Saturday, September 24, 2011

Get well/thinking of you: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

Hi again Drunken Stamping friends!

The newest challenge at Drunken Stampers is all about those people who could use a little attention from you! A wish to get well, or a reminder that he or she is in your thoughts: Create something that is for that person.

My piece is for someone special who has lately been feeling stressed and disjointed and not at all confident.

The project began because this friend of mine ogled a lovely, vintage-look French chic over-the-door hanger at World Market.

So, I made my own version for my friend: The flowers are Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals in aluminum and grunge paper, each layer coated in inks and embossing powders then bent and beat into obviously organic garden shapes before being attached to the rusted steel hanger.

I added a crystal curtain rod end found at a garage sale and hung a sign "Live well" made using the faux crazed porcelain technique found at The Inspiration Journal (owned by the Inspiration Emporium).

Don't go there yet, by the way, or you'll never get back here: Believe me, The Inspiration Journal is very, very aptly named.

Though my own crazed porcelain plaque isn't as good as the one found at the technique link above, it's certainly a good start and can be easily improved as I make more items like this one. You absolutely must try this technique, too!

The final news of the day is that this is my last post as a Drunken Stampers design team member. Later this month I'll share news of what you can expect to see on this blog in the future.

In the meantime you should drop in at the DS blog to check out what they're doing and join in the fun: Challenge blog owners Peggy and Spike are an incredible, creative pair worthy of your participation!


  1. Hello stranger! I have not seen you in ages and funny thing is that I was going to send you an e-mail today and then here you are! I know this will cheer up your friend, because not only is this beautiful, but also so heartfelt! Love it! I look forward to your news! Have a great weekend!

  2. Such a lovely project, I'm sure your friend will love it! I've already said it but, you will be missed ad DS. Don't be a stranger!!

  3. this is beautiful!!! fabulous project!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  4. Your friend will love this, its gorgeous. Wondering where you were recently, will watch out for your news. Yvonne x

  5. WOW what a wonderful gift for your friend sure to cheer her up. And a mystery waiting to hear your news! have fun XOXO Zoe

  6. ooh your friend will love this beautiful piece. Enjoy the weekend, x

  7. saw this over on DS"S..tract i just love i'm your friend too...lolol..i'm sure she will love it..tfs..loves ya

  8. i have no idea what tract means>>rofl..where the heck did that come from!!! ya

  9. A wonderful hanging with great details.

  10. I love how this has turned out. A really special gift for your friend. The colours are gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.