Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 165 - Waterloo Sunset

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the wonderful entries to last weeks theme... it was grand to see some newbies too! This week I was stuck for a theme... so I put a comment onto Facebook and I got some lovely ideas for this weeks challenge... anyways... the one that really got the old Mojo going was suggested by Barbara Macrae... HERE is her blog for you to have a nosey at :O)) So without further ado... the theme for this week is... SUNSETS. Now, you can interpret this how you like - I have chosen to use "sunset" colours and that fabby background stamp of Tim's. To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make a little something... it can be anything you fancy... add in some stamping and the theme... and then pop back here and leave a link to the place you are showing your entry so I can hop on over for a visit. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 6th August 2011.




So... my entry this week is a tag. I began to feel tag withdrawal symptoms because I hadn't made one since Tuesday! I have used Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lippy and Fired Brick to blend the deep colours onto the tag base. I edged the whole tag with Walnut Stain and added a couple of little tabs so the tag fits nicely into my tag book.




Brolly Man was cut from mountboard and coloured with Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Ink... and I then embossed the brolly and his boots with clear powder. The background was flicked with water - then I set about the stamping.. using Monarch Orange, Vermillion and Black Archival Inks to create layers of stamping... using a waterbrush to colour the circles and the centre of the stars with Fired Brick Stains.




The Journal Ticket I stamped the sentiment onto was too big... so I tore the base off and stuck this to the edge of the tag... and then used Washers and Mini Brads to attach the rest of the ticket. I double stamped the "life" - using Vermillion and then Black Archival inks - I like the way the Vermillion has toned with the printed line on the ticket... fluke huh?




I added Idea-ology (I dipped the nib of the ... pen nib into Archival ink so it looks like it has been used!!) and some little washery bits that I got in QD in a bargain bucket - fab too because they have their own little compartment storage jobby too... I just popped some into a baggie and squirted some Rust Alcohol Ink into the bag - to make them...ermm... rusty! Well, that's all from me for today... I hope you like the new theme and thank you to Barbara for her inspirational choice! Thanks for looking... have fun getting inky! TTFN

Hels x

28 comments:

Dragon said...

Well it's gorgeously good as usual... I am loving the colours and will get to work asap...
Frankie
xx

Minxy said...

THIS TAG TOTALLY ROCKS HELS LOVE IT
Perfect colour perfect placement perfect everything xxx

Aj* said...

OOoo thats gorgeous Hels & you just convinced me it really is worth buying some archivals in colours other than black/brown/blue.

I love the tag book idea !


Aj.

Aj* said...

OOoo thats gorgeous Hels & you just convinced me it really is worth buying some archivals in colours other than black/brown/blue.

I love the tag book idea !


Aj.

Alison Horne said...

oooh its delicious.Off to order archivals in LOUD colours. Back later with my effort. Happy Sunday,
Alison x.

Helen said...

Love this - the colours are fab!! Brolly Man looks so good today.... ok, gonna get inky - I'll be back!!

Joanne said...

I really, really love this one Hels. Your colour choice is superb and the techniques enhance the whole thing. Super.
Hugs Joanne xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

yum I love it

Anonymous said...

LOL thanks for the colours !!
Done mine and three are on my blog
www.Sparklessimplestuff@blogspot.com
Fabby tag. Love it x
Barbara

Georgie Horn said...

This is lovely! I have the same fella I won from a RAK. Check out what I did with him ( I like your's much better)
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/07/rainy-day-cards.html

Daniele said...

another scorching tag Hels,sorry for the pun, lovely colours and details
hugs

Helen said...

Ok, totally not what I was going to do but - it's here

Nicks said...

thought I better have a go , since my bessie helped choose the theme - so here goes.....
http://nicksartystuff.blogspot.com/

(bit of a cheat though LOL)

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Oh yummy!!! Love the colours and the brolly man! Gorgeous tag Hels ;) My entry is here

Hugs
Joanna xx

Fuchsia said...

Well this is my first ever challenge so probably got it wrong LOL
Love your tag !

http://fuchsias-craftynotions.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-stamper-challenge.html

Sue Campbell said...

Great tag Hels, love the coloures.Thanks for the Challenge

Barb Cady said...

Terrific Hels, love the theme. Your tag looks brilliant, here is my attempt:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-stampers-week-165-waterloo.html
Love Barb x

Hazel said...

Love the theme and your crafting. My sunset is here x

Elaine said...

Lovely deep rich colours for your sunset!! Here's my piece:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunset.html

Julie said...

What a trip you sent me on Hels! Loved it!
Your colours sent me in a different direction and it was fun!
Here is my play along pieces today.

http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/

Enjoy your week!

jude said...

Absolutely stunning tag heres' mine
http://crafts-international.blogspot.com/2011/08/woywwnot-lot.html
judex

Laura said...

Hiya Hun, again.

Have managed to play with you again this week. Not quite finished but you can read about it here.....

http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2011/08/waterloo-sunset-sunday-stamper.html

StampDancer said...

The Brolly Man with the rays of the sun in front of him is awesome! I just have to get with it and make a tag book like yours! I'm popping by a bit late with my entry which is here. Deb M
xx

Gillian .... said...

Now you know how I "HEART" this one, it's just stunning hun, love the intense burst of colours, just love love love this tag. xx

A tad late but here I am with my entry:
http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/08/distress-meets-sunset.html

Marita Soutar said...

Love the colour choice this week. Not a colour choice that would usually be the first to spring to mind but had lots of fum with it. Hope you like it; http://aussiemarita.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunsets.html

Carla said...

here is my entry
http://weicar.blogspot.com/2011/08/dragonfly.html

Jo said...

Ta da and here is my take on sunsets http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunset.html jo xx

Alison Horne said...

Hi Hels Happy saturday, heres my entry
http://alitalksblogs.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunrisesunset.html

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