Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 111 - Song Sung Blue

Morning Stampers! Phew... what a scorcher of a week we have had here in England.. I would have said the UK but... apparently my pal in Scotland has told me it is lovely and cool up there... I put a thermometer in my Room of Stash yesterday afternoon... it got to 38 degrees!!! Am going to have a little beg at Grim and get him to put the air cooler in my room... I have heard of suffering for art but melting for it??? Nah! Anyways... THANK YOU to everyone who joined in with the challenge last week...yummm, lots of loverly bling for me to see :O)) This week I have picked a song tune which will have you humming it all day long, tis another of those oldies that I love... Song Sung Blue... so the theme is... BLUE. Now, if you want, you can add in the song part, I haven't cos I am not that clever ROFL




I made a Beeswax Hanging using an 8" square canvas and some ickle mini canvases and some stamping, painting and tissue papering. The base (and the mini's) were painted with...erm... how can I break this to you without you being shocked??? Ok... here goes... Traditional Tan Studio Paint *aha! I bet you thought for a moment it was gonna be a different colour LOL* I added some blue streaks using Sky Blue Studio Paint to the base and the set about Beeswaxing it.




I used tissues which I separated into single ply's...then stamped Tim Holtz Collection sentiments onto them, cut them to fit the mini canvases and then popped Beeswax over the top - the beauty of using normal tissues is that they simply melt into the background so you can't see them.




The base had a whole tissue popped over it, stamped with some Tim Holtz Collection background stamps. The little birdies are cut out of fancy napkins - this is a technique I learnt on a workshop with Lin Brown - she is sooooo clever! I added on some little beads and BeaDazzles using superglue and then made a hangy thing for the top using fat eyelets and some Idea-ology.




To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make a piece of art... it can be anything you chose... add in some stamping and the theme... leave a comment for me here with a link to the place you are showing your creation, then I can hop on over to see you :O)) The theme will stay open until 21:00 Saturday July 17th '10. Thanks for looking... have a FAB day... I plan to try and stay as cool as possible and get as inky as possible... not sure how easy that will be LOL TTFN

Hels x

59 comments:

Nicks said...

Blue eh?? Not a colour I often use but I will have a go!
I did actually use a bit of bling last week but couldn't enter it cos I can't blog it till the morning for reasons which will become apparent!
Thanks hels for putting my ugly mug and link to Camille in your side bar - luvs ya!!!

Sid said...

What a super example of 'blue' art !!

craftimamma said...

This really is gorgeous Hels. Love the titchy little canvases and the colour is stunning.

Er, my craftroom (ex conservatory) can beat your craftroom temperature. I had to lock up for a couple of hours today to go shopping and when I returned it was 48 degrees. It's a wonder things don't spontaniously combust! At 12.30 am it is now 30 degrees, groan!!!!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Minxy said...

OMG do you realise how absolutly fab this would look in my new craftroom ;p Tis absolutly stunning and in one of my fav colour combos too, you are sooooooo talented, and you know i love ya tons and tons lol
will try and join in if i have time xx

Kathy Eddy said...

I love evrything I see of yours but this is my favorite! It is just so soft and subtle looking. I love how you added the mini canvases to it. How did you attach them? I am going to case this and make a hanging for my brother for Christmas.

Cher~ said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS. I am just drooling over this. I would love to learn some of these fabulous techniques from you.

Krisha said...

You can take just the simplest of little things and make beautiful art! You never sease to amase me! Might have to give "blue" a go myself LOL

Nancy said...

Oh, Hels, this is sooooo pretty! I love the layering - and you used regular ol' tissues? I have to try this!

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Love it!

And no burnt fingers? Good job!

Linda

Paula said...

Blue is my fave colour,must try and join in this week....great piece,love the little canvas's arranged on the base - you do this style so well.

mamakat said...

Just wondering where you buy your trad tan paint by the gallon. Here in the US you can only get it in those teensy weensy jars. LOL Beautiful piece, by the way.

inge Bekaert said...

Hello Hels,

a real nice canvas ! I like the whole composition and you really have an eye for composition !

i like the background with the subtle touch of blue.
thanks for the tip on stamping on tissue paper ! I always find it difficult to stamp on a painted background : the image doesn't always stamps very crisp, but on tissue paper it does come out great.

The tissue paper indeed blends in with the background with the bees wax. Long time since I used my beeswax...

Finally vacation, so I hope to be able to create much, maybe even something to participate...( blue IS my color...)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Daniele said...

totally gorgeous...have so got to have a go with beeswax, never done it before.love the subtle effect
hugs from Daniele

flutterbycrafter said...

Ooooo, stunning, love it. I adore blue and brown together and think your piece is fabulous.

Helen said...

Blue-ming gorgeous! Off to get out my blue inks....

Juls said...

wow!! Just so gorgeous, love the colours the mix of images and the dimension you have created! Hugs Juls

Rosie said...

Wow Hels this is absolutely beautiful, such a gorgeous piece and so many inspirational ideas! Given that I bought some canvases yesterday you just might have started something ....

Maggie said...

Wow this canvas is sooooooo cool!
really want to play this week will make massive effort - finding it too hot to craft everything dries before you want it too!!! lol

Maggie

craftytrog said...

Stunning canvas, love the technique with the tissue & beeswax. Great colour challenge, just what we need to cool us in this heatwave! x

Helen said...

I have made a "blue" entry for you, find it here

Lisa said...

what a beauty!

Lori said...

Fantastic Hels! I LOVE IT! I WANT IT! NOW! rofl. Ok, you can just bring it to me when you travel across the US, lmao. It looks very.. shabby chic, actually. Love the streaky blue with the flourishes, scrummy ART!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Did you make this while we were e-mailing back and forth yesterday while I was at the RSC????! Wow! do you every SLEEP?! ROTFL This canvas art piece is gorgeous Hels.

It was fun hanging out with you yesterday even if it was over the waves of the internet :) x o x o

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful! Love both samples.. thanks for sharing!

Ally said...

Hi, I've not entered before but have had a go.
My entry is here:
http://snigglessnippets.blogspot.com/2010/07/blue-bird.html

ellen vargo said...

Hi Hels! Love your piece this week - I'm exploring more in canvas myself. Just finished up my project for Claudine's online class - coincidentally... it's BLUE! You'll have to scroll down a bit but you'll see two BLUE projects - enjoy!
http://1036art.blogspot.com

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous as usual Hels

Tracy Evans said...

Your canvas is gorgeous Hels and I love the colour combination, so subtle. I have struggled with my mojo in this heat but I have done a simple card for the challenge which you can find here Have a good evening, Tracy x

Janet said...

your canvas is gorgeous,love the stamps.my tag is on:
http;//dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Shazza said...

absolutely gorgeous Hles, love it
x

Sue said...
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Sue said...

This is a lovely canvas, I love your colour combo and the sentiments are perfect. My entry is on my blog x http://suetheiron.blogspot.com/2010/07/song-sung-blue-sunday-stampers.html

Bee said...

Beautiful canvas Hels and would look brilliant amongst all my ND memorabillia. Love it.
xx

Netty said...

Oh so gorgeous, love it. Annette

Lori said...

Well, my project isn't quite as involved as your lovely piece Hels, but it is definitely blue. hee
Here's mine

Linda Ledbetter said...

This. Is. AWESOME!

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Hels, so beautiful, I love it.

Anke

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv the blue piece and hope to play....hugz

Craftyideas said...

Love your canvas it is gorgeous. Sorry I am a bit late with my tag not sure where Sunday went. My entry is here http://rachelpcraftyideas.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-stamper-blue.html

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow a dream in blue.
So wonderful stamping piece Hels. I love this.

craftytrog said...

I needed to make a new home card & it turned out blue! lol! Here it is

Wanda H said...

I finally managed to participate in this challenge... yay!!! I have an atc on my blog...
http://artbywanda.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-stampers-song-sung-blue.html

and, yes, Hels, that song is still in my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennie said...

Absolutely loving yours! mine is Here
Hugs x

Elaine said...

Love the subtle colours of your canvas this week - very pretty. Had a go at a canvas - mine's here:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/07/song-song-blue.html

Cardarian said...

Hi Hels!

Joining in with the fun but I am not as artistic as the rest of you folk and also quite daft as I can't remember how to link within - I promise to find out the next time I enter - so here is my Song Song Blue ( everybodys got one... tag: http://cardarianshappyplace.blogspot.com/2010/07/birthday-card-and-blue-tag.html

Hugs,
Cardarian

chrissie's crafts said...

Your work as always is absolutely beautiful x
Mines at chrissiescrafts.blogspot.com/

Anikraft said...

Yeah, finally a got a chance to join in another challenge. Here is my ATC - http://anikraft.blogspot.com/2010/07/few-more-atcs.html

Kate said...

I've made a mini canvas this week, here.

** Kate **

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing...had a bit of a play with beeswax, but need lots more practice. Have you any tips?

Can't believe I've made it this week, my entry is here

xx

Krisha said...

Now that song is stuck in my head! but what you did with the blues is so soft and pretty. You did inspire me to do a blue creation, it is here:
http://krishaskeepsakes.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-blue-bulletin-board-thanks-hels.html

flutterbycrafter said...

Well managed to make a little something, <a href="http://flutterbycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-stampers-challenge-111-blue.html>mine's here</A>

flutterbycrafter said...

That link didn't work, try again here

lesleyanne said...

Fab piece Hels
mine is in my blog xx

SusanK said...

I've sung the blues with you, Hels! You can check out my take on your theme at http://susank-nimblefingers.blogspot.com/2010/07/blue-mountain-coffee.html Thanks for the challenge!

Aisling said...

Here's my Blue Moon atc for you: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/once-in-a-blue-moon/

Minxy said...

Yeah i found some time and my art can be seen HERE

Claire said...

Fab canvas Hels, love the colours and those teeny canvases are gorgeous
My tag is here
Claire xx

Esther said...

your Canvas is just amazing...I love it. Here is my little piece of something..

http://essiescraftyeffusions.blogspot.com/2010/07/trying-to-keep-summer-going.html

thanks for the inspiration, Esther x

Maggie said...

Here is my little Blue hanging - in at the last minute phew you can view it here
http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge.html

Maggie

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