Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 112 - Don't Stop Believing...

Morning Stampers! What a lovely array of blue creations were entered last week...so, many thanks to all who joined in :O)) This week there is a little bit of a twist with the title and the theme for the challenge... it is a double choice challenge... which means... you know I always use a song title for the theme topic... well, this week I am using the song title and the group who sang the song. Now, I know I am frequently saying that each week it is my "fave song"... well this week it actually is one of my all time fave feel good songs and it would be one of my "desert island" songs... I never tire of hearing it! So... enough of my wafflings... this week the theme is BELIEVE &/OR JOURNEY. You can use either or both, tis entirely up to you. To join in, all you need to do is make a piece of art, include the theme and some stamping, leave a comment for me here once you have blogged your entry, along with a link to the place you are showing it, then I can hop on over to see you :O))




I... erm... bit off a bit more than I could chew with my entry this week... I started this at about 11am Saturday and finally got it finished about 10 mins ago!!! I did have a little break in the middle but... I didn't anticipate the amount of work and the drying times for the Glossy Accents and Cracklepaints!




However, I am chuffed with the finished book. The pages are made from mountboard off cuts, which I had to cover the backsides of because they were an array of colours (I got them free from the local framing shop). I used the Retro Grunge paper stack to cover the mountboard and used Multi Medium as a glue - smooths on loverly and no wrinkles or bumps. Each layer was then cut using an On The Edge Alteration; now has anyone else had a problem with the curvy one with the holes.. it is a complete git to get thru the Bug... but! I have devised a way of cutting them without using the proper mats and stopping them from falling off the die... I use masking tape, stuck to the card and to the die, viola! Easy cutting :O)) **However, I am not saying that this will deffo work for you... I know these dies are supposed to be used with a Big Shot... and I only have a Bug... so, if you want to try it, tis up to you... but if your plates break... please don't come running after me ROFL**



The other sides were all coloured with a huge variety of Distress Inks, spritzed with water and then had various stamping techniques on them - all of the stamping, bar one stamp...which is a Mrs Vecchi stamp LOL, is using Tim Holtz Collection stamps. I used some Alterations for the little letters that are on each page - making the word Journey.




The word on the front is computer generated and popped into a little metal frame and then I just went and loaded the book up with Tim products; Idea-ology, Grungepaper, Tissue Tape, Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Crackle and Stickles, Enamel Accents... I went a little bit bonkers actually LOL I finished the book off by binding it with 1" brass wire - blimey, what a faff... it is a while since I used my BIA like this and I really had to scratch my head to remember how to bind it properly so the layers didn't all fall out... I sussed it in the end... tis late and my brain is aching LOL Lastly, I added some gingham ribbon and lace to the wire and tied knots... just to fancy it up a bit.




Thanks for looking... hope you have a great Sunday... the challenge will stay open until 21:00 Saturday July 24th '10 ... so you have loads of time to play :O)) I am going to try and get some of the pics of the pages "before binding" uploaded during the week... it seems a shame to spend a day making something to only show a bit of it LOL Right, time for me to get myself to bed... have a goodly day... TTFN...

Hels x

49 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Lady...this is AWESOME! I have GOT to come by more often : )
Really wonderful work, Hels x

Lori said...

You're so funny! This is absolutely awesome Timness, I LOVE IT! No wonder it took forever, the thing is a blanking huge piece of art! Journey was a great band, loved those guys!

Victoria said...

Hels, It's fab!!

TinaB said...

OMG! this is amazing! beautiful work Hels xx Love the colours and the whole thing! xx

UK STampers Cyber Blog said...

What a wonderful piece Hels, you are a veritable workhorse in doing this all in one go !!

Helen said...

Wow!! You have totally surpassed yourself this week, you must be exhausted! It is completely fabulous. I love the Timmy gorgeousness of it.

Daniele said...

totally awesome as always it would have taken me a month to think about it and you just whip one up ....
hugs from Daniele

Paula said...

wonderful work,especially created in such a short space of time.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Wow, this is amazing! It's so gorgeous! I love the colors. You must have magic hands!
Paper Pile Kitten

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is awesome Hels! What a great piece of work, and I have that fabulous song going around in my head now. I've got to see if I can find it anywhere to listen to it all the way through, I have great memories of listening to it with my OH. I love what you have done in your book, and it would be great to see more of it, Judith xx

Jennie said...

Great song, great piece of art.. will be back :)
xx

Heather x said...

Tis awesome Hels :0)Love the colours, so vibrant yet distressed....what alot of work you have put into it :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Angelnorth said...

Fab book Hels, lots of lovely details to enjoy here!

Sandy said...

Hello my dear,

Thanks for your lovely german words on my blog hun. This made me really happy.

Your newest work is absolutely unique. The greatest mini album on the blogger world. Love it.

Have a wonderful sunday hun.

Helen said...

Am still absolutely gobsmacked at the incredible book you've done. Here is my little effort.
journey

Joanne said...

It's great Hels and gives us lots of T!m techniques to try. Thanks.
Luv Joanne xx

Helena said...

that is AWESOME, Hels!

Cardarian said...

What a lovely book! Amazing work!
Hugs,
Cardarian

craftytrog said...

Could spend all day looking at your book Hels - it's awesome art! Great song choice too! xx

Ang C said...

A fab piece Hels, Love Journey too!


I chose Journey for my theme you can see it here

Netty said...

This is fabulous, a lot of work but so worth it. Enjoy your day. Annette x

craftimamma said...

Love your posts Hels. You always make me smile as well as providing me with fab inspiration.

I have to admit this gorgeous creation would have taken me several days I'm sure. It is great though!

Have a good Sunday.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dorothy said...

Most fabulous!!!

Rosie said...

This is REALLY great, I love those layered books, and now understand better what to do with those border thingies - so thanks!

Carol Q said...

wasn't it worth it though. fab piece Hels. great choice of colours but what a lot of hard work!

Janet said...

Love your book,just ordered my first edge die cut "Scroll"
my tag for this week is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Just amazing...as always! Not sure I'll make it back this week but I'll do my best.

xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Love that band, love that song, and love this piece of art! Triple whammy! You said you covered the backs with paper, I just don't see it. Am I missing it or is it not showing?

inge said...

Hello Hels,

I can imagine you worked a whole day on this !!! I bet it would take me weeks to accomplish !

I like the size of the book and that the pages are going from small to big.
Colors match perfect too and what you show of the pages is all a nice composition.

What I've seen of your work so far, all pleases me. You really have a good eye for colorcombination, composition. No wonder Jenny uses your skills in her shop !

greetings from Belgium
Inge

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin' this GF! It is just really yummy!

Wendy said...

OMG!!! Its amazing...........

Sue said...

What a gorgeous book, I'm embarresed to put my card in the same challenge lol. Great song by the way x

Sue said...

doh forgot my link mine's here

Val said...

Wow - fabtabulous project.

Valxx

2amscrapper said...

Your work is amazing. I took your challenge this week: http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-believe-i-can-be-good-on-this-side-of.html

SusanK said...

Loverly as always! When I saw it I thought to myself, 'no way could I could come up with an idea.' Guess that thinking went right down the tube. You can check out my take on the theme here: http://susank-nimblefingers.blogspot.com/2010/07/dont-stop-believing.html Wonder what chart topper will be up for next week????

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning artwork Hels, must have taken you ages, so much detail and so many techniques, just fab. Must admit mine has taken me Sunday and this morning to complete so I know how long yours must have taken. My entry is here Have a good day, Tracy x

Fiona said...

great work Hels - must have taken you ages ;)

You can find mine take on 'journey' here

Elaine said...

Brilliant album - love the rainbow colours and the details on all the pages. Here's my album cover: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/07/journey.html

Mary said...

Hello :-))
My name is Mary (I write from Sardinia)
I love your work, my heartfelt congratulations, kiss mary

craftytrog said...

Here's a very pink card! xx

Tianne said...

Love this challenge thank you. Heres mine

http://urbanblog-tianne.blogspot.com/2010/07/here-my-entry-for-this-weeks-sunday.html

cheappsychology said...

Great work and a lovely challenge! Mine is not as nice as yours but I had fun doing it.
Here is mine

Lori said...

Howdy again! Got 'er dun. Here's mine!

Deezines Art said...

Hi Hels, your work as always is totally awesome. Hope you can find time to take a peep at mine
http://deezinescreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/journey.html
Thanks - Jacqueline

Gerrie Johnnic said...

GF, you just rock my art world, I luv this book and all the pages. I got to play this week, you can see it here:

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/07/compendium-of-curiosities-week-6.html

Maggie said...

Here is my entry to SS great art on your blog love Alfie Cat.

http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/journey.html

Maggie

Craftyideas said...

Love your layered book it is gorgeous. I have decorated a calendar stand and my journey entry is on my blog. http://rachelpcraftyideas.blogspot.com/

Minxy said...

As usual, i'm either really early or super late..
HERE is my super late offering xx

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