Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Winner, A Wall Hanging And A Whoopeee

Just after midnight I closed my OWOH blog post to new comments, and after eliminating a few odd examples of spam, I was left with 215 comments.  I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to visit, and for the nice things you said about my angel pin.  So many of you expressed that you needed some healing either for yourself or for a loved one, and no way could I make that choice.  So, I left it up to my impartial friend, Mr. Random Dot Org.   In a blink he came up with the winning number, I counted down, and what do you know?  The winner is one of my internet buddies, and someone who has big talent and an even bigger heart.  So, congratulations Diann; my angel couldn't be going to a better home.  She'll be winging her way to you shortly.

That concludes the "winner" portion of our program.  Now on to the wall hanging.  Yesterday was Wednesday, and if it's Wednesday that means it's time to be inspired by Wendy.  Well, she inspires me every day, but it's Wednesday when Lori posts the new challenge for us in the EWV yahoo group.  If you have Wendy's first book, the inspiration piece is on page 14.  If not, these are the key words Lori provided:  wall hanging (you knew that), heart, and junk jewelry.  I didn't look at Wendy's project until I'd finished my own, and I'm satisfied that no art was harmed or copied in the making of this piece:


The base is a square of wood covered with some of Tim's retro grunge paper.  Both hearts were cut from Tim's dies out of grungeboard.  The large one has one of Wendy's background stamps in coffee archival ink over a mix of dried marigold, mustard seed and rusty hinge distress inks.  The smaller hearts are layered; the one of top was inked with rusty hinge and embossed with clear powder. The one peeking through was first inked with broken china, embossed with clear, and then stamped with Wendy's German script stamp, using black and embossed with black powder.  In the center, an old clip on earring from my huge stash of costume jewelry.

The scallop border on the top, added primarily so I'd have a way to attach the chain, is one of Wendy's art parts, and it is just inked with rusty hinge and attached with Claudine Hellmuth's matte multi medium.  The sentiment is another Wendy stamp.  I think that's about it.  The lace trim on the bottom was a last minute addition; I thought the scallop needed something on the bottom to balance it.

As for my whoopeee.....you know every week I participate in both the Compendium of Curiosities and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenges.  Yesterday I found out that my embossed gift box was chosen by the Simon Says team as one of their three top projects from the prior week.  Maybe you noticed the blinkie I now have on the top of my sidebar.  Yep, a major whoopeee came out of my mouth when I saw that.  I'm very honored (and happy).


19 comments:

Celeste said...

Congratulations to Diann..... Your wall hanging is absolutely beautiful....

Tammy D said...

Congratulations Diann! How awesome! Eileen you new art is fab!

Alicia said...

Whoopee! Congrats Diann!!! *Hugs*

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Hanger, Eileen!! Congrats to Diann...how wonderful!!

and Congrats to you on your SSS Honors!! :)

Diann said...

OMGosh...thank you so much...I won Eileen's fantastic pin...I'm just thrilled and will cherishs it forever...thank you! Your wall hanging is just absolutely lovely...great job! Congratulations that your lovely box won recognition too! I'm on Cloud 9 right now and thank you for making this wonderful ART and for making my day! Diann

Erika said...

Congrats! I love your stuff. Your wall hanging is awesome and your box is adorable. Thank you for sharing!

Dorothy said...

Great wall hanging and congrats to Diann!!

Jolene said...

congrats Diann on your win! And Eileen your wall hanging is beautiful as always.

Debby said...

Nice job on the hanging. You constantly amaze all of us with your creativity!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen...WELL DESERVED special honor for the Simon Stamps.....your project was amazing...AND I LOVE this project as well!!! It is so GORGEOUS!!!!

Helen said...

Your wall hanging is absolutely stunning. Well done on your blinkie!

Vic said...

Congrats to Diann & you! You wall hanging is very cute!

Helen said...

Just popped by to say, there's something for you on my blog.

teri said...

Your posts are always so edifying and entertaining. I love the wallhanging.

Lori said...

Love the hanging, that jewelry piece is PERFECT. Congrats to Diann for winning the pin! Yay! And double congrats on getting the top 3! Woohoo!!!

Patzee said...

Kudos to you! Nice touch to add a different texture to balance the scallops at the top with crochet ribbon at the bottom. I am willing to share my whoopee cushion.

papillon said...

that's a big post! congrets on making the top 3 on SSS and show, you soooooo deserve it! that wall hanging is darn cute, love how you mixed Tim and Wendy's regocnisable elements. And congrats to Diann!

Bearcrazyman said...

I love this of course. You know I love everything you do.
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Stephanie Rodgers said...

Your wall hanging is super cool. I love the shapes of those hearts!