Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 204 - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for the gorgeous red creations that you all entered last week... I know, I say this all the time but... it makes me smile BIG to see all your lovely entries... so thank you!! On with this weeks challenge. Now, I have used this song before (I know, naughty Hels!) but it is one of those that combines two things for the one challenge and it was a yonk and a half ago that I had this one. The theme this week is... BLUE & BROWN. To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping, pop back here to leave a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can then pop and visit you. If you don't have a blog, Flickr, Picasso etc, you can join in by email or on Facebook. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 12th May 2012.



My entry this week features brown and blue - they are a fab combo together aren't they? I started out with a nice white tag and used Picket Fence with Pine Needles and Broken China Stains, making a marbled background. I overstamped with Aquamarine Archival for a more blended background and then got cracking on the embellishing. Now, I have had Movers & Shapers dies for yonks but haven't really used them to cut apertures. So, I thought I would have a little play and see how I liked it. Like it? I LOVE it!!! I used a Mini Butterfly, cutting it out of the tag - then I covered a piece of card with some Tissue Tape and cut another butterfly out. I added more Tissue Tape to more card to make a little thingywotsit to sit behind the cutty outty bit so it matched in with the other butterfly (am I making sense? I don't think I am lol)



I then made some little flowers using Kraft Glassine and the Mini Tattered Florals and normal Tattered Florals dies; scrumpling up the Glassine to make wrinkles in them and on the middle flower in the layers, I rubbed on some Blue Raspberry Perfect Pearls, then heated the Glassine which "grabs" the PP's and they are then bound to the paper. Some little paper roses, that I coloured the edges of with Broken China, adorn the centres of the flowers and I added some little Movers & Shapers leaves, cut out of Grunge covered with canvas and coloured with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss.... oh and some Movers & Shapers Branches... coloured with Gathered Twigs. I added a little banner and some of the Lace Strip die, cut out of Kraft cardstock and then blinged up with a strip of AB gems. The words are Chit Chat Stickers and the Philosophy Tag was coloured with Pool Dabber.



Phew! I think that is all... cor blimey, that was a long description! As ever, thanks for looking and for supporting my little weekly challenge... I hope that you have a good Bank Holiday... and the sun shines nice and warm on you! TTFN

Hels x

43 comments:

Julie Short said...

Well Done Hels, for lots of reasons.
Your challenge today will make me drag out some stuff which looks very like brown glassine to me and which I snaffled at a recycle shop long time ago.
A shoe in with blue. Now into the real work so I can play too.
Hugs to you
Julie

Ann said...

Hello Hels!! - Love your tag & all the gorgeous embellies, the colour combo is fab & one of my faves too!!
Take care & have a lovely weekend
Ann xx

Helen said...

Fabulous tag Hels (as always) and I won't mind using this colour combo again, either!

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, fabulous tag and I love the colours...have never entered before, but hope to make the time to have a play with this! xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous Tag, loving your textures & blue with brown a fabby combo...Mel :)

Aquarius said...

Wow - love it and as I said before your posts always make me smile. Some great ideas here to try - thanks for sharing

Rita said...

My favourite colours. Hels your tags is beautiful, how on earth do we compete with it. But I'm sure your loyal SS troopers will not let you down. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs from Sunny Scotland. Rita xxx

ElizabethR said...

Yippee a chance to join in. Love your tag Hels, my fave colours! Here's my offering. Elizabeth x
http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sunday-stampers-204-dont-it-make-my.html

Redanne said...

Your tag is gorgeous Hels, I love the colours and the way you have done the butterfly. My effort can be found at:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sunday-stampers-brown-and-blue.html

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

Hi Hels Here is my entry for SS. Bit of hero worshipping going on sorry. LOL

http://taitucker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/things-you-can-do-with-tissue.html

Miriam said...

Here is my creation:
http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sunday-stamper-204-dont-it-make-my.html

Hazel said...

Fabulous as ever, Hels. I love blue and brown as a combo - my card is here x

Sue said...

Thank you for a great day today-thoroughly enjoyed the workshop & look forward to spending tomorrow playing with inky things! Will pop back later in week with my finished article. Sx

Sue said...

I should have said that this is even better in the flesh (so to speak)-fantastic tag. Sx

Est xxx said...

Fab challenge :-) my fave colours...added mine
http://crafti-n-est.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/red-and-yellow-and-pink-and-green.html xxx

Colleen said...

Fantastic Tag, Love the colors!!!
Here is my entry:

http://mylifeinscraps-colleen.blogspot.com/2012/05/fathers-day.html

Sara Jansen said...

Another stunning tag...and of course loverly fluers...always fun to see your creations Hels

anna christensen crafts said...

Another Luverly tag! I adore the butterflies and those flowers are gorgeous! Brilliant Challenge - my favourite colour combination.

Here's mine!

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/dont-it-make-my-brown-eyes-blue.html

Elaine said...

Love your tag - great colours this week!! Here's my quick tag:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/brown-and-blue.html
Elaine

crafty creations said...

Fabulous inspirational tag Hels

Mine is on my blog

HERE

Thanks for looking

Becky said...

Fab tag as usual Hels here is mine

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/blue-and-brown.html

Ellen said...

Hi!:) I'm soo happy that I found your blog, and I get so inspired by all the beautiful tags, and other lovely prosjects you've made..and I love your tag & all the gorgeous embellies♥.
Here is my card..Don't make my brown eyes Blue:)
http://scrappellen.blogspot.com/2012/05/en-liten-reminder-til-sketchy-colors116.html
Hugs, from Ellen/Norway

Barb Cady said...

So sorry to have missed a couple of weeks Hels, here I am back with this weeks challenge, a lovely choice by you and your blue/brown piece is gorjuss! I love the embellies - it's a beautiful tag.
Here is my offering:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sunday-stamper-204-make-my-brown-eyes.html
See you soon! xx

Buttons said...

Loved the work you did with Denise this weekend (already on her blog). Looks like you had a great time.
My entry is at http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/and-red.html
Hope you like! Hugs, Buttons x

Helen said...

Pleased to have been able to make it this week!! You can see my entry here

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Hels! Love your blues and the flowers are beautiful! Love the charm piece too!

Here is mine.
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/05/mothers-day-tag.html

Chrissie said...

Just found you!
I thought I would try these fab colours you can see my card
here

Chrissie

Bonnie McLain said...

Well you made me jump out of my safe little comfort zone and box... and I had to do this one... I could have very easily have said that I had other things to do... which I did... but I did put it on my list... and the best thing is that I got it done... love it and also blogged it... LOL... Thanks for the push.

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/05/blue-and-brown.html

Hope that you have wonderful day... and week... loving all the pieces you are doing...a Great inspiration in so many ways... keep it up.
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

shamraiz said...

Hi dear ,Hope that you have wonderful day... and week... loving all the pieces you are doing...a Great inspiration in so many ways... keep it up.
Love, Light and Peace.
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Sara said...

Love the combination Hels, I really love your background here's my tag for you http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/tag-43-4-in-1.html have a good week xx

Annie said...

Hi Hels. I have to say that I just love Brown and Blue together. I loved the 70's song too. Your tag is stunning and I just love the embellishments. Hope you like my submission to Sunday Stampers.
Hugs Annie x

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/floral-delight.html

Angela said...

Wow, your tag is gorgeous! I went with aqua blue; thanks for the fun challenge!

http://angela-justmonkeyingaround.blogspot.com/2012/05/creative-card-crew-mother.html

Ellen said...

Hi!:) Here is my card number 2..with the theme . BLUE & BROWN!:)
Thank you.
Hugs, Ellen

Gabrielle said...

Ok. I have had some time to play today and I wanted to play with you! Sorry I don't get to join in as often as I'd like to but I do love your weekly challenges! So this is my little play - http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-favourite-stamp.html Mwah!

Sue said...

I've had a very nice crafty few days but now I have to catch up with all those other things! Here is my entry for this week. Sx

Kate said...

Love your tag! Your flowers are scrumpious! Here is my entry: http://scrapyardthe.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/america-i-love-door-hanger/
Kate

Julie Short said...

Hi Hels I'm back!!! (said with a drawl and miscievous tone)
Hope you weel has been a good one. Here's my contribution to your challenge.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/when-you-work-with-beautiful-2nd-post.html

Carol said...

Ooh a lovely tag, I love the blue background and the kraft glassine flowers. I will back later to show mine.

Carol said...

This is my entry:

http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Glennis said...

Fabulous (as always)
here is my entry
http://creatingcards-grf.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/blue-brown.html

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's my entry!
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/expect-miracles-110512-sunday-stamper.html

Joan said...

Love blue and brown together,here's my rather boring little card !

http://latenightstamping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/flight.html

Joan

rachel said...

Hi Hels - this is fab - here's my entry - its a bit cutesy - but I like it!!!

http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/here-comes-summer.html

hugs Rachel xx

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