Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 240 - California Dreaming

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Many thanks for all your flying creations last week. This week, well, I had to didn't I?  Being as I am at CHA in California!  So, the theme this week is... DREAM.  To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then hop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you don't have a blog, you can email me a photo, join in via Facebook or use a web hosty photo site.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 19th January 2013.



My entry this week is a tag - a big one - size 10 is this one.  I started off by chopping off the bottom of the tag and then layering some old book pages randomly onto it.  I then used the scraped paint method and added some Sand coloured paint.  Have you seen Wendy Vecchi's new CHA releases yet?  She has brought out some gold Embossing Paste!  Because I am impatient, I decided to try and make my own... I mixed some Gold Dabber paint with White Embossing Paste and hey, it looks fab... not as texturey as the real gold one but a substitute that did ok for my tag here.



I then added some Distress inking... using Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone with a smidge of Broken China thrown in for goodly measures.  I did the spritz and flick technique to add some bleached spots that showed the paint again.  Next came some stamping for the background - using Aquamarine Archival and a Studio 490 flourish stamp and then I added a good thick coat of Rock Candy Cracklepaint over the top of the texture pattern.



I added a dictionary page to a piece of Clearly For Art and stamped some Studio 490 flowers onto it... and also a few butterflies too.  I used Distress Ink to colour them and then heated them up to make them pliable and formed them into the shapes I wanted.  By now the Rock Candy was crackled so I added some Treasure Gold into the crackles to make them pop a bit.



I added a heap of embellies to the tag to finish it off and used some little triangle jumprings, that I have had for 209 years and never used,  to hang the bottom bit of the tag.  The letters are die cut using the Alterations Word Play die, coated with black Embossing Paste and then once they were dry, I added some more Treasure Gold so the peaks are gilded.



So.  Because of the time difference, I have just got back from the first day at CHA... and I have some photo's to show you all... so what I have done is made a little post behind this one for you to see them :O))  As ever, thanks for looking! TTFN

Hels x

36 comments:

Sandra said...

very pretty - love your flower!
Sandra ltb

val jones said...

You always come up with amazing ideas, just love this tag. Just about to scroll down.

Val in Spain xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Such a stunning tag. Have no doubt you're having a wonderful time at CHA.

Redanne said...

Oooh, beautiful tag Hels, adore those butterflies and the flower and a great theme for this week too! Hope you are having an absolute ball, looking forward to seeing the photos. Hugs, Anne x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This tag is stunning, loving the colours and the pastes etc, just love everything you have done. It is gorgeous. The little birdie is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, this is stunning and beautiful, I do love how you use colours. Emma

voodoo vixen said...

I hope you are having heaps of fun, which I am sure you are, and I just adore that little bird clinging onto the key!! The tag is gorgeous, as always!!

Carole Z said...

Stunningly fabulous...hope your having a dream of a time in California! Carolr Z X

Annie said...

Love this Hels. The background is fab and I live the gold embossing paste.

Great Theme and I hope to play along this week.

Looking forward to hear of your travels and of course .....the new releases.

HUgs

Annie x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love the tag. Would be proud to hang it up in my house. (Given the chance!!!!) x

Crafty Lark said...

Stunning creation, love the detail and colour. xx Flora

Jacqueline said...

This is stunning,so much detail to soak up,wonderful colours.Have a fab time at the CHA,So jealous.Jacqueline.S

betjunroe said...

Awesome tag Hels! Mixing the gold with white embossing paste looks great and a great idea to add the crackle paste--going to try it. Hope you are having a great time. Bette

Joanne said...

I love this, it's amazingly fantastic. I can 'feel' your excitement from California, it's melting the snow over here.

xxxxx

Joanne said...

Thought I would have a go this week.
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/canvas.html

xx

rachel said...

much fabulousness - really love the colours and all the details - fabulous xx

butterfly said...

Glorious tag - bet you're having a dreamy time in the good old US of A!!
Alison x

nannapat said...

Wow! what a stunner. I love the colours and embellies. Hope you're having LOTSA fun at CHA. Pat x

Sara Jansen said...

I love not only your art, but your writing as well. It never fails to make me laugh. You could be a comedy writer if you ever wanted to change creative fields.
A couple of times I have made things for your challenges only to discover there was no stamping on them. This one gets in by the hair of its teeth...I stamped the words above dream. Hope CHA is tons of fun!! http://fromthefunroom-adventuresinartscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/01/paying-it-forward-1.html

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colours , layers and all the em bellies! A real Hels tag! Hope you a haing a ball..bet you are ....not that I am a teensy bit jealous!!! Lol have fun Hels you deserve it! You're works fab! Trace x

Crafting Queen said...

Your creation is wonderful. My project is on my blog :
http://skippereva.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dream-card.html
Anesha :)

inkypinkycraft said...

hope you are having a fab time
heres mine :
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/a-dream-is-wish-your-heart-makes_14.html
hugs trace x

Claudine C. said...

Hey there Hels, I hope you are having a fabulous time at CHA!! I'm envious!! Here is my submission for this weeks challenge.
http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com/2013/01/time-to-dream.html

Susie Campbell (Sue Smith) said...

Your tag is totally stunning, Hels! I love it!

You can find my 'Island Dreaming postcard here...

http://susiesheartscontent.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/creative-correspondence-island-dreaming.html

Susie C xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's my little tag for this week! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-week-240-wednesday-16th.html

Craftychris said...

Wow so love this tag! xx

Annie said...

So wanted to be there Hels x

Here is my dreamy card. Have a blast
Hugs Annie x

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dreaming-of-times-past-present-future.html

rachel said...

hi hels - back again - here's my tag http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/more-playtime-alcohol-inks-and-other-fun.html
hugs Rachel xx

Barb Cady said...

Stunning tag Hels, really love it. Glad you had such a wonderful time at CHA - it was great reading all about it! Here is my offering this week:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-dream.html

Hugs Barb xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Bloomin" fantastic - and a great theme! You looked as though you enjoyed your trip!
Here's my tag
http://www.pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/il-be-making-more-of-these.html

Lisette Baker said...

Lovely, lovely tag and loving your CHA pics - what a fab photo album you will have :)
Here's what I've done for this weeks:
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2512

Gerrina said...

Great how you let us in on your trip! Just got back at my chair; was laughin'to hard over what you're writing in your post....
Almost forgot that I made a card that shows how I spent a hole lot of time dreaming as a child: http://gerrinascreatievewereld.blogspot.nl/2013/01/bedank-kaart-3-thank-you-card-3.html
Hugs from a white and chilly Nuenen, Gerrina

Claire said...

Hi Hels - great to see you're having such a good time over in America! Here's my creation this week: http://clairescraftymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/1st-journal-page.html
Thanks! Claire x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Blimey I really struggled with this one! Here it is http://maisiemoonshines.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/january-blues-and-sunday-stampers.html

margaret said...

Here is my DREAM entry for this week http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-dream.html

Hayley said...

Hi Hels

Loved the idea of the theme this week but couldn't find anything in my craftroom that would tie in with 'Dreams'. Then I came across this and thought that this is what I probably look like after having a scary dream. Here is my entry http://wishfulthinkings-hayley.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/back-again.html

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