Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 256 - Diamonds & Pearls

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy sunny (hopefully) Sunday to you all.  Many thanks for the gorgeous blue themed entries for last weeks challenge.   This week is a nice and easy theme... just use DIAMONDS & PEARLS on your creation!   To join in 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 showin your entry and then I can hop and visit you.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thingy, you can also join in via email or on Facebook.   The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 11th May 2013.



My entry this week is actually my class sample from yesterdays canvas class at The Craft Den in Sheffield.  We had a fabby day getting painty and messing about with embossing pastes.  For my canvas, I used Fresco Paints to do the background and then set about adding some embossing paste through stencils onto the canvas.




I mixed up White, Black and Silver Studio 490 Embossing Pastes ( I lurved the look so much, like a glinty gunmetal, that I made a whole pot of it!)  I used one of the flower Stencils for Art, spreading the paste thru and using the palette knife to make ridges in it... and then added my diamonds to the top of the canvas, again this is another Stencil for Art.   Once the paste had dried, I stamped the background (from Heirloom Art) onto a single ply of a mansize Kleenex using Jet Black Archival and then used Glue & Seal to apply pieces of the stamped tissue to the canvas... this is a cool way of adding stamping to a bumpy base!   A few smidges of Treasure Gold to bring out the textures... including my *word of the year* WISH which had been die cut using the Word Play Alterations die. 



The butterflies - the big one is a Studio 490 one and the ickle ones are Darkroom Door ones from the Wings set.  They were stamped onto card, coloured with Vintage Photo DI and then I popped the pearls onto the bodies.   The flower centres are Embellish Your Art buttons ( I LOVE THESE!!!)   You might be able to spy a little birdy on the edge of the canvas... he is actually a Prima embellie which I made into a mould using Mold & Pour and then used UTEE to make him; he too it coloured with Treasure Gold, which sits perfectly on UTEE.   A few spritzed with Black Marble Dylusions to finish the piece, I do love adding the black spritzes... and because I used the Glue & Seal, that is my safety net, should I muck up the spraying :O)


So, what have you got planned for today?  I hear it is bank holiday tomorrow... I never do bank holidays'... mainly cos we have always worked them, tomorrow is no different and Grim is working alllll day.  Today, however, we have a veritable feast ahead of us!  Namely the British Touring Cars are at Thruxton, it is just that bit too far to travel so we will be watching from the sofa.  And, I brought fish n chips home with me yesterday, so they will be re-heated for lunchingtons...nomnomnom!   I shall away now, I need to conserve energy so I can cheer... GO PLATO!    Thanks for looking, have a grand day!  TTFN

Hels x


43 comments:

melanie said...

This is stunning canvas Hels have a great feast today ,we are out for lunch today celebrating 80th in the family plus its my Mums 81st so 2 birthday to toast too.Melanie

inkypinkycraft said...

A really fab canvas, have that stencil, never used it...must try it! Hugs trace x

Carole Z said...

Fabulous canvas...great them too! We are off to visit family and then hopefully I'll get some crafting time! Have a great day, Carole Z X

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Fab canvas.

Out and about yesterday. Veg-ing out today and crafting.

Happy bank holiday everyone. X

LINDA PAGE said...

What a great canvas Hels love it xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, WOWeee, this canvas is lovely, I wish I had been able to watch you demo this.
Have a great day and enjoy your fish and chips. My Graham and I, yesterday, dismantled 2 wooden sheds using a crowbar, then G ferried a car full to the local tip, when he came back I had done the second one myself, so we filled the car up again, he's taking that to the tip today, then we erected 2 tall plastic sheds. Today we are both aching like mad ha ha, we forget how old we are ha ha. I have to finish off my card for my Brother-in-law today, only got the insert to do, and am at Church this morning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Hels - I really want that stencil!!! Hope to join in again. I will be sofa-sporting too, but the footie, today!

rachel said...

wonderful piece Hels - I just adore the metallic look to the flowers - stunning work - enjoy the fish and chips xx

lucretia said...

This has given me lots of ideas. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Redanne said...

Really loving the home-made pewter embossing paste! Wow. Cleaning venetian blinds today - how exciting is that.....enjoy your fish and chips and Go Plato! Hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous canvas, love the texture of the flowers. Emma

Linda said...

Morning Hels, fabulous canvas. Love your 'designer' embossing paste, might have to give that a go!
A day at home today I think - some time in the craft room then football's on this afternoon, my Chelsea boys have a big game!
Enjoy your fish and chips (mine were deeee-licious last week). Crafty hugs Linda xx

Caroline said...

Re heated F&C?? Would have thought chips will be soggy & iretrievable .... Guess not!
Anyhow, great canvas Hels but then what else would it be? :) I have melt pot now awaiting stock, just hope I don't spend money (b/day left over) before it comes in, rate I'm going (got very 1st starter kit of gilding flakes etc from IB on the way), SO excited! Got loads of new masks to play with at end of month, yay!
For now, it's all about projects I told you about? 1st should be finished today (ummmm...), then 2 more (well only have to do 2 minimum but want to do 3), write it all up & just like that, all done! Sounds so easy huh? Really need your know how & discipline right now!!
No Alfie Cat today? Me sadums :( (just made that word up, like it?). Gosh, can tell I'm all nerves , got verbal *****ria...
Enjoy your day. TFI :-)

nannapat said...

Fabby canvas Hels, what a lovely stencil. We played badminton this morning, then did the weekly shop and now I'm about to get my crafting goodies out so I can have a play. Pat x

Aquarius said...

This is gorgeous as always - pleased you are feeling a bit better.
I hope you don't mind that I did a bit of lateral thinking here - the diamonds are in the trellis!! Flowers are stamped.  See the results here

Craftychris said...

This is beautiful, the flowers are stunning! Enjoy your day! xx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my I do love this very muchly and the gorgeous centres of the flowers are fab.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Ann said...

Love your canvas Hels!!!
Hugs Ann xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
I Love your canvas the texture of the embossing paste really stands out and the colour of it is fab.
love it
Ria

Frea Konings said...

Hi Hels, what a gorgeous canvas. Love the background with the fresco paint! Hugs Frea

Buttons said...

What a canvas! Love that little birdy on the side too. Hope those fish and chips were worth the wait.
Still singing away in my head (although now I've moved on to 1999!) and enjoyed making this entry in the sunshine;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/still-singing-to-prince.html
Have a great week ahead, hugs Jenny x

carol e said...

Hi Hels love the canvas and the fresco paint.The pewter mixture is fab.

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, hope you are feeling better. Lovely canvas today. Looking forward to your shows this week for inspiration and fab goodies. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne said...

What a lovely lovely canvas again Hels. Watched the BTCC myself and heard your disappointment when Plato got a puncture leading the race. Never mind, Oulton Park in 5 weeks eh?
xx

Mandy Chilvers said...

happy bank hols Hels here's my tags
http://mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/blue-monday.html

Sue said...

Hi hun

Finished my canvas yesterday. Thank you for a great workshop xx

My little offering
http://taitucker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/miabut-i-am-back.html

Sue said...

Hi hun

Finished my canvas yesterday. Thank you for a great workshop xx

My little offering
http://taitucker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/miabut-i-am-back.html

Julie Short said...

She did not have real diamonds nor pearls but my mum, Hels, had the best stash. I hope you enjoy my memory box as my offering this week.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/just-for-me.html

KimzKrafts said...

Despite the fab weather I still managed to make a piece for the challenge this week! http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/sunshine-paradise.html

Kim xx

Elaine said...

Great canvas once again - love the gunmetal paste and the added stamping on the tissue. Here's my tag this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/hello-dolly.html

Little Paper House said...

Hi there, what a great canvas & what i especially love is the way you finish your projects with great detail like the black & white stripping on the side. This has given me inspiration for my entry but i used spots instead.
Thanks Hels.Here's my entry for Sunday Stamper: http://thelittlepaperhouse.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/life-is-tweet.html
Love LPH x

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here mine for this week! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/secret-garden-wednesday-8th-may.html

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous canvas, loving your techniques. I've recently had a go at paper blocking after your tutorial. That's on my blog along with my tag for this weeks challenge entry
http://www.craftingdawntilldusk.net/2013/05/alice-tag.html?m=1

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Claire said...

Hi Hels, great canvas! I've made a tag to join in this week, I've been on holiday so haven't been around for a few weeks....anyhow here is my link - thanks for looking :) Claire x
http://clairescraftymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/mermaid-tag.html

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty canvas! Thanks for the fun challenge and inspiration! Here's mine:
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2013/05/have-fun.html

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous Hels, I love the effects from that embossing paste through the stencil. Also, I've just bought a bird mould for my UTEE because I couldn't find anything suitable for a mould! Love your owl. Maddy x

Barb Cady said...

This is fabulous Hels and am pleased to say I caught your show yesterday,and you were amazebals! Here is my try for this week:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/sunday-stampers-diamonds-and-pearls.html

Have a good week, love Barb xx

Becky said...

Love what you have done Hels here is mine

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/libs-birthday-card.html

rachel said...

Hi Hels - this weeks offering is an ATC - my first ever! http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/an-atc-and-let-there-be-laughter.html
Have a fab weekend xx

Lisette Baker said...

Loved the workshop. Not quite brave enough to fly solo yet, but one day I will try a version of this as a canvas :)
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=4287

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels My offering for this week is here...

http://brightshinysparklycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/diamonds-and-pearls-of-wisdom-hels-and.html

Been listening to Prince this week! Thanks for reminding me!

Emma said...

Here's my entry for this week :)

http://theaddictedinker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/couture-collection.html

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