Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WOYWW # 68: Rusted papers and fabric revisited

Once again (six weeks in a row) I made it around to every desk last week, even though I had to go back on Friday to find the ones that were added on Thursday. This time busting madness (collaboration) snoop is the brainchild of Julia at Stamping Ground and has now brought blogging friends from all over the globe to my blog. Thank you Julia and thank you all. And I promise to try to remember my link up number this week, something we were supposed to start last week.

Many of you requested to see how I planned to use the fabric and paper I rusted over the past two weeks, so

I tried, really I did. I simply could not make this photo any better. This is the best I could do with the available light. It's a 3 ring binder that will be used to hold some Round Robin pages. Wendy is peeking out from behind. Click to enlarge.

Also on my desk is one of my latest acquisitions. I bought 5 rocking horses from a friend last week for $2.00. She collects them, but is moving and got rid of the ones she didn't want. If you look closely, you might even see one of two on the window sill. They are candle holders and have been there a long time.

This is a much better picture of the cover, which is as yet not finished, but not a very good photo of my table. I still have lots of layering and embellishing to do, but all the sewing is finished, and the background is glued in place. Both rusted fabric and rusted paper were sewn to corrugated cardboard I had pre-painted with various glazes to resemble rust.

And finally, last week Jo asked about the "piggy" draped on the gesso on my table. Well, it was WOYWWendy lying down on the job. I guess her arms and feet do resemble those of a little piggy, although Wendy was none too flattered by the remark.

This week I am spotlighting Sarah another WOYWW player who chooses to Craft Among the Land Rovers, which also corresponds to the name of her blog. I know Sarah also visited everyone last week because I followed her around most of the evening (mine, not hers) last Wednesday as we visited the various blogs. I've always enjoyed visiting her blog because she talks about and photographs road rallies, Land Rovers, and Mokes (I hope that's plural for Moke) while making cards and beautiful scrapbook spreads, sometimes out of the back of a camper/caravan. So be sure to visit Sarah today. After all, if you participated, she visited you last week!

89 thoughtful remarks:

The Taming of the Glue said...

What an amazing creation and fantastic effort to visit everyones blogs!! I only got to about 70 and thought I'd done quite well...I am in awe of you!!!! Pam (6)

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, Elizabeth, I can't believe it - I actually outstalked you! :-)

Love Wendy and your binder idea is great. I really do need to get back to organizing when life calms down a bit.

Enjoy your hopping and have a great day (I did a direct link so hopefully that made things easier for you today!)

Hugs
Ramona #1
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Susan Allan said...

You are so creative and the time it takes to do all the 'rusting' procedures is definitely time worth spending.

Your techniques make your art so unique.

Thanks for all the technical information you have shared recently.
Can't wait to see what you do next week.

Have a great week.
Sue xx 8

madebyKarla said...

Wow! The paper looks great as a cover. What a cool rusted shape you found! Thanks for the peek!
Karla #4

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

#9 - I love the doll .. .she's so pretty even with her "piggy" arms!!

Kay Toodles and Binks

Serendipity (Christine) said...

That paper looks wonderful, worth all the work :-) (Link No.11)

She said...

Oh this is lovely. Have a good Wednesday. S (10)

Lynn said...

Love that rusted fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

You are a clever crafty lady....the rusted fabric looks fantastic.

Helen said...

Love how your rusted creations turned out.

Sue said...

Hi ya
well done on all the blogs, i did all by thurs morn but didnt get back after that! lol, fabulous creation, luv the little horse, happy WOYWW, have great day, sue,x

Lizzybobs said...

I am loving your rusty book and I can see a little rocking horse on the window ledge - I was thinking wow what a bargain. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations with us Lv and Hugs Liz 24

voodoo vixen said...

Yay, I got here first again!! LOL Love your book cover Elizabeth, it is really coming together and I am going to be trying this idea out very soon... i am collecting rusty bits!!

bad penny said...

Wow ! I love the rusty look - fabulous. Thanks for popping by xx

Wipso said...

Thanks for showing me what you do with your rusty bits. It looks really fab.
A x

Heather x said...

Wow babe! That rusted paper has come out beautifully, love the binder :)
*hugs* Heather x (41)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi Elizabeth, i'm inspired with how you do your layers and the various materials you use and i love how sewing looks in a project. i want to try sewing but i have a question - does the needle get dull when you sew paper and can you still use the same needle for sewing cloth?

Thistleblue said...

Morning! Well done on visiting everyone again, that is impressive! Thanks for sharing today.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
hugs
Michelle
#49

JoZart said...

Oh, dear, Oh dear! I'm so sorry Wendy! I'll never call you a piggy again! now I can see your little face.
Love how you used your rustings Elizabeth, great creativity there and well done visiting everyone.The sun is shining here and I'm off for a late breakfast so have a great WOYWW!
Hope the little RHs get there soon...
hugs Jo x

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Elizabeth, love what you have done to your journal. Well done you for getting to everyone, I gave up on Thursday when Blogger kept coming up with errors especially when you type messages three times. Love what you have done to your rusting you are very inventive. Have a nice WOYWW. Hugs JO.xxx - No.27

Sarah Youde said...

Can't believe you are managing to get to everyone! I wish I could. Note: must try harder on Wednesdays!

Sarah (57)

Phree said...

The binder cover looks great, thanks for showing what you have been up to with the rusted fabric and paper.

Joanne said...

Well done doing the rounds last week. I haven't managed that yet. I love your woywwendy and the rusty paper is amazing.
Luv Joanne (47) xx

Anneliese said...

Wow, that Binder is beautiful, such a lot of work has gone into it but it shows :D ... (no.65)

Kay said...

ROFL poor Wendy! A piggy indeed! The binder is fabulous, thanks for sharing.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great binder, and love your doll, have a great week, Judith xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, I think Wendy is a star, love what you made with your rusted technique. Thank you so much for all that sharing, it really is inspiring:0) xx

Lou and Mel said...

Dedicated to the WOYWW cause! That is an amazing achievement - to visit all the desks - well done!
If I ask my boss for a day off every week to visit WOYWWer's do you think he'd say yes?
Thanks for showing us how your creation is coming along!
See you next week.
(No 64)

Wishcraft said...

Great cover, love how you've used the fabric :o) Lisa x

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your rusting is brilliant I am going to try and find time to give it a go. I love the effects that you manage to get.
Elaine (55)

Rebecca (No.15) said...

I am a lover of altered books aswell - I love your style. Thanks for letting me have a peek.
Rebecca (15)

Healing Woman said...

The cover is coming along beautifully. Amazing what a little rust and a lot of expertise will do~

joey said...

Hiya

oh Wendy your adorable sweetie :O) I hope your faith in us woyww'ers has been restored lol

Joey (82) xxx

butlersabroad said...

Love how the rusted paper came out! Post again when it's finished, it's great! Now get some sleep, you and Ramona must have been up all night!!

Hugs
Brenda

Carolynne said...

Love how they turned out, you are so clever

xx (58)

Cardarian said...

You are truly amazing visiting everybodies blog, I think I have only done it once or twice! Love all your art! And the little rocking horse is just soooo cute!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Poor poor Wendy to be mistaken for a pig! I don't know if I'll ever rust some paper or cloth, I tend to stay away from rust! But i suppose it will make a very unique texture! The binder cover is really interesting! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Appluase for you- I am SO impressed that you've been able to visit all those blogs each week! I can only imagine how much time that would take! I would love to join, but have refrained because I have a hard time getting to all the blogs I *already* visit as it is :)

Candace said...

Hi Sorry this is a quick cut & paste but not too well and wanting to let as many as possible know I have visited. I am going to read all blogs on my blackberry when I have a lie down but can't comment very well & can't sit for too long at laptop to type - sorry seems little impersonal Candace (#43) x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your rusty cover looks fab Elizabeth!
Happy Last Day of Summer ... hope you feel some cooler Fall weather soon!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

sorry I missed you yesterday too, I had to drink and run!! lol your rusted fabrics look great and the cover shot in the second photo turned out really well! so sorry to hear about the nasty piggy remark, hope wendy has stopped pouting by now!! xx's

Theresa said...

The "rusty" page is wonderful Elizabeth and Wendy is too adorable and clever! So glad you're sharing your techniques and look forward to experimenting with them soon!

nerllybird said...

Great to see the rusted paper being used in a project. And well done for getting round everyone - I'm really going to try this week, honest! :D Helen (46)

Sarah said...

Firstly thank you for spotlighting me I am very honoured.
Not much chance of me visiting everyone this week but I am going to get to as many as I can. I love what you have done with your rusty fabric and paper

Cynthia Eloise said...

really love the rusting technique. i tried your rubber band covered roller the other day and loved the results.

Tertia said...

One day, that is one Wednesday , I will visit and comment on everybody's desks. Problem is, I can't even find the time to clean mine, let alone visit everybody else's, but I promise to try.

Dianne said...

wow, didn't realize how long it's been since I visited...the rusty cover looks great! I always enjoy my visit and the many photos you post. I really should start taking my camera with me more often. I love your outings...and your rocking horse collection...link of the day, tutorials...you are a blogger extraordinaire!

Sherry said...

Love the look of your rusty cover! This is my first time as a WOYWWer - wonder how many desks I'll cover!

Sherry (103)

Carola Bartz said...

I love what you did with the rusted paper and fabric. Looks gorgeous. Happy WOYWW - Carola,92

Lori Saul said...

A lovely cover and use for the rusted paper that you made. Creativity at its best!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love what you have been up too and hurray I spotted the Wee Horse. Thanks for sharing with us again, Hazelxoxo

downrightcrafty said...

hi hun, love the creations and cannot believe that Jozart thought that Wendy was a piggy, lol love it your very tidy again this week mmmmmmmmm not sure where your going to be on the messy scale either?? loved how you followed the landrovers last week on your mamouth task of commenting on all of the linked sites, awesome
thanks for the snoop great read and happy WOYWW
Kate xx

peggy gatto said...

Love your rust!!!
makes a beautiful rich color and texture!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Wow! I love these!

Diane said...

Oooh Elizabeth--I love what you're doing with these--can't wait to see the completed piece!!

judie said...

What great projects you have going on, love the colours that you have used as well

thanks for the snoop
hugs
judie xx

Incipient Wings said...

This looks awesome! Love how layered it looks, cant wait to see the finished cover.
and wendy is precious!

Tracy Evans said...

I really do love this rusted paper/fabric technique it looks wonderful on your piece of art. What a great bargain on your rocking horses and they now have a good home. Give Bleubeard a cuddle from me. Have a good evening and speak to you soon. Tracy Evans x (no. 17)

Sunshine Girl said...

What a fantastic journal - it was well worth the rusting wasnt it! I really must try that sometime. Well done on getting around to everyone - I havent managed it the past few weeks and dont think I will this week either - oh well such is life! I thought of you in the week when I spotted a rocking horse whilst out and about! Sorry I wrote screen wash on my blog - have no idea why because its not that at all! its actually adirondack colour wash - doh!

Daniele said...

that looks like a very interesing project that you are doing, thanks for the peek
hugs

lisa said...

This certainly is a great technique and I love the book cover you've made it into. Well done on visiting all the desks again. Some achievement, there seems to be more each week.
Hugs Lisax (117)

Scrapcollectr said...

Truly artistic! Looks great. Happy WOYWW!
=D
You know me but if it helps: Linky #110

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Elizabeth, that fabric is fab for a cover - 'round robin pages' - I'm intrigued...is it a JAM thing like what Ramona was talking about? I love the little glass rocking horse - like a tree ornament, specially with the sun bouncing of it. Tell Wendy not to worry...although I did giggle a little bit. A teeny bit...

Ciara said...

I am in complete awe of you managing to get round to all the desks for so many weeks running!

You are a WOYWW Legend!!

Ciara (42)
xx

artangel said...

I love this project so much - anything rusty is right up my street! Lovely work!

Marilyn Rock said...

You put so much into your art and share just as much with us! Love this project of yours! xxoo

downrightcrafty said...

hi hun
everything went fine thank you all clear for another year. Woke up quick this time and had a little snooze later on. Had a maccies on the way home the milkshake was just perfect for soothing and everything else filled my little empty stomache. Which is still full as cannot at the moment stop eating :( poor diet c'est la vie
thanks for asking
Kate xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

A lot of work seems to have gone into it! Great project!

Clare H said...

Love how to rust has come out

Clare (83)

Neet said...

Love how your rusting has turned out and Wendy is looking good too. Can't find any rocking horses (maybe it is this infection that is clouding my eyes)

Linda C said...

Love watching the rust come together. Please keep posting progress pictures. See you next week!Hugs, Linda #50

Tammy Freiborg said...

I see a leaf pile jumping ponytailed girl! Love the cover!

apaperbear said...

A beautiful cover! Let's see more paper! You make me want to rust paper!!!!

Ohhh Snap said...

I love reading about the projects and trying to figure out what the bits in the background are too. Tell WOYWWendy the camera does add weight and one must be sure to stand or sit in flattering manners to avoid porcine comparisions lol. (75)

triciasconfetti said...

Well done you for visiting everyone and thanks so much for visiting mine. Love how the ring binder is coming on for a round robin - now that sounds interesting.
Am enjoying visiting blogs I never would have found if I hadn't joined in this great event.
x Tricia

Kate said...

Definitely like the rusted effect.

** kate **

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, I knew what you meant about the tribute.
The cover of the binder is looking great, look forward to seeing some of the pages that will go into it. Poor Wendy she doesn't look very happy about that remark :-/ Nice to see her about
Anne xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love what you've done with the rustiness!

A.xx (38)

Twiglet said...

Poor little Wendy lying there all forlorn!! Love the rustiness.

Dragon said...

Lovely binder... What a lot of work you have put into it...
Frankie
xx

sasa said...

Thanks for the peek - great colour that rust - hope the 'piggy' ins't too down....

Maggie's Crafts said...

Sorry for being late. Love the ring binder. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :)

Maggie xx

Kerry said...

Great technique, I've not seen this before.

Piddawinkle said...

thanks so much for visiting me, I dont know how you find the time, love to see what you did with the rusted paper, ingenious method :)

Gez said...

Wow, amazing art journal pages. Sorry I am so late calling. My Dad has been poorly & it's kind of thrown me back a bit.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Thanks for your lovely blog comment. Love Gez.xx

kelli said...

I'm amazed that you've gotten around so much! Erm...that could be taken a different way hehe. You know what I mean though! Thanks for the snoop! xx

Seth said...

That rust cover is great -- really unique looking.

Morti said...

Hi Elizabeth - thanks for stopping by my blog! Give Bleubeard a cuddle from me. The rusted paper looks really good in use, fab work!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Well, I will apologize for being late because thats what i am late! Thanks for coming by to visit and hopefully this next week I will get on it a little sooner. Such a fun idea for a blog party but sure is alot of work too. How does one keep up every week you will have to let me in on the secrets. The bonus about being late however was that i got to look at lots of great stuff on your blog. You are so talented!

Hope to see you visiting again soon- Sherry http://scrappingwithsherry1.blogspot.com/