Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 278 - Special Brew

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Many thanks for the beautiful entries for last weeks challenge!  This week is a nice and easy theme... simply use the word "SPECIAL" in your creation.   I loves the song title I have picked this week too... remember it?  Bad Manners (shows age lol)    To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you like.  Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment and a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty-jobby, worry not, you can also join in via Facebook (simply tag my name on your upload) or via email by sending me a small size pic.  (my email can be found by clicking on my piccie on the left hand sidebar)   The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 19th October 2013.



My entry this week is a card I made for the Craft Clinic shows on Monday,  featuring my fave products to create with, Studio 490 stamps and Distress Paint and Ink.   I started out by scribbling Spun Sugar and Broken China DP onto my craft sheet, lightly misting and then dipping the card through it and then drying, then re-dipping and spritzing with a bit of water to make the bobbly bits of paint blend in.  Once dried, I used Broken China DP to stamp the flourishes and then Forest Moss and Seedless Preserves DP to stamp the flower border.  A zap from the heat tool to set the images and then Walnut Stain, blended around the edges of the card to frame the design.  Another cool thing about DP's is that they act as a "resist" when you stamp with them... if you look closely, you can see the effect where I have stamped the flourishes.



The words... one of my fave saying from Wendy Vecchi's fabby stamps, was stamped in Jet Black Archival onto a piece of card that I had coloured, using the same method as before, with Broken China and Seedless Preserves DP's.  The ickle butterflies were stamped onto cardstock in Jet Black Archival and then inked over with Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  And there you have it... lots of lush layers but a pretty simple card.


So, what you got planned for today?  I shall be reclining on the sofa watching the very last meet for the BTCC this year :O(  Am always sad when it is the last one!  We always go to watch it at Brands Hatch but having seen the weather forecast we decided that instead of sitting for 9 hours in the pouring rain and and wind and cold and mud, we would stay in the warm and watch it on the telly... and as a treat I am doing a nice roast lamb din-dins too... Nom!   As ever we will be cheering on our fave driver... so all that is left for me to say now is... GO PLATO!!!  Thanks for looking!! TTFN

Hels x

17 comments:

Crafty Humphreys said...

Right. Off to my craft room! Gonna load my glue gun and find some 'special' stamps. Lovely sample Hels.

Joanne said...

That is very 'special' indeed. Lovely colours
Enjoy your comfy front seat and your roast.
Xx

Helen said...

gorgeous!! enjoy the racing.

rachel said...

wonderful piece Hels - love this! Will try to get my act together and join in this week! Hugs rachel x

whyducks said...

Oh that is so pretty Hels. Really rotten weather today, so all energy has flown out of the window. Vegging in front of bad tv and snoozing!

Sue said...

Just love it, quite fancy it is my birthday card LOL

Redanne said...

This really is a 'special' piece, love, it, especially the butterflies. Today for me has been finishing off CC102.... Just have to say how fabulous your new photo is Hels. Hugs, Anne x

nwilliams6 said...

Awesome colors and details - beautiful! Even the tiny details are great! Hugz!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous as always Hels. I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, this is gorgeous ... Love the colours, really cheerful on such a dull day outside! Carole Z xx

carol edwards said...

lovely project Hels, the colours are beautiful x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I love it !! The colours are stunning together, and the stamping is beautiful. Very 'Special'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
Love the card so pretty. X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous project and colours. I hope you have a good week. How's Alfie, not heard much about him lately, I hope he is well and behaving himself! Emma xx

Lisette Baker said...

Another beautiful piece. I need Distress Paints so bad it hurts! Are those butterflies Wendy V too?
Here's what I did this week.
http://wp.me/s3bDgK-special

Lisa Winnard said...

Luv it! X

Jane Castle said...

Hi Hels, brilliant blog as always, great theme, here's my entry Jane C http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk

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