Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday Stamper - Week 349 - And Your Bird Can Sing

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Mother's Day Sunday to you all!  Thanks for your fab aged entries to last weeks challenge.  The new theme this week is... BIRDS You can interpret the challenge how you like: stamp a bird, use a birdy saying, add birdy papers ... 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 21st March 2015.  

I have popped a tag together for my entry this week.   Mainly made up with "left-overs" that have been lurking on my desk for a while now - it was time to tidy up a bit you know.   I started out by blending Antique Linen Distress Ink right over the top of the tag and then using Tim's Lattice Layering Stencil, I blended a bit of Stormy Sky Distress Ink just to the top part.  I had a previously cut lattice thingy from Tim's new Mixed Media Thinlets - so I cut that down so I had a nice bit of fancyness for the bottom corner.

Next up I stamped the feather using Wendy's Potting Soil and Cornflower Archival Inks, cut it out and edged with Gathered Twigs DI to cover up the cut bits and make it a bit old looking.  I then stamped the Bird's Nest using Potting Soil and spent several hours cutting it out, twigs and all! (wish I had used Jet Black as it is a bit pale but believe me, after all that cutting out, it was staying!!!)  I used Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs DI's to colour up the next and then stamped the birdy... Jet Black Archival and then coloured with Stormy Sky DI with a smidge of Gathered Twigs around the edges to age him up.  The sentiment is actually one of Tim's and I just typed it out on my beloved Underwood, cut out the words and then edged with more Gathered Twigs.  And there you have it!

So, what you up to today?  A little birdy has told me that a certain AlfieCat has been out with his Daddy and has a pressie for me... as I am scheduling this tonight, Saturday, I can't show you what his pressie is... *I know what it is... oh boy, he has great taste does my little kitty-fella*  No doubt I will be sharing on social media so keep your eyes peeled!  Whatever you do have planned today, I hope you have a great one!  Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x


steph loveday said...

That is beautiful Hels, though I have never seen any of your work that is NOT beautiful! Can you tell me what you used for the wording please?

Redanne said...

I can totally believe how long it took to cut the nest but it was SO worth it, it looks fabulous and I really, really love the gorgeous feather too. Sadly, not up to much today, we are both a little under the weather but got some lovely cards, so far... Hope you have a great day, can't wait to see what Alfie bought you... Hugs, Anne xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Lovely tag, and a beautiful quote Hels. Hugs,Suz (Surrey Crafts). Xxx

Hazel said...

My card is here x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Happy Mothering Sunday.
I'm loving this tag and the gorgeous birdie.
My Lizzie had been to the shop with my Graham and I came down this morning and she was sitting right next to this gorgeous pink envelope, and it had a gorgeous kittie on the front of the card, fabulous, then I read my Daughter's card (we both love 'words') and I sat there with tears streaming down my face, she always tries to make up for my two Sons' who sadly are no longer with us.
Enjoy your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

rachel said...

a beautiful tag Hels - still adore this stamp set! Big hugs and will try to join in - can't seem to remember challenges at present!!! Big hugs rachel x

Dee Adams said...

A very beautiful tag. Dee x

Sue Balawajder said...

Love the bird and the feather is great,gorgeous colours.Hope your Mothering Sunday has been good.Big hugs Sue Balawajder x

Theresa Pace said...

perfect for Easter Hels. lovely. made something slightly similar this week, hugs xx

Carole Z said...

One of my favourite themes, so will try and get something made this week, this is absolutely beautiful,hugs Carole Z X

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Hels

Pretty, I love the words. Birds are something I love so your tag has made me smile. One week I'll get around to stamping something to submit but it'll need me not to have a big list of cards that need making!

Hugs and happy crafting

T x

Kathyk said...

A fabulous creation.

You can see mine


Lisette Baker said...

I do love that feather sooo much and I think the nest is just perfect. Was gutted to miss entering last week so was determined to play along this time. Hope you enjoyed the footy, shame they lost but at least you got to travel in style.

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, couldn't miss a bird themed week, so just in time, here is mine.hugs Carole ZX

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