Wednesday 5 December 2012

Special Memories

 Hi Everyone.......thanks for taking time to visit my blog, it really is appreciated. I am sure that like me you are very busy creating at present, whilst managing other tasks. My craft room is such a mess that I must try to tidy up before I start getting inky again.  Not working today so plan to craft all afternoon !!!  Hurray !!!

This project includes a picture of The Langham Hotel where we stayed on our recent trip to London. All in all it was fantastic and made even better by the fabulous friendly service. It was our Anniversary on the 3rd December and so I thought I would incorporate a postcard  of the hotel in this canvas wall hanging instead of an anniversary card for my OH.  I was under pressure and had no real idea other than challenges that I like to take part in. However, this is the outcome.

Quirky........ like me !!!

I used my favourite DI, Vintage Photo, to colour the canvas, then added Sizzix TH weathered clock die cut. 

I stamped Tim Holtz, Winged Things 11, on glossy card and  ran a distress marker  around the  white cut edge.

As mentioned, I had a postcard of our hotel and tore the edges, inking with vintage photo DI.

Having printed the anniversary date on my pc I then placed a TH Idea-ology ornate plate over it. 
A wooden ticket from Prima and a TH Idea-ology key were adhered and then the fiddly bit began !!!

I curled the wire on my pokey tool, cut the letters from Sizzix TH Wordplay die, inking them with Black Soot DI et voila !!!!   (Adhered the wire to the letters using cosmic shimmer glue )

Finished about 10 mins before OH arrived home !!!!!! Phew

I am entering this piece in the following challenges
At Simon Says Stamp the challenge is Houses..............okay its a big house !!!!

Crafty Hugs 
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  1. I'm sure that your OH loved this! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. Oh, this is wonderful... what an awesome idea and I love how it came out. :-) Superb creation.
    Happy Anniversary and thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics :-) xx

  3. What a wonderful quirky gift for your OH :) love the words on wire and thats some hotel you stayed in
    hank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

  4. Hello Annie. First of all, Happy Anniversary! What a nice way to celebrate it ... going off to London for the weekend! I so wish I could do that! It would be a bit of a "jaunt" for me I am in the US! :) Your piece is darling and a great way to commemorate your special day. I love the letters springing off of the top of your piece. The black elements really jump off of the board...and the metal embellishments are a nice touch! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. This is absolutely brilliant Annie I like every bit of it, Happy Anniversary.
    Kevin xx

  6. Happy Anniversary and what a special gift. It looks amazing. Love how you displayed the postcard of the hotel.

  7. What gorgeous colours, especially at this time of years when the days are darker. A perfect way to remember your Anniversary. Hard to believe its 29 years. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  8. That was such a brilliant idea Annie, I love the springy bits and I bet your OH loved it - very thoughtful of you to put the hotel on. Happy Anniversary to you both! Big Hugs, Anne x

  9. This is too cute. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  10. a really wonderful make , love the way you have added the letters! trace x

  11. So cool, Annie - I love this... original, personal and fantastically imaginative - the curly letter attachings are fabulous!!
    Alison x

  12. WOnderful to make a canvas to celebrate the occasion!!! It's fabulous! I love the springy letters!!!!

  13. Great and beautiful canvas Annie.
    I love the way you added the letters

    Greetings Janny

  14. That's gorgeous, I love every detail. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  15. New follower. I just love your work!! So unique, original and refreshing. Love the way you did "For You" did you even come up with something like that :-)

    Happy Crafting

  16. Yaaay! You're back so soon.... hoooray! Love this new project, and I bet your dh does too. How fabulous to put the letters up on springs. SUPER! Love that winged fellow... he's one of my favorites. Happy Anniversary to you and your honey, Annie!

  17. Hands down, YOU get the most points for the coolest wife EVER! Annie, this is so incredibly wonderful. It says so much more than a card, even though your cards would be a masterpiece, but a real honest to goodness piece of art. I LOVE IT!! Kudos to you for finishing it up as he pulled in the driveway too. LOL. You never cease to amaze me and I hope you don't mind if I completely CASE the concept. Love in 3D...fabulous!!!
    Lisa xx

  18. Stunning canvas! What a fabulous memento of your anniversary and trip to London. I love all the elements you've used in your piece! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics this week. I hope to see you back for future challenges :)

  19. What a lovely gift and keepsake. If this is quirky you creating stay quirky, it is fabulous.
    Thanks for entering the AT challenge.
    Hugs Neet (stood behind the door in a hotel in Berlin trying to comment)

  20. wow what a stunning piece of work! I love it!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics

  21. LOVE it!
    ... thanks for joining us in the challenge on FSC this time!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  22. Stunning piece. So very awesome. Thanks fot sharing at smudgy antics

  23. Anonymous12/08/2012

    Annie what struck me is that this is brimming with special memories for you and your DH yet you still managed to make it so cool and artful.
    Thank you for sharing your stunning memory art with us at FSC this fortnight.

  24. What a marvelous piece. Wonderful art.Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics.
    susan s.

  25. I adore quirky Annie... wonderful piece.
    Thanks for sharing with us at SMUDGY ANTICS this week.

  26. Annie, this is gorgeous! So original, and love the springy letters! What a lovely idea to make a canvas for the occasion! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  27. very cool and creative! thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics this week :)

  28. What a fabulous and original way to celebrate your life together. The "For You" sentiment on wire is my fav bit. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week

  29. This is just great, I love TH steampunky stuff! You did a wonderful job on your altered project!! I just love it! I just signed up to follow your blog! Thanks for playing w/ us at Smudgy Antics!
    (SA DT)


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