Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 311 - You Gotta Friend

Goodly Morning stampers and a very happy sunny Sunday to you all!   Thank you for all the great entries into last weeks' challenge, it was grand to see so many different interpretations on the theme.  This week we are moving on to look at... FRIENDSHIP.   Interpret the challenge theme in your own way: you could be making something for a friend, include the word "friend", be inspired by a friend... it is entirely up to you.  The rules:  make a little something - it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping, 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/web-photo-hosty site, you can join in via Facebook (tag my name on your upload) or by emailing me a small res. photo of your creation.  The challenge remains open until 21:00 Saturday 14th June 2014.



So!  A few weeks ago I received a fabulous parcel through a post.  You know my old mucker BFF Ellen over in America?  Well, she has only gone and designed some great stamps for Paper Artsy!  And now she has 6 stamp sets and, yep, I got the whole lot!  Not only are they very versatile, they are also so "her"... if you know what I means.   CLICK HERE to hop over to see Ellen and the artwork she has been creating using her new rubber-babies.     Armed with the new stamps, I set about making a really cool background for my tag.   Starting with a Distress Paint marble background using Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord and Tattered Rose DP's, I had a lovely marbleage going on.  Then I used a couple of Tim's Layering Stencils and the corresponding DI's and added a bit of bubble-wrap and diamond patterns to the tag. 



The stamp sets of Ellen's I used for the backgrounds are EV05 and EV06 and for the leaves EV04. Using Archival Inks in similar colours to the painty backgrounds, I stamped out some bubblewraps and some little dotty images from EV05.  I coloured up a bit of cardstock to match the background and stamped the long criss-cross border from EV05, stamped it in Watering Can Archival and then tore it up so it has jaggerdy edges... once I had the background as I wanted it, I decided I best take a photo... and here it is:

INSERT PHOTO HERE

Errrrm... yeppo, stoopid-oopid strikes again! I forgot to get a photo of the tag before decoration... which is so annoying as it does look really great and my tendancy to over embellish everything strikes again, covering up all the lovely stamping!!!  YIKES!!!  If you look closely at the background you will be able to see the little stamped images... go on, look closely (teehee)   My embellishing... oh my embellishing... one of these days I will set meself a little challenge and make myself not use flowers, metal bits and bobs and make something totally flat... yeah, one of these days... in like a hundred years *Snort*  Anyways...  being as we are now in the Countdown to THE Birthday Week, I decided to add in my own little personal *date*... and realised (how many years have I known Ellen?) that her special numbers, i.e. 1036 Art, is actually an anagram (can you have an anagram of numbers????) of my birthday too!!! See!!!! It is kismet, or somefinks!   Oh, the sentiment is a Studio 490 stamp... nearly forgot to say!



Right, that is more than enough yakking for one day, well, on here anyways... my BFF Andrea is here for the weekend and I have paused briefly to yak to you here... and I shall now away to yak some more with her!   Thanks for looking, have a greeeeat day!  TTFN!

Hels x


PS.... GO PLATO @ Oulton Park... #BTCC :O))

21 comments:

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Beautiful tag Hels I am loving it xx

Joanne said...

Fabulous darling
X

Redanne said...

Ellen has done some beautiful stamps, I really love those leaves in particular. Love, love the tag, the colour of the flowers is stunning, and the sentiment is lovely too. Hope you have a good week - must admit, I cannot work out the date...... Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous Tag.. Love the flowers.. I also prefer 3d and not flat so know exactly where your coming from, Px

Doreen said...

Beautiful tag Hels....mine is here
http://www.doreensdream.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/laugh-every-day.html

Bonnie McLain said...

Happy Birthday HELS... and many more, my FRIEND... I love this piece that you have created ... these blue roses are beautiful... very nicely created and put onto this special tag... love the background and the sentiment... lovely... I have a little project that I am sharing for FRIENDS...


http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/06/friends.html

You can find it here... thanks for taking a look see... Hope you all had or have a wonderful day and evening... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this tag is gorgeous. Sorry I haven't joined in with your Sunday challenges for a while I have been stamping my socks off for Sam Poole's blog. Enjoy your friend's visit. Hugs Jackie

Helen said...

Gorgeous as ever, and I too love Ellen's stamps, (even if I had to buy mine, lol!) was using them today at the Craft Barn, too.

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Hels, A truly great tag.
Enjoy the rest of your time with your BFF.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rachel said...

such a beautiful tag Hels - I love the colours and the florals - I must get this one done this week - life just keeps getting in the way! Hugs rachel xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the tag. Great stamps and sentiment and I love the gorgeous flowers. Take care.

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Hels. I just so love the colours and stunning flowers.
Here is my take this week and thanks for the challenge. It's great for getting the old mojo moving along!!http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/friendship-tag-and-pouch.html
x catherine

Carole Z said...

A beautiful tag Hels, love the colours...loving the theme for this week too! Hugs Carole Z X

tocovya said...

Really must dig out my tattered floral die not used it in ages. Beautiful

BarbaraW said...

Your flowers are amazing. Love that sentiment. Here's what I came up with: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/06/friendship-bouquet.html

Lisette Baker said...

More lush colours and love how you have built up all the layers on the background. When I see your pieces I just want to play inks and paints all day. Hope you have a great birthday with lovely noms.
I have my blog up and running and mojo slowly returning so here's what I did:
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2DP

Vanessa said...

Hi Hels
wonderful tag again, I have emailed my entry

Keep up the good work, you really inspire me to do more 3d projects, and things other than cards

Many thanks
Vanessa

Carole Z said...

Here's mine Hels and Happy Birthday, hugs, Carole Z XX
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/sunday-stampers-311-you-gotta-friend.html

Ruth said...

It's another beautiful tag and I always love the colours you use. I missed last weeks but here's my submission for this week....and Happy Birthday again for today Ruth x

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/orange.html

Lisette Baker said...

Happy Birthday young lady. I came back with a second project

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

Anneke said...

This tag looks gorgeous. Wonderful Colors. Anneke.

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