Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 183 - What Is Life

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks, as ever, for the gorgeous entries to last weeks starry challenge. This week I have chosen one of my very favourite songs by one of my very favourite men, What Is Life by George Harrison for the theme. The reason for using this song this week is because it was the tenth anniversary of George's death on November 29th 2001 and I didn't want that to pass without acknowledging it. HERE's a link to this song... it never fails to make me feel happy and I LOVE it!! I hope you like it too :O)) Anyways... the theme for this week is... LOVE &/OR LIFE. Tis an easy one, you could just use the word/s on your entry which can be anything you fancy, add in some stamping and then pop back here and leave me a link to the place you are showing your entry, I can then hop on over to visit. If you haven't got a blog or image sharing site, you can email me a piccie of your entry too (my email addy is on my profile). The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 10th December 2011.

My entry this week is totallly inspired by the frame that Tim Holtz did on the first day of the 12 Tags using the Tattered Pinecones. I used a 6" square shadow box, painting it with Fresco Finish paints, adding crackle glaze and then a mix of white and blue for the top layer. The colours really don't pick up properly on the photo's... electric light isn't the best to try and get pics of something that is shiny lol I used Coredinations cardstock to cut the Tattered Pinecones and leaves, sanding them before rolling them up. HERE's a link to Tim's video on how to make the pinecones... and on it he shows some double ones... so I had a crack at those too... and am chuffed with the big blousey rose look they make. I used Metallic Glaze on the edges of the petals to add some more bling to the piece... and Picket Fence Stickles over the wooden frame...

The stamping is on the background cardstock I made... this is just plain white card that I painted with the same colour tones and then overstamped with a script background using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I made a little centre for the Ornate Frame and stamped Love using Jet Black Archival ink.

Tis a quickie post from me today... I am still sample making ready for Tuesday, which reminds me... I have had a few comments and emails asking what time the show is. As far as I am aware it is 2pm on the Dawn Bibby & Friends programme... am very excited... and a smidge nervous too! Thanks again to everyone for your overwhelming support and kindness... like I said before, it means a very lot to me :O)) Anyways... I had better get a move on... I have planned a quick inky session making yesterday's tag... I think I have the goodies I need for this one... whooohoooo!! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x


Mary said...

Oh my gosh, your frame is just as gorgeous as Tim's! Now I can't wait to make some flowers with that die... =) Thanks for sharing!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!! Love that frame! Love those flowers! Have a really fun Sunday! I'm so hoping that I can find your show on the internet!

Crafty mop said...

Tis very beautiful love the colour of them pinecones they look fantastic ......hope to join in later this week have a great day on Tuesday you will be on my planner ! X

Helen said...

That frame is just beautiful! Love how you can make roses from the pine cone die.... maybe I should get it..... looks fiddly though.
Good luck on Tuesday.

Julia Watts said...

Stunning project. Julia xx

Andrea said...

just a beautiful frame and loving that colour to, great as ever Hels and look forward to seeing the show, best write myself a reminder as the old noggin is not like it was xx

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful frame. Love the roses. Great.

Joanne said...

Hey there TV celeb., this frame is spectacular. I love every bit of it but the most amazing part is you've managed to open a stick pin far enough to get a metal birdie in. Genious - and brute strength me thinks LOL
Hugs Joanne xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful, beautiful frame!!!! Love the pine cones and roses - gorgeous colours ;) And my entry for the challenge is here

Ps. Good luck on Tuesday!!
Hugs, Joanna

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous frame Hels - love the colours and the flowers are gorgeous.
I will record the programmes Tuesday so good luck I will be thinking of you.
I have entered you lovely challenge but I am not sure if it is exactly what you meant.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jacqueline said...
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craftimamma said...

I've not even had chance to look at Tim's tags so far :( .......... I've had visitors for the past 8 days so no crafting or anything related for me. I have to say though Hels, I think I'm just as well looking at your fab creations, they're gorgeous.

I'm glad you put the info on for your TV debut shows. I went right through the week's menu for C&C and came online to see if you'd left us a hint, lol! Off to set the box to record now. Can't wait!

Lesley Xx

ellen vargo said...

TOTALLY FAB!!! You are the queen of dimensional flowers... where I would make 1 or MAYBE 2... you make.. SIX! Love the theme and love your project! You must be getting so excited about your first show! I know you'll be awesome!

Els xxx

Jacqueline said...

Hels, that's just so so pretty! I love the colours in that piece.

Thanks for sharing and also thanks for letting us know the times your show is on, I was checking the listings and couldn't find you!

Take care and Good Luck for tuesday!

Here's my effort this week...very bright for me really...

Jackie x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is stunning!!

Sandra said...

Hel's so excited for you!
Have fun demoing Wendy's wares tomorrow!
Sandra ltb

Dee in N.H. said...

Stopping by to wish you the very best for tomorrow!!!! I'll be working during your air times but I'm reallllllly hoping I can watch a taped version when I get home! Have FUN!

Julie said...

What a beautiful frame. I love the gentleness of your colours and all the fabulous embellishments you have created.
I got to take some time to play in your challenge this week.

I hope the TV thing went well for you. When you are passionate about what you do, as you so obviously are Hels then the story is what you tell.
You will be an old hand next time.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous frame once again and I love those roses - lovely colours too. Mine is a disaster this week but here it is:

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