Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 214 - Bits & Pieces

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Hoooge thanks for all your fab entires for last weeks dreamy challenge. This week the challenge is... EMBELLISHMENTS! To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in some stamping and the theme and then hop back here to leave a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog you can enter by using any photo hosting site or on Facebook or by bobbing me an email with a photo of your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 21st July 2012.



My entry this week very very nearly caught me out. Oh yes, the inventor of the Sunday Stamper only went and made something with...erm... no stamping on it! Hahaaaa, I know!!! I was just about to start with the embellies when I realised... so, I grabbed a random number stamp and popped that on using Coffee Archival. I know, you have to squint to be able to see it properly but tis there... top right and bottom left corners 'O)


Anyways. This old frame was one I picked up from a car boot sale about 386 years ago and it has been sitting on the teetering tottering pile of alterables, gathering dust etc. But, yesterday, I gave it a new lease of life. It began as a plain pine coloured wood, so I smooshed Pitch Black Dabber all over it using Cut & Dry foam and then once it had dried, I gave it a good old sand back to patches of wood. Then I blended Gathered Twigs DI over it and yes, I love the patina'd look it gives. The middle is another one of my "layer up die-cuts and paint over" efforts. This time painting over with Eco Paints; Clam Shell, Slate, Rose and Pomegranate, all blended with Cut & Dry and then once that had all dried, I used my trusty Stabilo ALL pencil to add shading.


I was having a natter on the phone to Ellen yesterday afternoon and she said those immortal words... "I challenge thee..... " Uh oh, I thinks.... Then she said... " make sure you have some drippage on your creation" So... ner ner ner (said in my most mature and adult voice... ahem) I DID indeedily remember to add drippage. This came in the form of some scrummy Cosmic Vintage Mists in the Raspberry colour. In the bottle it looks like "YAHHH PINK" but actually it is a most beautiful dusky colour ( I am in LURVE with pink remember) I added some bits and pieces to the design, including paper flowers, some Embellish Your Art, Idea-ology, some DewDropz and some positively ancient metal jobbies that I got from Ally Pally the first time I went there, which is knocking on 92 years ago now... and I quite clearly remember Andrea saying "look, they are reduced, get them, you will need them!" and me thinking "OMG, they are reduced, I NEEEED them" and then promptly putting them in a drawer and... *hangs head* never using them... til now... yeah! They were a bargain lol


Right, tis enough of my waffles for one day... I am going to admit, this week is going to be mega busy. I have loads of samples to make ready for the upcoming Spellbinders POW shows next week and classes at The Stamp Attic on the weekend... so... I might be a bit slow in visitations... but I promise, I will come and see you all... as soon as I can! Thanks for looking... have a good one... I have heard a whisper that it is going to be dry and sunny today... mmm, I shall reserve judgement til I open the curtains in the morning (I am writing this just after midnight, just to confuse myself lol) TTFN

Hels x

**ps, just looking at the pics on here, it looks like it is lurid pink, it isn't, it is more dusty and subtle... really, it is... honest... lol**

48 comments:

Pam said...

The bits and bobs are my weak point. I never know what to put where! You are so good at it!

Andrea said...

I just ADORE this Hels, I think I to might have a box of those jobby thingies as you call them as they were reduced LOL catch up soon and sounds like a busy week for you xx

Julie Short said...

What a fabulous little Pink Creation. I am having a chuckle about the stamp too!
Hope to be back real soon. Your challenge might just be my reward for working on dreary this Sunday!

ellen vargo said...

YAY! DRIPPAGE! Love it, hon! Gorgeous pink-ness here, and that little frame is adorable! Loving the collage-y, painty layers. Hugs.. Els xxx

Aquarius said...

Nothing wrong with pink and I know you love it anyway.  Is there no end to the gorgeous projects from you - just love this but I had to smile when you said you got carried away with the embellishments and nearly left out the stamping.  Just the sort of thing I might do!!  I appear to be quick off the mark this week but as you will see this tag made for another purpose just about fits and bill and one way and another I have lots of catching up to do so hopefully this is OK.  You can see it here

Buttons said...

So much to see on this - love the drippage and the whole layout of these embellies. Good luck with your workload. Hope some extra hours appear for you each day. Be back soon this time (I hope!) Hugs, Buttons x

rachel said...

these are gorgeous Hels - got lots of new bits and bobs at Doncaster yesterday so looking forward to having a play making something for this! Hugs xx

Sue said...

This is just pinkly gorgeous! Am with Pam though, I have lots of embellies but never know what to do with them really-maybe this is my moment to go mad! Lets see. Sx

Redanne said...

I think we can all hang our heads in shame over embellies stuck in drawers! I am loving your ink phase, this piece is gorgeous...A x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous Hels and guess what? I've been playing with the raspberry mist all week too, trying to prep something for my next workshop:) Aahh and I must look through my embellies boxes now.....:) X

Joanne said...

Whatever pink it is, it's bloomin' gorgeous. Am getting rather hooked on the effect from that Stabilo(sp?) pencil. Must look out for one of those whilst on my jollies.
Hugs Joanne xx

butterfly said...

Fab work ON the frame, fab work IN the frame. Love this!
Alison x

Miriam said...

Lovely creation Hels. I really like the thought of dusky pink. Love what you have done to the frame.

Annie said...

Hi Hels another fabulous creation. Love the frame and the flowers, embellies used. Must give this a go x

Shirl said...

After seeing what you made Hels it gave me the inspiration to use up my bits and bobs.

You can see it Here

Hugs Shirley x x

Keren Howell said...

Super Duper Hels! Now I have a good reason to use some of my embellishment mountain,too - faultless!

butterfly said...

Me again, still adoring the pinkness and the floweriness, and here's the link to my bits and pieces!
Alison x

Angela said...

I looked at your creation and said, "Wow, that's amazing!"...what a beautifully crafted piece of wall art!

inkypinkycraft said...

a beautiful piece and perfectly embellished! trace x

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh WOW Hels... what a stunning piece this is!!! LOVE IT... You are too much... I love pink too... but I love all colors... so that is a huge problem for me!!! Decisions are not my favorite thing... LOL...
Well I finally got a piece done...

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/07/summertime-pears.html

You can see it there... Hope you have a GREAT week... be good okay???

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I am back with my entry - can't believe it is still Sunday (just) and I have finished it.

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stampers-week-214-embellishments.html

Hugs, Anne x

Barbara said...

Hello, Hels, I am wondering if it is permissible to submit a project that is also submitted in an other challenge--here is a link to my project, but it is also my Compendium of Curiosities challenge for this week, so if this is not allowed, feel free to delete!

Alyce said...

Such a beautiful project! I love all of the details :) Here is my project: http://kitandclowder.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/windy-day.html

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for a great challenge :) Here is my entry http://idontdostraight.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/creatures-of-night.html

Elaine said...

Fab creation this week which would look great on anybody's wall. I did try to add more embellies this week but still not up to your standard!! Here's my tag:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/bits-and-pieces.html

Craftychris said...

ooh what a gorgeous piece! Love it xx

Jenn said...

What a gorgeous pink creation!!!

Here is the link to mine...
http://scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com/2012/07/vintage-rose.html

~Jenn~

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels I'm a purple girl myself but purple and pink ain't so far away eh? I love your design and had a giggle at the numbers part! I have never tried to do anything like this but I can see there can be so much scope for those little things you have left - or one off things that need something else to make them look good. This is really cute, I think it is brilliant.

Hugs Sue P xx

Looking forward to seeing your samples on the POW shows.

sparklingblackrose said...

Heres mine :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/hello-little-butterfly-card-in-greens.html

Jane said...

I wish I had some cheetos for you...but alas, only an entry for this weeks challenge. I hope you enjoy.
http://creativestamping-jane.blogspot.com/

Dragonlady said...

OMG amazing work Hels, just love all the little details. Would be proud to hang this up anywhere in my house.

hugs Ali x

Annie said...

Hi Hels. Great challenge and what a fab piece you have created. Managed to make something this week. Hope you like it ? Crafty hugs Annie x

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/clockwork-birds.html

craftimamma said...

This is just fabulous ........... even if it is pink, lol! I love all those embellies and the patina you've created on the frame. Just gorgeous!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

Woo hoo!!! Made it back in half-decent time for once!!
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/metal-magic.html
Thanks for the amazing inspirations hun, hugs Buttons x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ;) Thanks for the brill inspiration again Hels my canvas can be seen here.
xoxo Sioux

Anita Houston said...

You are creating the most gorgeous projects!!! This is FABULOUS!!! I love all the embellies and the background on this is a feast for mine eyes!!! Brilliant work Hels!

Here is mine...
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/07/heavy-metal-princess.html

inkypinkycraft said...

hope you are feeling better..
here is mine:
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/how-lucky-am-i.html
trace x

Barb Cady said...

Poor Hels, I am so sorry that you are so tasty to the mozzies and hope the itch is going!
Here is my contribution for this week:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stamper-214-bits-and-pieces.html

Pile on the Kaolin love, or take a bath in it! Get well soon. hugs xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, hope the mozzie bites are cooling down! Here's my little bit for this week:-
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stampers-week-214-thursday-19th.html

Julie Short said...

Was wondering why you didn't drop by??? Duh.. I forgot to tell you I played!
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1768352905281379544#editor/target=post;postID=3399555759153068849
Cheers
Julie

Sue said...

Back again & here is my entry for this week. Sx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the frame - here is my tag for your challenge: http://www.sunshinegirlnicola.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/compendium-of-curiosities-2-challenge.html

BarbaraW said...

Love to see what you create. Wish I could come to see your demos and classes -- just a bit too far from Chicago. Here's what I came up with: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/07/freedom-stars.html

Helen said...

Just made it!! Had to combine it with Simon Says though...
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/simon-says-no-rules.html

Keren Howell said...

Struggled with this a bit!
Here's my attempt -http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/tragedy-has-struck.html

Evelyn S. said...

I've stamped on my Tattered Florals and added ribbon, buttons and pearls for the embellishments. I'm not the best with details such as cutting to fit, but my little notepad box turned out okay, I think!
Embellished Box

Karen said...

Gorgeous creation and I'm only just in time for this one as I missed the last two due to ill health lol! See here for my make http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/one-stamp-four-cards-1-of-4.html thank you for inspiring me Hels! hugs Karen x

Carol said...

Beautiful work as always, I like the pink theme.

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

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