Sunday, 1 March 2009

Sunday Stampers - Week 49 - What's New PussyCat?

Good Morning Stampers,

Thank you to those of you who joined in with the challenge last week, the interpretations of the theme were all brilliant and I loved visiting your Blogs to see your beautiful artwork.

Today is March 1st, which means that it is St. David's Day, the Patron Saint of Wales. My Grandma was Welsh and I always make sure that I wear the Leek brooch that she left for me and I have the daffodils in the house too. As it is a special Welsh day, I decided to use a song title from one of Wales' most brilliant singers, Tom Jones. I had so many titles to choose from but I could't resist this one as I have just bought one of the fabby new stamps from Crafty Individuals which features the cutest kitty :O)) So, if you haven't guessed yet....LOL....the theme this week is Cats. I know we have had this one before but it was a different title and it was ages ago too :O))

I used a piece of mountboard which I had smudged some Gesso onto using a little palette knife. Once the Gesso had dried, I blended Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick onto the mountboard. I used my heatgun to dry the ink on the Gesso otherwise it just sits there and smudges off as the Gesso is not absorbent.

I used the heavenly "La Poupee" stamp from Crafty Individuals - apparently, La Poopee means The Doll - or so I am led to believe! My translations skills are sadly lacking.

I used a Basic Grey RubOn for the sentiment and then did a little bit of stamping around the border of the piece, using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Collection stamps. I used Distress Embossing Powder to cover some of the edge stamping, the colour being Scattered Straw.

I altered some Grungeboard shapes from the Nature pack, colouring with Distress Inks and then covering with Distress Stickles. I punched holes into the top of the piece, threaded a piece of ribbon and a piece of teensy ric-rac through some beads and then fastened them to the top.

The final touch is the beaded ribbon fringing at the bottom, I seem to have got a little bit addicted to adding beaded ribbons to these hanging pieces I am making, I just love the extra bit of bling and swing :O))

The Distress products and Grungeboard came from The Artistic Stamper, the beaded fringe from my stash and the ribbons from Ribbon Mad.

As ever, if you would like to join in with the challenge, please use stamping in your artwork, leave a post here for me including a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can come and have a nosey.

Thanks for looking, hope you like the theme this week and have fun getting inky and messy.

Hugs Hels x


Joy said...

Totally gorgeous Hels I love those grungeboard pieces and how you did the border around the sentiment and added glossy accents - fantastic. I will make mine soon xx

Joana24 said...

the cat image is so gorgeous
hope you are having a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

Here are my cats. Thanks for looking.

Claireabelle said...

Fab work Hel's, it's a stunning piece. And I didnt know that 'la poopee' meant doll, I thought it meant something else LOL

Andrea said...

what a beautiful piece Hels and a glorious stamp to, I can see why you went mad on CI Stamps, your artwork amazes me xx

Anonymous said...

Your card is sooo lovely!Here is my ATC, hope you like it!

Sam said...

A great piece and I love the colours.

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and for joining in ... Hels xx

Sue said...

What a gorgeous example la poopee indeed - it doesn't mean doll in Yorks lol. My ATC is here.

Sue xx

Cath Wilson said...

Love the way you've used that image and, even though I'm far from being a cat lover, I must admit, it's cute :)

I've already posted this one but it fits your challenge, too, so hope that's okay!


K said...

here is my cat atc

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gayle's Art

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Excellent song, and artwork of course!
...might even get to join in this week...:)

Hels Sheridan said...

Many thanks to Sue, Cath, Kelly and Gayle for joining in and thanks for the comments too xx

Calv said...

Looks great Hels :)

Lots of colour there, definately needed now the spring weather is here.

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks Calv :O))

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

This is gorgeous Hels :) I really must get some Grungeboard! Have managed to join in this week ;)
Anne xx

AliMayes said...

My cats are here
Thanks for looking
Ali xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks Anne and Ali for joining in xx

Shazza said...

just gorgeous Hels, love that kitty

Vixykins said...
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Vixykins said...

Hey hunny have you left sbs12?

I got one that fits your theme this week Here

Rainbow Lady said...

Here are my two puss cats for you Hels. Thanks for looking Love Cynthia x

Joy said...

Managed to get mine done Hels xx

Ellen said...

wow there's so much going on, , I love that beaded fringe as well .
beautiful stamp .

my tag is here

Cazz said...

I love your ATC xxx

Mine is no where near as good as yours this week - but I tried my best under the circumstances LOL

Here's my ATC

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey peeps, thanks for joining in with the challenge, lovely to see so many heavenly cute kitties xx

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