Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 190 - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles + Candy Winner!

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Well, what a fantastic response to last weeks challenge! Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and entries... it sure does make it very rewarding to know that so many of you love this little old challenge! I have a very special guest theme setter this week.. more of that in a mo because I need to tell you who won the Candy from last weeks challenge. So, there were 77 comments and as promised, if you entered as well, I doubled up your number so you had two entries which made 94 in total. I have asked Mr Random.org to help me pick a number and he chose... # 31 which tallies with the entry from CLAIRE. Thanks Claire, if you could email me your addy please? Right, on with this weeks challenge.




As suggested earlier, I have a special guest setting the theme this week... let me introduce Kate who suggested the song title I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles and the theme... BUBBLES. As soon as I heard this suggestion I had to leap at it... love the song and love the theme! ** it reminds me of when I was a nipper and my Dad used to sing it to me... we used to harmonise... ah, happy days...** To join in with the challenge is simples, make a little something, add in some stamping and the theme and then pop back here to leave a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. As ever, if you don't have a web place to enter, bung me an email over and your entry will still count! The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 6th February 2012.


So... that there pic is my entry - a little ATC sized chunky canvas that I have had kicking about for about 281 years... I got a bargain box full of them online and it is the last one.. and now of course, I need more... cos I have fallen back in lurve with the size.. humph! I used several Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints... mixing some together to get the right colours - I love how you can do that and they don't go all muddy! The colours I used are: Pastel Yellow (base), Dash of Red mixed with Dab of Yellow to get a vivid orange, Altered Orange mixed with a Dash of Red to get a gorgeous salmon pink and Teal for the colouring in bits.


I applied the paint using a spatula (and no, not the one I usually put my make up on with lol) so there are dragged patches... I like the rough look of that on the canvas. I added some stamping using Gesso (black and white) and Dylusions background stamps... I bobbed a smidge of Dab of Yellow through a dotty stencil using Cut & Dry too... forgot about that layer! I used Word to print out my words... using Adler font... and glued these on with Multi Medium. I stamped Wilbur (isn't he so cute!) and Puss Puss on copy paper, painted them in and stuck them down with Multi Medium too. I used an "All" Stabilo pencil (amazeballs for writing on ANY surface) to edge around the words and the characters and then blended the lines a bit with a fine paintbrush and smudged with my favourite tool... my finger!


Now, I have got an old bottle of Stickles and it is all finished... not a single smidge left in it because, I don't know about you but I am very stingy and I always take the stopper out of it and then cut into the bottle... there's looooads left in there you know. So, I saved the stopper bit and used the base of it to add "bubbles" in the black and white Gesso. I smidged some Black Gesso around the edges to close the design in and then finally... used Glossy Accents to fill up some of the bubbles... and voila, finished mini canvas... oh apart from the feet which are little Maya Road cotton reels. All of the goodies I used are available from The Stamp Attic... paints, Stampotique & Dylusions stamps etc :O)) (just sayin'!!)

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Here are a couple of pics of the totally gorgeous creations that Kate has made as her entries... check out the CUTENESS of this little fella... as you know, I don't normally "do" cute but sometimes I just get swept away with the adoreableness (is that a word? Well, tis now lol) And then Kate has done an inky piece too... seriously... she is a talented gal... please do hop over to HER BLOG and leave her some lurve... she is my first proper guest setter... and I hope the first of many because... as much as I lurve this challenge I am kinda running out of ideas! Big thanks to Kate for this FAB theme!!!



So, if you have a song that you love and it can incorporate a theme... please just give me a shout... leave a comment or send me an email... there isn't a pressie for doing it... but you will be left with a warm fuzzy glow for helping out a batty old moo... me, that is, self confessed and all that... because, don't tell anyone but... I got all engrossed in my arty stuff the other day and remembered I needed to nip to the Post Office. So, off I went in Ferdy... and when I was walking around the shop I thought "blimey these shoes are uncomfortable"... to look down and see... slippers! Yes folks, it has happened, I have made the slide into old age effortlessly... no wonder people were staring and young children were pointing and laughing... thank goodness I hadn't still got my jammy's on!!! Right, I will leave you with that rather unsettling image and say... as ever... thanks for looking and... TTFN!

Hels x

28 comments:

Yvonne said...

Love your little canvas, Hels!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-stamper-bubbles.html

Alison said...

He's so cute! Love him Hels! Great song title! xox

Joanne said...

This is stupendous. I absolutely adore Stampotique but only have 2 stamps. Your canvas is the most amazing piece I have seen in yonks. Wonderful.
Hugs Joanne xx

Helen said...

Great work Hels and Kate - a West Ham fan?? I know I say this every time I see them ued, but I need more Stampotiques....

Kate said...

Thanks for letting me play along Hels. Lol about the slippers!!!

** Kate **

Becky said...

Love the canvas Hels will get my thinking cap on to see what I can do.

Andrea said...

beautiful Hels and good to see the little fella has had an airing LOL and as for the slipper moment it comes to us all, like the time I fell asleep then woke to realise I should of been picking up George from school, I pelted out the house half asleep with what I thought was my mobile and it was the TV controls xx

lainey said...

Oh love your canvas Hels!! lainey x

Candy C said...

Hels, I really like your little chunky canvas. It's bright and cheery. I also like your techniques using the gesso. <3 Candy

Jacqueline said...

Love that Canvas Hels :D So much detail in that little piece !

Here's my entry for this week !

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Something a little 'different' from my usual stuff!

Take care

Jackie x

Redanne said...

Love Stampotique and love your canvas, must get more Dylusions stuff.

Elaine said...

Love you canvas - really brightens up a dull day! Here's my entry this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/01/blowing-bubbles.html

Von said...

Oh isn't he fun Hels lol love the theme :)

Kirsten Alicia said...

A very fabtastic chunky ATC Hels, I love this little guy. I CANNOT believe you went to the PO wearing your slippers!!! I think you need a crafting assistant to check you over before letting you outside of your Room of Stash. :)))

Kaz said...

BOOTIFUL!! Loving the colour hels, totally gorgeous xx

kazxx

Claire said...

I'm chuffed to bits to be your lucky winner Hels, thanks :-)
Great theme again this week and I love your project, another stunner! I'm going to be singing that song all day now lol
Claire xx

Gillian .... said...

OMG THIS IS FRIKKIN AWESOME ... like AMAZING hun ... love love love this weeks design & theme :) xxx

StampDancer said...

This was a fun prompt! Here's my entry Deb M

Crafty mop said...

Hi Hels , got my candy today .....hope you like it .......I LOVE IT your tooooo generous thank you so much ......my favourite bit out of the whole stash I have to say I your tag oh my god it looked good on your blog but in real life I have to tell you it's 10 times better ....love it ......will try and join in this week although it's my twin girls 5 birthday this week so a lot to do .....if not this week next.....thanks again you kind lady x

Helen said...

DId you know it's National Bubble Wrap Day? here is my entry for your challenge!

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! love the slipper story Hels! Wait till you're my age. I've had a few embarassing moments when I realised my top is inside out!


Your little canvas is smashing Hels and a great theme too! You've reminded me I have some black gesso no even opened yet. Must have a go!

Love Kate's two pieces as well. Lovely stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! love the slipper story Hels! Wait till you're my age. I've had a few embarassing moments when I realised my top is inside out!


Your little canvas is smashing Hels and a great theme too! You've reminded me I have some black gesso no even opened yet. Must have a go!

Love Kate's two pieces as well. Lovely stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Alison said...

Here's my entry Hels! xox

Anita Houston said...

Love your chunky atc!!! I need to make one of those. Where do you find the canvas?

Here is my entry:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/02/bubble-wrap-for-my-valentine.html

Becky said...

Love what you have done Hels here is my attempt.

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.com/2012/02/butterflies.html

Carol said...
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Carol said...

What I meant to say was my entry is late because I was doing Kate Crane's calender for February.

Love your canvas. Come and see my entries here:

http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stamper-week-190-im-forever.html

Sarah said...

very lurvely bright funky colours... I have a problem with anaemic bubbles this week - Picket Fence ate them up! Will do some homework on that - but still dropping my gent off at Sunday Stampers and doing some PR for Wendy stuff! We shall conquer!!! Sarah.

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/02/flip-top-and-fashion-frolics.html

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