Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 120 - Ruby Blue...

Morning Stampers! Happy Sunday!! I know, I say this every week...but... is it just me or... is time moving faster than normal? Maybe I have been kidnapped by Dr Who and am stuck in his Time And Relative Dimension In Space machine... **note, the new Dr, that Matt bloke.. not my fave Dr Who.. my favest Dr ever has to be... David Tennant.. well, you can sit and watch him haring about like a loon and quietly drool and the boys never notice ROFL** Blimey, I am off on a tangent early today! Anyways... enough of my space travelling... THANK YOU to everyone who joined in with the challenge last week... it was grand to see everyone's fave stash.




This week the theme has been chosen by my mate Dan... who just so happens to be the recipient of my entry too... cos it was a special week for him and I wanted to make something nice... he suggested this fabby song *if you haven't heard of it... apparently it is on the medical show Grey's Anatomy - HERE is a linky to YouTube to hear it :O))* So... the theme is... BLUE, RED or BLUE & RED together... tis up to you! To join in, all you need to do is make a piece of art that incorporates some stamping and the theme... and then leave me a comment here to the place that you are showing your art and I can hop and see you. **see more instructions below :O)**



Anyways... I have a confession... I have been laid up most of Saturday with the most horrendious pain in my back again... so I haven't actually made specifically for today... I always make my entry on a Saturday evening while listening to Alan Carr on Radio 2... however, yesterday... nope, that card got made in the morning and then that was it... a long deep hot bath *so I was hippo like with nostrils only poking above water* didn't help... so I thought, hey, the pressie I made for Dan has a bit of red on it...*bingo counter* and some blue too! So, I decided to use it for my entry. ~I am such a cheat~




The base is actually a lid from an old box... I used Trad Tan to cover the wood... then slapped Rock Candy Crackle over the top... used Glimmer Mists to colour it and added some paper from the Lost & Found stack for the backing. I covered three mini canvases with old papers and added Broken China (blue!), Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive to them to colour them. I then went a bit made with loads of bits and bobs I have been collecting for yonks... old rusty screws, an old Penny, some old watch stuff, a rusty star... a Monopoly piece...



Now, confession time... *hangs head in shame* there isn't actually any stamping on this piece... disgraceful behaviour for the challenge host to not include the main thing of the challenge... but... I have used Letterpress Blocks which are used for stamping typeface... so... am I allowed to get away with it or... I know - I got an idea!!! If you enter.. you can leave out the stamping this week... I wonder how hard it would be to make something without using a stamp?? Would that be an extra challenge??? Anyways... I am praying for pain relief soonly cos I am feeling proper sorry for myself here... so, I shall say TTFN and rest up again... and... THANK YOU for looking... have a grand Sunday... and... I will come back later today or tomorrow with a stamped piece... especially for the SS... promise :O)) *Hels hobbles off to rest up... one, two, three... awwwww... come on, am milking it for symapthy here LOL* TTFN

Hels x

57 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow hun big applause and standing ovation from me to your oustanding work. Love it.

Sam said...

Its fantastic Hels, we will forgive you, not nice having a bad back. x

Dan said...

The photos don't do this justice, it's absolutely beautiful in person! :)

Marijane said...

Hels, just rest up and get back on your feet soon! We can wait for your next project. Take care of yourself.

ellen said...

Oh no... the ole' back acting up again... so sorry... but the piece for Dan is gorgeous as always! No forgiveness needed --- rest up and get better soon! Love ya! Els. xx

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ellen said...

Oh no... the ole' back acting up again... so sorry... but the piece for Dan is gorgeous as always! No forgiveness needed --- rest up and get better soon! Love ya! Els. xx

Shawn Caro said...

This is Fantastic! Such a wonderful pressie! Thanks for sharing this gem----p.s.(no leaving with the Doctor with out me--If it's Tennant!)

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Daniele said...

another awesome piece, sorry to hear you are still in so much pain with your back....must get you down.Take it easy, oh by the way as your the boss your allowed no stamping cos its still an amazing piece.
hugs x

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Hels and lucky Dan to own this piece.
Sorry to hear about your back and hope it recovers soon.
Know what you mean about David and the drooling bit though I quite like Matt having seen him in other stuff (not drooling material though lol!)
Hope to do this one though up to my eyes TV samples at the mo.
x

Cheryl said...

oh wow and wow this is just amazing really love the design on this and dan will just love it sure of that love cheryl xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous - as always. And without stamping.... now that's a challenge! Hope your back is better this morning.

Paula said...

great piece Hels - Hope your back eases soon.

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh Hels, I love this piece and all those fabulous elements you included. Thanks so much for sharing your work of art!

Joanne said...

Dan is lucky to be getting this piece. I am so sorry your back is misbehaving again. Surely somebody somewhere has a cure for you. Come on you crafters, find Hels a cure.
Luv Joanne xx

Kaz said...

OH wow!! I love your work Hels.....so inspirational just love this piece.hope your back pain has improved (((hugs))))

kazxx

Kaz said...

OH wow!! I love your work Hels.....so inspirational just love this piece.hope your back pain has improved (((hugs))))

kazxx

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

I love this and will be joining in this week honey bunny.

I love DT too...so you are not alone.

Have you thought about a TENS machine for your back, works for labour pains, so it should give you a bit of relief...and amuse Alfie Cat

Hugs
Kay

Heather x said...

Beautiful work Hels, I think we can forgive you for no stamping....hope your pain subsides soon babe :)
I am gonna have a go at the challenge later today :)
*hugs* Heather x

Rosie Rowe said...

Hels - sorry about your back hunni... =( Hope you get some pain relief soon. Love what you've created for Dan the Man though - superb!

My entry is an abstract painting on wood!

Lori said...

Well, it's your challenge, so you can call it whatever you want! lol! Love this piece, and I know Dan does too! Hope you feel better!

Linda Elbourne said...

I hope you are feeling better toady! Gorgeous work as usual!
Sit down!!! Because ...

My challenge entry is here!

Mary-Beth said...

this is fabulous Hels!!
Hope your back feels better soon but what better way to recuperate than watching David Tennant's #10. I found that I don't pay as much attention to the story line when he's on!!! lol

Esther said...

Hi - struggle with my back too at times so can sympathise - rest up and hope it feels better soon...as for this piece it's gorgeous, I've done something here
http://essiescraftyeffusions.blogspot.com/2010/09/struggling-with-scrapbookingand.html

though not very happy with it, it fits....Esther xx

PS I'm with you RE:David T

June said...

Hi Hels, well this is such a beautiful piece and so full of life and beauty. You do inspire me. I hope your back is much better soon and you feel more like your old self.
thanks for the lovely blue and red challenge. I have added mine here on my blog
http://junesartyretreat.blogspot.com/2010/09/believe.html

Take care and gentle hugs,
June xxxx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous pieces, Hels.

Here is my entry.

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

Becky said...

Hope your back gets *back* to better soon! Being in pain is the worst! Will link my piece, well, um, when it gets done...which will be later! :) Matt's not bad...but YUM to David...OH YES!

SusanK said...

Hels, this is wonderful! I'm sure Dan was in awe of receiving such a wonderful pressie from a mate like you!

KAT said...

Hels this is fabulous!!! Even without stamping - it just doesn't need it! Hope your back is feeling better soon!

Helen said...

I went for the blue option and nearly managed so stamping!!
you can see it here

Wendy said...

I saw this piece being made, it really is lovelier in real life like Dan says.........well done Hels and sorry to hear about your back, take it easy x

Sue said...

This is lovely Hels, very lucky Dan. Hope you back is better soon - watch the Twighlight DVD again, that may help :o) x

Sue said...

Forgot to say, mine is here x
http://suetheiron.blogspot.com/2010/09/phew-in-nick-of-time.html

Nicks said...

Hello treacle, sorry to hear about your back, but please dont fall off your chair backwards in shock and make it worse - I have actually managed to take part this week!

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous work Hels,it's awesome!
Aaaaw Hels, I hope your poor back feels better soon.
Have you ever tried the Tens machine for the pain? Ask your DR or pharmacy about this or I'm sure you could get info about it online. My DH swore by it when he had a bad back, he said it def' helped him.
gentle hugs
Alexandra

ellen said...

Hi Hon! Great altered art this week - Dan's a lucky guy! Here's my piece for this week - managed to squeeze a little stamping in... :)

http://1036art.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stamper-art-journal-sept-12-2010.html

Hope the back is getting better... big hugs to you. Els. xx

Joanna K said...

This is a stunning piece, Hels! Really sorry to hear about your back :( Maybe just as well no trip to Oxford over the weekend ;( you need to take it easy and let your DH look after you, hun. Hope you feel better soon! xx

Janet said...

Hope your feeling better soon.
my Red Tag is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
take care
Janet x

Artyjen said...

It's been a while but here I am again! My ATC is here.
Love the idea of no stamping but could not quite pull it off myself! LOL
Fab-u-licious piece of work Hels
xoxo Sioux

Kate said...

love it when you go off on a Tennant!

My Red and blue offering is here. Not my usual Sunday Stamper style but I did stamp something!

** Kate **

Sue West said...

Hels, this is just totally awesome, I love it.I hope your back is feeling a bit better.
Still can't work out how to do linky things, so my entry this week is here http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2010/09blue-and-little-bit-of-red-ccc-14.html. I will get the hang of this one day!!!.
PS. David Tennant is the one for me.
Sue xx

Maggie said...

Great project as always Hels sorry you are in so much pain there is nothing worse than a bad back or pain and both together they are the worst kind. Hope you are feeling lots better soooooooon. Hope to catch one of your workshops next month.

Here is my link for this weeks challenge.
http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/ccc-we-k-14.html

Maggie

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear about your back - hope you are feeling better now. Trying to get crafting again so made a little card - http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/09/red-and-blue.html
Hope you like!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is fantastic, decided to enter this week, you can find mine here

Tracy Evans said...

This piece just proves what you can achieve WITHOUT a stamp. Great piece Hels and what a wonderful gift for Dan. The texture is fantastic and I love all the embellishments. Don't know how you get so much art done, each piece must take ages. My piece for The Sunday Stamper is here. Have a good week. Tracy Evans x

GlitteryKatie said...

Hope you back is better!
Love your artwork- beautiful!|
Here's a quick piece I did in red and blue to celebrate getting a Tim Holtz ticket- I keep feeling really YEA-HAW!!!

http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com/2010/09/true-blue-yee-haw.html

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craftytrog said...

Finally got around to this hun! Love your arty piece! Lucky Dan! Here's my entry!
Hugs,
Alison xx

Jo said...

Lovely, lovely lovely! Here's my entry - first time at playing!

http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.com/2010/09/red-blue-but-mostly-blue.html

Becky said...

Finally got my entry done! Hope your back is behaving itself now and not being naughty anymore!

Lori said...

Hey hun! I did manage to make something for the challenge this week, here it is!

Tracey said...

Lucky, Lucky Boy Dan. Tis lush, yummy art work.
Doing a little dance, don't you try it with your bad back Hels, managed to take part this week, and it on me blog now.
Look after yourself hun.
x

http://icklenorthrner.blogspot.com

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You are just amazing, where do all these ideas come from GF...beautiful project. I just made a little card, but did get to play this week, one of the ladies looks alot like YOU! lol, snicker...

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2010/09/what-hoot-1938.html

BarbaraW said...

Hope your back is feeling better. Your art piece is amazingly wonderful. Here's my card.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-stamper-week-120.html
Take care.

Laura said...

Fantastic creation as always. No surprises that it is so fabby!
Thanks for the nudge hun, here is the lik
http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2010/09/red-house-on-hill-with-pdcc-47.html

Long time since I put a proper link in a post. Will have to look it up again. Memory not what it used to be. Can't remember things like this. Lol
Can't wait for Thursday!

Helen said...

Gorgeous work Hels, I love it. This is my first ever blog challenge! How exciting, but probably won't be able to do the linking thing....here goes anyway...
http://helen-houseofcraftydelights.blogspot.com/2010/09/red-and-blue-challenge.html#links

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