Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hang in there


Its my day over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store and the DT have a colour challenge this week
So here is my 'card'-a slightly different card this week,using some of my hoarded old packaging as its base and the gorgeous Paper Smooches Briny Blue and Surf and Turf and the sentiment  is from Hang Ups. I hoard packaging like,well,like a participant on Extreme Hoarding,but I do USE it,so I can justify the piles of chipboard and plastic dotted around the craft room...can't I? ;-)

Anyway,I have been holding onto this piece of floppy clear plastic forever,waiting for its true purpose to be realised ;-) Static does a lot of the work for you holding things in place,so there is no need for any adhesive in this type of card. All the sea folk are stamped and painted onto watercolour card,using the colour palette. I stamped,coloured and cut everything I thought I would use and arranged it. Then carefully sandwiched it together and machine sewed loose rings around the outside in a sand coloured thread. The jellyfish and seahorse needed a little extra anchoring,so I ran a few stitches through them,voila! Can be hung anywhere to catch the light :-)

Close up of the glittery Jellies in floaty action...

Yes they have a light coat of stickles-I think I am still coughing up glitter from Boo's birthday invite wands! I seem to have gotten a little addicted to glitter now...
This card will be winging its way all the way to Byron Bay Australia to reside on a sunny windowsill overlooking the ocean,where it properly belongs :-)
But before that,I'm putting it in the Paper Smooches Sparks 'Anything Goes' challenge over here
And in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Glitter it Challenge here
Hope you like it! 
Lou x


  1. This is just great! Whimsy, makes me smile! Love it!

  2. Gorgeous wall hanging Louise, super cute and a fab idea.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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