Sunday, 5 January 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 289 - All I Have To Do Is Dream

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a VERY Happy New Year to you all!  Huge thanks for all your entries for the last challenge... I have a winner for the blog candy to be announced ... but more of that in mo!  Firstly, I am introducing you to the brand new theme for this week, in honour of the sad passing of Phil Everly, the theme this week comes from the song title of one of my fave Everly Brother's songs... DREAM.  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 then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  I keep getting asked about "how to see the gallery of entrants".  Well, there isn't a gallery, the way to see what other peeps' have been making is to simply click on their link they have left in the comments box.  If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via email - just email a small res pic to me or via Facebook, simply tag my name and I can view your entry.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 11th January 2014.

For some reason my camera is making it look like a fisheye lens....

Coincidentally, my Word of 2014 is Dream and I have been making this canvas for the past week... it is mahoooosive - the biggest canvas (12" x 16") I have ever tackled and I have to admit, I was really phased at first, doing something on such a big scale and all that... but, hurrah and thrice, thanks to the wonderful Craft Obsessions, my brand new Tattered Florals die arrived during the week... so that took care of the floral embellishment thing... ginormous paper rose!  Check out the size of it!  The little roses next to it are the normal Tattered Florals size rose that I make using the largest flower on the die.  WOW!  Here's the canvas before I got handy with the embellies...

Yep, fisheye... am rubbish at photographing stuff!

Oooh, before I forget... the winner for the candy giveaway from last week's challenge!  Well, there were 90 entries in total and I fed this into Random.org and he came up with the number 23... which tallies with the entry from LISETTE BAKER.  Congrats to Lisette, please pop me and email over with your addy and I will send your candy to you :O)



Moving on... and back to the gigantic canvas!   Now I bought this canvas about 261 years ago and it has been lurking under my desk gathering dust.  Last Saturday Ellen and I had a Skypey sesh but this time we just did our "own thing" instead of a challenge... and being as I was feeling brave *or stoopid* I decided to unearth said canvas and give it a makeover. This took me hours to do... I did take my time though, I wanted to make sure I got it exactly how I wanted it as it will be hanging up in the house... somewhere... when I find the hammer and nails.... lol



Of course, putting paint onto such a big surface had me shaking with fear, so I decided to go straight into my comfort zone and got out my gorgeous Kaisercraft papers (from Jones of Nottingham DT)... the papers are from the Art of Life and 75 Cents collections.  A spot of paper blocking... I know, I told you, comfort zone... and some texturing in the form of Wendy's lush 490 Embossing Paste and Tim's Layering Stencils... and then some stamping using Kaisercraft background stamps - I used Bubble Wrap and Diamonds and Wendy's Signature Designer Archival Inks in Potting Soil (bubble wrap) and Watering Can (diamonds).  I LOVE those Archival ink colours... and... exciting news... Wendy has 6 new colours being released at CHA next week... check out HER BLOG to see the colours (you will be needing them as muchly as I do!!!)


As mentioned before... the brand new massive Tattered Florals die landed on my doormat the other day... along with the new Garden Greens die too.  Now, as  you all will have probably sussed, I LOVE making paper roses.  I usually use the largest of the Tattered Florals (original size) die to make them... and sometimes use the Movers & Shapers Mini Tattered Florals too.  I made the new big rose exactly the same as I do the others... SEE HERE for a photo tut that I did yonks ago.  Make the big rose in the same way but cut a couple of extra petals so you can "fill" the gaps.. so cutting 3 and a half flowers is the easiest way.  I used the same papers to make them and then spritzed with Black Marble Dylusions and Red Firefly Cosmic Shimmer sprays.  The leaves are mountboard painted with Forest Moss Distress Paint.  Of course, I had to pile on the embellies - the word is made up from Grungeboard letters and coloured with Black Soot DI and the embellies have all had the Treasure Gold treatment, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Copper and White Fire being my chosen colours.


And there you have it!  I have finally altered that canvas... the big scary one!  And, I actually feel like making more of these big ones now... daring is my middle name (well, it isn't really ..it does have a ring to it though)   Right, I shall away... I have got tellybox shows on Wednesday so today I will mostly be making samples and getting all creative with the Melt Pot.  Have a great day!  Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

31 comments:

jac777 said...

Love your canvas Hels! I'd have been putting off using it for 2610 years :) I have many 'blanks' here of one type or another, & actually DO get them out (find them!) now & then, with always the same result....I could do.....thinks....could use those....think a bit more....get out 'stuff various'....think even more.... etc etc etc Then 3 hours later, put the lot away (more accurately leave it all out) for another day! So BRILLIANT YOU :) Oh & congrats to Lisette too :) (Me, jealous???_ Love Jac xxx

Joanne said...

My reaction when I scrolled down - WOW.
Please don't make me want that big flower die they are 5" across and would mean I'd HAVE to attempt a big canvas too. Far too scary.
hugs
xx

Val said...

Fabulous piece of work. Love that jumbo flower.
Val xx

rachel said...

a stunning canvas Hels - so glad you conqurered the biggy - looks amazing. I'm very jealous of that enormous sized flower - wow wee. Great word for 2014 too - I love this word - will put my thinking cap on! Hugs Rachel x

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Hels... What a huge canvas (I nearly bought one this size the other day... ) but it looks fabulous!!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous... It's good to be brave:-) those dies look fab ( alas it's gonna take 261yrs to save for an ebosser to use them lol. Ill shall be sticking with my calibur until my bank balance isn't sucking air through a hose;-)
I've seen a few sneaky peeks from CHA and I'm salvatating in anticipation ... See you next weekend... Px

whyducks said...

Beautiful canvas Hels x

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels and Happy New Year..wow what a stunning canvas, loves all the details :) Carole Z X

corinna said...

hi hels, the canvas is fab as usual, loving the big rose, the colours are fab, too. looking forward to the telly shows, it is my day off work, marvelous. i have a melt pot and a project pan, need to pluck up the courage to use them though!!! take care, corinna.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Hels, love the papers and the texture you have created. This canvas has given me the push to get my large canvas out and get playing. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this Hels! If you can't find your hammer and nails, pop it in the mail to my house and I will get mine out straight away and hang it here! LOL

toni said...

Beautiful canvas! Love the pieced background with stencils and stamping and of course those gorgeous flowers I've got the dies on pre order already feeling impatient ! X

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels this is wonderful, really like this canvas and well done you for doing it so large. Love the word dream and very apt for two wonderful brothers and their music. Saw the advert for your fab cruise sounds wonderful, it will have to go on my wish list I'm afraid.x

Julie Short said...

Ooohh I am envious! My big tattered Die is still on the way!!!
What a fabulous job you did with your canvas....big is fun!
I have just bought a canvas that is shoulder height...and then...sent the Super Star back to get another...Ambitious??? Absolutely :)
I am looking forward to zipping back later in the week and I hope 2014 is everything that you dream it will be.

Astrid said...

Its a big WoW. This is gorgeous work. And the flower beautiful.
Hugs Astrid

nannapat said...

Fabulous canvas Hels - I could never hope to do one that size! Pat x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning and that rose is huge. One of my new years resolution is to join in with your challenge each week lol, which im really looking forward to, your work is truky inspirational. Your link to Wendy's blog is wrong, it takes you somewhere completely different. Hope y dont mind me saying. Hope your feeling better. Right im off to find her blog to see the gorgeous ink pads. Hugs Kezzy xxx:-)

Stella said...

New die is a bit too big for me Hels.Set up to record your Melt Art shows and will watch as well ! Love the canvas ! X

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, what a wopper but a gorgeous
one and that flower is amazing just
right for your big canvas maybe too
big for cards though hope to see it on
telly to get a better idea of its size,
Nancyd xx

Almo said...

Hi Hels, I aboslutely love this canvas. Those Kaiserkraft papers are fab and the new xl tattered florals die is definitly on my wish list for 2014. Hugs Mo x

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week..Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/dream-big-sunday-stampers-wk-289.html

Becky said...

Love your canvas and jumbo flower is great Hels you will find mine here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/dream.html

Lisette Baker said...

That paper blocking looks amazing, I have to be brave and give this another go...and get my melt pot out. Fab shows yesterday and v.pleased you're on again soon with a stamping show. Any chance of getting C & C to have some Darkroom Door? Here's my piece for this week.

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-27k

rachel said...

loved doing this one Hels - hope you likey!!! http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/a-little-box-new-years-resolution.html

Hugs rachel x

Julie Short said...

I too have a big dream for 2014 Hels! You can read about it here. http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/dont-wish-too-hard.html

Jassy said...

FAB! Love the new flower and you've done an amazing job on that massive canvas, I adore it. Here is my poor offering, http://jassy-playtime.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/dream.html Thanks for the inspiration, Jenny xxxxx

ang said...

Stunning project, love how everything falls into place and looks perfect Hope to join in some of your challenges this year. Fabulous inspiration angxx

Ang said...

Love this one Hels, not sure I'd be able to tackle such a big project just yet.

Here is my wee one

Hugs
Ang
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels well I have finally managed this week's challenge. Enjoy your weekend x
Caroledwards.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

I'm late, I'm late (made last night, but forgot to link - d'oh) - perhaps I was too busy dreaming! My card is here x

sara j said...

What a beautiful piece Hels. The background is perfect. Interesting, varied, but not totally over the top. Lovely!!!

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