Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 228 - A Taste of Honey

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Hoooge thanks for all your gorgeous metalic creations for last weeks challenge, I saw some completely awesome techniques on my hoppings, especially one from Buttons - check it out HERE.  This weeks theme is one of my fave songs ( of course, The Beatles) and I figured that with Autumn upon us, the trees and hedgerows changing colours, along with some gorgeous new stencils and stamps out there that the theme this week would be... HONEY COLOURS/HONEYCOMBS.   To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you don't have a blog you can join in via email, Facebook or any other web-photo-hosty-thingy.  The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 27th October 2012.

My entry this week is actually a sample from my recent shows that I haven't had chance to blog yet. It is a Studio 490 Spool, inked, stained, stamped, sanded and decorated with Grunge, Art Parts and Embellish Your Art goodies.

The base colours are Bundled Sage Stain with a smidge of Walnut Stain around the edges, then they were sanded and then overstamped with the F A B new honeycomb stamp from the Studio 490 Art For You stamp set.  I added in some Art Part Bugs & Butterflies which co-ordinate with that stamp set too.  My smidge of honey colour is on the Star (from the Heart, Love & Stars Art Parts) and the Wildflower.  The butterflies are Grungepaper, coloured with Faded Jeans DI and the Art Part butterfly was blinged up with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Green spray.

I am speed blogging, can you tell?  It is about 8.30pm Saturday evening... I have had a F A B day at Let's Create in Coningsby - thank you to Jo & Mark for hosting the in-store demo and making me so welcome again.  Also a hooooge thank you to all the lovely ladies who stopped by to watch... and a special mention to Bayleigh, who is 10 years old, addicted to Studio 490 and ink... and was my very special helper for the afternoon, bless her, I wanted to bring her home with me!  She made a gorgeous piece of art for me, I will give it pride of place here tomorrow.

Oh and the reason I am scheduling this post?  Well, today is THE day!  Oh yesh, today is the final three rounds in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch... and we are off to watch!  I am doing a "sun-dance" at the moment (please don't rain!) and of course, we will be cheering on Jason Plato.  There are three contenders for this years championship and we so want Plato to win.  SO much so that we are up uber early and off uber early so we can get a good spot to watch (like getting out of bed at 4am early!)  If you are watching it on the telly, look out for us... we will be the sensible ones with the brollies and blankets!  (well, I will have a blanket, if Grim is a good boy I will share it with him lol) Thanks for looking... have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

PS... GO PLATO!!!!

23 comments: said...

Almost on top of my game this week - ha ha! Thanks for the kindly comments last week. I can return the favour. Your piece today is terrific. I bet lots of crafters were oohing and aahing over it. I actually have a collection of vintage spools that I ferreted out on my travels! My souveneirs are never found in the tourist shops. Anyway enough rabbiting here is my contribution this week.

PS I promise to remove all dangerous and scary creatures from our place when you come to visit - you'll have to give us a lot of notice though :)Just our 2 acres- not the whole of Australia!

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, what a fabulous piece! Loving the butterflies and that bee is one of my new Art Parts so may have to use it to. I love what Buttons does in her work and that was a gorgeous piece of work. I hope Plato brings home the trophy for you.. now that would be a good day. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Gorgeous work of art.
Enjoy your day out. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Hels. You've made my Sunday start off very happy with this wonderful offering today. Really really clever. Love everything about it.

Helen said...

Beautiful display of art (and art parts) love this. hope you have a great day, not sure you will see much sun but BH is further north than I am so perhaps you'll have my sun!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Your project is absolutely stunning, I love, love, love it. I got stamps and art parts at Kettering and Ally Pally, they are stunning. Great tutorial Hels.
Have a great day, weather forecast is good, so hope it holds out for you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Popped across to have a look at 'Buttons Blog' and the box she made is absolutely gorgeous, brilliant step-by-step aswell. xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Hels, Lovely project, love all the little details to look at. Ooo lucky you at Brands hatch, i hope you enjoy yourselves. Emma

Joanne said...

Art part genius worked her magic again. It's wonderful and I love it to bits. I got my Xmas stamps out last night and made 2 cards......stands back in amazement, so thanks for the nudge to put them away again and make something honeycombe - love bees!!!
Hugs Joanne xx

Rita said...

Fabulous piece of Art Hels. I love butterflies ,but yours are so amazing. Need to have a think about this one. Hugs Rita xx

Carole Z said...

HI Hels, fab piece, love it...I have so much on this week, but will try to at least get a tag made! Carole Z X

Little Paper House said...

Hi Hels, we love the vintage spools too! These make great christmas decorations jealous you got the bee art part! This would have looked fab on my Honey Pot! These are going to be next on our shopping list.
Here's my entry for this week's Sunday Stamper,
hope you like my idea :)

Love LPH x

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Jenny Marples said...

Gosh! Thank you for the 'big up' Hels! I'm honoured.
Your piece is outstanding again this week. LOVE that butterfly and your composition skills are sublime.
Hope you dry out on your return from BH - how bad was that weather?! JP did really well and bearing in mind it's his first year with MG he has achieved so much. Next season will be different:) Have a great week, hugs Buttons x

Brenda Brown said...

Love your art parts piece Hrls and I hope you've had a great day at Brands Hatch and that it didn't rain, it did down here.

My piece for you this week is at -

hugs {brenda} xox

Zoe said...

Fabulous piece of art here, just love it xx

Elaine said...

Great piece again - love those butterflies, they look so bright and realistic!! Bet you didn't see many of them at BH - hope you've dried out!! Anyway here is my tag this week:

Sue said...

Love this piece-gorgeous colours for the butterflies. I must invest in some art parts. Here is my entry for this week & hope you feel better soon. Sx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, here is my entry:

Crafty hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

Hi Hels here's my entry - this one came too early for me - got my beehive hexagon mask in santas sack!!!

hope you like it anyway! Hugs Rachel x

Mrs Beez said...

I absolutely love the spool decorations you have made and loving all the art parts.
Here's mine for this week

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Hi Hels!!! I loved loved loved this challenge more than any other you've done! Your project is fabulous! Totally digging that bee...I need it!!! Love the use of the're a genius and a gem!!!

Here is mine, and I'm quite proud!

Jenny Marples said...

Love your honey bee. Thought you might get your own hive developing this week so I took a completely different tack;
Hope you really enjoy making Christmas boxes today, and I'll be looking out for your exciting news tomorrow. BTW, meant every word of my thanks to you on the previous post. You're a star. Hugs, Buttons x

Keren Howell said...

Gorgeous work Hels, love those ArtParts sooo much!
Sliding in very late with my effort this week!
xx Keren

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