Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 173 - Simply Irresistable

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to one and all. Many thanks for the gorgeous starry entries for last weeks challenge. This week I was hum-hawing about the theme so I just set about making something with the hope I could pop the theme in around it... and then I heard this song on Absolute 80's Radio... and it fitted perfectly. So, the theme this week is to... use a RESIST TECHNIQUE. It can be any kind of resist - the one I have used is paint - more about that later :O)) To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make a little something - it can be anything you like - include the theme and some stamping... pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry... or, if you haven't got a blog and would like to join in, please do email me the pics or link me to your web photo album - which ever is easiest. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 1st October 2011.




So... my entry! Well, yesterday I took delivery of... the brand new Seasonal Distress Inks. There's a long and mind-numbingly boring story about me doing my normal "I don't need them" thing... and meaning it because they don't have re-inkers and I need re-inkers... and then me seeing the colours slotting perfectly into the Distress range and realising how dumb I would be if I missed out... but I won't bore you with that rofl.



I should tell you about the "how I made it" shouldn't I? But first... please indulge me do whilst I wax lyrical about Seedless Preserves... cor blimey and thricely... it is the most gorgeous colour and whilst I only really wanted Gathered Twigs, I am a fickle creature and my new fave has to be this heavenly purple.




Anyways... on with my entry... I painted the frame (a cheapy one from Ikea) with Traditional Tan paint... then sanded it back in places so the wood showed through. I then used a blending tool to apply Seedless Preserves, drying with a heat gun, applying a smidge of Gathered Twigs around the edges and then lightly spritzing with water. The centrepiece is white card that I stamped with more Traditional Tan paint and a Tim Holtz script stamp to make the resist. I then smooshed the new DI's onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and dipped the card into the inkiness... dried with a heat gun and then I wiped over the top with a damp paper towel to remove the ink from the painty script and reveal the resist. I love the technique, it has to be one of my faves.




The dress form is cut with Mountboard and coloured with... erm... DI's and the script was stamped with Plum Archival which is a perfect compliment for the Seedless Preserves. I made a big blousy flower embellishment using Studio 490 stamps and Grungepaper... colouring again with the same DI's and cut the Iron Gate OTE die from Grungeboard. The little butterflies are Salvage Stickers which were popped onto cardstock, coloured using a Cut & Dry Nib and then spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mists.




So... have you got your set of the new DI's yet? And... if you have... do you like them and which is your favourite? Like I said earlier, I was a bit concerned about the re-inker thing but the pads seem to be extra juicy... so I am thinking that they will last a few yonks anyways... and hopefully by then, those lovely peeps at Ranger will have added them to the Distress range forever. Right... time for my bed... have a grand Sunday. I have some eBay stuff to do and some more stamps to list too... busy, busy, busy! Well, I am fund raising for my Cheesy Chester Cheeto fund for when I go to America... in... less than three weeks!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

PS... nearly forgot to remind you... just a few more hours to enter into the Blog Candy Giveaway I am having for my Octocentarian followers... thank you ALL who have entered so far... wowzers! All the deets are HERE... winner announced tomorrow :O))

38 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

These new DI's are gorgeous...I think I will definitely invest in some after seeing what you have done with them! Resist technique is one of my favs too Hels...but these colours are really making it pop!
my link is http://rexbythesea.blogspot.com/2011/09/vintage-at-fashionable-stamping.html

Dot x

Dee in N.H. said...

That is gorgeous!!! Love my DI but wasn't lucky enough to get these new ones. I hesitated too long trying to get over the "no re-inker" thing. I think I actually use the re-inkers more than the pads.....Your delish purple here is causing me some regret! LOL!

Rhea said...

Irresistible indeed. I think you my dear have pushed me to seek the elusive ink! Cheers!

Laura said...

Lush, lush colours! Fantastic tag as ever.

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow the new purple looks gorgeous, preordered mine but not here yet, can't wait.love the frame trace x

Izzwizz said...

A luscious creation as always - love that irresistible background. Haven't even got all the original distress inks yet, net alone the ltd ed ones (poor bank balance!), but they do look fab x

whyducks said...

Loving this so much, I got to get me that purple one!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, the background & the dress form are fab-u-lous. I have the ltd. ed. DI on preorder at Artistic Stamper & I already know the purple one is going to be my absolute favourite.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is the most gorgie piece I have seen here yet! I love everything about it!

Shazza said...

this is soooooo gorgeous Hels, colours are fab! I haven't ordered the new DI's and am now wishing I had, loving that purple. x

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! Love the purple colours!! Hugs Juls

craftimamma said...

Oooh, those new DI's looks fabulous on your gorgeous tag. I have them on order with Jennie and can't wait for them to arrive. Mind you, I bet they come this week while I'm away for a little break with my OH, lol! I just hope my son's here when postie calls. Argh, just realised I won't be able to get online to see who the winner of the blog candy is! Yikes, I hope you wait for me if I'm lucky enough to be drawn, ;))

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Brenda Brown said...

OMG this is fabulous Hels and the new colours divine. You have showed them off to their very best.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Esther said...

Gorgeous colours Hels! Sadly, we are unlikey to have the seasonal colours available in NZ as they sold out so quickly to USA buyers. I will just have to enjoy them through your work, hehe. xoxo

Alison Horne said...

Hi Hels, wish I'd bought these DI's now, have prob missed out. That Purple is really juicy. Your whole project is multi layered lushness as usual. Thank you so much for the beautiful stamp and tag, I've blogged about them, hope thats OK.
[ full credit given of course] If not let me know and I'll take the piccie off. Hmm Ink? or Cheetos? the only answer is both x

Terry said...

Always amazing tags! I was kind of bugged about the "no reinkers," so did not buy them. Hope I don't regret it too much!

Mary said...

This piece is so gorgeous! My favorite color is purple, and the new inks are on the way in the mail so after seeing your work I cannot wait to get them! I love the resist as well, it pops so beautifully on those gorgeous background colors. =)

Bonnie McLain said...
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Bonnie McLain said...

Love the way you create your ART... it is wonderfully uniquely YOU... the DI colors are magnificent and so great.. love them all..
I created a tag with basically the same techniques as you did... and I love resist too..
Hope you can see mine...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/09/sweet-pea-tags-with-resist.html

I forgot to add that... this is why the last post was deleted... absent minded at this late hour of the night...
Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

Bonnie McLain said...

Had to have another go at this GREAT challenge... love these colors.. love the resist techniques... love your blog...

WONDERFULLY GREAT!!!

I had fun with this one too..
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/09/candle-for-you.html

Thanks... you might see me again.. I love resist...
Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Oh your kitty is beautiful :O)

Fliss said...

That really is THE most gorgeous purple Hels and I want it!
Your creation is gorgeousness itself.

You've probably forgotten all about me as it's simply ages since I last did the Sunday challenge and I have no idea who stole the last few months.

You'll need your sunglasses for my "Simply Irresistable" creation which you will find at
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2011/09/steampunk-garden.html

Hoping to be back for good.
Fliss xx

Crafty mop said...

Hi Hels loving the purple colour,the picture looks fab, did'nt know about new DI's only just managed to collect other set....i feel a need coming on.!! Enjoyed the Sunday challenge,only wish i had more time...until next week...

http://craftymop.blogspot.com

I cant resist a sweet treat!!!

Gabrielle said...

oooh! Nice use of those new colours! I have some too but time has not been kind this weekend so haven't had a play yet...! I couldn't RESIST playing along this week (see what I did there?!) http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-dream-of-flowers.html

Svenja said...

Your sample is way cool. I made a simple card, that you can find on my blog:
http://www.millefeuille.eu/?p=1617
Svenja

Julie said...

I could not resist neither Hels. Love the new colours you played with too.
Here is my contribution to your challenge.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/2011/09/there-are-days.html

Rebecca said...

Boo hoo! Couldn't get any on the new DI's will just have to sit and covert yours boo hoo! Lovely work tho
Happy craftin
Rebecca

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Lori said...

This is a positively lush piece Hels, just love those colors! Had a moment, so I made a little tag for the challenge... HERE

Brenda Brown said...

Back again Hels with something for you this week.
http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com/2011/09/for-steampunk-man.html
Hope you are well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Laura said...

A subtle resist.

http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2011/09/turquoise-blue-and-purple-with.html

Sue Campbell said...
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Sue Campbell said...

Great tag as usual Hels. I need to get my mits on the new DI's too. Sorry to hear about your bite...get well soon!

Joan said...

Fabulous colours, llove the purple one. Hope your "bite" is getting better, I got a spider down my pants in the garden once ! stripped off as I rushed for the back door,not a pretty sight !!!
My card is on my blog

http://latenightstamping.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-billing.html

Helen said...

Great tag, Hels. Here is my entry
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/09/men-are-resistable.html

Sara said...

Love the tag - I think i'm getting the new colours for Christmas so i will have to wait to have a play. But heres my go at using a resist technique with some of the lovely colours I have already. http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2011/09/birthday-resist.html p.s thanks for your lovely ramblings they are great to read.

Jo said...

My take on this week's challenge http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.com/2011/10/have-back-up-plan.html

Marita Soutar said...

Hi Hels,
I know I am a few minutes late but please take a quick look at my take on the challenge. http://aussiemarita.blogspot.com/2011/10/resist-with-rollagraph.html
Thanks
Marita

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