Friday, 16 August 2013

A Sudsy Load

Good day dusty traveller. Since moving into the Guild Hall, I have always disliked the laundering chambers. Mostly due to the complete lack of decoration. There are no pictures and no window coverings to speak of. It literally echoes in the chamber. For the past fortnight I have been spending my nights by candlelight in the crafting chambers working away to rectify that problem.

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I bought this collage frame super cheap from Wal-Mart specifically to make something for my barren laundry room. Here is the finished project complete with mini clothes pins, buttons and pearls all glued on. Let’s go through it a panel at a time though...

Every stamp on this panel was an ink virgin until this project. The shirts are from the Unity “The Man” set. I paper pieced the ties onto a different colour cardstock then stamped them with some flowers from the Unity “With Sympathy” set. The tag is also a Unity stamp, but I don’t know what it’s called as it was included free in an order with no packaging. The sentiment is from the Unity “Loads of Love” set. 

Next panel. Ummm...yikes...probably should've cleaned the dust off this frame before taking pics. Oopsies. *ahem*...moving on... I cut some of my beloved My Little Shoebox paper for the background. *sob* The clothesline I diecut using the Country Life cartridge. The little birds and gnome are all from the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set. I stamped them onto watercolour paper and using Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +77 wetness coloured them in.

This next one is a panel from a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper...I believe the collection was called Clementine. Well, the 12x12 sheet had six different panels on it and I used three for this project. I added the buttons from the Unity “Sew Cute” set by stamping them onto coloured cardstock and simply cutting them out.

This image was also cut from the Country Life cartridge. I embossed and inked the bubbles and the tub before gluing it all together. The little decorative corners I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

I was super pumped to use my ink virgin “Simply Anya” from The Greeting Farm and the laundry basket (also previous uninked) from the Unity “Loads of Love” set and this panel actually ended up being my least favourite. "Simply Anya" I stamped onto watercolour paper and used Distress Markers and my waterbrush weapon to colour her in. This panel earned me +44 sadness exp points because I was disappointed with the end result.

The background of this was another panel from that Cosmo Cricket paper. The underwear and sentiment came from the Unity “Change is a Good Thing” set. I had fun going through my scraps and finding different patterns to stamp the underwear on. Teehee.

The only panel that has nothing to do with laundry. I decided to make one with our last name. I diecut the letters using the Rock Princess cartridge. The background paper I stamped with a bunch of different Unity stamps. The bird I don’t know what it’s called as it was another packageless freebie (and also an ink virgin). The feather, uninked until now, is from the Unity “Tail Feather” set. The vintage looking gal in the corner who got her ink cherry popped on this project, is from the Unity “Gossip, Hot Flashes & Crazy” set. Oh...I lied...they’re not all Unity stamps...in the top right corner I stamped something from the Tim Holtz “Reflections” set. I diecut the flower and whooshes from the Art Philosophy cartridge, stamping the green parts with that same “Reflections” stamp. That was a LOT of different stamps for one panel - sheesh. I did manage to collection +824 inky exp points for using so many uninked stamps!

Okay last one. Err...this is simply one of the panels from the Cosmo Cricket paper. I literally did nothing else to it other than glue it onto some background paper so it would fit the 4x6 slot.

And here it is hanging in my laundry room! YAY!

This collage will wash up in the following challenges:

After hanging my new creation on the wall a door suddenly materialized behind it! It seems I had triggered some sort of spell by hanging a piece of art in the exact spot the invisible hidden door existed. With great trepidation and a little excitement I stepped through the door into the blackness beyond...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

28 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME creations!! :)

Karen (karey2005) said...

This is adorable! Love it!

Ruby said...

Awesome projects.

Angeline Choo said...

This is way awesome!! LOVe the idea! I need to go make some home decor for myself too. :)

Linda said...

all your cards look fun and cute. with the bold bright colors.

Kary said...

What a great idea!! You cards are so fun!!

Avril Ann said...

What a fabulous idea, hun, bet you don't mind doing the laundry now xxx

Laura Turcotte said...

Ok--That is freaking awesome!! LOVE, LOVE!!

Kris B said...

Terrific collage frame! What a great idea! Looks fabulous hanging in your laundry room, love the added clothes pins! TFS

Jenn Borjeson said...

You're so cute (love the dust comment - hee hee) and this is awesome. Great job!!!!!!!

Julie Odil said...

Love this! Now if only the laundry would do itself.

Donna Mack said...

What an absolutely fantastic project for the laundry room! I am sooo inspired! Thank you for sharing!!!

Bunny said...

This is goreous...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

Caz xx

Laura Love said...

What an amazing project!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Kimbo said...

What a great project - should certainly brighten your chores. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Gaylynn said...

Crystal, I think this is a great collage with fun laundry panels. Great decoration. :)

Miwa said...

Awesome project and how perfect for your laundry room! :)

Jannie said...

With this any washing is fun from now on!!!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs&Hugs
Jannie

Michelle said...

Neat project!

Bettina L. said...

What a fun design. Love all the details especially the embossing. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday andgood luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Danie May said...

Totally Cute! Such a fabulously fun project.

MichelleZ said...

What a fun project! A true delight. And a wonderful home d├ęcor piece! Thank you for participating in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog's "Make the Cut" challenge. ~Michelle

Tanya said...

Great item! perfect addition to a home. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Brenda said...

OMGosh this is adorable!!! What a great way to dress up the dull and boring laundry room!! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Kerry said...

Great selection of cards. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

Jennifer said...

So wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Jessica said...

What a fun way to decorate. I love that you even used some of your favorite papers - now you can enjoy them while doing laundry. ;) Thanks for joining in at Use It Tuesday.

Becky said...

This is fabulous! What a great way to dress up your laundry room. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

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