Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 187 - Time Of Your Life

Goodly Morning Stampers and welcome to a brand new year of Sunday Stamper challenges. Many thanks for all the fab entries over the Christmas and New Year festivities. Without further ado, starting this brand new year of challenges is the theme.... TIME. A nice easy one to get us started. To join in with the challenge is simples... make a little something and include the theme and some stamping. Pop back here to leave me a comment along with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can hop on over to visit you. If you don't have a blog/flickr/picassa and would still like to enter, you can email me a piccie of your entry... that will count :O)) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 14th January 2012.



So... my entry... a tag... for a change lol! I am still a smidge low on Mojo so I have stuck to my fave/basic go to crafting things... namely brown Distress, Traditonal Tan paint and Tim's papers... along with some Kraft Glassine and Idea-ology thrown in for goodly measures. I started out by cutting some Lost & Found paper to cover a Size 8 tag. I made a wash of Trad Tan and water and used some Cut & Dry to smooth this over in patches. I gave it a zap with the heat tool and then added Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Stains... and once this was dry, blended the edges with Gathered Twigs DI. I scruffed the edges with a paper distresser and then rubbed Walnut Stain DI directly around the tag to close the design in.


A bit of stamping using Jet Black Archival and Coffee Archival - Tim's Mini Flourish and large number stamps... and a little "dream" sentiment to fit inside an Ornate Frame. I cut a Weathered Clock using Grungepaper, painted it with Gold Dabber, sanded it back and popped some Gathered Twigs DI over the top and smudged it over with my fingers... loooove this technique for ageing stuff. The flower is cut from the largest Tattered Florals using Kraft Glassine... scrunched, assembled and then lightly spritzed with Heirloom Gold PP Mists. I added a little border for the bottom by folding and scrunching a piece of Kraft Glassine and then snipping the ends into a V... and colouring some flower trim with Frayed Burlap Stains. I added some Idea-ology and that cute ickle glass bottle that has a drip of Ginger Alcohol Ink in it... and the paper clip that has been lurking in my stash for 351 years... I cut a mini clock from the Lost & Found papers, glued it on and then Glossy Accented it.


So there you have it.... a nice easy tag to start the Sunday Stamper off with. I have to admit that whilst the Mojo is in residence it is still reluctant to really come out and play and there's a project in my head that is insistent on being tried before I do anything else... so I had better go and try to make it... if I am gone a while you know that I have been pinned to the desk lol Thanks for looking.... Have a FAB week! TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

Juls said...

this is fabulous!! Love the sepia colour tones! Hugs Juls

Joanne said...

Back at last and making wonderful art again. I adore that 'ickle bottle.
Hugs Joanne xx

Barb Cady said...

Love the theme Hels, your tag is fab, glad mojo has returned in form as usual!
Here is my attempt:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-187-time-of-your-life.html
Hugs xx

Karenliz said...

Love your tag and the theme. I posted my tag on my blog:

http://karenlizhenderson.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-challenge-week-187-time.html

Lots of ink and stamps. It was fun to make!

Bonnie McLain said...

Missed being here .. but back again with this...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/01/burlesque-movie-tin.html

I love all your pretties... so GREAT Hels... but all of your 'projects' are... I think you should go clean up something in your play areas... that always brings more mojo into my experience... sometimes I have to stop it... and then go make something... LOL.. it will come back... inky fingers is a good sign!!!

I love to make background papers.. and that always works... LOL.. that is why I have so many background papers... stacks of it... need any???

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

Elaine said...

Great tag- love all the shades of brown you've used. Here's my tag this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-step-at-time.html

Anita Houston said...

What a fun challenge and so appropriate! Your tag is fabo! Love the glassine flower, and the clock paper clip...brilliant! Gorgeous and grungy!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful tag. That glassine flower is gorgeous.
Here's what I came up with:
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/01/time-of-your-life.html

Aisling said...

Happy New Year Hels! Here's my creation: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/live-seconds-as-a-lifetime/ Thanks for looking!

Carol said...

I always pick up my Craft Stamper and i'm attracted to your project without nowing who did it, then I see it you!I always look at you blog but now I have a blog http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-w
eek-187-time-of-your.html
I love you tag and it was a lot of fun doing mine.

Cath Wilson said...

Great theme, Hels - love it.

Here's mine:-

http://katykrunch.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-time-journalling.html

Anita Houston said...

Ok...here is mine.

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/january-atc.html

Joan said...

Lovely tag as always, love the glassine flower

Here's my "Time" card
http://latenightstamping.blogspot.com/2012/01/time.html

Kathy Ethington said...

Perfect theme for the new year, and yes, right up my alley. I love just about any stamps to do with Time...
My blog is http://kathysalwaysstamping.blogspot.com/
and my card is at the bottom of my post.
Hugs, Kathy

Sue West said...

Fabulous tag Hels, that flower is truely scrumtious. Beautiful colours, so soft and vintage looking.

anna christensen crafts said...

Gorgeous tag, I love your sense of colour so much! I hope this weekend goes well. 490 good wishes! xx Here's my go!

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/red-letter-day-includes-tutorial.html

Jo said...

Here's my take on the theme http://shabbydandelion.blogspot.com/2012/01/tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime-is-on-my-side.html

Sarah said...

After a decade of contemplating joining in, I have something vaguely time-ish! here is my link:

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/01/friday-playtime.html

Thanks, Sarah.

margaret said...

Hi Hels, back to posting again more time now herse my efforts this week http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2012/01/timr-sunday-stamper.html

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