Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday Stamper - Week 339 - Anyone Who Had A Heart

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy New Year Sunday to you all!  Before I waffle on, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in with my little challenge through 2014 - it is so good to see different interpretations of my themes and your artwork.  As ever with the Sunday Stamper, I chose a song title to go with the theme and this one is one of my favest songs... I love a bit of our Cilla :O))  The new theme this week is... HEARTS You can interpret the challenge how you like: get your Valentine creation made early, add the word heart like what I did, add heart embellies, heart stamps... the choice, it be yours!   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 *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!*  and then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you.   If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or by emailing a small res.pic to me.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 10th January 2015.


I actually made my entry on Christmas Eve!  I know, I got ahead of the game!  That will be the only time this year! On Christmas Eve, Ellen and I had a little Skypey sesh and got inky in our respective time zones.  I haven't had a good play with my Studio 490 stash for yonks so I got all my stamps and stuff out and got playing.


The background was created by stamping the pattern with Antique Linen Distress Paint and drying it.  Doesn't really show up on a manila tag... until ink is applied... and then it is a fab resist technique as Distress Paint doesn't budge once it is dried.  I used Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavendar and Seedless Preserves Distress Stain Sprays, adding more water to make it washy and then standing the tag up so the inks drip down the tag.  Once this was dried, I whipped around the edge with a smidge of Seedless Preserves DI to give it a bit of depth and then finished with a smidge of Black Soot DI to give it a frame.   I stamped the large flower using Jet Black Archival Ink and used a waterbrush and piece of kitchen roll to dab off the ink where the leaves were stamped... zapped with a heat tool and then added Forest Moss DI using a waterbrush.... see how that resist just doesn't budge? Cool huh?  The Idea-ology florals were coloured with the same Distress Paints, part dried and then wiped so the still wet paint comes off and the dried paint stays on giving a faux enamel effect.  A strip of torn book page, a butterfly (she is my fave butterfly ever) and a sentiment and ta-dah, finished!   I had the best fun playing with this tag, I just let my mind wander and didn't over think it...


I shall away now.  Today we are doing the job I like the least... taking down the decorations.  It has to be today cos Grim is on nights for the rest of the week so there won't be time on the proper twelfth night but I will keep one thing out so I can put that away on twelfth night so I am doing a bit of it right.  Oh and... this post is a milestone post!!!  It be my 1900th blog post!!!   WOW!!! That is one heck of a lot of waffling... and art!  Thanks for looking... have a FAB day!  TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Helen said...

Here's to another 1900... quite a milestone indeed. The tag is gorgeous (which goes without saying)

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours...well done on the 1900 and a very Happy New Year to you! Hugs Carole Z X

Joanne said...

I can honestly say this is my most favourite of your Sunday Stamper tags so far this year LOL
I adore the colours and the techniques are perfect.
Can't believe it's your 1900 post, thank you for all the fun and fab creations but most of all, the belly laughs xx

ElizabethR said...

Wowzers 1900 that's a lot of ink ;) Love these colours, will get my thinking cap on. Happy New Year, Elizabeth xxx

Chris Kelly said...

Happy 2015 Hels. I look forward to your Sunday Stamper every week. The colours are fab. I love bright pink and greeny-blue, also purple and reds and orange and I have started to add a little black soot too. When I can work out how to do the link thing or how to make a low res image I will join in. Hugs from Chris K XXX

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Congratulations on 1900, wow !! loving your tag, the colours are gorgeous and loving the stamping.
I don't like taking down my outside Christmas lights, they certainly brighten up the front of the house, and are so inviting, when they come down it is back to drab, dark, yuck !! I think I have S A D, I'm longing for the sunshine and light nights haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ruth said...

Happy 2015 Hels, I hope now the festivities are nearly over I will be able to visit and join in more often! Great challenge and I just love the colours and shading on this tag. Ruth x

janna'scraftingattic said...

Lovely tag, gorgeous colours too. Lovely sentiment.
Back from holidays and back to real life. So shall be hopefully participating again. Happy new year x

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous tag Hels and the colours are so beautiful. Congratulations on your 1900 blog, a real achievement. x

Redanne said...

Oooh I am with you on taking down the decorations but you will have done yours now and I still have our to do... 1900 posts - that is amazing! Congratulations! Love, love your Wendy themed tag, it is beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

Sue Balawajder said...

Happy 2015 to you.
Did you say you had been doing your blog since 1900 that's along time :0)
Fab tag Hels.Big hugs.Sue Balawajder (craftywaj)

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Hels
Congratulations on reaching 1900. I always look forward to reading your blog every Sunday. Love your work and the colours are beautiful. Happy New Year.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels I did it I managed to make a Valentine's Day card for my husband and of course it had to have hearts on it. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

http://tinyrosecr.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/an-early-valentines-day-card.html

Lisette Baker said...

I adore those colours and not just because they are virtually the team colours of West Ham! Loving the background stamp too and am strangely draw to the little dot.
Hope 2015 is a good one for you, especially health wise. xx
Just one more box of Thornton's to chomp my way through!!
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-37O

Ann said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, so much detail & I love the colours!! I finally managed to join in with your challenge again & hope you like the results Hels.
Hugs Ann xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Hels! Love the burst of vibrant color! That butterfly is stunning. Thanks for another fun challenge! I'm a bit late, but wanted to share :) http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2015/01/friends-for-life.html

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