Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 106 - The Letter

...*ahem* Morning Stampers...apologies for another late start to the new challenge theme... I am afraid that I have to report that I have a very erm, sad reason for being so late... basically... instead of making my entry last night, I sat and watched... the final of Britains Got Talent ROFL And, *woe is me again...* I think I must have eaten something dodgy because I have been doing that yukky thing with a toilet during the night too - enough already! First of all, many thanks to all who joined in with the challenge last week, I have hopped all over the world to see all your gorgeous creations...so inspiring and beautiful wings out there.



The theme this week is... LETTERS. The song title - The Letter - is an oldie but fave song of mine by The Box Tops - from way back in 1967 - click HERE if you fancy having a little listen to it :O)) To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make something, include the theme and some stamping, blog it, leave me a comment with a link and then I can pop and see you. The theme runs until 22:00 12th June 10 (oooh, that is sooooo close to my birthday, I just had a little wibble of excitement!) Now, my entry is a little bit off the wall - actually it is for the wall... and it is a big MDF letter H - which stands about 12" tall and has been altered using Ten Second Studios metals, some Terra which has been stamped into... and that is as far as I have got with it so far - I plan to go and shower my stinky old carcass and then get cracking and finish it this morning, then I can post the pics later on...

Til then... TTFN and I will be back LOL

Hels x





LATER.. A WHOLE LOT LATER.....

Right then... here I am .. erm... just the odd 50 or so hours late! Apologies for the delay in posting my finished piece... said "bug" actually was literally a real bug - here is what happened... we have massive trees in our back garden which the Mosi's love lurking under. I got bitten on the top of my leg on Saturday evening... spent most of Sunday being icky and with a raging temperature and a bite mark that was... I kid you not... the size of an orange... red hot, really painful and left me feeling very sorry for myself. Anyways.. I am back, still feel a bit grotty but a thousand times better than I was! So, the altering of the H took longer than anticipated but here it is - not exactly how I wanted it to be - the old Mojo is taking a holiday this week too!




I used a combo of Terra and Ten Seconds Studio's metals... painted them, coloured them with Alcohol Inks... added some Precious Metal gold paint over the top... then I made some little Memory Frame embellies. The stamping inside the tall Memory Frame was done onto gold metal and then I stamped the cog background stamp (The Artistic Stamper), puffed out some of the circles, then poured clear UTEE over the top so it sat inside the frame making a bubble cover. Check out the Memo Pin attached to the top - how cooooool is this idea which I have borrowed from Mrs Vecchi - she is just soo clever and inspiring... basically, get a Memo Pin, add a little letter or piece of art, lay it flat on a craft sheet and fill up with Glossy Accents... she is just soooo clever isn't she!!! Go and have a looksee at her Blog, amazing art on there :O))





I did the same again with the UTEE for the inch size Memory Frame but added a Salvage Sticker "h" to the middle before filling it up with the UTEE. The Coggy embelly was made by inking up the cog stamp with red StaZon, pouring clear UTEE over it and letting it set - then adding some more Precious Metal paints to the surface to add definition.



Right, enough wafflings from me... thank you all for joining in so far and being so lovely and patient.. next weeks Sunday Stamper will be a really special one :O)) That is all I am saying at the moment! Thanks for looking... am off to scratch my bite now ROFL TTFN

Hels x

37 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

thanks for the walk down memory lane ...the boxtops.. brill.

Only just made it at the last minuit for last weeks challenge and hope to be quicker this week... off to see what I have in my stash.

There is a horrid bug going around hope that you are feeling better soon.

chriss x

whyducks said...

poor girly, you do suffer. Get well soon the H is looking good, have a good birthday. x

Helen said...

Hels, that is SOOO spooky, look what I was making whilst waiting for you to post your challenge this week: here
Hope you feel better soon, perhaps you had too much sun yesterday?

johanna said...

my letter entry is here:

http://scrapsquares.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-stampers-letter.html

johanna said...

sorry, forgot to make it clickable...

http://scrapsquares.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-stampers-letter.html

Tracy Evans said...

Your letter H is looking good Hels. I don't have time to make a new sample from scratch but luckily I made a sample for the Play Date and that has a letter incorporated so I am putting that forward. I have a day in the garden and allotment booked today, so working up a sweat, oh lovely. Looking forward to seeing your finished letter. Hope your stomach feels a little better later. Tracy Evans x

Andrea said...

hope you are feeling better,maybe we both are something dodgy yesterday and i just wasnt sick but felt rough, after all we both had the gammon, just a thought, lots love xx

Tess said...

Is that a famn blade? Am I correct on what I think I am seeing? My mom got a new fan and I had her keep the fan blades for me. I still have not used them so am exceited to see what you do with this one.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's looking wonderful so far hun, can't wait to see it completed ;o) Hope you've recovered a little from being sicky poo.
Yay! have completed my entry early this week; it's here
Anne xx

Jennie said...

this looks brill and like the idea of letters.. lets hope this week I get time:)
hope you feeling better soon
hugs x

Dallying Debz said...

I'm going all cutesy and flowery this week. Not my usual style but I hope it stills meets the challenge :)

http://dallyingdebz.blogspot.com/2010/06/out-of-frying-pan.html

PS if anyone wants to let me know how to do that fancy mine is here malarky I'd be forever grateful!

Hazel said...

Hope you feel better, Hels, as the day goes on. Look forward to seeing the finished H x

Dawn said...

I hope your feeling better hunny, oh Hel's I have just made something that will fit into this (well I hope it does lol) Have a great week.

http://craftydawn.blogspot.com/2010/06/bird-shrine.html

Love dawn xx

Jay said...

Hope you are feeling better.
Thanks for this challenge. I made something i hope will be apt for this challenge its at my blog here http://artisticfootprints.blogspot.com/
(sorry i dont know how to do the link thing )

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh! Shades of my misspent youth! (lol) I'll definitely be entering this one! Hope your dodginess ends quickly, poor you.

Wendy said...

Sick again.......you poor poor girl, however you still manage to sound sparky, no idea how you do it LOL

Lottie said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Lynn Stevens said...

So sorry you've had a date with the potty, I do hope your feeling better soon.
I'll have to come up with something really special. Maybe for a gals birthday I know is coming up humm.....

Kate said...

Here's mine. Hope you are feeling better.

** Kate **

Jennie said...

Thank you for the challenge, hope you are feeling better :)
Mine is Here

TinaB said...

Great challenge xx Heres my card

Clarky J said...

Ive managed an entry at last! please find it here

Andrea said...

Hels this H has turned out beautiful, just love all the detail and hope you are well now xx

flutterbycrafter said...

I cannot believe this Hels, it is absolutely STUNNING...what talent you have, so much going on, so much work. Hope you're feeling a bit better, xx

Joanne said...

Well, if that was my art I would be over the moon with it. It's fantastic. Hope you are ok now. Luv Joanne xx

Helen said...

Well, Hels I don't know what you wanted it to turn out like, but it looks amazing. I should have a crack at one like this for me, as we share the initial!!

Hazel said...

Amazing, stunning creation. My card with UTEE letters is here x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh no poor you, glad you're much better now ;o)
Mmmmm this is gorgeous Hels :o) How big is it and of course it will be in your new craft room won't it?
Anne xx

Lori said...

Well, I think I can honestly use this phrase, "What the "H"? lol Superb job, Hels, I love it! Here's mine

Shar said...

So very pretty! Love the metal look!

Elaine said...

Hope you're felling better. I love your letter - all that metal and paintiness - and I'm sure it'll look great on your wall.

Mine is completely different but I think that is what challenges are all about. It's here:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/06/letter.html

Maggie said...

I love your H so creative makes me want to have a play with metal.
Here is my tag for letters, first time I have played along have been meaning too for ages!
http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-managed-to-squeeze-in-some-more.html

Maggie H

craftytrog said...

Your 'H' is amazing Hels! My entry is a little card & you can see it here xx

ellen vargo said...

Hi Hels! Here's my first entry into "The Sunday Stamper" - I've been watching on the sidelines - time to jump in! Hope you're feeling better - I love your "H" - looks awesome!

Saskia said...

I love how your 'H' turned out. Got some experience to gain before I can make something like that. Anyway, here's my modest entry.

Thanks for looking.

Ang C said...

Better late than never!!!!

My entry is here

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I'm here by the skin of my teeth!!
Love your Letter it will look fab in "Room one 4".

My attempt is here

xx

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