Thursday, 6 June 2013

It's Giveaway Time... Again...+ A Winner!!!

... cor blinking blimey and thrice!  WOW!  Thank you all for your fabby comments on yesterdays giveaway post.   I used Random.org to pick a winner for me... and the number chosen was #62 which tallies with the comment left by Attic Crafter.  Please can you email me your mailing address and I will pop your prize into the post.  So... another giveaway today... this one is going to run until Sunday night... and here's how to be in with a chance of winning todays prize:  Leave a comment between now and 23:59 GMT on Sunday 9th June 2013 and your name will be entered into the draw.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 10th June post here.   And here's what you can win: my demo sample plus a pot of Royal Gold and a pot of Soft White Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste.  If you want to copy the photo and pop it into your bloggy sidebar, you can let your friends know about the giveaway too :O))





Oh and here's the screen snip for todays winner.....




And more info on the demo sample that I am giving away:  this piece started out as a piece of cardstock (from the fabby Neutral Cardstock pack) which I spread with Soft White Texture Paste.  I then spritzed one of my all time fave Studio 490 stamps, the florally border from the It's More Flower Art, with a light mist of water.... this was then stamped into the paste at the top edge... I then turned the card and repeated so there's stamping top and bottom of the card.



Next I dried the Texture Paste.  Tip for drying it - wait until there is a bit of a crust on the paste and then gently heat it with a heat tool... if you overcook it, it will bobble up, depends on the look you are after because I rather like that look too.  Remember to turn the card over and heat from behind too... and the best tip for drying?  Hold the card (careful of the hot-hot heat from the heat tool on your fingers)  If you dry something when it is flat on your craft sheet, the heat tool does a really good job of heating underneath the piece you are drying... that makes it take a lot longer... so, dry in mid-air!  Once dried, I bobbed a nice layer of Aqua Dabber over the top and then gave that a zap with the heat tool.  Then I blended Broken China DI over the top, did the old "spritz and flick" with water and then used Patina Gilding Wax to add some sparkle over the top.  To make the impression pop a little more, I then used some Cut & Dry to apply smudges of Pitch Black Dabber... and then added a smidge more Patina over the top.   The flower is a collection of stamped flowers from the Studio 490 sets I had on the shows... and I used some fabby Embellish Your Art to decorate the flower centre and of course, my fave ickle crow... he is just so cute!



So there you have it.  If you would like to own this piece, plus the two pots of Texture Paste, just leave me a comment here before 23:59 Sunday 9th June and you will be entered into the draw.    I have a busy day planned... lots of crafty stuff to do and then I needs to get all packed up and ready for my class at Birds in the Barn, Essex this weekend... which reminds me, there are a couple of spaces on tomorrows class if you fancy a day playing with all things painty and stampy.   I shall away now... thanks for looking.... TTFN!


Hels x

104 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

This is one of my all time favourites. I love the flower and I love the little crow and I love the colours. Wish I'd bought the stamp set and the paints now...

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's such a gorgeous piece & the texture looks great. Thanks for giving us the chance to own it. Hope you have a lovely day.

Pauline Wheeler said...

Fab project hels, love it. Can't wait to try the paste!
P x

Clai01 said...

I loved everything on the shows and wanted it all...ha
but most of all I loved the demos and the arty inspiration, Thanks Hels x

nattyboots said...

You are just one clever Lady Hels ,and give lots of inspiration, love the color and the gorgeous flower

Elaine H X

Mandi Mace said...

Pick me, I would love to win a piece of Hel Sheridons work x

Helen said...

what a fab piece again Hels!! I think as it's nearly my birthday too, random org should pick me.... lol!!

Patricia Youdell said...

What a lovely piece yet again Hels
I'd love to win - I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

I love this colour blue.. I'm taking it this is the adarondak* ( close enough spelling haha) .. Think I may just have have a little purchase of this and the lilacs and eggplant... Super piece if work... I've never stamped into texture paste, so will have a go.. Thanks for sharing.. Px

Pat said...

What gorgeous colours on this piece and the texture is fab. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win this beauty.
Pat xx

Andrea Moorhouse said...

Fab!!! Love it, and the paste looks wonderful. Would love to win a piece of your art work.

chrissy o said...

beautiful art work
hoping my paste will be here soon
chrissy xx

Amanda Branston said...

Oh Hels... I so want to have a go... Your work is so inspirational! Keep at it! Xx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

I love the stamping into the paste - will definitely try that. Gorgeous piece, as usual x

steph loveday said...

That is fantastic Hels, love it

Valerie said...

Morning, loved these pastes when I saw them on Monday. Would love to win them. Valerie H

LINDA PAGE said...

this is fantastic Hels x

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Oh Hels this is beautiful. I watched you do this on the show and loved it. I am waiting patiently for my delivery, HURRY UP, well not so patiently! I just can't wait to ply. Good luck to everyone. Thanks Hels for the chance to win one of your stunning pieces. Hugs Debbie R xx

jac777 said...

Thanks for sharing so much, always Hels! I love that yesterday's giveaway too. I'd take up too much room here writing every thought I had, but truly, I learnt so much from your tv demo & your deets here. Thanks for sharing all the "how to's" again :) xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, managed to sit down last night and watch your shows and I have to say you were very inspiring. Loved all the demo's and samples. The new paste is very versatile. Kind regards Joanne K x

Kathleen Turner said...

Gorgeous.... I love the aqua colour... Can feel a shopping trip coming on x

nannapat said...

Oooh! love this Hels - very generous of you to give it away. Pat x

Cornish Emma said...

MOrning Hels, very generous of you, love the texture paste and that its so versatile. Gorgeous project and colour. Emma

Joanne said...

Youv'e certainly got using texture paste off to a fine art. Such a spectacular technique.
xx

Cloudedbrains said...

Would luv the chance to play with this new stuff since I saw you on CnC xx

Cardgenie said...

Another fab giveaway Hels. Love the art piece and thanks for the very clear instructions - easy to follow, especially when you're easily confused (that's me, not you!). Jean

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Just love your art work. X

Attic crafter said...

Hi Hels, Wow another fab giveaway! I ordered the clear/silver paste but couldn't afford the gold/white so to be in with a chance to win them is great. I think the sample is beautiful - but then they all are! Linda xxx

Margaret Iddon said...

Yes please! I would love to win a piece of your work and the texture paste would be a bonus.

Tina Connolly said...

Awesome prize! I love your creations, both here and in Craft Stamper mag which I always look forward to reading. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Ann Marie Brown said...

Hello Hels
I loved your shows. The texture paste looks fab and is definiately on my wish list. I love the picture, the colours, texture, bird and words. Thank you for the continous inspiration. Ann Marie :) xx

Gail said...

Yet another fab project - I fettled my craft room yesterday (can't believe how long it took) now I know I won't be able to find anything - but I really need to get to work (play) with my newly acquired texture paste - I ordered the clear and silver so if I was fortunate to win I would have the full set xx GailT xx

Tracy Heaton said...

Fab sample Hels - but they all were!

Jo De Carteret said...

Love the shimmery effects that this product gives and loving all the crafty tips and techniques on your blog - thank you!

Neil said...

It was great to see you do this. Love the texture and the crow if definitely uber cute. Thanks for the chance at another fab giveaway, you are spoiling us!

Alison Scott said...

Another fabby piece of art. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win it.
Well done to Attic Crafter.

Caroline said...

I remember you doing this, what really strikes me is the colour, using different versions of same colour. That doesn't make sense but think you'll know what I mean.... Absolutely stunning as always Hels. Mr crow is rather cool isn't he? Sir Crowington maybe? Lol.
Thanks for everything you do & your encouragement. I am especially encouraged by your very generous giive away!!! Please, Mr Generator pick me.....
Take care & have a safe trip! :)))))

Lynn Hardy said...

My favourite colour - you must have known! Please pick me!

Craftychris said...

ooh gorgeous! Would so love to win, thank you so much. Will put a piccie and link on my side bar to share your generosity and your fabby blog! xx

Aquilla said...

Hi Hels Thank you so much for the chance to win this fab product you demonstrated on CnC you made some beautiful samples. xxxxx

Sarah B said...

Must get hold of some paste and give this s try - thanks again for sharing your inspiration with us xx

Caz said...

Love it!!! Fabby colours!

carol e said...

Hi Hels , Wow who wouldn't want to win this giveaway Love these new products and the insiration you have given on how to use them, thank you x

Dawn Macfie said...

Love what you have done but no suprise there I love all your work you are very creative. I would like to have a go with these as it is something I have not tried yet and great that you are offering it as a give away.Brill work again Hels!

Kate said...

Another fabulous project with so much texture. I love that turquoise. I have heard about Cosmic Shimmers but have never had the opportunity to try them! Love them on your project!

Elaine Barr, said...

Pick me up and cool me down with a wet flannel....Hels, I love your work! Just gorgeous, End of! (it would be nice to own one though!) Elaine x

betjunroe said...

Love that aqua color combined with the black--classy! Have a sunny day Hels! Bette

Annie said...

What a fab make Hels....I hope I am lucky as I would love to receive one of your makes.

Crafty hugs

Annie x

inkypinkycraft said...

Another fab make Hels,the shows were fab and I have had to order the stencil andsome of the paste!!!the clear looked so fab! Thanks for the chance to win your fabby make x hugs trace x

Cazzy said...

I would LOVE to own that piece and the texture pastes too, thanks for giving them away Hels!
I won't be around when you do the draw for a few days (in case you pick me).

Cazzy x

lainey said...

Oooo I loved what you did with this paste!! thanks for the chance to win some Hels!!! :) lainey x

Trish Bee said...

That texture paste looks delish! Faberoo artwork too!

Mac Mable said...

I just love how you show us all your clever techniques. It really does inspire me and I look forward every day to popping in to your blog to see what clever things you are up to x

Karen Petitt said...

Cor Hels, thank you for the chance! I love your canvas and I would make sure I could see it whilst crafting myself - at the moment I have two easels with things on but yours would require a new easel lol! I would love the paste too - so thank you for the chance Karen x

Kim Hurley said...

As usual, a fantastic piece Hels. You have inspired me to get my paste out - thank you!

Gill said...

Thanks Hels!
I love the bird!

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I loved this piece when it was on the telly - that big flower is my fave WV flower stamp, want the other flower now too..... Great tips today too, will try those. Thanks for the chance to win and well done to the previous winner. Hugs, Anne x

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful piece Hels, I love that stuff it really adds to your project. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sue OConnell said...

Fab projects and inspiration. Thanks for giving me a chance to win

Janet Wilson said...

Saw you make this on the show & loved it then, so would love to win it!

Carole Z said...

I really love this Hels, the colour, the texture, the crow..everything about it and would love to win it! Hugs, Carole Z X

Jan Morris said...

Hi Hels - yet another great piece of artwork. Just love all the demos and the tips you give. thanks for the chance to win.
Janet

whyducks said...

Wowzer this is so pretty!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a pretty piece Hels! That paste looks lovely!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
This is a lovely piece and wow what a great giveaway. Thank you for all the inspiration
Ria

JaneC said...

Love, love, love this project. The aqua colour is just superb and the flower is gorgeous, will have to invest in the studio 490 stamps. thanks for the very generous give away, you're too kind.
Regards Jane

Sandra Strait said...

What a beautiful card! I'd love to try the texture paste! Thank you for the cnance to win!

Jane Thorn said...

Another stunning project, Hels. Inspirational & generous as always. Thank you

rachel said...

wow Hels - love the piece and the chance to win it alone is wonderful but some texture paste too! Wow - pick me!!! Hugs rachel xx

maska said...

Beautiful art work.
Thanks for the chance.
:)

Gerrina said...

Well, a chance of winning such a beautiful artwork; I would not say no! So thanks for giving the oppertunity and I keep my fingers crossed! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy Harris said...

I have gotta get me some of this texture paste your work was amazing xx thank you

Heidi said...

I too love the 'ickle crow. The finishing touch and another piece of scrumptious art.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous wall hanging and love the little crow. A fabulous giveaway.

Congratulations to the winner of your last giveaway too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Claire said...

Hi Hels, I love the effect of stamping into the texture paste. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Hope you have a nice weekend teaching! Claire x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels ... gorgeous work as usual. Love everything about it... Thanks for giving us a chance to win a Hels Masterpiece.

happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

sue said...

I love the backgound ,not sure about the crow tho !! it's a bit scary, but maybe i've watched to much hitchcock
Sue H

Oksana said...

Just gorgeous Hels! Thanks for the chance to win!x

Sandra Castle said...

I love the crow and car! But you are very NORTY! I heard you in the early show saying you can use them to make moulds!!! Will be doing just that (ahem!!). Fab shows and even fabbier give away! Hope Mr. Random picks out my number this week! Love and hugs, Sand and Sid xxx

Karen Lewis said...

Beautiful piece of art, Hels. I love that crow - we get quite a few of those around here, mobbing the buzzards.

Stella said...

Brilliant giveaway Hels,you are so generous !

Linda49 said...

Fantastic demonstrations. Really enjoy watching you.

Mrs B said...

Love it, especially the colours. Take care.

Ang said...

Love this piece Hels, the colour is fab

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
I have grown to love the crow!
The colours you have used on the demos on C&C are to me out of this world.
I sit here in my mono-chrome world of paper and black pen and sometimes feel starved of colour; perhaps that is why your work is such inspiration for me to get messy?
I am looking forward to have a conversation with you about colour and moods with you when we meet again. I have many theories on this subject...
Lots of Love,
Lis xx

Disco Queen said...

Please, Please, Please pick me. Oooh Hels, Your creation is beautiful, the colours, texture, sentiment, everything, is just perfect. I would love to give it pride of place in my craft room. With love & admiration, Theresa

SueHart said...

Finally able to watch Create and Craft and am able to see you on the telly. Love all your stuff! x

Linda said...

Oooh, texture paste ....... looks fab. Unfortunately haven't seen the shows yet, still on holiday in Italy but they're waiting on the Skybox for me to return.
Love your card Hels, the colours are gorgeous and the stamp is a must have.
Thanks for the chance of winning another fab giveaway. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great colours, love all your ideas Going to be trying more like this I think, though have just ordered a meltpot - are there enough crafting hours in the day?

hotpotato said...

I love what you do with scraps of card board.

ouachitagurrl said...

Lovely piece with great texture, especially loved the flower which gave it that little pop :)

Izzwizz said...

I could definitely give that little crow a good home, he is fab :-) saw you demo this on C&C this week Hels and really enjoyed the demo. Maddy x

nikkib said...

oooo you are so very generous Hels, thankies very muchly..... loved the shows and watched them avidly for tips, will be getting some of this texture paste for use..... stunning artwork as usual... hope Alfie is behaving himself, I dont like it when my 3 cats bring in take-out, especially after they have just eaten..... x

Moira Greig said...

This was my fave demo. I love the colours and the way all the layers came together, very interesting to watch. Thanks for sharing x

bluelesley said...

Very generous of you, giving away your art work, thank you. Would love to win, watched both the shows and loved watching you work, you make it look so easy...

Nan G said...

Whoa! So glad I scrolled down through...I hadn't left a comment yet..yikes! I would so love to win some of this Cosmic Shimmer! Besides it would just be so cool to win a piece of your art! Hugging tons to you, Hels. :)

Anne O said...

Hi Hels
Just seen your show ( late, as I had to record it!). So much imagination to build up the textures and colours. Fingers crossed that I'll be lucky enough to win!
Have a good weekend,
Anne O

dragongourd said...

What a beautiful piece! I would SO love to win!!!

Chris Kelly said...

Oh Hels-you make it look so easy. I love the look of texture paste but have never tried it. The piece is just lovely as are all your creations.
Crafty hugs
Chris Kelly
Aka Catwithoneear

Crafty Granny said...

Watched the shows Hels. Would love to win your gorgeous creation and some of that brilliant texture paste. Lesley

Sarah le messurier said...

It's my birthday on Friday, what a present this would be !!!!! Love all your work, you are so talented. Enjoy your weekend. Sarah x x

Jenny Shepherd said...

Luurve your projects and a great giveaway thanks

Crafty Humphreys said...

Fabby giveaway, beautiful projects. Will try to get a purple project made for the challenge. Suz xxx

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous giveaway. I haven't seen the paste. Looks wonderful.

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