Good Sunday morning!  I hope everyone has had a fab weekend so far.  I was finally able to get my long 4 inch locks cut yesterday  . . . . woo hoo . . . and don’t have to gunk it all up with product now.  Amazing how much I got used to having no hair and the natural look . . .  it’s just way to easy to take care of!

After I came home from mom’s, where we all get haircuts together . . . yes, we have a family friend come in and do a salon day with us . . . I headed straight to the studio with ideas brewing!

First, let me tell you this.  When I first saw the new Spellbinders™ Grand Nestabilities® at CHA my wheels started turning.  Surely you can guess where this is going, right?  I immediately saw wall hangings made from GrungePaper and guess what  . . . it works!

I cut my own backing from GrungePaper for this wall hanging

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Yes, I surely did!  I am so excited to have different shapes now that will work for wall hangings . . . way too much fun.  Anyhoo, there is much to talk about and to look at here.  First that hanging itself.  The back is GrungePaper and then I die cut the Graphic45 Designer Paper to fit the Nestie.  I had some wood rope trim that I cut down to size and painted black to separate the two papers (flip side of the top).  While we are talking about the paper on the top, check out the lady in the background on the right.  I point this out because I had already picked the sentiment I was going to use for this project, this inchie from Artful Illusions,

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stamped on a piece of GrungePaper, sponged with Broken China and then, using on of Tim Holtz’ mini masks, sponged on Vintage Photo.  As you can see, it was attached to the project with a Memo Pin.

The image on the left was added for some color.  It was mounted on illustration board and then attached to the backing with small hinges.  The hinges were really gold and bright, so I tapped them into some embossing ink and then embossed with Black Soot Distress Stickles.  I did the same for the metal flower on the bottom.  I couldn’t resist adding a watch facet from on old watch to the lady’s eye . . . . oh yeah, too much fun!

The flowers were die cut with the Blossom Nesties, and then curled and glued together. Vintage buttons were added to the center of them.  Everywhere I saw open space something else was tucked in . . . like the trinket pins.

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I think that’s all I have to tell you about the project.  Just keep looking for little things added here and there.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . . life is short, make the most of the adventures that come your way!

SHERRY SIGNATURE

16 Responses to “It’s Not Art . . . . Until it Leaves your Mind!”

  1. my gosh girl, I like the way your mind works…keep it coming!

  2. Sherry, this is gorgeous. Keep working….it will keep your mind of the cigs. I must have that sentiment stamp. When I went to the site, however, none of the links were working on that page. Hmmm, have to keep trying! Great job Sherry!

    Mary
    http://www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

  3. Congrats on the haircut, what a great accomplishment. I love the hanging. You are brilliant, you know!!

    Miss you, Eli

  4. so very cool, great way to show off all those neat trinkets we find, terrific flowers and I just love that quote!

  5. This wall hanging is super! Love the sentiment and everything else as well! Great work, Sherry!

  6. All I can ever say about your projects is WOW, keep ’em coming. I love looking at your work.

  7. This is fabulous, Sherry. I LOVE the rope idea. My mind would never have gone there.

  8. Sherry, you did it again! Very nice. I Love the sentiment. Have a great Sunday!

  9. Alright Sherry, you have your mojo back!! You do such awesome ‘grunge’ work. It all comes together so creatively:) It’s one style I CANNOT master! (one of many, hee, hee). Nancy J. says it best so “ditto” her comment!!

  10. I love it!!!!!

  11. Fabulous work, Sherry!

  12. WOW…just fabulous!!! Love all the goodies on your creation! What a great sentiment that is! Love the flowers and love that little safety pin added…love it all!!!

  13. OMGOSH!!!! this is GREAT!!!! And totally ART!!! That lil mini bottle is SUPER CUTE… how come if I were to put all this stuff on something it would look like my stash drawer had a case of the flu on my project?????

    LOVE IT SHERRY!!!!

  14. I’ve always had a soft spot for your wall hangings and this one is no different! Gorgeous!

  15. What do you cut your grunge paper with? I love the idea. Thanks. Keep up the good work with the smoking. It will just get easier and easier

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