Thursday, 23 April 2015

Spring Into Spring

Hi, sorry I'm a day late, but real life is definitely getting in the way at the moment lol. The theme at Stampotique this week has been chosen by the lovely Valerie and she wants to see a spring in our step.
"In my town, there is still snow on the ground, but I'm hoping that if we keep thinking "Spring" really hard, that Spring will arrive! To encourage the arrival of Spring, I'd like to see you actually use springs or something that makes things spring up off your project!"
Here's mine, (there are lots of photo's but I'll keep the words down :-)  )

I've been folding books again, this time I folded every page, so it's a bit like the lanterns we used to make as children.

I stamped some images and started to colour, then realised it would take days to colour as many as I wanted, so I sprayed some backgrounds (yep I started stamping before I remembered the photo lol)
Stamped and cut out, by this time I never wanted to see my scissors again! Time to add springs so I set about coiling wire. My first ones were on quite thin wire, and I found that instead of being springy my guys were definitely droopy, so off they came and on with the thicker wire.

If I thought cutting was bad, try photographing a swinging book, in a breeze, with Stampotique bad boys who's only aim is to avoid the camera!
Stop Swinging!!!!
Round and round....

Different tree but still swinging, I blame the Flying Pig, he seemes to be the ring leader, and Romek keeps trying to make a run for it...
Anyway you get the idea 
Lots of stamps used here
Flying Bird
Flying Pig
Birch Tree
Wicked Witch
Dog Cube
Flying Monkey
Upward Bound
Birdy Up
Paris Lamp Post
Romek and last but not least
Skull Balloons

I'm also entering this into the following
Mixed Media World use bright colours
Craft Stamper -colour
Pan Pastels -  anything goes

I hope you join in with our challenge, please remember the rules
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.
....and no digis!
If you've made it to the end, congratulations and thank you - now you can get on with the rest of your life :-)
Thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Wow, really fantastic, what a lot of work this must have been! Hugs, Valerie

  2. So very wonderful Sue, great fun, just love it :) xxx

  3. Ha ha you are soooo funny Sue,you always brighten my day!
    Love this and yes I bet you were sick of your scissors too,bet your hand was aching after that.
    A big thanks for joining us at MMW too of course ;)
    Big breezy hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Great project, love your words too !
    Corrie x

  5. This is so cool, I love it, what a cool display of your talent Sue. Awesome!

  6. WONDERFUL Bibliogami lantern Sue, love all the characters swinging from it and having a jolly good time. Get an electronic die cutting machine so you can scan in your coloured images and then the machine will cut them out, saves the hands.

    I still struggle with cutting and have yet to master my own electronic die cutting machine for this purpose. when i do i think it will be a huge thing to celebrate, i will break out the chocolate cake and the Remy Martin, maybe i should start soon lol :-)

    Thank you for joining is with our challenge, good luck!

    Mo :-) xxx
    DT MMW

  7. Wow Sue this looks brilliant . Love how you interpreted the challenge . Tracy x x

  8. Incredibly fun and unique piece! Love it!

  9. Amazing ideas on this wonderful project

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. You have certainly created a magical place, and I, for one, LOVE IT!

  11. I said I would not be able to do catch-up... but a little exception for you dear :-) Fabulous creation, so much fun and creativity into this hanging, I adore it Sue!!!! :D xxx

  12. What a stunning project Sue. love it so much!!!


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