Sunday, 31 January 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 89 - Anyone Who Had a Heart....PLUS OWOH & Candy!

Morning Stampers...blimey, what a week ... first of all, many thanks to everyone who has joined in with last weeks challenge, it was great to see so much lovely art and some new peeps too :O)) Secondly, wowzers at the amazing comments I have been left for the One World One Heart 2010 event...and, by way of a thank you I am adding this weeks challenge entry to the giveaway list...and, not forgetting all you lovely Stampers on a Sunday, there is a little Candy giveaway too.




The theme this week is...HEARTS which is in keeping with the OWOH event too...all you need to do to join in with the challenge is make something that includes the theme and some stamping and leave me a comment on this post with a link to the place you are showing your creation. To be in with a chance of winning the candy, all you need to do is leave me a comment & become a follower of my Blog and add a link on your blog to this post... or join in ... or all three! The candy is a set of my Stitchels Dashy Dot designs u/m stamps and a piece of Kling On to mount them onto.





So.. the week! Well, Larry the Laptop sadly gave up the ghost on Wednesday and as hard as Grim tried to fix it, it conked out...so, I had to go and get a new one... now, indulge me a bit here...as much as I hate to admit it...I LOVE my new lappy...which is called Lionel...but I didn't love shelling out all my stash money which was supposed to be buying the new Wendy Vecchi stamps and the new Tim stash....mmmm....I think I will have to appeal to Grim's better nature and see if I can get him to buy me some for my birthday...which isn't til June but I like early birthday pressies LOL And, I have got Windows 7...and it is super speedy, which means that poor Grim doesn't have to listen to me cursing everytime I try to get online ROFL




My entry this week was a cobbled together affair to say the least...I had a free afternoon...and sat there twiddling my not so inky thumbs with a distinct lack of Mojo! Typical! So, I reverted to the one thing that always gets me creating...and that is a Shadow Box...which is my last one in the stash, so that is something else needed on the wishlist LOL The frame was painted with *just to be predictable* Claudine Hellmuth Traditional Tan paint, covered with blobs of Rock Candy Crackle and then once this was dry and crackled, I spritzed the whole lot with a combo of Lily Pad and English Ivy Glimmer Mists....which was waaaay too green, so I slapped on some Walnut Stain Glimmer Mist to calm it down a bit.




The collage in the centre was made using a piece of card, cutting it into oblongs (you know, I haven't said that word since I was at school ROFL) and squares, using Old Paper, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy DI's to colour the card, stamping with Walnut Stain DI and then edging all the pieces with Walnut Stain to make the pop a little bit. I added some Idea-ology and a Fragment to the collage...oh, and all the stamping is done with Tim Holtz collection stamps...and the heart is kind of obscured by the Idea-ology frame at the top...bad planning of the layout there me thinks!




To finish the box, I added some more Idea-ology and then rootled through my junky box and found a rusty tin heart, a teensy watch bit, part of an yakky old earring which I prised the back off and cleaned it up a bit...and added a little bottle with beads in...well, all my Shadow Boxes have these little bottles so I couldn't leave one out of this one. The word in the Idea-ology frame is an Adage ticket which I inked and then used Rock Candy Stickles too.....oh, and I added these to the heart too...so it didn't get lost in the whole design :O)) Here is a piccy of the Candy




Anyways, that is way too much waffling from me...I am typing so much cos I am loooooving this new keyboard, it is all bouncy and non of the letters have worn off yet *N keys seem to fall foul of my fingernails* Have a great week everyone and please don't forget to do the stuff to be in with a chance of winning the Candy :O))


Hels x

PS...please scroll down for the OWOH posts...also, the pics of the giveaways are on my sidebar....and I will make a dedicated post later this week at the top...when I get time...if I can drag myself away from fiddling with my new toy ROFL

46 comments:

Elaine M said...

I've just found your incredible blog - such wonderful talent! Is there anyway to subscribe to your blog through FeedBlitz. Would hate to miss a single one of your updates!
Elaine Moore mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Karen Ellis said...

Another stunning creation!!!! Love it! You are very inspiring -- always loving your blog!

Dan said...

A wonderful project Hels :) I'm probably dating myself, but I love that song too! lol

Shar said...

Beautiful piece, Hels! Simply stunning!

Elaine A said...

Hels -

You never cease to astound me! Your work is just so wonderful, you really inspire me.

Elaine Allen

Tess said...

This shadow box is awesome. I love how old and antiquey (Is that a word?) it looks. Never fear...I seen where the heart was right away. Now to finish off the heart plaque I am making and post it so I can plan to win your candy... :)

Daniele said...

nice one Hels glad you are getting on with Lionel I'm sure your hubby will give you some pocket money for when all the new TIm stuff arrives take carehugs from Daniele x
P.S be back later with this weeks entry

Helen said...

Just love these boxes you do, must find some and have a go myself... sad to say I remember the song too - but I am sure only from frequent replays, surely I can't be THAT old (I know, I AM...) it's my birthday in June too, will Grim buy me some Tim/Wendy toys too, do you think, rofl?? Will join in after the tennis... come on Andy.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wowzers Hels you continue to amaze me with all your creativity. If I'm ever at a loss for ideas I just need to pop over here and see your art! A++++++++++++++
hugs Lynn

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love this piece...great inspiration for us as always....Thanks A.x

Sandy said...

OMG Hels your work is really really unique. Fantatic frame. I love it.

Have a great sunday hun.

Daniele said...

Back againhere is my cardthanks for looking hugs from Daniele

Diane.W. said...

Another beautiful creation,luv all the detail.

I just altered a lil heart trinket box,so gonna join in the challenge,YEY!!! :o)x

LME said...

Great colous :)

Diane.W. said...

TaDah!!! Back already with my creation for your challenge HERE
TFL :o)x

Helen said...

Back with my entry:
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunday-stampers-hearts-two-hearts-in.html

Linda Elbourne said...

Ooooo this is yummy ... lovely work XXX

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a gorgeous collage! I just found you last week via OWOH and I am SO glad I did- LOVE your work and your style and the way you put it all into words!!!

Ang C said...

I just love your shadow boxes Hels - everytime I look at them I notice something that I hadn't seen the previous time.


Here's my offering for this weeks challenge.

Andrea said...

what a beautiful box and such talent Mrs, love everything about this fab as ever Hels xx

karenm said...

what a lovely thing, and this is without your mojo! I am glad I found your blog through OWOH.

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Hels,

As always, you are an inspiration - I love your work and I love your latest creation!

This week, I would like to enter my Love Deeply card into your Anyone Who Had A Heart Challenge! The direct link for my card is here:

http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-deeply-multi-challenge-card.html

I believe I am already entered on the original post for your OWOH giveaway, but if not, please be sure to include me - I'm a faithful follower - and I believe you have already entered mine, but if not - stop on by, I don't want you to miss out on a thing!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
#87 One World One Heart Giveaway

craftytrog said...

Fabulous artwork Hels, so inspirational!
Here's my entry
Hugs, Alison xxx

Jennie said...

Great theme, amd hopefully will get time to join in this week.. good to e back :)
Hugs xx

craftimamma said...

Another fabulous piece of art from you Hels. Love all the tiny bits you add.

BTW just wanted to say congrats on making the cover of CS magazine. I recognised your work as soon as my copy came through my letterbox and it's fabulous.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Lesley Xx

Caroline said...

What a pretty creation you made! I'm already a follower of your great blog and I did add your candy link to my sidebar candy box. I hope to have a 'heart' card soon to join in on your challenge. thanks for the fun!

Wanda H said...

Your shadow box is totally gorgeous!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another beautiful shawdow box! Your talent amazes me GF....but I've not ever named any of my puters......guess I'll just have to do that, after I analyze what y ou said which may take a few years!lol...you are the bestest GF...I'll post later, hugz

JeanFB said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous, Hels! One of those pieces you can look at again and again, and still find something new! Love it!

Lori said...

Great work, as usual, Hels! Love this shadowbox. Everything is just fab!

Shazza said...

wow Hels this is amazing, you are so clever. Love it and glad your are having such success with Lionel
hugs
x

LiveArt said...

Wow,your work is amazing!! Here's my entry thanks for looking!!

Linda

Lorraine said...

excellent shadow box...love those inks..have had a go making another pale card!

Nicks said...

Lovely as always!
I've done my 'Heart' project, a canvas for DD's bedroom, one small problem though... I realised I have not stamped on it at all. So I haven't actually don your challenge at all, but hey I still had a good time!

Caroline said...

My card for this fun challenge is HERE. Thanks for another chance for your candy!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Lovely work Hels. Really enjoy the mix of musings and crafting creations - your blog makes me larf til i hurt! May you and your Lappy live happily ever after x

jonaks said...

this is so lovely. I just love reading your blog. I am now a follower!!!

Joanne said...

This is my first attempt at one of your challenges. Please have a look here:
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.com/2010/02/hearts-and-valentine.html

TinaB said...

Love everyones work xx

Here is mine x

http://tinascraftyplace.blogspot.com/

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Your art keeps getting better and better GF, do you ever sleep? I just can't keep up with all this drop dead beautiful stuff you create, these posts are awesome!

Queen of Grunge meets Queen of Hearts here:

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/02/queen-of-hearts-bloggers-challenge.html

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi hun,
Thanks for the chance to win some candy for us Sunday Stampers ;) stunning artwork from you as always. My entry's on my blog now. (put a note in another comment as you get so many visitors now it must take up a lot of time, and you can't possibly visit all and comment on all)
Hugs Anne xx (thanks for lovely comments on my birdie)

lesleyanne said...

beautiful artwork
have made a simple card for the challenge this week
it is onin my blog
lesley xx

Clarky J said...

Hi Hels you can find my entry here x with a link to your blog too I am already a follower x http://thisandthatwithclarkyj.blogspot.com/2010/02/craft-barn-sketch-and-hels-challenge.html

Karen said...
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Karen said...

I love this piece Hels, and I have finally made my very own hangy thingy with hearts!
It's here

KAT said...

WOW - this one is a beauty too! Love the collage effect in the background with all the idea-ology!

Inspired again!

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