Friday, April 6, 2012

R U 2012

I have to admit that in the last month I have had some yucky things going on in my personal life. I have had a tragic death in my family, my mother is undergoing tests for breast cancer, which she has already had once, and the whole phone thing just made it worse (I am not looking for sympathy as I have a point here). I have been feeling a little down and Mr. Mojo was on the down low as well, BUT THEN....I started to remember I'm going to Ranger U, and a large beacon shined for me again and reeled me back to happy land! I decided to focus on this and kick the yucky feelings out, and not surprisingly Mr. Mojo came back for a visit! I started thinking I needed something I could look at all the time that reminded me of this, so I made a little something to transport me back to happy land, that pays homage to this fulfilled dream of mine. 
I also designed this around a few challenges. Simon Says Stamp & Show has a challenge of "Inspiration: Studio 490", Sunday Stamper's challenge is "transport", and at the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group, the fortnightly challenge is "hinges" from Wendy's Book 3 pg. 25.
I painted Large Watch Art Parts with gold paint dabber.
I sanded the edges of everything then inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I stamped the car, truck, and ink Art Parts with Jet Black Archival using the coordinating stamps. I inked them with Walnut Stain. I also stamped a smaller ink bottle and a box of wax crayons onto kraft paper using Jet Black Archival. The pointed hand was stamped with the Artist definition image.
I cut a circle using plastic mirror. I wanted to be able to see myself when I read the sentiments...I'm weird I know. I stamped Wendy's Queen of Art in Jet Black Archival.
I stamped the letter image over the Queen in Sepia Archival, but using a paper mask over the queen to keep her image safe.
I stamped the sentiments on the door in Jet Black, adhered the mirror, then attached the hinge. I added all the other elements, embellishments, and chain with charm.
 

Supplies:
From My Stash: chain, wooden dowel, chipboard letters, scrap kraft paper, snaps, hinge, and a pair of my mini Tim scissors


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



21 comments:

  1. I face booked you and said "omg Anita knocked the socks right off my feet"!!!!!
    susan s.

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  2. absolutely wonderful and so creative!!! Love it big time. Glad you can find solace and joy in your art and a million congratulations on Ranger U!

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  3. Fabulous Anita, very creative piece and a wonderful keepsake. Huge congrats on Ramger U, you will have a fabulous time. So glad you managed to get creative under the circumstances. Hope things improve soon. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  4. WOW. Thanks so much for the awesome details. I think it's like going step by step through a project just like a book from Wendy. You did a wonderful job. TFS, Liz Walters

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  5. Hello Anita
    I am sorry you have had a hard time this Month, but you obviously know your Art will get you through, and it is okay to feel down, it is the body telling you to take some time out and sort the emotions,and put things into perspective, we females do it very well.....I know you do not want sympathy Anita but support is a prerequisite to healing.
    What a superb piece of Art you have constructed, all your elements are relevant to you and I love the sentiment, choose the position well in your room my friend.
    Smiles:)

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  6. Firstly hunny, I am so sad to hear that you have had a rough time of it... sending my condolences for your loss and sending up a prayer that your Mom will be ok. With all that going on I am so happy for you that you have the experience that it Ranger U to look forward to. It really is THE best experience ever... and you really deserve to be there! LOVE your 490 creation, it is totes-amazeballs indeedily :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and... Happy Easter x

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  7. Anita, I know only so well how during a tragic time, this craft of ours can be so uplifting! This is amazing and so many awesome details! RU will be such a great distraction for you! Thinking of you!

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  8. I'm feeling for you so deeply on all the personal turmoil, Anita, and sending best wishes to your Mom. This creation of yours is so special! I love the intention behind the mirror and the clever hinging you've done by using both parts of this pocket watch - it's probably the coolest hinging in all the land, my friend! Ranger U is a major feather in your cap and very much deserved. I hope you'll be able to embrace it and enjoy each moment. Hang in there, pal!

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  9. Oh my, so sorry to hear all the things that are going on in your life. And I'm glad you have a happy place to go to! That's so important! Ranger U is really something! Your project is stunning! Love everything about it! Wishing you and your mom all the best!

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  10. Anita, my thoughts are with you... I am so glad that you are still able to craft with so much going on in your life right now, your creation is wonderful - such amazing symbolism, a truly special project xx

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  11. Anita, sorry about the personal challenges right now. Hang in there and keep on creating. Praying for you.

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  12. You know you've been in my thoughts, and you'll continue to be.

    I love the shot with your tool box in the background! So many interesting and RU appropriate images to look at.

    Mojo likes happy and I'm glad you found a happy place so you could create.

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  13. Love the story, love the art. To use snaps to embellish your car tires - ingenious.

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  14. Hello Anita, I don't know how I missed this post. I am very sorry for your loss & I shall hope for good news for your mom & keep you both in my thoughts.
    This piece is really wonderful; you have created a gorgeous work of art.

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  15. STUNNING.... Simply... STUNNING. Congrats on Ranger U! And hope your mom is OK. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Ellen :)

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  16. Hi Anita just wanted to say how awesome your creation is. I just love this style and you certainly do it well. Crafting is a therapy that provides some time out and focus on something we enjoy. Take care and good luck in the challenge........Annie :) x

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  17. Forgot to co gratulate you on gaining a place at Ranger U. This is something I would love, so you will have to keep us updated. X

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  18. Woo Hoo! Congratulations ... you are going to love Ranger U! Love you art! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

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  19. I hope your Mom is Ok, I've been thinking about both of you. Keep creating beautiful things it will keep your mind active and positive! RangerU will be a big boost for you. Hang in there!

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