Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 274 - And Your Bird Can Sing

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Many thanks for all your gorgeous entries to last weeks challenge.  This week the theme really chose itself as all I seem to be doing at the moment is bunging our feathered friends on my creations... so the theme is... BIRDS.   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 the pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thingy, you can also join in via Facebook - simply tag my name on your photo upload - or pop me an email over with a small sized pic.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 14th September 2013.
 


My creation this week is a tag... long time since I had a proper taggy play!  I started out using some of the new deeelish Laboratorie papers from the Duke of Distress.  I LOVE these papers... the black and whites are just perfection and whilst I ain't a skull kinda gal, I love the backsides of the papers (you know what I mean lol)  The script page I chose to cover my tag proved another fluke too!  Unbeknownst to me, whilst I chose this paper just 'cos I like the writing, when it came to look at my piccies close up I noticed the typeface that says "54 Eagle Street"  How blooming spooky is that!!! I had already picked birds as the theme too... tis an omen!



I used some Antique Linen Distress Paint and drippaged some down the tag and then misted it so it went all smooshy and then once dried, I edged the papers with Vintage Photo and added some stencilling using the Dot Fade and Stars Stencils, also from the Duke of Distress.... love the little dots in Black Soot... how cute!  I added a snippet of the diamond papers... I LOVE diamonds as you know and these distressy ones on the papers are perfect.


I added some birdy and flourish stamping using Jet Black Archival ink and where the paint has dripped down the tag, you can see the Archival Ink is going creamier... I also added a couple of squirts of Espresso Colorwash and then set about the decorations.   In the form of a few little Prima flowers, layered up, spritzed with Espresso Colorwash to tie them in with the tag design and then layered up with a few metal and twiggy bits.  The charms were a pressie my mate Dan got me from Michael's... they are just jzuhjzzed up a bit with some Treasure Gold.



So, whatcha got planned for today?   I am in Southampton this weekend teaching at Pickwell Farm... I know a lot of peeps who live down this way might not be aware of this little jewel of a craft shop... seriously... it is my idea of heaven! Not only is there a Farm Shop (as the name would suggest) but it has Yankee Candles (mmm, my faves) and plants... and... STASH!   Worth a visit if you are in the area :O)  Right, I shall away, todays victims, I mean students (ahem) will be arriving shortly!  Thanks for looking, have a fabby day whatever you are up to!  TTFN

Hels x


 

30 comments:

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Hels - just got the laboratoire papers and I love them too!!! Looking forward to joining in this week! Hugs Rachel x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Beautiful!!! Have a lovely day.

annekescardart said...

A real work of ART.
Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

No idea what these pprs are but your tag is gorgeous - so rich!
Not even going there with challenge as I always forget! Am actually doing a couple of birdie things at mo but a) moJo not allowing me to complete anything b) not confident at all right now (understatement of yr!)...
Love Southhampton, have a cool day!! :)

inkypinkycraft said...

a really gorgeous make, not cracked my papers out yet but they are scrummy! hugs trace x

Jane Castle said...

Really lovely, so glad you are back with the blogging and that Mr Mojo has unpacked his bags!
Jaane C x

Lisette Baker said...

More gorgeous colours, fabby paper and lovely flowers and embellies. Happy blogiversary too. I'm a bit quick off the mark this week x

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

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,,

Love this tag x

Redanne said...

Oh, now I am going to have to get those papers ..... sigh. Your tag is just beautiful, love the bird theme too. Hugs, Anne x

Carole Z said...

Lots of gorgeousness here Hels! I love the theme & am hoping I get time to join in this week as we are setting off on our road trip Thursday! Carole Z xx

Little Messy Missy said...

LOVE it!!! I LOVE birds!
xoxoxoxo

Kezzy said...

Wow truly gorgeous tag, I really love the dripping of the paint and the birds and flowers are beautiful. Truly inspirational.
My entry for your challenge is
http://kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/atc-power-of-you.html
Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, was to early yesterday and didn't manage
back on but a great tag love it all.
Nancyd xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels Great tag, the papers are lovely and maybe would suit Halloween themes as well. Just love the birdie x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This tag is gorgeous, loving the papers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

Love all these gorjamalicious layers!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Hels, loving the papers and the gorgeous embellishments.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Michelle B. said...

So very beautiful!
http://1krazeemama.blogspot.ca/2013/09/altered-art-challenge-and-dt-call-at.html

Craftychris said...

ooh a gorgeous tag! May have spotted it at the workshop me thinks! I had a wonderful time on Saturday. The workshop was amazing and I learnt so much. Thank you so very very much! xx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
Lovely tag, my favourite bird stamp, and all the lovely techniques demonstrated on Saturday. Thank you very much for a lovely workshop and your bright company.
Lots of Love, Lis xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week!Hugs, Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/sunday-stampers-wk-274-birds-tuesday.html

yorkie said...

Hi Hells
Wow I love this tag
I wish I could produce such works of art. It is beautiful
One day when I finish work I will have a play with my melt pot that is still in its packaging. Lol.
Take care
Theresa. X

Becky said...

Love it, sorry to have missed you at Pickwell. Mine is here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/birds-tag.html

Karen Petitt said...

As always a gorgeous tag Hels - your paper flowers are fabulous. Very happy I could manage to join in this week - your challenges help me to push and up my stamping skills. Hope you have a good week and belated 6th blog-day wishes Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

Oops forgot to put this in, lol, here is mine
http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/sweet-tweetings.html
Karen x

rachel said...

here's the first of mine Hels xx
http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/jakes-card.html
hope you like it x

rachel said...

only a stamped sentiment on this one hels - but it is stamped and there is a bird - lol! http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/proud-as-peacock.html
Have a great weekend x

Jane Castle said...

Hi Hels, Tag is gorgeous and I love the theme this week, here's my entry although I'm not sure about the peacock being able to sing! Jane C x http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk

Jenn Zeeb said...

Here is my enrty
http://stamplified.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-about-some-distressing.html

Crafty Humphreys said...

Hi Hels, I've made some cute owl samples for my next cardmaking workshop and had to enter Sunday Stampers (I always try to anyway) as they fitted the theme....ok only a teensy bit of stamping - but it's still there!!! Love Suz xxx http://craftyhumphreys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/card-samples-for-my-next-workshop.html

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