Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sunday Stamper - Week 127 - Autumn Almanac

Morning Stampers! Apologies for the late start on this weeks challenge... I have a really good excuse though... during the making of this weeks entry yesterday, I was on my way down stairs to cook some more pumpkins... slipped on the top step and bounced the whole staircase on my backside... needless to say, I can't sit down now and making the Sunday Stamper this week has been somewhat... erm... uncomfortable! I got it finished though... not exactly how I planned it to look but never mind!


Anyways.. thank you all for your lovely entries last week. I was thinking of having a Hallowe'en theme this week but I got totally inspired by all the Autumnal colours around - so ... the theme is... Autumn - you can use Autumn colours or add in some leaves and such like. To join in, all you need to do is make a little something, add in the theme and some stamping... leave a comment for me here with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can hop on over to see you :O)) The challenge will be open until 21:00 Saturday November 6th '10.




On with my entry... I used a little wooden compartment box, painted with the usual (Trad Tan), then some Rock Candy Crackle and then lots of Distress Re-Inkers in Mini Misters spritzed over and heat dried.




I used lots of Distress Inks to colour cardstock and then used Studio 490 stamps for the sentiment... and check out the ickle spidey, he is one of my fave images from the new sets of 490 stamps.




I made some pumpkins and toadstools again - and this time two little Harvest Mice found their way out of the Fimo and into my cooker... via a flying leap down the stairs LOL




I stamped loads of Studio 490 flowers onto Grungepaper, cut them all out and then popped them all together after colouring with Distress Inks. I have taken loads of pics this week so you can see the different angles... but I also took a pic of the top from behind... so you can see that... erm... cotton buds really do come in handy ROFL... I know, it is a mess but.. it is on the back so I figure no one would see it :O))




I used some Idea-ology Memo Pins and made epoxy embellies - thank you to Wendy Vecchi for this idea.. aren't they fab? I added Your Art to two of them - but my excellent photography skills haven't captured this... they are behind the flower on the top right hand side!




So... if you fancy having a play with ink and rubber I would love to see your take on the challenge... oh and before I forget... this piece is also a DT piece for The Stamp Attic... all the stashy bits used are available from there :O))



Thanks for looking... I am off to find a rubber ring to sit on - seriously, I can't sit down properly, I am kinda perched on the edge of the chair at the moment... my coccyx took the brunt of the the fall... oh and my heels too... bashing on each stair... I wouldn't mind but I was just starting to feel better after the neck probs early this week! Ah well.. a day in front of the TV for me then!! Have a goodly week peeps... TTFN

Hels x

39 comments:

Jennie said...

oh Hels, you really are in the wars this week.. and all in the name of craft!! Hope you feel less sore soon , and great piece love your mices!!
Hugs xx

Lesley said...

WOW!!!! It's fab. And those liccle mices....sooo cute. Have a good day resting up!!! xx

Joanne said...

I adore the ickle mouses and so want more wendy stamps so I can make those flowers. The colours are so warm and inviting. I'll just make a note of your challenge in my book and see if my friend and I can make something together on our craft day in my motorhome on tues. I have a fractured coccyx so know your pain. A rug on a wooden floor slipped from under me and I 'sat' on the wooden bed end whilst on a coach holiday in Germany. I was 15yrs old so that's 6yrs ago now!!!!
Luv Joanne xx

Helen said...

Oh, poor you- what next?! I love the art though, well done for getting something done in the circumstances. Not sure how I can incorporate your theme into my "must make a Christmas card when I enter a challenge" promise to myself, but I shall see....!!

Andrea said...

this is just AMAZING love the colours, the details just fab and your little pumpkins, flowers and mice are brill Hels. sorry to hear you fell and hope you soon feel better and have a restful day, take care xx

whyducks said...

Oh Hels it is beautiful, so much work and thought has gone in to make this master piece. I just love the little mice and the spider and the sayings are cool. It took me a full 2 mins trying to work out what epoxy embellies were! Sorry tired from having fun with Jennie (in a crafty way you understand)yesterday! Take care poor girl, no more flinging yourself down the stairs please xx

ellen said...

Oh dear.... such dedication to your *art*!! Hope you have a good relaxing day on the couch... talk to you in a few hours! And the piece is awesome! Hugs! Els xxx

Nicks said...

bloomin gorgeous as usual, your project aint bad either lol
hope you repair soon!

Yvonne said...

Hope you're feeling better, Hels! Your piece is lovely and it's always a treat to read the goings on in your life.

Here is my entry.

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

Piddawinkle said...

OMG what are you like, accident prone springs to mind, I love your piece and your mice are the cutest, hope you have a lovely lazy day and feel better soon <:)

Sarah Anderson said...

Jennie pinched my line! that's just what I was going to say!!! Hope your bumping down the stairs didn't do your back and neck too much damage. Love this box, each section is filled with lots of yumminess :)

flutterbycrafter said...

This is fantastic, love the pumpkins and mice, so much fun. Will try to join in. Sorry to hear about you accident, you must be in so much pain. Hope it's good on the telly for you, lol. Hugs xx

Linda Cain said...

Too cute, Hels! Love it!

Kate said...

This is sooooo lovely. I am liking your little Fimo creations at the moment. If I get time this week I'm going to have to try a display box of some sort.

** Kate **

Daniele said...

ouch....lovely project though, the pain we go through for our art
hugs

Sandra said...

Oh Hels - this is wonderful!
Beautiful job!
Sandra

Sam said...

Wow this has got to be my fave yet Hels, this is awesome, and yes CS write up is cool with a cute wickle pic of you, ha ha, but I would have loved to have seen this on there xxx

Sam said...

Oh Hels, I have had to come back and have another look, this is soooooooooo awesome, sorry to be stalking but you have so got to do a work shop on this little beauty, Im gonna have a go at this one, Ive been so busy scaring the kids this weekend, and I have all the clearing up to do tomorrow but I will have a go at this weeks challenge, see u soon x

Lori said...

Love the little meeces....lol! This is just another stellar piece of work, Hels! And, good grief, what is going to happen next? Hopefully nothing! Take a rest, hope you feel better!

Anonymous said...

Those little bits of punkins and baubles of 'shrooms with the mousie are adorable. They add such personality (yours) to the whole shebang. Speaking of things going bang, STOP IT! My dear, you absolutely must not be in such a hurry. Take deep breaths and count to 3 before heading down those steeply stairs. Hope your back, tail and brucies heal quickly.
Vicki B in OP NY

Netty said...

This is fab Hels. Maybe after all your athletics this week you should audition to be a trapeeze artist, I mean you have the experience now.....flying from a great height.........for goodness sake take it easier this week. Annette x

Wanda H said...

This is wonderful, Hels!!! And I can tolerate those kinds of mice in my house!!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful! hope you're feeling better.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous Autumn art Hun! Love all your fimo pieces! Hope your botty is not so sore today! Take care! xx

Paula said...

wonderful creation...your little mice and pumpkins are adorable

Claire said...

Another stunner Hels! I love those little mices!! I think i need some fimo now lol. My autumn card is here
Hope you're feeling a bit more comfortable now
Claire xx

Aisling said...

Here's my autumn project: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/decorated-envelope/

Val said...

Hi Hels - fabby project - just love it.

How about a stair lift!!!

Seriously though - take care.

Hugs
Valxx

Tracy Evans said...

Love this piece Hels, and your fimo is fabulous, so realistic. Great Autumnal colours and all the elements work beautifully together. My piece for the Sunday Stamper is here. Hope your injuries ease soon. Tracy Evans x

Elaine said...

Love your piece this week especially the pumpkins. Here's my autumnal card: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/11/autumn-colours.html
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! this is just utterly amazing! Hugs Juls

ellen said...

HEY! It's been quite a while since I made an entry to the Sunday Stamper- and my mini book fits the theme! Hope you likey!! Bet you can tell the page I had trouble with... Here's the linky...

http://1036art.blogspot.com/2010/11/chunky-funky-mini-book.html

Hugs!!

Els xxx

craftytrog said...

Here's my little Offering! xxx

Kate said...

Ok, I have tried to emulate in my own small way this fantastic creation of yours here!

craftimamma said...

Ah, I love little meeces and these are no exception. The whole thing is just gorgeous and such a lot of fab detail.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Hels, Sorry I forgot to say you have my sympathies over the fall downstairs. I did exactly the same thing many, many years ago (about 35 actually) and actually gave myself a concussion even though I didn't bump my head and the size and colour of the ostrich egg I had on my bum for at least 2 weeks was unbelievable. Take care!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Fliss said...

I just love this gorgeous piece of artwork Hels and hope your sore coccyx is now feeling a lot better. The little mice are fabulously cute.

You'll find my artwork (which was supposed to be last week's but is now this week's due to a couple of accidents of the blue air sort not the painful sort lol at
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2010/11/song-bird-sing.html

xx

Maggie said...

Fab piece of art and I love the pumkins which you suffered for ouch! Hope you are getting better,
Here is my piece inspired by Autumn
http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/11/autumn-leaves.html

Maggie

Joanna K said...

So sorry to hear about you "BUMpy ride" down the stairs...:(( I have recently experienced one myself and almost gave my huby a lift down at the same time...:( I hope you feel better now/soon and you have to look after yourself! Here is my autumnal entry:
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2010/11/tale-aboutrecycling-liiu-6-dt-project.html

Warmest hugs
Joanna x

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