Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 273 - That's What Friends Are For

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  White Rabbits btw... tee hee... 1st of the month and all that!  Thanks for all the great entries for last weeks challenge too... I do love to visit and see your gorgeous creations.  This week is a very special theme which has been chosen by a very special person!  Oh yesh, this week the theme is FRIENDS and it has been chosen by my BFF Ellen.  More of that in a mo... but first... to join in with the Sunday Stamper is simples: Just make a little something - it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you don't have a blog/web-photo-hosty thingy, worry not... you can also join in via email - my addy is where my pic is over there *points left* just click the pic... or via Facebook - simply tag my name on your photo and I can pop by to see it.   The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 7th September 2013.



Now, as you may have gathered, just recently I have been suffering with my pain and the old cad Mojo has decided it was high time to go off on his jollies.  Well, I had had enough of walking into the Pit of Doom - the new name for the Room of Stash - and walking back out again in disgust.  So yesterday morning I set myself a challenge to clear some shelf space and get rid of stuff I don't use.  So I did!  Oh yesh, I got rid of tonnes of stuff... only into boxes into the garage but it is a start right?   Next up was a lovely long Skype sesh with Ellen... only 5 hours this time... ahem... but it sure got my Mojo dancing as we had a little I Challenge Thee!  Hence, the title for this weeks' challenge... Friends... cos Ellen helped get my Mojo dancing again!   Here's the recipe for our Art Part Fest:

Using Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts:
3 x 5 1/2" x 7" Large book covers
Large Queen
Wings
Small square Frames
Scroll Leaf
Small Hand
Scallop Borders
Pencil
Crayon
Gears
Plus: Wendy's new Ranger Archival Inks (LUSH!)
Other Art Parts as desired.



What a list huh?  I was a bit afraid because it was BIIIIG!  And I haven't done a biiiig Art Part piece before... but hey ho, Mojo was creeping back slowly... almost like he was playing "What time is it Mr Wolf?"  Everytime I glanced over, thinking I could see him, he slid behind a rubber stamp or scootled under a craft sheet.  Then a lovely warm fuzzy feeling overtook me and voila!  He was HOME!  After grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and bunging him in a Really Useful Box,  I got into my Art Part Fest with great gusto!



I kept the background of the Covers very simple... covering them with the backsides of the Tim French Industrial papers (who snikkered then huh?) and sanding the edges and then blending some Gathered Twigs DI around to make them look a bit distressy.  The frames were covered with Gathered Twigs Stains, dried, sanded and then overstamped with Potting Soil Archival (my NEW FAVE!!!!  LOOOOOVE THIS ONE!!!! THANK YOU WENDY!!!!)  The leaves were coloured with Forest Moss and overstamped with Fern Green Archival, the wing was coloured with Scattered Straw Stain and overstamped with Orange Blossom Archival, the little flower was coloured with Barn Door Distress Marker and overstamped with Red Geranium Archival, the little scallops were coloured with Black Soot Stain and overstamped with Watering Can Archival... so the only one I didn' use was the Cornflower Blue... not bad going though eh?  I love all the new Archivals muchly... they are just my colours and hues... lushness indeeeedily.... you needs them!   You might now be able to see the crayon Art Parts immediately... that is because four of them are actually the "holder togetherers" of the three covers... and then a fifth was cut up to make stabilisers for the layers of Art Parts on the front bits.  Cunning huh!!!   Finally, the addition of some metal bits and bobs and some Embellish Your Art resin goodies were my little decorations... I know they were not on the list but.... if you don't tell, I won't ;O))  To see Ellen's amazebobs piece, CLICK HERE.  Ellen has created an amazing piece of art... and the complete polar opposite to mine... very unique and very Ellen.  


I must away!  I have fair worn myself out with all this creativity... but seriously, it has been tooooo long since I actually made anything.  I have never had a barren stretch like this before.  I don't think the pain has helped but I know for sure that the old Mojo is well and truly home (I can hear him hammering against the lid of the Really Useful Box as I type!)  Today I plan to get inky again and see if I can actually manage to blog during the week for a change!  I still can't believe that I haven't blogged from one Sunday to another... this is a first for me... 6 years of blogging and I haven't ever been so quiet!  I shall remedy that PDQ!   Anyways, thanks for sticking with me... I truly appreciate your support you know!   Thanks for looking, as ever, have a fabby day!  TTFN

Hels x

33 comments:

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Glad to see you've got your mojo back.

Brilliant work of art. It's set my mind off on a journey too.

Have been missing your blogs lately. X

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels glad to hear your mojo has come home. The art work is stunning and the sentiments truly amazing. Hope your back pain stays away, I know the feeling as my back is really not good at moment. Missed your blogs , take care xx

inkypinkycraft said...

glad you got inky , this is very you and very yummy! hugs trace x

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, glad your mojo has
found it its way back home as this is a stunning
piece it has given me a great idea
for my granddaughter love the new inks.
Nancyd xx

Redanne said...

Wow Hels, Mr Mojo is certainly back! This is a gorgeous creation!! Love Wendy's Art Parts and you have just taken them to another level - love this - loads. Fabulous piece of work and well done on the clear out too. Off to see Ellen's piece. Hugs, Anne x PS - Great theme this week btw

Julie Short said...

Hello Hels and welcome back Mr Mojo! Between you you have created - Wonderful! Very inspiring!!!

Joanne said...

This a fab piece and proves Mr Mojo has returned to you, I'm so glad
Xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, You crack me up with your words, you have cheered me up this morning, Thank You.
I'm so glad you got your Mojo back, how dare he decide to go on a 'jolly' ha ha.
Your sesh with Ellen has produced 2 fantastic 'Works of Art', you are both such talented girlies, and your creations are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

this is gorgeous, Hels!! The colours are lovely, and looks like a great way to spend 5 hours!!

Joy said...

Welcome back Hels and Mr Mojo!! So glad you could make it today. Pure inspiration, that clearing away of space really makes a difference, works for me too! Hope you feel better in yourself and the wishes of your followers help you to keep motivated and feeling upbeat, despite your health issues. Love the artwork and Ellen's too, those sentiment stamps are fab!! Joy xx

rachel said...

hi hels - so glad to see you back and your piece is amazing - getting my thinking cap on now xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Completely & utterly gorgeous project Hels, love every bit of it. Hope you start feeling better very soon. Off to look at Ellen's project......

annekescardart said...

This is beautiful love th details. Hope you feel wel soon. Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Miriam said...

Gorgeous!!

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful hanging! My eyes keep going towards new things to explore... Have an inky, sunny sunday, Gerrina

corinna said...

good morning, hels, hope your back pain behaves. both challenge projects are brill, and so very different, you take great care of yourself, corinna

Dee in N.H. said...

Just beautiful Hels!!!

Gerrina said...

Made a card that I think is fit for the Friends challenge. It os the second at this post: http://gerrinascreatievewereld.blogspot.nl/2013/09/schilderen-en-vliegeren-painting-and.html
Inky greetings, Gerrina

Aquarius said...

You've been missed this week - you've come back with a bang though because this is a great project. Love the words and the various elements, love it all. Take care.

Annie said...

Friends are definitely Special and what a great song Hels

Love your hanging and those stunning Art Parts

Got to meet Tim this week and he is so lovely, felt I'd known him for ages

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Linda Simpson said...

This is flippin fabulous Hels! I love it.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carole Z said...

Oh Hels this is fabulous! I know the mojo feeling, when by back problem stopped me from crafting for a few weeks lately it took ages to get back into craft and I too had a bit of a clear out! Hugs Hels! Love the challenge & off to look at Ellen's piece now! Carole Zxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely Hels! As ever a bundle of inspiration here! Hope you feel better soon! Chrisx

Katie said...

Well your mojo has returned, wonderful work!
I have a quick friends card to share HERE

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous project. Here's my Friends entry... http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/09/birthday-cheers.html

Margaret said...

Fabulous project. Here is my friend's entry.

http://maggiescathouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/wasahi-tape-challenge.html

Tammy said...

Gorgeous creation, I love all of the different sentiments! here’s mine
Tammy x

Carole Z said...

Here's mine for this week Hels! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/sunday-stampers-wk-273-friends.html

Lisette Baker said...

Absolutely love this - could look at it for hours and still spot something new. Flattered that you have used me for inspiration (lady with moustache!!!) and that mojo has come back. Can't be coincidence surely :)

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1EM

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, back with my entry for this week which you can find at:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/vintage-ladies-and-friendship.html

Hugs, Anne x

Heidi said...

Fabulous hanging Hels as always using those lovely art parts. Here's my ickle entry this week http://beneaththelilypad.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/friends-tag.html. Heidi x

rachel said...

Really enjoyed this Hels - here's my piece http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/for-friend.html

big hugs Rachel x

rachel said...

here's another Hels - I like this challenge!!! http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/janes-card.html

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