Saturday, 5 April 2008

The Sunday Stampers - Week 11 - A Ticket To Ride

Hello friends,

Are you all singing A Ticket To Ride now then? I am determined to make you all sing LOL :O))

This week I have chosen the theme....you have probably guessed from the title that the theme is "Travel/Journey/Transport"

Basically, you can use any kind of stamp that features a mode of transport in or on which you could make a journey! This could be a train, car, hot air balloon, flying, sailing, biking or even rollerskating!!

I have made not one but two cards for this challenge! Needless to say, I have had a day off so I have been able to play :O))

"Chuffing" Journey

I love this stamp! I got it last year at the NEC and think it is by Stamps Away...I didn't keep the packet it was in though...whoops! I stamped the image using black Versafine and then I masked the image. I used Goss Boss clear ink to make "steam" and clear embossed this. Using the "resist" technique, I used Adirondack Stonewashed and a piece of Cut & Dry foam to make a sky and used Frayed Burlap Distress ink to make the ground. I lifted off the mask and then painted in the engine using Fired Brick Distress ink and a waterbrush. I added black Distress Ink to the wheels and lines and used an Ultra fine metallic marker to add the golden bits....Matted onto black cardstock and then a small piece of Basic Grey Sublime paper and then attached to the main card. The Journey description is from Catslife Press and I inked the cardstock to match the main piece, matted as before and attached to the main card.


Clapped Out Old Banger

No! I am not describing myself!! This card was made using a new technique I have recently been shown....and I am so "chuffed" that I have been able to do it! Am still so new to stamping and love learning new techniques :O))

I started off by stamping the Vintage Car using Black Versafine ink. I then masked the car and used Cut & Dry foam to apply Tea Dye Distress Ink all over the cardstock. I then inked up the Paris Map using Walnut Stain and stamped this over the top, making sure the mask was still in place. I then got a little dangerous and used my lighter to burn the edges of the cardstock and then once they were as I wanted them, I used more Cut & Dry to smudge Walnut Stain around the edges. The reason for me using the lighter and not just tearing the card is that I can never get the torn bits to go in and out as I would like and cast my memory back to my school days when I had to make an old map for a History project....my dear old Gran helped me and used her lighter to make burn marks on it! Next, I matted this onto brown Bazzill. I then set to making the sentiment mat. First of all, I stamped the sentiment in Black Versafine ink. I used Tea Dye again to colour the cardstock, stamped the Map stamp again and then matted this onto the same colour Bazzill. After attaching the mats to the main cardstock with DS Tape, I decided the card was a bit boring, so I added the fancy ribbon to the top but as I wanted it to be masculine, I just tied a knot instead of a bow. I added a little snap to secure the ribbon and then edged the whole card with Gold Krylon. Finally, I touched up the windows with Glossy Accents and then left it alone cos I knew I was going to over do it and spoil it :O)) Oh, nearly forgot, the stamps are all from the Tim Holtz Collection.

Hope that you all have lots of fun with this challenge. Remember to leave a message on this post with a link to the place you are showing your work of art..then everyone can visit you and see your creations.

Thanks for joining in :O))

Hels x

37 comments:

Andrea said...

well i am meant to be in bed as i have a bad head, not sleeping so took a look here, WOW Hels these are fab and how do you think up your ideads for you work, love both of them xx

Hels said...

Aw thanks hunny, hope your head is better in the morning and you get some sleep xx

Bee said...

wow love both of these Hels, must dig out my travel set and have a play later. Not sure how much I'll do today as have woken up with raw throat and streaming cold - God bless grandchildren, they share so nicely.

xxxx

caroline said...

well im singing......best get making...great theme and fabby inspiration designs x

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my travel card for you to see
Thanks a lot
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/variation-on-travel-theme.html

Tracey said...

Brill cards Hels, you are sooo clever, have a travel themed set somewhere, must dig it out.

craftyscot said...

fantastic cards Hels, I don't know where you get your ideas from.
x

Anonymous said...

I was up later than you and on the computer Andrea - about 3am :-O. Didn't think to look on here at that time though.
Anyway enough of that. Lovely work as always Hels. Never heard of Goss Boss, sounds like something else we need lol.
Luv Anne AKA Little Lion xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Great samples Hels - I love them more than I love Steak, Chips, onions and mushrooms XXX

Angie C said...

Two gorgeous card Hels.
Clapped Out Old Banger - awwr how nice of you to think of me LOL

Rachelp said...

Love your cards Hels they are gorgeous. Have made a tag with my Tim Holtz stamps Here is the link

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/Rachelp_04/Sunday%20challenge/Transporttag-1.jpg

Bee said...

ok mine is now done and on my blog
http://nannabeeshive.blogspot.com/

now off to look at the others.

xx

caroline said...

heres mine,many thanks for looking x

http://sea-gals.blogspot.com/2008/04/over-at-sunday-stampers-at-pink-heart.html

Hels said...

Cynthia, Rachel, Bee & Caroline, thank you so much for joinin in , love your works of art xx

Tracey said...

Done mine too. http://www.icklenorthrner.blogspot.com/

Joy said...

Fantastic work again Hels dont know how you do it and hold down a job as well I just remembered I have a stamp of boys on a bicycle - will use that xx

TinaB said...

Fab! Fab! Fab! Hels

Mines on my blog xx

Hels said...

Tracey and Tina - wow, love your art work, thanks for joinin in xx

Femmy said...

here is my entry for this great theme!! http://zoiy.blogspot.com/2008/04/travel.html

Angie C said...

I've just put mine on my blog - hope it is okay LOL

Angie C said...

Brain like a sieve - sorry Hels forgot to say I love the cards you made

Hels said...

Thanks Femmy and Angie for joinin in, loving your creations xx

Annapurna said...

Hiya Hels. I made a card that fit your needs :-)

here it is...
airplane and clouds card

Regarding your earlier post, I was saying, I will take the stamp off your hands, but your creation is fine too. I will send you my addy. I will keep some creations of all my sisters and may be one day when you get famous, I can brag :-)

Lesley said...

Lovely cards Helen - my tag is now on my blog xxx

Alison said...

Who you calling a clapped out old banger! lol I love them both, you have some great ideas. I love this weeks theme as it gave me an excuse to use my new Timmy stamps so my attempt is in my blog xx

Hels said...

Anna, Lesley and Alison, thank you for joinin in ....love your creations...thanks to Jacky too...fab xx

Andrea said...

have added mine now Hels xx

** Shaz ** said...

Great work everyone mine in now on my blog xx

craftyscot said...

I have made my card Hels, tis on my blog
x

Linda Elbourne said...

Mine is here

Thanks for another fab challenge

Hels said...

Andrea, Shaz, Shazza and Linda, thanks to you all for joinin in ,have left massages for you all :O)) xx

hilmof said...

Hi

here is my entry for this week

http://hilmof.blogspot.com/2008/04/this-is-my-entry-for-sunday-stamper.html

Sue said...

Love your cards - another great challenge. Mine's in my blog xx

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in Sue and Hilda, loving both your creations xx

Heidi said...

Thanks for another terrific theme and some lovely examples. My tag is at:
http://craftinginasmallspace.blogspot.com/

Mee said...

Just managed to get mine done before the next challenge tomorrow :o)
It can be seen here

Mezza said...

Have Finally completed week 11 after faffing alot with the idea. Hope you like it and it makes you smil :)

http://mezzacraft.blogspot.com/2008/05/sunday-stampers-week-11-ticket-to-ride.html

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