Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 109 - Pearl's A Singer...

...Morning Stampers... many thanks for all your lovely entries for last weeks challenge...and it was also fab to see a few new faces too :O)) This week the theme is PEARLS. As usual with the Sunday Stamper, all you need to do to join in is use some stamping and the theme of the week on your piece of art... once you have blogged it, pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your art and then I can hop on over to see you. The challenge will stay open til 21:00 Saturday July 3rd (July already!!!)




I was a bit stuck for inspiration when I sat down to make my entry, think my Mojo has melted in all this heat LOL So, as usual, when stuck for inspiration, I turn to my favest stamps - Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi. **see the frame is on music score...well, how clever is me??? The songsheet is actually the score to Sing Little Birdie...by Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - a Eurovision entry from 1959! So, I incorporated even more pearls in mine :O))**




I made a shadow box using a collage of card, coloured with Distress Inks and then stamped with Studio 490 stamps. The frame - well, as usual, it was coloured with Traditional Tan paint, I added Old Paper Cracklepaint in patches, once it was dry, which was about 5 mins in this sauna that is my Room of Stash... I spread Walnut Stain DI over it all with a blending tool. I then used a heat gun and spritzed Glimmer Mists all over it to make a patchy, aged look. Finally, I used some golden wax and rubbed this into the crackles. My pearls are in the centre of the flowers and also surrounding the gorgeous stamp of the eyes... I love that stamp... oh and all of Wendy's stamps are available from The Stamp Attic.




The Idea-ology bracket is one of my favest things about this piece... I coloured with Trad Tan paint again, sanded it and then spritzed with GM's again... heating as I sprayed to get the blotchy look... I love it! I added some Grungepaper flowers and a few other bits and bobs of Idea-ology to decorate it a bit :O))




Thanks for looking... I am off to lounge about on the sofa this afternoon and take control of the TV remote and probably watch a re-run of Poldark or something.... mmmwwwahahahahaha... as if that is gonna happen... I can't help myself and I apologise in advance to anyone who don't like the footy and to my lovely German friends... but... COME ON ENGLAND!!!! I predict... a 1-1 draw, extra time 2-2, then penalties..England winning 8-7 ... whatcha reckon??? Wishful thinking???LOL Enjoy your day whatever you are doing! TTFN

Hels x

40 comments:

Tess said...

Oh Hels, Your shadow boxes are always so lovely and inspiring. I love them. This one is marvelous. The stamped eyes are some of my favorites to view. And fit perfectly with the Pearl them. I imagine the woman who's eyes these are would wear pearls, so classy and romantic. Thanks for the show and tell.
Tess

Maria Matter said...

This is absolutely magnificent Hels!!!

Lori said...

I'm pretty sure Wendy herself will leave a comment on this one, you've done it again, Hels! Looks delish, love the pearls, now off to think of something good!

Linda Cain said...

The USA is gone...sob! But we've got to pull for England now. LOVE Soccer, or Football. Whatever.

Lovely piece here!

Linda

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-stampers-pearls.html

Minxy said...

Totally beautifully goreous, i love it, and the pearl detail is spot on.. I was sad to have missed last weeks challenge... but am super early with this one which ca be found HERE xx

2amscrapper said...

This is magnificent--I love the pearls around the eyes.

Helen said...

if that is what you can come up with when your mojo's missing, heaven help the rest of us!! It is as always, just amazing.
I rally hope the match doesn't go to penalites, let alone 8-7, yikes!!

Sandy said...

Wow this is power.
So unbelievable art again hun. Your work is so great. Love it, Love it, Love it.

Debbie Dolphin said...

this is really beautiful hels. It must of taken you ages!! I know what you mean about mojo. Its just too nice to be inside when the weather is like this. I tried taking my watercolouring outside yesterday and lasted about 5 mins!! had a bacardi and coke instead!!!lol
love debbie xxx

TinaB said...

Wow Hels!! That is wonderful xx Beautiful, stunning love the colours xx

Effie said...

That's a lovely box...filled with all kinds of goodies to look at!

Kirsty.a said...

Love this box. It's beautiful. Your title reinded of the old country song by Crystal Gayle which my dad played often throughout my childhood For years I thought Pearl 'stands up when she plays the piano, in her nightclothes'. It made much more sense when I finlly realised it was 'nightclub'!

Claireabelle said...

Wow Hel's, stunning work!
x

Helen said...

OK back! A lttle offering for your challenge can be found
here

Joanne said...

I agree, those eyes are wonderful as are the pearls around them. However, what isn't wonderful is football - I can't stand it!! Soz.
Luv Joanne xx

Claire said...

Wow Hels another wonder of the crafting world!! I hope you're wrong about England though, my hubby will have a breakdown if it goes to penalties rofl
Anyway my pearly creation is here
Claire xx

Kay Griffin said...

Absolutely stunning :) Kay x

Andrea said...

Hels this is just delightful and your craftroom must look amazing now with all your art decorated everywhere, I need a room and Hels art, enjoy the footy and not sure about your predictions though xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh my GF, I am luvin' this done in pearls! Just beautiful and fun as always. xxoo

Craftyideas said...

Love your shadow box it is gorgeous. I have decorated a book and it is on my blog. http://rachelpcraftyideas.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-stampers-challenge.html

Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece of Art Hels as always, so much detail and I love the pearls around the eyes. Shame about the football eh. My Sunday Stamper challenge is here

joanne wardle said...

lovely piece, loads to look at on it!

Lori said...

I'm back live and in color already..I know, hard to believe, click here to see my entry Thanks for a great challenge, Hels!

Sandi said...

Lovely work as usual, makes me actually inspired to try & do something. So sorry about the "footy" (actually I could give a rip who wins, but know you were rooting for England) I so enjoy your blog & check it every day. I am from Northern Alberta, so by the time I get up you've been up for hours!! Thanks for the sharing & the glimpse into your little part of the world. Love & xxx's to Alfie.

craftytrog said...

Another amazing piece of art! Love the colours & design! xx

judie said...

Hi Hels,

Thanks for the Challenge Here is my card

Have a great day
Judie xx

scrappin-scrappin said...

This is just awesome Hel's!!! Beautiful work!!

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

Janet said...

Love your frame,it's gorgeous.
mine is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

* Shaz * said...

Another beautiful piece of art xx

Here's My Card

craftytrog said...

Here's my little hangy piece! xx

Chris said...

What a divine shadow box Hels... love how you framed the eyes with the pearls... GAWGUS!!

My offering is here http://bling-kin-eck.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-stamper-challenge-pearls.html

hugs
Chris xx

pinky said...

Your blog is so arty I feel totally out of place posting this! But here goes anyway. You can see my creation here
Pinky

Fiona said...

Hi Hels - I'm in this week. I'm not sure I was too creative with my use of pearls... but oh well... you can check it out here if you get a chance ;) Have been loving your Wendy Vecchi stuff lately :)

Katie said...

Great inspiration!
Here's my card

Kate said...

Bit late this week but I've got there, or should i say here!

Elaine said...

Love your shadow box and your mix of colours. And those pearls look great round the eyes! My effort bears no comparison but can be found at http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/07/pearls-of-wisdom.html

Fliss said...

Just love your creation Hels, you always make them look so gorgeous.
Mine is a bit more simple and you can find it at http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2010/07/remembrance.html
Loved the challenge xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I got to play again GF, you can see it here:

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/07/pink-red-white-and-pearls.html

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