Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 176 - If You Leave Me Now...

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thank you for all the fabby orange and blue creations you entered for last weeks theme... it was grand to see so many different pieces of art. This week I am really scraping the barrell with the whole "song title matching the theme" ... erm... theme. Because it is Autumn I decided to have LEAVES as the theme... and the only song I could think of that had "leave" in the title was this one. Still, it is a good one and it does kind of make sense (well, to me... a bit!) To join in with the challenge is simples... make a little something and include the theme and some stamping. Pop over here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry (or you can email me if you haven't got a blog) and then I will hop on over to visit. The challenge will remain open until 23:00 Saturday 22nd October 2011.


My entry this week is actually a commission piece for Patti at The Queen's Ink, based around an original piece of metal art I made last year. This one is made entirely from Ten Seconds Studio's metal and the Wonderful Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamps. I am sooo lucky... I spent yesterday taking two classes with THE Wendy Vecchi... and today I have another class with her too... oooh lala, tis like my birthday all weekend!!!


The whole piece is inspired by Her Very Royal Highness, Queen Patti of Ink-n-RubberLand and her love of the colours purple and green... oh and the theme is all based around the fact that this piece was for THE Queen herself. When I set out making this piece I hadn't got the foggiest idea what the finished look would be... I was just kind of hoping that whatever it turned out like, she would like it... and... she does! Hurrah and thrice, a result indeedily!




The base is actually a Bind It All cover, I love the shape of it so it is perfect for what I wanted to make. The gold metal was pressed into a Kabuka mold... the whole mold looks like a grid but I just squashed in random squares so it is more of a crossword look. I scooched around the edge of the metal so finish it off and then aged it with Black Dabber.


The flowers and leaves are all 490 stamps, stamped using either Black or Olive Archival Ink, heat dried and then cut out, scootched, overstamped, scribbled on and then aged with more Black Dabber. I then assembled the flowers together and stamped the sentiment which was then made into a banner.



Anyways.. that's enough about my entry... how about you? Are you having a goodly weekend? What are your plans for today? Do tell! I really should be off to bed to get some beauty sleep... I have a busy day ahead... you know, hanging out and making art with THE Wendy Vecchi ;o)) To say this weekend has been awesome is an understatement... it has been beyond brilliant and meeting Wendy has been a dream come true. Seeing Wendy's art all laid out and being able to get close to it has been a joy in itself but to actually be taught by her is just quite unbelieveable... and THE best experience. A HOOOOOGE thank you to my lovely Grim for making this trip possible... he is, put quite simply... THE BEST, he is a STAR... and I love him to bits! I am getting a little misty here... wishing that Grim was here to share this fantastic adventure with me. I will probably be back to blog later on... with piccies from the classes and a class report too :O)) Right... I am deffo offski now... as ever... thanks for looking and have a wonderful Sunday... TTFN!

Hels x

32 comments:

Helen said...

Wow, love this in these colours. Can't wait to hear all about your classes with Wendy!

ElizabethR said...

Total gorgeousness xxx

Sue C said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! I love the colours and the flowers are beautiful ! Sue C x

Joanne said...

Hels, that piece is so scrumptious. I thing Her Majesty will treasure it forever and ever. I can feel the joy in your post so know what a wonderful time you are having. Just thanks for sharing and letting us feel a bit special too.
Hugs Joanne xx

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow, this is a fabulous piece Hels and I love the song you chose too. I shall be singing it all day now, lol!

Can't wait to see what you've been up to. It's gotta be better than my day .................... tackling a mountain of ironing I've allowed to build up, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

whyducks said...

Amazing work Hels, glad you are having a good time x

Hazel said...

As gorgeous as ever, Hels - luscious colours. My card is here x

Linda Cain said...

Simply STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!

~Linda

snazzyoriginal said...

So very beautiful, a lovely colour scheme with lots of detail. Enjoy your wonderful day - back to work for me though ;(

Lottie said...

What a gorgeous work and art and I am thilled to read that you have achieved a long held ambition - that's what life is all about

Shazza said...

the colours in this are just fabulous hels, beautiful work x

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
My Card is here http://mariabecskehandmadecards.blogspot.com/2011/10/orange-orange-orange.html

HUgs,
MAria

funkycrafter said...

great project. i like the color combo too.
so glad you are having a great time. Grim is definitely a super guy to make it possible for you to live a dream.

Kirsten Alicia said...

That's so beautiful!!! Glad you're having a fantastic time.

Laura said...

I love the colours too! They remind me of those autumn cabbages that are grown as decorative plants for the flower garden and window boxes. Lush and yummy!

Jacqueline said...

THAT is STUNNING!! So glad you are having a blast! :D

Here's my entry for the challenge this week, yup! Another tag!lol

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Jackie x

Gabrielle said...

Oh so lovely! And I think you might know just how jealous I am that you're out there with Ellen, the Queen and WV - too green for words! Here's my little try this week... http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/10/autumns-here.html

Cath Wilson said...

Sounds as if you're having a memorable time, Hels - good for you!

Here's my entry:

http://katykrunch.blogspot.com/2011/10/bookmark-and-matching-card.html

Cath x

Alison Horne said...

Hi Hels, this project is so good it makes me want to fling my stash into a bin, [who am I kidding, I'd deffo need a skip, lol:) Off to 'leaf' through my stamps for this one.I enjoyed last weeks blue and orange challenge a lot.x

Fuchsia said...

Nicks said I should enter this in your Sunday challenge and now I see why ! dont know how I missed this weeks LOL
hope you are having a great time x

http://fuchsias-craftynotions.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall.html

Fuchsia said...

Oh and love yours

betjunroe said...

Awesome piece Hels. When I saw it on the table, I didn't realize it was for Patti, but how appropriate. It was such a joy to meet you and I love the tag and T'pouch! Hope you and Ellen are having loads of fun today! Bette

Izzwizz said...

Wow, this is fantastic - love the colours!

Sara said...

Love the colours and the metal flower and leaves, beautiful. Here are my Autumnal leaves for you http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2011/10/youre-best.html

ElizabethR said...

http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.com/2011/10/tio-101-good-bad-and-ugly.html Here's one from me xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow what a striking colour palette, love it. My entry for the Sunday Stamper is HERE. Glad you are having such a wonderful time with Ellen. Tracy x x

Gillian .... said...

Love Love Love this, the colour combo is striking:) Glad you have had a fabby time:) xxx

Here's mine for this week - http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/10/curious-corrin.html

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous creations my friend.
Here is my entry for this week
http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/if-you-leave-me-now.html
hope you like.
Glad you had a good time over the waters Love Cynthia x

Sarah said...

fantabulous Wendy creation...def fit for a royal residence! Time I joined in again...
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-35205/three-3-seasonal-minis/Detail
Sarah.

BarbaraW said...

What a beautifulproject. I wish I lived near Baltimore. I'd have loved to go to a Wendy class with the great Hels.
Here's my card for this week's challenge: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/10/serenity.html

Alison Horne said...

Heres mine Hels, hope you are having a great weekend.xx
http://alitalksblogs.blogspot.com/2011/10/ommmmmmmmmmm.html

Aisling said...

Hopefully not too late. Here's my entry: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/autumn-leaves/. Thanks for looking!

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