Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sunday Stamper - Week 68 - In My Life ... Plus Blog Candy Giveaway

Morning Stampers!

Thanks for joining in with the challenge last week...fab artwork as ever...and great to see some new faces too. The theme this week is actually going to last for a fortnight...but to make up for this... and also to celebrate my Blog getting 50,000 hits since I put the counter on I am giving away some fab alterable candy. The theme for this weeks challenge is my favouritest song ever - and the theme is LIFE. I have chosen it because BBC Radio 2 have a special Beatles Bank Holiday...and as The Beatles are my favest music ever it is a fab weekend for crafting and singing along to the radio :O)) To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make something and add the theme to it...and then just leave me a message here and I can pop and see your creation.

For my entry this week I have made another Shadow Box. I know! Like buses...none for months and then two one after the other LOL




This started life as a wall hanging that had a huge flower in the centre. I prised the flower out with a screwdriver **don't try this at home folks** and then sanded the surfaces. I painted it all over with .. guess what? Can you? Yep! Traditional Tan! LOL But, I changed my mind when this was dry and painted Spiced Marmalade CracklePaint on the sides and corners...then when this was dry, I added Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo ink and then spritzed with Antique Brass Glimmer Mist, drying between layers.




The middle is made from card and Grungepaper which I cut to make a patchwork. All pieces are coloured with the same inks and then stamped with Walnut Stain - using mainly Tim Holtz Collection stamps.




The metal bits are Idea-ology and a rusty heart and I added a watch winder...I think this once lived on a pocket watch...it has been lurking in my stash for years and I am chuffed I found a use for it! I added a couple of Fragments over the pieces to add a little dimension.




I added a little Memory Capsule and Frame to the design, filling it with DooDads and watch pieces and made a little insert to sit behind it...also using Tim stamps and Distress Ink. I made this as a pressie for Grim...and he likes it too...phew!





Above is the photo of the Candy which includes:
Doodlebug Chipboard House, Etcetera Chipboard Shapes, 2 pks Wooden Frames, 3 mini canvas, 1 pk wooden tags, Dominoes, Bottlecaps, 2 wooden hearts, Pot Fresco Flakes, 7Gypsies Tag Book and Purple Pansy Glimmer Mist.


To be in with a chance to win the Blog Candy, please click to follow this Blog, make a blog post or add the info to your sidebar and leave me a comment on this post. Also, a much better and more fun way to be in with a chance is to join in with the challenge...as ever, leaving me a link to the place you are showing your entry. The winner of the Candy will be chosen at random and announced on 13th September 09.....Have fun!

Thanks for looking

Hels x

38 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Hels two awesome projects in a row!!! Amazing .I bet your dh loves it who wouldnt! I'll put a post on my sidebar.

Amy said...

Your shadow box is really grand..so rich in color..I adore the stamping and metal piece's!

This is really fabulous..a treasure from the heart!

What sweet giveaway too!!

Minxy said...

Awsomely fab hunny.. as always...xx
i've not done a shadow box yet so i may have to copy you lol x

Lisa said...

Love your shadow box. I've never tried one. I must soon! Adorable.

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm linked on my sidebar!

Claireabelle said...

WOW!

Effie said...

Love things in boxes... fab!

Danielle said...

oooh i love the shadow box. I might have to give this a try.

I have also put your blog candy on my blog here:

http://del-thedreampool.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-candy-ink-on-my-fingers.html

Carolands said...

This is really lovely, the colours are fab, wow!

Thanks for a chance to win this lovely candy x

Joy said...

Wow! Your shadow box is awesome Hels no wonder grim liked it! Thanks for the chance to win some lovley candy and congrats on all those hits xx

Andrea said...

another stunning creation Hels, looks wonderful and naxt time I visit it will be great to see these boxes in the flesh, fab candy to xx

Tracey said...

Brilliant projects Hels, and all gorgeous,need a kick start back to altering, just had too many birthdays and people asking for cards, that's all I seem to have time to do!
xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Hi Hels, love this shadow box too. I am the same, get on a roll with doing a particular thing, but why not when it is this good.

Just one thing though. I need to recommend that you get some Traditional Tan paint. It would make all the difference! lol

Running off now .....

Heather Robinson said...

Your shadow box is absolutely divine, Hels! Congratulations on being chosen for the design team. Anyone would be lucky to have you promoting their products!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I created a round robin journal page for this week's theme.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, what a great piece! Great blog, too. I am adding you to my blog list. Would love a chance to win your candy! Kathy Eddy

Amy said...

Here is my LIFE ATC
Thanks
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2009/08/inkonmyfingers-life.html

Hels said...

Thanks everyone and thank you for joinin in...and a message for Lucy... I think I willchave to try the Trad Tan paint at some time Lol XX

Lyneen said...

Hels... first CONGRATS on the design team... from looking at your blog you certainly deserve it!

second, what an awesome blog you have... love your inspiration. See the link below to my blog. (hope you don't mind)

http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2009/08/candy-at-ink-on-my-hands.html

I have also got your giveaway on MY CANDY BAR.
What fun candy to win! TFS

Craftyideas said...

Love your shadow box. Have made a tag and put it on my blog.

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab shadow box Hels X Great challenge ... my entry is here:-

http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/2009/08/it-started-as-tag.html

Shazza said...

wow Hles this is fab and great candy too
x

Shar said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! You are SOO talented, Hels! What a great theme too!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just FAB, what an inkspiration you are for me to step out of my box and play more, thanks, if you run out of room, I have a perfect place for yours!

Lynn said...

I found your blog through Lynn S blog and I just love your work, especially this shadowbox, which I would love to have a go at one of these days :)

Ang C said...

I've had such a busy week this week - I almost forgot to blog my piece!!!!


You can see it here my atc

craftytrog said...

Fantastic artwork as ever Hels! I made a card and it's on me blog! xx

Joana said...

stunning wall hanging Helen ,.. fab colour comb hope you are having a good weekend hugs Joana

Melanie said...

Beautiful shadowbox,fab candy will link you on my candy sidebar :)

Laura said...

Great Challenge and great subject. Love your creations. Very inspiring. You can see minehere

Laura said...

Posting another comment as the first link doesn't seem to work? Great challenge, you can see my entry here

Inger Marie said...

Wow your Shadow Box is amazing, the colour and the detailes are fabulous.
I LOVE IT!
Thanks for the chance to win this great candy! I'm linked on my sidebar!

Penni said...

What super projects.
Love your Candy too - hope I win lol !!! I've put a link on my sidebar for you and become a follower.

Hugs
Penni
X

Regina said...

What a greast shadow box! Beautiful made and stunning!
Thank you so much for being generous enough to offer such gorgeous candy to win!
I have added your candy to my blog on my sidebar.
Regina

Duś said...

Great blog! Fantastic candy, thanks for chance to win;)

Hus from Poland;)

Lottie said...

I love your blog, it gives me so much inspiration. I have been a 'lurker' and follower for ages.

Thank you so very much for the chance to be included in your blog giveaway - I really appreciate it.

I have added a link on my side bar right at the top.

Good luck everyone

Rosanne Carrillo said...

You are very creative!! I just love your work! I have been wanting to make a shadow box! Blog candy is always nice! If you have an opprotunity please drop by my blog roxycar1.blogspor.com

Ginger said...

I love shadow boxes. Have always been one of my favourit crafty things

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