Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 215 - More Than Words

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for the gorgeous embellished entries for last weeks challenge... wow, there were some new peeps joining in too... welcome and thank you! This week the challenge is based around a song that is a favourite of mine and Grim's... and it was playing on the tellybox the other day, I heard and thought... aha! a good theme for the Sunday Stamper. So, the theme is... MORE THAN WORDS. Which basically means, use more than just a word on your entry - a phrase, a greeting or a sentiment... whichever you fancy. To join in is simples; make a little something - it can be anything you feel like. Add in the theme and some stamping and then hop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog or web photo hosting thingy, you can either email me or join in via Facebook. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 28th July 2012.




My entry this week is a Tando Printer's Tray that I altered and was the subject for yesterdays class. I coloured the outer layer with Black Soot Stain and dried it, sanded it gently and then blended Vintage Photo DI over the sanded bits to age it. Then I took a piece of cardstock and blended Antique Linen Stain over a mask, you have to be quick with this so it doesn't soak too much under the mask but it does give a really cool aged effect. This had a zap with a heat tool and then I took several DI's and That Special Touch and Crafters Workshop masks and layered up the colouring. I just did random patches of each mask/colour for the layering... am loving the haphazard effect of it though. I did some stamping using Indigo Blu and Paper Artsy stamps using co-ordinating Archival Inks, I just love that the Archival colours work so well with the DI's. While I was doing the background for the main piece, I also did an extra bit so I could use it to stamp on for the words etc.



Next came the "more than words" bit - namely from a fab set of Dylusions stamps - I love these words and I also love the different fonts and the boxes around the words to frame them. They were cut up and then popped into the compartments of the tray, some are flat onto the background and the main one is raised up on 3d foam. I added some embellishments - check out the gorgeous Embellish Your Art Studio 490 pieces. These are made by Blossom Bucket, designed by Wendy Vecchi and are made of resin. They are STUNNING... and what's more, they are all flat backed so they can fit flat onto your artwork too. Both of these are plain light colours and I used Veridian Archival ink to colourize them and then gave them a zap with a heat tool to set the Archival ink. Just a tip: Archival Ink is a permanent, oil based, waterproof ink. I use it all the time for my stamping - it gives a lovley crisp image and won't be affected by waterbased products/inks/sprays etc. With this in mind, I always give anything I stamp a quick zap with the heat tool... this ensures it is dry - heat does the setting of the ink - which means no accidental smudgey fingerprints :o)



Right, I had better get a wiggle on - I say that every night I know but I do need some more beauty sleep = I have another class today at The Stamp Attic... getting painty with canvas, I am looking forward to having another fun day. I would have blogged pics from today's class but... alas. I have lost my camera. I am gutted, it was a really good one (remember the video's I did?) I think it must have fallen out of my bag when I got out of the car this morning, by the time I realised it wasn't with me a few hours had passed, I went back to the car to check but nope, not there. So, I am back to using my dreadfully old and ever so blurry old camera... poor old thing, it has taken nearly 8000 photo's so you can kind of understand why it is tired. I need a nice win on the Lotto so I can replace my other one... in the meantime I shall continue to kick myself for being so careless! Anyways... have a lovely day... I hear it is to be sunny! WOW, two days on the trot!! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

54 comments:

gayle said...

Fabby day today Hels thank you :) beautiful project and lovely to see you :) jealous of tomorrow's class, looks beautiful!
Will blog and enter Sunday Stamper this week with my slightly scary colours LOL as you say, no excuse if you have a blog lol lol
p.s. be kind, there will be some cheeto's in it for you lol lol lol

inkypinkycraft said...

Love this piece, the colours are yummy and embellished in your totally great way as always ..poor you about the camera...have a great day tomorrow! Trace. X

Julie Short said...

What gorgeous colours you have used today and a stamp set too that I have been playing with! So sad about your camera! Enjoy your teaching and I hope to be back.

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely piece as always. Not getting much beauty sleep myself tonight!!

Dragonlady said...

Really beautiful creation, thanks for all your fabulous inspiration. Have a great day.

Hugs Ali x

Alexandra said...

Good morning Hels. This is lovely. I love the pretty background. I'm hoping to join in this one too, now that I've finally taken a step a few weeks ago into blogland.

Kathryn said...

Morning Hels x stunning tray xxx here's my contribution xx https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=166174023516746&set=a.122105931256889.20890.100003724489021&type=3

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

...gorgeous work Hels, loVe the dreamy colours & all your adornments...Mel :)

Buttons said...

Just love the way you have used one piece of cardstock for the whole piece here Hels.
Something totally different coming from me this week - but you'll have to be on tenterhooks(?!!) for a while as it is slightly larger than normal and I'm not as adept at adorning everything as you.
Crossing everything you'll make it onto C&C next week. You are always a joy to watch.
Sorry to hear about your camera. It's a nightmare/so frustrating when things like that happen. Hope you have another fab day today in the sun. Hugs, Buttons x

Helen said...

Absolutely love this Hels! I must get one of these to alter (not that I've done my configurations box yet...) The class sounds great - wish I had been there... and so sorry to hear about your camera. Have another great day today...

isisimaginings.com said...

I love this, it's completely stunning & gorgeous!!

anna christensen crafts said...

Awww! sorry about your camera Hels (might it be covered on your contents insurance?) Love your piece, you keep coming up with fabulous colour schemes, you have the best eye for colour ever, you are totes inspirational. I shall return with my entry xx

Rebecca said...

Stunning Hels love this one!
Happy craftin
Rebecca

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tray, and I love the Words inspiration. Hope you have a great workshop, and I hope I can find a way to come to one soon... Horrid about the camera.
Alison x

Shazza said...

wow Hels this is gorgeous. Have never tried doing one of these trays, love the colours in this one x

Andrea said...

Hels this is beautiful and the colours I just love, love everything about this art and you must now have a whole house full of your amazing work xx hope the class goes well today x

craftimamma said...

Oh Hels, what a thing to happen to your camera ...... I once left one on the back seat of a taxi in American ........ totally gutted! Is it worth looking at your contents insurance?

Your printers tray is fabulous (the theme song is one of my faves too). I love the colours and thanks for the tips about using the masks and stains. Enjoy your workshop today.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Redanne said...

Fabulous tray Hels, love the colours you have created in the background and the words are so lovely.....so sorry to hear about your camera........also sorry that we are unlikely to see you on C&C with all the sellouts, great for C&C but not so great for us! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Carole Z said...

Great project today Hels, and looking forward to getting on with this week's challenge...really sorry you lost your camera though :( x

Lady Anne said...

Your creation is fabulous, you have inspired me so many thanks.

Aquarius said...

Another great idea for a challenge - love what you've made especially the colours used and all the words dotted around. What a shame about your camera.

Buttons said...

Right. Changed my mind as the filler still has to dry!! Hope you like grey and chartreuse (or just a drop of Chartreuse - for medicinal purposes of course!)
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/just-call-me-fickle.html
Hope today has been great. Hugs, Buttons x

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I am back with my entry:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stampers-week-215-more-than-words.html.

It was too hot here to go out so I did my entry instead - not complaining, just don't like the heat! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Hels, this is so pretty! You always manage to come up with the coolest projects! I hope your workshops are going famously this weekend. Love you! <3 Candy

Julie Short said...

I hope you had a wonderful weekend Hels.
Here is my contribution for this week.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/do-you-remember.html

Mandy Chilvers said...

here's mine http://mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz.html

will be watching you on C&C today

Annie said...

Hi Hels. Back with my entry to your challenge. Hope you had a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you on CC this afternoon.............got the choccie cake ready !!

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/practical-perella-card.html

Alison said...

Your printers tray looks fabulous Hels, love those sayings!
Here are a couple of pieces of hanging art I made
Alison xox

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the colours on this, so beautiful xx

Elaine said...

What a gorgeous tray - love the colours, the rose and butterflies...oh and the words!! Here's my tag:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/time-travel.html

NancyD said...

Here is my entry for your lovely challenge.

http://craftingpassions.blogspot.ca/2012/07/spots-and-dots-at-love-to-create.html

NancyD

Evil Edna said...

lush as always, here is my entry:
http://smudgerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/smudger-challenge-4-hearts.html
Tootles
EE

Janis said...

Here's my card! :) Janis
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/2012/07/happy-birthday-my-little-friend.html

Janis said...

Here's another card!
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/2012/07/friends-are-angels-without-wings.html

lalkygirl said...

what a fab project ...i love it
here is my entry
http://lalkygirl-my-creative-place.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/miracle.html
tracey x

Anita Houston said...

Your shadow box is so cool!!! I love all the quotes in each part that really make up one whole meaning! Beautiful colors as well. I gotta ask...where and how do you store all your creations? I'm trying to figure out how to do this before I suffocate from all my projects.

Here is mine:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/07/fly-fly-fly.html

butterfly said...

Back with my entry... fab inspiration, thank you!
http://alisonbomber.blogspot.cz/2012/07/time-flies.html
Alison x

BarbaraW said...

What a beautiful printers box. Love it. You can see what I tried here: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-matter-of-opinion.html

anna christensen crafts said...

Back again with my entry Hels xx

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/fashion-beep-beep-fashion.html

Sue said...

Fantastic as usual Hels. Really unusual & yummy colours. Great to see you on tv this week. Here is my entry. Sx

Becky said...

Love what you have done and the colours are great.You will find my here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/words.html

xx

Barb Cady said...

A beautiful tray my famous telly starring friend! Hope you are in the cool with a mega ice cream after all your hard work! I still can't find my banner pieces so here is a tag for this week:


http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stamper-215-more-than-words.html

Sorry to hear about your camera, did the same thing myself, it's such a nuisance! xxx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi Hels, Lovely projeCt. just watching you on C+C you are great, such an inspiration. I sat on my hands last week when the cherry blossom appeared 'cos I go on my hols next week and my money is spoken for. Oh no, its back again today but guess what, my lovely daughter has just ordered for me. Aren't I a lucky mum? Looking forward to watching you and your lovely demos for the rest of the week.

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi Hels, where here i am back with my entry..
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/alice-white-rabbit-and-strange.html
hope you are having a good week.trace x

Joan said...

Fabulous piece of art Hels, here's my "wordy" bit

http://latenightstamping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/hey-girl.html

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels! Here's my piece for this week...
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stampers-week-215-more-than.html

Scrappekatten said...

creative as always Hels.You will find my entry here:
http://scrappekattens.blogspot.no/2012/07/childhood-roses.html

Keren Howell said...

This is just scrum-diddly-umptious!
Here's my effort - http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/backwards-in-high-heels.html

aisling said...

Here are my words: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/vitruvian-man/
Thanks for looking!

Lisette Baker said...

So pleased to have found your blog and your challenge page. Here's my little piece and I can't wait to see what the next challenge is.

http://mrsbeez.com/?p=305

Alexandra said...

Hi Hels I'm back, I promised I'd be back with my project, though scrapeing in just in time. I really enjoyed joining in. you'll find mine here;

http://alexandras-art-n-papercraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Gez said...

Wow! Amazing tray Hels. I've just seen Gayle's and her link led me here! So wish you were still coming up to Dawn's would have loved to have made one of these with you :o)
Great to see you on the telly this week and so lovely to hear your voice again. Take care.xx

Julia S-W said...

Ooops! Hope I'm on time with my entry - too much TV aka Olympics I fear! Love what you made and as usual your embellishments are wonderful.

Here's my entry:

http://julialsw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/lady-sings-blues.html

Juliaxx

Caz said...

Sorry - was a numpty and forgot to put this on here :-(
But you knew I'd done it anyways!!
http://candellecreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/woyww-164-and-sunday-stamper-215.html

xxxxx

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