Sunday, 19 May 2013

Just Clowning Around

It's my Stampotique teamie France's turn to wow us this week at PaperArtsy and she's come up with some fabulous creations. I wanted to make a key spool so first job buy some wooden spools :-) (I'm obviously the only one in the country that didn't have any lol)
I started by painting it blue but it looked naff so I painted over with Vintage Lace and Brown Shed.
I stamped the happy couple from the Pierrot 3 plate onto shrink plastic, and the 'Clowning Around' from plate 1 onto some ribbon.
I also attached a masquerade charm to the bottom.

I liked the ribbon 'cos I could fray the edges, little things please little minds and all that :-).
The top of the spool has been stamped in my 'go to' little text stamp from Clocks plate 1.
I can honestly say it took me as long to attach the fibres and twiddly bits as it took me to make the rest of it, and that was using industrial size jump rings - wish I'd gone to Specsavers....
Now on a more serious note - someone has stolen this week!! Where has it gone to? all the worky bits  - yep plenty of time for those, but playtime, it's gone, vamoosed and it's Sunday again already. So thank very much for looking and enjoy what left of the weekend before it disappears into the Twilight Zone....


  1. Loving you spool Sue, Love the end colour, the brown and blue is a fav combo of mine and you've managed to make it looks like chipped off paint which is very cool xo

  2. Fab spool Sue, you're not on your own, I didn't have any either - lol

    They become very addictive, so watch out!!

    Sam xxx

  3. Glad you managed tp join in France's challenge it certainly caused a stir, great take on her make. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge.

  4. Love your spool ! The charm is lovely and using ribbon is a good idea.

  5. Very useful Sue and great end colour combo ! :)
    Von ♥

  6. I love this and that 'happy couple' are one of my favourite PA stamps; they look great on this. As Sam said you're not alone, I didn't have any spools either and I'm still looking! xxx

  7. Fabulous make Sue. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. looks great, fab make
    sorry if i have missed any comments been a funny week, hugs trace x

  9. seems the same time monster ate your time as well as mine! ;)
    gorgeous spool, love the red on top of the blue! Sorry you had to put up a fight with the ribbons, lolll

    so proud you joined the spool fun :)))


  10. Ooh, yummy... love that hint of shabby blue on the spool picked up by the ribbon colours - delicious!
    Alison x

  11. That is gorgeous, Sue! Love the spool and the ribbons, even if they did fight back!

  12. Love the spool with the blue ribbons, its a gorgeous hanging!
    Groetjes karin x

  13. Hi Sue! I saw France's spool creations on the PaperArtsy site, but just as I was leaving my art studio for a couple of weeks, so was unable to make one. Love that you did, and it's just super. Love the blues and that image is great. Love it!

  14. Love your altered spool...great colours & design... love the use of the it Sue... Hugs May x x x


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