Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 172 - Gonna Make You A Star

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thank you so much for all the beautiful and poignant entries for last weeks challenge... I especially want to point you in the direction of Jo's entry... which brought tears to my eyes... it is HERE for you to see. On a happier note... this weeks challenge is a treat for all us "ladies of a certain age" because I have chosen a rather fab song title to go with the theme STARS. And... because I think we all deserve a nice treat... HERE is a linky to the song itself, being performed by David Essex way back in October of 1974. Anyways... enough of the drooling and time to tell you how to join in... which is simples... make a little something - it can be absolutely anything you fancy... add in some stamping and the theme and then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can pop over to see you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 24th September 2011.



So... my entry this week is a cobbled together affair... basically, I had every intention of making my entry on Friday... and then ran out of time... so this tag has been made in three installments, grabbing a few mins here and there... and yep, it shows lol I made a resist background of Tim's star strip border stamp... using Multi Medium to make the resist and then making a smooshiness of stains on my craft sheet of Picket Fence, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany.




I added some larger stars using Black Archival to stamp them... and then set about altering Brolly Man, who was cut using the Alterations die and Grungeboard. The brolly was inked with Black Soot Stains and then Brushed Corduroy DI... and I then stamped some stars onto the brolly... but they really don't show up as much as I would have liked... next time I will make the brolly lighter! The Iron Gate OTE die cut some Grungeboard and I inked this with Vintage Photo, covered it with a layer of Rock Candy Crackle and then used Walnut Stain Stains to go over the crackles once it was dry. The sentiment is another of the oldies but goodies woodmounted ones from the original collection by the Duke of Distress... stamped, cut out, layered etc.



I loved all the comments and answers you left for me on yesterdays post... it is very reassuring that it isn't just me who hoards bits and bobs because they "might come in"... so thanks for that :O)) Right then... time for me to get a wiggle on... tis nearly bedtime and I have a busy day today watching the British Touring Car Championship ... I am going to be indulging my inner petrol head lol Thanks for looking... have a FAB Sunday ... TTFN

Hels x

15 comments:

Georgie Horn said...

I love your postings!

jackid said...

this is stunning I found your blog in the stamper mag and thought I would come and have a nose as I have seen your work in there many times I am so glad I did now a follower so will be back keep up with the inspiration and great work love it
Jacki xx

Jo said...

Hels, thank you so much for the go look and see link - explains why I've had so many hits on my blog today! jo xx

Brenda Brown said...

Another fabulous piece of inspiration Hels and now I have a tag of yours all of my own. It arrived safely yesterday and it is gorgeous - all that lovely inkiness that you are famous for. Thank you so much.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tag Hels. I remember watching David Essex on good ol' TOTP way back in the day......memories. :)

ElizabethR said...

Yumm David Essex, went to see him in Manchester, all I can remember are his blue eyes!! Tag what tag?????

Helen said...

Oh, I loved David Essex - and he still looks good in EastEnders now.... Anyhow, made you something with stars as requested!!
its here

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

O love this! Thanks for the inspiration. Was going to look around some more will be back, grandson's are here for the next two hrs. :O)

Gabrielle said...

This is lovely though I would like to point out, despite being a 'certain age' even I'm too young to remember this song first time round! My little effort is here: http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/09/small-stars.html

Sara said...

I love your tags and your UTEE stuff heres my link to your Gonna Make You A Star challenge http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2011/09/rockin-all-over-world.html

Sandra said...

Gorgeous! Love the strong colour!! :)

Jo said...

I like Gabrielle am "too young" to have swooned over David Essex those twinkling blue eyes were wasted on me, my Brbie was far more interesting! Here's my take on the theme http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.com/2011/09/catch-falling-star.html jo xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful tag! Love your umbrella and that great background. Here's my inclusion of stars:

http://tinyurl.com/wendy27

Crafty mop said...

i have been trying to do this for three days now please work!!!! making a blog and joining in your comp i am at my wits end.... i love your work and look forward to craft stamper to see what you will come up with next ...fingers crossed this time xx

Crafty mop said...

oh no do i need to do
http://craftymop.blogspot.com sorry its my first time still loving your work i think i just made it with 15 mins to spare!!

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