Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 184 - The Christmas Song

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!! Many thanks for the fab entries to last weeks challenge. This week, being as it is only two weeks to the big day, the theme is... CHRISTMAS. You can make anything you like as your entry, just add in the theme and some stamping and then hop back here to leave me a comment, along with a link to the place you are showing your entry, then I can pop over to see you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 17th December 2011. This is one of my all time fave Christmas songs... HERE is a link to hear in on YouTube.


So... who stole last week huh? One minute I was on top of the 12 Tags and now I am lagging behind with nearly 8 (well, by morning it will be 8) to make! However, I have been nosying at them every day and have used some of the techniques that Tim has shown to make my entry for this weeks theme.




The frame is a cheapy Ikea one, painted with a mix of Espresso and Pitch Black Dabber, sanded back so some wood shows, painted with a generous layer of Rock Candy Cracklepaint and then once this had dried, I slapped some Frayed Burlap Stains over the crackles so they soak right in... and because I wanted a really shabby look, I picked at some of the crackles so they fell off... leaving rough patches. The centre is a piece of card, inked and Stained and overstamped with that gorgeous crackle stamp... I used Tim's Ghost Stamping technique of rolling the inked crackle stamp over the cardstock... it doesn't have a beginning or end this way and I really enjoyed trying this technique out. The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto cream card which I then coloured with more Frayed Burlap DI and edged with Vintage Photo DI.


The Holly Leaves... ooohalallaaaa, I loved this technique loads... covering Glassine with Alcohol Inks and Mixatives and then scrunching up... and I also used the red berries idea, popping Baubles into a baggy and adding Red Pepper Alcohol Ink. The Pine Cones... well, they aren't getting any better with practice but one of them is a double one... that was more luck that good paper twirling methinks though. Finally, I had a play at painting a Christmas Idea-ology Charm... using Bottle and Cranberry Dabber with a smidge of Gold and then embossed with clear powder... it gives a fab enamelled look! I have thoroughly enjoyed making this little frame... all thanks to Tim for his inspirations... to see the 12 Tags and all the techniques there... CLICK HERE and you will be whizzed off on the back of Santa's sleigh to see them.



Well, I think I am over the worst of the bug... thankfully! Thanks all for your well wishes... I really never ever want to get a bug like that ever again! Because I am so far behind with my 12 Tags, I think a day in the Room of Stash is in order, catching up and getting inky... whatcha fink? Sound like a plan? What have you got planned for today? And... don't forget, if you do enter the 12 Tags, you can also enter it here seeing as the theme is the same! Right... time for bed... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

17 comments:

Scrapthat said...

One of my all time favorite songs also...Especially the Nat version!

Joanne said...

Knowing your crafty skills, I am sure you will soon catch up with the tags. I've loved each frame you've made and if I can remember - an age thing - I might have a go for pressies next year.
Hugs Joanne xx

Andrea said...

beautiful Hels and very Christmas, hope you are much better now, take care and enjoy your Sunday x

Alison said...

Love that song Hels, especially Nat's version! I listened to Judy Garland after that, made me feel very Christmassy! Love your frame hun! That stamp set has to be my new fave for Christmas! I used it on my Tim Tag HERE!
Glad to hear you're feeling better now, happy Sunday to you! xxx

Helen said...

Great frame, Hels. Glad you're back getting inky! Here is my tag
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/12/time-for-tims-12-tags-2011-day-11.html

whyducks said...

Oh my favourite Christmas song too, my dad used to love it. I love your Christmas frame, beautiful. I hope you will be firing on all pistons very quickly. xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful frame Hels! Glad to hear you are feeling a teenie bit better!

Linda Cain said...

Fun project!!!!

~Linda

Candy C said...

Hels...another beautiful project from your creative little brain!! Love it! <3 Candy

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous piece of art Hels. Love, Julia xxx

Anita Houston said...

I am submitting my tag 12 for 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim. Hope that qualifies. Love Christmas songs so much as well...my fav is The Little Drummer Boy!!!

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2011/12/finale-day-12-of-12-tags.html

Elaine said...

Love your frame once again - very antiquey shappy feel you've created. Here's my tag this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-tag.html

Elaine said...

That should have been SHABBY feel!!

Hazel said...

A few cards from me here x

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous frame. Don't you just love Tim's sentiment stamp.
My challenge piece can be found here: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2011/12/nutcracker-ballet.html

Mynnette said...

What a gorgeous project--and fabulous for the season!!! ;) Here's my link to your fabulous challenge:
http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-new-favorite-christmas-exchange.html
Cheers! :)

Julie said...

I totally love what you did with your frame. This would make a treasured gift for a friend.

Now I did create a little something for your challenge and posted it.
Here I am this morning thinking Hels didn't come by .... well duh.... of course you didn't ....cause I didn't comment and I didn't link!!!

Too many things whizzing through my tired brain right now!
Hugs
Julie

http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/2011/12/2nd-post-today-feeling-non-traditional.html

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