Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 92 - Nowhere Man...

Morning Stampers!

Many thanks for all your lovely entries last week...all as fab as ever :O)) This weeks new theme is...MEN...'cos today is a special day ... I am going to be standing and gawping at some crafting bloke who is uber popular...think his name is Tim something-or-other LOL And...the song is one of my faves...blimey, most weeks the songs are my faves...see, I am as bad with music as I am with fave stamps ... another Beatles track which I hope you will be humming along to all day.




The first thing I made was a Tag, using white acrylic paint to stamp a scroll and then blending Distress Inks over the top of this, so it gives a resist. I stamped the birds and the sentiment onto the tag and then covered them with Rock Candy Crackle.




The man is stamped and embossed onto Grungeboard, cut out and then inked with DI's to tone in and popped onto silicone glue to raise him up a bit. I added some Rock Candy Stickles to the brolly but it doesn't show up in my marvellous photos :O# Still needing photo taking practice!




The second piece is a hangy thing, mountboard base which was covered with Trad Tan paint and then stamped with a combo of StaZons - Black and Cherry Red and then a swirly stamp in gold paint. Once this had dried I painted it all over with Rock Candy Cracklepaint. Once the Rock Candy was dry I added on the sentiment...isn't that just soooo cool and it goes with Brolly Man, who was made the same way as the other, this time embossed with gold and DI was Walnut Stain. I added on some Idea-ology and check out the button in the middle...I have been saving this for yonks, it was in a bumper bag of junk I bought on eBay and it is just as nice on the back as the front...thing is, I should have threaded it onto the wire instead of gluing it down!! Oh, I almost forgot to mention....all the stamps used are by...er...what's his name again....???? Oh yes, Tim Holtz :O))




Thanks for looking...as ever with the challenge, all you need to do to join in is make a piece of art, include some stamping and the theme...and then add a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your art. The theme will remain open until 23:00 Saturday 27th Feb '10. Have a great week everyone....

Hels x

32 comments:

Dan said...

Enjoy yourself at the show! :)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Spectacular!!! I am so glad I follow you so I can see someone else follow in Tim's footsteps ;)

* Shaz * said...

great stuff Hels.. enjoy your gawp xx

Claireabelle said...

Another fab tag Hels.

Have a fab time today
x

Joanne said...

brilliant again Hels. Oh how I wish I was in the trade so I could see Tim again. I've been to one of his demos, had my piccie taken (camera didn't break!!) and I just love all things Tim. Please tell Lindsay Mason, who should be next to Tim, that you know me and wait for the response. Have a great time and come back with loads of photos and ideas. xx

helen said...

Great tag, and lovely hangy piece. Hope the snow isn't going to stop you getting to Tim....

Sandy said...

Oh wow wow wow wow wow these are stunning. Lovely stamping. Great work Hun.

Have a fantastic sunday.

craftimamma said...

Oooh lucky you watching The Man!

Fab pieces again today Hels. Lots of inspiration as usual.

Enjoy your day.

Lesley Xx

Effie said...

Another fab tag!...... enjoy yourself!

Helen said...

Here is my entry. http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2010/02/ss-week-92-men.html

Andrea said...

love the tag Mrs and have a great time and hope you do not forget to say hi to Tim for me xx

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

I have left you something on my blog. Emma xx

Joanne said...

I've had a go at this challenge Hels. Here it is:
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.com/2010/02/men-tag.html
xx

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful artwork Hels, x

Shazza said...

both gorgeous Hels, hope you are not drooling too much over Sir Tim
xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Both gorgeous Hels I particularly love the colour scheme on the first one - even though I'm not usually keen on green ;) It actually looks as if he's standing in a puddle of water :) I know you'll have a great time hun - wish I was there :)
Will do mine soon hopefully
Anne xx

Ann said...

Both beautiful pieces - and one of my fave songs too!! Enjoy being in the presence of his Timmyness!! :0)
xx

Debby said...

Oh you lucky gal! Give that Tim something or other a big hug! Your pieces are gorgeous of course and I love your new banner!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun day you had, watching Linda, I mean Tim! LOL. As always such inky goodness on your part too.

Anne said...

A beautiful tag!

Here is my card.

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving the bright colours on the first one .... beautiful and the button wotsit on the second one is inspired ... I hope to be back later in the week with my entry X

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tags! Thanks for the inspiration...bet you got loads from T!m. I've managed to play along again you can see my ATC here.
xoxo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous pieces Hel.
My entry

xxx Susi

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So glad you had fun and bought me lots of stuff, or is that on QVC that all those gifts are addressed to me! I am just luvin' this GF, like I love everything you make! Here is my MAN:

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/02/watcher.html

Hazel said...

Hope you enjoyed your time with Tim - I had to opt for QVC today to see him. My 'man' card is here - Quite a few other men cards on my blog together, but this is the only one involving stamping x

Debby said...

Where are you? How was Tim?

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Have done mine now hun - 3 tags which are here
Anne x

Jules said...

Tim? I think I may have met him myself a time or two...your tags are so pretty!

Nicks said...

Can I join in proper this week please cos I have actually stamped this time..

cockney blonde said...
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cockney blonde said...

Sorry had to delete previous comment as I got the wrong link attached. So second attempt to say hope you enjoyed your day with 'him' and here is my creation for Sunday Stampers
http://cockneyblonde.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-birthday-sachmo.html

bonnieR said...

just found your blog.It is absolutely beautiful. I am so inspired and your explanations are very helpful. Thanks for sharing all your talent.

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