Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 249 - Brown Eyed Girl

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Big thanks for all your grand entries for last weeks challenge... on with this week which sees a nice and easy "colour" theme... to use... BROWN somewhere on your design.  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 and then pop back here and leave a comment with a link to the place you are showing  your entry.  If you haven't got a blog or web-photo-hosty thingy, you can also join in via email or on Facebook.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 23rd March 2013.



It is a little known fact about me... you know, that I loves brown (ok, everyone knows it is my comfort zone lol)  Anyways, when I got my Snazzy's DT pack last month I fair did a whoop-de-whoop because it was the Engraver collection from Prima... and lots of browns and neutrals in the colour palette.  I had hoped to be able to get this particular piece finished before today but alas, I ran out of time.  So, instead, I finished it off last night after my class and decided to use it for the Sunday Stamper.



You will see my fave paper blocking technique going on, this is a really cool way of using up all those ickle scraps of paper you have kicking about in your crafty stash.   The blocks were just glued onto the canvas with a bit of Cosmic Glue and layered as I went to add in some depth.



The stamping is a little bit frugal on this piece but it still qualifies because if you look closely you will be able to see some script on the metal Graphic 45 butterfly... I did that with Jet Black Archival and then heat set it... and also the little black dotty patches... that is a brand spanking new stamp from the genius that is Finnabair (HERE is her blog) and it just so happens that Snazzy's have some of her new Sunrise Sunset collection fresh in stock.. ooohlalalaa... don't tell anyone but... ahem... I have a little basket sitting there, FULL of the new goodies... and they will be coming home with me later today!  Teehee!  Well, it is compensation for my terrible disappointment with the gorgeous shoes that were made for pixie feet... I got the refund... so ... erm... I spending it on... stash!  Like I said before... stash doesn't have to fit rofl


Anyways... that is more than enough wafflingtons from me for one day... I shall away as I am up early again for my second class at Snazzy's... thank you to the lovely ladies who came along to get all hot and bothered in my Melt Art class today, was lovely to see you again/meet you!   Have a fabby weeks peeps.... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

PS... don't forget my giveaways... scroll down for deets :O)

46 comments:

Miriam said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE the colours, love the metal embellies - love it!!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous!! The Engraver collection looks amazing, will have to get hold of it, lol!
have a great day today..

Annie said...

So fabulous Hels and a great way to use up scraps with a brilliant outcome. The flowers and leaves are so beautiful and I totally understand you having a wee basket of goodies put aside.............ssh!!

Have a great day

Annie x

Maggie said...

Fabulous Hels love love the colours hope I can play this week!!

MaggieH

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

This is gorgeous . Would love to have and put on my wall. X

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Very beautiful!!!

Rita said...

Wow Hels, this fabulous. Just my favourite colours too. Hugs Rita xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous project today and great challenge, browns are my favourite colours for crafts! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Gorgeous creation, Hels, I love the Engraver collection, and the paper blocking is brilliant for using up scraps of paper, gorgeous embellies too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS I am re-watching my recording of you doing the bullrush card, I adore how you did that card, it was stunning xx

rachel said...

oooo I'm inspired - can't wait to do this - I think my engraver pad will be coming out xx

Redanne said...

Hels, this is a fabulous make! I so want that Engraver pad of papers (nowhere to be seen at Harrogate yesterday). Absolutely love the flowers on you canvas and the blocking is, as ever, wonderful! Hugs, Anne x

Andrea Kennard said...

just stunning this is Hels and browns always look great, funnily enough I was looking at my calender that you made me, remember the cute one, yes you did cute and the colour combos on that are perfect, you have always had an eye for getting colours just right, I treasure all my Hels items, thankyou and hope today is a good one x x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous Hels. Love the decorating and embellishing and the frame is the perfect finishing touch.
Fliss xx

Janet said...

Love the colours.
mine is on
www.dash-paw.blogspot.com

Janet x

lucretia said...

Oh I do like your dream creation.

Kim Reed said...

Just had my Engraver collection delivered to me via post yesterday, so this lovely piece has given me some inspiration!

Aquarius said...

Fabulous work as always.  Not quite sure if mine qualifies but yellow and purple mixed together do produce brownish tones so here is the link anyway.  This piece was inspired by watching you 'streaking' on TV in the week!!  The link is

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! Brown is my favourite too - so I'll definitely be along at some point this week... I love your box - gorgeous embellishing, especially the finish on that bookplate - yummy. I'm in Eastern Europe at the moment, so have just ordered some Finnabair stuff direct from Poland - hoping it'll be nice and quick to come! Oh and stash is FAR better than shoes!!
Alison x

corinna said...

ok hels, as usual loving the colours and the flowers are fantastic, each time i look at the canvas i see something else, thanks for the inspiration, take care, corinna

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KimzKrafts said...

Very new to all this blogging lark! I have enjoyed looking at your posts and am hoping my 'entry' to the 'Brown Eyed Girl' challenge meets with your approval? The project is certainly very brown! http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/musical-inspiration.html

carol e said...

Really lovely hels I like it all
Carol E

Barbara said...

Hi there,

I love your work, this is the first time I have entered a challenge. I hope you like it.

http://iveartinmysoul.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/every-possibility.html

Barbara.

Mandy Chilvers said...

wonderful inspiration Hels. here's my brown tag
http://mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/how-now-brown-cow.html

Elaine said...

Great piece - love the patchwork effect and that flower is gorgeous!
Here's my tag this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/golden-wren.html

Suzi B said...

Fantastic as usual :) love all the embellishments and colours.
here's mine
http://suzib1b.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/cas-monochrome-challenge-at-mmm.html
Suzi B x

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful piece as always Hels, you are the master of paper pieceing! I hope you enjoy your basket of goodies. Here is my offering this week:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sunday-stampers-brown-eyed-girl.html
Have a good crafty week! Hugs, Barb x


Tracey-B said...

Hi Hels,
Another fantastic project, it's absolutely gorgeous!
My project can be found here and contains some techniques I've picked up from your workshops:
http://www.punums.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tim-holtz-challenge-tattered-florals.html?m=1
Tracey x

Fandhmum said...

This is so beautiful, love the flowers.
Rosie x

Mine is here http://craftingatsg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/love-heart.html

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I am back with my entry for this week, hope you like it!

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-tag-holder.html

Hugs, Anne x

Carol said...

As usual fabulous!!!! brwon is very much my comfort zone too!!!!Thanks always for such great inspiration and something for me to aim towards....hoping I get there some day LOl.Hope you are now feeling better too1
Carol xx
for my project link to
http://crafting-tadpole.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/altered-canvas-and-atcs50p-bargain-buy.html

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week, Carole Z XX
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/stamped-shopper-tuesday-19th-march.html

Ivonne said...

OMG! So gorgeous! I love the colors! Here is my creation: http://our-life-in-colors.blogspot.com/2013/03/for-love-of-chocolate-loves-rubberstamps.html

Hugs, Ivonne

Lisette Baker said...

I've got to get to grips with that paper blocking technique, you do it brilliantly. Liking the look of that spotty stamp too. Here's what I did (I think she might be wearing your pixie shoes!!)

http://mrsbeez.com/?p=3463

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous creation, so many gorgeous details!

Here's my brown card http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/an-inky-distressed-one.html

Hugs, Lisa x

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels

Here's mine - thanks for the great songs!! Can't stop singing them!!

http://brightshinysparklycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/brown-eyed-girls-hels-challenge.html

Becky said...

Brilliant love the colours you will find my here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tag-card.html

Minxy said...

Yay, I finally got time to play along, you can see my entry HERE xx

rachel said...

not so pleased with my rabbits this week but hee they are http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/another-crafternoon-with-mum.html

pearshapedcrafting said...

Back home now so can comment and enter!! Hels this is just gorgeous and a real inspiration - again! Made my entry while I was away - glad I took my scraps with me!! Chrisx
http://pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tattered-and-torn.html

Lisette Baker said...

I'm back with a slightly different version

http://mrsbeez.com/?p=3466

PS Well jeal of your KFC fest!

Buttons said...

Hi there Hels. Ermintrude reporting in!! Love your paper blocking style, especially when it is in this multitude of browns.
Here's my entry for this week;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/layout-translations.html
Hope your back isn't giving you too much grief in this horrible weather. Hugs, Jenny x

Karen Ives said...

This is my first entry on Sunday Stamper, a card made for a very special friend.
You can see it here
http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk/
Love Karen

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Hels! Am doing my usual happy dance - cos I managed to get an entry in again this week!
http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/pink-and-brown-plus-stamps-and-inks-fun.html
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you provide every week! Karen x

Geraldine said...

love the canvas, great idea for using up scraps, have a ton siting in boxes, must attempt some time.

Here is my entry to the challenge, http://cardsetalia.blogspot.ie/2013/03/tattered-floral-challenge.html

Julie Short said...

Phew Just in time! WHere did the week go! Agree with you about Engraver too Hels - Its sitting here calling to me!
Anyways I got to play a bit here.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/setting-challenge.html

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