March 28, 2010

Inspiration and a give away


I am inspired by every person I know, in one way or another and sometimes I get in to the groove of creating something to express my appreciation for the great, talented people in my circle of friends...this weekend I was inspired by two of my fave artists who always leave me wanting to learn more.


Jen Crossley and Sarah Fawcett. It is because of the adaptable style of Jen that I continue to experiment and she is the lady who inspired me to try my hand at chemical etching a good while back. Sarah is an amazing talent too and shows that there really are no rules when it comes to creation. They both follow their heart and do what they love.



...and now for the give away...I created an extra plate and have all the lovely bits and pieces to go in to making a second cuff...including a divine scrap of Jennifer Paganelli fabric. The plate is flat but is easy to bend and curve, it is unpunched but goes through the Crop-o-dile nicely...I am happy to punch and set the eyelets if you are a little concerned. You simply need to leave a comment here to lay claim to the cuff kit, one name will be drawn April 14, I am more than happy for you to repost this on your own blog or website and in doing so you will recieve a second chance to be drawn. If you do repost on your blog, don't forget to link back and to let me know you have shared.
Good luck!

63 comments:

Janine said...

Beautiful piece Linda!

Deb said...

Something to wear to the Twilight movies! Very unique.

Ev said...

Love the etched pattern and detail on this. It would also look perfect on me :0D

Gretz said...

Wow your cuff is gorgeous. I love the lace.
I have my fingers and toes crossed ;-)

artymarty said...

It's gorgeous Linda. Of course I have to enter.

Michelle said...

I am not entering the giveaway cause I think it's weird since I only now came across your blog, but I did want to say that your work is beautiful ♥

Gaby Bee said...

You never cease to amaze me.
Your cuff is spectacular, Linda!
Love this etched piece. It's simply stunning! You are so multi talented, seems you can do anything :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

jan p said...

You really should do more of this work, your etching is lovely and the design is wonderful. I am so impressed with the diversity of all you art. Fantastic Linda

Jac said...

Ahhh another piece of amazing artwork & even if post no. 7 michelle does not thing she should be entered I reckon she should - always nice for a newbie to a blog to experience some of your amazing craft/art work.

Carol said...

Goodd'y Linda! hope all is well with you this week...I'd love to win! that would look fab on me!! I've linked a post on my blog back too...xx

Ginger said...

A lovly cuff Linda, thank you for the chance to win it.

slommler said...

This is gorgeous!! And the chance to win it is so exciting!!!! I would definitely want you to punch it. I would be afraid of messing it up! LOL!!
Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

penibear said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece of work, would love the chance to win this:)

Chris said...

OMG this is amazing... How talented you are!!
Ooooh April 14th that's my birthday... maybe I'll be lucky..lol
Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful artwork.
hugs
Chris xx

Rosie Rowe said...

I have fallen in love with this Linda - simply stunning! I've posted about it HERE

winslowwoman said...

Just beautiful, such talent you have!!

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda Stunning work as usual, love the colours you have used. Its beautiful

Sarah Z / Original Youth said...

That's so lovely and unique! I only hope I'd be able to do it justice. Here's to hoping!

sarahAToriginalyouthDOTcom

hazel said...

Wow!!! The cuff is so beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Genie said...

Wow Its Beautiful.

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, this is stunning Linda x

Jodaeodesign said...

Stunning. What a thing of beauty.

Bren said...

Stunning! Once again you have created something so unique and beautiful. I've posted this link on my blog and encouraged others to come and visit and enter your amazing give away

Linda Cain said...

Jen is a brilliantly talented artist! Her word never ceases to amaze me...stunning piece here!

Linda

cmoh said...

OH Wow! this is gorgious i can only imagine what your inspiering friends are like!

I am going to tweet this and post it on my facebook...hope you get lots of hits.

Joella said...

Loooove!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! This is amazing.
Debby

MvM-design said...

I just love your art! You know it already :)))) Fingers crossed !!
And ofcourse I've made a blogpost!!
Greetzz Marleen.

mimja said...

Oh how I love the cloth and plate combination! Such a tip of the hat to my favorite childhood getups. Being 71 hasn't changed me a bit. I am going to look for some scraps and get myself up RIGHT NOW! I came across your post by way of Cheryl Dolby in Roanoke, VA.
Christine in New York City when I'm not in Chapel Hill, NC.

Healing Woman said...

I will wear this cuff around Woodloft-my eclectic, offbeat, home. Hope I win! It really is wonderful.

icitea said...

Wow, that's an amazing piece! Love the ornate pattern, reminds me of damask...

Keep up the good work :D I'll be following you from now on.

karen said...

wow what a lovely piece. it must have taken you a while to make and whoever wins (i hope its me) will treasure it.

tanya904 said...

It is really lovely I would be thrilled to make on of my own Thanks for the chance to win
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Lola said...

This is GORGEOUS! Very unique. Would love to win!

Elizabeth said...

Simply stunning and so very generous!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Sandy said...

I love cuffs and I've never seen one like yours. I would LOVE to win!!!

Dorthe said...

I just found your blog, and am in awe over all you do, whaT an inspirational place to visit, your cuff is so beautifull, and your dolls so special.
I just have to follow you.
If it is not too late, I will love to be entered in your great giveaway.
Dorthe

Sarah Schwerin said...

Gorgeous cuff Linda! I seriously have to investigate metal etching! Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous kit! :)

Dawnie said...

me,me,me...pick me cuz it would look soooo good on me and I would love this kit...so coolio. How could you not pick me when its all about ME..he-he xxx

Artful Hands said...

This is gorgeous! Your work is so inspiring! Thank you for the chace to win it!

K said...

Oh, wow, this is superb, I'd love to win it :)
Bye, Kitty

Artful Hands said...

This is stunning. I just adore your work . Thank you for the chance to win such a gorgeous creation!

Faerielore said...

WOW this is beautiful and soooo me !!!!! ive added a link on my sidebar to spread the love, good luck everyone xxx

Anonymous said...

very femine and pretty in a grungie way, love it and would love to wear it.

lindacreates said...

This is beautiful and I am with you, Jen and Sarah are amazing! I am Jen's American Sis and she absolutely amazes me continually with her ability. You are learning well!!!!!!
I look forward to following your blog. Another Linda

Peta's page said...

I have just found your totally amazing blog! how inspiring you are. I would consider it an honour to win your cuff kit,.

Catharina Maria said...

This is really beautiful !
Love from the Netherlands , RINI

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Linda, I just stopped by to see what you had on your plate, and WOW. This cuff is wonderful. Of course I'll be delighted to post it on my blog. I'll be back with the link soon.

Heather R said...

Linda yet again
a piece of inspiration, and unusual as well. A great piece to possess

Gillian said...

Absolutley love this cuff Linda,who could resist an unique piece of art like this ... not me, I'd love to win this.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonder materials for a play day. I Love doing the metal etching as well, You and Jen are so incredibly talented. I'd love to have a shot at your giveaway.
Really Love what your doing with the flooded resin!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning!
I would love to be the proud owner of this!
Off to leave a link on my blog :D
Julie xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

another unique little gem and now i NEED one.... NOW lol... linda i see how many people are commenting so dont count on winning but i am now inspired to try one... anything i can alter then wear out and about is always a good thing... *goes off to order more eyelets* lol

Teresa said...

Your cuff is gorgeous Linda! I'd love to win the bits to make one of my own. Here's hoping!

Linda Elbourne said...

The detail is amazing ... of course I could n't wear it ... I would n't be able to take me eyes off it and would crash the car ;0)

Lottie said...

Oh my word - another gobsmackingly beautiful cuff.

How I would love to touch it - it's awesome - and to have the chance to win a 'kit' is the best thing ever.

I have added you into my side bar on my blog with details - and of course I am one of your faithful groupies - I mean followers.
http://atcsbylottie.blogspot.com/

Fi said...

Love your work!!!!

Carmen said...

So beautiful, absolutely gorgeous, sort of grungey, gothic & romantic all at once. Thank you for the chance to enter. I'll link in my blog sidebar.

Am off to check out the rest of your blog now :)

Nona said...

Me me me!!! *I* am the lucky one!
You told me you did some metal etching, but I had no idea it was as compelling as this!! Truly superb!!
You really are Multi-talented! I am so lucky to be your art-friend.

Anonymous said...

ab-soul-lutely divine. Discovered your site today and will be coming back for more.

Dawn said...

What an amazing give away Sorry I missed it. I didn't see you announce the winner though maybe I still have a chance? I love Deb's idea to wear it for the Twilight films very good idea ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Jenny said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. xx

Claire said...

what a piece of art. Really creative!