Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Stand Up, Ladies, For Your Rights!



Time for another Creative Expressions creation....and this one is sooooo green....lots of recycling...and eco green paints!

The latest set of stamps from "Creative Expressions" are from Wendy Vecchi Studio 490...the voice of art...

The lady really put me in mind of the suffragette movement and I was instantly thinking of blue stockings and education for women..Hence the blue dress (couldn't see her stockings!)and physics/engineering theme.

So what are the green aspects....the cogs are all cut from fruit juice cartons...coloured with alcohol inks, the pin is from a white stuff garment I happened to buy, the chain is from a Christmas cracker that I inked with alcohol inks to make it a brassy colour. The tag and clock are all cut from mount board cut offs that I got free from the local picture framer.

I coloured the base tag with the Eco Green paints...using the crackle technique shown "here"

In case you haven't guessed it this is me...not quite a blue stocking...but graduated at York Uni in Chemistry in '87 now looking forward to a new career in 2012!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

"Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday-Recycle upcycle"
"Fun With Shapes - Time"
"Inspire me Fridays-anything goes"
"Stamping for the weekend - Anything goes"
"Gingersnaps - copper, ginger, rust"
"Whimsey Inspiration - No Patterned Papers"
"Craft Us Crazy - Anything but a card"
"Pixie dust studios - Numbers"...Hopefully Roman numerals count!!?
"Southern Girls - Cards with sentiments"
"Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspiration - Studio 490"
"Lets ink it up - Distressing"

16 comments:

Candy C said...

I love your Wendy piece! The vintage woman looks fantastic! I love how you colorized her and she does put me in mind of the suffragette movement! I love your clock and hands and the gears with the chain that runs from them back to the clock. Neat design! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

SuzanneK said...

Oh I love the theme, the layout and the distressing, wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful tag. Awesome craft work. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Velma

Elaine said...

Sue this is fabulous I love it Hugs Elaine

Gabrielle said...

I love that you put the sentiment in the frame - it gives it even more meaning! The whole piece is brilliant and I love the steampunk effects! Fab-u-lous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Sue, love the design and your idea. The chain is fabulous with the weathered clock. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Days Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Ivi said...

Your card is so great!!!!
It just looks like a woman out of Mary Poppins *ggg*.

Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.
Hugs Ivi

Shar said...

Really lovely! Great use of those fab clockworks!

Thanks for playing the 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge at Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry once the challenge closes!

Lori said...

Love your "blue stocking"! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Terry said...

Beautifull stand up for your right piece. Thank you for sharing it with the DT from Simon Say Stamp and Show, hugs terry xxx

wendy vecchi said...

i'll just say this...
I LOVE IT!!!

wendy vecchi said...

i'll just say this...
I LOVE IT!!!

Maria said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love your distressing, and that quote should be on a plaque over my front door, lol. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, and good luck.

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so very creative and original. I love your colours, the composition and the use of the clock is a winner! Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

isisimaginings said...

That is a fantastic piece!

Susan Hogan said...

What a fantastic piece! I love your blue stocking and she looks every inch a suffragette! Thanks for joining us a LIIU this month for our Distressing Challenge!