Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 155 - Diamonds & Pearls

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the fabby entries to last weeks challenge. This week the new challenge theme is... DIAMONDS & PEARLS. To join in with the Sunday Stamper all you need to do is... make a piece of artwork, it can literally be anything that takes your fancy... add in some stamping and the theme and then leave me a comment here with a link to the place you are showing your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 28th May 2011. Apologies for the late posting of my entry this week... more of that later!


So... my entry is a quick and simples tag made using clear embossing resist and Distress Stains. The sewing pattern stamp (and oldie but fave from the Duke of Distress) was clear stamped and embossed onto the tag base and then I splodged Wild Honey, Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Stains over the top. I took care when drying the Stains because I didn't want to remelt the embossed image. The dressform was cut from mountboard covered with Crowded Attic papers... using the Sewing Room Sizzix Alterations die. The little cotton card (now I know this has a proper name but I can't remember it lol) was cut from the same m/board and I threaded twisted twine around it and added a little fancy pin. I used Vintage Photo Distress Stains and Ink to tint the colour of the dress form... splodging them onto my craft sheet, spritzing with water and then dipping and drying... then edging with VP Distress Ink.



I don't know about you but my fave part of creating a tag (or anything else for that matter) is the embellishing bit... and the Idea-ology stash comes in really handy for this bit... I got the little metal coat hangers yonks ago but haven't used them as a clip yet... so I coupled it up with a Thingy Charm Wotsit (brain is nooooot workin!) and popped a little stamped ticket onto the clippy bit... another fave stamp from the Duke of Distress. The pearls on the top of the tag have been joined by part of a broken handbag charm that I found on a train (no matter how I am trying to construct this sentence it still sounds like the handbag was broken... see, told you, brain not working lol) Oh and the diamonds are across the bottom of the tag... a strip of them... bought in Michael's... and now I wish that I had bought more as they are seriously coolio and easy to whack a load of gems onto something without the fiddlydiddly picking up individual ones with tweezers and then seeing them ping across the Room of Stash!



So... tardyness abounds for me today... mainly because no matter how many times I try to schedule stuff and think I am all clever and organised... the best laid plans etc get in the way. Yesterday was a very special day indeedily for Grim.. it was the day that his beloved Luton Town were in the play off final against AFC Wimbledon- a win securing them a place back in the Footbal League where they belong. So we made the trip on the train to the City of Manchester Stadium... I was even excited... I know, I know, I never really liked footy but... live with a man who has only missed two home games in the last 38 years and it kinda rubs off. *oh yes, one of the home games missed was because of me... a long story for another day perhaps* Anyways... it was not to be... no goals during normal time so it went to extra time... still no goals... so it went to penalties... and Luton lost. *sob* So... the long train journey back home... made even longer because we were now about an hour later than planned... and then, alas... an hour delay on the train because of a track defect... akkk... finally getting home at 11pm. I had planned to finish off the piece I had started for my Sunday Stamper entry when I got home... but as we were 2 hours later than planned and because my back had just about given up the ghosty, I went to bed... so... this 'ere tag was made at speed this morning... and the theme was plucked from the recesses of my brain once I had finished it! See, nowt like a bit of forward planning eh? Anyways... I hope you like the theme... tis a nice easy one. I am off to do some eBay listings today... best get a wiggle on! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

28 comments:

Kaz said...

This is soooooo fab!! Loving the colours hels.....another stunner! will try to get round to entering this week, hope all good with youxx
hugs

Kazxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

"quick and simple tag" !!!! LOL

lavish and lush tag. x

jeanetteguy said...

Plenty to look at, I love it.
Netrix_

Candy C said...

This is a beautiful tag, Hels! The colors of the background are wonderful. That sounds like a fun challenge! If I can get my act together, I may try to enter it! <3 Candy

Helen said...

Your tag is so gorgeous, sorry you had a disappointing day yesterday and a hard journey home.
My challenge is here

Gillian said...

Lavish & lush indeed, I love how you can fit so much detail into your tags hun, love love love the colour combo you have used ... you are rocking :) xx

My tag for this week:

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/05/journey.html

Kaz said...

http://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com/2011/05/diamonds-and-pearls-sunday-stamper.html

Get me Im back and its sunday and Ive managed to get my entry done and dusted.....phew off to have a cuppa lol xxx

Shazza said...

luvverly tag Hels, glad you had good day out, shame they didn't win x

Barb Cady said...

Lurve your tag Hels, simple it is not! Had fun doing my entry which is here:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/

Candy C said...

Your tag is so amazing! I truly love it! And I love the theme! I got my thinking cap on and made a tag for your challenge. Here is my tag for this week:

http://candycreates.blogspot.com

XO,
<3 Candy

craftattack said...
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craftattack said...

Second try, put the link to your blog instead of to mine! Love your tag. Here's my effort:
http://bastelmania-craftattack.blogspot.com/2011/05/tags-cards-and-ducks.html

Alison said...

Your tag is luscious Hels! I love everything about it! I made a couple of grungeflower pins! xxx

Lori said...

Drooly tag here, Hels! Totally love the colors, and of course, all the lovely details that make it so you!

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, such a lush tag. Inspired by Kaz' creation, this is my first submission....such wonderful makes on here.

http://lilpidgedesigns.blogspot.com

Kyla

minnie_mac said...

Love your diamonds and pearls. Fab tag.

Mine is here:

http://minnie-mac.blogspot.com/

Daniele said...

such a yummy tag.....always inspirationalhere is my entry
thanks for taking a peek
hugs

Kate said...

OK, I've got the dressform die out and had a go here.

** Kate **

Gabrielle said...

This is lush Hels! I have had such a lovely time this week! Bring on the bling! http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-glamour.html

sasa said...

Thought I'd play along - has been too long...Loving your colours this week.
I'm at :
http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2011/05/woyww-and-mid-week-waffle.html

Sarah

StampDancer said...

I absolutely adore this Hels! I'm always amazed at how much goodness you can pack into your artwork! You are the Mistress of Embellishments and Lady of Bling! Here's my entry (finally!) http://stampdancer.blogspot.com/2011/05/diamonds-and-pearls-and-wendy-oh-my.html

Jane said...

Ooh lala. Your tag is fabulous. I love your style, and all the details you add. I tried to add a couple extra things to my card this week, but I always seem to end up with the same kind of card. Hopefully these challenges are going to stretch my imagination. Here is my entry:
http://creativestamping-jane.blogspot.com/

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic theme and a wonderful example, Hels, your tag looks fabulous. My tag is on my blog:

http://barniesbaustelle.blogspot.com/2011/05/tas-sust-ladies-diamond-and-pearls.html

TFL

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning tag Hels, fabulously embellished as usual, love the colours too. My entry is HERE. Enjoy your week, Tracy x x

shirley said...

Hi Hels! Love your fab tag!
Here is my entry http://inkyshirl.blogspot.com/2011/05/diamonds-and-pearls.html

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful tag, Hels. Please keep yourself healthy. You bring such delight to so many.
Here's my entry.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/05/shall-we-dance.html

Sam said...

Hi Hels!! Love this - it is gorgeous.

I done mine and with 16 mins to spare!! LOL!!!!
Wine coming out now!!

Bella said...

Hope I can squeeze this one in at the last minute! http://bellasscrappinspace.blogspot.com/2011/05/diamonds-and-pearls.html

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