Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday Stamper - Week 348 - This Old Heart of Mine

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy spring Sunday to you all!  Thanks for your fab warm entries to last weeks challenge.  The new theme this week is... MAKE IT LOOK OLD You can interpret the challenge how you like: vintage it up, add paint, texture, old bits and bobs ... 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 or by leaving me a link to your Pinterest or any other photo hosting site.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 14th March 2015.

 

 My entry this week is an 8 x 8" shadowbox that I altered up to make it look old.  It is a basic wooden one so I decided to make it look old... painting the outside with black paint, sanding back and then rubbing on Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a nice tone... I love doing this technique... instant "aged" look.  I popped a piece of Tim's new Correspondence paper inside... adding a bit of stencilling using his new Blossom Stencil and Forest Moss and Stormy Sky DI's and blending more Vintage Photo around the edges to tone it in to the frame.  Yes, the butterfly is making another appearance!  I know, I know... but I do loves it muchly!  He is stamped twice onto cream card, cut out, layered and coloured with Stormy Sky and Cracked Pistachio DI's.   


I used another new arrival in the Room of Stash.. Tim's new Mixed Media Thinlets... oh I loves these muchly too!  I cut the honeycomb out, then snipped closely to remove it from its card and added a smidge of Treasure Gold to make it look a bit more blingy.  The layer of embellies under the butterfly include paper flowers, little bits of Tissue Tape and some Idea-ology.  I have had the dangly butterfly for yonks, he was plain cream metal so I painted on Distress Paints, smudged them up a bit and voila, an old looking butterfly to fit with the theme.  Another "old bit" is the buzzybee that is sitting on the honeycomb.  Before I had glued everything down I asked Grim what he thought... it was "missing something" and really annoying me that it looked unfinished.  He said "it needs a little bee on the honeycomb"  So, I spent several hours searching for a bee small enough to fit but big enough to stand out... and then it dawned on me that I had an old necklace that had a few charms on it... and yes, the bee was on it!  Hurrah!  Also on the necklace was the ickle ladybird that is now sitting on the Tissue Tape... I loves a bit of recycling I do!


That's all for this week... I am away this weekend in the North East so scheduling this post, it is actually Friday night... but really it is now Sunday *if Mr Blogger kindly published this on time... otherwise it is anybody's guess what day it is.... *  On that bombshell, I shall bid you a very goodly day and say... Thanks for looking, have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

14 comments:

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous Hels, love the colours and the little additions. Love that butterfly, it's on my wish list. I have that set of dies, they are just fab, aren't they? Fab colour on the frame, Judith xx

Joanne said...

So special once again. How clever to cut the honeycombe out as its so delicate, must have a go cos it looks wonderful. You always amaze me with your colour combos. I see a workshop request on that subject???
Xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Beautiful, Beautiful shadowbox creation, Hels! I love the butterflies! :) It's all vintagey goodness! Every detail, right down to the dangling butterfly that you altered to old! You are completely AWESOME! Happy Sunday to you!! XOXO-Shari

ursula Uphof said...

This is so lovely. Love it all, the frame, the butterfly and more. Haven't been around here for a while. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs, Ursula

Helen said...

Fabulous, as always!!!

Sue Balawajder said...

Fabulous shadow box,love everything about it.Hope your weekend "up North" is going well.Big hugs Sue Balawajder (craftywaj) X

Carole Z said...

This is beautiful, love all the details and gorgeous butterfly. Sorry I've been missing from the challenge, been poorly with one bug after another during February, so only managed small amounts of crafting and now have a backlog of 'to do's!' hugs Carole Z X

Alter This said...

oh now that is very lushy, do love the ickle butterfly. such a lovely vintagey project x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This shadow box is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carol said...

I can always count on your for a beautiful bevy of butterflies! I really wish I could have seen a folio by you --- maybe someday! Meanwhile, keep those flutterbies flyin'!

Redanne said...

I particularly love how you 'aged' the frame, it really does look so old and the big butterfly is stunning and I love the dangly one too - and the stencilling - wel everything really. Stunning work! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful frame! Love the way you have made it look old--just perfect! Ant the layered butterfly looks like he should be fluttering around a summer garden--genius idea the way you have cut him back for the top layer, and I'm so stealing that idea! Love the altered dangly butterfly, too--all of this!

myworldofcraft said...

Your butterflies are beautiful as always. Stunning artwork.

I really thought I wouldn't be up to this week's challenge, as I don't normally 'do distressed', but I was inspired to go vintage and made a Christmas card. Hope you like it.

http://myworldofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/vintage-christmas.html

Susan Battensby said...

This is lovely, I sooo want that mixed media die!

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