Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 217 - Patterns

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many many thanks for all the gorgeous golden entries for last weeks challenge... and it is lovely to see some new faces joining in too! Welcome! The challenge theme this week is... PATTERNS. (I had to use Mr Google to help me find a song title... tis a Simon & Garfunkel song, who knew!) 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 to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, you can join in using any web-hosting photo thingywotsit, via Facebook or you can email me a piccy of your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 11th August 2012.


This week the challenge is revolving around a piece that I have made Grim for his birthday. Yes, there's some stamping on it (only just) but what struck me most about it is all the different patterns. The blocks from the paper blocking technique, the textured bits from masking and then the stamping with the honeycomb and diamonds. I have a picture heavy post so will keep the waffle to a minimum :O))


As I said, it is my "made" gift for Grim's birthday, so there are a few relevant to him bits and bobs on there... the numbers for his birth date, the initial and the 50 for his age (oh how I am not going to let him forget that he can now go on a Saga holiday lol) I wanted to make something that was quite masculine but not OTT with cogs and gears etc, which is what I always go for when making something for a chap. The colours are quite masculine I think... and whilst I have added flowers, they are similar tones and have black in them too. As you can see, more influence from Ania with the spritzing... yep, got brave again and used Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Green and Black Dylusions... I LOVE that metallic effect of the two combined!


The texture paste was mixed with Birch Eco Paint so I got the green tones for the stencilling - basically, using a spatula and spreading the texture paste thru masks - I used a Crafters Workshop chicken wire and a Dylusion diamond mask for this... I wanted a random look but one that made all the elements link up so there are no "floating" bits... IYKWIM.


I added in some Prima bits and bobs - the birdy - how sweeeet, the tile, little wooden heart and some of the flowers... and then added in bits of Idea-ology, some Chit Chat Stickers that I 3D'd... a UTEE heart, some Film Strip, some more of the ancient metal jobbies that I got for a bargain at Ally Pally 83 years ago when Andrea fair forced me into buying them... ahem... *wondering if Andrea will comment on that lol*


The stamping is using the honeycomb/chicken wire stamp from Tim's Mixed Media set and the mini diamond stamp from one of the mini's sets that I can't remember and it is right over the other side of the Room of Stash (oh yesh, all those miles away... ahem) so I can't reach it. I added some Alphaparts to the piece to personalise it a bit more... the G is for Grim (obvs) and the 50 to remind him how old he is... *snort*




Right, I shall away... as ever, thank you all for your lovely comments and support - it truly does mean a very lot to me... and thanks and welcome to all the new followers, it makes me smile big to see you all! (I had better shut up now otherwise I shall be blubbing....) Have a lovely day.... TTFN!

Hels x

34 comments:

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous - bet he loved it!!! Will have to do something like it for Ian's 60th next year!!
xxxxxx

Julie Short said...

What a wonderful gift for your love!
I love how you pulled a lot of different elements together and made it flow.
Hope to be back.

Marleine said...

Morning Hels.
A beautiful gift to give Grimm. It all fits so well together. I'thinking, I must have a go. Have a lovely Sunday. X

Carole Z said...

Morning Hels! Bet Grim loved it...fabulous! Hmmm...will have to really get my thinking cap on this week! Carole Z X

Redanne said...

Hels, it is really beautiful, so thoughtful of you to remind him of his date of birth and age on the same piece - lol. Bet he loved it to bits! A x

Annie said...

Hi Hels loving your DH's birthday creation. Hope you had a wonderful time on the Norfolk Broads too. Here is my entry to this weeks challenge.

Crafty Hugs Annie

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/renaissance-correggio.html

Evil Edna said...

strokable.EE

lydia jordan said...

Morning Hels.
Wow this is super bet your hubby loved it, you have crammed in so much.
Lydia
X

rachel said...

a stunning piece Hels! Really gorgeous - I bet Grim loved it xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This is stunning, I bet Grim was over the moon with it. You must have put in hours and hours making this, it is beautiful, I love all the elements you have used. Grim must be so proud of his artistic lady. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aquarius said...

This is so ab fab - sure he loves it!

Alexandra said...

This is wonderful,lots of details and elements and textures it must have taken ages to make this for him, I bet he loved it.

hazel said...

Morning Hels loving the gift you have made for Grim Birthday its stunning xx hazel

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift for Grim I'm sure he'll pleased with it.

Buttons said...

Loving Grim's pressie. Don't rub it in too much (SAGA indeed!) as he may get his own back!!
Hope you liked my last entry. Here's this weeks;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/gearing-up.html
Hugs, Buttons x

butterfly said...

Hope the celebrations were a wow - like this piece! Gorgeous print blocking, especially on the chunky edge - loving it!
Alison x

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just fabulous Hels! I bet Grim loved it! Tell the "old chap" happy birthday from me!

alison said...

Fantastic artwork Hels, bet Grim was chuffed to bits with it!
Here's my piece for the challenge

rachel said...

morning Hels - my pattern is very simple - but I've tried a new technique from craft stamper! Hugs Rachel
http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/pattern-building-for-lim.html

Redanne said...

Hi again Hels, my piece for the challenge can be found at

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/sunday-stampers-week-217-patterns.html

Anne x

Julie Short said...

Just wish the daffodils were real.

Here's my patterned creation:
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/pearly-patterns-and-daffodils.html
Julie

Anita Houston said...

Love that you threw a little snicker in their for him!!! LOL! 48 is close to 50 after all! This is a grand gift and a gorgeous project Hels! Love all the patchwork and embellies...a labor of love!

Here is mine:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-wearing-of-plaid.html

Elaine said...

Beautiful art - bet he feels a lucky man!! Love the subtle colouring and all the elements.
I managed to drag myself away from the TV and make a tag:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/patterns.html

Sara said...

Bet Grim loved his Art it looks great with all the different patterns.

Heres my creation thanks for your inspiration as always.

http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.co.uk/

Sara

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's my link for this week! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/sunday-stampers-week-217-weds-8th-aug.html

Sue West said...

Hi Hels, what a lovely piece of art to give Grim. Here's my entry this week. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-three-ps.html
Sue xx

Sue said...

Golly it's only Wednesday & I've finished!! Oh I remember why, haven't done any housework! Here's my entry for this week. Sx

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful piece Hels, bet Grim was pleased! Here is my OTT piece for the week!

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/sunday-stampers-217-patterns.html

Hope your eyes don't go all funny viewing it! Love and hugs x

Becky said...

Love what you have made for Grim I am sure he will love it.I have actually managed to do the challenge this week.You will find it here.
http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/tag.html

Keren Howell said...

Gorgeous as always Hels!
Here's mine - http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/patterns.html

Lisette Baker said...

Have had a lovely time mostly mucking things up, but I got there in the end. Thanks for another great challenge.
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=499

Lisette Baker said...

I'm not quite sure how this happened #blushes. It's just such fun!!
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=523

Andrea said...

you know I would of commented if I had internet access from our holiday, was like being in the back and beyond where we were, love the piece and all the art over the past week. great to see you today, miss you lots xxx

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love all the blocking on your project! Here's mine:
http://www.melisawaldorf.com/2012/08/mixed-media-altered-stamp-blocks.html

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