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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tim Holtz's Umbrella Mans Grand Day Out! AND good News

Today, I ended up making something that's sort of 3D, I've never done anything quite like this before, so I'm really pleased with it - wobbly bits and all!  I love my creations to tell a wee tale and this one is 'Umbrella Mans Grand Day Out!' His brolly is very appropriate for a day out on this blustery and wet Bank Holiday.

Over at Sunday Stampers, it is Hels Sheridan's 200th  Challenge (Numbers) and though I have only been entering for a short while, I have been a great admirer of Hels' work in Craft Stamper for a long time, so I turned my Tim Holtz clock stamp into a Ferris Wheel with the 'struts' reading 200 as a tribute to her  Congratulations Hels xx

I  used my Rogue Redhead Designs, Almanac stamp to create the  background for the scene as it is also full of numbers.  I made 3 mini steps from the front part of the card and edged them with black Memento Ink so that Umbrella man could stand under his brolly and admire the view across the bay. We have a giant Ferris Wheel on the Seafront about a mile from where I live and we also have a Marina close by, so are often treated to views of little fleets of boats bobbing by - I've even seen a few old sailing ships.
I made 2  sets of  Tim Holtz 'pen nibs' and cut them out to represent railings (I have  lasting images in my head  of seeing so many tourist sites in London through railings when I was little, especially Buckingham Palace) The nautical picture came from a very old French book that I tear up when I need text  to add to my projects... I got it at a car boot sale, it was torn and coverless, so I don't mind repurposing it!
This is my entry for the challenge at the Sunday Stampers: Numbers
It is also my entry for the favourite tool challenge at Simon Says Stamp (my embossing gun and scissors - sorry, I couldn't decide!) simon-says-use-your-favourite-tool
I am entering this into the lovely Nautical challenge over at: Fashionabl Stamping challenges
and the vintage challenge at the :The Cheerful Stamp Pad and the vintage challenge over at: Make My Monday and The April Showers Challenge at: Happy Daze


Update...Here's my good news, I won! 

 Last night I got such a thrill. I hopped (in Easter mode) over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and found out that I  had been selected to win the last Challenge (Spring is in the Air) with this entry:.. My Spring Tag I was doing the happy Dance in my flat, I can tell you! This is a site that I love so - take a look at the samples from their DT for the current nautical challenge (there is a direct link above this paragraph) and you will be see why!  They are all gorgeous and there are a lot of them to enjoy seeing. They are kindly sponsored each week by Cottage Crafts Thank you for making me so happy!

29 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Fan-freak'n-tabulous!!!! This is now my new favorite of yours!!! Prize winner!!! Love the design, the monochromatic color, the steps, the ferris wheel clock, the numbers, and of course, the Man himself!!! Anna, you've outdone yourself!!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

You should try out more of these, you're a natural! Looks like Brighton seafront on a Bank Holiday Monday! Brilliant work. All pulls together perfectly and you get a real sense of standing there with him on a grey day.

Sue said...

So real, I can smell the ocean myself! What a fabulous job you did on this, Anna. Congrats on your win!

Ephemera said...

Hi Anna, firstly congratulations on winning the FSC challenge it was very well deserved,your tag was gorgeous. Secondly thank you so much for joining us again with this beautiful 3D project, it is amazing. I love the idea of umbrella man staring out to sea. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic creation, love the dimensional look.
Congrats to your win of our last challenge, it was well deserved :)
Thanks for joining us again :)

Evil Edna said...

well done, your work is most deserving. Love the intricate 3d work,EE

Sandra said...

Love this 3D card. It really has lots of dimesion, not only because it's 3D... The colors are stunning. It's brilliant!

Joy said...

Just beautiful, the dimension is so perfect... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fabulous step card! and Congrats on winning with your Tag! Thats great news!
hugs Lynn

Carol said...

What a fabulous creation!!! It's so good, all things you put into it, I love it..

Redanne said...

I love your 3D card and using the pens as a fence is just genius. Congrats on your win over at FSC, your tag was gorgeous.

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Anna, this is totally awesome, I love how you used the stamps in a different way, pen nibs for railing... GENIUS! Thanks for your lovely kind comments, bless you! And... thank you for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... and your continued support! Congrats on your win too!! x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Anna, This is a great 3D project, I love Mr Umbrella man standing on the steps gazing out to sea.
Congrats on your win on our last challenge, it was well deserved.
Thanks for joining us again at FSC
Avril xx

Elaine said...

This is brilliant - love umbrella man, the steps, the view and the ferris wheel idea!! Off to look at the rest of your posts!!

Elaine said...

This is brilliant - love umbrella man, the steps, the view and the ferris wheel idea!! Off to look at the rest of your posts!!

Mynnette said...

What an awesome card! LOVE the fold and all the different stamped bits! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Congrats on your win! :) And this is just fabulous, thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

PetraB said...

A great project and congratulations to your win! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fantastic creation! Love the way you've done the pen nibs and all the other wonderful details.

Sharon said...

What a great card - so much detail! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad this week!

Fliss said...

Hi Anna, just back from my short break and trying to catch up!
Your card is just amazing and love everything about it.
Thanks for sharing with us at MMM this week and also FSC nautical challenge and wishing you good luck.
Many congratulations on your well deserved win too.
Fliss xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Gorgeous work...thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week!:)

Sid said...

Fab challenge piece !!

Vicki Romaine said...

This is an awesome card. A great job. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Vicki Romaine said...

This is an awesome card. A great job. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Samantha Read said...

Congrats on your wins so far! It's a wonderful creation!
Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Daze, good luck!

Netty said...

Beautiful scenic view and love the 3d effect. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, x

Kristina said...

A great masculine look with monochromatic colors, nicely done!

Kristina
Visiting from Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Nautical
Please stop by and say hello! :-)
www.pearlgateway.com

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I am only managing to catch-up with FSC nautical themed entries - a stunning card. Wonderful textures.
Thank you for once again supporting FSC.
Wishes
Lynne