Hi everyone thanks for stopping by if you have a minute I would love to hear any comments that you have... I am very new to all this so its all a bit hit and miss at the moment, I will get there in the end i'm sure....bye for now Mandy x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Simon says Stamp and Show some Tickets & Grungy Monday 28

Hi Everyone 

Hope today catches you all well.  Today i have created a wooden block for Simon says Stamp and Show some Tickets and Linda over at Grungy Monday requests us to use a cool Tim Holtz Technique which he used on his pumkin challenge for ranger using metal, emboss and alcohol inks.. here is the link..http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/11/rangers-great-pumpkin-challenge.html

So i wondered how i could combine both requests as sometimes nearer the end of the week i run out of time ( where does it go these days??!!) So I started with a blank arch wooden block :

First of all I cut out some sheet metal ....However i never had the sticky stuff so i had to make do......then i embossed it first with a cracked paving stone embossing folder and at the other side I embossed with Tim's edge dies out of his seasons one....I then glued it to the frame and then put the ranger alcohol inks down....colours used were sunshine yellow, cranberry and lettuce with a bit of blending solution and also with some gold mixative.....then just kept building it up .........The next challenge was how to incorporate the tickets .....mmmmmm..........So i got this fine girl from Art Rules by Wendy Vechi and thought she could do with some hair...........

So using the tickets out of Tims Lost and found Paper Stash and stamping a couple up I tried to give her some hair......then because the hair looked and reminded me of ........You know when you were young and you needed a haircut and sometimes your mum thought she was a great hairdresser and decided to cut it for you ....not quite getting it right and then to even it out getting out the mixing bowl ....lol .....oh no sorry was that just me that happened to.........any way the whole thing made me giggle so hence the ticket. Here is a close up of the bad hair day !!!

Right enough of this malarkey from me I am sure I have went on enough ...... Hope you like it and it at least either made you cringe thinking of the memory or laugh just at the sheer madness of it all!!!

Thanks for looking bye for now take care Mandy x


  1. Great project! Love that you gave the lady some (ticket) hair! I did giggle, hihi.

  2. How creative! That's a wonderful piece!

  3. Oh my goodness!!! This is quite a remarkable entry into our challenge this week! I LOVE the way you've utilized the tickets to be HAIR!! How clever!! Love your Wendy head underneath the tickets as well. The embossed wood arches and the wonderful colors of your background are just exceptional! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  4. Fantastic project Mandy! Just love the 'hair'! x

  5. Wow what a fabulous piece and very clever use of the tickets. I love the embossed metal too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  6. Cool use of tickets!! I love the metal as well : ) Looks superb!

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  7. a very creative piece. so original i love it you could say "it's just the ticket" oh sorry!

  8. Hi Mandy, this is such a cool entry, love the ticket hair(genius) and all the other elements are just fab:)

  9. Pretty colors on your metal and the details are really nee.

  10. WOW! What a whitty creation!

  11. I love your art and your story!

  12. Fab idea - I didn't have time to do the Grungy Monday this week as I didn't have the foil either, but should thought outside the box. Love your arch.

  13. Wow, this is incredible!! Gorgeous creation.