Monday, 29 August 2011

Something is A Little Fishy Around here

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
I am sat here a little dryer than I was a little earlier this evening, Matt and I went to a Wedding Evening Reception, started off with a double whisky (now this tasted and smelt like TCP) so did not finish that one.  Moved onto a Bailey's that went down nicely and then started on the Crabbies...................now I do have a thing for Crabbies at the moment, so refreshing...................... however the evening suddenly turned a little damp as the father in law side swiped his pint of Tetley and I took an ice cold shower.......................thank heavens for hand driers and wow I have the most amazing new perfume so the husband says :(

The dress is in the sink soaking and I am now nice and non sticky and smelling sweet again :)

Now I have that off my chest, I would like to show you a piece that I created for Our Vintage Affair, prior to the temporary closing of the site, now don't forget the site will remain open for you to view and obtain inspiration, and I am sure will be back soon, so do keep an eye out for it's return.

So this was the piece that I created, it is a layout and I had so much fun with Matt, you will see why
I woke up one afternoon on my holiday week, with an idea in my head, and went up to the Beach Hut to put it together, whilst having a coffee to wake up with Matt, I mentioned that I needed some fishing items, some floats etc., and then had to explain why, so this time it was not me, he went half way down the stairs with my pliers and snipped another top off my twirly twigs and came back with it.  He then took my garden twine and made a rod handle, he asked me to spray it with the copic air compressor.  He then got some wire out and asked me for my tent peg I asked him why and he said to make rod eyes, so I provided him with some jump rings.  He said well stick them on then, so I did.  He allowed me to have some real fishing line and hey presto one fabulous fishing rod.  It needed a float though so I took one of the tiny stamen from a flower bunch and coloured the tip red and added this (you can see it just above the photograph).  Matt then set about making me a fishing basket, he took a dolls house garden basket and cut it down to a single piece and then he patiently threaded the garden twine through it providing me with a little basket.  Now all I was short was a keep net, I made this out of my metal ribbon and then sprayed it with copic W7.  Matt made the little net and I sprayed it and added the little fish. Matt wanted to make a real for the rod, so I located a button, a spacer and he made the handle by wrapping some craft wire around the tent peg, all done and ready to go.  Well just the presenting of it really, and the addition of flowers and here you go bull rushes.  The bull rushes were made from cocktail sticks, fine flower soft and a spray of copic E29.

Here are some close ups


Isn't it lovely when you can create and enjoy yourself with the hubby, he is awesome, so many times I have ideas but they are in my head and I need a little help to bring them to life, he does it so well

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 300 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 300 follower candy you can do so here, thank you to Feline for now advertising my candy too. 

Totally awesome I cannot believe I am at 460 followers, you guys are all amazing thank you, 205 entrants and slowly getting to the 300 entrant mark................but still need another 95 entrants, so if you are already follow me please don't forget to put your name in the hat :)

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!!

I would like to enter this piece into the following challenges

Lasting Memories - Who or what has inspired you (my hubby)
2 Sisters - Boyz and their Toyz
Challenge up Your Life - Something for a Man
Just Some Lines - Anything But a Card
Scrap It Girl - Material
Sugar Creak Hollow - Make it Masculine
Mad for Markers - Make a Scene

Hugs and enjoy the rest of your evening
Kate
xx



27 comments:

Gurkiss said...

WOW such a lovely layout you have done :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.
Hug Gurkiss

Theresa said...

Kate, this is fabulous!! Where do you find all these amazing embellies? You come up with the most fantastic ideas.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow kate what a great and beautiful layout.
the embellishments that you have used is stunning.

greetings karin

Sally said...

Wow Kate this is just amazing, what great team work...lol.
I just love all the embellishments they are fab. I especially love the fishing rod just brilliant.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous layout Kate.

Arline said...

This is fab and what a crafty husband! All of the fishing details are fab!x

sam21ski said...

Wow Kate, he's really getting into this crafting lark isn't he, is he okay, does he need his temp taking? I don't know, it was you a couple of weeks ago with housework, you're not swapping roles are you - lol.

But I have to admit what a fabulous job he has made, it looks real, but then again he does have a fantastic idea of what is should look like!!!

Enjoy the rest of the BH, bit of improvement on the weather today - Sam xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is amazing.. i just love all those embellies
Lisa x

Debbie said...

Wow Kate....what a fantastic layout. The details are absolutely fantastic.
Debbie x

Sandra said...

Just so Brilliant!:) Sandra H

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Wow.. love this layout.. Just gorgous, love the creativity and the amount of time this must of took was worth it.. great work. Thanks for joining Scrap it Girls Saturday Challenge.. I love seeing material, burlap or canvas on a page. Just Awesome!

Gretchen said...

What a fantastic layout. I love your handmade embellishments very crafty and clever both of you.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Your layout is so amazing hun!! LOVE the way you've fashioned the fishing pole!! Just brilliant! :)

AJECreativity said...

Wow this layout is absolutely fabulous....i get great inspiration from you Kate ....keep it coming lol xxxxx Hugs Amanda

Becky B. said...

WOW!! I love all of the intricate details that you added to this layout, and better yet that you created them with your hubby! :) Beautiful layout - so unique and creative!

♥ anusch ♥ said...

Das ist ja wunderschön geworden, so viele tolle Details.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei CUYL.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Samantha said...

oH THIS IS JUST FLIPPING AWESOME! love it love everything about it.... great job! thhheheee you think I love it?? hugs me xx

All mixed up maz said...

Hi
Wow love it x

Curlybear said...

Gorgeous Scrapbook page Kate, I love the layout and those embellies are lush.
As for a beer soaked dress that is so not fun, did you have a few choice words under your breath lol I think I would have, but I'm not the patient person in the world :-0.
and I hope you enjoyed your evening,
have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow i luv your layout, great piccie, luv all the embelies, they look fantastic,sue,x

Natali said...

Wow!! This laout is unbeliveble AMAZING!!! All details are just perfect: right stile, right colour, right place... Perfect job!!!!
Hugs,
Natali

ashlee said...

This is great...love the little fishing scene...thanks for joining us at mad for markers...hugz ashlee

jacirascrap said...

Que lindo LO!!! As redinhas de pesca são o máximo! Grande idéia!

Melissa Barnicoat said...

WOW, this is awesome. I wish my husband would help me out some times with my creations. Thanks for playing along at M4M. Mel B

Sammi said...

Wow Kate how fun!!! looks awesome and how clever your hubby is! Nice you could create together!!!
Thanks for entering this in our Make a scene challenge!
Sammi
xx

Karen Wilson said...

Wow!! This is amazing and LOVE your embellishments! Sorry about your dress, not good!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

What an amazing layout. I think it should be framed and put on the wall!

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