Monday 18 May 2015

2015 #9 Girlie Hang Ups {by Clare Lloyd. PA Signature Designer}

2015 Theme 9: Words

Hi everyone Clare Lloyd here, joining you this evening with a post about my girlie hang ups...LOL! I really love a play on words, as they can provoke thought or raise a smile. For me they are an important part of any journal or mixed media project. My little tags or hangers make a perfect humorous gift for a like minded pal or as a reminder to yourself when having a bad day:

To tell you the truth these girlie faces were coloured for another project but I went off on a tangent and so kept them for a rainy day. Today they got to be cut out and used, well all that colouring in with watercolour pencil couldn't be wasted...could it!

I used some Heavy weight Smoothy card, stamped a journal card image from EEG02 using Black Archival Ink. Then layered up images from Pierott 2, Mini 72 using different generations of black ink and a LimeLight Fresco paint ink splat Mini 57.


On a scrap on card I smeared on some leftover Limelight and Southern Skies Fresco paint. Then stamped out some hats and the phrase from Pierott 2 using Black Archival ink.

 Pierott 2

All these elements got layered up onto my journal tag using foam pads. As you will probably spot I even used some of the hats to make a border at the bottom of my hanger. I was in the zone with these hangers so made 2 more hangers using the rest of my girlie faces plus journal cards/words from EEG01, EEG03 and also used elements Hot Pick 1008. To create the circle borders I cut out a tear drop shape from each element so I had a bit to stick down onto the back without losing the circle shapes.

Hot Pick 1008

Why no try a play on words in one of your projects? Look out for some single words or part of sentiments that can be cut out to create new phrases. Don't forget mixing fonts styles can look great so have a rummage through all your crafting stash. 
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Great hang ups Clare, such a brilliant mix of stamp collections.It is always fun to use up leftovers, and these will bring a smile to anyone who receives them. 

We would love you to join in with challenge #9: Words If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Words link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, , winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Hazel Agnew said...

Love the fun and quirkiness of your tags Clare! Fabulous! X

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh wow that is a quadruple mash up!!! Awesome!!!!

Love how Emma's frames work perfectly, and the pierrot hats add a great touch!!

Unknown said...

Hehehehh - these are adorable. My granddaughter just said that she would like to wear one around her neck on challenging days! All three of these are just WONDERFUL Clare. j.

Kirsten said...

They are so cute!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Good to see the girls coming out to play again Clare. Such a fun project Clare. Love the play on words. Lx

Etsuko said...

Such a lovely hang ups! xx

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Brilliant project. So fun. Love the colours x

JoFY said...

These are a lot of fun- would make a great addition to a suitcase/travel bag! x

Cocofolies said...

Three very cute tags, I well see them also on suitcases, perfect and lovely! Coco xx

rachel said...

these are brilliant - love them to bits xx

Julie S said...

These are delightful!

Julie Lee said...

Lovely, fun project Clare, I love how you've used the Ink and the Dog stamps, as these are some of my favourites. Great combo of stamp plates! xx

Debs M said...

these are fabulous x

craftytrog said...

love these clare x