Wednesday, October 24, 2012

amateurs: noun

one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession
Hi WOYWW'ers!!
I hope everyone is having a great week, just think we are half way to the week-end!!
woo hoo!!..right?
Well, here is my desk, I'm working on another wall hanging for the Art MoB; this particular piece had many make overs to get to this final stage. Sometimes that's fun and sometimes it means I'm struggling....this time? I was struggling!! I hated it, hated it, then totally was in love with it!
Go figure! I'm just working on the letters, and then just have to add the hanging parts and it will be done! yay!

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #42 - Night
PanPastel UK Challenge - #41 Animals
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent - October Halloween Challenge ( not bonus round )
I am also entering my Halloween wall hanging:
Try it On Tuesday
which is having is having a
Design Team call!!

I really like my night sky, it looks a little lighter in this picture; the whole effect was done with ink pads. First swirled a black pad, then a silver one over the top. The horse was drawn and then cut out, then layered onto a magazine and cut out again, then lined with stickles. The moon, witch, and the bat was cut from the  Paper Trimmings cartridge. The letters were cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge, using the Spooky font. The moon was cut twice, once in card stock, the second time in a printed vellum, and then handstitched together. I ran my quilting tool through black paint to get the edging and white and black paint smudged with my finger tips. The 2 smaller bats were stamped from BugBites, Magic Spells and the cricut bat was given dimension using Helmars Liquid Scrapdots.

go enter some challenges, have fun and get your craft on!


Bridget Larsen said...

awww sorry you arent enjoying doing this. Art is supposed to be peaceful not stressful.
Hope it all comes together for you
Bridget #41
From sunny Australia

Eileen said...

Woohoo Sandee .. super card,magnificent horse! just a great take for the Panpastels challenge !
Eileen xxxxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Thanks for sharing, looks like you have been having creative fun! Have a great week trace. X 46

KatzElbows said...

The quilling tool tip is brilliant. Awesomely clever! Your professional witch is great. First I laughed, then I enjoyed all the techniques. A really great piece.

Happy WOYWW.
cheers, rachel #67

BJ said...

Love the wall hanging on your desk and all those pens too. I'm just not a pen gal. BJ#8 sans pens!

Neil said...

You've been having fun! Hope the rest of the week is a good one too.

okienurse said...

great looking desk with its ariel view this week. Love the wall hanging. Good job! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

Francesca said...

Your Halloween panel is lovely, great stuff. Francesca #94

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my golly how fun!! LOVE it

wwilloww said...

Another great piece Sandee!! I adore that horse!!!

Kim said...

UMMMMM....... BEFORE you send that over to Art Mob. I want it! Email me!!!! Really!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks fab to me! Glad to pop over and catch up with how you're doing, sorry not been about much, but you know how things can be here. Hope you are ok my friend? Take care Zo xx 71

Krisha said...

I am loving the hanging on your desk, can't wait to see it finished
Krisha #40

Shoshi said...

I think we all get projects that seem to fight us all the way, Sandee, but usually if you persevere you are victorious, and glad you took the trouble!

Thanks for your visit, and I'm glad you like my tiger. If you haven't already, pop back and see the subsequent post with the finished page.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #2

Craftychris said...

Love the wall hanging on your desk - it was worth the pain. Love the Halloween one too! xx

Unknown said...

Wow - your witchy turned out awesome! Both of your pieces are really cute. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #13

Katie said...

I'm sorry that you hated the piece, but I'm glad that you love it now!!!

The witch piece is awesome, I love how you did the horse and the moon!

Julia S-W said...

I love that horse!! I've never seen such a lovely horse and it looks as if it has so much energy! The lettering is great too - perfect for halloween.
I think this is really creative Sandee.

Words and Pictures said...

Funny how out of the struggles often come the things we love the most! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

fairy thoughts said...

Looks like you have been having fun, eventually
thanks for sharing
janet #58

Nicky said...

Funny how things we sometimes hate just suddenly come right and we love - thanks for sharing ~ Nicky ~53

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like this mad, psychedelic take on Halloween!! Completely batty but totally inspired, love it!!
Hugs, LLJ #66
(In her Atelier!!!)

Angie said...

This is such fun so made me smile. xx#79

Neesie said...

Hey Sandee I made it...shhh...don't tell anyone because I'm supposed to be getting ready for another fun packed day!
This is such a fresh take on the witchy theme ~ fun and a clever idea.
Your lucky to have come to love it but only rightly so...I very often am left at the hate it stage!
Must dash before I'm caught :$

Enjoy WOYWW and say hi to everyone ~ I'm missing them but will be back once I get home xoxo

trish said...

Hello fellow North Carolinian! I found you via Donna Downey's blog and thought I would pop over and say hi since we are both artists! We just moved here and will only be here for about a year. Love your art work!

scrappymo! said...

You will have to post the first one again when it is finished...
I love the cute...just great!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your work in progress! It was like a treasure hunt looking around for the letters still to be adhered and complete the saying. Your witch is a fun piece-- it's hard to put a new spin on such a popular holiday, but she's unique with her colorful mount. Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting me! ~ Laura #155

Eliza said...

You are ment to enjoy art not get stressed over it. I think it looks great, I really like it and it gave me a little giggle. Colouring perfect.

As for the VB Machine nope not working it has gone to hell, I did however salvage some parts. I am really p...ed at the machine doing that, but these things are sent to try us.

Eliza 88

VonnyK said...

Love your Halloween witchy card and I really like your wall hanging, great colours. I don't usually like anything I do until it's almost finished, then it starts to grow on me.
Have a great week.
Von #45

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

What a great little hanging! I think I have some stickles somewhere..... oh no.

I didn't join in this week as I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to visit everyone -- but I did want to pop in to see what you've been up to.


Lindsay Weirich said...

well, the decoration turned out great! handg it on your front door with pride! happy WOYWW! Lindsay#110

Andrea said...

LOL love the horse what a novel/fab idea pleased you loved it in the end it looks fab, why are we so self critical of what we do anyway thanks for sharing a fab post have a great week #99

Queen Lightwell said...

Well, at least it looks like its turning out beautifully! :) Nice aerial shot of your desk...did you stand on a chair or are you just reaaaally tall? :)
Deeyll #160

Spyder said...

what a fabulous make!! and a great idea and keepsake too! Happy WOYWW

Darnell said...

It is true sometimes how we have that love/hate relationship with our projects! I ADORE your "brooms are for amateurs" tag!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me already! I hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #59

zandra said...

Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Meggymay said...

Wow, love your hanging, great fun with the alternative broom.
Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous hanging, love the horse!
Thanks for joining us at TioT

Evil Edna said...

this is excellent, it really stands out. thank you for sharing at TIOT. EE

Spyder said...

....I meant to add... what a great photo too!! You must have been on a step ladder!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool is this ? A fantastic wall hanging, love the whole scene.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

LOL! I love the way you cut out the horse shape. Blessings!

cass said...

Great wall hanging and very appropriate for Melbourne, we are in the middle of our Spring Racing Carnival and this is pefect.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I was absolutely certain I had already left you a message, but I can't find it. Brain turning to mush again! I love your witchy picture and the sentiment is perfect. Have a good week. xx Maggie #33

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love it! How come I didn't visit you last week? Was I being too uppity to come play? I do not know. I'm glad I found it this week. Brooms are for amateurs indeed!

stampingtink said...

Fabulous witch, horse and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy and I hope you'll play along again!

Susan, PDE DT