Wednesday, May 6

A Mermaid's Reflection!

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Technically this spoon could be classed as stolen goods!Please don't tell John! The kitchen in our house is his domain and because he does all the cooking and cleaning and the shopping ... well ... it would be sheer madness to argue! John is a tad obsessive compulsive about the kitchen and the contents ... I once borrowed a wooden spoon to alter and before I had got up to my craft room ... he had noticed it's absence! Needless to say I returned it unaltered when his back was turned!Spoon

Well today the challenge on the Wednesday Stamper is spoons and ... after a night shift John is in bed! So I have sneaked one of his twelve soup spoons to alter! We can only get 10 people round our dining table anyway ... perhaps I should go back for another one :0))

Yes I could have gone to the supermarket and bought a cheap one ... but then I would have to do my hair and put some make up on and ... what a palaver!

spoon2 I alcohol inked the spoon first and then added my stamped image ... I wanted to create a spoon that looked like it had been under water and had a mermaid's reflection in it ... hence all the weed and the dew drops!

I am not sure I am entirely happy with the result ... but I can't just bin it ... John puts the rubbish out too :0))

39 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely work Linda!!!

Claudette said...

fabulous idea, love the reflection you created in the spoon

vintage wil said...

Ohh this is brilliant!!

Sandy said...

Wow Linda this is stunning.
Brilliant design and work. Love it.

johanna said...

ingenious!! it really looks from under the sea!

Joy said...

What I really want to know is - Where can I get a JOHN?!!! That soup spoon is amazing Linda xx

herminesplace said...

This looks absolutelty great!!! love it.

Angela Sturm said...

Beautiful spoon mermaid with wonderful colors !

JAYNE said...

This is fantastic, it really looks like its been under the sea.

CraftyC said...

Wow Linda, its gorgeous. Who needs supermarkets anyway lol + its good to recycle!
Clairex

Dan said...

You SHOULD be happy with it Linda, it's BRILLIANT!! :)

Kari said...

Very fun! I love all of the ribbons and embellishments! Great job!

TinaB said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stunning xx I love the colours xx

nessy said...

linda you cannot bin it ~it is so gorgeous ~any way you will be found out!! you make me laugh so much ~ how do men know these things go missing???(yet leave the bathroom in such a mess without noticing??)
think you may need another to make a pair though!!
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Love it and what a great story to go with it ! :)

scotgal - UKS

Claireliz said...

What a wicked idea Linda, love it!
x

June said...

fantastic as always
Hugs June x

Rein said...

What a beautiful spoon!!

Cass said...

Wow this is gorgeous Linda.Beautiful beautiful colours and love all the amazing beads and dewdrops and fibres you've added.It definitely has an underwater feel to it.There's no way John could be upset at the result. (if he does just smack him on the head with it...pmsl)
Cass xxx

Claire said...

Love your blog Linda and what a lovely spoon i think its really fab
Claire x

NETTI said...

Wonderful idea for your spoon and brilliantly done!

my5bratz said...

where can I get a Jogn, he sounds WONDERFUL...lol

LOVE the spoon, well worth it!

Char said...

Your spoon is devine. Love it.

Debi said...

Linda, this is stunning and awesome. I love how you created it. Did you apply the ink directly to the spoon? I am amazed at how gorgeous it is. I don't think John will be upset with you after he sees it.

Jeannie said...

Thats lovely Chris, please don't bin it.

Jeannie said...

Sorry for last comment, I meant to say Linda not Chris, they'll take me away soon LOL

Julia Dunnit said...

It's gorgeous. Spoons are way to useful to just be eaten off!

Joy said...

Hi Linda I'm back again - still John less! I've something for you - http://craftyjoy-joy.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Bin it are you completely mad or only half Linda, its stunning and I would glady eat my branflakes using it LOL xx

AngelaC said...

WOW fabulous work Linda. Did you stamp the image on tissue paper and then glued to the bowl of the spoon?

Angela

Jo Power said...

What beautiful spoon and I agree that you do need another. The colours are stunning

Linda Elbourne said...

Angela - the image was stamped and embossed onto card and stuck to the spoon with silicon ... then glazed with a coat of gel medium :0))

Amy said...

wowsa!!! I love that image and how you transfered it onto the spoon! Unique..love all the fiber's too

fairymadjo said...

oh my , thats amazing hun, huggs jo x

Lynn Stevens said...

wow,Wait till I pick my jaw up off the floor. Awesome!!! I don't know how you couldnt just Love it!! It does have that underwater feel just like you were trying for.
Take a bow!

Evelyn S. said...

Both your spoon and your narrative are absolutely delightful! I love the look of your spoon....stolen or not.

craftytrog said...

Simply fabulous!

Anneliese said...

This is gorgeous !! Absolutely love it :) (def' should go back & get the other 'spare' spoon !)

Chriss Rollins said...

ha ha ha 10 round ya table indeed.

love this spoon...great work.
chriss x

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