Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 203 - Little Red Corvette

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for the gorgeous summery entries to last weeks challenge... and hello to lots of first-timers entering the challenge... I know I say this all the time but it sure makes me smile big to see all your fab entries. The challenge this week is staying with the colour theme... and it is... RED. To join in is simples; make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in some stamping and the theme, pop back here and leave a comment for me along with a link to the place you are showing your entry so I can hop over to visit you. As ever, if you haven't got a blog or other web hosting platform, you can enter via email or Facebook. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 5th May 2012.

So. My entry. I had an absolute ball making this! Jo sent me a few stashly bits to play with this week ahead of my demo day (yesterday) and one of the pieces was this big frame from Kaisercraft. As soon as I saw it I knew that it was going to get some Studio 490 treatment... and I also cut into some of my precious Jenni Bowlin papers - I just love the combo of these colours with Studio 490. I started by coating the edges, recess and a smidge of the front of the frame with Black Soot Distress Stain, drying as I went and then reapplying so it achieved a nice deep tone. Once I had stuck the paper onto the frame I blended around the edges with Brushed Corduroy DI and then sanded them back slightly to reveal the white core giving it a bit of a shabby look. I then set about altering some Art Parts - covering the flowers with more of the papers and sanding the edges so they matched with the overall look of the piece.

I went to town with the Fired Brick DI and coloured three Grungepaper flowers (that flower again folks!) and made a rose (although I thinking this one looks a bit like an hibiscus bloom) The leafy Art Parts were coloured with Peeled Paint Stain, edged with Peeled Paint DI to add some shading and then overstamped with the big background stamp from the Accents for Art set (the one with that flower) using Olive Archival Ink. The fancy corners are more stamps from that set, stamped onto their co-ordinating Art Parts with Coffee Archival and then coloured with Brushed Corduroy DI.

I made a centrepiece to go into the recess... I even got out the little sewing machine and did a bit of stitching (mmm, still not mastered the big machine, I need lessons lol) and then coloured a cut down Scallop Border Art Part with Black Soot, sanded the edges, coloured over with Brushed Corduroy DI and then I glued it to the frame using... yep, you guessed it... Cosmic Shimmer Glue. I added some bits and bobs onto the shelf and then finally attached a little birdy using one of the new Screw Eyes (am loving these!) Ooh, I nearly forgot... I added some little butterflies that I stamped onto Clearly For Art - Blackout flavour using Gold Dabber... and then popped some Game Spinners onto them to make their bodies.

I had a FAB day yesterday at Jo's shop... many thanks for inviting me Jo and also thank you to your lovely Mum for looking after me and making sure I was topped up with coffee and cake. Oh, you should have tasted the cakes!!! I erm... sampled them all (not all at the same time of course!) they were scrummy. It was lovely to meet so many lovely crafters too... am waving hello to you all! Right, I must away, I have a date with my bed, book and hot water bottle... brrrr, tis chilly here tonight! Thanks for looking... have a fabby Sunday... I shall be installed on the sofa, watching the British Touring Cars, they are at Thruxton today... Go Plato!!! TTFN

Hels x


Miriam said...

Fabulous Hels - I am loving those Studio 490 stamps.

As for the WRCC - hope there is less rain than there was today!!!


Julie Short said...

What a totally "Delish" offering to see first thing thia morning after a week of blah and no creating
(except with the paperwork lol)
I love all the details you have in this gorgeous piece Hels.
And this week RED va voom... you just might see me back...cause I love red!

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, your piece is stunningly gorgeous, what a beautiful creation and loving seeing that rose again in a different setting. I adore anything red so will have to try my hand at something. Anne x

Buttons said...

This creation is just perfect. You really do love that flower! and the colour scheme works so well.
Glad the day went so well yesterday - and thankfully no falling trees!!
Let's see if JP can stay on the the track today?!
Hugs, Buttons x

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous, love the little shelf you have made, fab!!!!hugs trace x

Helen said...

The frame is gorgeous and I love the shelf of little trinkets and bits you've added. I AM going to try that flower soon!!

Von said...

Just beautiful Hel's :)

Aquarius said...

Another fab production - brilliant idea to add that 'shelf' to hold the gorgeous elements. Hoping to make some of those flowers from your tutorial but have temporarily 'lost' my grungepaper - very frustrating!!

Carole Z said...

Just gorgeous Hels...beautiful Carole Z X

Joanne said...

I adore this, it speaks to me. Where did you get the sentiment please? Fab construction as always. You rock.
Hugs Joanne xx

Annie said...

Hi Hels. This is s fab piece. I love the papers/embellishments........everything really. I have not purchased any art parts but think I must add them to my wish list. Hope to enter Sunday Stampers this week. Wish I could add a few hours to my day......! Any ideas welcome !!

Hugs Annie :)

rachel said...

This is stunning Hels - and I love the theme - will need to get my thinking cap on! LOL!!! Hugs Rachel xx

Sue said...

Love this to bits-that shelf is such a clever idea. Red is my fav colour but I never do much with it (how silly is that) so here is my big chance. Glad you had a good day yesterday. Sx

Shazza said...

ooooh Hels this is amazing, I love all the wee bits and bobs you add and the flower is gorgeous

Rita said...

What a fabulous piece of Art Hels. I love everything you have done to make such a wonderful card. Now to get the thinking cap on, but I'm watching the F1 first. Enjoy your Sunday and just relax. Hugs Rita xx

crafty creations said...

Fabulous piece again Hels

Mine is on my blog


Thanks for looking

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the little 'shelf' of goodies that you have on this page... so wonderfully creative... I made a RED tag... hope it is RED enough... I had a delightful time with this challenge... thanks for being YOU Hels...

Have a great day... one and all..

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Debby said...

This is gorgeous! I am still waiting for that stamp set to get to my house!! Love what you did with all of the pieces! Lovely.

craftimamma said...

Wonderful design Hels! I love the Studio 490 floral arrangement and all the little bits and bobs on the 'shelf'. The Clearly for Art butterflies are really pretty too.

Lesley Xx

Julie Short said...

I had fun with the RED, Hels. BTW did I tell you I love your blog and challenges? Julie

Alison said...

Gorgeous artwork Hels! Here's my entry xxx

Maggie said...

Hi Hels long time no play at Sunday your project as always gorgeous work here is my link I am warning you the technique needs me to practice lots and lots....but it will be fun! Just wanted to play at SS and it is red!!!! rofl.


Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I am back with my entry which you can find at:

Regards, Anne

Becky said...

Love the stamps Hels and your card.Here is mine

Tammy Ortiz said...

Very Gorgeous Card.
I did not see a mr linky
So I am leaving my post here.

Elaine said...

Loving your frame and especially all the bits in the recess. Oh and lovely flower once again. My entry is here:

Buttons said...

Hurrah!! It's done!! (and this time not last thing)
Hugs, Buttons x

Jacqueline said...

Ooooh! gorgeously stunning as usual! LOVE that little shelf though! How cute is that!!

Sadly my piece isn;t as cute as that .... very gory and atmospheric!! lol... but for anyone who knows me, they will know that i just couldn't resist doing this piece!! lol

Thanks for sharing

Jackie x

sue law said...

Loving your work Hels!

Hope you will let me play with my red box...hopefully maroon counts as red?

You'll find it "here"


Est xxx said...

Oh my goodness, that is stunning, missed taking part yesterday but went to a bead fair :-), hope to get started on my idea tomorrow xx

Maria said...

Hi Hels
Just wanted to say big thanks for a fabulous demo day sat at
Lets Create. I certainly learnt a few new things and will be getting my hands dirty soon. This piece is even better in 'real life'and I can't wait to do my version of it.
Couldnt decide what stamps etc so had to have more than one LOL.
Maria x

Rita said...

I thought this would be a doddle Hels, but I really could not think Red at all. However, once I started it came to-gether ok. Have a nice Day. Hugs Rita xx
Here's Mine

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful work!

Here is mine:

Est xxx said...

Finally added my creation, great challenge, thanks Hel's

Anita Houston said...

The little tiny craft for!!! I love it so! The dots the red rose...all gorgeous! What a fabulous design!

Here is mine...make sure you read all the way to the bottom!

Annie said...

Hi Hels......well I just managed to find time to create my entry to this week's challenge. Hope you like it as I had a great time making it in my favourite style. Hugs Annie X

Here's my entry

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi Hels,
well wet here still so this red colour challenge brightens things up!!! here is mine :
hugs trace x

Marita Soutar said...

Love your piece, lovley and bright!
Here is mine on my blog
Thanks for looking.#

My name is Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Here's my 'Red' ATC

Sara said...

I do soooo love your roses. it has taken me all week to do my tag this week, but here you go and have a good weekend.

Sara xxx

Miriam said...

Just made it this week!!!

Here you go:

BarbaraW said...

Hels, Your artwork is so gorgeous.
My piece doesn't show a corvette, but it certainly has some red.
It's here:

tocovya said...

Your first piece would make a lovely photo page for the wall. Really like that.
My Little red angel would like to take part xxx

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