Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 103 - Red Light Spells Danger... PLUS Candy Winner!

Morning Stampers... and a very big THANK YOU for all your entries last week - it was great to see so much fabby art :O)) This week the new theme is RED. To join in is simples *those MeerKats again peeps* ... Just make a piece of art that incorporates the theme and some stamping... once you have blogged, leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your art and I can come and visit you :O)) Last week I was offering some Candy as a thank you for all your loyalty during my move. The winner has been chosen by using the very techernical way of writing all the names down *peeps who joined in got in there twice* onto paper, folding them up and popping them into a bowl (I don't possess a hat!) The name that was first out was... *dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dahhhhhhh*

Liverpool Lou - Congrats hun, thank you for joining in and please can you email me with your snail mail addy :O))






Now, plenty of you will know that I have just moved house... ergo, I have a new Room of Stash... and plenty of you will know that I am *very grudgingly* sliding towards 40 - in fact it is exactly 4 weeks til the big day and 'cos of the new room and the lack of things on the walls, I decided to make something to commemorate the milestone in my life, at the same time as using all my fave things and little bits of junk I have been hoarding for yonks.



Remember a couple of weeks ago I was almost weeing myself with excitement cos I found a QD store here? Well, I made a visit to said QD and bought this AMAZING 12" square shadowbox frame - and it costed the princely sum of £5.99! Cheap or WHAT!! It would have been very rude of me not to buy one... and you know how much I loooove making Shadow Boxes.




I used a piece of 12" square white cardstock, chopped up randomly and then coloured with Distress Inks; Old Paper, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I then used only Tim Holtz Collection stamps for the er... stamping... it was nice to go back to the original ones he first brought out instead of just using new ones or mini ones. And, cos this is a 12" piece, I could use some old faves on it too.




The frame was painted with Trad Tan (I know, am now on 16th pot ROFL) and then I applied a generous coat of Rock Candy Crackle... Once this was dry, I spritzed on a combo of Glimmer Mists; Peppermint Stick, Chocolate, Starfish & Walnut Gold and using the heatgun *everyone .. you HAVE TO read Lin's post HERE about heat guns!!!* to dry the mists as they hit the Crackles... this makes them soak into the crackles, which looks fab. As I said, I have been hoarding pieces for yonks and a few years ago won on eBay, a bag of junk that had been dug up by some bloke with a metal detector... well, in this bag was a British Rail button and an old ASLEF badge - goodness knows how old these are but how utterly perfect to add to a piece of art that is especially for me :O)) *for those who didn't know .. I used to be a Train Driver*




Anyways, that is enough of my waffling for one day - please feel free to join in and grab the logo for your sidebar too - the challenge will be open until 22:00 Saturday 22nd May. Have a fab week everyone :O)) TTFN

Hels x

63 comments:

Nikki said...

Congrats Lou :)
and Hel that is just beautiful your new room will look great wearing it :)
hugs Nikki

Linda Cain said...

LOVE it! Red has always been one of my favs to work with!
Great Job!
Linda

P.S. Saw Lin's post and immediately unplugge the heat tool!
Jeez!!!!!!!!!!

The Inky Minx said...

I just adore your shadow box creations, especially this one.. your art always rocks hun and i'm sure it will look awsome in your new room.. which btw i'm still waiting on an invite to PMSL
Here's my red creation
off now to find out what Lins been up to!!

2amscrapper said...

been waiting for the next challenge--red is my fave color. Your work is amazing and I'm so inspired by what you create!

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your shadowbox is amazing.
Debby

Heidi said...

OMG this is just awesome Hels! Some questions:
1. the little red heart, where did you get that?
2. The paint you used on the frame- who makes it?
I just love the stamps and sentiments: TH must be proud of this my friend.

Anonymous said...

well of course I luv it! I remember 40..honestly I do! you dont look a day over 22 girl...so dont sweat it...just keep on making things I adore lol

xox cher
hilly77 at comcast dot net

Sherry Goodloe said...

LOVE your red creation Hels!!

A train driver huh? That's really cool :)

TinaB said...

Stunning work Hels xxx I will have to have a go at these boxes. Thanks for the link to Lin's blog about the heat gun, mine is always on at the wall and hangs up over my desk! xx

Laura said...

All I can say is WOW! By the way what is a QD?

Daniele said...

another great piece of art....I did read about Lins heat gun, shes lucky she wasn't hurt trying to put the fire out,hugs

Effie said...

Fantastic....... Life's too short to save stuff for best!

Sandy said...

Hels what can I say ???
This is perfect. So stunning design and love your play with the stamps. Unbelievable art. Love them.

Have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs.

Helen said...

Hels, this is so stunning. I love it. Can't wait to play with red!

Carol said...

wow that is seriously gorgeous!!

Good Luck in your new Home.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Oh this is really great!!

Hazel said...

This just takes my breath away - it is fantastic - what a great present for yourself x

Andrea said...

what a stunning reminder this will be of your 40th Hels, can not believe how fast its coming round, love this piece its incredible xx

Tess said...

You 40, can't be. EIther that is a very old picture of you or you are aging very gracefully and slowly. Wish I was 40 again as I just turned 50. Seems like a lot happened in those 10 years and I'm just not too sure where those years went too. I love the shadow box. Looks fabulou. Again, I have to say I love reading your posts and am enjoying your slang words. I think Yonkers is one of my new favorites. And I knew that TTFD meant ta ta for now...I was impressed with myself. :)

Maggie said...

Wow and WOW again this is gorgeous, must have a go myself at making one of these, your work inspires me and will try and join in challenge - I say that to myself everyweek!!! so much to make and so little time :-)
congrats on your comming birthday, wish I was 40 again lol. A train driver mmmm what a great job.
Maggie

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful work Hels, and how lovely to put all your favourite bits in to mark your birthday. It will look great in your new room. Love the colour choice for this week's challenge, Judith x

Jay said...

Absolutely gorgeous, each and every part of the shadowbox is stunning

Tracy Evans said...

Great artwork Hels, I love all the different elements and the embellishments are ace. Love the colour combination this week. My challenge sample is here for you to browse. Have a good Sunday and congratulations Lou. Tracy Evans x x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hurrah! Lucky me ;)
Love the shadow box hun, it's ab fab, love the colour. How fantastic to have some raily things to add to it too :)
Anne xx

Helen said...

Have had a lovely play with my red inks today. You can see it here

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fab piece of art for your new room Hels! Love all of the bits and pieces you've added. Really gorgeous! xxD

Dawn said...

Congrats to LL. I read about the heat gun OH MY I would never of thought I leave mine in the extension all the time!

Lovely work now red I may have to think about this. Love your shadow box which SHOP is this I need to find one lol I remember you mentioning hubby getting you something but I haven't heard of the shop remind me please Hel's

Love Dawn xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers!!!!!!!
This is utterly awesome!
hugs
kim x

Stracci`s BLOG said...

Absolutley Fantastic Work!!! I love the colours, the Stamps and your Arangement of all the Things you used!!!

Krisha said...

Love the shadow box. I gave your red challege a go, three simple tags. here:http://krishaskeepsakes.blogspot.com/2010/05/tag-trio.html
Congrats on you NEW space....I am forever GREEN

Martina2801 said...

It's awesome, I'm just amazed at your creativity and your creation :) BRAVO

Diane.W. said...

Luv your creation Hels!!!

Now don't faint,I'm joining in with this weeks challenge,lol!!!

This is my card HERE
TFL :o)x

beverley said...

I love the shadow boxes you have done a great job. I have just done a techniques board class + i would love to try to do a shadow box. Please could you tell me what QD stands for. thanks Bev

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh wow, when can I come and see the new place? I want to see this on the wall! Beautiful piece GF, and I get to play this week too! I've missed playing, hope I can continue, xxoo

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/05/creative-cuts-more-blog-hop.html

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is amazing. Just love it. Here's mine

Dawn said...

Hi ya Hels,

More amazing work I only just got in on time last week (didn't win though) and my lovely friend LL did but your box was so lovley. As its this wonderful shadow box I may have to make one of these (on a smaller scale to start lol. I love the heard (I know you use a melt pot but what is the mold it's a cracker!

Love Dawn xx

Kate said...

My red stamped tag is here. I'm having trouble with my crackle paint - any tips?

** Kate **

Vicki Romaine said...

Here is a recent project I did using different shades of red. Hope you like.

I love what you did will all the pieces of art and the finished project is beautiful.

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/05/more-flowers.html

Chriss Rollins said...

congratulations Liverpool Lou, enjoy.

here is my entry whooshing in again...lol

http://thepapergirls.blogspot.com/


chriss x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow, wow and even more wow....Utterly amazing all your shadow boxes are awesome..I love them all. It's going to look perfect in "room one 4"!!!

Congratulations to Liverpool Lou (Anne)!!

I'll be back later on in the week with my entry.

xx

Debbie S said...

That's stunning. It must be lovely to have a whole wall to fill with art (are you allowed?!)

Thanks for your message the other day. Tigger is currently asleep at my feet!

KAT said...

Hels - I just love these collage frames that you do... Each little piece inside is like a miniature piece of art and the entire piece is a REAL WOW... Don't worry about 40 honey - I am just a few years before 50 ugh - how did we get so old?

Elaine said...

Love your shadow box and all the elements in it. Heading east in the summer so hoping to come across a QD store!!

Here is my entry for this week's challenge.

Chris said...

I whoooshed over cos I fancied an instant facelift...lol

Love Love Love your shadow box Hels it's totally beautiful... I am sooooo tempted to run upstairs and find one to work on after seeing your fab creation but if I did that I'd have no energy to work on it....so maybe I'll find one out tomorrow :D

Anyway I digress... Love that you chose Red for the challenge cos it's me favouritest colour ever and you can see what I did
hugs
Chris xx

Chris said...
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Chris said...

whoops shoulda been a link to my 'red' there... you can see itHere

Tini said...

WOW WOW WOWWWWWWW.... what a fantastic and awesome work! Love it!
Hugs Tini

Fiona said...

I love your art Hels - I bet your room is really starting to take shape now ;)

My creation for week 103 can be found here

Fiona

Jennie said...

Red! my favourite colour.. 40!! no never! you don't look old enough to be 40 :)
Love the artwork, and err I do hope we are visting your favourite shop when I come and visit?
Hopefully be back with a red creation
Hugs xx

Joanna K said...

It's not 40, it's 18 + Vat ;-)))). Your shadowbox is stunning, it's red hot! Great theme this week. Hope all goes well on Friday, hun...xxx

jonaks said...

oh gosh, this is so lovely!!!

Karen Ellis said...

Lovin the Red....
and Congratulations to your Candy winner.

I read Lin's blog entry when she posted it and then unplugged everything I own. You never know ;) freaky!

Here's my Red Creation: http://www.thearthousestudio.ca/2010/05/sunday-stampers.html

Saskia said...

Hels, your shadowbox is simply amazing!

here's my very modest entry. ;)

ISA said...

Very nice work

Lori said...

Love this one Hels! Well, I don't think there's a piece of art you've done that I DON'T love. lol. Ok, let's see if this will post correctly. Here's my entry

Daniele said...

back with my entry here is my card.....Will be thinking of you today but I'm sure you'll be fine just think nice crafty thoughts hugs from Daniele

Shar said...

I do love when you do tiles. You are a true artiste with the format!!

I think I can handle red - will be back!! Hugs.

Becca said...

Beautiful shadow box, really need a week of work to have a go at one very soon. Hope today went ok and you sitting down with a glass of wine and chinese very soon!
Here is my attempted http://becca-becandcall.blogspot.com/2010/05/red-sky-at-night.html

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Woo Hoo! I got this one done in time;) Here is the link:

http://girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com/2010/05/black-white-and-red-wbutterflies-and.html

.........deanna

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Thought I would add an easier link to my project:

Here is my entry

Fliss said...

Fabulous piece of artwork Hels and a lovely memento.
You're lucky it's only the big 40 too as muggins here has already gone past the big 50. I don't feel old at all except for late nights as I feel like death warmed up the next day lol!
Here's my red creation:
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2010/05/dreams.html
Hope you're feeling OK today too.
xx

Yvonne said...

Here is my red entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-stamper-red.html

Joanna K said...

I've got it, I've got it! A red creation for the challenge, yeeey! ;-) Here it is:

http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2010/05/imagination-rules-world.html

xxx

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