Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 188 - After the Goldrush...

Ahhh, Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! As ever, thank you everyone who entered last weeks challenge... it was fab to see a few new peeps joining in with the challenge. Without wanting to bore you lovely folk who have been doing the Sunday Stamper for a while, I thought I would have a quick re-cap on what the challenge is, how it is picked etc. The Sunday Stamper has been running for 4 years next weekend!!! WOW!!! **might have to have a little celebration for that!!!** Anyways... I originally started it up as a stamping challenge because there weren't many challenges around. Now there are loads of fab challenges out there, many of them with prizes etc. The Sunday Stamper is just for fun... if you have some free time and fancy having a little crafty time and sharing your creations with like minded crafters, this is the challenge to do. I do occasionally have some candy up for grabs... but like I said... just for fun... cos we all lurve to stamp! And... I have been asked a few times "what is with the song title?" Well... that is simples... one particular week, I think it was Week 3 or 4, the theme was Oriental... and I titled the challenge "Turning Japanese..." and some said "that song was in my head all day long..." So I thought aha! A song title that is also the theme... cool! And it has stuck. I do sometimes have a bit of a blank... and come up with some weird song that no one's heard of... that is usually the fault of Mr Google though. Quite often you will see a Beatles song title... because I lurve them... and try to get the songs in as many challenges as possible lol Also, quite often (mmm, theme here) I will say "this is my favourite song..." Yes, because I have hundreds of favourite songs... tis true, I am a fickle fish when it comes to favourites... everything seems to be my fave thing. Anyways... enough with the rambling on... hope you haven't nodded off! The theme this week is... GOLD. I nice easy peasy theme... and joining in is simples too: make a little something... it can be anything you like... include some stamping and the theme... pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your challenge - blog/picasa/photo-wotsit OR, if you don't have a blog and would still like to play along, you can email me a piccie :O)) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 21st January 2012.




Right... on with the important bit... the stampy art! I was busy making samples this last week and this is one of them. It is made from Art Parts Spools... and here's how I made it: The Spool pieces have been inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and dried. I then went around the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, blending the darker colour so it is nice and smooth using a blending tool.



I overstamped the flourish from the Studio 490 set Dimensional Rose Art, using a Gold Dabber to do the stamping. I cut a snip of card and coloured it with a very light covering of Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink - if you have a loaded blending tool of the colour it will be too dark, imagine rubbing the foam on paper to remove any excess so the foam is quite dry... this is how I did that bit of colouring.



The Butterflies from Studio 490 Make Mine Mini Art were stamping using Jet Black Archival Ink onto Clearly For Art Whiteout that I had coloured using Gold Dabber. Once dried and cut out, I heated up the butterflies and shaped their wings to they look like they are all of a flutter. They are popped onto some little snip strips of Clear Clearly For Art - I never waste stuff like that... comes in handy ;o)) The little fountains in the Corked Vials are Clearly For Art Blackout, cut a strip, snip into it to form a fringe, roll it up, carefully heat it, the strips then fall about when heated, once cooled they will stay like that unless you reheat it... and dabbed with Gold Dabber for an accent.


Right... that's me for today... enough waffling, I bet you have all nodded off! I had a fab day yesterday, my most sincere thanks to everyone who took time out to email, message, leave a comment here, Tweet etc... your support is amazing and I am muchly appreciative. If you fancy seeing some gorgeous Studio 490 art, click HERE to pop over to Wendy's blog... seriously, her art is divine... and you will also see all the new stuff comin soon.... *ooohalalala, I cannot wait!* If you fancy a little bit of retail therapy, click HERE to whizz off to The Stamp Attic which is chock full of Studio 490 goodies! I will be back again tomorrow with another Art Parts sample and a "how I maded it". In the meantime... have a wonderful Sunday and get inky :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

36 comments:

Joanne said...

This is the honest truth, I watched and recorded both shows yesterday and now they have a big K next to them because they were the BEST shows I have ever seen on tv - and that even includes Tim's, which I have also kept. I woke this morning making the rose card!! so that is my task today. Your samples were to die for and I just wish my purse was a Tardis for money. Thank you and roll on 2 February.
Hugs Joanne xx

Caz said...

Ditto Joanne's comments - the shows were amazing. I've already got Ian to pull the recordings off the box onto my hard drive so there's no way they can be "accidentally" deleted and lost forever - that would definitely be grounds for divorce!!!
I'm going to make a rose this morning too - got the chance to nail those little petals now as I can watch you frame by frame until I get it right!!!
See ya Friday - with my rose samples!!! :-D
xxxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous creative piece Hels and one of my favourite songs from the 80's. Great one.
Happy Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Helen said...

This looks so fab - only caught the first show yesterday and a tiny bit of the second - they were great & I really enjoyed them. here is some gold in my journal!

AnneRD said...

What a great show on C&C. Loved your creations. Must have a go.
Anne

whyducks said...

All your samples were amazing, no wonder it took you 74 hours to make them, wish we had seen more! If L hadn't talked so much, maybe we would have!

craftymum said...

Hi Hels
I watched the lunch time show but missed the later show!!!!Only got the last 15 mins. Looking at peoples comments did you show how to make the roses?. Have you got a video tutorial showing how to make them? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs Sarah x

Anonymous said...

I have to say how much I enjoyed your show yesterday. Unfortunately as I only have freeview I didn't get to see your later show. It was so refreshing to see something different on C & C. My only complaint is that an hour just isn't sufficient. Seeing as how we seem to hours of Barbara thingy and her brayer each month I think we need a similar programme featuring your amazing talent and stamps. A 3 hour programme would be great, especially if we had at least a full hour of just you demonstrating without any interruptions.

Valxx

Joanne said...

I've done what I said and made the card. I put some gold on it so want to enter it for this weeks challenge. Here is the link:
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-188-gold.html
Hugs Joanne xx

Redanne said...

The programmes were excellent but like I said yesterday, I wish they would give you more time to demo or at least let you have more shows. Your work is stunning. The flower demo has been on C&C before but I liked the way you explained it - much better. Great shows. Regards, Anne Rx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Yep, ditto Joanne's comments for me too, you were wonderful.
Gorgeous piece today, I LOVE the fountains. All going well, I will be havig a go at this week's challenge.

Artyjen said...

I really enjoyed watching the shows yesterday Hels and usually I can't stand watching the darn channel for love nor money!!! LOL
It's a pleasure to see a show that features products and samples that one would aspire to make :)
xoxo Sioux

M said...

I missed the shows - is there a link online to catch them?? M x

Gillian .... said...

All that hard work paid off ... the samples were A.M.A.Z.I.N.G loved each and everyone of them. Really enjoyed both shows hun. xxx

Stacey Queen of Rants and Ramblings said...

beutiful pc of work... quite original and whimisical

Wanda H said...

This is quite spectacular, Hels!!!! Way, WAY Cool!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Was absolutley glued to the telly when your shows were on yesterday! They were just fantastic! Soooo informative! An I learned lots! :D

Those samples were simply STUNNING!!

I have actually managed to take part in the Sunday Stampers Challenge. Not been around much afraid :(

Anyway...here's my effort this week.

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.com/


Take care

Jackie xx

Elaine said...

Love your samples - really need some of that clearly for art. For once I've managed to do some stamping on a Sunday:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/01/gold.html

Charli said...

Yay, so glad to see this piece!! I have to say though, with your explanation it sounds so simple - but it doesn't look that straightforward!!

One question, did you use a glue gun to attach the vials?

Will try to join in this week, if I ever figure out how to upload pics ontoy blog using just my iPhone?!

Charli x

craftimamma said...

Now I finally have the TV and house to myself (except for the dog who will happily watch with me as long as he gets his ears stroked)I am going to sit and watch show #2 in peace. I will most definitely be saving them both on DVD for all the fab info and inspiration you gave us.

All your samples were totally gorgeous and thankyou for sharing them in more detail on your blog. This one is a stunner and I love the fringed stoppers.

Can't wait for your next show. I hardly watch C&C any more but will be gutted if I miss any of your shows. It's about time they re-introduced some quality arty crafting.

Big Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sara said...

I love your creativity and look forwarding to seeing what you produce each time. Here is my go at using gold I certainly got inky fingers doing this:0)http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2012/01/tag-20-curve.html

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the NEW CREATIONS... and as always your work is fun and ALIVE... Chose to combine a few challenges this week... running short of time now... Thanks for the challenge...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/01/early-spring.html
Here is mine... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

p.s. after reading all the other comments I do wish I could see your shows... but all the reasons are obvious... Love to though...

Anita Houston said...

Love this challenge. I must get that show on the internet...I want to see you in action!!! Here's my entry:

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/transformed-dress-form.html

anna christensen crafts said...

Only saw a little of prog as was on way to take daughter to Drama - sample I saw was brill. Your hair looked fab!

Here is the link to my very gold card

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/gold-lots-of-gold-and-then-some.html

anna christensen crafts said...

Only saw a little of prog as was on way to take daughter to Drama - sample I saw was brill. Your hair looked fab!

Here is the link to my very gold card

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/gold-lots-of-gold-and-then-some.html

Debbie said...

Fabulous piece of art Hels! So much fun! Love all your creative art! Here's "Bling" in all her finery:

http://scrapsfromabroad.blogspot.com/2012/01/bling-in-brown.html

Wishes from across the pond!

Debbie
^..^

Bonnie McLain said...

Here is another one... I got a little carried away... LOL.. what else is new... Love your challenges Hels...Thanks a million girl!!!
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/01/blue-on-blue.html
Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

Shelly Hickox said...

You are such a superstar! I wish I could have watched your show - I'm sure it was incredible!

I had no idea that SS had been around for so long. Just shows how much I pay attention. ;-)

Here's my piece. Thanks for the challenge!! It totally 'made' my little box.

Carol said...

Hi Hel's, watched your two programs on Create and Craft and I learnt so many new techniques. I've often looked at Wendy Vecchi's products but I had no idea of the size of them. It was so nice to see them on the program. Well done, you were great.
Here's my link to see my Week 188.
http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-week-188-after-goldrush.html

Julie said...

Morning Hels,
My contribution this morning is a ppuny wee thing compared to the wonder that you created.
Happy New Year to you by the way.

http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-right-black-and-white.html

Cheers from summery wet Australia
Julie

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels superstar! Do you get mobbed in the supermarket yet? Chuckle. You are ace!
Here is my offering for this weeks Sunday
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stampers-188-after-gold-rush.htmlper:

Tracey said...

Fab shows Hels, so much so, I broke my resolution and ordered a load of stash, all your samples a gorgeous.
Have managed to join in with this weeks challenge too, fist one for ages.
Txx

http://icklenorthrner.blogspot.com/2012/01/wow-it-has-been-while.html

Von said...

You came over so well on the show Hels really enjoyed it :)
Von xxx

BarbaraW said...

Your art piece is fantastic. Here's what I came up with.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/01/forever.html

inkypinkycraft said...

your piece is fantastic, here is mine using your flower tutorial thanks! hugs trace x
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/seeing-red-but-in-good-way.html

Sarah said...

I know you said you missed driving trains, but did you know you are steaming forward on great new creative locomotive now! passengers galore and you got your own whistle, cap and all now....
Challenged myself to dabble in gold - not something I often do...
http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/01/golden-girls.html
x Sarah

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