Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 157 - Reasons To Be Cheerful

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all... many thanks for the wonderful creative entries last week and welcome also to so many lovely new participants. This week is another easy theme, again, another fave song of mine and one which I hope you will have going around your head all day (mwahahahahahahhaaa) So the theme this week is.... to use STASH THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make a little something - it can be anything you fancy, include the theme and some stamping. Leave a comment for me here along with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can hop on over to see you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 11th June 2011.



I altered this little box when I was at Ranger U... after the class with Claudine Hellmuth, we were given this box, a pile of stamps and paints and left to play for half an hour. How cool! I naturally, because what else would I use, grabbed the Traditional Tan paint and gave the box a good old coat of it. Once it had dried, I used some of Claudines fab foam stamps and used Modern Red, Sky Blue and Landscape Green and stamped all over the box.




Once these had dried I used black Archival ink and overstamped using the co-ordinating clear stamps, off setting the images slightly because I had seen Claudine do this and I think it looks fab... it reminds me of 1950's style kitsch which I lurve. In the box are ten tags all from the class with Claudine - the first one on the ring is the Gesso Etching technique... which I featured on yesterday's post if you missed it :O)) **BTW, thank you for all your lovely comments... Julie left some FAB ideas for taking this technique to the next stage... I shall be trying those... so thank you Julie :O))**



That's all from me for today... I am planning a big fat Sunday roast, beef in beer with roasties and Yorkshire Puddings... and of course, lashings of grrravy... oooh and the British Touring Cars on the telly... perfect Sunday!!! So, what you got planned for today? Whatever you are doing... have fun and get inky! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

28 comments:

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the challenge Hels. My tag is here.
xoxo Sioux

Joanne said...

What a beautiful keepsake.
Hugs Joanne xx

Daniele said...

lovely fresh inspirational colours on your box Hels here is my entry
hugs

Marijane said...

What a darling creation! The box almost looks like a fab summer tote bag. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee invite me dinner. You are having one of my favorites that I seldom make 'cause it takes a lot of work!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous colours, Hels!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-stamper-favorite-stash.html

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous box Hels, enjoy your lunch. I'm off to catch up with your recent postings.

Carla said...

love the challenge, here is my bookmark
http://weicar.blogspot.com/2011/06/bookmark_05.html

Maggie said...

Here is my tag, great piece Hels

http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-favourite-things.html

Maggie

Gerda Weiland said...

Lovely theme!!
Here is my entry:
http://freubelgerda.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-love-cats.html

Siobhan Brignull said...

love that box, Im beginning to get tempted by Claudine's stamps..

Kaz said...

Gorgeous as always xxx Oooo Its Great to be back been without my laptop for 3 days!!! So will catch up looking at your fabby makes xx

Gillian said...

Hello my lovely, what a funky project, LOVE it, appeals to my girly streak, love the retro designs and colours. Claudine has some fab designs. Look forward to joining in at some point. Hope you enjoyed your sunday roast ... yum! xx

Candy C said...

So cute girlfriend! I remember you working your little heart out on that at Ranger U! Can we go back?!! I miss all the fun we had there! <3 Candy

StampDancer said...

I love what you did - it is truly a happy box. Gorgeous! My tag is here.
Deb

Julie said...

Hi Hels,
My entry was sitting on the bench, almost finished when I read your challenge. I added a little of this and that and a tad of stamping, which you cannot see.
It made me happy to be recycling on World Environment Day and contemplating all that is good in my world.
Thanks for the challenge.
You can see it here,
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-makes-you-happy.html

Julie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Hels, love the vibrant colours and the stamped images you used are perfect for these colours. My Sunday Stamper piece is HERE. Enjoy your week. Tracy Evans x

Helen said...

Great tag, Hels' and i made you one right back, lol here

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Thanks for the challenge, here is one of my reasons to be cheerful:

http://toodlesandbinks.blogspot.com/2011/06/adam-youre-so-tweet-cavas.html

Sue Campbell said...

Hi Hels.I did sing the song in my head all day.. thanks for that!!!
My entry is a box that I've just finished

jude said...

Thanks for another great challenge!Heres my tag HERE'
http://crafts-international.blogspot.com/2011/06/one-tag-3-challenges.html
hughs judex

Alison said...

Great challenge Hels, it just had to be my distress stains! I love em to bits! Love your little box! Here's my Tag!
Alison xx

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful art (as usual) Hels.
Here is my card.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/06/celebrating-lovely-day.html

Kate said...

I've used ink, stamps and butterfly stash to make me happy here.

** kate **

Jane said...

Well - thinking hard about what makes me happy? Well, getting Inky of course. But, everytime I look at these papillon stamps - I have to smile. So - that is my entry for this week. I love your colors, they are some of my faves too. And, I aspire to pack as much as you do on your tags - but it is a learning experience. Thank your for teaching :-)

http://creativestamping-jane.blogspot.com/2011/06/grungy-monday-10-distress-inks.html

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels, here is my offering and it made me cheerful to do it!

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-stampers-week-157-reasons-to-be.html

Marjie Kemper said...

Thanks for another challenge, Hels. Here's mine:

http://marjiekemper.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/06/sss-show-us-a-tag.html

Hazel said...

Love the happy creation. My card is here

PsyPenguin said...

Lovely box, very funky! My entry is here.
xx

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