Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 297 - All Things Bright & Beautiful

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thanks for so many fabby entries to last weeks challenge, it is a pleasure to hop around to all your blogs to see your grand creations.  This week the theme is... USE BRIGHT COLOURS.  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 then pop back here to leave me a comment along with a linky to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook - simply tag my name, or by emailing me a small res. photo of you creation.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 9th March 2014.



My entry this week has been borne out of my love for all things Studio 490... starting with the brains behind Studio 490, the wonderfully talented Wendy Vecchi.  To see all of Wendy's art and amazing tips and design inspirations, CLICK HERE.  Now, it is no secret that I am Wendy's number one stalker of course, I mean fan (ahem) and have been avidly collecting all the products and stamps that she designs and brings to market.  This creation features tonnes of her stuff... and a whole lot of inspiration from her too.



A few days ago I came down with the snots - yes, I am still resembling Moomin Mamma - and when I get all stuffy and blocked up of nostrils, I can't sleeps.  So, early on Friday morning, like stoopid early 4am, I crept into the Room of Stash for a little nocturnal dabble with a new stashly goody that arrived in the Room of Stash in the past few weeks... and I hadn't had a chance to open the pot, let alone have a play!  And what is this stuff?  It is the brand new Crackled Texture Paste from Studio 490. **available from Art From The Heart HERE**  Now, I have been stalking staring watching... ok, all of those, I have been viewing Wendy's blog over recent weeks and seeing all her demo's and tutorials for the new paste, I thought "aha, Sheridan, you have some FREE crafting time... "  So I got crafting!



Firstly, I will just say this... I haven't thought up a single thing about this project apart from the layout.  The colours, stamps, stencils, inks, pastes etc are ALL Wendy.   I splodged a generous dollop of Crackled Texture Paste onto a piece of grey board that I had splatted some 490 Black Embossing Paste onto... and then edged over the top of the black with White Embossing Paste so the crackles then have white and black underneath them.  As Grim has been on nights, it meant that I could secretly whack the heating on which meant my radiator was nice and toasty... so I popped the greyboard onto it to speed up the cracklage... ooooh my! It was fascinating, I literally sat there and watched the crackles appear!  Once the piece was completely dry, I used Cut & Dry foam and Wendy's Signature Archivals for Ranger and blended Fern Green, Orange Blossom and Cornflower inks over the crackles... ooooh.... mega swoonage going on here!   
 


I wanted to add a real zing of colour so I went for Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress Inks to colour the stamped flowers and butterflies and Forest Moss for the leaves.  You see the tiny flowers nestling under there?  That is the same flower are the one next to it, I just made the petals shorter when cutting it out. Stencilling was done using more Archivals, Watering Can and Jet Black and more Cut & Dry foam to blend... and then I set about assembling it all.  As you can see, there's a little birdy sitting there... isn't he cute!  Well, he has been roosting in my stash for over a year now.  When I went to CHA Winter 13, I followed Wendy around whilst she was demoing... oh yesh, such is my obsession. Well, she was demoing away and everyone else was getting a bit of her demo art from her... except me... so I cheekily asked if I could have the ickle birdy she had just coloured with Distress Paints... and *to shut me up/get rid of the irksome Brit/whatever* bless her, she said yes!  Hurrah!  I have been saving this ickle birdy for THAT long to use on something special.


Anyways... enough of my wafflings for one day!  I hope you have a great day and you get a chance to hop on over to Wendy's blog to see her gorgeous art... she is such a giving designer too and you will find tonnes of hints and tips there too.  *can you tell I loves her?*   Right, I shall away... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

43 comments:

Lisa Winnard said...

Definitely bright and beautiful.... just like you! Lovely zesty colours Hels, gorg! And it's ok to be a stalker, er fan, as I am defo your number one fan, I mean stalker.... Oooopppsss. Well.... We all have to have one don't we?
Anyway, back to the nutjob farm!
Lovely creation Hels as always.

Claudine Criner said...

Wow, loving all the color and that paste is to die for! I love this, it's just beautiful!!

Rita said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Hels. The colours are stunning. Like you I love all Wendys work and I am just waiting on the crackle paste along with some more inks arriving soon. Hope your cold is getting better. Hugs Rita xxx

Vee Cassidy said...

Wendy is amazing but you always bring your own slant to things and I know I find your programmes very inspirational. This is important to me as I am unable to manage to shows and workshops so thank you. I am really going to try to have a go at your challenge as I don't use bright colours very much. Vee xx

Vee Cassidy said...

PS sorry I hit the button too soon! Your wall hanging is wonderful. Vee xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

This looks great and the little birdie looks right at home! Gorgeous crackle too! Hugs x trace x hope the sneezes go soon x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Hels this project is gorgeous and very bright and beautiful. I hope you start to feel better soon. Hugs Jackie

Helen said...

Wow, all things bright and beautiful indeed, I love the bright colours, and those large flowers (haven't used them in a while, must put that right!) That crackle paste looks fantastic with the black and white creeping through - clever Hels! Hope the snots leave you soon.. as long as you don't send them my way!

rachel said...

stunning piece Hels - the crackle looks amazing - and that little bird is so special - what a great home for him xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! I love the bright colours! Carole Z X

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels great hanging, love the colours and the little bird looks right at home. Hope the cold soon goes away and you enjoy your weekend x

Julie Short said...

What a brightly beautiful piece Hels!

Nikki Killinger said...

Absolutely stunning. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, A stunning piece, loving the background, and that 'ickle birdie is gorgeous. I love all things WV too, I have just got her Pack 2 of inks, they are 'lush'.
I hope your weekend at Telford is going well, those lucky girlies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Evil Edna said...

wonderful tag love texture paste crackle. you haven't swabbed the bird for DNA to take home start a clone have you?EE

Julie Bell said...

Absolutely stunning x

Faith W said...

Fabulous! Colour, crackle and a birdy!
Makes one smile with delight!

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. What a fab bright and cheerful piece. Love that little bird. I can understand why you have kept him for so long : ) Take care.

bkazoo said...

What happy colors, so much better than that tiresome snow outside. You are helping me with my resolution to BELIEVE that winter will end!

Carole said...

So pleased to find your blog and your challenge! I really quite enjoyed making a bright coloured card today. Thank you. C x

http://imjustlovinit.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sunday-stamper-week-297.html

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning, love the fabulous colour and of course the flowers.
Here is the link to mine :)

Hugs
Linda xxx
http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/imagine.html

Beverley Lowe said...
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Beverley Lowe said...

Love love love it Hels! Great colours.
http://bevscraftspace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/dt-piece-for-jb-craftng-supplies.html
Bev xx

tocovya said...

This is divine, I love bright colour, so hard to get right.
when I saw your design went straight on over and got myself some crackle paste. Oh wow
Here is my bash at bright colours
Thank you
http://tocoart.blogspot.co.uk/

Carole Z said...

Here's mine Hels! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sunday-stampers-week-297-bright-colours.html

Marci said...

So bright and dare I say, summer ish! As I look outside at snow and 2 degrees Fahrenheit, this is so nice to look at. Love it!

Redanne said...

Hels, this is absolutely stunning, I love the beautiful bright colours and of course, Wendy's products. Hugs, Anne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels as I said before this this project is gorgeous it really is bright. Here is my attempt not quite as bright as yours. I copied a technique I saw on Sue Wilson's blog.
http://tinyrosecr.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/card-inspired-by-sue-wilsons-blog.html.
I hope you had a good weekend and are feeling better. I would love to go to one of your workshops. Hugs Jackie

Caroline said...

This is SO Bright & Beautiful!! Wendy's work & products (don't own any but drool at pictures hoping one day ..) are very cool but it's YOU executing the piece!! I see so much that inspires me but when I try? Nope :(
Crackle is a product that I try & try but can't get it to look like it should. Yours is Incredible?! Seriously, though it was stencil work...
Hope snotties leave soon. Hello Alfie Cat :))

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, fantastic work of art
really bright and gorgeous love it
and all the embellies on it are great.
Nancyd xx

Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! Here is mine :) http://flutterbytrina.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-paper-nest-dolls-norway.html

Wanda H said...

This is totally gorgeous!!! I love the colors and the brightness and the flowers and the crackles and the ickle birdie!!!!

Julie Short said...

Enjoyed your piece even more this second read Hels.
Here is my little bit of bright. http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/curiosity-works-for-me.html

sachin bhardwaj said...

Plastic Hanging Baskets

Lisette Baker said...

Lushness of the highest order. Love it. My (first) entry is probably what the inside of my mind looks like!

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2jb

annekescardart said...

Love this colorful project. Really love the crackles.
It's just wonderful Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Theresa Pace said...

ace project as your usual. here is my link: http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/bright-and-cheery.html
won't start next to yours but thought i'd share anyway xx

rachel said...

http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/poppyclock.html

Hiya Hels - here's the reult of colourful playtime xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

these colours are freaking amazing. and stunning art work. really love this Hels.

BarbaraW said...

There is so much going on in your art piece. It's beautiful!
Here's my card: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/03/change.html

Lisette Baker said...

Did warn you I would be back. I have two little offerings - you may want to wear shades!!

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2jy

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2jw

Denton - innocent or guilty??!!

Jen said...

Thank You for this challenge. I love working with bright and beautiful colors. Here is my project: http://faithhopelove1cor13-13.blogspot.com/2014/03/cebelrating-life-breast-cancer-card.html

Blessings to you for a wonderful weekend!!
Aloha,
Jen

Lynn Hardy said...

Your project is fabulous - I love the little bird!

I have made a bright card and am joining in with this challenge for the first time ever - hope I've done everything OK! You can see my entry on my blog here http://thehardystamper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/bright-hexagons.html

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