Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 299 - Happy

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Many thanks for the gorgeous entries you all made last week and thank you to the new folks joining in too.  The theme this week is... HAPPY.  You can interpret this how you like - I have used things that make me happy to play with but you could use the word itself or a happy stamp... tis entirely up to you.  The way to join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and stamping and then pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via tagging me on Facebook or by emailing me a small res. pic of your creation.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 22nd March 2014.  The more observant of you will have noticed that the week number this week is 299.  Yesh, indeedily, 299 weeks of challenges! That is a very lot of song titles and themes isn't it?  So, in order to celebrate next weeks' milestone, I will be putting together a little prize package... so please be sure to check back for next weeks theme!



My entry this week is all about my happy.  What makes me feel happy when I am creating... my favourite products, Studio 490 and my fave Distress technique.   I put together a little taggy entry using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique as a base to colour the tag - this is the easiest of all the Distress techniques but also my favourite... you can control how much colour you put onto the base and add some great spotty freckly effects too.   To do the technique, simply smoosh your ink pads onto a craft sheet, I used Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce and Seedless Preserves.  It is worth remembering this... don't put too much of your darkest colour on, this will obliterate your softer colours. Next, spritz the inky smooshes with water, dip your tag into the inkyness and dry it thoroughly.  You can then dip again into whatever is left... the trick is to remember to dry each layer before re-dipping.



Once I had the base done, I grabbed a script stamp *Tim's Letters to Santa script* and inked it with Bundled Sage, stamping right over the background, nice and subtle like.  Next I wanted to add more background without obscuring the script so I used Wendy's large bubble background (ain't this fab!) and Watering Can Archival Ink... more detail for the background but not too much.  I added the dictionary definition on Jet Black Archival and then stamped up some flowers - also 490 images - and coloured those with more Distress Inks, fastening them together with a jazzy brad and then layering onto the tag with leaves and embellies.  The sentiment was stamped onto cream card, cut out, lightly inked with Iced Spruce and then I used a Sharpie marker to edge the words with black before popping them onto 3d foam.  The ribbon started out as cream crinkle ribbon, spritzed with water and then dabbed into Seedless Preserves I had smooshed onto my craft sheet, I gave it a nice purple hue to match in with the colour theme I had chosen.  And there you have it... my kind of happy!



I can't believe that next week will be the 300th Sunday Stamper!  It is one heck of a milestone isn't it?  I started the challenge all those years ago so peeps on a Forum I was on had something to do with their Sunday's.  It was set on a Sunday as that was the only day of the week I didn't have to work (I was still driving trains at that time and Sunday's were my crafty day!)  There have been times when I have been close to the wire with my own entries... and some weeks I have scratched my head at picking a song title and a theme to match... the song title thing came about after about Week 3 I think - I had chosen to do an Oriental theme and picked Turning Japanese as the title of the post... and so many folks were tellin me I had given them an earworm for the day... so it just kind of spiralled from there... so each week there's a song title and each week a theme that links to it.  Anyways... enough waffling from me, I had a bit of a bad night and it appears that the gremlin that lives under my bed used his superstrength hair gel on my poor old barnet, it looks like a birds nest!  I best go and attend to it... leaving you with that rather delightful image lol   Thanks for looking, have a goodly week!  TTFN

Hels x


PS... I just noticed... this is my 1800th post on this old blog!!!  That is sooo much waffling and arty stuff!!!

27 comments:

Helen said...

This is a beautiful project Hels, and I have just finished a canvas that ended up making me happy (it didn't to start with) so I am entering your challenge today for the first time in absolutely yonks!!
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/if-at-first-you-dont-succeed.html

Rita said...

I love this theme Hels ,and your project is so stunning. Love your chosen colours. Hugs Rita xxx

Joanne said...

Happy is a bril theme and it's how I feel when I see your creations because they are always cheerful. I'll be happy next Sat when I go to the NEC and happy the following week when I see you
Xxxx

Doreen said...

A beautiful tag Hels,I love all that you do...This is the first time I have entered you fab challenge.xxx
http://www.doreensdream.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/eastern-grasses.html

Hazel said...

Beautiful crafting, as usual, Hels. My card is here x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful Hels, love seedless preserves such a lovely colour. Thanks for inspiration and all the step by steps x

Zoe said...

Hi Hels, gorgeous as ever, loving the colours! Well I've actually decided to enter! Woohoo! Lol xx

http://zoeblingcards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/happy-weekend.html

Ruth said...

The base colours are beautiful and show the flowers and leaves off perfectly. Great colour combo. Hope to enter later in the week.

Mrs O crafty blog said...

fantastic as always... love the stamps and the colours.. WOW... awesome inspiration...Px

Mouseybrat said...

I love your blog. Your work is lovely. I decided to try your challenge. My submission is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mouseybrat/13204513044/

BarbaraW said...

Seeing your art makes me happy! Beautiful tag. My card can be seen here: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/03/luck.html

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I'm loving your tag, the colours and 'smooshing' are gorgeous, and loving the stamping. The finished creation is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rachel said...

morning Hels - love your piece - here's mine -http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/a-lovely-weekend-and-painty-playtime.html - its happy because trying new techniques makes me happy!!! Lol - And I love these crowned rabbits xx

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Hels, lovely tag, love the sentiment!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Carole Z said...

Love your tag Hels! Great idea for a theme too...sorry I didm't get a project made last week - preps for craft fair took over my crafting life! Carole Z X

Liz Miller said...

Another lovely project Hels. Here's my entry for your challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing what nest week's one is.
http://craftylizscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/special-male-birthdays.html
Liz xx

Linsey said...

What a stunning tag! Thank you for inspiring me to partake in my first challenge with you! It made me HAPPY!!! Cheers and crafty hugs
from Seattle WA, USA :)

Linsey said...

EEeekkk! I forgot to include the link to my card lol! Here it is: http://linseyrickett.blogspot.com/2014/03/feeling-lucky-with-unity.html

Ruth said...

Back to post my entry. Thanks again for hosting the challenge Hels. Love that tag. Can't wait to see the 300th!

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sunday-stamper-challenge-299.html

catherine said...

Such a fabulous piece of work Hels and the colours are just beautiful. I have entered your challenge for this great theme this week:
http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/go-confidently.html
x catherine

Craftychris said...

ooh this is beautiful! I love the colour combination, just wonderful! Here is my entry:
http://ramblingsandcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/surprise-happy-belated-birthday-to-anita.html

Jo Ann said...

Hi...This is my first time to join your Challenge. it took me a while to see where to share my entries. Yep, I got 2! I think of them with happy thoughts, well there other one is funny, I should say. Anyway, here is where they are:

http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-royal-treatment-card-its-anything.html

http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com/2014/03/photographic-memory-card-join-us-for.html


God bless,
JO ANN

Julie Short said...

The softness of your piece is lovely Hels. Adding my little bit of happy here http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/there-is-lot-to-be-wow-about.html

Carole Z said...

Here's mine for this week Hels, Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sunday-stampers-week-299-happy.html

Lisette Baker said...

Love these colours and love that background. Fabulous project. Great theme, especially as I am being a complete misery (over work stuff!) right now.
Have gone yellow this week :)

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

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels just popping back with entry for Sunday challenge "Happy". X
caroledwards.blogspot.com

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for the challenge. I think this lady playing the flute would bring a lot of "Happy" to anyone receiving it. My card link is http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com/2014/03/birthday-card-using-ctmh-skylark-paper.html.

Thanks. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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