Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday Stamper - Week 341 - More Than A Feeling

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thanks for all your great entries to last weeks challenge, it was so lovely to visit you all.  The new theme this week is... TEXTURE You can interpret the challenge how you like: add some texture paste, triple thick embossing, embossing folders, layers, paint... 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 24th January 2015.


I have made a tag for my entry this week...for a change lol  I had made the background a few weeks ago for my Pocket Pages Compendium entry... I love having taggy bases all prepped and ready to decorate and I loved the colours on this one.  So, here's how I made it:


 I used Tim's Gothic Layering Stencil and spread Ranger's Texture Paste through it, set it aside to dry and made a few more backgrounds while I waited.  You can heat dry the paste, I find it best to wait until there is a crust on the top of the paste otherwise it can really bubble - which is ok if you want bubbly paste but I didn't... not for this one :O)   I spritzed the tag with water and then sprayed Antique Linen and Aged Mahogany Distress Spray Stains over the top, marbling them and allowing them to drip down the tag.  A zap with my heat tool to dry the Sprays and then I blended Walnut Stain DI over the top to highlight the raised bits... this photo shows it better...



Of course, it is the Sunday Stamper so I added in a smidge of stamping using my beloved harlequin stamp... see, you don't need to be a stamper to join in, just bung a little bit on there and there ya go :O)   I needed decoration and because the background is quite dark, I decided to go with something light... bookpages!  Aha, I love bookpages, die cutting, tearing, painting, you name it, they are so versatile.  I die cut the flowers and leaves using Tim's Tattered Floral and Tattered Leaves dies and used Frayed Burlap and Aged Mahogany alternately on each layer of flower... and Forest Moss on the leaves.  The sentiment was typed out on my Underwood (did I mention that I LOVE my Underwood? MUCHLY!)  I have a little wooden block in my room that has this sentiment on it... Grim bought it for me for Valentine's a few years ago and I think it just works perfectly with my tag.  A few bits and bobs of Idea-ology and suchlike finish my tag... oh and the resin bloom in the middle of the flower was coloured with Plum and Potting Soil Archival Inks...



What have you got planned for today? Whatever it is, I hope it involved lots of Yorkshire Puddings (I have a fancy for a nice roast beef dinner with lashings of grrravy and Yorky puds... and roasty spuds and cabbage and cauli-cheese and... and... and... *oinkoinkoink* ) and lots of ink and rubber!  Thanks for looking... have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

Kim said...

Your tag is beautiful!! Love the colours! I wanted to also ask if you would be willing to share your recipe for Yorkshire Pudding! They are my favorite and I am wanting to try a new recipe that is tried and true! I you can't share, that's ok too!
Thank you!!
Kim Prince

Helen said...

I may not comment here very often (and one day I will get around to your challenge) but I look at your blog every week and am always inspired by your gorjamalicious creations!

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, love all the textures. Your flower is beautiful as always. Enjoy the rostie dinner x

Helen said...

The tag is beautiful, and I love the book page flower, but the resin flower in the centre is just too cute! I think I have some somewhere, I must use them one day....

Joanne said...

What an absolutely gorgeous tag. I love the textured bit and the way the sprays have soaked into all the little crevices. I also love the sound of your roast dinner which means. If you eat that you are feeling much better, yay! Xxx

Carole Z said...

Absolutely beautiful tag Hels, all the textures and colours are fabulous, hugs Carole Z X

Redanne said...

I love the way the blended stains run down the tag and then that gorgeous book page flower - it really has the wow factor, love the ickle rose in the middle of it too! The sentiment is perfect, I am still slightly envious of the Underwood.... it is turkey for us today, not sure why... but I might just add Yorkshire puds now too... Hugs, Anne xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful tag. Love the texture on your work. Wonderful color use. Very inspiring Anneke.

Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful tag Hels. My eye was immediately drawn to the flower centre which (before I read the description) I thought was made using a mould and the melting pot or air drying clay. Is this one of Tim's new releases, it's sooo beautiful.

Sue Balawajder said...

Love the book page flower and leaves,not sure I could part with any of my books though :0( The colours as always are lush,really lovely tag.Can't beat a good roast with your Yorkshire pudding,hope it was good.Big hugs Sue Balawajder (craftywaj)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, I'm loving your tag, gorgeous colours, gorgeous stamping, a beautiful bookpage flower. I love it !!
I hope you enjoyed your roast dinner.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful mixed media tag-thanks for all the details on how you created it-I made a card with some background texture- here is a link to it:
http://thecharmedlife-maryr917.blogspot.com/2015/01/valentine-love.html

Julie Short said...

What a beautiful piece Hels...you are the Queen of Distress!
I love how you changed the resin flower into something really nice.
I am playing along with this weeks challenge....texture does it for me.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/sweet-serendipity.html

suzyb said...

Well great minds think alike. I have been craving a R.B. dinner too, with all the trimmings!!! How about a plate with just Yorkshire pudding and gravy with the beef on the side? Yummy!
Love your tags too, but now I am thinking of a beef dinner! Darn. Apple pie for dessert, that is if you have room.
Thanks for sharing!

Buttons said...

Hoorah! The planets have aligned again and it's great to be able to join in with the textured fun Hels. LOVE what you've created for this as ever. Jenny x
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/winter-wishes-at-frilly-and-funkie.html

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Kim... my recipe for Yorkshire puddings is dead simple, Aunt Bessie pudding batters, frozen section of supermarket lol yes I am from Yorkshire and yes I am rubbish at making puddings lol

Ruth said...

Didn't get around to commenting on this beauty, just loved the colours as soon as I saw it and your text paper flowers are a favourite of mine. Wonderful Hels. Ruth x

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