Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday Stamper - Week 350 - You Don't Bring Me Flowers

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thanks for your great birdy creations entered into last weeks challenge.  The new theme this week is... FLOWERS You can interpret the challenge how you like: make some paper flowers, stamp some flowers, use flowery 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 28th March 2015.  


For my entry this week I have altered a cheapo frame I picked up in B&Q (for the princely sum of £1.78)  It is a 6" x 8" insidey bit (can't think of the proper name - brain fog!) and started off as plain pale wood.   I started by lightly slapping a layer of black paint onto the frame and then sanding back to reveal some of the wood beneath.  Then a good rub of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and voila, one antiquey aged looking frame.  The insert is a piece of cream card, inked with Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey Distress Inks and stencilled with the same colours using Tim's Flourish Layering Stencil.  I die cut a couple of the lattice shapes from Tim's Mixed Media Thinlets using black card and cut the out, popped them onto the base card and then inked right around the edge with Vintage Photo just to add a bit of a vintage look to it.



For the decorations, I set about making a nice Ornate Frame - I popped some Ranger Foil onto card, die cut with Tim's Ornate Frame and then scribbled into it with a pointy tool and scootched the inside with a texture wheel.  Next up a slap of black paint to aged it ... wiped off whilst still a bit damp to it revealed the foil underneath.  I then used Hazelnut Alcohol Ink to add a brown tone, once that was dry, I sanded it really lightly to reveal smidges of the metal below.  The stamped sentiment is one of my faves from The Wendy Vecchi (btw, it is NEARLY August, which means NEARLY time to go to her class in London!  I cannot WAIT!)  The flowers are from Tim's new Flower Garden Stamp set - which is what my Alfie bought me for Mother's Day, isn't he a little sausage? Bless him!  Clever kitty!  They were coloured with the same DI's and a waterbrush to achieve a washy effect.  The photo's are really saturated with colour for some reason (um, my rubbish photography skills probably!) but IRL they are much prettier.  Finally I made a Paula Bow and popped a resin rose in the middle to finish.


I haven't been too clever again this week... hence the lack of blogging. (not long to wait til my appointment with the consultant)  I do have a fair few tags I have made to show you so I really must pull my finger out and get them on here... in the meantime, I hope you have a great Sunday and.... Thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous Hels, love these colours.. Px

Joanne said...

Bloomin eck lass, how do you keep coming up with these mind blowing creations. This is super spectacular. Glad you don't have much longer to wait to see about getting better. I miss you lots. Xx

Susan Battensby said...

Wow, what a stunner! Loving the combination of Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey DIstress Inks. Cannot wait till April to get my mini set of the new colours.
Must pick up the courage to move up to something other than cards but think I need to buy lots of embellies first!

snazzyoriginal said...

Really lovely colour combo on this fab frame x

Ruth said...

Gorgeous colours, so wonderful against the aged frame. Beautifully done, love the little piece of string wrapped around the stems, fab touch! Wishing you some good health soon! Ruth x

Rita said...

Beautiful piece of Art Hels. It looks so rich in that lovely frame. Hugs Rita xxx

michele said...

Hi Hels, I've read your blog for a long time and often find it hilarious, so I've decided to have a go joining in. Bearing in mind I don't have a scooby of what I'm doing its called happydays02@blogspot, I think? Lol

Sue Balawajder said...

Love this Hels,but now I "need" the Ornate Frame its on this list after the butterfly stamps :0) You take care of yourself. Big hugs and healing thoughts. Sue Balawajder

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous Hels , I love all the beautiful colours you have used. Hope your health soon gets sorted x

Redanne said...

This piece of art is absolutely stunning Hels, gorgeous colours, beautiful frame, fabulous cone flowers - love, love, love this!!

Sorry you are still not feeling well, hopefully the Consultant will get to the root of it for you... Big hugs, Anne xx

Kimberly Cobb said...

Gorgeous piece Hels! Love how you antiqued the frame and the colors just make your flowers pop.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I'm loving your frame and those flowers are a definite 'must have' for me, they are gorgeous.
I hope you are feeling much better now. Sorry I have been missing for a couple of days too, my eyes are terrible at the moment, so have been keeping off my laptop, in the hope that will give a bit of ease.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning Hels, the colours are so intense and warm' love everything about ithugs Carole Z X

Beth said...

What a stunning card Hels, love the rich colors my first visit but am sure it won't be my last.....here is my link to your challenge.
http://beth714.blogspot.com/2015/03/springtime-pansies.html

Carole Z said...

I Hels, not last minute this week! Here's mine: Hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/easter-garden-posy-wednesday-25th-march.html

Ruth said...

Well back with my entry, thanks Hel's for all your wonderful art inspiration, here's my entry. Hugs Ruth x

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/sunday-stamper-flowers.html

mum of two said...

Here's my flower card: http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.ca/2015/03/take-time-to-smell-flowers.html Thanks :)

Lisette Baker said...

I'm loving your technique for creating the frame. Fabulous colours too and that ribbon is lush. I'm late for class again but am determined not to miss any more weeks :)

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-3gc

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