Sunday, 1 June 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 310 - Girl Talk

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy sunny Sunday to you all!   Thank you for all the great altered entries for last weeks challenge - it was great to see so many new-to-altering-addicts joining in :O)   This week the new theme is... GIRLS.  A nice pretty and feminine challenge for you... interpret as  you wish, your creation could feature a girl, be about a girl, be girly, covered in flowers.. you know what I means.   To join in is simples; Make a little something - it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping (even it is only a bit, get those stamps out!)   Please let me know you have joined in by popping back to this post and leaving me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty site, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name) or by sending me a small res. piccie by email.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 7th June 2014. *hurrah, June! Birthday month! Cake!*



Apologies for being late on parade today!  Normally I am quite organised and have my entry all ready and scheduled to publish at midnight.  Well, yesterday was one of those strange days that very rarely occur.  Oh yesh, it was a FREE day!  Unfortunately, due to a water leak, the opening of Cups & Crafts in Devizes was postponed late on Friday evening.  This meant that I had a day that I hadn't "accounted" for.  I should have been a good gal and got some more samples for the tellybox shows on Tuesday made... well, that was sort of my intention.   Well, it was until I trotted off down the garden and popped my head into the greenhouse and saw that I had very lots of plants that all needed attention.  So, I said to meself that I would spend the morning in the garden... and then do some sampling in the afternoon, taking time to do the Sunday Stamper and schedule it and all that.   Yep, all the best intentions... until I glanced at the clock and saw it was 7pm!  The whole day!  In the garden!  Naughty!  But very nice :O)  I will pop a few pics on later this week of how it is coming along now.



So, back to the reason for the post, here's my entry!  I started this little wooden frame a few weeks ago and once I had covered it with Tim's Tissue Tape and added colour using Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Paints - applying with my finger and smudging the paints over so the tape shows through in patches - I ground to a halt!  I loved the frame but just didn't get what I was then supposed to do with it.  And then I spotted Tim's Found Relative Cards and aha! An idea was born!  The Found Relative was a little too narrow to fill the frame so I popped a bit of vintage lace (my beloved vintage lace that is used very sparingly as I haven't got much lol) along the side.  A project wouldn't be a project without lots of flowers and embellies, so I coloured up some paper flowers with Black Marble Dylusions and Egyptian Blue Cosmic Shimmer sprays.  I then realised there wasn't a single smidge of stamping on the project!  Whooopsie-daisy!  I find that a perfect stamp to add a little extra interest is Tim's Flourish, I just used a smidge of Jet Black Archival and added in a bit of stamping to the edges of the frame.  I then stamped the word Dream *Tim's Stuff To Say set* and added it to an Ornate Frame.



Next came the best bit (IMO)  Embellishmenting!!  I make no secret of the fact that I think the more embellies the better and this frame is the perfect size to add lots of little bits and bobs: metal leaves, cogs, Idea-ology, paperclay birdy (treated to Treasure Gold) and jazzy buttons from Jones' (also TG treated) and then a few pearls to finish it off nicely.  Oh and I forgot to say!!!  I used a Milled Lavendar Distress Marker to add a little blush of colour to the black and white photo... I was tempted to go a little darker with the tint but I didn't want to goof it up so I played it safe - you can add it but you can't take it away and all that :O)



I better get a wigglebottom on  now... whilst the sun is cracking the flagstones out there and there be temptation to get my hands mucky, I have samples to get finished and some demo's to prep for the tellybox shows... plus,  my poor old war wound is well and truly aggravated after yesterdays exertions so it is probably for the best that I am inside behaving meself.  Have a grand day!  Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

Marian Dean said...

I'm tired just reading about all you have done!:))) love the frame you have made, very effective. X

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. You have been busy haven't you. I love the project. All of those beautiful flowers are gorgeous. Have a good day. Take care.

Helen said...

Mind your back... Love all the flowers, stunning project!!

Chris Kelly said...

Hi Hels
Lovely piece of art. I am just catching up with your blog as still have WiFi problems. Oh how we depend on our computers. Enjoy the lovely weather and see you Tuesday on C&C.
Crafty Hugs
Chris xxx

craftypam60 said...

That is just gorgeous!! Love the embellies and the colours and everything!! I must be brave enough one day to have a go meself. Tiny is sending me to Inspirations this week with a little prezzie for Alfie - she's shameless lol :o) x

Redanne said...

I love that Found Relative picture and you have embellished her so beautifully, love the way you do your flowers and the metal bits are gorgeous too. Looking forward to Tuesday now! Hugs, Anne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Just got back from Pickwell Farm with loads of strawberries. I think you know them there. Have a great week. When is the cruise? Hugs Jackie

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh Hels... I think that when you have a day like that...it is very much needed... and also I have found that I am far more creative when I start to play again... know you will also enjoy your gardening as well.. as it is really beautifully done, just like this fine Girl Talk project is... I love this whole project.. the flowers are perfect, the leaves I LOVE... and the picture with the tinted bow in her hair... all lovely... the background with the tape and tissue is great too... love it all...

I had been playing since early hours today... as I had to get this project done... and low and behold it fits right into your theme... Perfectly done... thanks so much for all you share... love it all...

here's my entry...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/06/girly-girl-day-at-sunday-stamper.html

Along with a little extra... LOL..
Love, light and peace...Bonnie

Joanne said...

You never cease to amaze me with your crafty talent
Xx

starcyl said...

Love this frame and I don't know how you fit everything in to your days.
I have at last made a little something that will fit your challenge http://starcylcrackers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/sun-kissed-fleur.html

Jenny x

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Hels, I hope you have had a productive day haha, whichever way you decided !!
Your project is stunning, I especially love the 'found relative', I have a very similar piccie of me as a child. I love the flowers, the birdie and all the colours, stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rachel said...

this is just stunning \hels - beautiful piccie too - just gorgeous xx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is just stunning, my favourite colours too :-)
Heres my entry:
http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/a-little-bit-crafty-childs-play.html
Elaine-xxx-

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels beautiful frame, love the girl and all the colours. Nice to hear you are enjoying your greenhouse so much, just take care with your back though x

corinna said...

morning hels, love the project, it is so busy that i keep finding new treasures to marvel at. the inspiation abounds, as always. looking forward to tomorrow on c+c, (stamping is my thing.) look after your poorly bits, corinna

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful frame--love those flowers and embellishments. Here's what I came up with: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/06/little-voice-in-your-head.html

Carole Z said...

A beautiful project Hels..stunning actually! Hugs Carole Z X

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Hels!! Love the hues of blues you've used--so pretty and very girlie!! XOXO-Shari

catherine said...

Just so beautiful Hels and a stunning colour scheme. goes so beautifully with the image and such beautiful embellishments.
I have joined you in your challenge and here is my entry
http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/live-laugh-love.html
x catherine

Carole Z said...

Here's mine Hels! Hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/seaside-belle-thursday-5th-june-2014.html

Bryan Evans said...

Hi Hels, Great piece, love all of the dimention. I know you are busy, can i ask there is a lovely gem on the cog, where can I buy this from??

Here is my little creation.
Bryan.
http://geezercrafter.blogspot.com/2014/06/sunday-stamper-girl-talk_5.html

Julie Short said...

What a gorgeous piece to lift my flagging spirits Hels! I has a short play with the roses too!
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/a-short-playand-tag-is-created.html

Becky said...

A gorgeous project Hels love it.xx
You will find mine here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/girls-and-orange.html

Vanessa said...

Hi Hels

beautiful project as always, I have never been able to use and arrange flowers on projects the way you do!! It always looks so effortless! and gorgeous of course. I have emailed my entry, I don't 'do' girly but I've had a go!

Many thanks for your very inspiring blog.

Vanessa

Lisette Baker said...

This is a feast of delight. Love all the embellies and flowers and there is something about seeing dream in blue that's especially lovely.
I managed to get my blog black in time to join in this week.
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2C4

craftylyn said...

Hi Hels what a lovely vintage feminine piece this is, I love it. However you may find mine somewhat different! Steel yourself before you visit, sploginess.blogspot.co.uk LOL :D Lyn xx

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