Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Passsion for Promarkers - Time...

Good morning, dear Bloggers!  If everything is going on course, this week will be demolition week!  (I am actually typing this post a fortnight ago!)  We are due to have our house modernised by the council and this week is scheduled for stripping out of the bathroom and kitchen and channeling the walls for a total rewire!  I dread the thought of all the dust and mess, but have packed up as much stuff as I can and asked friends and family for every inch of storage space that we can borrow!  UPDATE **  Work has now been delayed and we are back to square one, not knowing when the work is scheduled to start!  I am now sat in a half empty house (having been organised and packing all non essential stuff away) with all my crafty stuff in the shed!  I keep sneaking bits in to have a play and have managed to colour up a few images, so I might just have to go out to the shed again today to make a card!  One thing, it has made me be a (half) tidy crafter - I have been putting everything back away when I have finished my project!
Anyhow, it is is a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and the lovely Julie has chosen our theme this week which is 'Time', so we'd like you to use a watch/clock image or time related sentiment. We're sponsored this week by the fabulous Letraset, who are offering a Flexmarker Collectors set to one lucky winner.


Don’t forget you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
 I decided to be a bit different this week and create a piece of home decor which I plan to hang on my hall wall after all the work is done.  I found this hanging wooden heart in my local B&M for a couple of quid and thought it would make a good piece for altering...
...After a lot of sticking, sanding, inking and embellishing, this is what I ended up with...
...It was so difficult to find somewhere in the house to photograph this as the weather today is not playing along - we have had TORRENTIAL rain on and off all day!  (The colours are a little more true in the next picture)  I started by drawing around and covering my heart with papers from First Edition's Dreamcatcher pad, then printed and coloured the clock digistamp and wings from A Year in Cards.  I coloured the image with my Promarkers and inked all the edges of the heart with Walnut Stain DI...
...I highlighted the patterned paper with diamantes and embellished with silk and paper flowers...whatever I found in my now limited stash, that worked with the colours.  I added Cheery Lynn leaves and used the Memory Box Corner Bow as tendrils.  The sentiment was created in PS and I added a few ribbon loops to finish.  I am really happy with how this little project turned out and can't wait until everywhere is finished and newly decorated and I can find a spot to hang it.  Thanks for dropping by to see me today and I hope that everything runs smoothly and I can get back to crafting and Blogging again soon!
Don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog and see what my lovely teamies have been up to and link up your entries for this week's challenge....

Lisa x

I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges :
Don't Be Square
Anything but Square
Don't be Square
Anything but Square

12 comments:

Jane said...

I so hope your work starts soon Lisa, it must be aweful to be all packed up and everything so uncertain. However how amazing is the transformation of the wall hanging you bought....terrific work and it will hung in pride of place really soon I hope. I have today off after the excitement of Wimbledon and I am heading down to my studio in the next hour..woop woop xx

coops said...

wow so stunning lisa.i work in a B&M store, aren`t there lots of cheap things to alter?
This is really beautiful , the lilac and purple colours are gorgeous and I love the wording and fab stamp :D

xx coops xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous Lisa, gorgeous design and I love the colours you have used.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Lisa. I love the image, gorgeous papers and fabulous detailing too. Such beautiful wording too.
Sorry that your building work is still delayed, I hope you don't have to wait too much longer.
Hugs Sue xx

Marie said...

Love this stunning project of yours. When I first saw it, it was just wow. It will look wonderful in your newly fixed home, whenever that will be. ;) It's so boring having to wait and live in a bit of mess, isn't it? Hope they hurry it all up.
Love n hugs
Marie

Eileen said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Lisa this is FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!! Amazing what you can do to a plain wall hanging. Gorgeous design and layout. Beautiful papers. Great sentiment. LOVE everything about it
Eileen x

Ella's Design said...

Thanks, Eileen! I really enjoyed making this one! Lisa x

Louise said...

Wow I love this,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello card Lisa, it's so nice for me to be able to pop back for another look at your stunning creation so that I can say thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge.
bye for now
hugs Sue xx

Julie said...

Wow, how awesome!! Love the design and colours, very inspirational!! Hugs, Juliexx

Molecraft said...

What a fabulous altered project, love it...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Ali said...

Yoo hoo!! What a transformation - its gorgeous xx