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Saturday, 3 December 2011

For My Other Half

Hi, as it's my other half's birthday today, and he's very supportive of my creating, I thought I'd make him his very own wall hanging :-)

This one is definitely out of my comfort zone but I wanted to do him something a little different.  It was hard to photograph because of the UTEE but I hope you can see the detail behind it.:



I've used A5 mountboard, all inks are Jenni Bowlin, which I only bought last week and not used before - I have to say I love them!  Most of the stamps I've used are by IndigoBlu, but one is from PaperArtsy and one is a freebie Craft Stamper cover one.  I've done quite a bit of masking on this with the balloons and faces, the cars, and the clouds with eyes, there's a few layers of clear UTEE on the balloons and the eyes, and still lots of blue ink on my fingers :-)  My other half is a bit of a stickler for timekeeping (which isn't a bad thing!) which is why the guy is chained to the balloon with the clock face. 

Stamps used are IndigoBlu Brideshead and Back to Nature plates (from Craft-Room), PaperArtsy Femme Plate 3 (Fruit Pixie) and Craft Stamper Freebie Hot Air Balloon.  The Sprocket Gears are TH.

I would like to this wall hanging into a few challenges:  Crafty Cardmakers are looking for Heat EmbossingStamps R Us would like us to Emboss It!, and the Samuel Taylor Challenge have a theme of Anything Goes (and they are offering a fabulous prize of Kasiercraft Mini Albums and a Jillibean Soup 6x6 Paper Pad!)

Hope you like it, and have a great weekend!

Maria x

10 comments:

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Happy BD party!
Gorgeus wall hanging!
Thanks for all you sweet comments;-))m

Josephine said...

What a fabulous project! That UTE shows up really well, and it's a great effect.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Jean Straw said...

This is great, I love the subtle colours and quirky images.Jean x

hazel said...

It's wonderful Maria.
xxx Hazel.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria, cant tell you are out of your comfort zone this is perfect and am sure you pother half loved it. Happy belated birthday for him. See you where chosen as one of our favorites over on Get Creative well done.

Marie

Shannon White said...

Just So Lovely and creative!I just know it was a hit! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!!! I LOVE what you created and those eyes are fabulous--and so dreamy!!!
XO
Cindy
P.S. Thank you SO much for putting my button on your sidebar!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful gift, no doubt he loved it!
hugs Lynn

Susie Little said...

Cool embossing! Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers! xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is fab, I am sure your other half will love it
Lindsay xx