Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 198 - Blackbird

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Spring Sunday to you all. Thank you all for your fab entries last week... and apologies that I haven't got around to all your entries yet... will get chance to visit you on Monday :O)) The theme this week is inspired by the birdsong in my garden the other morning... 4am and blackbirds were warbling, what a lovely sound! So, the theme is... BIRDS. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you like, include some stamping and the theme and then hop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. As ever, you can join in by blogging/picassa/facebook or if you haven't any of these, simply drop me an email with a piccie... I do truly appreciate all your entries. Also... have you noticed the number of Sunday Stampers that have been? Nearly at the 200 mark so I have a little something up my sleeve for that one... two weeks to go! This weeks challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday March 31st 2012.




So, my entry, inspired by "Scruffy" the old blackbird that looks a bit battered and feather-worn... and his sparing partner, Reggie the Robin. I am sure they are having singing competitions every morning... tis like a birdy version of The Voice lol I made a tag using a mix of Aged Mahogany and Picket Fence Stains as the base and then added some background stamping using Sepia Archival and a couple of flourishes in Jet Black Archival.



The birdcage is die cut from the Alterations die using Grungepaper... and the birdy is made from Grungeboard... the cage was pounced with Gold Dabber so it left stipples... and once dried, I patted Sepia Archival over it... the ink sits on top of the peaky bits making it look a bit rusty. The bird was coloured with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI's. I then got thoroughly carried away with lots of Idea-ology to decorate the tag... check out the cutest of cute - Gem Clips... I just know they will be my new fave thing!




So... here I am at Dawn's lovely home... the classes yesterday were fab, it was lovely to meet so many lovely ladies who all really enjoyed themselves and... I get to do it all again today with two more classes... and... ssshhh, don't tell anyone but... there just so happens to be a hooooge shop for me to be let loose in tomorrow... I can see a few goodies making their way back to the Room of Stash.. .ooh, not to mention that handbag that fell into my basket too lol Right, I shall away... an hour less sleep tonight (thank you Grim for reminding me about the clocks... otherwise I would be late up in the morning!) Have a great Sunday... thanks for looking... and... TTFN!

Hels x

45 comments:

ellen vargo said...

Hey! Glad the classes went well on Saturday! Wish I could have popped over to surprise you... alas... miss you!!! Have fun on Sunday - teaching AND shopping! Love ya Els xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag and glad you're having a great time with Dawn.

Redanne said...

Hels, the tag is fabulous, I love that birdcage die too. I know Dawn's shop and I reckon you will spend a fortune - hard not to as there is so much to choose from (and you get a cuppa too). Lovely.

Miriam said...

fabulous as ever. Pleased you are enoying the workshops. Will be joining in later xx

Rita said...

Glad you had a nice time with Dawn & Co. Itoo am enjoying the birds in the garden just now Hels, so hopefully I can come up with something as I don't have much for this theme. Enjoy yourself to-day. Hugs Rita xxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Very pretty tag!! So glad you are having a fabby time and can't wait to see what falls into your little shopping basket. Tee-hee!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, I'm glad you're having a great time. Have you met Dawn's goats??
Gorgeous tag for this week's SS, I'm off to put my thinking cap on.....

Candy C said...

Yay Hels!!! Sounds like you're having such a good time at your classes!!! Love your bird tag. So pretty!!! <3 Candy

Redanne said...

Hello again Hels, my Sunday Stamper entry can be found at:
http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/sunday-stampers-week-198-birds.html

Helen said...

Didn't think I'd be back so soon, but here is my entry!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Hels and glad the workshops are going well and you are enjoying yourself. A huge shop too, what could be better. Tracy x

Barb Cady said...

I hope your weekend has gone well, I'm sure all the lucky ladies had a fab time! I love your bird tag, great to see the cage die again
Here is my entry:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/sunday-stamper-198-birds.html
Thinking of you xx

Jacqui said...
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Jacqui said...

Lovely tag as usual Hels - here is my entry

rachel said...

Great workshop today Hels - have put my creation on my blog - thanks for making it such a wonderful time - loved it xx Rachel xx

Jacqueline said...

LOVE the tag!! And loving those tassels at the bottom of the bird cage!!

Glad you are enjoying your weekend!

I actually managed to make some time out for myself this week and join in!! yay! Was a dead quick project but it was worth it!

Here's my project this week :)

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/sunday-stampers-week-198-birds.html

Take care

Jackie x

crafty creations said...

Tnks Hels for such a brilliant workshop - the best one I've attended by far the project was just brilliant and so well provided for.It was wonderful to meet you after such a long time being a cyber pal .I shall be blogging my piece tomorrow. I 've seen your stunning birdcage and blackbird IRL - amazing the way that you did the cage

I too enjoyed the huge shop :):):)

Hugs Hilda

Sue said...

A beautiful tag Hels, and you get to shop too!! My tag is on my blog http://suetheiron.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/greatest-thing-that-you-will-learn.html

Gabrielle said...

Bonjour! Look! The sunny weather has meant F&T have entertained themselves today and I found time to play along! Happy Sunday my lovely x http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/birds.html

Sarah said...

I was so lucky to see this in 'real life' today Hels; yummy. S x

Miriam said...

Here's my entry:
http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/sunday-stampers-week-198-blackbird.html

Gez said...

Been a FAB afternoon Hels.. over all too quickly :-(

Got to join in your challenge using some of the great techniques we learnt today.. off to find a birdie.

Sweet dreams

Joanne said...

YOU ARE A TREASURE TO BEHOLD. Thank you so so much for THE most memorable weekend of workshops. Roll on the end of May - yay xxxxx
Hugs Joanne xxxoooxoxox

Sue said...

Love the cute birdy & chains. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here is my entry.

trisha too said...

Beautiful blackbird!!

:)

Shelly Hickox said...

Such a pretty tag! Some day I would love to come over there and take a class with you!!

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, here's mine:

Spring Tag

Kathryn said...

Hey Hels had a fabby morning on Sunday :)

Elaine said...

Great challenge this week - love your tag with it's birdcage. Must get round to buying that die!! Anyway here is my blackbird singing:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/blackbird.html

Gez said...

I've played HERE

I've had a lovely relaxing morning.. she says with burnt fingers from the UTEE!!

Bonnie McLain said...

Your Tag is wonderfully SRPING!! Love it ... although I always say that... but I do mean it from the bottom of my heart too...

I had fun with this little bird theme... I did get a little carried away... but hey... that is me..

Hope you like the birds...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/03/journey.html

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

Kate said...

Lovin your tag! Here is my submission!
It was challenging for me because I don't usually use birds but I did it!
http://scrapyardthe.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/make-art-every-single-day-tag/
Kate

Rita said...

Well, I did manage to be creative for this weeks challenge. Beautiful weather for such a great challenge too. Happy Crafting Everyone. Hugs Rita xxx
Heres Mine

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Hels! Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide us. Love your tag!
Here's mine:
http://www.melisawaldorf.com/2012/03/impression-obssession-artist-trading.html

rachel said...

Love this one Hels - loved seeing it for real on Sunday too and thanks for the heads up about the classes at the end of May! Rachel x

rachel said...

Hi Hels - decided to leave you an entry too for the Sunday Stamper - I think this must be where I do it! Rachel xx
http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/birds-birds-birds.html

Sara said...

Sounds like the classes at the weekend were a great success,Heres my blackbird.
http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/tag-34-blackbird.html

Have fun xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So happy to have "discovered" your amazing blog! Thanks for all the inspiration! This is my first time joining along with your challenge. Had lots of fun! Here's the link to my project:
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/artful-play.html

Thanks for the fun challenge :)

Julie Short said...

Hi Hels, A wee birdie offering from me this week.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/of-course-you-can-fly.html

Hope all is well for you
Julie

Renee Zarate said...

Here's my entry. Love your blog.
http://renee-boltonhouse.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunday-stamperweek-198-bird-theme.html

Sharon said...

Lovely tag. Perfect timing with the theme too - just had to use one of my newest stamps ;o). Here's my entry: http://mermaids-lair.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/birdie.html
Cheers x

Anita Houston said...

Rocking awesome tag...love that caged up bird and the pink is devine! I didn't have a lot of time, but I can't miss a SS, so I used a technique tag from Tim's CC101, hope that's ok. It's very basic!

http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/03/sleeping-birdy-plus-cc-101-days-2-5.html

BarbaraW said...

Love your tag. I like how you added the tassles to the bird cage. Here's my birdie: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-is-in-air.html

Elise said...

Hello Hels, my Sunday Stamper entry can be found at:
http://elisescreacards.blogspot.com/2012/03/eens-iets-anders.html

I am a new follower and love this challenge.

Greetings Elise

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ok, so here it is, better late than never! I really did have a great time on Sunday afternoon and can't wait for next time when I have already booked a full day! Thanks Hels!
My Birdie is here http://pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/watch-birdie.html
Love, Chrisx

isisimaginings said...

Hi Hels, I hope you've had a good day. I don't know how I've done it, but here's my tag for this SS challenge.....

http://isisimaginings.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/simon-hels-say-tag-a-bird/

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