Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday Stampers - Week 146 - (I Just) Died In Your Arms

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thank you for all the lovely entries last week... twas grand to see so many lovely creations. This week the song title link for the theme is a bit... how can I put it... erm... dubious! The theme this week is ... DIECUTS but seeing as there isn't a song with diecuts in the title, I thought I would fudge it a bit LOL 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 leave a comment for me here with a link to the place you are showing your entry... or you can email me a piccie of your entry if you haven't got a blog/flickr/picassa album etc. The only rule is to use some stamping and the theme on your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 26th March 2011.




Now, I may have mentioned a few *ahem* times this week that a certain thingymajig has just arrived at the Room of Stash... hence the theme for this weeks challenge... yes, I have used Victor (the Vagabond) a...very lot... since it arrived on Thursday afternoon and I wanted to use up some of the things I have been cutting... and also this week another new arrival into the Room of Stash were a few bottles of Dylusions sprays... which I wanted to have a play with... so, I altered a 5" square deep edged canvas for my entry this week.



I have to say... those Dylusions... corrrr, they are lush indeedily! I have used three on this project - Cyan, Nutmeg and Worn Leather - I have the normal sprays, not the Mica ones... mainly because I have loads of Mica sprays already and I fancied something without a shimmer. About 928 years ago I got myself a right bargain - a box full of 5" square canvases... and... I didn't like them... the size that is, I have nothing against a canvas as such. I just couldn't get my head around working with this size for some reason... it didn't help that they were deep edged either cos I am so used to working with skinny ones. Anyways, I bit the bullet (well, not literally because I happen to like my front teef as they are LOL) and got out said 5" square canvas.



And... I sat there for months yesterday afternoon just staring at it... and then I had a lightbulb moment... cover it... in papers! That way I could stamp onto the paper before I stuck it to the canvas and I would still have the depth of the piece... so that is what I did. I cut the papers (from the Crowded Attic stack) first and then gave them a wash with Traditional Tan paint applied with a baby wipe.... this makes a lovely surface for the sprays to go onto and they don't soak right in. I literally just sprayed and dried with a heatgun as I went.



I did a bit of background stamping on the papers using Coffee Archival ink and some Tim Holtz stamps... remembering to give the images a zap with the heat gun as the Archival doesn't dry quickly on painty and spritzed surfaces. Then I got the die cuts and painted these with Trad Tan which I applied with a piece of Cut & Dry foam... the die cuts are made using either Grungepaper or Swirly Grungeboard and the following Alterations Dies: Flourishes, Hanging Sign, Gadget Gears, Hardware Findings & On The Edge Scallops... I made a paper Rosette (ooh and this works a treat - using my old system (Bug) I had to tape the back of the paper otherwise the Rosette fell apart - using the Vagabond... perfection!) The book plate is using the Tag die... cut from Bronzed God TSS metal and then scootched with TSS tools.



Finally, I assembled it all together with lashings of Idea-ology thrown in for goodly measures... I love those new Placquettes... and I love the Trims too... which I coloured with more of the Dylusions sprays. Oh and I forgot to say... I copied the Duke of Distress and used Tissue Tape to cover the edges of the canvas, I saw he did this on one of his canvases recently... and I just coloured the tape with a bit of Pitch Black Dabber and the liberally spritzed with the sprays again.



Anyways, that is enough of my wafflings for one post!! I hope that you like the theme... tis an easy one this week I think :O)) I spent an age last night standing outside in the garden staring at the Moon... apparently it is a "Super Moon" because it is the nearest in its orbit to us... and I have to say when I looked at it at 7pm it was rather special, very big, very low and very bright... I did do a few barks at it just because ...I used to be a Werewolf but I am ... alright... nooooowwwwwwwwwwww ROFL Ok, ok, that doesn't translate too well in written word but I am sure you know what I mean!! Right, time to go and get inky again... thanks for looking... have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

49 comments:

Cass said...

Wow, this is another gorgeous piece! I love all the goodies you add to your art. Where do you find all your treasures and did you make the flowers at the bottom?

Thanks so much! Have a great day!

Andrea said...

a beautiful canvas Hels and lots on a small piece, just fab x

okienurse said...

after I get up from ROTFLMAO and I would like to tell you that is is one awesome piece of creative canvas! LOVE IT! Must have been the full moon! Vickie

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous, girl!!!!

~Linda

Tina said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE this! What an awesome piece. Love all the texture and spritzing and the bits hanging off the edges. Uber cool!

Val said...

Wow - just gorgeous. You are certainly making use of Victor! I hope Grim is not jealous. Hee heeeeeeee!!
Hugs
Valxx

Minxy said...

Love your project, the colours are just heavenly, just another thing to add to my want list!!!
I'll be back soon with my entry :D

Shazza said...

wow Hels, this is amazing and you are very, very crazy lady!!!
Love all the detail, must have taken you "months". Glad the moon made you sing!
xx

Caz said...

Absolutely beautiful Hels!! Gorgeous colours. Love the little roses along the bottom-they are so sweet.
Jealous of you having Victor - I just could not justify the spend on one with all the machinery I already have in my den :-(

Are you planning on doing some workshops at Stamp Attic anytime soon? Getting withdrawal symptoms!!!
Don't forget to take some breaks from playing with you new toy to sleep!!!!! ;-)
xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh another stunning piece hun, fabby colours, love it all. I love the way you've used the hanging sign too ;-)
(It took me 3 readings to understand the bit about the rosette!)
Anne xx

Janet said...

Your canvas is FAB.
my atc is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Blimey Hels, that's more than a bit stunning. We had the Super Moon last night & today you've shown us a Super Canvas!

Joy said...

Wonderful!!! Aren't those dylusions amazing? I just love them and need loads more. Love your flower too! xx

Helen said...

What a fab canvas - I love these deep canvases, and you have turned it ito a real work of art.
I made you a tag <a href="http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-challenges.html>here</a>

Helen said...

Ok, so that didn't quite work!

here

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Man oh man you are drivin' me crazy, what can I do...to you (singing here in case you didn't hear me), lol! Amazing, to die for! Luv it! Please, please don't get in the same room as Dyan...I couldn't take it, I would PIMP from all the LOL! Luv ya GF

Joanne said...

Well Victor has certainly done his stuff. this is wonderful. Love the colours as they go together so well. Missed the moon as all the blinds were down in the van and tonight will be cloudy. Shucks!
Hugs Joanne xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Awww, your canvas is gorgeous! So many fab elements to look at, what a treat for my eyes!
My card is not strictly die cut but I am entering it anyway lol ;))) Hugs, Joanna xx
here

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Sorry, I meant to add it's here

hugs, Joanna xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, that's fabulous.

Esther said...

hi - Love this song ....my entry is

Here

Esther xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Wonderful canvas Hels and I love what you did with it. The moon has been gorgeous for several nights in a row here, but wouldn't you know it, we took a walk last night while my daughter and her kids were here and it was too cloudy so we couldn't see it ata all and I was sleeping by 9:30, so I missed it! Will have a look tonight again though.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your creation is fab ! Here is my measly effort !
Marie

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful piece Hel's! Love the colours and how the rosette merges these. Here is my entry:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/

craftimamma said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Hels. I've always rather liked the deep edge canvases but don't often see them for sale. I love what you've done with this one and the colours are stunning. Love all the dimension you have going on here.

I was at the Harrogate Papercraft Extravaganza yesterday and spent ages (and lots of money, lol!) at Dyan's stand. One of my purchases was several bottles of Dylusions which I can't wait to have a play with. I didn't get mica ones either because I have a huge 'crate' full already.

Hugs
Lesley x

Lori said...

Totally lush piece Hels, love the colors and all the bits and bobs are lovely!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous Hels! love all the beautiful elements to this piece!
hugs

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous piece Hels - mine ison my blog

HERE

Thanks for looking

Minxy said...

As you know mine are done and now BLOGGED HERE x

Tracey said...

OOOOO, OOOOOO, OOOOOO, love it, I have some dylusions sprays too, yum.
xx

Shoshi said...

Oooh Hels, lovely, lovely colours! Love it.

Stampersue said...

Hi Helen I still laughing about the werewolf. Love the canvas it is fab (how come it I put things on a canvas they just look like things on a canvas!)I got the mini TH rosette die last week and it is so much fun and so easy haven't had time to really play with it. But your giving me ideas - thanks.

Stampersue
X

Stampersue said...

Hi Helen I still laughing about the werewolf. Love the canvas it is fab (how come it I put things on a canvas they just look like things on a canvas!)I got the mini TH rosette die last week and it is so much fun and so easy haven't had time to really play with it. But your giving me ideas - thanks.

Stampersue
X

Elaine said...

Great colour scheme and the moon was bright wasn't it! Here's my entry:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/03/die-cuts.html

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh my this is oh so beautiful. the layers of colors are superb.

Kaz said...

This is ....well gorgeous!! love the ribbon trims !! Heres mhttp://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com/2011/03/canvaslove-life.htmly entry hope Ive done that right ...oops if not!
thanks
kazx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

It must take you ages to create your pieces for the Sunday Stamper Hels, but well worth the effort, this is gorgeous. Love the colours and the trim across the bottom. Lovely details. My piece is HERE. Enjoy your week. Tracy Evans x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, another stunning piece Hels, love it. You'll find my entry here

flutterbycrafter said...

Well, that link didn't work, try again
here

Sue West said...

What a truly beautiful piece of art Hels. There is so much scrumptiousness I love it.
Sue xx
Here is my entry.
http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-is-in-air.html
Sorry I still can't work out how to do a linky thing

Maggie said...

Great canvas Hels love love the colour and all the gorgeousness.

Here is my link

http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/03/fly-free.html

I don't know how to do linky thing either!!!!!!

Marjie K said...

Your post is stunning, as usual! Love the coloring and dimension! Mine is here:

http://tinyurl.com/4swey67

So glad to play along this week... I've been lurking for a while!

margaret said...

Hi Hels, anothe lovely piece, here is the link to mine http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-challenge-diecuts.html

Dawn said...

Oh Hel's how very yummy I have played along this week to, well so many of tims new dies flying around I had to now didn't I?

Love Dawn xx

Dragon said...

Oh Hels this is a lovely colour palette and you have used your embelishments so well... I wonder where you put all your pieces?? Mine is on my blog at the following address... I am going to learn the proper link thingy!! Thanks for looking
Frankie
xx
http://dragon-dragonsweb.blogspot.com/2011/03/haute-couture.html

Laura said...

Would you believe it I managed to join you again this week! I have even managed to start digging the garden and weeding. But I am now sitting in bed with a horrid cold. Good job I did my contribution earlier in the week.

http://ashappyas.blogspot.com

Artyjen said...

Wow It's been some time but here is my entry this week! Love that canvas nice to see Victor is being used ;)
xoxo Sioux

Alison said...

Fabulous art Hels! Great idea to use the paper to cover your canvas!
I've been playing with die cuts & my new distress stains Here
Alison xx

Fliss said...

Managed something at last but not nearly as fabulous as yours!
You'll find my offering at:
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenges.html

xx

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