Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Splodges, wonky bits and PJs...

is kind of how it is in both real and crafty life. Signing in at WOYWW to gently flaunt my oh so messy stuff. Yesterday, after a mad week of a teething toddler, I announced my retreat to the inky zone and so it was up to baby to walk the hubby. The kiddo has found her feet and is already in training for a marathon. I need eyes in the back of my everything...
As you can see I am a scrupulously neat crafter, I always clean up and put away my stash. Well once a leap year then.
I dived into a trio of tags inspired by a Wendy Vecchi post about using up your left overs. Seeing as that is all that is ever on my desk, it should be a doddle...

Gone are my former days of timeless inky dabblings, so I dived in and decided to just go for it.

Wonky stamping, splodges of paint, blobs of frisky glue... just embrace it girl. I even stayed in my PJs to win more time!
There's a great "Carnival" theme over at Simon Says Stamp (sigh, my old DT) so I decided a blast of full blown colour was just fine. Do all these colours go together?I dunno. In my Carnival imagination I see a hundred Brazilian Samba dancers jiggling their be-sequinned derrières and feathers. It's all voluptuous, glitter and neon catsuits...

Hmmm. Not the best pics of the colours... The sun was fading fast and Ruby was eating the fuchsias. Anyway, as said, I'm taking it as it comes today which is better than not getting it at all.

Thank you so much to all who called by last week and the lovely comments. I'm hoping to squeeze in a some blog hopping if I can blackmail the baby, oops toddler, into giving me the i-pad.

Farewell for now,
Sarah.

37 comments:

Candy C said...

Hi Sarah!!! I'm so glad to see your fabulous art again! :) Love your tags and the festive colors you've used to create such beautiful pieces. :) You've done Wendy proud with these! Great looking "leftovers". And...as always your blog posts are so entertaining! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Give Ruby a kiss for me! <3 Candy

Redanne said...

These are beautiful Sarah, I just adore your carnival colours, the flowers are superb! Hugs, Anne x

Helen said...

LOVE those tags!! hope your eyes are good, the toddler will be after you... lol!! embrace the experience! Helen 8

Annie said...

Love your tags and it's really good to hear your little munchkin is up on her feet and reaching new levels now :-)
Hugs,
A x # 61

Twiglet said...

What a fab splash of colour to brighten a dull Wednesday! Thanks for sharing and hugs to Ruby. x Jo

Kate said...

Great tags and love your crafty mess.

~Kate~

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving your desk and tags. Glad you are getting some inky time but yes I reckon you'll need eyes everywhere now!! Take care Zo xx 93

artatag said...

Wonderful tags, love the variations!
Thanks for visiting me!
Cheers
Gabriele 49

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fairyrocks said...

Thanks for the smiles and the visual treat this morning. I do remember those baby days. I'll bet the Simon people miss your beautiful work on their team. Keep smiling and creating.

Sharon said...

Love the bright colours.

Sharon #115

Carole said...

I love the bright and cheerful tags, and a messy desk is a productive thing. Nice of the tyke to walk her dad so you can play.
Snoop on! Carole #111

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sarah
oh gosh a toddler that has found their feet this is where the fun really gets going.
I love your tags they are so bright and colourful really wonderful
Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #85

Marita Soutar said...

Love them! The colours are so vibrant and the flowers really cool.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sarah, and cuddles to Ruby. Hope Gersom enjoyed his walk lol. So lovely to see you getting inky and even more thrilled to see you joining in the challenge, we have missed you and your style. Lovely to know you craft in your PJ's , that's the only way I craft and I don't have any little ones running around lol. Love the vibrancy of your trio and the flowers are stunning, love the freedom of these pieces and the background and colours are delightful . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we are thrilled to welcome you back if it is only for a week! Take Care . Tracy x x

Gita said...

Hi Sarah -- I LOVE all the fun bright colors on your tags. Brigita #108

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, oh yes, those colours do go together and I'm getting that carnival feel too. Love the flowers, especially the shiny spotty centre and nut centre ... Brazil nut :)) Don't worry about clearing up, you'll have plenty of time for that when Ruby reaches school age :) Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #47

Anita Houston said...

This trip is FABULOUS!!!! Love the colors, mixed elements, and FUN and whimsical feel!!!! Awesome!

Roberta B said...

WOW, Im still making my way around as you can see.. Im so so glad I didn't miss yours.. Although I did get side track looking at all your stuff. I have to follow you :-) your stuff is awesome I need a pinch of what ever it is you got. Thanks Roberta 26

Marci said...

LOVE these tags! It's nice to see the Wendy's stamps, stencils, etc, used with such happy colors. Great variation on her tag. I vaguely remember those busy, busy toddlers. Lol

April Story said...

I LOVE all the colors in your tags. I can see the dancers now too. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #106

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Fabulous tags Sarah.
Love al the details and colors.
Greetings Janny

Liz Williams said...

Oh Sarah, I can identify with your work space. That is how mine looks most of the time. Good for you for finding some survival time for yourself in your craft room. It keeps me from having to visit a therapist, and I am not dealing with child rearing anymore. Bless your heart, and find your time to retreat when you need to. Moms certainly deserve it.

Suzanne C said...

Sarah i am so happy you came back to play with us! These are beautiful! Love the beautiful colors and the bright happy layers of paint! Wonderful tags! So glad you joined in the fun again with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Kate said...

Ooooh, I love the flowers and color pop! Gorgeous tags, girl.
Kate

Mary Elizabeth said...

Sarah!! So glad to see you again. These tags are gorgeous. I absolutely adore the colors. And the elements on the tags are so fun. Your tags make me happy ... so great for the carnival theme at SSS&S. Congrats on the Spotlight!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Jo said...

Congrats for your win at Simon Says .... my gosh, what fabulous colour and style!!!

Carol McCready said...

Congratulations on your win. Your tags are gorgeous.

toni said...

Bright and beautiful tags Sarah! Congrats on your win good to hear that Ruby is doing what all good toddlers do ! X

Maura said...

Definitely a carnival flair! Congrats on your win!

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