Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 202 - Summer In The City

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for all the fabby entries to last weeks challenge... and hello to some newbie entrants too :O)) This week I am inspired by the weather! Well, the kind of weather that I wish we were having at the moment and not this rainy, cloudy and hailstormy stuff... no, I am wishing for some bright sunshiny days. So, the theme for this week is... SUMMER COLOURS. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you like... add in some stamping and the theme and then hop on over here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/Picassa/Flickr etc, you can enter on Facebook or by sending me an email with a piccie of your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:oo Saturday 28th April 2012.

Front of T'Pouch

So... my entry is actually my class sample for today's workshop at The Stamp Attic. It is all about overloading tags... something that I lurve to do. I have made a T'Pouch for the tags to sit in... oh and if you are new to my blog and are wondering what a "T'Pouch" is... basically, about a year ago, I got all exciteable and decided that just a tag wasn't enough... and I wanted to carry on the piece I was making, giving it more space to add more embellishments and stamping... so I came up with the Pouch design. After yakking over a suggested name for said Pouch with a pal, he suggested the "T'Pouch" so it is a bit of a play on words like the 80's pop band T'Pau... and it kind of went from there!
Back of T'Pouch

If you fancy making your own T'Pouch, I did a tut a few months ago with all the measurements and pics etc... details of which are HERE for you to see. In keeping with my desire for sunny days and a bit of warmth on my old bones, I decided to make this sample using hot Distress Colours... namely Scattered Straw (heavenly with the following...) Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick Stains. The stamping is with Jet Black Archival and Snowcap Dabber and the stamps are all Tim Holtz collection apart from Photographer Guy - he is a Studio 490 stamp.

Front of Tag

I did some die-cutting using Alterations dies and Grungepaper and cardstock... and added some Idea-ology for embellishing the pieces. I am going to be making another one today in my class... so this time I will pick different colours (or, maybe because I am loving the hot colours, I will do another the same!)

Back of Tag


Tis time for my bed... I had a lovely busy day ripping and old book apart and cutting it (it didn't squeal lol) and getting messy with Gesso and sprays... I will blog pics tomorrow .. I have "my own back" to get on Wendy and Caz today.... they were snapping away with their cameras and I just know that there will be plenty of "Hels looking like a goof" pictures being bandied about... I need a bargaining tool... quick! LOL Right then, that's all for now... thanks for looking... have a fabby Sunday! TTFN

Hels x

46 comments:

Ephemera said...

Hi Hels what a beautiful summery hot and inky tag and Tpouch. My entry is here
xx

craftimamma said...

Oooh, what a fab combination of colours Hels and a gorgeous combo of images and embellies too. Bet your ladies are going to have a brilliant time today. BTW we had a thunderstorm to add to the mix on Friday too :-(!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Redanne said...

Loving the colours you have used today Hels. Me thinks you love that balloon almost as much as I do!! Love it. Hope you have a lovely day at Stamp Attic.

rachel said...

Fab T'pouch Hels - love the explanation of where the word came from!! Loving the colours and will have a go soon! Hugs Rachel xx

Helen said...

Oh, yes that balloon again! it is fab. Love your tag and t'pouch.

Aquarius said...

What a fab idea - will have to check out that tutorial, thanks

Joanne said...

Lovely combination of stamps etc. The colours just warmed me up a bit 'cos it's freezing again.
Hugs Joanne xxx

isisimaginings said...

Gorgeous tag & t'pouch Hels, the colours are gorgeous. Will try to make something before Tuesday, when a frien arrives from the US for a few weeks. I doubt I'll get much crafting done while she's here. :)

Miriam said...

Fabulous!! Wishing I was with you today xxx

Buttons said...

Beautiful tag/t'pouch combo. Makes me think of summer evenings in the garden with the wood burner on and a large glass of wine...
Back to the real world, there is so much detail in this wonderful creation; God Bless all those who will be having fun attempting to recreate your work!!!
Looking forward to reproducing summer skies in some form or another (not the stormy ones though!)
Have a great day today. Hugs, Buttons x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pouch tag, love that idea! Zo xx

Jacqueline said...

I am in LOVE with that hot air Balloon!! I MUST have that! Now! lol..

What a beautiful piece this week Hel's, thanks for sharing, and thanks for the tutorial yesterday too...must have a wee bash at that! :D

Here's my piece for this week...

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stampers-week-202-summer-colours.html

Jackie x

snazzyoriginal said...

Fab colours in a great project, need that camera man stamp xx

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Hi Hel's

This is my wee contibution to this weeks challenge.

http://taitucker.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks Sue

Bonnie McLain said...

Wow.. I love your tag... love the colors and love that balloon stamp... really all GREAT!!! LOVE IT....

I have been on a new project and loving it too... here are a few pictures of it....
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-project-underway.html

Hope you have a GREAT Week... love that grunge flower too... nice PLUS!!!

Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

Linda Cain said...

LOVE the colors and everything about this!

~Linda

Est xxx said...

Gorgeous colours Hel's and again I've took part, love your challenges so much thank you for the inspiration, my entry is here
http://crafti-n-est.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamping-and-smiles.html
Xx

Miriam said...

Here is my entry for this week:
http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper-week-202-summer-in-city.html

Right - did someone mention wine??? Time to open a bottle!!

Caz said...

Would I be horrible to you and post goofy pics?!?!?!?!?
Great day t'pouch making!!
You've used lovely colours - looks great!

Sara said...

Hi love your colours and the balloon is great heres my entry for this week. http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/tag-40-summer-colours.html
Have a good week xx Sara

Carol said...

I love what you have done with the Tag Pouch and you even did both sides of your tag! Love the colours, here is my entry.

http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2012_04_01_archive.html

Redanne said...

Hell again Hels, my entry can be found at:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stampers-week-202-summer-in-city.html

Anne x

SophieNewton said...

Beautiful, I keep seeing that balloon stamp and I soooooo want it! Here's my entry
Sophie x
http://networkedblogs.com/wLiZA

Annie said...

Hi Helen I love your tag and pouch. As I have a birthday card to create I may well make a t'pouch, absolutely great idea of yours. Thank you so much for the inspiration/tutorial. Take care......Annie :)

Elaine said...

Great colours this week - we need something bright and cheerful to look at!! Love that balloon stamp. Here's my tag this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/summer-rose.html

Rita said...

What a lovely theme for this week Hels. I'm sure its what we are all waiting for too. Anyway, I managed to do a tag that I maybe have overdone it a bit as i tend to do. Hope you all enjoy your crafting. Hugs Rita xx Here's Mine

rachel said...

Hi Hels - played with Pan pastels for this one! What do you think?
http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/pan-pastel-play-time.html

Karin said...

Fab colours in a great project :-)

My entry:
http://trollkatta.blogspot.com/2012/04/dt-crazy-challenge-116-femininegirly.html

Hugs from Karin

The Creative Mommy said...

Hi!!!

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge!!!

http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafty-sunday-and-announcement.html

Crafty hugs,
Jessica
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Oooh those colours are so intense-such a lovely piece of work-must try one of those Tpouches soon. Here is my entry. Sx

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous piece you've made Hels. Love the colours, images and embellishments! Fab theme you have chosen too and my entry is here:
http://julialsw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/summer-colours.html

Lovely Linda said...

Love this tag - love your blog - so very inspiring!! Here is my card for this weeks challenge:

http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/lavender-bells.html

{{{hugs}}}

Anita Houston said...

Love this...summer colors! Pool time...yay! Your tag is gorgeous...loved the way you sort of divided it...brilliant!

Here is mine!
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/04/12-tags-of-2012-april.html

Ann B said...

Beautiful tag and I hope those hot summer colours are an indication of the months to come.

Here is my entry - http://anniestamper.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/summer-colours.html

Ann B
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

a fabbie piece, love it..well here is mine, hope it works this works, not sure it linked up properly last week,
anyways here she is:
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/summer-colours-and-not-tag-on-sight.html
have a great week, hope the pain is better hugs trace x

anna christensen crafts said...

Awesomelish Posh Tag Hels! absolutely gorgeous

My entry is here:

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/another-first-for-me-altered-tin.html

Sorry I can't do t'posh links

Becky said...

Love what you have done Hels her is my piece for the week

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/summer-colours.html

...just Barbara said...

Thanks for the challenge - I am soooo ready for some warm weather! LOL
http://forgottenscraps.blogspot.com/2012/04/payton.html

margaret said...

Hi Hels, Here is my contribution this week, I hope it represents summer colours, though with all the rain summer seems along way off.
http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper-summer-colours.html

BarbaraW said...

Hels, you make the most fabulous projects.
Here's what I came up with: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/04/beauty.html

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those gents! I'm really going to have to make a t'pouch. I like the idea of hidden surprises when you pull it out.
My entry is here http://pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sunday-stamper.html

Cath Wilson said...

Great theme, Hels - thanks again.

http://katykrunch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/flutterbies_27.html

Cath x

Helen said...

Creeping in at the last minute again!
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/cracked-glass.html

Buttons said...

Not quite the last Helen!! Hope you enjoyed your day with Jo Channon.
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/new-york-new-york.html
Hugs, Buttons x

Ali Manning said...

Haven't played your challenge in ages Hels, but the summer colors got me going this week :)

http://vintagepagedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/watercolored-dictionary-page.html

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