Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 98 - Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Morning Stampers...isn't it just the most divine weather??? Guess what??? I know why!!! Cos it is Ally Pally weekend and it is always glorious! Anyways...THANK YOU for all the lovely entries and comments last week...it was an all time high with 62 comments left. It may not seem many compared to some challenges but the Sunday Stamper has always been just a little challenge, it was so great to see so many new faces too...and I do hope peeps will return, not only for today..but also, next week will see the Century of the Sunday Stamper...100 themes...and I have a little secret, which I know I can share with just you cos I know I can trust you...there will be not only a special theme...and some candy donated by moi...but also ... fabbbbbby prize candy has been donated too :O) Speaking of Candy... I have just done that Random.org thingy and it packed up on me...so I reverted to more technical ways of picking a winner randomly...and wrote all the names on paper, folded it up and then picked it from a hat...well, actually, a bowl, can't find the hat..think that Packing Fairy has put it away somewhere....so .. the winner is;

CHRIS - congrats hun ... please can you email your addy so I can pop the stamps and Kling into the post for you - email details etc are on my main Blogger Profile :O))

So, this week the new theme is hammers....AHA, only joking...it is SILVER...I have picked another old Beatles record...I do love the Beatles you know and use any excuse to mention one of their songs! So, all you have to do to join in is make a piece of art...include stamping on it and also the theme...this week is a doddle easy one :O)) *saving up for next week LOL* Then, once you have blogged it, please leave me a link here and I will be able to call in and see you :O))




I have got inkier and messier making mine...I say inkier cos you should see the state of my hands after playing at Ally Pally all day...they are minging LOL I started off with a fabby little wooden frame which is about 6" square. I coated the bare wood with Gesso and then smoothed on some Terra (which is like a fine gritty texture paste) and some Ferro (which is like a gritty metalic paste) and then used the brand new and incredibly divine Cog stamps from The Artistic Stamper, )spritzed with water first so they release out of the Terra/Ferro) and randomly stamped onto the surface.




Next I used my heat gun and dried the frame...drying the Terra with a heat gun isn't necessary - it will air dry...but...when it is heated, it goes bobbly and warty *I have said this already I know but I did get a few mails about what it is and how it works*. I then painted over the top of the surfaces...applying it with Cut & Dry foam is the best way to do it so it doesn't overload in any patches.




Another zap with the heatgun and then I used Precious Metal paint...Silver colour...mmm, lush...again using Cut & Dry to apply this...then dried it again...and then very gently applied a little more black paint on the bobbly bits to emphasise them. The heart, face and clock embellies are made from a combo of clear and silver UTEE poured from the Melt Pot into moulds, made using Mold & Pour. The little clock is actually a mould of one of the new Idea-ology watch faces. I added some black StaZon to the UTEE pieces - using my finger to apply it cos it means more control... I think this just makes the whole piece pop a little bit. Finally I added some more Idea-ology to it to finish.




The centre piece is made from white card which I coloured with Silver and Marshmallow Glimmer Mists. I edged the whole card with Black Soot DI then smooshed the pad onto the craft sheet, spritzed with water and popped the large coggy background into it...then stamped straight over the card...dried with a heatgun and then used some more of the cog stamps for the background, using Black StaZon. The sentiment is fab isn't it? My fave font ever...and this was stamped, cut down and popped onto 3D foam for added dimension. The stamps, frame, Terra, Ferro, Precious Metal, UTEE, Mold & Pour and Idea-ology can be purchased from The Artistic Stamper...and I will be taking this piece to Ally Pally with me today if anyone would like to see it in the real.



Thanks for looking...have a brill day...again, if you are at Ally Pally today, please pop by to see me and Jennie - Stand #49 - where we are demo-ing incredibly divine Spray Mists by Crafty Notions..which are totally lushious! Oh, BTW, the challenge will be open til 23:00 next Saturday 17th April...and then there will be the biggy next Sunday. Also, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your lovely comments on my blog...and apologise for not getting around to see you all during the week...that Packing Fairy has naffed off with my hat but not bothered to pack anything else up yet ROFL

Hels x

37 comments:

Angie said...

OMG that is a-m-a-zing ....dont know what else to say ....except ....WOW

Chris said...

Oh Wow wow wow... me I WON... thank you soooo much Hels!!!

Fabulous frame hun and I love how you give instructions on how you made it... I so wish I could come to Ally Pally sigh...

I cracked up when I saw the theme... hammer...rofl... ok I can do silver glad you changed your mind :D

Thanks again
hugs
Chris xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Just AMAZING! You know I love the warty part! LOL Your artsy techniques leave me in awe! xxD

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous, Hels!! Thanks for the tips, too. So glad you can keep crafting amidst the packing! :)

Anonymous said...

so beautiful! u just amaze me girl!
cher

Claire said...

Another Wow from me Hels, amazing work. Love the theme this week too,
Claire xx

julie said...

love the silver thingie. think i will have to look into those cog stamps. kinda cool. also need some of the terra/ferro. i like stuff that bubbles.

Sandy said...

Wow hun this is extraordinary.
Stunning silver frame. ove the design. Your work rock.

Helen said...

Beautiful frame and was great to see you again yesterday.
I have only just woken up (its 9 am!) not only because I was just so shatteed after yesterday, but thanks largely to some arguments in the street at 3 am including car alarms going off which throughly woke me up... Will see if I can use some of my new stash from AP for the theme, lol.

Rosie said...

Absolutely yummy! Now where did I put that silver paint ....?

Tracy Evans said...

Great sample as always Hels. Here is my entry for your Sunday Stamper.

Helen said...

I'm back. My entry this week is here

TinaB said...

More stunning work Hels xx

Cath Wilson said...

Well, I've used silver on it somewhere - even if it's not very silver looking, lol. It's silver card, embossed and distressed.

http://katykrunch.blogspot.com/2010/04/faux-metal-experiments.html

PS, best of luck with the move, Hels - wish I lived nearer cos I'd come help you pack and unpack!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the colours and the fab textures!! Hugs Juls

Karen said...

Oh my goodness Hels, this is an amazing piece of work X

flutterbycrafter said...

Have to agree with all the other comments, amazing piece of work. xx

Vicky said...

Oh boy did I want to play along...I have not had any me time for ages...but this is me now just having a ruddy good play...

http://peterjdan.blogspot.com/2010/04/silver-thread-story-told-by-you.html

Thank's for all your inspiration Hel's

x
Vicky

Loved your creation, wouldn't know where to start!!! Your a genious!!!!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation......don't know how you do it with all the packing to do! :)
My tag is here.
xoxo

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love this Hels, it was great to see it IRL at Ally Pally, and lovely to chat to you too.Love the demos and all the tips. Good luck with the packing, and keep getting your fingers messy! Judith x

Clarky J said...

Ive had fun playing so here it is

Love your project Hels inspiring as always

Dawn said...

I thought I had already commented but it seems not Hels, any way I love the steam punky ness of yr creation and all the detail is fab as usual so here is my entry hope you like it

Love Dawn xx

Samm said...

Oooo fab work!!!

Here's mine:

My altered matchbox

Samm
x

Gez said...

FAB silver Hels. Love your tags too. :)Glad you had fun at AP.
Thanks for your blog comment. You are so sweet.xx It did make me smile :o) I've just been doing something with a big cherry!
Have a lovely week. Hugs, Gez.xx

Chris said...

I'm back again... early this time...lol
My frame is on my blog :D
have a great day
hugs
Chris xx

craftytrog said...

Your frame is superb Hels! I love all that amazing texture!
I decorated a frame too, and you can see it here xx

Lorraine said...

great silver piece mine has just a touch of subtle silver
http://loveofcollage.blogspot.com/2010/04/blue-for-yousunday-stampers-silver.html

KAT said...

Hels this is fabulous - love the work that you are doing with those texture pastes... So what are you going to do once all your stuff is packed???

Lori said...

This is really cool! And Silver-y! Let's see, what's that code? here's my entry

Tianne said...

Another great challenge, thank you. Here's mine

http://urbanblog-tianne.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Stamper%20Challenges

Debby said...

Oh wow! I'm speechless. Beautiful!

Chriss Rollins said...

Amazing piece thanks for the challenge.

here is mine or should I say ours

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

sorry do not know how to add a link here.

chriss, jessie, jordie. x

Daniele said...

another gorgeous project Hels just had to have a go but mine does contain blue as well as lots of silver heres my project thanks for taking a look hugs and good luck with all that packing xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...
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Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fabulous frame which inspired me to get the Ferro and Croco out....
I loved this challenge and hopefully
mine is here!!

Sorry linky thingy is not working for me!!!!

Fliss said...

Managed to get my entry done at last!
Yours is just fabulous!!!
You can find mine at http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2010/04/fanciful-flight.html
Haven't quite worked out how to do the linky thingy yet!
xx

Becca said...

Here is mine, hope you like :)

http://becca-becandcall.blogspot.com/2010/04/five-for-silver.html

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