Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 241 - And Your Bird Can Sing

Goooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Many thanks for all your fab entries for last weeks challenge - sorry I was a little late visiting... I have been a smidge preoccupied (ahem).  This week I have chosen the theme to be BIRDS - two reasons, firstly it is the perfect excuse to use my brand spanking new Studio 490 Art Parts and Stamps *hurrrrrahhhhh*  and secondly.. it is a very special day today in Baltimore because the Baltimore Ravens footy team are playing a very important match which could see them heading to the Super Bowl and being as Ellen's hubby Jack is a Raven's fan, I thought the theme fitted perfectly.  To join in with the challenge is simples - make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping, pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can pop and visit you.  If you don't have a blog/web-photo-hosty thingy, you can also join in via email or on Facebook.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 26th January 2013.




As I said... I got some of the brand new release Studio 490 Art Parts and stamps whilst I was at CHA (thank you muchly Mr Stampers Anonymous!)  And because they were practically screaming at me from my bag to be used, I decided to get inky with them.  The base of the piece is an Art Part Journal Cover which I paper blocked with My Minds Eye papers and dulled down with Traditional Tan paint wash.  The middle bit is a Small Art Parts Page which I covered with more of the MME papers which I then edged with Gathered Twigs DI and then sanded the edges of them both. 




I used Glue & Seal to ...ahem... seal the papers and then got all excited with the new Studio 490 Stencils for Art - the one I used is Lovely Leaves and I applied some Black Embossing Paste through the leaves and made them a bit textured.  The birdy is one of the new Art Parts and he is coloured with Barn Door Distress Stain and edged with Gathered Twigs and then over stamped with one of the new 490 background stamps using Jet Black Archival ink.  I did the same with the spout Art Part, using a different new background stamp.  The umbrella and branch were painted with Pitch Black Dabber and once dried, sanded and distressed with Gathered Twigs.




The finishing touches are the Raven which was coloured with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint (yes, I have a couple of them and they are... DEEEVINE!) and the roses are coloured with Fired Brick Distress Marker.  I added some little pen stitches around the edges to finish it off nicely.  I am LOVING the new Studio 490 goodies and I can't wait to get my inky paws on the rest of them too.




Right, I shall away... we have an evening of inkiness going on here with Ellen's friends Connie, Patti and Terry and we are covered in paint and ink... fun times!  Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

**GO RAVENS!!!**

46 comments:

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely stunning, as always, Hels. Especially love the birdies and the flower. Stunning piece, emjoy the footie Karen x


Caz said...

Love the birdies!!! More things to "need" !!!! Lovely piece!!
Lotsa
xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
Brilliant, as usual. Love the birds. Another 'must have' to add to my list. X

Sara Jansen said...

What absolutely perfect Baltimore colors....very revolutionary. Whoops....we were on different sides in that one - sorry -. Great work...and great seeing LA through your eyes!

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab piece, cannot ait to get my hands on the paints!! And lots of other goodies! Have fun I am sure you are!!! Hugs Trace x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow. How gorgeous is that??? Love it.

Helen said...

Your trip to the States has done you good - this is better than ever! I love it.

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Fantastic as usual. The bird is adorable.

Val in Spain xxx

Carole Z said...

Oh wow this is fabulous Hels..love the birdie theme!
Carole Z X

Aquarius said...

Just love those art parts - another great project. Just by chance I've just posted a card which fits the theme - you can see it here
http://aquarius-aquariusblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/owl-birthday.html

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Oh yes, this is definitely a brilliant hanging, loving everything on it, especially the paste and the birdies are absolutely gorgeous.
Enjoy the Ravens.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous Hels - love those colours. Pat x

rachel said...

this is just stunning Hels - love it to bits xx

Kyla said...

Lovely bird make, I cannot wait to get my hands on the paints. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

Kyla

Redanne said...

Loving the Raven on the top Hels and the embossing - 'tis fab! Good to hear you are enjoying yourself so much over there, sorry I missed last week but will try harder this week. Hope you get back in time to see the snow! Safe journey. Hugs, Anne x

Jacqueline said...

This is lovely Hels love the dimension you have gave to this,Great design.Jacqueline.S

Terry said...

HEy there Hels, fabulous creation, loving the birdie and all the fabby detaills you have been using. Just fabulous Enjoy your night of inkyness with Ellen and her friends, have fun Hugs Terry xxxx

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so cool! I adore the little raven - I think I neeeeed some of these xx

betjunroe said...

Love the birds, especially the cute little raven! Glad to hear you are having a wonderful time with Ellen and friends and GO RAVENS! Bette

Claudine C. said...

This is beautiful Hels, love all the texture and the bird is wonderful.

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Gorgeous....
xoxo Sioux

Lisette Baker said...

That bird is so cute but I love those patchwork backgrounds. I am quick off the mark this week, but I think I might be back later.

http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2606

Sue said...

Looks like you are having a ball hun.
Brilliant project as always. Here is my take on the "Birds" challenge. x


http://taitucker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/hearts-flowers-oh-and-little-bird.html

Pat Taylor said...

This is brilliant love the bird and flowers!

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful piece Hels, so glad you are having such a wonderful holiday and escaping the weather too!
Here is my Bird offering:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-birds.html

Continue to enjoy and safe journey home, love and hugs xx

Jacky said...

This is just so gorgeous. I think they get better every week if this if possible!!! Can you believe you are missing all of this snow?? Here is my bird thingy... http://muddlycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/bird-challenge.html Hugs, Jacky

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
It's great to have you back in the UK but I am sure your head is still full of all the wonderful things you saw.
I love this bird piece the new art parts are fantastic.
I would like to join your challenge this week and my bird piece can be found here'
http://riagall3.blogspot.co.uk/
Ria

Becky said...

Love the piece Hels am loving the bird will have to get it.Here is mine

http://www.becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/birds.html

Redanne said...

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

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stampers-and-simon-says-stamp.html

Hugs, Anne x

Carole Z said...

Morning Hels! Here's my contribution for this week! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stampers-week-241-tuesday-22nd.html

Lisette Baker said...

I've got a bit carried away this week but hve had such fun playing!

http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2613

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, some BIRD this is eh? Ellens Birdie is fabulous and Yours is fabulous too sweetie, Wowzersss and yess the Art Parts from the Wendy are amazing I love them too....woww Thankss for sharing Hels Hugs Terry xxxx

Jenn Zeeb said...

I would love to join in this challenge..Here is my entry

http://stamplified.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-new-technique.html

Aniva Dalby-Meseberg said...

I love your bird, its a beautiful piece! I even tried my hand at a birdie and some backgroung stamps and tried to make a good mixed media page for my art journal - here's my entry
http://www.lazydreamranch.com/blog---journey-thru-time.html

Joanne said...

Had a go Hels.
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-birds.html

xx

Joanne said...

Had a go Hels.
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-birds.html

xx

Elaine said...

Great that you are back annd thanks for your reports on the CHA. I'm sorry I've been missing but have made something this week!!
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/robin-in-snow.html

Lisette Baker said...

Nice to see you back and the pictures are fab. I promise is the very last from me - I've had a ball!
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2611

margaret said...

Here is my little bird, I know there is not much stamping but got carried away with other techniques
http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sunday-stamper-birds.html

BarbaraW said...

Your wall hanging is simply stunning. Love it! I enjoyed reading about your US visit and CHA. Glad you had a fun time.
My bird can be found here: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2013/01/bird-house.html

Buttons said...

Love your wall hanging. Very you!!
You may have more than a passing interest in my entry this week?
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/friday-focus.html

Stamping in Pink said...

I had some time to make a wee something. Now it's not birds but is a bird - hope that is okay lol!
Have really enjoyed your CHA diary and love the look of the new stash!
Anyways enough waffle and rabbit here's my entry
http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/so-tweet.html
rest well Karen x

Julie Short said...

Love you birdies and your post Hels.
Our wildlife is all hiding as we all ride out the remnants of a cyclone that is now pounding us with flooding rains.
A few days in to craft I hope. Here is my contribution
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/possibilities-x-4.html

rachel said...

Hiya Hels - well you'll have to squint hard to find my birdies - but I thought I'd put it in anyway!!! Hugs Rachel xxhttp://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/all-you-need-is-love.html

Maisie Moonshine said...

Sorry Hels, scraping in under the wire! http://www.maisiemoonshines.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/my-first-atcs.html

Nan G said...

Fab wall hanging, Hels! Love the Umbrella Bird! and all of the layered stamping. here's my take:
http://froggydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/hmm-bird-tag.html

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