daniel's mermaids and contemplated which direction I should go with. Then it hit me..., why not have a mermaid draped over the moon, it doesn't get much more weirdy out of the box than that!

The moon was 'facing'; the wrong way though.... so I stamped it and then flipped it over.

The mermaid needed turning upside down... There...Smumanah sits better that way and it is now more aesthetically pleasing to me as there is a better flow of shapes. The star that usually hangs from the moon ended up being cut off as obviously that wasn't going to work, but I took the hanging star idea and hand drew a star hanging over her arm.






After colouring in, I finished with the Same Moon saying and then doodled around the outside of the panel. It didnt look right as a card so I turned it into a hanging, beaded up some wire and used that for the hook. The beads are actually a PERFECT match in real life but have come out brownish instead of purple in the photo. grrrrrr. So thats my contribution this week. I'm all 'out of the box'-ed out now what with background techniques, flipping, stamp combining and beading... I hope you can join in, take a broader outlook at whats around or what you have and see what comes together.

You can also be in with a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate to spend at Stampotique if your name gets drawn out. Please check out the Stampotique Designer's site for challenge rules and also to see the wonderfully diverse examples from the team.

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 ps...You'll only get the title of this post if you're a Micky Flanigan fan, an east end Londoner , talking about going out or out out...here is performing the set in Brighton, just down the road from me.
Thanks for dropping by.

28 comments:

Helen said...

Just love your out of the box thinking! Hope you are well, and keeping busy (!!) Hugs, Helen.

Cath Wilson said...

Definitely weird, he, he. Love it, though and I love any resist technique, so it's bound to be a winner for me. MF is great but it made me think of another 'going out, going out, out...' so it worked for me anyway. Lovely work, as ever, Jo x

Artyjen said...

That is just a fabulous idea ;) Great "out of the box" piece.
xoxo Sioux

Carmen said...

Only you Jo could put a mermaid on the moon :D Love her!

Loved the clip too - have just sat here chuckling away. Ah yes, my nightclub days are definitely over... they were only short lived to begin with. Far to much noise and young people (and that's WHEN I was young! *g*)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wonderful out of the box. Beautiful creation Jo. And a fantastic stamps/pictures.
Lovely greet
Marja

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS project - love the lateral thinking.

It has to be said it's certainly been a while since I've been out out ...... but NEVER in my carpet slippers!!! (thank goodness!)

Kathyk

Happy Days said...

This is STUNNING!!!! I can confirm the beads are a perfect match IRL.

Anyway are you are going out, out or are you just going out? ROFL. Didn't realise you were a MF fan too! :D x

Dotty Jo said...

This is brilliant Jo! thanks for the laugh too - very funny, Jo x

Lottie said...

Absolutely rip roaring funny, brilliant, original, perfect. So many techniques too!

Sue said...

Out out out of the box came that one! Love it..a mermaid hasnging from the moon.....whyever not??? FABULOUS:)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great take on this theme, like your background technique. I've still my thinking cap on.

GinaA said...

This is so original, background is gorgeous and I love the star.

Carol Q said...

hilarious Jo. love your words and gorgeous wax paper technique.

Elaine said...

What a fab project. Love the way you have been inspired by the background and how you have brought everything together, just brilliant. Elaine x

Karin said...

its beautiful!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Stunning project Jo, The stamping and colouring is fab but I just love the way she's hanging off the moon, hilarious and clever all at once!
Great clip, oh dear can't remember when I last did the out out trip more likely to be in in nowdays LOL Thank you for the giggle, Gay xxx

Marijke said...

this is so beautiful, love it

Willy said...

What a great idea, Jo! Love your mermaid draped over the moon!

Siobhan Brignull said...

superb Jo and the background has a great effect .. x

dutchstamptramp said...

It's absolutely stunning Jo!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautiful project!
Your post title caught my eye ... we went to see Micky Flanigan in Belfast and I don't think I've ever laughed so much!

Ali said...

I love this! It caught my eye straight away in the DT pics on the Stampotique blog. I love the idea of turning the mermaid upside down and draping her over the moon - she looks fabulous! :)

Ali

Michelle Webb said...

Micky Flanigan cracks me up, I love him, he's great. Your hanging is brilliant and a genius idea to have the start hanging off the mermaids arm. You definitely thought outside the box. Michelle x

Basement Stamper said...

great use of the wax paper technique. Love how it looks and the wall hanging is brilliant.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Oh Jo, seriously, this couldn't be more brilliant! - or out, out of the box!! Leave it to you to come up with this completely fabulous idea! You've rocked this challenge!
Val :)
PS: Thank you for the into to MF - he's too funny! :)

Julie S. said...

I love her! what a fabulous tag.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Clever, clever, clever! And so beautifully done! I loved the comic too! Hugs, Lesley

Judy Dewitt said...

OMG love this. Such a cool idea! xx