Saturday, February 12, 2011

At a loss for words: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

The way I'm always babbling away on this blog, it probably seems that I'd have been horrified at the thought of this week's Drunken Stampers challenge: At a loss for words, no text.

The fact is I'm happy to blather about stuff that has little, if anything, to do with the blog post I'm writing, but when it comes to adding text to an art piece ... well, you've seen what I do.

I'm only occasionally happy with my available phrase stamps, so I invent poems and lyrics (I say my available phrase stamps because although there are tons of good ones around ... I don't own many of them).

So my wordy inventions, people I'm telling you, they're tough to come up with. You only want Dr. Seuss-style rhymes if they actually are from Dr. Seuss. And text shouldn't swing over to Poe, either (I could be still not for the glimmering of the, ahm, glitter?).

All of which means it's fantastic to create something, in this case a paper plaque, without any words at all.

Instead we've got a funky background made with color wash and distress mist (homemade glimmer mist), a couple of K&Company paper flowers with Stampin' Up brad centers and a fragments charm with a very regal rabbit.

The rabbit is a piece of scrap cut from a Puppet Theater print out that is super cool and FREE from artist Marilyn Scott-Waters! Make sure you drop by her Web site!

Finally, we've got a lovely bit of Twinery string for the plaque hanger and two glass beads because I had them and they matched.

I know you're going to come up with something amazing for this week's Drunken Stampers challenge, and show it off before midnight February 18th! Just remember to keep your words to yourself!


  1. Love your hanging, great flowers and really love that rabbit. Enjoy your Sunday. Annette x

  2. lol! Always a crack up...lovely piece, the background and those flowers are GORGEOUS!

  3. I love this piece, Tracy, and I love the challenge theme, too. I found it, well, very challenging, actually, because I often use words to try to deflect attention from the fact that I don't know what I'm doing.

    That snazzy little rabbit makes me smile like a dork.

  4. Love your spritzed and splattered background and those flowers are gorgeous!! Always a pleasure stopping by to read your blog! (still smiling)

  5. I think it's very cool! I love the glitter and of course, the bunny!

  6. Super hanging, love the cute little rabbit.

  7. what a fabulous piece!! So lovely!! gorgeous details!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  8. It's hard not to put any words on something, isn't it?! You did fabulously though!!! Your sign is gorgeous :)

  9. What a sweet little bunny hiding in those flowers. Adorable !!