Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunday Stampers - Week 145 - Brown Eyed Girl

Goodly Morning Stampers... happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for all your lovely entries last week and a big welcome to those who joined in for the first time :O)) This week the theme is a simples (yep, imagine I am saying that like those Meerkats lol) one... the theme is... BROWN. To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make a little something; it can be a card, ATC, tag, altered art - the choice is yours... then pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry - or you can email me if you prefer - be sure to include the theme and some stamping and then I can hop on over to see what you made. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 19th March '11




For my entry this week I altered a 6" square shadow box. I know, I know, me and my shadow(boxes) - I am a little bit addicted to making these... well, this time I decided to do something a little different from the norm. Usually I would paint the box, or stain it, or Rock Candy crackle it and colour with mists... so, for a change I decided to cover it with papers... ah yes, the papers... those heavenly, deeevine, scrum-diddly-umptious Crowded Attic papers to be precise. I used to be a bit of a paper freak... like I would buy patterned papers and make sure I had two of each... then I could stroke one page and cut the other...well, with the Stacks that the Duke of Distress has designed, I can just snip away to my hearts content seeing as A) they are so not going to be unavailable cos they are sooo lush and B) there is sooo much in them already to snip at.



So, I digressed slightly then... where was I? Ah, yes, papers... covering the box with papers and using Claudine's Multi Medium as glue (which, I have to say.. is F A B!) I used sandpaper to smooth and distress the edges of the paper and then whipped a bit of Walnut Stain DI over them to age them. Next I spritzed from a distance (oooh, I just broke into song then...ahem) Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mists... which is my fave one and which... the photo has kindly picked up so you can see the shimmeryness (is that a word???) on the paper.




Now, the ickle hanging frame is actually part of a set of three frames that are all connected by hangy loopy things and jump rings... and I had a mishap with this particular one in as much as it went under my chair and got wheeled on... so I took it apart, screwed some hooky loopy things into the top of the shadow box and then hanged (hung???) it from there... after covering it with more Crowded Attic of course.. oh and the stamping inside is one of the new stamps from the Viscount of Vintage... corrr, I love those Stuff to Say stamps!



I made some little paper roses using the medium flower on the Artistic Stamper Flower Power set... and the snippets from the paper stack... oh and I bobbed a few Maya Road pins behind them to make it pretty. Finally, Idea-ology... lots of it... cos I do love my Idea-ology and I think it looks cool when it is all piled up ... it has a Red Poppy UTEE heart in the middle which I distressed with Pitch Black Dabber and it has been altered slightly with Perfect Pearl Mists and Inka Gold.




So, that is me for today... blimey, I bet you have nodded off... I have gone into marathon scale waffling today! Oooh, but before I forget... I have had a few questions over the last few weeks asking me what I do with all this stuff that I make. Well, some of it stays at Chez Sheridan... the shadowboxes are hanging on the wall above the stairs, some of it stays in the Room of Stash and some gets swapped... some goes onto Folksy and the rest either goes to Design Team commitments/shop/show samples or just gets given away... thanks for asking questions though... I love getting them!! (so long as they aren't about quantum physics or quadtratic equations cos I am rubbish at things like that!) Thanks for looking... have a ink-tastic day! TTFN

Hels x

40 comments:

Nicks said...

Ooooo does it have to be little???

Linda Cain said...

Lovin' this!

Linda

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!

Laura said...

Oh, but I love the waffling...

Yvonne said...

GORGEOUS, Hels!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-stamper-brown.html

Jennie said...

ooh loving this and the fact that you added the mini frame too to it! :) yummy.. will be back.. as they say! or is that a film star.. brain not working quite so early this morning!!
xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous, must get that paper stash xx

Daniele said...

This looks delish, I love the roses made out of the paper....gotta get this paper stack me thinks
hugs

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a dream Hun.
So wonderful tone in tone. I love all the little details. Gorgeous.

HAve a lovely sunday hun.

Helen said...

Luvvly Jubbly today! Really like the final pic cos it shows the depth of the frame. You really DO like thos papers don't you... don't thinkyou've used anything else since you got hold of them. I can see why though, and I will really have to get some soon. Ok., time to get inky.

Joanne said...

This is another lovely Hels creation. I look at your flowers all the time in the hopes that one day I will get the middle of mine to look like yours. They are so neat and perfect. Browns are a fave of mine and you have done the colour proud here.
Hugs Joanne xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Thanks for the challenge boy did I need this one my saviour ! my entry is on my blog . Marie

craftytrog said...

I adore your shadowbox Hels, the splash of red from the heart looks fabulous!
Here's my entry
Alison xxx

Sue said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sue said...

This is beautiful, I NEED this paper stash.
My entry is on my blog xhttp://suetheiron.blogspot.com/2011/03/future-comes-one-day-at-time.html

Minxy said...

Absolutely love this and how the middle piece is suspended, its totally gorgeous and should it need a new home i would be willing to take it off your hands for you xxx

Helen said...

Went a different route to that I originally thought I was... made a card which is here

Minxy said...

Mine is now on MY BLOG xx

Gillian said...

Lushness Lushness Hels, loving this shadow box, gorgeous hun:)x

Here's my entry for this week-

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/03/altered-cheese-box.html

Caroline Hallett said...

beautiful box, and its lovely - and yes you did go on, but it was a great read and we need all the details!!

Joan said...

Fabulous shadow box, love, love, love your flowers and the more I see it, the more I need that paper stack.My atcs are on my blog.

http://latenightstamping.blogspot.com/2011/03/brown.html

Hazel said...

Utterly gorgeous. My card is here x

jude said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous Hels!just Loveee it!

Here’s my entry
Hugs Judex

Janet said...

your shadow box is gorgeous.
my entry is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous!

craftattack said...

Love your wonderful box. My attempt is here:
http://bastelmania-craftattack.blogspot.com/2011/03/one-more-for-less-is-more-and-something.html

Hugs, Valerie

Elaine said...

Lovely frame yet again - love the roses!! Here's my entry this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/03/brown-blue-eyed-girl.html

Aisling said...

Well, it's not exactly a girl, but it's brown: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/steampunk-2/. Thanks for the challenge

Charli said...

MY entry is a bit earlier this week, in fact I uploaded on Mon, have only just had chance to add link here. HERE is mine.

LOVE your piece Hels!! Still think those roses are absolutely beautiful.

Take care,
Charli x

Dawn said...

Lovin it!

http://craftydawn.blogspot.com/2011/03/tag-challenges.html

Here's my link to your challenge Hope you likey

Love Dawn xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Your shadow box is fantastic, love it. You can find my entry here

Laura said...

Hi Hun
I have managed again to join in. This must be becoming a record for me! So come by sometime and see my Brown!

http://ashappyas.blogspot.com

sasa said...

always a pleasure to be here and hang out....thanks for the flower tutorial - now I know where to send all the rookies!
Thanks for sharing...wishing you lots of creative fun.
Sasa (sarah at 3)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Here is my entry

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1932480?&cat=500&ppuser=20545

Thanks for the fun challenge

Mary Anne

Maggie said...

Fab piece love the colour tones

Here is my little piece for this week

http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/03/upcycle-and-doodle.html

Maggie x

Barb Cady said...

Lovely subtle use of one tone Hel's, love it, here is my entry:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love yours, I got to play too

http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2011/03/stars-in-my-eyes.html

Caroline Hallett said...

Cor by the skin of my teeth - here is my entry
http://ohmyprettypaperthings.blogspot.com/2011/03/cor-i-have-been-busy.html

margaret said...

Heres my contribution sorry its late I have had so inky fingers thiw=s week!!!!! http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-challenge-brown.html

Sam said...

Talk about Cutting it Fine but I have only just finished it!! Hope you like it!
http://hettiecraftcz.blogspot.com/

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails