Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 182 - Lucky Star

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the fabby frosty entries to last weeks challenge... without further ado, it is time to announce the winner of my entry tag... so... randomly picked from the comments/entries, the winner is... *dada da da da daaaaaa* TOCOART.... please can you email me your addy and I will pop the tag into the post for you :O)) So, on to this weeks theme, which you will have guessed by the song title is... STARS. To join in, all you need to do is make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping, pop back here and leave me a comment to the place you are showing your entry and then I can hop on over to visit. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 3rd December 2011.




So... my entry this week is a plain old frame that I altered using Pitch Black Dabber, drying, sanding and then adding Gathered Twigs DI over the top... I love that old antiquey finish it gives! The centre is a piece of manila cardstock that was stamped and embossed in clear with a grungey star.


I coloured the card with a mix of Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough and Stormy Sky DI's and then spritzed over the top with Forever Green PP Mists to add a little shimmer. Victor Vagabond was put to good use and I die cut the Lamp Post, Pine Cones, Leaves and Holly and Branch from Grungepaper and Grungeboard. The Lamp Post was painted Pitch Black and then I slapped a generous layer of Rock Candy Cracklepaint over the top. I made "lamplight" using Stains and then adding more Rock Candy over the top so they went all smooshy.




The Pine Cones were coloured with Gathered Twigs and the Holly and Sprigs were coloured with Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough... so all in all a festive feeling to the piece. The little Ornate Frame has Glossy Accents filled into it to make it more glam and I used SnowCap Dabber to add lots of white touches to the metal elements to make them more snowy. The finishing touches were Picket Fence Stickles to add some icy bits.




So... a quicky post today... I am hurrying because I have my final class for this season today... tis the Exploding Box and I cannot wait to get playing... and the ickle surprise inside... I hope they all like it!! Thanks for looking... have a fabby week... TTFN

Hels x

31 comments:

Julie said...

Now stars we most certainly do have in my part of the world Hels and what a craft star you are this mirning with your delightful piece. I am hoping to get time to play. We shall see!

Dee in N.H. said...

Very festive and oh so pretty! Love the stick pins with those cool pine cones!

Rhea said...

This is really lovely!

Helen said...

Just love that lamp-post... mustn't shop, mustn't shop...
Have a great time teaching your exploding box!

Joanne said...

Love every bit of this especially those pine cones, which you are now a master of. Bril.
Hugs Joanne xx

My name is Cindy said...

Great piece, but thgen there always something lovely to look at every week. May get time to play this week, would be a first...

Shazza said...

tis gorgeous luv!
Enjoy your class x

Jacqueline said...

Love everything about that piece! I seriously MUST invest in the pinecone die and also that lampost!!


Here's my poor attempt this week....struggled a little this time due to 'circumstances beyond my control! lol...

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Take care and thanks for sharing

Jackie x

Linda Cain said...

lovin' the colors!

Shelly Hickox said...

So pretty - love the pine cones! Here's my attempt for this week. Not super starry, but there's one on there, lol!

Shelly's Deer Head

voodoo vixen said...

Oh no... now I want the lamp post die... you are always showing me stuff I want to go buy!! Love this, its beautiful!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, hope you had a great weekend & are feeling ok. I didn't get time to make something snowmany last week, so will do my best to make both that & a starry s'thing this week. Love your piece, it's definitely going to used year after year.

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous colors! Love how you filled the ornate plate with the GA... making a mental note (hope I can remember!) Here's my take on a lucky star:

http://tinyurl.com/marjie32

Marjie

Candy C said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful Christmas-y piece! I love the colors and your pinecones are fantastic!! Do you do them starting with the center and then roll out or do you start at the outside edges and roll to the center? I've seen it done both ways...but your pinecones are the prettiest ones I've seen! <3 Candy

jude said...

Absolutely love it !Here’s my entry
Hugs Judex

Bonnie McLain said...

Love your tag Hels... really BRIGHT...(i have the light post... have not really used it yet... will have to try it now... great inspiration..)
Great theme to play with this week... thanks a million...
Love new thinking... stars is something that I have not used a lot of .... really fun...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-post.html

Have a good week...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

SannaS said...

absolutely gorgeous piece!! beautiful details and colors!! =)
congratulations on becoming creative expressions' demonstrator, i so wish i could see that channel...

my entry for the challenge can be found by clicking my name... =)

Crafty mop said...

Hiya Hels

I love your frmae and i love that lampost so much on your tags and other pieces that i had to go and pur chase me one too!! Not here yet though so will wait with anticipation to use it!!

Managed to join in however still not in christmassy mood so went for a different look.

http://craftymop.blogspot.com/2011/11/stars-bunting-and-animals.html

Looking forward to next week challenge if i have time or will you for that matter now you will be a telly superstar x

Anita Houston said...

I love, love, love your framed piece and how you brought it out onto the frame! It is just gorgeous and so Christmasy! Here is my attempt, and also my first to post with you. Thank you so much, Anita

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2011/11/divas-christmas-tree.html

Helen said...

A super-quick and simple card from me this week!
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/11/im-seeing-stars.html

Sara said...

Love all your creations and congratulations on your Creative Expressions success. Heres my very special Star project for my very special daughter.http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-star.html

Elaine said...

Great frame once again and love the brown/blue colour scheme. Very christmassy!
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/11/stars.html

Alison said...

Your frame is fabulous Hels! I'm loving those new Tim dies!
Here's my entry! xxx

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh My DEAR .... CONGRATULATIONS PLUS on this wonderful venture of being on the tellie... I love it.. wish I could get it over here in the USA.. but I know you will be a success... couldn't be anything other than that... you might be a tad bit nervous at first... but you will get over that... take a lot of deep breaths and you will do fine... let your art take over... LOL... anyway your STAR theme took me over again... so I had to make a swinging star this time...

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/11/lucky-star.html

HOpe you like it... and know you will have a perfectly GREAT DAY.... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, here's my entry for the challenge, hope you like it.

http://isisimaginings.blogspot.com/2011/11/star-light-star-bright.html

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Look at me! I had time play this week after too long away! Much love to my newly crowned TV star!
http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/12/seeing-stars.html

Gillian .... said...

Fab-u-licious hun you are rocking these xmas dies:) Finally managed to blog this weeks entry. xxx

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2011/12/seeing-stars-twice.html

Mynnette said...

Thanks for another fun and fabulous challenge!!! :) LOVE your inspirational piece--it's gorgeous!

Here's my link!

http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2011/12/brrits-snow-cold-d.html

Julie said...

Hi Hels I made a Starry ?? something for Sunday Stamper Challenge
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/

Aisling said...

Here's my entry: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/stars/. Thanks for looking!

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab creation, as always..here is my rather late starry entry: http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.com/2011/12/twinkle-twinkle-little-star.html
good luck on Tuesday!!
hugs trace x

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