Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 196 - Misty... Plus A Giveaway

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thank you's for the lovely entries that you created for last weeks challenge... and thank you for all the lovely email entries too. I have been thinking about other ways to enter the challenge if you don't have a blog... and have decided that using Facebook to share your entries is a cool way too... so if you want to use FB as well or instead of... fill yer boots! This week sees a very special Guest Theme Setter joining the Sunday Stamper. Last Saturday I was doing some teaching in class and the lovely Barbara Cady looked up and said "How about Misty as a theme?" Oh yesh, indeedily, so I pounced (!) and asked her to be a Guest... to which she very kindly agreed! What a fab song... and... the theme... to use... MISTS. Be it a Colorwash, a Perfect Pearl, a Cosmic or Glimmer, or even how I made my entry... the choice is yours. Please do add in some stamping as well as the theme to your entry and then hop on back here to leave a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry... I can then hop over to visit you. As ever, if you haven't got a blog/Picassa/Flickr do-dah, then you can email me your entry... or use FB! The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 17th March 2012.




So... before I start with the "how I did this" waffle, I will just let you know that my entry for the challenge is up for grabs to one randomly chosen commenter... and if you enter as well, you will be entered twice into the draw. The winner will be announced on next Sunday's post.



Right, on with the waffle; so, I started a canvas, bodged it, slung it across the Room of Stash in a huff... started another canvas, bodged that... so that went the same way as its predecessor. And I reverted to what I am comfy with when the Mojo is threatening to walk out... I made a tag! I have just treated myself to the new Tattered Garland Alterations die so... it would have been rude not to play and make some diddy little roses (oh boy, they are reallllllly small... tidgy in fact... and fiddly, but worth it!) And combined with the new Destinations papers they look fair dinkum. Because they are delicate, I needed a delicate colouring for the background... so I mixed Distress Re-Inkers with water in Mini Misters (Tumbled Glass, Aged Mahogany and Spiced Marmalade) and a droplet of Purple Twilight Colorwash into a Mini Mister of water to make a paler version spray. They randomly went onto the tag and I let them drip a bit... then dried with a heat tool.





Next I used a gorgeous That Special Touch mask... oh, this is my fave ever I think, so delicate and pretty.. matching in with the mini roses and colour scheme. I used the different Misters to spritz over the mask and then dried them... and made another piece of card the same way to stamp the sentiment. A couple of leaves, some Idea-ology and some Maya Road pins finished off the tag nicely.





Here's a sneak peek at Barbara's gorgeous creation... to see it in full and also how Barbara made it, CLICK HERE and you will be whizzed off to her blog on the wings of a bumble bee (having seen several in the garden yesterday, I is a happy bunny for Spring is nearly here!)



Anyways... that's all for me for today... thanks for looking... don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the tag (if you like it that is... lol) Have a fab sunny Sunday! TTFN

Hels x

61 comments:

Glennis said...

I will be the first to comment - I think it is gorgeous Hels, I particularly love the colours

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Walk my way! I love that song ;) I'll be back with something
xoxo Sioux

Dee in N.H. said...

Your tag is just gorgeous!!

craftimamma said...

What a fabulously pretty tag Hels. The colours are so soft and the whole tag is just wonderful. Hang in there buddy!


Big Hugs
Lesley Xx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous misty tag, Hels!

Julie Short said...

What a fun thing to ask us to play with this week. Now my arm is twisted behind my back and I just ...might...manage... to Spray and Play!

The colours on your tag today Hels, are very springlike - English country garden indeed! Lovely!

Hlora said...

It is beautiful so much!!! Great job!!!

Larisa said...

Brilliant ... Lovely tag ..

Susan said...

I adore this tag! The coloring is so pretty and those flowers are beautiful.

Julia S-W said...

A gorgeously soft, feminine looking tag - I love it!
Julia

melanie said...

Stunning Tag love the colours .Melanie

Sara Jansen said...

Ah, those gorgeous flowers!! I will take up your challenge and add one of my own -- something light. That will be a real change...tee hee. So sorry I didn't get my Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds made in time; might have to try this week if I get some time. Happy Sunday!!

Red Kitty said...

Stunning tag Hels, the flowers look gorgeous. Will b back soon with my entry (and probably mucky hands too).
Sandra B. X

lisa aka b.creative said...

fab tag! love the color theme. xx

Felicie said...

Stunning Tag.I love the colors.

Buttons said...

Hmmm... misting eh? That's got the crafty juices flowing again, and the inspiration from you and Barbara helps even more. Thanks for everything Hels.
Hugs, Buttons x

Redanne said...

Oh what a lovely tag Hels, I will be back later with my entry!

Helen said...

I think it's fab - and Barbara's looks good too, off to check it out any second now... Will be sure to use some mists and get right back to you...

Elaine said...

Is it just me who thought that was a hard challenge - grey, swirly misty moons!! Then I read on - mists - so much easier. Will be back later in the week meanwhile, lovely tag and roses!!

lainey said...

tags are just fab to do and yours is stunning, loving those soft colours Hels and those roses are toooo cute!! lainey x

Aquarius said...

I just love this tag - it is so pretty with the delicate colours and the flowers are gorgeous and worth the fiddle I'm sure. Another die I NEED!!

Joanne said...

Oh heck! if the best flower maker in the whole world says the tattered garland is fidly what chance do I have with my clumsy fingers? Now if that's not a challenge I don't know what is. Thanks for the kick.
Hugs Joanne xxx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Hels, Loving the tag. It's another Hels classic. I particularly love the soft colours & the mini flowers. It would look amazing on my craft wall as inspiration, so fingers crossed for the draw.

Pat said...

What a beautiful tag.Sorry things a difficult for you at the mo. Hope things improve soon.I received the spool and it is just gorgeous and stands in pride of place on my coffee table. Thank you so much.
Patxx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, please find my entry to Sunday Stampers at: http://bollyanne.blogspot.com/
Hope you like it!

Shazza said...

Hels this is beautiful, I love the colours and those dinky roses. You always products i have never heard of, need you to write me a shopping list of must haves and best place to get them lol!
x

maska said...

Hei
Your tag is gorgeous.

Shirl said...

Did you just say if we like it? The word is love it. Have a sunny Sunday as well

Hugs Shirley x x

Sue said...

Such a pretty tag, just love the colours. Must start doing the challenges ... might just manage a go this week! Inspirational.

ElizabethR said...

That is gorgeous, very pretty colours match my toe nails xxx Can you tell I'm in girlie mode lol

Kate said...

Great tag Hels. I'm just finishing a project with some mists on it so I must not forget to link it up later in the week.

** Kate **

Miriam said...

Wonderful tag Hels. Love it!!!

Thought I would finally take part in your challenge - here is my entry:

http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunday-stampers-week-196-misty.html

See you soon xxx

Karen R said...

Haven't had a chance to keep up with your blog this week, but got a free half hour to catch up with my fav blogs, yours being the first. Going to try and find some crafty time this week to enter the challenge.
Karen xx

Julie Short said...

I know they say that when life gives you lemons make lemonade Hels but who wants to drink lemonade all the time?
Sorry to read that you are also having a hard time of it! Sending a cyber hug to you right now - sorry if I woke you up!

Anyway enough dithering, my world awaits. Here is my offering to your challenge this week.

http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/heartfelt-its-scary.html

Julie

Mary said...

Love the roses, and all the colors on your tag. I never thought to use re-inkers for that, I'll have to get some more colors so I can try it! Hopefully I'll have time to play this week...love this theme! =)

kerry said...

Beautiful inspirational tag Hels.
Hugs x x

Marjie Kemper said...

You tag is gorgeous Hels.... loving those flowers! Here's my Man in the Mist: http://marjiekemper.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/03/umbrella-in-the-mist.html

Elaine said...

Great art as always and lovely bright colours. Here's my tag:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/03/mists.html

Kate said...

My misty project is finished and can be found here!

** Kate **

Rita said...

Amazing how much fun I had making this card. All done on a Sunday too. I love making tags, but thought I'd like to do a misty background for this theme. Happy Crafting Everyone. Hugs Rita xxx

Here is my Card

Deb Neerman said...

Love, love, love your project ... I'd be thrilled to own this incredible work-of-art!

You can see my 'misty' entry HERE.

Thanks for another fab challenge!

Kate said...

What a fun challenge. Mists are my favorite. Your tag is beautiful! The color combo is perfect for spring!
Kate

Claudine C. said...

This will be my first time entering your challenge. I just found you through a friends blog. :)
My Entry is
http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com/2012/03/red-monochromatic-atc.html

I hope that works.

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful tag with absolutely gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing your project for us all to view and drool over!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this tag Hels. Sorry you got frustrated with the canvases, but if this is the result, well worth it!

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh Hels, I am so very sorry to hear about your fur baby... not fun to have a sick one in the house at all... I do hope that all straightens it's self out for you... TAKE a DEEP BREATHE and try and go thru it with a quick step...

I love your tags ... you know that anyway... each one is prettier than the next.. keep them a coming girl... love to see them all..

I had fun creating this for three challenges... and it does have lots of misting going on in it too... wow!!! It is popping with glimmer and sparkle... thanks for the challenge... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

You can see my entree here...

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/03/cover-for-my-art-journal-finally.html

Hope ya'll have a super nice day...

Jane said...

I must tell you - I am ready to fly to England just to take a class on how you make those gorgeous roses. Mine simply pale by comparison - I need a class from you...the master!

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, love the colours. I've been so inspired by your "Ranger Techniques" workshop that I've been messing about with crafty stuff all week and finally got round to making an entry for the Sunday Stamper;

http://sophiejanenewton.blogspot.com/2012/03/steampunk-tag.html

Can't wait for the next workshop x

Carol said...

I love the colours of your tag and I am amazed that you had time to make it with all the other things you're doing.
Here is my entry:
http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html

Kate said...

I love your tag! Amazing colors!
Here is my entry:
http://scrapyardthe.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/spring-babies-altered-cigar-box/

Anita Houston said...

You do this color scheme so well! This tag screams Spring...love all those soft pastels and your flower bouquets are fab!

Here is my entry this week. Thanks for all the fun!

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-tags-of-2012-march.html

Sara said...

HI Heres my Misty creation love your tag as usual, Hope the seeds are working for you :)

http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2012/03/tag-31-misty-travels.html

Sara

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Artyjen said...

I'm back! I just had to make a journal page Thanks for the super inspiration and for sharing your fabulous misty tag can I be in the draw pretty please?!
xoxo Sioux

Sue said...

Hi Hels, here is my first 'Sunday Stampers' attempt. This has made me look forward to Sundays! Take care, Sue x

Julia S-W said...

Hi there. I commented earlier and now I can post my entry as the birthday card has been received and I can go public!! This my first visit here so thanks for the opportunity.You can find my entry :

http://julialsw.blogspot.com/2012/03/using-mists-cassidys-birthday-card.html

Juliax

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous tag.
You can see my card here. http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/03/imagine-imagine-imagine.html

Karen said...

Gorgeous tags girlies !
Great theme to Barbara :)

My misty card is here:
http://karenscreation.blogspot.com/2012/03/clutch-of-cards.html

Becky said...

Love your Tag Hels as I am so late I have e-mailed you my tag.x

margaret said...

Here is my creation this week, not very misty but there you go!!! I love your tag Hels.

margaret said...

Here is my creation this week, not very misty but there you go!!! I love your tag Hels.

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