Sunday, 19 October 2008

Sunday Stampers - Week 31 - Purple Rain

Good Morning Stampers,

Well, I know the Sunday Stamper has been AWOL again but we are back, fighting fit and raring to go again.

This week the theme has been inspired by something I heard last night. I was watching X Factor and Ruth sang the most fabulous rendition of Purple Rain by Prince. Well, that got me to thinking that I have almost always used a song title for the Sunday Stamper and have been scratching my head a little recently to find a compatible song to link in with stamping. And how stoopid of me not to think of using colours before!

So, this week starts a whole "season" of songs that have a colour in the title - I am making notes as I go so there will be a fair few I reckon :O))

All you need to do to join in is make something, be it a card, ATC, 4x4...the choice is yours - so long as it is purple!

I made a card already and have a little mini canvas just waiting to be finished. I thought I would pop pics of the card on here now and add the little canvas later on.



I used the Batik method for the main image of my card - stamping in clear and embossing in clear directly onto blank cream card. I then used a blending tool and coloured over the whole surface of the card using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I spritzed this with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist and then once this had dried, I heated up my little travel iron and popped some brown paper over the top of the embossed image. I ironed the brown paper and this results in the embossed image re-melting and it soaks into the brown paper. I love this finish as it really does look effective.



I matted some coloured card and mirri card together and assembled the card and then as a little finishing touch, I stamped a co-ordinating flower head three times onto shrink plastic and made little dangly embellies. I attached these to a Trinket Pin from the Idea-ology range and then stuck the pin thru another flower head image I had done using the brushless watercolour method.

I hope you like the theme - a nice easy one and I know lots of peeps love purple...enjoy! Once you have made your creation, please add a post here, along with a link to the place you are showing your entry. I will pop by and have a nosey at what you have made later on.

Thanks for looking - Hels x

PS - forgot to credit the stamps - the main image and background flower are by Stampendous and the greeting is by Penny Black :O))


Later......
Aha! I am back....Here is the little mini canvas that I made earlier - now it is finally dry. It is only about ATC sized so just a quick little make. I first of all Gesso'd the whole surface and let this try. Then I used Texture Paste to create a bumpy look to a couple of the corners. Once this had dried I painted the surface with Purple Twilight Dabber by Adirondack. This was a little dark so I painted over the top with a watered down mix of Cool Peri Dabber. Once this had dried I added Silver metallic dabber to the bumpy bits and let this dry. I got fed up with all the waiting about = am such an impatient crafter - so I went for a little snooze and this passed my time more quickly LOL



The stamping was done onto an old dressmaking pattern using StaZon ink. The stamp is from Stampers Anon and is in the Tim Holtz ATC range. I cut the image closely and then pasted this over the top of the canvas using watered down PVA glue. Again, more waiting about for drying.....I did toy with the idea of getting the grown up iron out and making a start on the mountain that has grown this week - but then decided to have another little snooze instead :O)) Finally, all dry, I used a piece of Stampbord, painted it Purple Twilight and then stamped the co-ordinating single stamp that matches the one on the ATC collage. I scratched at it with a tool thingy and then popped this onto the canvas. More drying time now cos I added Crackle Glaze to the butterfly wings....so yep, you guessed it...another snooze! I should rename my blog the Snoozey Crafter :O))

Anyways, enough waffle from me - off to finish cooking the roast lamb dinner....mmmmmmm, yum!!!

30 comments:

mrsspook said...

Thanks for the challenge Hels, I will get busy tomorrow. Funny you should mention purple rain saw the video on TV yesterday and have put it on my list of songs to download onto my MP3 player
The card is fab
June x

Jennie said...

Love the batik effect xxx

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous card xx

Karen said...

I saw Ruth singing that last night - she was absolutely brilliant - and I love Prince so was worried she would ruin it!! The TSV on QVC today is a lovely kipling bag and the one I love is the purple one - I think there's a theme developing here!!!! Nearly forgot to say - love the card Hels, I'm going off to create something purple now xx

* Shaz * said...

Great challenge Hels and so good to see you back fighting fit, Ruth is my fav too could'nt believe she was in the sing off.
Fab card you have made, purple is my fav colour too so will have a go at this one xxxx

Tracey said...

OOOOOO, love it Hels, and loooovvvve purple too, have just the thing, even though it's an I made it earlier.

http://icklenorthrner.blogspot.com

voodoo vixen said...

Now, I like purple and I love your Batik effect so this is the week I actually make something... I think!

Linda Elbourne said...

Love this card Hels - truly beautiful ... Will see what I can do!

Dawne said...

http://dawne-abitofthisabitofthat.blogspot.com/2008/10/sunday-stampers.html

Linda Elbourne said...

Great challenge Hels - Thank you My card is here

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Glad we're back :) Lovely card Hels, the batik effect is great.
Anne x

inkythings said...

Love the colour challenges

here's mine Hels

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/10/sunday-stamper-purple.html

voodoo vixen said...

OK... back to re-read how you did it... cos I have 2 ATC's on my desk and they both look like carp... but I appear to have done what you said... except for the iron bit... (was trying to avoid getting it out cos DH might think I mean to do his shirts)... so maybe that's where I am going wrong... LOL

Hels said...

Thanks for joining in everyone....InkyThings - I cannot get onto your Blog to see what you made :O(( For some reason it is blocking me? VoodooVixen - thanks for the comments hun...did you try with the iron yet? I have a little travel iron so I can sneakily do the crafty stuff without even having to see the grown up iron LOL xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I had lamb too - it was yummy but not as yummy as your canvas XXX

Craftyideas said...

Love your canvas Hels its gorgeous - have used Mona stamp for my tag and its on my blog xx

Karen said...

I've made mine now, its on my blog here http://karen-welcometomyworld.blogspot.com/2008/10/purple-rain.html

Angie C said...

Beautiful card and canvas Hels!
Good to have you back :-)

Andrea said...

beautiful pieces of artwork Hels, love your examples lots, sorry I have been lapse with my challenges but to much going on at the moment, take care and a great theme x

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks for the comments and joining in xx

voodoo vixen said...

I'm back.... OMG - I've turned into a stalker!! OK - so you have a heck of a lot to answer for Hels, I found the iron - in its box on a shelf in the laundry room and got it out... and I ironed the two carp ATC's - but I don't have any brown paper so had to use typing paper and they are still carp!! :( I made a purple mini book for Halloween... will that do? PMLing....

* Shaz * said...

Have done mine xx

craftytrog said...

Good to see you back Hels! Both your card and canvas are fabby!
My purple canvas is on my blog! xx

Calv said...

Hi Hels, i just posted a tag on my blog for your challenge, thanks for that...you picked my favourite colour. :)

Hels said...

Loving all you have made..thanks forjoining in xx

Shazza said...

OMG! Hels these are just fabulous, I love purple. Great techniques you clever lady
x

Rachel said...

My contribution Hels - isn't purple difficult to photograph!!

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks x

Joy said...

Just gorgeous Hels I saw X factor too and was surprised Ruth was in the bottom 2! Love the colours and batik effect xx

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