Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 122 - Paint It Black

Morning Stampers... hopefully Mr Blogger will be assisting me and popping this post on for me at the right time LOL Thank you ALL for your inspiring entries last week... lovely interpretations of the theme. This week is an easy theme... and it is... BLACK. To join in, all you need to do is make a piece of art, add in the theme and some stamping and then leave me a comment here to the place you are showing your entry. And... this week the challenge is sponsored by The Artistic Stamper... and the prize is... aha, I will keep you waiting a bit longer LOL The challenge will be open until 21:00 October 2nd and the winner will be chosen at random and announced on next weeks Sunday Stamper post.




I made a Shadow Box for my entry, using Ferro and Terra to make a texture on the frame and stamping in to it with some of the fab background stamps from The Artistic Stamper... don't forget that to go with the Cog stamps there are now some new SteamPunk images... oooh and a FAB SteamPunk Santa - cannot wait to play with him :O)) I used Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints to colour the Ferro and Terra; Trad Tan (what else could I use?? LOL), Sable Brown mixed with Trad Tan, Sable Brown and finally Charcoal Black... this is such a deep pigmented black paint it just really colours whatever you are painting it onto. I used Cut & Dry foam to apply all the paints and once they had dried, I popped some Rock Candy Cracklepaint onto the barest bits... this just added that bit of extra texture.





I used Gold Dabber to add some metallic to the raised bits... then went over it lightly with more black paint and then added Viva Inka Gold... I loooove this stuff... it reminds me of hair fudge... don't worry, I haven't tried it on my luscious locks (tongue firmly in cheek there LOL) though.




I heated up some clear UTEE with a couple of dabbs of gold and white UTEE popped in on top, in the Melt Pot... this gives a really cool varigated look (I so know that varigated is not the word I need but my brain has gone blank... help please?? LMAO) Anyways... once the UTEE had melted I poured it into a little mould I made using Mold & Pour (this is the COOLEST owl in the WORLD and was a pressie from Ellen... I had to make a mould of it so I could use him again and again....) So, the ickle owl then had some black StaZon rubbed over him to emphasise the details on him... and I used him cos I think his eyes look a bit like cogs :O))




Right... so... the sponsored challenge this week... well, the prize is a set of the brand new SteamPunk stamps from The Artistic Stamper... speaking of which, all the stashy bits used on my piece today are available from there too :O)) Here is a pic of the prize... along with some KlingOn to mount your stamps onto. To be in with a chance of winning here is whatcha need to do: enter the challenge with a piece using stamping and the theme (reminder that it is BLACK), leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your piece. You can also join in by clicking to follow my Blog and the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog... if you click on the name it will take you there... and there is a post there about this too - just leave me a comment to let me know you have become a follower (or already are!) :O)) And... as a double whammy, if you enter and use Artistic Stamper stamps you will be entered into the draw twice... double the chance of winning... coolio huh?



Right, I have taken up enough of your time... btw, it is Friday night at the moment... I am being soooo organised and have got everything ready for the weekend... oh and... my entry will be at Ally Pally with me if you would like to take a look at it :O)) Thanks for looking... have THE BEST day! TTFN

Hels x

41 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

That shadow box is absolutely stunning.

Lori said...

Stunning shadowbox! Looks vaguely familiar, lol.... I know it's even more stunning in person, I bet. Love the owl, brill to make a mold of it! Oooo, those stamps are fabby! Must hurry and make an entry, maybe I'll win!

scrappin-scrappin said...

This absolutely gorgeous Hels!! Love it!!

Marijane said...

I love all the amazing texture on your shadowbox and the cog stamps featured are so cute! Thanks for the "heads-up" re: the gold Stazon ink pad. I can see myself doing exactly the same thing you did, in my haste to use it the first time.

Kathy Eddy said...

I see a red door and I want to paint it black.....love that song. Love that shadowbox! Great art as always.

Sandy said...

Wow your shadow box is unbelievable hun. Wonderfulplay with different elements. This rock. Love it.

Have a wonderful sunday my dear friend.

Daniele said...

another amazing piece...I love those little bottles, the new stamps are lovely just hoping you don't sell out whilst at the Ally Pally....bet you'll be tired when you get back, put your feet up you deservr it
hugs

Jo said...

Gorgeous, I just love all those lumps and bumps on the frame! Now black as a theme I can work with - really struggled with movies hence no entry!

Helen said...

Not sure how I missed the original of this on the stand yesterday, must have been the crowds round you waiting to 'make and take!' lol. Had a lovely day, as you saw by the number of my bulging carrier bags.... Hope today is as successful for you.

Sarah A said...

Gorgepus shadow box Hels, hope you had fun at Ally Pally, wish I was there!

Sarah x

Janet said...

your shadow box is FAB,hope you had a great time at ally pally.
my Black tag is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stampers-black.html

whyducks said...

Nice work Hels, hope you are both not too tired from AP.

Susan Allan said...

You have some fantastic work on show Hels. Full of fabulous textures and techniques.

I am ready to enter your Sunday Stampers challenge and I will email you the link to my post where you can see it.
I love black, so it is a great challenge. Hope you like it!!

Sue xx

It was really nice to see you again briefly last Thursday.

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous texture on that box Hels, I love it! Your owl is very lovely too, cool idea to take a mold from him :)

ellen said...

Hey I recognize that owl!! so glad you got to make a mold of him - he looks incredible! Those new stamps look yummy! would love to play with them - guess I'd better get busy and make something (*and paint it black*)! LOL. Hope you had a lovely weekend at Ally Pally! Hugs, Els xx

Amy said...

Gorgeous shadow box..love all the hardware and edging..looks so vintage and appealing.

Here is my painted black ATC
Thanks
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2010/09/ink-on-my-fingers-paint-it-black.html

Sue West said...

What a brilliant shadow box. I love all those little details. Hope you've had a fab time at Ally Pally.
Here's my entry http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2010/09/quothe-raven.html
Sue x

Helen said...

Think I left my mojo at Ally Pally, but here's a tag I made whilst I was looking for it.
Black tag

Connie said...

Fabulous and amazing! I really like what you makes, and especially this frame :-) I hope it's ok that I add my self as your follower :-)

Connie said...

Fabulous and amazing! I really like what you makes, and especially this frame :-) I hope it's ok that I add my self as your follower :-)

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi! You´ll find my postcard size entry from my blog

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Hels, gorgeous shadow box, I love all the texture and the black pieces and highlights are just perfect. I love love that owl. I have been buying owl clothes just lately and jewellery LOL. My entry for the Sunday Stamper is here. Great prize on offer too, so I have made sure I have more chances by using the Artistic Stamper Punk Plaid background too LOL. Hope the show went well. Tracy Evans x x

Jennie said...

Great shadowbox! Am I eligible to enter..lol I just might anyways.. but is there time this week.. probably not.. but I will try:))
xx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

I love the shadow box 'tis stunning.

Here is my black entry
http://toodlesandbinks.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stampers-challenge-122-black.html

Lori said...

I made it! Whew! Here's my entry!

Lisa said...

Here is my entry!
http://bcreative1.blogspot.com/2010/09/black.html

Gerrie Johnnic said...

ohhhh ahhhh, just luvin' this GF

Maggie said...

FAB shadow box love the colours it is all stunning. I love owls too and those stamps are scrummy - fingers crossed!

Here is my entry for this week

http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stampers-black.html

Maggie

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous work Hels, love this shadow box. Here's mine

Kate said...

I have a 'black' card for you to take a nosey at over here!

** Kate **

Laura said...

Hi Huns
I think you may recognize this one. Lol!

Great challenge, you can see my entry here


Maybe?

Anikraft said...

Love your work as usual, I managed to make a little entry for this week.... check it out here http://anikraft.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stampers-and-more-christmas.html
Anika x

craftytrog said...

Wow! Another amazing work of art from you Hels! Love all the fab texture & the gorgeous little UTEE owl!
Here's my entry
Hope you're feeling better today!
Alison xxx

Sue said...

I love this, all that gold and texture is just yummy. Brilliant idea to make a mold of your owl. Hope you are feeling better now x My entry is on my blog http://suetheiron.blogspot.com/2010/09/its-all-change-well-simon-said-to-alter.html

Rosie Rowe said...

Gorgeous as always Hels... Sorry you feel bad and I hope you get better soon. My entry is on my blog!
http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/dark-victorian/

Kat said...

Hi hels,
love your shadow box,
here is my entry to this weeks challenge,
a big thanks to jennie for sponcering it this week,

katscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/s-s-s-distressedsanded-sunday-stampers.html

hope you like it,
Kathleen

BarbaraW said...

Wow, what an amazing shadow box. I love your work.
Here's a little something I did.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stamper-week-122.html

Elaine said...

Love your art once again and especially the owl. I promised myself a day with my melt pot this week but haven't managed it. Treated myself to some new stamps instead!!
Here's mine: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/10/black.html

KAT said...

Hels this is absolutely fabulous - I love it when you use that Terro and Ferro - it gives such an awesome texture and that owl is fabulous!!!

Jo said...

Fab fab fab Hels, love the colour. Finally finished my entry - have a look http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.com/2010/10/blackish.html

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