Sunday, 1 July 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 212 - Silver Dream Machine

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Thank you ALL for your amazing entries for last weeks challenge... I know I say this all the time but, it really does make me smile big to see so many lovely entries each week. This week is an easy-ish theme, something simple to get those creative juices flowing. So, without further ado, the theme is.... SILVER. To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, don't worry, you can use Picassa/Flickr/Tumblr or any other webhosting photo place, or you can join in by posting a pic on your Facebook or by emailing me a photo :O)) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 7th July 2012.


So. My entry this week started life as a germ of an idea in my head... something "industrial" looking. And ended up looking more pretty than industrial because I just couldn't help but add some paper roses. The background was made by layering Metal Foil Tape onto a tag, overlapping the tape in patches. I then used my Ten Second Studio tools to add some rivets and punchy bits. The whole lot was then covered with Pitch Black Dabber, which I wiped off to reveal a more aged look.



The paper roses are the Mini Tattered Florals die, cut from Shabby Vintage paper and then coloured with Rusty Hinge DI and sanded to make them shabby. The sentiment is on a mini Labels cut from cardstock and this was popped onto an ornate frame from the Large Tags die. I pounced a Silver Dabber onto that, dried it and then lightly pressed a Jet Black Archival onto it, so the black sticks to the raised bits of paint... you can also do this technique with a Gold Dabber and a Coffee inkpad... this gives a really cool rusty look ;o))



Oooh, and a bit of a shameless plug... did you see that I have made my debut in the movie world? I don't think that Steven Spielberg has much to worry about but HERE are the vids, they are only a couple of minutes each and are all about Buttertubs Pass in Yorskhire...



Anyways... that's all from me today - I have one of those "to do" lists that is longer than my leg **no comments about me being a shorta**e and the list not being very long lol** we are having a nice roast lamb dinner (nomnomnomnomnom) and then this evening I am having a crafty Skypey sesh with Ellen, yay! Sounds like a good day huh? Have a good day yourselves... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

36 comments:

Helen said...

That's just gorgeous!! Saw your videos - great cobbling together!! Scenery was wonderful.

Miriam said...

Fabulous! Silver isnot a colour I use very often - think I will enjoy this one!

isisimaginings.com said...

Hi Hels, this is gorgeous & combined with one of Neil Walker's samples that I saw at the Craft Barn yesterday, it has given me an idea. The miracle will be if I can actually succeed in making it. :) Hope you have a lovely day, looking forward to seeing what you & Ellen come up with.

Julie Short said...

Been looking for you all day honey! So sorry that I caught up on your gorgeous Yorkshire Post. My will- a- wander soul so wants to visit England again. I have to be firm and strong and hide the credit card or a Plane ticket will be in my pocket.

I have just the thing to explore for yoour silver theme so your challenge will be my reward this week for some boring that's on the agenda.
By the way I really like the honey yellow colour with the silver embellishments. It is not a combo I have ever tried but your piece works beautifully.

Joanne said...

Oh Hels, you've excelled with this tag. What a pefect combination of colour and again, your roses are spectacular. Watched your videos, loved your shoes and that handsome bloke you went away with. Glad you had a brill time. PS, send us some roast lamb pse........
Hugs Joanne xx

Sue said...

This is amazing & a great mix of industrial & beautiful! Have loads of foil goodies not used yet so maybe this is my big chance although with me away at 'camp' with school this week it may be a bit tricky! Sx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Hels, LOVE those flowers, I bet it was nice for you to come up home for a while.
My entry is on my blog x
http://suetheiron.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/femme-fatale.html

Buttons said...

This has to be one of my favs of all the projects you have done. Love the texture and those Rusty Hinge flowers.
Now don't fall over, again (sorry couldn't resist!) but I am proud to link my entry for this month and may well be one of the first!!
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/my-favourite-month.html
Don't worry, it won't happen again methinks. Hugs, Buttons x

Aquarius said...

A silver dream tag indeed - brilliant background effect and of course the roses!!

Keren said...

This is just gorgeous, Hels! Going to go away ahd get busy on my version....

fatmonica said...

That's stunning!I love those flowers,they look fab!

Sophie said...

Wunderschönes Tag...

inkypinkycraft said...

This tag is gorgeus and the contrast of those fantastic flowers with the silver ia amazing!! Simply wow! Trace x .

whyducks said...

Stunning!

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

...beautiful work Hels always inspiring...the flowers are awesome they look like porcelane against the metal background...Mel :)

Peg Robinson said...

Very lovely. The florals are divine and the grungy metal is fab.

Andrea said...

stunning art Hels and the flowers look almost ceramic, wonderful, the videos are great and a bit risky filming them there drops, you just might of had to ate your arm xx

butterfly said...

Really fabulous... and I love the industrial/floral combo! Brilliant contrast which really makes the tag. Lovely stuff.

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Hels. I'm just back from Edinburgh so we travelled from the West coast across to the East Coast to see our youngest daughter and Grandkids. Enjoyed my day very much, but boy am I tired. Will definately do this challenge. Hugggles Rita xx

Carole Z said...

One fab tag! Hmmm...not used silver in a while that I can remember...need to start thinking! Carole Z X

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - what an elegant beauty!!! IM am majorly impressed!!!

TG said...

Hi, Hels. I'm hoping I haven't snubbed the rules with this:

http://tg-cache.tumblr.com/post/26314873112/for-ink-on-my-fingers-silver-dream-machine

Didn't use any stamps, but ended up with ink on my fingers - and elsewhere. Inkjet prints on acetate don't dry very quickly at all, do they?

Anyway, after much mucking about, I like it well enough, and since it was inspired by your challenge, I thought I'd post the link. Please consider it "unofficial" and appreciative. -TG

Joanne said...

http://mytobyjug.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stamper-wk-210-silver.html

Hope you can follow this link. I had a ball with this all because you made a wonderful piece of art again. thanks for the fun.
hugs Joanne xx

Elaine said...

Love your tag especially the metal and roses. Glad you had an enyoyable time in Yorkshire! My tag is here:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/statue-hues.html

Rita said...

I enjoyed your theme once again this week Hels. I spent this morning making my card whilst thinking about 'Time ', like most of us its so valuable too. Hugs Rita xx
Here's Mine

Bonnie McLain said...

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-tag-la-tim.html

Wow... Hels what a GREAT time you have been having... looks GREAT... I wish I had gotten over to UK prior to this time... maybe someday we will... Anyway... I love all the pictures you have posted etc... and have been keeping track of YOU... hope you both had the best time and Happy Anniversary again...

Put my posting up at the top.. been a long day... and a Wonderful one too...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous!!! The contrast of the flowers and their color against the cold steel....BRILLIANT!!! You have masculine and feminine here!!! Fabulous work Hels!

Here is mine...
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/07/12-tags-of-2012-july-x-2.html

Carole Z said...
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Carole Z said...

Loved the challenge and had great fun..don't think the post I added just now worked and anyways this is the correct link! Carole Z xx
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/study-in-silver-3rd-july-sunday.html

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, sorry I am late with my comment but I love your tag, it is gorgeous and I love the colour of the flowers, they go so well with the tag. You really are the flower Queen! Please find my entry at:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stampers-week-212-silver-dream.html

Crafty hugs, Anne x

Miriam said...

Here's my entry:

http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stamper-week-212-silver-dream.html

Julie Short said...

Here's my entry and 'tis truly silver! Got all excited I did with the theme until I realised I was heading towards a major piece with a minor amount of time to do so.
You know one day I am going to revisit your gorgeous flowers and have me a little play - attempting to make some of them!
Anyway - here's the quick silver challenge.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/another-whatif-moment.html

Keren Howell said...

Here's my effort!
http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/silvery-moon.html

anna christensen crafts said...

This is my 14 year old daughter's entry to the silver challenge - all the sewing on the 'blackbird' is silver and so are lots of the embellishments - she loves your projects as much as I do!!!

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/14-years-old-talented-oh-yeah-baby.html

anna christensen crafts said...

This is so gorgeous, those flowers are wonderful. Great challenge xx

Aquarius said...

Hopefully I'm in time with this - hectic week one way and another.  See my effort here

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