Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 160 - More Than Words

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Thank you for all the lovely creative entries to last weeks challenge... and it was also grand to see a few new entrants too :O)) This week the theme is set around a piece of artwork, rather than the other way around... more of that in a mo. The song title is a classic lurve song... and the theme is WORDS. To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Include some stamping and the theme and then leave a link here to where you are showing your entry and I can then hop on over to visit you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 2nd July 2011.


As hinted, this project is the reason for the theme... I don't often make something and then fit the song title around it - that is far too much like hard work lol. However, my mate Andrea hinted that it would be lovely for her to have a few pieces of art up her newly decorated staircase... so I have made her a 12" shadowbox and filled it up with mini canvases and little bits and bobs. The shadow box itself was painted with good old Traditional Tan. I added some little wooden embellishments to the frame and painted over them... so they look like they are part of the frame. I used a piece of Cut & dry foam to smudge some Inka Gold "Old Silver" over the top and then buffed so it is nicely polished.



The base of the box is actually a 12" sheet of paper from the Crowded Attic stack. I dulled the pattern down by painting with Trad Tan... .using Cut & Dry foam to apply it and then letting loose with Worn Leather Dylusions spray and Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I used Coffee Archival ink to stamp some script and my fave mini harlequin stamp too.




The mini canvases were covered with music paper and old book pages... using Multi Medium as a glue... and then inked with Fired Brick, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Stains... and edging with Walnut Stain DI. My "words" part of this entry are in the little frame in the bottom right hand corner... utilising the fabby new Stuff to Say stamps from the Duke of Distress. The 42 is actually made from Idea-ology Numerals which have been triple embossed with white UTEE... and then smudged with Black Dabber to make them look old... they are significant because that is her house number and I wanted to make this piece that little bit extra special.


The rest of the embellies are either Idea-ology or found bits and bobs... my fave bit is the Monopoly Dog.. he is metal and is the last one of my metal pieces... I am now scouting about for old Monopoly games... the new ones are plastic and just aren't the same. Anyways.. .that is enough waffle from me... thanks for looking... have a goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

48 comments:

woodandfabric said...

OMG! This is Gorgeous! I love the way you used all those little canvas! There s so much details in there! Wow!
Michelle *Ü*

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just an amazing piece Hels! I bet she was thrilled with it! Who wouldn't want to hang that baby up!

Sue Campbell said...

I'm absolutley gob smacked, love this! I'm lost for words!LOL.I wouldn't want to give it away at all.

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely over-the-moon perfection!!! You KNOW I love the colors here....super!Working with little canvases right now myself. Have a huge collection of them that have been calling my name.

LOVE this piece to bits!!!!!!!!

~Linda

Cher said...

ohhhhhhhh I so love this Hels..really really over the top! She will LOVE YOU FOREVER! lol...ty for the how to's! usually your blog wont let me post, but thought I try anyhow..keep sharing with us...I adore your talent!

Kate said...

Fantastic, Andrea's staircase will now look amazing.

** Kate **

Helen said...

What a gorgeous shadow box - stunning. Love the colours and the persoanl touches you added for your friend. Have a great day - off to open my cards now - I have been very good and kept them for today!

Joanne said...

Your mate will be over the moon with this. The little canvases are just enough and the whole piece is fantabulous.
Hugs Joanne xx

Wendy said...

well...............I have this space at the top of my stairs, it badly needs filling ...............

Sue West said...

This is just so fabulous Hels. There is so much to look at, and so much fabulous detail. Your friend is one lucky girl!
Haven't joined in with Sunday Stampers for ages, but here is my entry for this week. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/06/wheres-my-grungepaper.html
Sorry , but I still can't get that neat little linky thing to work.
Sue xxx

Kat said...

Hi Hel's,
love it,
love the vintage colours, with a flash of red,(makes it realy stand out)

I have one very simler (spelt wrong)ops, lol
half done on my desk,
I may just get round to finishing it one day lol
have a good one!
Kat.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Hels, the colours of this piece are gorgeous, really lovely. Love the script and the mini harlequin. Your friend must love this, it's stunning, Judith xx

Alison said...

I bet Andrea adored this Hels! It's sensational! xx

Barb Cady said...

What a fabulous creation Hels! I have tried a cnavas too, it is here:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-stampers-words.html

Shelly Hickox said...

This piece...I can't even describe how cool it is or how much I love it. It is totally fantastic...I don't think I could give it away!!

Here is my submission for today's theme. Not half as awesome as yours!

Helen said...

Managed to have a little play! You can see it here

Nan said...

This is so eyecatching...you want to ust keep peeking and peeking looking for something else hidden. Wonerful! :) Nan

PsyPenguin said...

Stunning shadow box - your friend is very lucky!
Here's my entry for this week :0)

Brenda Brown said...

Mmmm love your shadow box and canvases - so beautiful.
My entry this week is at
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/06/grungy-monday-12.html
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gillian .... said...

Hey hun, FABBY DABBY piece of wall art, I bet Andrea was thrilled, love the little canvases within the shadow box and the colours are delish. xx

My words entry for this week

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/06/studio-490-alterations.html

Gabrielle said...

Loved this Hels - it's something I would be proud to own too! My submission isn't what I was going to do but think it just squeaks into fitting the brief!!!
http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-fair-swap.html

TinaB said...

This is STUNNING!!!!! Wow! so much to see and adore! xx

Kaz said...

OMG Just Gorgeous!! love love love!!

Heres mine
http://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com/2011/06/distress-stains-are-so-sinful.html

Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art said...

Hels, just one word,
AWESOME with loads of exclamation marks!
Hugs
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art

Marjie Kemper said...

Hels - this is breathtaking! I think it is my favorite of all your lovely creations, and that says a lot! Love every last bit of it. Here's my take on the words theme:

http://marjiekemper.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/06/dream-and-dream-and-dream-again.html

Karenliz said...

WOW Gorgeous! I love all the small canvas plus adding her house number to make it special. Stunning!

scrappin-scrappin said...

This is Gorgeous Hels!! The little canvas's are so fun to work with. Absolutely stunning piece, love it!!

Alison said...

Brilliant piece of art hun!
Here's my entry
Alison xx

Ephemera said...

Fabulous canvas, so beautifully detailed and love the colour scheme. This is my entry here

Barb Cady said...

Dear Hels
Sorry to be a pain but I think my link doesn't work so here it is again:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-stampers-words.html
I can't seem to link up with yours, so I hope this works! x

funkycrafter said...

wow! featured on the paper friendly blogspot today with the faux porcelain flowers. congratulations!
but i am so worried how you will manage without victor. sure hope ranger gets you get a new machine soon.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece Hels, so much thought gone into this and I am sure the recipients will treasure it. Love the embellishments. My piece is HERE. Enjoy your week. Tracy Evans x x

Laura said...

Just loving this. It is all yummy , the colours, the bits and pieces. Lucky, lucky girl. But I am horrified that new Monopoly pieces are plastic. Had no idea!

Kate said...

I've found time to play! I just have the one word though, hope that's OK? My project is here.

** Kate **

Andrea said...

well words to describe this are just AMAZING, STUNNING, SUPER, FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL and I could go on, its going to look beautiful on our hallway wall Hels and it will certainly be a talking point when any vistors come, THANKYOU sooooooooooooooo much I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and so did the family when I bought it home yesterday, once again thanks your a fab friend. so just to say to all Hels followers it looks better in the flesh xxx

Val said...

Ooooh! Fabulous piece of work Hels. But then they always are!

This is my first ever entry to your Sunday Stamper challenge -

http://valscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/im-in-mood-for-dancing-with-anything.html

Hugs
Valxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hels, your canvas is really breathtaking, all these wonderful elements... fantastic.
I've made a
Bookmark this week.

Joan said...

A fabulous piece, how can you bear to give it away !

My word tag is on my blog

http://latenightstamping.blogspot.com/2011/06/precious.html

craftattack said...

Love what you have made! My effort is here:
http://bastelmania-craftattack.blogspot.com/2011/06/is-it-really-thursday-already.html
Hugs, Valerie

Dragon said...

Hi honey... here I am with my ickle go at your challenge... hope you like it
Frankie
xx

http://dragon-dragonsweb.blogspot.com/2011/06/artist-taking-on-challenges.html

Julie said...

Your use of colour is superb Hels.
I got to play a little this week, in between the dreary bookwork.
Here is my entry to Sunday Stamper.
Thank you.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/2011/07/celebrating-life.html

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW.... love this WONDERFULLY fun, creative and living collage piece.. I am sure that you will enjoy this for many years to come...

I am working on old pictures this month... and have to say I am having a blast with them...

New to your blog.. and think it is great... thanks for the challenge...

My challenge page is here.. http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/06/time-from-past.html

Thanks to you and to all that take peek...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Shazza said...

oooh Hels this is just fabulous, lucky Andrea and her newly decorated hallway.
x

margaret said...

Lovely work as always Hels, here's my contribution http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunday-stamper-words.html

Laura said...

Hiya Huns
Actually managed to play!

http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-am-hoping-this-will-fir-for-both.html

Brenda Brown said...

HI Hels - hope this is ok to enter.
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/06/alcohol-inks-with-stamp-man.html
take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Brenda Brown said...

Got a second one for you hels - hope that is ok.
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/07/workshop-frame.html
As you can see this was a workshop so not a copy of what you did - just coincidence honest!!!
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

StampDancer said...

Hels! This is an absolutely gorgeous piece! I was drooling when I peeked at it last Sunday and first stop by and it still amazes me1

I'm scooting in a bit late with my entry, but I hope you'll stop by and check it out here:
http://stampdancer.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunday-stamper-week-160-more-thank.html

Deb M
xx

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