Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sunday Stampers - Week 138 - Push The Button

Goodly morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all... and, as ever, huge thanks and muchly appreciations for your entries last week! This week I have done something that I never have done before... I have... made my entry before I have chosen the theme! Risky business but it worked out very well... apart from the song title being by the Sugababes ROFL So, the theme is... BUTTONS. To join in with the challenge all you need to do is... make something, (card, ATC, tag, altered art etc), 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 can hop on over to see you. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 29th January 2011.




My entry this week was heaps of fun to make... starting with a wooden frame and altering it by painting with Old Paper Cracklepaint and once the paint had crackles, doing a black colourwash over the top with Dabber and water. Once this had dried, it got bashed with a hammer and sanded down and then stamped with Black StaZon using a small script stamp.




The backing paper is from the Lost & Found stack and has been inked and stamped a bit more with Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I added mini canvases which had been covered with old papers and inked with more Distress Inks... I added the handmade letterblocks from yesterday's post and popped a little Monopoly doggy on the top of the A




The buttons are from another of my eBay finds... I got these yonks ago and have been saving them for a rainy day... one of the buttons is really special... it is from the London, Midland & Scottish Railways... and because it is "posh" I believe it to be from an old drivers uniform (actually, I mean that the uniform is old, not the driver, although, admittedly, he may well have been ... I shall shut up now ROFL) The spoon is another eBay find... like I said before, I have been amassing artifacts (ok, bags of junk that no one else wants) in order for me to make some altered art and also for the Configurations boxes I am working on. The 41 is on an old bingo counter... I used this because I am 21 + VAT this year so it kinda works for me! (for readers who are fortunate NOT to live in the UK, you probably don't know that our VAT rate is now 20% - don't get me started cos I will go on alarmingly about taxes etc... all I will say is this... if I were Prime Minister I would make it the Law that Stash and Stashly goodies would be VAT free and if you spent over £30 in a single transaction, you would automatically get some free money to spend on more stash... now, how do I go about getting voted in?? ROFL)




So... what have you got planned for today??? I will be having my weekly Skype session with Ellen this afternoon - not sure if we are doing a challenge thee "live" but I have a little project up my sleeve ready to be put into action. Have a FAB day and thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

36 comments:

Ann said...

Absolutely stunning Hels, I love that you've added the blocks from yesterday as they're so cool :D
Will work on something this week xxx

Jose Ramon Santana Vazquez said...

...traigo
sangre
de
la
tarde
herida
en
la
mano
y
una
vela
de
mi
corazón
para
invitarte
y
darte
este
alma
que
viene
para
compartir
contigo
tu
bello
blog
con
un
ramillete
de
oro
y
claveles
dentro...


desde mis
HORAS ROTAS
Y AULA DE PAZ


COMPARTIENDO ILUSION


CON saludos de la luna al
reflejarse en el mar de la
poesía...




ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER Y CHOCOLATE.

José
Ramón...

Lori said...

Ok, who are Jose and Ramon? Somehow I don't get the impression they are stampers. But I did see the word chocolate, so maybe they're not so bad. lol. Your piece is fantastic, Hels, love those letter blocks (even though according to Grim they're the wrong way, lol). And I always love those little canvases.

Sandy said...

OMG !!! This is really cool.
Unbelievable frame hun.
Stunning work and design. This rock.

Daniele said...

another scrummy piece of art and I'm with you on making stash vat free....wheres my placard, back in a bit with my entry
hugs

Daniele said...

told you I'd be back in a min.i made my tag last night and it fits the theme.....yay, although not on the grand scale of yours
hugs

Helen said...

Loving this, the blocks you showed us yesterday look great. Have lots of buttons, so.....!!

Sue West said...

Fabulous as always Hels. Those alphabet blocks look really good. Do you speak Spanish, that is a very intriguing comment from Jose.Here is my entry for this week
http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/01/bits-and-bobs.html.
Have a good week.
Sue xx

Sue West said...

Me again, I meant to say that you should definitely be Chancellor of the Exchequer. Your financial strategy is spot on!

Clarky J said...

As luck would have it my upload today fits your challenge - plenty of buttons thats for sure you can find it here
Thanks for a fab challenge as always x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

VOTE FOR HELS!!

:0)

Sarah A said...

Wow Hels this is a stunner!! Love everything about it, especially those FABBY ebay finds!!

When are you standing for election, I'd definietely vote you in with your VAT free stash allowance in your manifesto!!

I was chuckling trying to imagine you bopping along to the Sugarbabes lol.

Have a super week!

Sarah x

Joanne said...

How amazing to be able to make 'old' stuff appear new. Can you have a go on me??
Hugs. xx

craftytrog said...

Awesome inspiration as usual Hels!
Here's my entry xxx

Andrea said...

just fantastic and having seen it in the flesh I wish that everyone could see how Amazing your ARTWORK is in the flesh, those hangy pieces and all you tags just look brilliant xx

Fliss said...

Totally gorgeous as always Hels and I really must do some ebay trawling as you seem to have found some fab stash.

Happily the card I've just finished fits the theme as it has a favourite flower centre of mine on it - you've guessed it, a button.

You'll find my entry at:
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2011/01/single-rose.html

Hope you're having a good weekend.
Fliss x
PS: What is all that Spanish on the side!!!

Helen said...

My entry is here

Piddawinkle said...

OK I will consider voting you in, will you be open to bribing voters, if so count me in, LOL. Great great great piece mwah

shirley henry said...

Love your vintage art!
If I lived in the UK, I would vote for you!
I might be back with an entry for the challenge.

Kaz said...

love your art .....gorjuss!!! heres my entry http://kazzellscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/configure-this.html

Kathy Eddy said...

Fabulous art Hels!

whyducks said...

I love the thought of you hammering out your frustrations on that poor piece of art work LOL! I hope you checked that penny out Hels before you used it, it might be worth a fortune now! Not that I am saying your art work isn't always worth a fortune Hels (Of course it is).
Some great work.

Brenda Brown said...

Fab work again Hels, just love it.
Go for chancellor and creep in by the backdoor, that will surprise them.
My entry is here this week.

http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/01/shabby-birthday-and-pay-it-forward.html

Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sam said...

Hi Hels. I Luuurrrrve your piece this week. This Blogging is so much fun and I can now join in with things!! Here is my first go of your Sunday Stampers Challenge. Hope you like. Of course you will get my vote!!!

http://hettiecraftcz.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Here's my entry for this week!

Colleen said...

Wow you make the 'old' stuff appear new. That's nice.

Seattle Real Estate

Vic said...

So, I used a lot of buttons on my CCC #29 (just so I could include it here)! LOL Here it is.

crafty creations said...

Fantastic piece Hels

Mine is on my blog HERE

Thanks for looking

Kat said...

Hi hels love your frame,
thoes blocks are fab,

I have managed to get my entry in for this week,

http://katscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2011/01/memories-of-nana.html

hope u like it,
Kat x.

sasa said...

Great theme - here are my gals..

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2011/01/woyww-challenges-giveaway-and-my.html

Sarah

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is just plain GORGEOUS! i love it!

Elaine said...

Love all the bits and pieces you've used this week - makes great wall out. My little offering is here:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/01/buttons.html

Elaine said...

Me again - that should say great wall ART! oops....

Brenda Brown said...

Another one from me Hels. Two she says???
Hope your week is going well. How's the drive going?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Maggie said...

Fabulous inspiration as always I love this piece. Now this song title thing...... when you read my post all will become clear lol.

here is my link
http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-is-in-air.html

good luck with the drive have seen one of these stamps in real close up life.... they are Fab much to big to get in room of stash though!!! LOL

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I see I'm a day late, no fault of my own, shame on you GF, please look at mine anyway....lol

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-partee-dress-ccc-29-meets-hels-day.html

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