Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 309 - Wind of Change

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Big thanks for all the lovely entries to last week's challenge... it is so good to see new peeps joining in too!  This week the theme is a little different to "normal".  Oh yesh, I am mixing it up a little!  This week (as the song title would suggest) I would like you to CHANGE SOMETHING.  So, be it an alterable (as I have done) a stamped image, embellishments, papers, cardstock... anything you fancy changing!  The rules are simples: make a little something - it can be anything that gets  your Mojo going!  Add in the theme AND some stamping (that is the important bit... stamping!) and then pop back here, leave me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry and I can hop over and visit you.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty site, worry not, you can also join in via Facebook (tag my name) or by sending me a small res. pic of your creation. (my email addy can be found by clicking on my pic over there *points left*)  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 31st May 2014.
 



My entry this week is also my latest DT piece for Jones of Nottingham... I was over the moon when I was given this fabby Kaisercraft MDF Baroque Frame.  Isn't it a beaut!!!   It is big as well, about 15" tall so a lovely big project to play with.  I started out by changing the base MDF - using Kaisercraft Black paint, I used Cut & Dry to apply it to the surface and then a little paint brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the braoque design.  Once dried, I used a sanding block and took off some of the paint, paying attention to the open edges of the frame, so the original wood was showing through again.  I then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to blend over the woody bits and colour them.  I love this effect, it makes the frame look really old and worn looking.  I toyed with the idea of adding Treasure Gold but decided to keep it shabbier looking.



The papers I used for the insert of the frame are the new Marion Smith Motley Papers.  These are adorable, lots of beautiful floral images and collage style papers - yum!   I am a bit bugged by that sentiment tho!  The stamping is cool, I love the sentiment muchly - from a Kaisercraft stamp - but hey, why is it wonky on the frame?  I dunno, I was careful when I stuck it down but it is still all a-wonk.  And, being as I am a stick-it-down-properly-first-time kinda gal, I used extra glue on the foam pads I used to raise the sentiment up... so it is stuck fast and I fear if I try to take it off, it will tear the papers underneath.  Humph!  Wonky words it is then!  I am embracing my mistakes lol    At the side of the word strip, I cut out little bits and bobs from the papers and layered them up - check out the ickle brolly!  That was part of one of the papers and works perfectly with the sentiment :O))



The flowers started life as plain white Coconut Kaisercraft blooms.  Now, the fab thing about using white flowers is that you can make them into any custom colour you likey!  I used a watered down Raspberry Cosmic Shimmer mist (it was too pink as it was) and then smudged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink over the edges of the petals to give them a bit of definition.  Also in my DT kit were some Kaiser embellies.. the little padlock, how cute is that!!! I couldn't not use it!  The pearls, sparklers and gem sprays are all Kaisercraft... and the little metal flowers are actually buttons from Jones.. seriously cute, I need more of those for my collection!  I jazzed up the floral embellies with some leaves that I cut using Tim's Movers & Shapers Tattered Leaves cut from green papers and scrunched up to make them a bit shabbier.    All in all, apart from the wonky wordage, I am pretty chuffed with how the frame turned out - I love that about altering stuff, take something brand new and plain and slap a bit of paint and ink on it and voila, it looks as if it has been around for a yonk and a half!



That is all for today... in time honoured tradition, it is actually Friday morning at the moment and I am relying on Mr Blogger to publish this post on time.  I am actually in Telford, teaching at Crafty Bunch, this weekend... I know I will be having a ball because I always do when I go there... Sue (she who makes THE best salmon sammiches in the world) always looks after me and she and the ladies who come to play always make me feel so welcome... and our Pauline is going to be there today and she is as mad as a barrell of monkeys so I know we will be laughing very lots!   As ever, have a grand day!  Thanks for looking and... TTFN!

Hels x



27 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this is a gorgeous project. From the photos on Facebook it looks like you you are having a brilliant time in Telford those salmon sandwiches do look yummy. Have a safe journey home. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels really lovely project, those flowers are so beautiful, just love the colour. Enjoy your weekend x

Ruth said...

Ooh, alterable...great challenge! Your frame is beautiful....as always and I love the cluster of pink roses, so pretty.

Tx said...

This is fab Hels did you colour the pearls with alcohol inks?
I would love to share with you a mix media product made. For my son with bits that sum him up from an origami bracelet and peg dart fun he made, to cracker bits and items from thing she has enjoyed doing and playing all stuck to a board then covered in black gesso and highlighted with cosmic shimmer mists and waxes.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152419889725970&set=pb.593965969.-2207520000.1401000969.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-frc3%2Ft31.0-8%2F10321102_10152419889725970_5216774345585905785_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-prn1%2Ft1.0-9%2F10339547_10152419889725970_5216774345585905785_n.jpg&size=2048%2C1530

Helen said...

Fantastic Hels' - really love the delicate pink flowers.

Carole Z said...

I love how you have altered this fame Hels, gorgeous and what a fab challenge this week, hugs Carole Z X

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the frame, the flowers are gorgeous and the paper beautiful. Enjoy today : ) Take care.

rachel said...

wonderful frame Hels - truely gorgeous - great altering - looking forward to joining in! Hugs rachel xx

Redanne said...

Oh my Hels, I am totally in love with that gorgeous frame!! I love the treatment you gave it too, it really does look proper old - love it lots! Your embellies are beautiful too. Hugs, Anne xx

Joanne said...

Every bit of this is wonderful you are one clever chick
Xx

tocovya said...

Thank you Hels for going to the trouble of doing this blog. Just to let you know it delights people and I am sure I am not the only one who thinks it is a treat to view the content xx
http://tocoart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sunday-stamper-week-309-winds-of-change.html

Deborah Moore said...

Lovely piece. want me one of those frames!

Chaffinch said...

Well, I missed out on the Blue and Brown swap - I took the picture of my entry, then went out to use a computer and found I had left the camera at home!!! Seeing this frame reminds me that I have a frame that needs finishing off, lets see if I can do it and get it on here in time.

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Hels, This is really beautiful, colours are gorgeous, flowers are gorgeous, and the sentiment is very 'moving'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan Sharp said...

Love this creation and the sentiment. Thought it was deliberately 'wonky'-set at an artistic angle.
Am trying my hand at altering-just wish I could get into the swing of blogging to enter some of these challenges!!
Thank you, Jan

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful as always, here is mine.

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Bonnie McLain said...

Oh dear Me... I created a book... a domino book... and had fun doing it... It is here for all to see.. .LOL...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/05/today-is-sunday-over-here.html

Hels I love what you have created and LOVE your roses... I have a huge pile here, and am going to use them on different things... love making them though... thanks again for a GREAT challenge.. have a great day to one and all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Sandra Parrott said...

Love the nostalgic feel to this piece. The tea roses are beautiful.

BarbaraW said...

The frame is beautiful and what you did with it is even more gorgeous. Here's my project: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-gift-for-you.html

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely large frame! love how you 'vintaged' it Hels! the flowers are so pretty in their colored state - and all the pretty pearls and bling add such sparkle!

Vanessa said...

Hi Hels, lovely project, yet again, you really inspire to do something other than cards.
I have emailed my entry to you.

Vanessa

Samantha K said...

Hi Hels, More beauqiful work. Can't wait to see you back on C&C, your the reason I got a melt pot :)xx

Not sure if this is the right place, but would love to join your JFF challenge and have altered this clock :)

http://www.littlepeartree.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/visible-image-tick-tock-is-that-clock.html

xx

Jan Hill said...

Hi Hels, the frame looks lovely with the roses and pearls. I have changed a mint tin into storage for steam punk bits and bobs. Check it out at
scrapintheattic.com

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's my little altered notebook...hugs Carole Z X http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sunday-stampers-week-309-something.html

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous transformation and love all the different elements and embellies especially the all the metal doodads. Looking forward to Tuesday, can't wait to see what you're demoing.

Bit close to the wire this week - too busy touring East Yorkshire in the rain. But at least I got chips and discovered Costa Giant Chocolate Teacakes :)

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

Ruth said...

Very late entry, by the seat of my pants! Heres my link.. Ruth x

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/altered-clock.html

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