Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 125 - Dem Bones...

Morning Stampers! Thank you ALL for joining in with last weeks challenge... more gorgeously lush artwork to see on my travels :O)) This week, as promised... it's time for a fun challenge... so... you probably guessed from the title... the theme is... BONES/SKELETONS. Yes, I have embraced all things Hallowe'en this year and gone... erm... a bit mental with all the skelingtons and spookiness!




I have made a little folding book from a sheet of 12" sq paper... from Mr Holtz's Vintage Shabby stack... colouring with DI's and then adding some coloured in Witch images from the new Hallowe'en set.



I made three tags to go into the folded book... made a complete hash of the gluing of the folds.. erm.. I ended up gluing the top of the fold instead of the bottom... so I had to prize the whole lot apart and start again LOL




The cover of the book is actually made up from strips of the new Hobgoblin Tissue Tape.. .and yes, I didn't need this when it first came out... now, I cannot think of a thing to make without it ROFL I used just three DI colours; Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord and Aged Mahogany and added on stamping in Black Soot. The cat is stamped twice in Black Soot and embossed with clear powder, then I cut into him and made him 3d with his head, back legs and tail... then popped this onto silicone glue for more 3D-ness



I had another mishap when making the last skelington... stamped in white paint onto Grungepaper and then clear embossed.. I was being so careful cutting around him to make sure he was neat... yep, that was good... then, colouring in the edges with Black Soot and a blending tool... whoooops, off came his head... so I figured he might like to be twizzeling his head on his finger, basketball styleee... well it is meant to be spooky! :O))



So, to join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make a piece of artwork - cards, tags, altered art, ATC's - whatever you fancy making... include the theme and some stamping... leave a comment for me here with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I will hop on over to see you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday October 23rd '10. I am off to make more Hallowe'eny stuff now... thanks for looking and have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

31 comments:

ellen said...

Oooh I'm first! LOVE the skelingtons book! And I think the "off with his head" woops moment turned into a very happy accident - love that he's holding / twirling his head in his hand - awesome! Wendy *gushed* about you ALL day - I swear!! I'll tell u all about it! Hugs!! Els xxx

Anonymous said...

OMG, this tiny tag book is indescribably cool! I never thought of making a tag holder from a 12 x 12. Clever. Now you're off decapitating Mr. Skels, there are no mistakes in art! lol I thought I had finished my Halloween tags-all 30 of 'em- now I'll have to go back and make MORE. TFS
Vicki B in OP NY

Shazza said...

this is brilliantly spooky Hels, love the bright colours and that gorgeous witch x

Joanne said...

I love what you've done here Hels. You would expect there to be a lot of headless skeletons around, but that's the first time I've seen one. Bril. Those new stamps are adorable. Hope you accept my entry which is here.
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.com/2010/10/spooky.html

Luv Joanne xx

Sarah Anderson said...

That was a truly inspired slip of the scissors! That skelington looks fab twirling his skull on this finger bone. Great theme, fab piece :)

Andrea said...

great mistake Hels as it turned out to look just brilliant, fab idea putting his head on his hand, just love it, hope your classes have gone well, lots love x

Janet said...

Love the folding book,witch's are FAB. my ATC is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Kat said...

Hi hels,
this tag book is so much fun,
indescribably cool and fabulously clever,
don't know how you come up with all these things day in & day out,
you don't ever seem to be stuck for an idea,
you are such a talant & insperation to me,
cheers so much hels.0,
Kat x.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant!

Lucy x

Sam said...

oooooooo my word, Hels and Halloween, well whatever next,these are fantastic Hels, I have got to try and out wit the queen of grunge this time, wish me luck x

Yvonne said...

Fabby skellies, Hels.

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/10/sunday-stamper-bonesskeletons.html

Val said...

Brill - I love them yesterday and even more now. Thanks for such a brilliant day.

Love
Valxx

PS: Not a word was said when I walked in with my two bulging bags, but I got him engrossed in the lovely Timmy paper that I defintely couldn'g do without!!! heehee

Flipsi said...

It's so cool, I love that. Here is my entry.

Kaz said...

Just love the tiny tag book!! Your are just such a clever lady!! Have decided to attempt to play so heres my entry....
http://kazzellscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/10/spooky-tag.html
thanks so much for sharing xx
kazx

Connie said...

Amazing and brilliant!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Of course these creations are as cool as ever, but I have to tell you, that card you created and sent to me via that package that Linda Ledbetter sent? Oh yes, that card is soooo GORGEOUS! Thank you sweet Hels xoxo
PS wanna see it? view my latest blog post *smiles*

TinaB said...

Stunning work Hels!! xx Mine is Here Hugs Tina xx

Lizzie J said...

These are just great. I can relate to chopping the heads of things. In fact anything that has a narrow bit I need to cut round usually ends up being chopped off!
Lizzie x

Rosie said...

Love what you create Hels - you always put so much work in, I almost feel I cheated with mine!! Those tags are gorgeous... =)
Trio of Doms can be found on my blog.

minnie_mac said...

Great book and tags.

My piece is here.

http://minnie-mac.blogspot.com

Marilyn

Marijane said...

When I saw this cute book, my favorite part was the tag with the head-holding skeleton. I thought, "How genius of Hels to cut off his head and put it in his hand!" When I read that it was a mistake I had to laugh. It was just one of those "happy" accidents that turned out even better that originally planned! You always make your mistakes AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!

Jennie said...

Love the chopped off head.. Brilliant.. I am hoping to find time to enter :))
Hugs x

Sue said...

Fun theme......here is my entry
http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2010/10/on-wire-barbed-of-course.html

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a great accordian book for Halloween, with some stunning tags on the inside!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your folded book Hels and what a great theme for a challenge. Love the skeleton with his head on his hands LOL. Mt entry is here. Tracy Evans x

Elaine said...

Great tag book - love the rich colours and Mr Headless Skeleton!!
Here's my entry: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/10/bones.html

Kate said...

I've got some bones on display here!

Artyjen said...

Hi Hels! My ATC for "Dem Bones" is here
Been a bit..no make that a lot!.. cream crackered this week and only just noticed you suggestion der!
xoxo Sioux

Aisling said...

Here are my bones: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/halloween-skeleton-for-sunday-stamper/. Thanks for the fun challenge

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Gorgeous work as always, Hels. You can even make a skeleton look good! ;)

Here's mine:

http://girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com/2010/10/4x4-skulls.html

BarbaraW said...

What cool and fun projects. All are awesome. Here' my take on the challenge.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2010/10/skeletontreat-box.html

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