Sunday, 21 December 2008

Sunday Stamper - Week 40 - Karma Chameleon - Plus Blog Candy!!!

Morning Stampers!

Oooooh, nearly Christmas....hope you are all ready and sorted for the festivities! I am more or less ready now, only a few bits n bobs to buy for the big feast and then I can sit and relax for a couple of days!!

As it is Christmastime I wanted to set a festive kind of Sunday Stamper this week. I could have chosen a Christmas song title for the theme but there are soooo many fab ones to chose from, I thought I would do something a little different, yet still have the traditional Christmas colours. Are you with me still? LOL

So, the theme for this week is...... Red, Gold and Green!

Are you singing the song in your head yet? What a classic song from the days of my ... er... childhood (yes, well, I can pretend can't I? :O))

Whoops, nearly forgot to say thank you to you for joining in last week....I loved travelling around to look at your fab works of art too...so thank you for joining in xx

Anyways, I made a canvas (no! Don't groan...yes, it is another canvas and yes it is the same old style but it is quite pretty LOL)




I started by mixing up some Adirondack Dabbers, using Red Pepper, Cranberry and white to get that perfect rich red colour I wanted. I painted the whole of the canvas with this mix and set it aside to dry.




Next, I mixed some Lettuce Dabber with white and painted 9, 2" square pieces of Stampbord. Once these were dry, I used a teensy little sponge which my pal Linda gave me, and I splotched Gold Dabber all over the surface of the painted Stampbord. I liked the effect, so I went a little bonkers and did the same technique on the canvas!!




I used black StaZon and stamped all my favourite Christmas images onto the Stampbord. The images I used are by The Artistic Stamper and Stampers Anon, Tim Holtz Collection. I used a scratchy tool to highlight the images and make Santa's beards go white too.




The edge of the canvas was stamped with the Believe stamp and I then added a few holly images which I immediately covered with Gold UTEE (which is by The Artisic Stamper too.) You can't see in my most excellent photo's but...when you look directly at the holly it looks gold and when you look at an angle, it looks black! How strange!!




Finally, the canvas was prepped more gold UTEE, the tiles were clear UTEE'd and then stuck on with Glossy Accents. The little dots on the tiles are DewDropz.



As ever with the Sunday Stamper, all you need to do is make something using the colours mentioned and make sure you incorporate some stamping in your design. Pop a post here with a link to the place you are showing your little work of art and you could be in with a chance of winning some Blog Candy.



I am giving away a couple of mini mini Stitchels stamp sheets and some Kling On to go with them, also, a few lengths of ribbon and some little flowers too. So, if you enter the challenge this week, don't forget to mention where you are showing your artwork, so I can come and have a look.



The winner of the Candy will be drawn, at random, next Sunday and announced on the Sunday Stamper post.

Thanks for looking, happy Stamping...and .... a very Merry Christmas to you all and lotsa love xx

Hels x

24 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

It is stunning Hels - totally beautiful XXX Guess what??? I have made a canvas too ;0) ... will blog it shorthly XXX

Linda Elbourne said...

I can spell shortly!!! Honest!!! My Red Gold and Green canvas is here

crafty creations said...

Your canvas is beautiful Hels!!!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous canvas Hels. Have a lovely Christmas xxx

Andrea said...

a beautiful Christmas camvas Hels, it would look great on a wall right now :-) xx

Jane said...

Wow love it. I like the way you have scratched the white areas very effective.

Jane :0)

Andrea said...

mine are now on my Blog Hels xx

Craftyideas said...

Have put my tag on my blog xx

Hels said...

Thanks for joining in peeps xx

Mimiko said...

Just beautiful canvas again. Thanks for the song...
Here's my two cards.

* Shaz * said...

A really stunning canvas Hels xx

craftytrog said...

Another gorgeous canvas Hels! And that song takes me right back, have been humming it! I've made a tag and it's on me blog! xx

* Shaz * said...

Have made and blogged my card now Hels xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely gorgeous canvas Hels :) Lovey images you've used.
I've done mine for this week and also week 38 - 'brown + blue' On my blog.
Anne xx

Kinglake said...

Fab canvas xxjoxx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Hels, have managed this weeks.

Sue said...

Hope you had a good Christmas, Hels.
Made a tag for this weeks theme..hope it's okay as the only thing gold is the string threaded through the hole at the top :(.
Love your canvas, xx

crafty creations said...

Love your canvas Hels

My skinny is on my blog

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/12/sunday-stamper-redgreen-and-gold.html

Thanks for looking

Minx said...

Aw super canvas babes x

Linda said...

Love this!!! Great colourcombination!

Shazza said...

this is absolutely stunning Hels, you are one talented lady
x

Hels said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and for joining in ... the winner, who was drawn at random from a little hat is...... SUE.... congrats hun!!!!

Sue said...

Me? I won!! Can't believe it. Thanks Hels.
Look forward to seeing what theme is this weeks Sunday Stamper. xx

Hels said...

You are welcome hun xx

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