Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 100 - Free As A Bird...PLUS Mega Candy :O))

...Morning Stampers and thank you ever so much for all your gorgeous Silver entries this last week. Now, last week was Week 98 - and this week is Week 100... I know I have had a lot on this week but don't worry, I haven't lost my marbles (well, not all of them!) Basically, I am doing a two weeker challenge theme - simple reasons... I am moving house on Tuesday (yay!) and I just know that if I don't plan ahead I will get caught out and end up bodging the 100th Sunday Stamper. So, this week we have Week 99 and Week 100 together and the challenge will remain open for two full weeks; closing date will be 23:00 on Saturday May 1st 2010. *May, already???* In honour of this special landmark, The Artistic Stamper and The Stamp Attic have both very kindly agreed to sponsor this theme. This special candy is on offer to one entrant, whose name will be chosen at random and announced on May 2nd 2010 Sunday Stamper post, will win a Gift Certificate for the value of £15.00 each from The Artistic Stamper and The Stamp Attic... and I will be adding my entry for this week as a little thank you too :O)) So, that will be £30.00 to spend on stash...how divine!!!




So, on with the challenge - the theme this week is FREE - which basically means you can make absolutely anything so long as you include stamping on your piece. If you want to, you can add in the odd bird or two as the song title is Free As A Bird...which is a Beatles one again...I do have a lot of theirs to chose from though LOL To join in with this challenge all you need to do is to make a piece of art, leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your piece, then, if you aren't already, click to follow my Blog and finally, I have added a Logo for this event to my sidebar - all you need to do is copy it and paste it onto your Blog sidebar with a link back here. You can enter as many times as you like - each piece you make will mean one entry to the hat - so if you make 3 pieces, your name will be added three times - also ...and this is a biggy as it has never been done before ... if I get more than 100 comments left on this post then I will add in some stashy candy to the haul too :O)

Seeing as I have very limited time and limited craft supplies 'cos all my stash is in boxes, I did that "thinking ahead" thing and kept a few *snort* essentials out - allowed myself two hours to sit and make the piece yesterday evening - and here it is;





I made a Shadow Box, painted first with Traditional Tan paint (how could I ever have coped if I had forgotten to pop that into the essentials box!!) I then painted Rock Candy Cracklepaint randomly over the surface and set it aside to dry. I made a collage piece of cardstock, chopping it up into small pieces, colouring it with Distress Inks - this time I used Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain. I then took a selection of Tim Holtz collection stamps and stamped with Timber Brown StaZon.




I pieced them all together on a base piece of card and left them to dry. I then went back to the frame - the Crackle wasn't 100% dry - and the beauty of the Rock Candy means you can heat dry it and still get crackles... so I did this for speed and then used Crafty Notions Quince colour spray - spritzing and heat drying at the same time to get a dappled look. I then added some Gold Perfect Pearls to a Mini Mister that had water and a drop of Brushed Cord Re-Inker in it...making my own pearly mist - which was then spritzed over the top to blend the colours together.




The Idea-ology was added to the frame and the centre of the collage - I added a little glass bottle filled with BeaDazzles and finally I used one of the little melt art hearts I had made a few weeks ago - smudging Gold Krylon onto the surface and then adding on some little resistors..I love these little things... don't panic Grim if you read this - the electrics are safe ROFL All of the products and goodies used on this piece are readily available from both The Artistic Stamper and The Stamp Attic.




So, there you have it.... Please feel free to join in as many times as you like .. it is a very generous prize and I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Jennie and Wendy for their generosity - and also to everyone who has joined in with the Sunday Stamper over the past 100 challenges. And... just got to add... I may not be able to get to see your art immediately this week; moving, changing emails etc, getting t'internet sorted will take a bit of time but hopefully, I will be back and blog hopping very soon...til then....TTFN...and ...thanks for looking!

Hels x

80 comments:

Dan said...

Another great challenge Hels! My entry can be seen here.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous, gorgeous art Hels! Don't know how you managed it, in between packing! Wonderful candy too, congrats on the 100 week anniversary! Off to bed now to dream up some art! Will be thinking of you this week! xx

Vicki Romaine said...

What wonderful camdy for someone!. I love your shadowbox. Congrats on your 100th week. My entry is on my blog

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/04/geek-flower.html

johanna said...

your shadowbox is suuuuuper!!
hope your move will not be too stressy and you will find all your art supplies again afterwards...

my contribution is http://scrapsquares.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-stampers-free-theme.html

Jennie said...

Good luck Hun with the move and congratulations on being 100! oh you are not? lol I meant the Sunday STamper...hehe
hugs xx

Sandy said...

Woooooooooooow Hels I´ve missed my words.
What an outstaning canvas. Love all the sweet details. Gorgeous.

Have a lovely sunday my friend.

Helen said...

Another just fantastic frame, anyone would be proud to win that, never mind the fantastic prize on offer.
I will get crafting and be back later. Good luck with the move, don't forget to take your emergency stash with you...

Lynn Stevens said...

Seriously Hels only two hours? It would take me two days easy!
Congrats on 100 weeks, woooohoooooo
I will be back to play,
best of luck with the move!
hugs Lynn

Daniele said...

wow where do you find the time from ...great art and moving house with a bad back...some super woman or what, will get my thinking cap on good luck with the move
hugs from Daniele x

inge said...

good morning Hels,

very nice piece you assembled ! It's a real sunny project :)
thanks for the explaining "how to".
greetings from belgium
Inge

cockney blonde said...

Love the artwork Hels. Off to copy the logo to my sidebar, x

Kay said...

Gorgeous piece hun, and good luck with the move on Tuesday. Look forward to hearing all about it when you are back online x

whyducks said...

Enjoy your new home Hels and thanks for the art work.

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning piece. Anesha

Ann said...

Beautiful shadow box Hels - the colours are stunning & love all those lovely Timmy stamps too!!!
Good luck with your move hun, Love n Hugs. Ann xxx

PS CONGRATULATIONS 100 Sunday Stampers, woo-hoo!!! :D xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Good Luck with the move Hels, I hope it's not too stressful for you. Great piece of artwork as ever, and a great candy on offer for the challenge. Judith x

Kaz said...

It's gorgeous Hels, so glad you had your paint to hand. Good luck for Tuesday, hope it's not too stressful and you get your craft space sorted pronto!! xx

Alexandra said...

Beautiful project Hels...or should I say Super Woman fitting this in, in the midst of organising a flitting.
Good luck with the move and hope you settle in quickly.
Take care, look after your back and don't do too much.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous, Darling. Just blogged last weeks challenge, if I've got two weeks may be able to manage this one too, lol.
x

2amscrapper said...

What a fabby piece of art. I'll be entering this challenge. Happy moving.

Ang C said...

Good luck with the move Hels

Love your shadow box.


I've just done a simple birthday card no birds but a butterfly instead

You can see it on my blog

TinaB said...

Stunning work Hels xx Congrats on the 100th birthday of Sunday Stamper xx Hope to join in xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
So utterly sensational!
hugs
kim x

mamakat said...

Love your stuff, Hels! The combination of Timber brown Staz on is very nice, but wondering where you manage to buy the Trad Tan by the galon? LOL
Good luck with the move: the best part of packing is UN-packing so keep your chin up!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Divine indeed Hels - ooh how fabby it would be to win :)
Love your art as always hun, it's fabaroony :)
Will put the link on my blog ;
Anne xx

Andrea said...

just a divine piece of art Hels, good luck with the move and happy 100th xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Love the Shadow box - juist beautiful. Good Luck with the move. My effort can be seen on my blog

http://vivsvisuals.blogspot.com/2010/04/caged-bird.html

Gillian said...

Hi Hels, two hours and the stress of moving and you created this gorgeous shadow box, now that is impressive. It's gorgeous, I love it soooooooo much:)
Congrats on week 100, look forward to joining in, again good luck for Tuesday x

Chriss Rollins said...

Good luck with the 100 posts

my entry can bee seen over here

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

chriss x

Chriss Rollins said...

good luck with your move

great prizes and your shadow box is fab

here is my second entry on a different blog.

http://chriss-rollins.blogspot.com/2010/04/nigels-win-and-sunday-stampers.html

thanks for the challenge.
Good Luck everyone.

Chriss x

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Love your combo of images and the gorgeous yellowy tones! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

The Inky Minx said...

Awsome art as per usual hunny, wish i was as clever as you xxxx Congrats on the 100th challenge, and all the best with your move, will be thinking of you x
Here's my offering hope you like it x

Vicky said...

Good luck with the move Hel's....I can't wait to see your new craft room...Loved your project...far beyond my ability sadly...

Heres my attempt, not as arty as most, but I put all I had into it...x
Vicky

http://peterjdan.blogspot.com/2010/04/crafty-cardmakers-challenge.html

Take care
x

craftimamma said...

Beautiful piece of art Hels. I don't know how you can create that lovely piece amidst the chaos of a house move. I just know I couldn't. I probably couldn't do it anyway even in a very quiet house. Lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

Absolutely DEE-VINE! I'll be back, (hopefully!)

jonaks said...

oh wow, that is really lovely!!!

Chris said...

Love love love your framed art Hels and wow week 100... way to go :D

Have had a little play and of course I had to join in... you can find my entry here :-

http://bling-kin-eck.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-stamper-week-100-free-as-bird.html

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.

Good luck with the move... hope it's painfree and quick :D

hugs
Chris xx

Daniele said...

Back again here is my card have a good move hugs from Daniele x

Shar said...

Lovely shadow box, Hels! You always wow me. I really have to try making one of those tile collages...of course, I am rotten at jigsaw puzzles so once I cut the paper into bits I'll never get it back together.

SuZeQ said...

I love your blog. You are one incredibly talented woman ... I admire you and your work. Keep at it!

crafterGM said...

What a great box. Dont envy you any. Good Luck. Here is my Card Thanks Gloria M

cockney blonde said...

Love the shadow box Hels. Good luck with the move. Here's my card, x
http://cockneyblonde.blogspot.com/2010/04/owls-about-it.html

Susan said...

Lovely of you! And I do love your beautiful piece too. You can see my entry here:

http://cardmakingsaga.blogspot.com/2010/04/making-your-own-backgrounds.html

Dawn said...

There is plent of stamping on this piece thanx Hun

http://craftydawn.blogspot.com/2010/04/sew-yummy.html

Love Dawn xx

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations Hels on the 100th week, that is quite an achievement, and trying to move house at the same time, brave woman. Hope the move has gone o.k. by the way. Can't wait to see your new craft room. Well back to the point here is my entry for the 100th week Sunday Stamper Challenge. Have a good week Hels, Tracy Evans.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

P.S. Hels, sorry. Your shadow box is fantastic, sorry I was typing too quickly for my brain to kick in LOL. Tracy Evans

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Okay, so I am so excited that I finally get to enter one of your challenges! I have so admired your work. Here is where you can find my post:

http://girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-stampers-challenge-99-100.html

Artyjen said...

You must be greatly looking forward to playing in your new stash room :) Hope to come back with an entry but if I can't make it at least this will add to the
"100" for some lucky person. :)
xoxo

craftytrog said...

My card is here
Thinking of you as you settle into your new home! xx

IsaNorris said...

This is a stunning piece!!!
Good luck with the move!! Love the stamp on the window LOL
Isax

Hazel said...

Gorgeous crafting. Congrats on reaching 100! Hope the move has gone well and it doesn't take too long to get sorted and settled. My ATCs for this challenge are here x

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Hey, you're half way to 100---Woo Hoo!! Had to do another entry for this one. Hope you like it!

http://girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com/2010/04/another-entry-for-sunday-stampers.html

LiveArt said...

Oh Hels, you just make the most fantastic treasures!! LOVE your piece. Congratulations on your 100 week anniversary :)) How fun is that!! Here's my entry Hope you like it :)

Linda

Vicki Romaine said...

Here I am using one of my new stamps.


http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/

Paula Gale said...

wowser!! Thats some lovely artwork you did there Hels... good luck with the move - I wondered where your desk was this week - missed you :O(

Anyway, your 100th challenge has become my first (Im a real novice so no one had better laugh at my effort)!!! I thought i'd enter as this is a milestone for us both i suppose - your 100th, my 1st...

i can't do that linky thing so here is my entry URL:

http://paulaspaperplayground.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-tag-free-as-butterfly.html

Hope the move goes well...

Paula x x x

Helen said...

Well, it's taken me a while, and I am sure you've still got boxes everywhere, but here is my entry
Hope to have another go. Well done on getting to 100 - you don't look a day over 21 honest!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wowzers look how many comments and entries you have. Well I'm adding mine too. No birds but they still fly. You can find it here Trash To Treasure Art
I Hope your move is going well sweetie!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow! Beautiful shadow box. Love all the details. Thanks for the challenge. Here is my make I've done an altered page for you.
Kim

Claire said...

I hope you are getting settled in Hels, fab challenge again
My entry is here
Claire xx

Artyjen said...

I'm back and I've managed to play! My ATC is here
xoxo

Sheila MJ said...

How super. Glad I've found your challenge and I've made an ATC - its on my blog. Hope I've managed to set up the link OK - I'm rather new to blogging and still learning.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing....I NEED to make one of these!!!
Congratulations on your 100th anniversary, wish I'd joined earlier..It's very addictive.

My entry is here
and I hope to have another one before the week is out!!

xx

Joanna K said...

Hi Hels! I am quite new to your blog and what a treat I've been missing. I love your shadowbox, it's fab! Congrats on your 100th week anniversary and good luck with the move!

My entry is here:
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-stamper-week-100-congratulations.html

best wishes!

Vicki Romaine said...

Putting in another one!

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/04/growth-of-flowers.html

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous piece of work Hels! Can't believe you made that with just your little stash of essentials (we all know it's a HUGE box, eh!?) OOOh congrats on 100th week. Best of luck in the new digs! xxD

TinaB said...

Great challenge Hels xx Congrats !!

Here's mine

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

sorry my link didn't work!
Gorgeous work Hels.
I really enjoyed this challenge, let's hope this link works lol!
here

Dawn said...

Hi Ya glad the move is done for you I am going to enter a few more times seeing as you asked so nicely lol

here is my entry no2

Love Dawn xx

Dawn said...

And here's another Hel's

here is my entry no3

Love Dawn xx

Saskia said...

Hi, I'm participating in the challenge for the first time. You can find my entry here

Cath Wilson said...

Finally got round to making a card for this, Hels, though the Banner has been in my sidebar since the day you announced this one, lol!! Hope you're starting to settle a little and getting over the trauma of it all. I love moving house, but the in between bit is a bit harrowing and occasionally upsetting, isn't it? Best of luck :)

http://katykrunch.blogspot.com/2010/04/bird-song.html

Anikraft said...

Love your shadow box, it inspired me to finally tackle my first collage piece. My entry can be found here.
Congrats on the anniversary. I hope to be joining in more challenged in the future!

pinky said...

Oh who doesn't enjoy moving lol. You can see my card here
Pinky

Chris said...

Well I just had to come back with another entry... cos I soooooo want your frame..lol
They say that lightening never strikes twice... but Hey they could be wrong eh :D

My other enty is here :-
http://bling-kin-eck.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-stamper-week-100.html

Thanks for the challenge and glad to see that your move wasn't too bad. Bet you feel so much happier now it's done :)

Happy unpacking
hugs
Chris xx

Tracey said...

Have I made it!!

Mines ont me blog.

http://icklenorthrner.blogspot.com

http://thepapergirls.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi Hels
thought I would ahve another entry into your fab prize draw.

you can find me here

Becca said...

here's my entry :)

http://becca-becandcall.blogspot.com/

Gillian said...

Congratulations Sunday Stampers on your 100th birthday .... Here's my Canvas Shadow Box entry.

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2010/05/tin-pan-alley.html

Debbie S said...

Antoher great challenge and another lovely piece.

Here's mine:

http://dallyingdebz.blogspot.com/2010/05/hanging-around.html

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