Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 180 - Trail of The Lonesome Pine

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the lovely entries last week... and it was fabby to see some new faces joining in too. Before I go off waffling about this weeks challenge I will just answer a few Q's that I have had in recently. Firstly, the Sunday Stamper is just for fun... occasionally there will be a prize but not every week... Secondly, you don't have to have a blog to join in, you can join in by email if you like :O)) And finally, you don't have to go over the top with your entry... you can make anything you like! Right... on with this weeks challenge theme... which is... to use Pine Colours &/Or Pine Trees/Branches. I know, I know, it is a convoluted one but I have been saving this song title for a yonk and a half. To join in with the challenge is simples; just make a little something, include some rubber stamping and the theme... and then hop back here and leave me a link to the place you are showing you entry... or email me a piccie if you prefer. The challenge will remain open until 23:00 Saturday 19th November 2011.


My entry this week is another Christmas tag... I am really into making tags at the moment, they just seem to be the right size for all the Timmy products that I load onto them! The base of the tag was coloured with Old Paper, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough... and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I did some subtle stamping of a script using the Iced Spruce and then added some flourishes using Coffee Archival - not that you can really see them cos of the amount of stuff loaded onto the tag!



Then... I made a little banner for the word and edged this with more Walnut Stain and then added some "snow" using Tim's splatter stamp and Snowcap Dabber. I cut the pine tree, juniper leaves and some Tattered Florals from Grungeboard/Paper and coloured them with the new Seasonal Distress Inks ... isn't that red just gorrrrrgeous! I did edge it with Gathered Twigs so the ends of the petals are a bit darker... then all of them had a good dose of Picket Fence Distress Stickles. The finishing touches were adding some Idea-ology - check out that reindeer, isn't he just so cute!




Right then, I think that is it for one day... have a wonderful inky day peeps... I am fancying a roast lamb or chicken dinner... with loads of lovely crispy roasty spuds and lashings of grrrravy... what have you got planned for the day ahead? Have fun! Thanks for looking... .TTFN

Hels x

33 comments:

Kate said...

Stunning as usual! So envious of those new TH inks...thinking I may have to break down and buy them now. That happened with another of your tags. I saw the new pine cone die and well...its in the mail. I love the snowy look to the background!!
Kate

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous! Love it!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Very beautiful!! I especially love the flower!

Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art said...

Hi Hels
what a wonderful creation! Love Love Love It!!!

Hugs across the miles, Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art, Western Australia

Julie said...

LOve it Hels. Hopefully I will find some time to play.

Helen said...

Gorgeous it is, Hels. Love the new ink colours, they is lush! I shall be humming that song title all day now... thanks for nothing! I have made a (very small) start on something towards some Christmas cards - and must do some more today.. so that's me!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Hels. I love the pine tree behind the banner and Yup! those new seasonal DIs are yummy. My favourite is the Iced Spruce.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dallying Debz said...

Lovely Hels, but you still aren't persuading me to break into Christmas stuff yet!!!

Joanne said...

You've really made a corker with this one. So many bits and bobs and, as you say, all fit perfectly. Wherever did the reindeer gallop in from? He's gorgeous.
Hugs Joanne xx

Minxy said...

A fun festive offering, Wish I felt well enough to join in!

Sue West said...

Love your tag Hels. You've used the new DI colours to perfection. A fabulous way to put lots of lovely Christmassy bits together. Like Helen I've now got that song going round in my head, where it will probably stay all day.
I've joined in over on my blog. You can find my tag here. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-blue-ridge-mountains-of-virginia.html
See you next Sunday at The Stamp Attic.
Sue xx

Maggie said...

Great tag Hels have managed to joihttpin this week and on Sunday!!
Here is my link

http://capricorncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-tags.html

Maggie H

Liane said...

I just found your blog recently and I am so excited, love your art work. I appreciate your generosity in sharing!

Shelly Hickox said...

I absolutely adore this - you never fail to inspire me! I wasn't even going to stamp today until I saw your post, lol! Thanks for saving me from laundry. ;-)

My Ornament

Terry said...

So much lovely detail, as always! I am playing and you can take a look here: http://terry2dogs.blogspot.com/2011/11/grungy-monday-on-sunday.html

Maria said...

This is really beautiful! Maria x

She said...

Gorgeous Tag Hels...I'll have to try and find some time to play this week :-) Promise to catch up properly very soon, thanks for your lovely comment about my tags..S xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous christmas tag I love all the elements esp the tree and flowers.
I hope to join in later this week
Suzi B :D

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tag, mine is under construction, hope I get it finished in time!!!trace x

Bonnie McLain said...

Well this was fun as always... I love what you chose to play with this week... I really went wild... I loved yours... and became hyper to play... so here is what kind of creation I came up with... by the way.. I am inky up to my elbows.... and LOVE it all... what a mess I am... LOL..
Take a look...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/11/little-bit-of-winter.html

Thanks for the PINE ... I live among pines... miles of them..
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Bast said...

Such a beautiful tag! I love the colors you chose to use. Simply stunning! Thanx for sharing and for the inspiration!

KimMJ
bast30@comcast.net

Hlora said...

it is so beautiful!!!

Crafty mop said...

Love this tag Hels the colours are great and you always manage to add just the right accessory ....sorry to hear your not too well hope the pain goes away or gets a little better soon. Thought i would give your challenge a try with a frame or kind of ....do art parts count??!!
Here it is

http://craftymop.blogspot.com/2011/11/simon-says-show-some-women-and-sunday.html

get well soon Mandy x

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous ... aren't those new colours to die for (Iced Spruce) is my fav. Managed to get my butt into gear and join in this week:)

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-beginning-to-look-alot-like.html

Barb Cady said...

Sending you loving get well hugs Hels! Here is a tag for this weeks challenge. Hope you will forgive me for using the pine tree die as you have, but your tag is so much more superior, I love it.

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-stamper180-trail-of-lonesome.html

xx

Mynnette said...

FABULOUS challenge--your project is incredibly stunning! :) Thanks for letting us play along--here's my link~
http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2011/11/love-my-little-penguin.html
Best wishes! Mynnette

BarbaraW said...

Hels, Your tag is awesome. There is so much for the eye to take in. I really love the believe banner and flower at the bottom. You can find my card here.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/11/silent-night.html
I hope you are feeling better. Back pain is no fun!

Julie said...

Hi Hels I hope you are well and truly on the mend.
I did get to play with your pine colours this week and I did enjoy it.
Here is my offering.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope you are feeling better and continue to mend, here is my offering, hugs trace x
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.com/2011/11/believe-in-magic-of-seasona-lonesome.html

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, I hope you're feeling lots better.
I surprised myself by not only making something for your SS challenge this week, but by getting it done before the deadline. Here it is: http://isisimaginings.blogspot.com/2011/11/on-trail-of-evergreen-bough.html

Cath Wilson said...

Another great challenge, Hels. Here's mine - just in the nick of time!

http://katykrunch.blogspot.com/2011/11/part-ii-of-kcuk-challenge-is-10-minute.html

Hope you're feeling much better by now and that your workshops go well x

Lisa said...

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....screeching in on two wheels and making it by the skin of my teeth. I've had this in my head all week, and finally got chance to get it out! Fab challenge Hels!!!

http://lisasparkleandstamps.blogspot.com/2011/11/stamp-man-challenge-tims-tags-dt.html

Helen said...

I'm scraping in towards the end too, got some Christmas cards made today (smug smirk....) and a couple of them fit your theme...
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-stampers-trail-of-lonesome-pine.html

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