Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 97 - And Your Bird Can Sing

Morning Stampers :O) Huge thanks to everyone who joined in with last weeks challenge...it was great to see so many different interpretations of "time". This week the new theme is BIRDS. I know, I know, we have had this one before...but I have had this song in my head for ages...for those who haven't heard it before, it is another Beatles track, this time from Revolver...one of my favest albums (well they all are really but this one extra special) and also...it gave me the perfect excuse to use a little fella that flew into my shopping bag the other day when I was visiting Jennie (don't worry, I didn't rob it from the shop LOL) He has a little brother too...no doubt he will appear here soon aswell.




Right, on with the challenge...to join in, all you need to do is make a piece of art, leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your entry and include some stamping and the theme on your artwork. I can then hop on over and have a nosey at your lovely creations. The challenge will stay open until 23:00 next Saturday April 3rd '10 (hey..who fast forwarded March????) Also, did you see the little logo I made for the Sunday Stamper *points to the left* yep, I made that...am starting to finally get the hang of this computering lark ROFL....please feel free to copy it for your blog if you like it :O))




For my entry I made a deep shadow box which has been lurking in my stash for ages...first of all sanding it all over, then giving it a generous layer of Traditional Tan paint (mmm, what else would I use LOL) Once this had dried, I then slapped a layer of Rock Candy Cracklepaint over the surface of the frame and inside the box sides too...this was then set aside to dry - it usually takes a good hour as I like to give the Crackle a thicker in patches look.




Whilst this was drying, I made a little collage piece to go in the middle of the box. This was made using plain white card, coloured with Antique Linen and then alternate pieces coloured with either Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge or Barn Door Distress Inks...all of which were edged with Brushed Corduroy to finish each piece off.




The stamping is all Tim Holtz collection stamps...some of the new Mini stamps are on there...as well as old faithfuls and all of the stamping was done with Timber Brown StaZon. I added some of the new Idea-ology Locks & Keys to the frame, along with some Idea-ology Snaps, a Book Plate with an Adage Ticket inside it, a couple of Idea-ology Corners...and then finally, the most divine birdy cage which I have been saving for a special project. The little hummingbird is made from soft polystyrene and he has gossamer like wings...which...ooooops, I frazzled with the heat gun when I was fiddling about trying to get the glue to dry him onto the frame! All of the inks, stamps, Idea-ology etc I used are available from The Artistic Stamper.




I have to apologise for the rubbish photo's...I really should get my Sunday Stamper entry finished in daylight and try to get a decent set of pics...but, I always leave it to Saturday afternoon and evening LOL I am going to try and get better pics in the morning...ooooh, which reminds me...Grim is wandering about the house doing things with clocks...so I think it is the old Spring Forward job tonight....which mean...an hour less in bed *sad face* ... I had better get a move and get me some beauty sleep ;O)) Thanks for looking...here's to a great arty, crafty and inky week...looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the theme :O))

Hels x

58 comments:

Andrea said...

a perfect example of your creativity Hels, what great stamps and a great colour this is, love the frame and must remember clocks to xx

Mamma Goose said...

This piece is so gorgeous I love birds and must try out crackle paint sometime it looks great fun and has a fab effect. Love it :)

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning !! beautiful colours
isa

Clarky J said...

A gorgeous piece Hels - Hoping to join in this week x janet

Lynn Stevens said...

Another gorgeous creation, but that poor little birdy with his melted wings! How is he going to fly? LOL
I plan on playing along this week, I'll be back and thanks for your little blog link on your sidebar.

Linda Elbourne said...

A fab project Hels ... and a good job I read this too ... forgot all about the clocks ... eek!

Elaine A said...

Hels -

This is just lovely! You always amaze and inspire me with the things you create. Beautiful!

Elaine Allen

DonnaMundinger said...

Another fab theme Hels! Love your project! I'm still thinking time (and haven't recovered from our time change what, a week or more ago?) The time got away from me and next week looks even worse with Easter and all. Will still be watching, if not participating! xxD

JeanFB said...

Oh Hels, your pieces are always just so stunning and fabulous!! LOVE THIS!!!

Heidi said...

This is just gorgeous! you are such an inspiration! I have made a project as well-----

http://heidishappystamping.blogspot.com/2010/03/winged-wishes.html

Stop on over!
Heidi

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just luvin' it GF, you are so amazing. I think I read somewhere that creativity is next to insanity, do you believe that?!! You are supposed to be packin', aren't you? lol I'll be back to play with you, huggers sweetie

2amscrapper said...

Loved reading all of the details as to how you created this beautiful piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Inky Minx said...

HERE is my entry for this weeks fabby challenge, Youe art as always is awsome..that birdcage you used is devine, i want one lol
hugs xx

Joanne said...

Love the colour combination and especially the birdcage. Didn't bother with the clock thingey. I've been up all night listening to a banshee! Oh it's DH!!!!!!!!!!!x

Sid said...

Lovely frame Hels !

Claire said...

Wow Hels, a real stunner.
Claire xx

craftytrog said...

Stunning artwork Hels! Love that little birdy & the colours you used! xx

Helen said...

Another great frame! I will get my thinking cap on and hopefully be back soon.

Carolands said...

This is stunning, such beautiful colours. The frame is beautiful, love the crackle glaze effect.

Carol x

Sandy said...

Gosh Hels this frame is perfect. Absolutely outstanding and the orange glow. I love it hun.

Claireabelle said...

Just amazing girlie!! Love it
x

Laura said...

Fantastic art again, as ever. Really enjoyed reading process too!

Helen said...

Inspiration struck early today! You can find my entry here

Ann said...

I adore birds Hels - love the colours you've used & all the gorgeous Tim stamps, fabulous!! xx

Tianne said...

Gorgeous piece. Hers my first Sunday stampers challenge
http://urbanblog-tianne.blogspot.com/2010/03/jigsaw-pieces.html

craftimamma said...

Another wonderfully inspirational piece of artwork Hels! I luuurrrve the colours on here. Beautiful shadow box and as usual love what you have done with it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

In love with it. Yes, in love. It's awesome!

Jennie said...

Great Frame, just loving the little birdcage...will be back in the week, if I don't fall asleep too early!!
Hugs
xx

joanne wardle said...

Hi Hels!!
here's my sunday stampers piece
Bird Card

cockney blonde said...

Love this shadow box and the colour combo, x

Lori said...

Lovely piece, Hels! I think I'll have to totally swipe the collage idea, that's awesome! Right then, off to make some bird stuff!

TinaB said...

OMG!!! Love love love this xxxxxx
It's just beautiful xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

What a fantastic piece, I'll try to join in this week. xx

Kaz said...

That's just gorgeous! Love those new coloured inks and metal bits xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic!

flutterbycrafter said...

Here's my entry, sorry, can't do the linky thingy.
http://flutterbycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-stampers-week-97-birds-let-me.html

Ang C said...

A gorgeous piece!


I've done a jigsaw piece


You can see it here

Juls said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the little birdcadge charm! Hugs Juls

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great artwork Hels. I am new to the Sunday challenge. You can see my entry to your challenge at:
http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Great Artwork Hels. Here is my entry.

Tracy Evans said...

Sorry Hels. I'm just about getting the hang of this blog thing. Was trying to make it easy for you to get to my blog. Hence my name is here 3 times. sorry Tracy.

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Torreke said...

Here is my ...
http://torrekesway.blogspot.com/2010/03/birds.html

Lorraine said...

another great frame like the way you have lots of little stamping bit and pieces to look at ..thanks very much for your comment on my tote bag

KAT said...

Hels - I absolutely love, love, love these collage pieces that you do... The are smashing! And since this one has birds on it and the cute bird cage charm it's even more perfect! One of these day's I'm going to have to join you on one of these!!! Happy Creating!!!

buglady said...

What a wonderful shadow box! Love all the Tim stuff on it and in it. Great job.
Aloha, Kate

ScrappySuzanne said...

WOW Hels....your creation is awesome! I am joining in again so here is my very modest journal page:-

http://suzsscrapping.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-stampers-birds.html

Lori said...

Here's my entry:
CLICK HERE

Chris said...

Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration.... Your bird art is fabulous!!
Mine is here:-
http://bling-kin-eck.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-stamper-challenge-97.html
hugs
Chris xx

Gez said...

Absolutely stunning as always. The colours are beautiful. :)
I've taken the plunge & had a little play last night. I've made a bird tag. :)
You can see it here
Thanks for looking. Gez.xx

TinaB said...

I haven't had a chance to do a Sunday Stamper for a while, but this theme gave me an idea for my brother in laws cards xxx
Here's mine

Daniele said...

what great workhere is my card thanks for taking a look

lesleyanne said...

beautiful artwork as always Hels
have made a birthday card for my challenge piece
wanted a modern look for it
lesley xx

Clarky J said...

Have managed it for Friday LOL x Love your creativity Hels and inspiration xx

johanna said...

here is my entry... a bit late, but i just found out about the challenge...

http://scrapsquares.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-stamper-birds.html

craftytrog said...

Here's mine at last! xxx

Claire said...

Nearly didn't get finished in time, my tag is here
Claire xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely fabby Hels :) Not sure whether I've already posted cos I did look at it days ago.
Mine's done now :)
Anne xx

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