Monday, June 20

Feelin' the Blues!

I did think about starting this post with another apology for not blogging regularly and not emailing people back and not blog hopping and not Tweeting ... leaving you all wondering what glamourousness I was getting up to ... but then I thought ... do what you do best Linda ... just tell it like it is!
I have no intentions of filling this post with tales of woe ... telling you all that recently my fluffy pink world was turned upside down ... but that is the sad truth ... suffice to say that I find myself back on the shelf and not feeling entirely comfortable at the prospect!
I really want to type something witty at this point ... but nothing springs to mind ... I am sure it will ... just not today! I do after all have the option of falling back on the offers I get to play Julia Robert's full body and facial double ... so it is not all bad!
Now on to the matter in hand ... the new theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show is metal! Before the prospect fills you with horror ... just look around you ... us papercrafting types are indeed surrounded by metal of all types ... and even if you have just one brad on your work ... it will qualify for entry into the $50 Shopping Spree random prize draw that is made possible weekly by the wonderful site sponsors ... Simon Says Stamp!
My sample is an 8X8" canvas ... yes I have used Ten Second Studio metal ... but I have also used a Lord Tim of Holtz Ornate Plate ... you know Tim ... the man that can walk to the moon not just on it while modelling a life size model of the Empire State Building out of Golden Delicious Apples with just a Long Legged Brad and a Paper Piercing Tool!
The stamps are indeed Studio 490 from THE Wendy Vecchi and the little flowers are Dark Room Door!
Well ... that is me for now folks ...
Have a great week Y'all ...
Laters!

38 comments:

papillon said...

sweet Linda, wish i had a magic wand to make it all ok again...

love the embossed metal on your canvas, especially its color and the black hearts on the little flowers. and that blue rose just looks yummi to me. lovely piece of art!

Helen said...

Sending hugs your way, Linda.
Your canvas is gorgeous, and I am sure your Julia work will flood in!

Kaz said...

Big hugs Linda, missing your smiles, twitter not the same without you x. Keep smiling and being strong x x

Love your card too, boot-ti- ful xx

Kaz x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

BIG Hugs to to you Hun xxx

misteejay said...

Beautiful colours.

Sounds like you need some (((hugs))) hope things get better.

Toni xx

Carmen said...

I've been the same recently with my blogging and blog hopping, real life just happens sometimes and has to be dealt with.

More big hugs coming your way Linda x x x

Maggie said...

Beautiful love the colours

Julia Dunnit said...

Am loving the canvas blues and hating that you may be suffering real blues. Of course I have no idea what, but if I can help...

LynneForsythe said...

Absolute gorgeousness my friend....Soorrrry to hear bout the shelving....so I am sending your a HUGE HUG my friend!!!

Alison Horne said...

Blu roses for a cool lady. Is it me or has everyone been obsessed with honey distress lately?

Hels Sheridan said...

Hello YOU... this canvas is full of gorgeousness... and so are you my friend... as ever, sending a HUGE hug and a big fat X... hang on in there hunny... lotsa love xxx

Kip said...

Hugs ((()))

ellen vargo said...

Hi Miss Linda... so sorry to hear your world has turned upside down. Hope things turn right side up very soon! Sending big hugs!

Ellen xx

whyducks said...

I love this and the colour is beautiful.

Candy C said...

Linda...your canvas piece is divine! Love the vivid color and the embossed metal images you added. The flowers are wonderful and of course, Tim's Ornate Plate always makes everything look even that much better! <3 Candy

Emma said...

Sending big hugs your way and just to let you know, we're all here for you at this difficult time!!

Your artwork, as always is simply stunning and I love all those textures and tones of blues...it's beautiful!!
Love Emma
xxx

Alison said...

Awesome piece of blue art! Sending you hugs! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the way you've made this into four separate pieces all pulled together with the flower. Hope things are looking better for you real soon!

craftimamma said...

Not had time to leave comments recently Linda but always visit every fab new post.

So sorry things are not rosy for you at the moment Sweetie 'cos you bring us so much pleasure you deserve rosiness always. It will get better but in the meantime a biiiiig virtual hug from me too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love all the pretty little pieces of art pulled together into a vision of loveliness. My favourite colour combo too!

Steph said...

Sending you hugs

StampDancer said...

It's beautiful but it would be nice to see a photo of the entire item instead of just portions. Love the color!

Artyjen said...

Whatever it is I hope it sorts itself real soon....want to join me in a glass of Cava?
xoxo Sioux

Val said...

Hi Linda
So worry to hear things are not good for you at the moment. Sending big cyber hugs and kisses your way. Take care lovely lady.

Hugs
Valxx

PS: Fab piece of work.

Lori said...

Love blue, love metal, love your work, therefore, I LOVE this project! lol! Fantastic!

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Sending huge hugs xxxxx

Debi said...

Awesome project!!! (((((Linda)))) I hope that what every is happening resolves itself soon and you start feeling better. Big hugs...

Gillian .... said...

This canvas rocks The Linda Elbourne ... as do you!The different shades of blue in this canvas is just lush, love the splash of TSS! Stay strong, missed you lots. Big hugs ...

Gillian
xxx

kjjc said...

hugs Linda.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh my goodness!! I know you have a love of the warm color palette but you have encompassed my absolute FAVORITE color in this piece!...just as long as you don't FEEL blue, feel free to use this color again and again...and send to me :) :) Gorgeous work, my little apple dumpling :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Karen said...

Big hugs Linda.
I find burying yourself in luscious craft stash whilst playing loud music usually makes you feel better.
Maybe you've done that already because you've created a beautiful canvas!

Claireliz said...

This is gorgeous Linda & BIG HUGS to you.
C
xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous piece of art, just love the blue tones and your work is amazing. Something better is definitely out there waiting for you to discover it

Marie

Siobhan Brignull said...

hope its a high shelf hun so you can have a good look around, his loss... ((()))

Mo said...

I appreciate your blog so much and enjoy each one. You certainly deserve some time to deal with real life. I'm sorry and I hopeyou have lots of chocolate on hand.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a wonderful piece of art. Love the bright colors and all the texture you have going on with this. "DREAM"...do it..
maybe take yourself far away from daily life adventures even for just one day, meet an old friend, or someone who always has been there and share some old stories. We are sometimes pushed to the limits but there is always someone who has it a LOT worse.
Like my niece says before her husband deploys..I need to put on my big girl panties and deal with it.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous piece and lots of warm wishes, I'm sure that the future holds lots of magic for you, hugs, Gay xxx

Sue said...

Hi Linda

Always read your blog, always love your work but very rarely leave a comment but this canvass is so beautiful not too.

You are the Vecchi-Holtz queen.

With an amazing personality like you have I am sure you will get through your pain and come out the other side just as fab.

Sue

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