Sunday, 3 April 2011

Sunday Stampers - Week 148 - Golden Slumbers

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for all the lovely entries last week and it was grand to see some new faces too :O)) The theme this week is an old favourite that has featured a few times already but it is a classic... and seeing as there are so many songs with this word in the title it makes sense to use them... so... the theme this week is... GOLD. To join in is simples... make a piece of artwork.. it can be a card, tag, ATC, altered art - the choice is yours... include the theme and some stamping on your piece and 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 if you don't have a blog/flickr/picassa. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday April 9th '11.




For my entry I have altered a cheapy Ikea photo frame by covering it with paper from the Crowded Attic stack... and I have to say... erm... I am in need of another stack already... I lurve this set the most and the colours are right up my street. Anyways... the paper was popped onto the frame using Multi Medium (which I lurve too) and then I used a baby wipe to smudge some Traditional Tan paint over the top... just so it dulls back the images but so they are still a bit visible.




The next step is my fave...now... what ever did I do before Distress Stains were invented??? Well, now they are invented I am a happy bunny because I lurve these too... ooh a pattern emerging here already LOL I smooshed Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain onto the craft sheet, spritzed with a bit of water and then dipped the frame into the inkyness... flipped it back over and dried with a heat gun... and dipped again until I had the look I wanted.. I love how the dots appear... gives fab texture and depth. The centre of the frame was done in the same way... but once I had the paint on, I then made a really thin paint wash with Gold Dabber and smooshed the paper thru this first... so there is a smidge of gold showing through. I used the Gold Dabber to stamp a script and then Coffee Archival to stamp the script again. The mat for the sentiment is made in the same way... but with a bit more gold.



The ickle paper roses are made using the Flower Power stamp set... check out the teensy ones... how fiddly they are... but look so sweet. I added a strip of punched Bazzill with more of the inky cardstock over the top - a music score was stamped on this... and then the seam binding is coloured with Antique Linen Stains and little titchy dabs of Vintage Photo were added to it. Finally I smudged Gold Dabber right around the edges, added the pins and roses to the front, popped a couple of Idea-ology Corners on and the gave it one last spritz with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls... I lurve these too!




So... I hope you like the challenge theme this week... oooh and next week the Sunday Stamper is being sponsored so there will be some yummy candy to be won... and I also have to think about the end of the month... being as I am away and all that... did I mention I am going away to America to go to Ranger U??? I did? Oh, oopsie, I forgot I had ... (not) rofl Right... that's it from me.. thanks for looking.... TTFN

Hels x

34 comments:

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Nicks said...

you didnt mention you love traditional tan paint..

Minxy said...

Inky splodgy goodness x

Val said...

Fabulous. You need a count down on your blog!!!
Hugs
Valxx

n8tvtexan said...

ooohhhhhh love love love this!!!!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card, Hels! Love those flowers!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-stampers-gold.html

Daniele said...

wow what a golden fabbie frame
hugs

Helen said...

Beautiful frame, love it! Will try harder to enter this week, lol!

Joanne said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I love all the gold and bet it glistens like mad in real life. Are you packed yet? lol
Hugs Joanne xx

rexbythesea said...

This is a stunning project...Those flowers are amazing.

PsyPenguin said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, the roses are stunning! I definitely agree with you about the crowded attic papers :0)

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Hels, I really need some of those stains!
Your going to Ranger U? Be sure and say hi to my GF Linda Ledbetter. She will be there too. you lucky gals!
hugs Lynn

rexbythesea said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial on how to do those flowers
Dot xxxhttp://rexbythesea.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-16.html

Helen said...

here is my entry

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful Hels!! Aren't those stains the best!!

Gillian said...

Gorgeousssssss, love the colour palette ... much lushness.xx

Here is my entry -

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-stampers-wk-148-golden-slumbers.html

Marijane said...

What "grungy," golden, gilded goodness!!! It's a beauty!

craftimamma said...

Cooo, this is gorgeous Hels. Stunning use of all that gold.

Can't believe how many lovely creations I've missed this week. Hope you forgive me I'm having a teeny bit of trouble (typical English understatement here) finding an outfit for my daughter's wedding. Slight feeling of panic coming on (another understatement, lol!)and the search is consuming all my free time. I'll try to keep up better this week.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous art Hels.
Glad to say I got some playtime today and my entry is here .

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hels, your frame looks fantastic, love all the wonderful elements you've used. I think I need some stains, too. ;)
My Golden Tag is on my blog.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Stunning love the brown tones awesome flowers too
Marilyn

Janet said...

Love your frame,thanks for the tip on the flowers, brillant!!!
mine is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Sue West said...

Totally fab. This is just soooo lovely. Here's my entry for this week. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/04/fly-away.html
Sue xx

Marjie K said...

So gorgeous, Hels! Here's an ATC I did:

http://marjiekemper.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/04/sunday-stampers-challenge-gold.html

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi hun, gorgeous piece, so many flowers - you've been busy! ;-)
Mine's done now hereitis
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hmm that link looks like some kind of illness hehe
xx

2amscrapper said...

Hi Hels! Beautiful work! And so fabby you're coming to America! Here's my link for the Golden Slumbers challenge:
http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/2011/04/japanese-wisdom.html

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, stunning. Mine's here

jude said...

That is absolutely stunning hun!
Here’s my entry
Hugs Judex

craftattack said...

Love what you made Hels! Here is my try:
http://bastelmania-craftattack.blogspot.com/2011/04/taking-parcel-to-post.html

Valerie

Sam said...

Yeah! We have internet this week and my scheduled post has worked so I can join in with the gold. The only thing is that the pics dont to it justice!!

P.S. Thanks for your kind thoughts for yesterday. Very ouwchey but will now get better!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Here's my entry
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1949022?&cat=500&ppuser=20545

Thanks for a fun challenge. Love reading your blog.

crafty creations said...

A little late but mines on my blog

http://craftycreationsquares.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-stamper-gold.html

Barb Cady said...

Just in time Hel's! Great challenge, glad I made it - here is my offering:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/

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