Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 232 - I've Just Seen A Face

Goooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  As ever, hoooge thanks for all your birdy entries for last weeks challenge, I say this all the time, I know but... I love that so many peeps have so much fun joining in with my little challenge.  As a thank you for all your entries I have some candy to giveaway today. More of that in a mo though.  Firstly!  The theme for this weeks challenge is... FACES.  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 a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, you can join in via Facebook or email me with a photo of your entry.   The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 24th November 2012. 



So. The candy.  Creative Expressions have just launched their very first Project Book - it is chock full of gorgeous inspirational projects, all with step by step instructions and close up photo's too.  There are projects from Sue Wilson, Sam Poole, Dee Paramour, Tracey Laughton, Tracy Evans, Gabrielle Price, Julia Watts, Lynne Gilbert, Sharon Nettleship.. oh and a couple from me too :O))  To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this gorgeous book, just leave a comment and make sure you tell your friends about it... oh and if you join in with the challenge too, you will be entered twice.  The winner will be announced on next Sunday's post.  Oh and... this tag is also part of the candy too :O)  If you are after buying a copy of the book, a list of stockists is available on the Creative Expressions website HERE.



My tag is one of the samples from last weeks shows.  Using the Stampers Anonymous Classics #5 stamp set, stamping the pretty lady onto a tag using Black Archival, I then added the zia-zag stamp and binding stamp from Classics # 6.   I dried the ink with a heat tool and then coated some Rock Candy Cracklepaint over it.  Once dried I used Milled Lavendar Distress Stain to colour the whole tag and then used a paintbrush to add Aged Mahogany Stain to the zig-zags and then... Tarnished Brass Metallic Stain on the rest of the tag.  I used a fine paintbrush to add the Metallic Stain - and gave it two coats, look how shimmery it is though... FAB!  Finishing touches... colouring the Festive Foliage with Metallic Stain... then adding Aged Mahogany Stain to the little Foliage and Pine Needles to the leaves... hey, Metallic Stains sticks to metal.. who knew!!!  And, it gives a "key" to the metal so you can add other colours over the top... cool huh?




Right, I shall away... thanks for looking... hope you have a fabulous week! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

70 comments:

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag, Hels!

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.ca/2012/11/sunday-stamper-faces.html

Miriam said...

Such a gorgeous tag. I'm always nervous with faces but this looks wonderful.

As for the book - defo needs to go on the Christmas list!

craftimamma said...

Fab tag Hels and a fab book too by the looks of it. Like Miriam I somehow never pluck up courage to use face stamps no matter how pretty (and this one surely is). I have several that once bought I bring out every now and again and then put them away again uninked. Need to knock the barrier down, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julie Short said...

Your tag is wonderful Hels - So genteel! The book looks pretty snazzy too!
I will try and face your challenge in amongst a gazillion other things this week. Have a great Sunday!

Stamping in Pink said...

gorgeous tag! i loove that stamp, really really loove it! have a great week and thank you for the continued inspiration! Karen x

Marleine said...

Hiya Hels,
Love the tag. X

Amy said...

She is gorgeous. I love the ribbon.

Here is my submission:
http://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2012/11/ink-on-my-fingers-face.html

Thank You

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous (as always) Hels. I have a craft blog now - what do you mean, about time too? - so I'll try to join in this week.

Jane

Yvonne said...

Fabulous as always. Would love a copy of great project book. May enter your challenge for the first time this week!

Glennis said...

Fabulous tag Hels, I would love to win this book - it looks great!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Beautiful tag, I love that stamp, must add it to my wish list. Must add the CE book too. Have a great Sunday, Hels.

Julia Dunnit said...

SCRUMMY. I don't fully understand the metallic stain application..did you paint all over the tag? Being slow aren't I? Meanwhile, lovely book...what a great month you've had!

Redanne said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, I remember it fromm the TV, but great to see it close up. Off to try the stain on metal...... Crafty hugs, Anne x

PS - thanks for the chance to win the great book too!

Lin W said...

Love the tag, looking forward to the new book.
xxx

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Lovely tag. I do have a face stamp in my stash. It's never been used but I might route it out.

Val in Spain xxx

Keren Howell said...

Fabby tag Hels! Book looks very interesting, must investigate!

Carole Z said...

Love this tag and the stamp, but like you have tended to shy away from faces..but I do have a couple amongst my stamps...hmmm. ideas beginning to come :) Carole Z X

Joanne said...

Considering you don't like faces this tag is gorgeous. I have her eyes, no not me on my chops, but on a stamp. I'm sure they are the same. The book looks very interesting indeed and I may just have to find one.
xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Absolutely brilliant tag, I wasn't too sure about the 'face' stamps, but you have surely changed my mind, I love the close up of the 'face', how intricate is that, she is such a pretty lady, I love this tag so much. I have the other stamps, the 'pretty face' stamp is next on my list.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lorraine said...

Just love all your work I've been getting very inky recently
Thanks for your inspiration
Lorraine
Xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful tag Hels - I def need to buy that stamp! Pat x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely tag today, this is a fab stamp. Faces are difficult i think but this is a beautiful face. Emma

Sue said...

Fabulous tag - such detail. I also don't use many face stamps so this will be an excellent challenge for me too. Have a great week. Sx

cr@fty said...

Fabulous tag just up my street, I will definitely be getting this stamp.
Heather x

Rita said...

Oh what a beautiful face. It really stands out on your tag Hels. I think I need this book too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

sheila said...

Thanks for being such a source of inspiration and your blog is always such fun to read, it's like an extention of your personality. This tag is delightful

Linda said...

Hi Hels,
Fabulous tag. This is one of my favourites of Tim's stamps, I just love her. You've done a great job here, she's beautiful.
The book looks fab - can't get a copy anywhere (all Sold Out!) Thanks for the chance to win one.
Enjoy your Sunday. xx

Craftychris said...

ooh your tag is so gorgeous! I received the Christmas Tag I won when you were on c & c, I love it! Thank you so much. Thank you for the chance to win this fab book too, If I don't win it I will be buying it cause it looks so cool! xx

Janet said...

Hi Hels,Fabulous tag,book looks fab aswell thanks for the chance to win
Janet x

Janet said...

back again, my face tag is her
ww.dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Helen said...

Great tag, you've obviously overcome your face phobia! I was staying at Gabrielle's this weekend and have seen the book - tis lovely, well done you (and all the others).

Lillibelle said...

What a gorgeous, wonderful tag with a lovely face.

maggie said...

Fabulous tag and I would love to own a Hels original. Thank you for the chance to win it together with the book.

Maggie

inkypinkycraft said...

another fab mak Hels..
been missing for a few eeks but here is mine..
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/remember-when.html

trace x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels - just catching up with my blog reading at the moment and I have just checked out the projects on your blog. I particularly love the TH Blueprint stamps - there is something about them that really makes them different. The creations you have made are beautiful - as is this tag. I know what you mean about faces, they can be a little frightening. This one is pretty though and I love the way you have used it.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

rachel said...

gorgeous tag Hels - I will be joining in - time permitting - brilliant candy too - thanks for the chance! Hugs rachel xx

Judy Murphy said...

Love the tag Hels. Not tried a face stamp although I do have one - you've inspired me to try. Hope you'll pop over and take a look. http://cardscakescraftsandcatastrophes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/steam-punk.html?m=1

Thanks J x

Redanne said...

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

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/sunday-stampers-week-232-faces.html

Hope you like it! Hugs, Anne xx

Kate said...

Your tag is fabulous, Hels. I love this stamp and how you used it! This book sounds like a fabulous source of inspiration. Please include me!!

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Hi Hels, great challenge and love your tag (always love what you do, especially your latest Create and Craft demo's). Here is a link to my entry:
http://andyscraftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/its-so-funny-how-we-dont-talk-anymore.html
Hope it is okay for the challenge!
Andy
x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
When I saw this stamp on your C&C show I knew I had to have it. I love your use of the face on your tag it is stunning.
I have made a card for your challenge this week and it can be found at
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1930940325943163427#editor/target=post;postID=3364387963844156700
Thanks for the chance of winning the book.
Ria

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
Sorry the blog address didn't copy correctly so I will try again
http://riagall3.blogspot.co.uk/
That looks better
Ria

pearshapedcrafting said...

This tag and those eyes - fabulous! Off to "face up" to this challenge, Chrisx

Gerrina said...

Love your tag (think this is one of the bests stamps ever)! I´ll try to find some time this week to join in again... Hugs, Gerrina

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, well I found a face for this week...here tis, Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/sunday-stampers-week-232-tuesday-20th.html

Elaine said...

Stunning tag! Love the face and all the info on the metallic stains - think I might have to buy some!! Book looks good too - thanks for the chance to win. Here is my face this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/faces.html

butterfly said...

I just love that Face stamp from the Classics - and she looks gorgeous here! Wonderful tag! Here's my offer:
http://alisonbomber.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/face-up-to-it.html
Alison xx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Love the tag. Would love the book - particularly like the fact that it says volume 1 - more to come, hopefully!

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels, haven't left it to the last minute this week! Lovely challenge this week, I enjoyed making a card for a change. Hope all is well for you -
Here is my go:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/sunday-stamper-faces.html

Lots love Barb xx

Carol said...

Hiya Hels - totally gorgeous tag and the book looks FAB! x

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous tag Hels. I am so going to make time to kick.my mojo up its bum and join in this weeks challenge

Terry said...

Hey there sweets, what a fabulous TAG you made, fabby colors and that face wowwzaaa to die for...I love it, Thanksss for sharing hun, love love love your ART Hugs Terry xxxx

Julie Short said...

Your challenge inspired a creative session that I loved. Now I actually have the start of a stash of cards too :)
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/a-lynne-perrella-christmas.html

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Hels,really loved your shows the other day and the demos as usual were brilliant. Love this tag, well all of them to be honest.
Cant wait to see what in the project book.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Wanda said...

Fabulous tag! I think I really need this classics set. Must check out where I can get the project book too.

Wanda said...

Fabulous tag! I think I really need this classics set. Must check out where I can get the project book too.

JayBe said...

Another lovely project, Hels and the project book looks fab. Thanx for the chance to win a copy :) Jan xx

Desiree Polluk said...

I love this stamp and what the tag is beautiful. The book is on my Christmas list - unless I am lucky!

Rita said...

I'm back with a tag Hels. I so enjoyed making this tag, mainly because at the start things went wrong ,but I carried on and was really pleased with the outcome. Gosh its only Wednesday and lots of entries this week. Hugs Rita xx

My entry is Here

Sue said...

Hi Hels. Back with my entry for this week and it's not even Friday yet!! Sx

Lisette Baker said...

Hi Hels
Here are my little ATCs for this week's challenge :)
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=1851

rachel said...

here's my entry Hels! Hugs xxhttp://www.fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/a-face-and-scarf.html

Claudine C. said...

Hello Hels,
Always love coming by your blog daily. Your such a talented gal and quite an inspiration. Here is my submission for this challenge.

http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com/2012/11/face-of-art.html

Sharon said...

Thanks for the inspiration Hels.
http://sdr00y.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/searching-for-crafting-inspiration-and.html

Aisling said...

Here's my entry: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/if-sadness-is-a-colour/

Buttons said...

I know, another Saturday entry! At least it's a little earlier:) Thanks for your inspiration, as ever. Hugs, Buttons x
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/face-up-to-atcs.html

pearshapedcrafting said...

I know I'm incredibly late(sorry - started this on Monday) but heres mine
http://pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/just-because.html

Anita Houston said...

This is just gorgeous Hels! I love the zig zag border as well! Gorgeous golden background! Wish I could have participated this week...right up my alley, but alas no extra time! Next week though!

HelenM said...

I love your face tag-- how beautiful!

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