Saturday, 29 January 2011

Sunday Stampers - Week 139 - Sentimental Journey

Goodly Morning Stampers!! Don't worry, you haven't fallen asleep on Friday night and woken up in a parallel universe... it is Saturday... and also, don't worry, I haven't gone a bit bonkers in the last six days and forgotten that a Sunday Stamper is set on a Sunday... cos this week it is starting a day early. And the reason for this unheard of before occurance? Well, tomorrow is the start of the blog-athons to end all er... blog-athons with the worldwide phenomenon that is... One World One Heart 2011... but more of that later!




So, last weeks challenge was really popular (I think it was my choice of song title that swung it you know ROFL) so... thank you everyone who joined in... and that challenge is still open until 21:00 tonight. Anyways, I am starting this weeks challenge early... so you will have an extra day to play too! The theme this week is as the song title would suggest... SENTIMENTS. To join in is simples... make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, altered art, tag... tis up to you. Include the theme (which this week can be any kind of sentiment) and a bit of stamping... then leave a comment here for me so I can hop on over to see your entry. The challenge will stay open until 21:00 Saturday February (already!!!) 5th 2011.




My entry this week is something I have been planning to do for yonks. Last year I made a similar piece but did a load of stamping behind the fragments. This time I wanted to use the Lost & Found paper stack... simply because it is chock full of images that are just perfect for collaging. One of my fave techniques is to layer up underneath the fragment... so you have an enclosed collage. I even went so far as to make an itsy collage under the smallest square fragment.




Running through the collage of fragments is a general theme of ... erm... me!!! Well, I wanted to make this for me... I wanted the frame to be permanent but to be able to change the centre when I got bored of looking at this one. So, you will see lots of initial and numbers... but the one I love the most is the large oval at the bottom of the frame. The paper said Sunday... it would be rude not to use it... so I added on a 1 and a 39 - the age of the challenge this week... and adding on the dictionary def "inspiration" because I get so much inspiration from all ye who join in each week. Oh, and... the harlequin stamp... I know, I use it almost everything I make and it is getting a bit old but I still love that stamp the best!




So... I mentioned the One World, One Heart event earlier. If you haven't heard of this before do hop on over to Lisa Swifka's blog where all the deets are. Basically, it is a mammoth hop around all the peeps who join in. In a nutshell, you make something to giveaway or arrange some candy to giveaway. Then you make a blog post, email Lisa with your deets and she very kindly sorts it all out, so there is a blogroll to click off and off you go, into the Blogosphere. Last year I met some wonderfully talented crafters and have made friendships through this amazing event. Sadly it is going to be the last OWOH ever... so it will be worth joining in!!! I think that last year there were over a thousand entries!!!




Anyways... that is me for today... I hope you don't mind me starting this weeks challenge early! We were supposed to be getting the drive finished today...but... *sad face* it is tooooo cold for the concrete... so fingers crossed Monday will be warmer and it will be done then. I am just excited to see the humungous stamp they will use! Have a grand weekend whatever you have planned... thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

36 comments:

Lori said...

Great piece of arty coolness! Love this, and that paper does make for wonderful fragments!

Jennie said...

wonderful piece :))
xx

Daniele said...

another brill. piece of art....all those fragments wow
hugs

Lynn Stevens said...

I thought I'd missed the entire weekend till I read on.LOL
Hels your creativity holds no bounds. Awesome work as always hun!

Helen said...

Thank goodness, I was getting worried! This is so gorgeous!

Joy said...

Made me stop and think!! Fab piece as always Hels xx

Shazza said...

Hels this is amazing, I just love all the detail, must have taken yonks!!I need some fragments I think, than I need you to come teach me what to do with them lol!
x

Grim said...

It certainly is more fab than it looks on here. Not only is my wife gorgeous, she's pretty clever too!

Rastreator said...

Thanks for the informative. Fantastic blog. Congratulations!!!

Joanne said...

So special. Hope your drive is finished today too.
xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation Hels, love the sentiment. :)

Brenda Brown said...

Just fabulous Hels - love it.
Have a good day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sam said...

oooo i love all your stuff Hels, I have paid a few visits but haven't created anything for a while, I haven't been very well and had exams stretched to just before christmas and before you know it its nearly Feb, wow, I think I might be getting my mojo back again, I felt a few rumblings this morning, it was all your fault, I caught your piece in Craft Stamper again, fantastic work sweetie, I'm gonna clean the house and forget about the decorating and try my hand at some good old crafting x

Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece Hels, I love all the detail especially the addition of Sunday and the number 39, very apt for this challenge, nice touch. My entry is here. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy Evans x x

Marjie K said...

I love everything about this, hels. It's just absolutely positively gorgeous!

Shelley said...

It's wonderful! So much to look at. Does everything you create turn out fantastic? I think so.

Fiona Whitehead said...

My first time here - you'll find my sentiment tag here
http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-tag.html

TFL!

Gez said...

Gorgeous frame :) The fragments look FAB. :)

Sherry Goodloe said...

love Love LOVE this piece you've created Hels! xo

Ann said...

Gorgeous......so much to see & admire,loveit Hels xx

Helen said...

Thanks for the inspiration on Sunday, here is my sentiment!

Daniele said...

great arty project here is my card
thanks for taking a peek
hugz

craftytrog said...

Fab piece Hels, love those fragments! I made a get well card xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Hels. It is just the kind of thing of yours that I particularly adore!

Lucy x

peggy gatto said...

Absolutely stunning piece. I looked at it a l - -o---n---g time!

crafty creations said...

Fabulous piece Hels mine is on my blog HERE

Thanks for looking

Sue West said...

Gorgeous frame, its absolutely brilliant. Here's my entry for this week. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/01/very-inky-fingers.html
Sue xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

What a fabulous frame, that is sooooo cool! I'm lovin' all the fragments and the papers! ;)))
My entry is here:
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2011/01/birthday-in-maskuline-tones.html

hugs!
xxx

sasa said...

Every week - another star! Great piece.

My simple effort is here...

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-girly-something-for-monday.html


Sarah (Sasa) xx

Lynne Phelps said...

I love this idea, where the frame stays but the center can change! Your use of fragments is absolutely INSPIRING!!!

Lori said...

It's me again! Here's my entry!

Elaine said...

Love all the elements you've used on this piece and the overall effect. Here's a card this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/02/sentiments.html

Maggie said...

WOW again a beautiful piece of art.

here is mine for this weeks challenge
http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/02/tag-of-love.html

sandysewin said...

I LOVE your new driveway! How exciting. It's goin to look amazing in the spring with some nice flowers & shrubs. Wish I lived closer, I'd come and give you some gardening help. :-)

Here's my entry for the "Sentiments" challenge: http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/2011/02/02/valentines-card/

Aisling said...

Here's an ATC featuring one of my favourite sentiments: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/focus-on-a-sentiment/. I also used the umbrella man, can't help it, he's so cool!

BarbaraW said...

I look forward to viewing your blog. Your are so creatively talented and also fun to read. Well, I meant well, but didn't finish my challenge piece in time. WHAT, not again! Anyway, I'm sharing it here just for fun.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/02/compendium-of-curiosities-challenge-30.html

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