Sunday, 16 November 2008

Sunday Stampers - Week 35 - Golden Brown

Good Morning Stampers,

Thank you for joining in with the last challenge - sorry I have not been about much to visit you - had one of those weeks and I have now got the mother of all pain in my right arm as well as my back :O(( I think I have managed to get a nerve trapped in my shoulder and elbow, which has made my arm a bit useless, it is taking me ages to type this (more than normal LOL) and I took about an hour just to make my little contribution for this week. Woe is me!! *one, two, three....awwwww!!! :O))

The theme this week is carrying on with the colour themes from previous weeks - only this week it is a little different as we have two colours to incorporate into the design.

I absolutely love the song Golden Brown by The Stranglers and what better way to use the words than interpret them into some artwork!




I made another butterfly for the Butterfly Project (see last weeks Sunday Stamper post for more details) and just used Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist and Acrylic Paint along with a loverly Agapanthus Head stamp from Stampendous.




As usual, please pop a note here when you have made your piece of art and add a link to the place where you are showing yours.

I am going off to sit on the sofa and feel sorry for myself now but will be back later to see what you have done :O)) Also, I will catch up and visit all of you from last week....hope that the meds will kick in and I will be able to do this later.....in the meantime......

Thanks for looking and have fun.

Hels xx


**Added 18/11/2008**

I have seen a few comments here and on other peeps Blogs about the song Golden Brown and the fact that this is actually a song about the drug Heroin. I wish it to be know that I am sorry if any of you were offended by my song choice this week, however, I wasn't aware of what it represented, I don't condone the use of drugs and I certainly don't think that there is any relevance to heroin in my little piece of artwork.

And seeing as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is about LSD and that also is one of my fave songs, perhaps I really am just one of those people who love a good tune and don't really think too deeply about the words contained therein.

Golden Brown was released when I was a little girl , it reminds me of long hot summers and butterflies, that is all...again, sorry if any one has been offended by my choice, but I will just say that I set a challenge every week for people to join in with and get stamping. The title of the Sunday Stamper challenge is always a song title. Sometimes, I love the song I have chosen, other times I just use it because it fits in with the theme I have chosen. There are thousands of songs out there and I cannot really vet each one I chose just in case it has a hidden meaning.

Again, this is only a little weekly challenge and not anything that is mandatory. Stampers join in with the challenge at their own pleasure. I don't think that anyone would be encouraged to go out and try some heroin just because they have seen the words on my Blog - after all, if the song was that that scandalous, it would never have been released into the charts!

Hels x

24 comments:

Andrea said...

what a beautiful butterfly Hels and hope your pains gone soon x

Calv said...

Looks great Hels, beautiful. Sorry to hear that you're in so much pain, hope it eases up a bit for you.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gayle's Art

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your butterfly is beautiful!!

Dawn said...

great butterfly Hels! I hope you find some relief from your pain soon my dear :hugs:

Hels said...

Thanks peeps, pain still here :O(( Thanks Gayle, love what you made x

Jennie said...

Love the use of the stamp :) xx

Kinglake said...

Awww sorry to hear about your pain,hope you get better soon.This butterfly is lovely and the colours are fab!! xx jo xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous butterfly Hels - those agapanthus look fab! Finally got around to blogging mine - tis here
Thank you for a fab challenge XXX

Val said...

Are you aware the the song Golden Brown by The Stranglers is about heroin?

Minx said...

Beautiful butterfly, glad to see a certain stamp being put to good use ;O) xx

Hels said...

Thanks peeps...and Val? I am sorry if you were offended by my song choice this week, however, I wasn;t aware of what it represented, I don't condone the use of drugs and I certainly don't think that there is any relevance to heroin in my little piece of artwork. And seeing as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is about LSD and that also is one of my fave songs, perhaps I really am just one of those people who love a good tune and don;t really think too deeply about the words contained therein. Golden Brown was released when I was a little girl , it reminds me of long hot summers and butterflies, that is all...again, sorry if any one has been offended by my choice, but I will just say that this is only a little weekly challenge and not anything serious. I don't think that anyone would be encouraged to go out and try some heroin just because they have seen the words on my Blog LOL Hels x

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous Butterfly Hels

Hope you're feeling better now

Here's my 4 x 4 I too love that song

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/11/sunday-stamper-golden-brown.html

* Shaz * said...

Have joined in with you this week Hels xx

sorry to see some people are being a bit petty over your choice of song, i wasn't aware the song had anything to do with heroin, could'nt have been that bad otherwise it would have been taken off air and correct me if i'm wrong but i thought we were here for the craft & art side of things, i also am a fan of the song Lucy in the skies, keep going Hels don't let them get to you xxxxxx

Craftyideas said...

Love your butterfly Hels -hope you are feeling better xxx

Rosie said...

I know it looks orange, but it is sort of golden brown:-

http://atcexchange.blogspot.com

Feel better soon Hels.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh I didn't know that either Hels. I love the song too and Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds. Although I have heard it disputed that that song was about LSD so who knows?

Anne ;)

craftytrog said...

Hi Hels,
Feel I've neglected SS lately, but I managed to make a card for this week's challenge & it's on the blog. I had no idea that lovely song was about heroin either! Like you, I just enjoy a good tune! Lol!
Hugs, Alison xx
P.S. Hope the pain's eased off now! x

craftytrog said...

Forgot to say - love your butterfly, great colour, & I have that lovely stamp too! xx

Hels said...

Aw thanks everyone for your lovely comments and thank you also for joining in ... my arm is better thanks...although the back pain is still really bad, I am trying to think positively and not let it get me down...hugs xx

Craftyideas said...

Have just made my card and put it on my blog. Hope you are feeling better Hels. Love Rachel xx

Hels said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, thanks hun x

Crafty-Jen said...

hi hels love your butterfly hope you like my atc its on my blog luv ya jen xxx

Ann said...

Hi Hels - Sorry I've not done SS for a few weeks now, but I will get my backside in gear & get some of those gorgeous butterflies done!! I'm so loving all your fabby challenges & the inspiration that is your blog!!!
I was a fan of The Stranglers - back in the day, & hey I didn't know it was about drugs either, what's with some people?? Crafting is just that & you shouldn't have to justify yourself to some sad petty people!!
And I'm sorry if peeps are offended too :-)) Big Hugs Ann xxxx

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