Wednesday, 8 September 2010

A Desk, A Challenge, A piece of Art!

Right i don't want to alarm anyone but have you seen what day it is... Surely it can't be time to rummage in other peoples rooms already!!!
My desk hasn't changed too much from last week, a few things have been created between then and now.
 Some of which can be seen in the pic, {the rest in the posts below this one}
 Including my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities challenge
 'Grungepaper flowers' pg 65
I didn't want to just stick my grunge flowers onto a card so decided to give it a bit of life. 
Plus i know Linda now expects nothing less than fabulous so i didn't want to disappoint lol!
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Lots To Do challenge has a 'Butterflies &/or Insects' theme so i ran with that and this ickle spirit art doll was created...
She is Strength * She is Brightness 
She is a reminder to always stay strong, even when things seem bleak
& to see a bright side to life even in the darkest of times.
She has been created using not only the grungepaper flower head with friendly plastic face, but a peg for a body, and some metal & card for her butterfly wings, oh and a lot of patients lol
I plan to attach some form of hanging fixture so she can sit on wall somewhere.
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Right i must crack on, i have a ton of swaps i need to make a start on.. I hope to get round a few more desks this week, if i don't make it to you it's nothing personal honest, i just suffer with bad wrists so spending a long time gripping the mouse can be a real pain.. literally, but i'll do my best.
Have a creative day
♥ HUGZ ♥

62 comments:

Rachel said...

You have no idea how much you just scared me! I forgot you're 5 hours ahead of me and thought it was 7pm on Wednesday, not Tuesday! I thought I'd lost a whole day and I wanted it back.

I love your flowery face-y butterfly. Very cool. And very inspirational. Enjoy your Wednesday.

Chris said...

All I can say is "STUNNING" !

donna said...

Your spirit doll is amazing! I love her job description too!

Julie Forest said...

Wow! Fabulously creative way to use your grunge flower!! She looks awesome!! :)

Jennie said...

oh WOW!! gorgeous and very inspiring.. have to yet to do my flowers .. they are still in the die cutter!!
Happy Woywwing!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

that butterfly is to die for, wow wow wow! GORGEOUS!!!

loving your desk too! hope to get time to play this week with you ladies xxx

Helen said...

Incredible use for your GP flower!!! Love it.

Wipso said...

Wow that is so stunning.
A x

Claireliz said...

wow that is gorgeous, thanks for sharing
C
xx

Artyjen said...

Wow! Fabby piece....will look great on your wall...dreamy
xoxo Sioux

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous in every way.

Marilyn

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what a fabulous creation, i must get that die, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Phree said...

Great desk, lots of lovely crafty stuff to snoop round. Love your doll, Linda won't be disappointed.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Adore the face on that doll. and slipping back a post that card with the elephants is seriously adorable. I must seek out and acquire that. I may only use it once but it will be perfect for something som day. :)

Mary Anne

Susan Allan said...

Grunge paper is quite an interesting medium to work with, don't you think? I just began yesterday, though I have had some in my possession for yonks.
Keep on making the 'grungey' flowers.
Sue xx

Jingle said...

Oh, Gorgeousness! I absolutely LOVE that flower!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great desk, I love all the pieces of art you have on display, the bodice, tags, and your CCC piece is fab, very unique, I love it. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

Sarah Youde said...

Beautiful work!

Twiglet said...

Lovely project - check my blog if you want a caterpillar to go with that butterfly!!

My name is Toni said...

Hey Minxy... great to see your work again, as usual awesome... lovin all the little details and altered bits and bobs you chose... The friendly plastic is GREAT !!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love this, very creative use of the grungepaper flower, to add the face center then the metal butterfly wings!

crafty creations said...

Fabulous piece of artwork Nicki - love it

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

downrightcrafty said...

wow that was an awesome piece of art from all those little scraps, thanks for the link.

Now I might be a 2/10 on the messy scale but you look so much more organised than me

great pieces of art thanks for the return snoop
Happy WOYWW day

Kate xx

June said...

absolutely stunning artwork.
love this piece
hugs June xxxxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Oooh gorgeous butterfly and very inspirational.

A.xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your desk is quite filled with projects, I see. I also read how your servers are now filling with things that don't belong. The life of a crafter with a new storage piece (grin). Happy WOYWW and love the grunge flower.

Doone said...

for me it has to be the web cam cosy - ahahhhaaa

fab, thanks for the snoop - spent ages - but must move on only onthe secodn colum for goodness sake , and I was lazy last week...

dx

Doone said...

i like the web cam cozy best - and said so - them the comment box disappeared - I still like the cozy best - but would have to be tortured for too long to admit to liking and wanting that butterfly dolly ...

Zoechaos said...

Awesome, amazing art Blown away. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week xx Zoe

Esther said...

Hurrah - you have a growing mass of mess too..Every desk should have one !

Loving your CCC projects, so beautiful - I have grunge paper, but can I get find anywhere with the the Tattered florals die in stock..can I heck!

Happy WOYWW...Esther

Piddawinkle said...

wow brilliant art doll, well first I thought brilliant take on flower and then you took it up a step, brill brill brill

Ciara said...

Wow, check you out with your fancy labelled up photo!

You've made some amazing stuff, what a talented lady you are :-)

Thanks for the nosey!

Ciara
xx

JoZart said...

That was a great artsy snoop,lots to enjoy and thanks for sharing!
JoZarty x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning really love what you have done,just awesome hugs cheryl xxx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh Minxy,
You have truly done something special here. I love how you created such a special persona for this little flower creation. Very inspiring indeed!

Linda Ledbetter said...

From you, I KNOW to expect something fabulous, and holy Toledo, girl, you've even and exceeded that!!! This is MAGNIFICENT! Wow, Minxy, what a brilliant, beautiful work of art. Your spirit doll is truly exceptional, from her sweet, serene face to her rockin' metal wings to her perfect grungepaper flower hair.

She will no doubt live up to her intention, and will brighten many a day.

Bravo!!!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely brilliant hun! Love the metal wings! xx

Sue West said...

Wow Minxy, I love this, what a fabulous creation.
Sue xx

Sid said...

How very glitzy, super stuff and your desk is a treasure trove !!

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous work, great storage, you like me have your pc with your workdesk, check my blog if you get a chance,fab workspace, Happy WOYWW, Thank you for showing us your workspace.

Nan said...

Loved seeing your grunge (gorgeous) flower creation. I was so late with mine that it is what is on my workspace this week as a WIP! I haven't made it to CC to comment yet so it was treat ot see yours!

Maggie said...

Oh WOW absolutly stunning

Maggie

Cardarian said...

Your Strength and Brightness is lovely and I had such a laugh at the webcam cosy! Oh so funny! Love it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Michellee said...

I love your desk..... and your grunge flower is AWESOME... Thanks for sharing.. Michelle

Sunshine Girl said...

Desk is looking very tidy and your doll is amazing - good luck with the challenge too. Yes my distress ink handles are homemade - got 7 knobs for 35p and 3 bits of wood for 70p so I managed to make up 21 handles for a fraction of the cost of the proper ones (very pleased with myself!).

Chrissie said...

Very trendy stuff in evidence here!
Chrissie

Netty said...

Totally fabby, she is a terrific Spirit Doll and such a great idea. x

Pam said...

Stunning! Sorry I'm a bit late this week as blogger has been playing up! Pam

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow your butterfly is so beautiful, great mask. Thanks for sharing hugs Heidi xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Minxy, well what can I say thats not already said, wonderful, creative and stunning, there, and I am sure there is a lot more to come. Big hugs JO.xxx

Becky said...

Great butterfly! and so clever to combine challenges.

Nikki said...

What a beautiful mask :) hugs Nikki

Lori said...

What a cool piece, Minxy! Very creative, as I would expect from you! It's a beaut!

Morti said...

Fabby desk as always hun!

butlersabroad said...

Absolutely stunning artwork Minxsy, incredibly creative.

Hugs
Brenda

Poppit said...

ooooh, your desk looks FUN! I'd like to rummage through all those intriguing drawers!

Zuzu's Blog said...

totally missed this Minxy... its awesome. love the flower but i love that youve added it on to something and made it a larger piece.

Shawn Caro said...

This is a wonderfully unique piece!Bravo!

WW said...

What a gorgeous butterfly, I would have never thought of using a human face for the head.

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor, waht a fab piece you've made for the challenge. Love your labelled up photo - the slowly filling with stuff that shouldn't be there made me smile, but the web cam cosy nearly had me falling off the chair, no idea why, it just struck me as a hilarious thing!!

Heather x said...

Sorry I'm late snooping babe, having trouble with blogger this week.
Awesome art babe, love the flower :)
*hugs* Heather x

nerllybird said...

'A lot of patients', lol - what did you do with them???! I absolutely LOVE your doll-faced flower, such a fabulous piece!