Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sunday Stamper - Week 361 - And Your Bird Can Sing

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Big thanks to you all for joining in with the last challenge... the weekly challenge is now back after a little summer holiday and I hope that you will be able to join in getting stampy and inky again.  The song title and theme this time is all about... BIRDS.   To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something; a card, canvas, ATC, a piece of altered art... the choice.. it be yours! Add in the theme AND some stamping. 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 12th September 2015.



My entry this week is a small glass jar that I have altered.  My Mojo has been well and truly awol of late and I spotted that my friend Joanne had been playing with glass and texture paste... which reminded me of a project I did a few years ago.  So, I decided to have another go and make another altered jar.   I spread Wendy Vecchi's black embossing paste onto the jar and sprinkled microbeads into the paste whilst it was wet.  Once it had dried, I used Spanish Topaz, White Fire and Classic Treasure Gold, applying it with my finger over the bumpy bits of the texture paste and microbeads so the textures are highlighted.


I am always on the scout for unusual metal bits and bobs and a few months ago an old standard lamp we had went to the tip... but not before Grim had cadged the lead and switch and I had nicked the brass fittings off it... so I used one of the fittings on top of the jar so the cork is raised up slightly.  It was a perfect fit too!  Result!  I covered some black Clearly for Art with Kaisercraft papers, stamped a couple of Studio 490 flowers onto the papers, cut them out, flipped them over, heated them and moulded them and then blended a little bit of Stormy Sky Distress Ink over to add a pop of colour.  I added a couple of Clearly For Art butterflies (Darkroom Door Wings set) and a resin bloom to finish the flower.


The bird is a Prima resin embellie... he started out as a grey white colour, I used a brush to apply Sapphire and Spanish Topaz Treasure Gold over him to make him match into the design.  Finally, I inked a postage stamp shape (Tim's ephemera - flipped over as I didn't like the design on the other side) and stamped the words... and voila... finished!


That's all for today... have you anything planned?  It is the BTCC from Rockingham - we normally go to Rockingham being as it is so close to home but... the thought of sitting in the cold and (possibly - likely!) wet over sitting in the warm dry house watching it on ITV4 and having a nice beef in beer roasty lunch... well, guess which won!!!   Thanks for looking... have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

**PS..... GO PLATO!!!**

13 comments:

mamablitger said...

I'm crazy about your altered jar. It looks so exciting. Fantastic texture ! Also the topper is gorgeous !! You created such a decorative piece of art. You are very clever and talented. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pretty jar.
Hugs from Monica..... Spain

Joanne said...

Well fancy little 'ol me inspiring you, there's a turn up for the books. I love what you've done with your jar so I may just have another go myself. Birds you said...........
Xxxx

Jenny Shepherd said...

GREAT to see you back and your mojo is returning along with your health hopefully.

Love this jar and have a couple I need to play with now I have seen this. Thanks for the inspiration xx

jeanie g said...

Love this jar Hels, an idea for me to fly with methink as my mojo is back with a vengeance! Glad yours is too. see you soon I can't wait for October. xxx

Pauline Wheeler said...

Loving this little beauty Hels you've now got me lol good through cupboards for near empty jars
Xx

Sue Balawajder said...

Really love this jar,the textures and colours are perfect. Hope your beefy lunch was tasty.Big hugs Sue Balawajder

whyducks said...

This is lovely Hels xx

Theresa Pace said...

oh i love your altered jar. fab creation. your mojo must have found it's way back perfectly, hugs xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Hels,

Wowee! That is a truly stunning lil' glass jar. Love all the lumpy bumpy bits, so tactile and something I so want to have a play with when the opportunity shows itself. This kinda fits in with my storage only policy so very happy. Time to save some pretty shaped jars to decorate to keep all those little bits in. It sure beats plastic, plastic and more plastic! A really lovely, inventive piece so I'm guessing Mr Mojo is back in his place on your desk, wearing a little shackle round his ankle so he don't run off again! Also, I'm glad I'm not the only person that shamelessly dismantles things before they go in the bin :) Hope your Sunday roast was as good as the one I had, Mr Wheelybad successfully did crackling- we've been together 18 years and he's been trying all that time to get it right. His reward was ownership of the remote control for the evening, the grandest prize in the house!

Thank you for making my evening with this beautiful little object

Hugs n' happy crafting,

T x

Lisapmac said...

Amazing project xx

Susan Battensby said...

Wow this is stunning. Glad to have you back, we have missed you!

Lisette Baker said...

So excited you're back - missed you and your fab projects lots. This bottle is a stunner, love how the black paste looks. I'm living in a work nightmare right now but was determined to join in x
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-3ye

Shari Trumbull said...

Simply beautiful and mystical! This looks like a bottle of pure magic, Hels!! XOXO-Shari

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