22 June 2012

Health & Safety?!!

Welcome one and all, some really good crafty friends and new followers alike. It's good to have you along.
This week has been a complete blur and I feel like a taxi service! There are at least another two trips to complete before the night is out so this will be short and sweet.

I have a number of deadlines looming (including crafty ones - ha! that'll teach me to be ever so slightly smug at the beginning of the year). However, PMA required so here goes with the first one - have created another of OH's birthday project and it fits the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge 'A Little Bit of Brown'

This is like my warm up for TH's tag but also works for this project. The image is OH's great-grandfather sitting on his uncle's horse - NOTE: huge horse, no reins/stirrups/harnesses of any kind, no riding hat or protective clothing!!! The HSE would have a field day these days, but it looks like he is just enjoying it!

The background paper is Basic Grey which has futher flourishes stamped on it, a stamped acetate filmstrip has been coloured with Butterscotch alcohol ink, and the photo has been aged with a touch of brown ink. The photo has been coloured with Wild Honey and Pine Needles, and the sentiment is from Sam Poole's Art Sayings (another must have in my humble opinion).

Apologies at this point - this photo is slightly fuzzy but hopefully you get the gist: there is a piece of faux material textured wallpaper (inked as ever); a strip from K&Co Life's Journey tape measures paper; a lock and key, stamped on antique gold card with 'Morris Dance' Metal Flakes and black archival ink and Crackle Accents on the key; buttons stamped from Sam Poole's Vintage Sewing set and coloured with Versa style inks; and the word Journey has been stamped and embossed in black which has been blurred  slightly deliberately. And there you have it. The collection continues to grow - more to come - but in the meantime I want to end by showing you an ATC I received from my crafting buddy Anne.

I can't tell you how she created it but I can say I was blown away to receive it. It is going to have pride of place on my new crafting memo board (when I get round to creating it) as a reminder of the friends made through blogging and crafting. I am one lucky girl. Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Your whole project has been lovely but this is, I think, my favourite so far. Love the pic of your OH's Grandfather and how you have brought it together with all the other elements. It's lovely.

    A bit of a shock to see my ATC! It was simply made with craft metal, embossed, black paint dabber to make the marks, TH's new alpha die, coloured and glossy accented. All on top of some mount board. Thank you for showing it....

    Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. ...gorgeous work Buttons...what a super image, G'Grandfather looks so small against the huge height of the horse and as you say no safty etc...loVely inky work, super colours a joy to look at...Anne's ATC is a cracker too...super make...Mel :)

  3. This whole ATC project is fabulous.
    Love this picture! and the sentiment is perfect. Love all the little details you have added.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  4. A fabulous creation Buttons and your post made me chuckle with the warning. A wonderful photo and beautifully embellished.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  5. This is fabulous, I love the picture of the tiny child on the HUGE horse lol x

  6. Using photos and memorabilia that your husband has connection to will make your gift so special.
    As you said it would be an OH&S breach these days but doesn't the young man look so proud?
    Fabulous indeed!

  7. Gorgeous here, and so much work! Love the photo and the way you colored it! What a fabulous design piece! Love that atc as well!

  8. Ah the good old days before Health and Safety!! Great project with lots of interest.

  9. Your ATC project is awesome! This very personal and fun ATC will be a real keepsake to OH. This photograph of his great grandfather sitting atop that huge horse without so much as a saddle is wonderful! I love the way you've colorized it and added the little embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  10. What a fab photo to have in your collection - he looks like one happy little chappy. As you say no HSE (how did we manage without them? LOL)
    Hugs, Neet x


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