Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 216 - Fields of Gold

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy sunny (hopefully) Sunday to you all. Many many thanks for all the gorgeous entries for last weeks challenge... and many many thanks for all the new peeps entering, tis lovely to see so many of you having fun playing at my challenge! This week the theme is kind of Olympic themed (who watched the opening ceremony?) So, without further ado... the new theme is... GOLD. To join is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop 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/photo hosting web thingy, you can also join in by sending me an email with a piccie attached (please can you make the pics small though, I had a few stuck because they were a bit big) or you can join in by using Facebook. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 4th August 2012.


My entry this week is actually a piece that I made during last Sunday's Canvas Creations class at The Stamp Attic - so all of the goodies I used are available from there. The base is an 8" square canvas board. I used a few die cut pieces of card/paper, some masking tape and some lace, popping it right onto the canvas and gluing with Cosmic Shimmer (as if I could use anything else, tis the best!) I painted it with a mix of Eco Paints and Dabbers, using Cut & Dry foam to apply it, along with some smidges of Gesso and Dabbers to break up the smoothness (if that makes sense)


Next came my fave bit, which is the Stabilo ALL pencil layer - going around the edges of all the raised bits and blending them with a bit of babywipe and a waterbrush... this smooths out the pencil lines and makes the layered bits really pop from the background. I used some DecoArt texture paste, mixed with a smidge of Dabber, and spread this onto the canvas thru a Crafters Workshop stencil and then sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder - I gently heated this and the powder melted onto the paste and gave me some more dimension.


The sentiment is stamped onto painted masking tape - this is a doddle to do and I love the texture of the masking tape - this was stuck onto paper and then cut out, edged with a Ranger Embossing Pen (clear) and then more gold embossing powder was added to give it a border. Oh and I stamped using Jet Black Archival - IMO the best black ink around. If you do use it, just remember to zap with a heat tool to set the ink - that way there will be no smudgy fingerprints to spoil your work.



Next came my other fave bit (well, ok, it is all my fave but YKWIM) The flowers. Naturally I have to add flowers because I can't seem to make anything that hasn't got a flower on it somewhere. These are a mix of paper roses/Prima's and other paper flowers I have collected in the past 381 years that I have been crafting. They were spritzed with Purple Twilight Colorwash and Vintage Cosmic Shimmer to add some extra colour and sparkle. Check out the ickle birdy! He is a resin birdy from Prima, I just spritzed him with more Colorwash, dried him til he got hot and then sprinkled gold embossing powder over him... and then promptly broke his tail off!! Eeeeek, I managed to glue it back on with a bit of superglue and you can't really see his injury now. Phew!


Right then, I had better get moving, I still have a Room of Stash that resembles the local tip.... time to get it sorted eh? Ah but, I do need to bust those cobwebs today, the spiders have had it easy for waaay too long... maybe I will do that first before tackling the Room of Stash (diversion tactics eh?) Have a fab day.... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

PS... hello to all you new followers! Thank you! :O))

44 comments:

Andrea said...

this is just beautiful Hels, I love love love the background colours and effect, its just so perfect, I am always stunned that a person who always shows us amazing talent can still produce more xx

Carole Z said...

OOH this is gorgeous Hels, loving the colours so much..might be a last minute one for me this week- cousin staying, days off work and a craft class to finish prepping for...but I will be there with my little contribution :) X Carole Z X

Dragonlady said...

Hels this is stunning. Love the colours and that little bird is perfect. Thank you for your inspiration. Love seeing you on Create and Craft too - hope you enjoyed it.

Hugs Ali x

Alexandra said...

Lovely canvas Hels. The wee bird is cute and you're right, you are a good birdy nurse, he's healed well, I can't see where you broke him, lol! (Unlike Alfie cats bird, poor thing!) I love the colours, flowers and textures... all gorgeous! Your creations are so inspirational.

Alexandra said...

Lovely canvas Hels. The wee bird is cute and you're right, you are a good birdy nurse, he's healed well, I can't see where you broke him, lol! (Unlike Alfie cats bird, poor thing!) I love the colours, flowers and textures... all gorgeous! Your creations are so inspirational.

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeousness it's self!!!Love the flowers and birdie. xxx

Buttons said...

You're nailing this style too, eh! Loving the textural elements and the gold really finishes it beautifully. Off to play and share. Hugs, Buttons x

Redanne said...

Ooh I like the sound of this challenge Hels, I may just have to get out another canvas. Your canvas is stunning, gorgeous colours, love the little birdie (glad you were able to mend him) and really loving all the gold too. Crafty hugs, Anne xx

Planetsusie said...

This is a gorgeous piece Hels - all my favourite colours as well. I love to put flowers on my work whether bought or made they always add that something. I must admit to having a giggle at the birdy tale (or tail!!) ooops - glad you managed to bandage him up though. You can't see the join (now I'm showing me age!!)

Hugs Sue P xx

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful Hels!

Aquarius said...

This is so scrumptious - beautiful colours. Poor birdie but he doesn't look any the worse for his 'accident'!!

lainey said...

this works so well Hels!!! lainey x

anna christensen crafts said...

I'm off the starting blocks like a very fast, fast thing Hels! Hoe appropriate for the Olympics xx

Here is my link, I will comment separately... just excited not to be last!!

http://annachristensencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/2nd-star-on-right-straight-on-till.html

anna christensen crafts said...

Sorry for interesting spelling mistake on my entry. Sometimes I don't check my spellings! it should say 'HOW!'

I love this canvas Hels, those colours work so well with each other and you do flowers better than anyone else!

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Really love the canvas. My favourite colour combination. Am new at following your blog, and enjoying it and the puzzles of the abbreviations you use. X

TG said...

ATC with some bits of gold:

http://tg-cache.tumblr.com/post/28265789353/for-ink-on-my-fingers-fields-of-gold-challenge

Loetitia said...

I am glad I can see it finished, it looks fab !!!! I love the birdie !!

Sue said...

This canvas is a beaut. Love that little Prima bird (can't see the join he he!) & all that texture going on. I'm not a lover of gold but thinks you have just converted me! Wonderful. Sx

Shazza said...

beautiful colours Hels, love it x

Lisette Baker said...

Love all the techniques you've used, a fab piece and a great challenge to start thinking about.

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Love the colors!!!!

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely piece there Hels. Gorgeous colours and very delicate for you!
I have a telling off for you too! I managed to finally get Hubby to fix TV so I could see you on C&C and ended up buying a Cricut! Well, rude not to ey! I blame YOU! Hee Hee. Being wanting one a while if truth be told!
Hugs
xxx

Julie Short said...

Love the delicacy of your colours and design today Hels.Enjoy all the visitors to your wonderful country over the next few weeks - I believe there are quite a few!

Jennifer Christoffersen said...

Greetings! I just started a new blog and your Gold theme is one of my first challenges. Thanks for the inspiration!

Redanne said...

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

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/canvas-gold.html

Crafty hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels. i love this so much the colours are gorjuss! Managed to find the banner so here is my contribution:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sunday-stampers216-fields-of-gold.html

Have a lovely week and well done with the cobweb clearing, something I must try I think!xxx

Barbara said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Barbara said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Barbara said...

Okay, third time's charm? I'll try again. Hels, your challenges are always inspiring, as is your work! My entry can be found at
http://scrappermamo.blogspot.com/2012/07/heart-of-gold-tag.html

Sara said...

Oh dont you just love a bit of gold :O) must try using the masking tape and painting in as this texture looks fab. Heres my touch of goldx have a great week.

Sara
http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/art-peg.html

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels, having left an earlier comment about your card, I have a card which I would like to enter into your challenge. My hairdresser asked me to make it for her daughter, she requested the blue and gold and also wanted an old style stamp. This is what I came up with.

This is my link to my blog -

http://susiesplanet.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope this is OK.

Hugs Sue P xxx

BarbaraW said...

Hels, your piece is so beautiful. Here's my card: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/08/sneak-peek-and-more.html

Anita Houston said...

Be careful Hels...your love for tags might be taken over by canvas!!!! I love it! The open space, the texture, the bouquet, the colors, the whole darn thing is brilliant! And then you added gold...a personal favorite of mine. Stunning work Hels!
Here is mine:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/08/appreciating-masters.html

rachel said...

hiya Hels - here's my gold entry
http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/dt-card-for-new-release-at-scrapbook.html
hope you like it! xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here is my link for this week...Carole Z XX
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/sunday-stampers-week-216-thursday-2nd.html

Elaine said...

Fantastic canvas this week - love the bluey/purpley colour scheme. Here's my tag this week.
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/gold-medal.html

Lisette Baker said...

So enjoying your blog and your challenge. I've got a bit carried away this week - this is the first :)
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=381

Keren Howell said...

Gorgeous work as usual. Here's mine - http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/golden-slumbers.html

Julie Short said...

I have a golden story for you this week Hels
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/golden-memories.html
I caught the fabulous effort of your rowers too! How fantastic have they been!

Buttons said...

OK, so postie finally delivered so I can too.
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/bee-ing-true-to-yourself.html
Hugs, Buttons x

Lisette Baker said...

Here's the beez again and a bit of shabby chic - still buzzing about this challenge:)
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=383

Sue said...

I think that I am always the last one! Here is my entry for this week. Sx

Lisette Baker said...

Promise this is the last post for this week :)
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=392

Cass said...

First time I've ever entered any challenge, so I hope I get this right. I love your work, so inventive.

Here's the link to my blog and entry.
http://talesfromthecraftbox.blogspot.co.uk/

Cassidy

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails