Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 255 - Blue Jay Way

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Many thanks for you fabby entries to last weeks challenge... and welcome to the new peeps joining in too :O))   This week the theme is a nice and easy one... simply... use BLUE in your creation.   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 to leave me a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If  you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, you can also join in via Facebook or by popping an email over to me.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 4th May 2013.

My entry this week is a true blue creation.  My latest lurves are the new Distress Paints... oh and am I lurving them lots.  Not only do they have the properties of the Distress range, they are also super smooth and silky and are perfect for the paint scraping technique... which is exactly what I did with this tag.  I started off scraping on Antique Linen, gave it a zap with a heat tool and then scraped on Weathered Wood... another zap with the heat tool and then a nice layer of Broken China... whatever did I do before Broken China huh?  And then to break up the blue a bit, I added in some Forest Moss DP too.  To tie the whole background together, I added in teensy smidges of Black Soot DP, this provides a platform for the stamping and embellishing.

The main embellie is an Art Part flower, coloured with Broken China and then I dabbed the very edges of the petals with Black Soot... and then used the corresponding stamp, Jet Black Archival Ink to do the stamping and then popped a smidge of Glossy Accents into the centre.  The sentiment is another fabby Studio 490 stamp, I looooves this one... it is on Heirloom Art btw.  I stamped the whole flower onto the tag and painted the leaves and stem in with Forest Moss DP and a teensy paintbrush.  This kind of covered up the stamped bit, so I used an Archival Fine Liner and drew in the stamped  bit.   The butterfly is my fave butterfly ever, from the Art For You 490 set... I popped some bookpage onto Blackout Clearly For Art and coloured him with Tumbled Glass DI.   Adding a ribbon, some floral trim and some Baubles finished the tag off.

I have been having a lovely weekend... I have been at Birds in the Barn in Essex for two days and today I am heading off to Lincolnshire to a Dabble Day at Jo Channon's Let's Create... so I best get a wigglypiggly on and get myself to bed... Thanks for looking, have a fabby Sunday! TTFN

Hels x


Claudine said...

Wow, what a stunning tag Hels!!! I can't wait to get going on this challenge, blue is one of my favorite colors.

Caroline said...

Golly me, don't think I've ever been so earl-eeeee (see what I did there? Lol)
You are busy bee, hope your hurty isn't causing too much strife!
Love love love blue!!! Stunning tag as always Hels !!
Enjoy rest of weekend :))

Lynne M said...

This is fantastic!!!!! , blue is one of my fav colours. You make it seem so easy to do. Have a goody day "dabbling" x lol Lynne M x x

Helen said...

Gorgeous use of blue - I love it too, though don't seem to have used it much lately!! Perhaps today will be the day!

Carole Z said...

Wow Hels, your tag is stunning, I love blue - already have ideas in my head! Hugs, Carole Z X

rachel said...

this is stunning Hels - absolutely gorgeous xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Love, love, love, this tag, the colours are gorgeous together, and the flower and butterfly complete the tag beautifully.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, hope you eye is feeling better. Really stunning tag. Gorgeous colour and that flower is pretty. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Gerrina said...

Great depth on this tag; and blue; my favorite... Have a good sunday, Gerrina

Redanne said...

The blues are amazing on your beautiful tag Hels!

EmmaT said...

Morning Hels, Gorgeous tag and i love the blue, one of my fav colours. Hope you have a lovely day. Emma

nannapat said...

Fallen in love with this tag Hels - it's absolutely stunning. The colour is so striking - yummy!! Pat x

Gail said...

Luv the tag and the colours and the sentiment is just fab xx Gail T xx

nattyboots said...

A beautiful tag , i just love tags i do ,

Would love to join in on your little comp ,but im afraid i have not got a clue of how to get the pics across doh .

Take care
Elaine H X

Unknown said...

Beautiful, really beautiful. I often find that blue can be a cold colour, not in this case it is bright and vibrant and very warming. The butterfly and flower are stunning, and finish it off a treat! Hope you have fun crafting oops working today and your eye is behaving it's self, and them lurgies have left the building, so to speak!! Play nicely together, crafty hugs Debbie R xx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful tag Hels, enjoy your day

wendy vecchi said...

P E R F E C T I O N!
perfect the design!

Helen said...

Well, whaddyaknow, I made a blue entry...
It's nice to be back playing along, Hels - sorry it's been so long!

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,

Absolutely love the blue, so striking. Wonderful tag. X

butterfly said...

Such a yummy tag, and a lovely sentiment! I've already been being blue today, so here's my offering ...
Alison x

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels👍

Mrs Beez said...

Beautiful. Loving that paint scraping technique and the stamped art parts flower is stunning in blue. Also like those dangly bits :) See you at the end of the week!

Eva Gro said...

So beautiful Tag!!
Here is my card!
Hugs Eva

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous tag, love the beautiful flower and the lovely colours.

Linda xxx

Manuela said...

Wow, this tag is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are amazing!!
I created a post it-book, you can find it here:


Joanne said...

Lovely paint scarping technique! Beautiful end results. I love using blue, so I decided to play along! Thanx! said...

Your blue themed tag is lovely Hels. I like the painty scrapey idea too!
Here's my humble contribution today.

Unknown said...

The flower looks so 3-D - more than just a cut-out adhered with foam dots. It looks solid on the side shot with shading below. How did you do it?

Janet said...

Thanks for a fabby workshop on Friday Hels, hope your eye is feeling better. gorgeous tag love the colours
Janet x

Carole Z said...

I'm early this week! Here's mine Hels, Carole Z X

Mandy Chilvers said...

here's my blue arch entry

lucretia said...

Lovely tag. Bit busy being ill for challenges just now. Really look forward to seeing your designs as they cheer me up.

Unknown said...

Hi Hels, how could I resist this theme for my first ever challenge entry!! (my shop is called Out Of The Blue) so here goes,
Hope I did it right!?

Amy x

KimzKrafts said...

Good morning! And what a lovely day. I have done a quick Blue themed card for this challenge, hope you like it?

Barb Cady said...

Morning Hels, your piece is stunning, such lovely blues, put me right in the mood so I have come up with this:

Hope you have a lovely week and see plenty of blue sky!
Love and hugs, Barb xx

Terry said...

This is amazing!!!!Great work, love it!

slowef said...

Great tag Hels :-) I don't do blue often so thanks for making me use a different colour from my usual comfort zone, pink!! I decided on my charity shop bargain mirror for this challenge, so here it is.
Thanks for looking xx

Gerrina said...

Here it is Queen'sday at the moment and today is special, because the queen is abdicate her thrown to her sun. Made several cards in this theme and the second and third have blue in it, so wanted to join them in the sunday stampers: ...
Blue is my favorite colour, but I don't work with it so much lately... Hugs, Gerrina

Ann said...

Adore your tag Hels, gorgeous colour & I have finally managed to get blogging again ^ join this weeks challenge - woo-hoo!!!
Hope your eye is much better now.
Hugs Ann xxx

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels!!

Here's mine:

Great theme, again!


Tracy Heaton said...

Stunning tag Hels.
Here's mine

Janis Lewis said...

Great challenge! Here's my entry:

Linda said...

Hi Hels,
Stunning tag, gorgeous shades of blue. It was never one of my favourite colours, but I'm beginning to love it.
Here's my entry for this week
Hope it's ok that I'm entering it in two challenges.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog last week too. Hugs Linda xx

Annie said...

Fab Challenge Hels..yuo always get me singing along !1 Here is my entry to this week's challenge x

Crafty Hugs

Annie x

Yvonne said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors. I am addicted to those magical little paints too. They are utterly fabulous. But anything is the Distress realm is I do believe, wink. Have a great week!!! Miss you girly.

Yvonne said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors. I am addicted to those magical little paints too. They are utterly fabulous. But anything is the Distress realm is I do believe, wink. Have a great week!!! Miss you girly.

Yvonne said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors. I am addicted to those magical little paints too. They are utterly fabulous. But anything is the Distress realm is I do believe, wink. Have a great week!!! Miss you girly.

Merethe said...

HERE is my card.

Hugs from Merethe

Becky said...

Love your tag Hels you will find mine here.

Craftychris said...

This is stunning - I adore the background! xx

Mrs Beez said...

Hope your cold is getting better. Will I need to bring a hot toddy for you on Saturday?

Little Paper House said...

Hi Hels, I need to get myself some of the new distress paints if thats the effect you can achieve with them. I love all the different colours you've used on the background of your tag, it gives a really cool effect. Here's my entry:

Love Heidi x

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, especially the painty background, my entry is my new home tag at

Unknown said...

Lovely tag.
Here is my entry
Love Karen

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, here is my entry for this week:

Hugs, Anne x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the sentiment on this! I must say your choice of colours is fabulous too, the flower is gorgeous!

Here's my entry


rachel said...

hiya hels - here's my blue entry for this week
have a fabby day xx

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning Hels - thank you for the inspiration and challenge! Here is my entry

Karen x

Emma said...

Lovely tag, hope you're feeling better now x

Here's my attempt for this week

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Unknown said...

What a donut I am! I linked back to this blog instead of my own! Here is my entry for this weeks challenge:

It's half blue but all the houses have blue in them somewhere!

Jenny Marples said...

The sun is out, the chips are frying and there's racing on at Thruxton. Have a great time in Sheffield and enjoy you weekend now you are back on the mend. Thanks for your Melt Pot inspiration;
Hugs as ever, Jenny xxx

Nan G said...

Love the colors, Hels. Fab WV flower, too.And your splash of black. I can't quite add black, I'm getting though. Here's my entry this week:

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