Friday, 1 February 2013

Craft Stamper Blog Hop - Looking Back

... tis Blog Hop time! Oh yesh, tis very exciting to be a part of this fabulous blog hop organised by Craft Stamper.  If you are visiting me today as part of the hop, the deets on how to join in will follow.  If you aren't joining in with the hop, do check out the Craft Stamper Blog HERE 'cos there are loads of lushy prizes up for grabs!

If you haven't visited my blog before, please allow me to introduce myself.  I am Hels Sheridan and have been honoured to be on the Craft Stamper Design Team for three years now.  I guess I would describe my crafting style as a little bit inky, a little bit painty and a very lot messy!  Here's a favourite project of mine that I made last year.  I love to alter all kinds of things but by far my most favourite thing is a good old canvas.  This one is 5" x 7" and has a nice deep edge.  The main reason that this is my favourite it because it combines my love of all things floral with the shabby chic look that I love so much :O))



I used lots of different media to make this canvas, including patterned papers, embossing pastes, stencils, ink sprays and of course, what self respecting canvas wouldn't be complete without a big old dollop of embellishments!  The background was created with some gorgeous Bazzill papers, I cut blocks of them and layered them onto the canvas - this is a cool way to use up your little snippets (I know you have a big box of them, we all do lol)  Once the blocks were stuck in place, I used Cut & Dry foam to smudge watered down cream paint, this ties the whole design toget and then adds to the over all effect.




The big heart is a Studio 490 stencil for art... I used Studio 490 embossing paste through the stencil and once this was set, I added smidges of Treasure Gold to the raised peaks.  The floral embellishment was made up with paper roses and Prima Flowers, to tie them into the colour scheme, I simply spritzed them with Dylusions Sprays and Cosmic Shimmer Mists.  The embellies all had a smidge of Treasure Gold wax added to them to jazz them up a bit. 



Please do call back here on Tuesday 5th Feb as I will be doing a full step by step tutorial with an altered canvas, using lots of stamps, embossing pastes, paint and embellies.  I will also be doing a giveaway too!   If you are taking part in the hop, you should be arriving here from Carol's blog.    The next letter for you to collect is...


N

I hope you are enjoying the hop and I shall now point you in the direction of Jaine, who's blog can be found HERE   If you get stuck on the hop at any part, you can hop back over to the Craft Stamper BLOG where there is a full list of participants.  Right, I shall away...  Thanks for looking, good luck with the hop and... have a fabby day... TTFN

Hels x


139 comments:

nannapat said...

Stunning canvas Hels. I look forward to the forthcoming instructions on how to create something like this. Pat x

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous project, love the colours and your usual lovely embellishments. Emma

Lisa said...

ALways love, love, love your work clever Ms Hels. Always such attention to the final details. :)

Stempelientje Stempy said...

As usual stunning Hels! A awesome vintage canvas!
Greetings,Stempelientje

lucretia said...

Oh Hels, you really are a favourite designer of mine. I so admire your work and thanks for sharing it with us all.

Minxy said...

Awww look at that you got my initial letter :oP
You know i've been a fan of your art ever since we met all those years ago, and your stuff still inspires me now x woves ya smelly x {tis about time I had another bit of your art me thinks lol} xxx

Miria said...

Your creation is amazing, Hels! thank you for sharing, Miria from Italy

Carol Christie said...

Gorgeous canvas, it is so detailed :)

cbuswell said...

Very inspiring, I love all the gorgeous details!

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

Hels, the canvas is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Irit Shalom said...

This is OURSTANDING!I am in Love!

Jennie Hart said...

Oh this is stunning, I will definitely be hanging around to see your other work and I look forward to seeing the canvas next week :)

Korry said...

Loving this!!! I started with your blog this morning (like almost every morning) and found out about the blog hop ! Thanks Hels !!
Loetitia

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous, I'll be back for the tutorial.
There's so much to see on the canvas.
Each time I look I see something different.

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

What an amazing canvas. I will so be back for your tutorial!

scrappyjacky said...

Such a gorgeous project.

SMYLING said...

wow love your style - cant wait for step by steps!

Redanne said...

I remember this from last year, not at all surprised it is your favourite as it combines everything you do so well! Hugs, Anne x

Joanne said...

Definitely one of my most fave canvases from your talented fingers.
xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is so beautiful.

Rianne said...

So much to look at. Thanks for showing.

Helen Anderson said...

Beautiful Hels! Really love this. You are always so inspiring, thank you x

Karen said...

Hi Hels! I love this when I first saw it and I still love it!!! Thank you for showing it again x

Celina Dee said...

Beautiful as always. You are have a crazy talent that is what makes me come here week after week! :)

Debs said...

I love your work Hels.. and this is as magical as ever! Beautiful!

Cardgenie said...

Hels, I've been following your blog for absolutely yonks and love your work. Thanks for introducing me to so many other crafty folk via the blog hop. Jean

Birgit said...

Awesome project!

Carole Z said...

This project is really stunning Hels, absolutely love it! Carole Z X

Artyjen said...

Love the bird sitting on the key. Fab canvas..but then they always are Hels :)
xoxo Sioux

Kitty Frampton said...

LOVE this Hels, so fasntastic as always!!

Xxx

Mole said...

Like the combo of floral with vintage ... cool!

craftytrog said...

Hi Hels! You know I love everything you make, & Hun, this is no exception! I love the texture, definitely gonna NEED that paste!
Hugs,
Alison xxx

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous canvas...wonderful details...always love your art Hels...:)

Valerie said...

Fab project Hels, so much texture, love all the embellies!
Val x

Sarah said...

I love the bird on the key, I'm still not tired of "putting a bird on it" :)

Karen Buchanan said...

Love your work, have been following fo awhile and am always inspired by your posts, thank you!

Elaine Hughes said...

Always love your work, Hels, but this is just gorgeous!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love your painty inky make and this is fab!! Trace x

Alida said...

I love your canvas, thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

What a gorgeous piece!

Jenneke said...

Beautiful!!! So many stunning details!

XXXJenneke

Tine said...

Great dimension on your project & love the techniques to achieve it.

Lesley G said...

That is stunning, absolutely gorgeous <3

Danielle Champagne said...

Wonderful project, Hels, my first visit, I follow the blog hop, and discover so many things! love the inspiration given by each of the DT, love your canvas, beautiful choice of embellishments. Cheers from Montreal.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous canvas Hels, I am always fascinated with how you embellish your art so beautifully ! Sue C x

Paula said...

Hiya Hels,

fab project - I love your work!

Hugs Paula. x

karenm said...

great project Hels, thanks for sharing

roc said...

Beautiful!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this: perfection!

Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab project! Love all of your canvasses and this is no exception!! Yummy texture on that heart!!!

Kelly Neis said...

I love this so much, gorgeous canvas and so many details to admire.
Hugs Kelly

Alexandra said...

I love this canvas, I'm always inspired and impressed whenever you share one of your creations Hels. I love that you mix it up and yet everything goes, nature and industrial, pretty and punky, you're so talented and clever!

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous as always! I love the bird sat on the key, yummy stuff! Elizabeth x

Maggie said...

3 years at CS I can not believe it!! lol where did that time go "love" your work Hels and this is scrummy fabuliciously delightful will defo be back on the 5th!
Thanks for sharing really enjoying blog hop....off I go hoppity hop

Maggie

Helen said...

Gorgeous as ever, Hels!! off to catch up with the hop now.

Crafting Queen said...

Super project!

Linda said...

Stunning project Hels. I love the canvases that you do, there's always so much detail on them. Looking forward to seeing the step by step. xx

Ginger said...

Fabby canvas Hel's, just dropping by the rest of the DT's posts to see all the lovely eye candy on offer from everyone. carol x

coco said...

This is a wonderful canvas... but all you do is wonderful !!!! :) Thanks for the forthcoming instructions soon, I will not miss it. And thank you for the chance to win a very nice prize ! Coco x

Coby van willigenburg said...

so nice, so lovely! Great!

groetjes Coby

Carol Q said...

ooh Hels - what a scrumptious mixture of "stuff" lol

Gayna said...

Loving this. Can't wait for the tutorial on Tuesday. Thanks for sharing :-)
Gayna

butterfly said...

Fabulous canvas - those deep edged ones you use are so cool, and as always I love your vintage look!
Alison x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
Fab canvas . X

Janet Wilson said...

Love this canvas as always

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely gorgeous !!

Shazza said...

fabooooolous x

Tinkertaylor said...

Just love all the texture

Glennis said...

Fantastic project Hels, I love it!

ionabunny said...

Love the bird on the key. Great project

Sara Naumann said...

Always love your work, Hels! Great to see more of it on the blog hop!

cathylynn said...

I'm following the blog hop and I totally love your project! Lots of inspiration along this hop.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Stamping in Pink said...

I love your creations Hels, always have and probably always will. You've shown me how I can do distress/shabby that's not all brown - thank you for that! Thank you for the blog hop too! Karen x

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous project Hels. Love your crafting. Nicola x

Lynn Hardy said...

Lovely canvas Hels! I "need" to get some of those birdy embellies too!

LoraineC said...

Hi Hels visit your blog everyday always love your work x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Hels - beautiful as always! Love the inky spray shimmer flowery do dah

Cazzy said...

Hels that is gorgeous, I love the little bird on the key too. The whole thing is wonderful.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous project as ever - love the little birdie on the key!

Jane said...

What a stunning project, I love the key and bird. Thanks for sharing

Claire said...

Great project, love it! You sure are one talented lady Hels!

Annette Goodey said...

Wonderful canvas - you never disappoint! Will be back on Tuesday for the tutorial. Best wishes.

Elly said...

What an eyecatcher with soooo many beautiful details.

Sandra said...

Hey Chica... totally lush. I love your style Hels.
Hugs
Sandra x

Claire Boelema said...

Gorgeous canvas, absolutely love it. x

okienurse said...

awesome grungy goodness. I love the canvas! Thanks for sharing.

Patti J said...

Fabulous canvas! Thank you for sharing :)

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Yet another amazing project from the inspirational - love it.

Sue said...

This is fabulous Hels, love those flowers xx

Frea said...

Hello Hels, love your canvas, it's like a combination of shabby chic with a touch of steampunk! Totally cool! Hugs Frea

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a wonderful alteration!! I am seriously beginning to love altering things and I do love getting messy :0) Mo

Nan G said...

Just as stunning the second time 'round! Look forward to Tuesday tut.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeous canvas - beautifully done :)

Michelle Webb said...

Amazing canvas Hels, love your canvas style, have done for ages. This is another brilliant one from you, loving the embellishments too. Michelle x

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Beautiful canvas. Very nicely done--well balanced. I like that you included the sides in decorating.

KristaInMN at gmail dot com
www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! I love the texture on the heart and the metallic embellishments!

Saintly Lisa said...

Lovely canvas Hels x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This is a stunning canvas, brilliant compilation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

kaylou said...

awesome Hels.. I just love your work and reading your blog, thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Gill said...

This would make a superb valentines gift. It is stunning.
Gill x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Oh my, this canvas is just so beautiful! What a fabulous way to use up those scraps as well. Thank you for the inspiration

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Completely & utterly GORGEOUS.

Lin said...

What a stonkingly gorgeous piece of creative art!

Lin xx

Linby said...

Just a gorgeous piece of work. Love seeing you on C&C
Linbyx

Sylvia x said...

Stunning work...

Sylvia xx

Ellen said...

What a gorgeous looking heart. Love the background too, it 's a nice way to use all the little scraps (yes, I have them too!)
Ellen

Alice said...

Thank you for sharing your project.

Siobhan Brignull said...

oh I havent visited your blog for ages Hels, love this piece especially the embellishment

Kim H said...

love the metallics and textures. wonderful layering and color combos. thanks for sharing.

LaJanette said...

What a fabulous canvas. I love all the embellishments; the key is my favorite:0)

Hugs;
Janette

jill said...

A fabulous vintage canvas. I love the colours and all the embs!!

Helen said...

Love everything about this canvas.beautiful composition. Love Helen

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous heart Hels, love all the texture on this piece. Maddy x

Maz Wood said...

Gorgeous love the texture & the embellishments. TFS

Barbara said...

Wow, amazing. I have a few blank canvas just waiting for some inspiration, and I think I've found it here. Might drag them out and follow some of your techniques....thanks for sharing xx

Choka said...

Have done a background like this for my art journal cover but not teamed with those lovely embellishments..This is so lovely - must give it a try.

Jemm said...

this is beautiful Hels :) xx

GA said...

Oh, I just love your "Heart"! And I'll be back on Tuesday!

Thank you!

Wanda H said...

Awesome project!!!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Hels
A gorgeous and beautiful creation
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftychris said...

ooh this absolutely stunning! You are the queen of embellishing! I will definitely be back Tuesday for the tutorial - can't wait! xx

Handmade by Elaine said...

hiya, i love this canvas and love the embellishments too...thanks for sharing
Elx

C said...

Gorgeous projects...will definitely be back on Tuesday to learn more.Thanks for sharing xx

toni said...

A stunning canvas jam packed with fabulous detail and technique, love, love, love it ! X

Ali said...

This is so pretty. I love the mix of grungy and shabby chic style. :)

Ali

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous project, love the colors and I allways like to see how you make a collage of all used embellishments.

Geraldine said...

so, so gorgeous

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. Not only here but each month in the Craft Stamper. I always look forward to your articles and your amazing creations.

Karen Edwards said...

Hels, inspirational as ever, i must get some embossing paste, love the effect. TY Kx

kjjc said...

Love this canvas

Francesca said...

stunning piece od artwork as ever.

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Hels! you're always such an inspiration. xxD

maggie warke said...

Fabulous! Looking forward to the tutorial, I love doing a canvas! Maggie x

Denise Bryant said...

I haven't tried a canvas yet! Love all that texture you created! Will have to give this a try!
DeniseB

Lura said...

I just loved the black heart with the key and the bird, I look forward for you directions on how to make it. thanks so much loved visiting. xox

Fliss said...

Hiya Hels! Finally got to do the hop and so glad I did. Your heart creation is just fabulous and love all the textures and embellishing on there.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! Another Hels masterpiece, just love the textures! Chrisx

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