Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 227 - Metal Gods

Goooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Many thanks for all the fabulous frosty entries to last weeks challenge.  This week I am embracing my inner rock chick in homage to one of my fave bands when I was a teenager (sorry Dad for all those "loud" nights with acres of scarves and gallons of eyeliner!) Judas Priest.  The theme this week is.... METAL.  Be it a smidge or a whole shed load of the stuff, all you need to do to join in is 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/Picassa/webbyphotojobby, you can join in via email or on Facebook.  The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 20th October 2012.



On with my entry for this week.  The sharper eyed amongst you may have noticed this piece on show on Wednesdays show and at the Kettering show too.  I am chuffed with the way it turned out... I was going for the whole "butch metal meets girly butterflies" look.   I used that fab metal foil sheet that I had on the show on Wednesday, embossing with the Couture Creations Heavy Duty & Replacements folders.  Once embossed stuck the stamp to an Art Parts Rectangle Frame... using the Heavy Duty on the frame and the Replacements on the insidey bit.




I slathered (cool word huh?) Black paint right over the top of the metal, allowed it to dry off a bit and then removed some of it with a paper towel.  The paint sits inside all the ickle crevices to give an aged look.  To add a smidge of metal shading, I added dabs of Bronze paint randomly over the metal.  I then took a bit of sandpaper to add some distress to the metal and added smudges of black and bronze paint with my finger.




The butterflies are Studio 490 from the new Art For You set... stamped onto Grungepaper and coloured with Distress Ink.  The Art Part flower was stamped with the co-ordinating stamp from the Wildflower set, embossed with clear and then coloured with Distress Markers.  The LOVE is from the Love, Hearts, Stars Art Parts set, painted black, smudged with more metallic paint and then they were all glued with Cosmic Dries Clear glue.  The finishing touches are a few bits of Idea-ology and a couple of fancy corners.




I had a fab day at the Kettering show yesterday - thank you all who came to watch me demo and took part in my classes... I had a lovely time and it was so nice to meet both old friends and new.  I really must away now though, I am fair pooped and needs my beauty sleep... Thanks for looking... have a F A B Sunday and if you are popping to the Kettering show, please do stop by to see me and say hi!  (I will be the one with the mahooosive zit! lol)  TTFN!

Hels x

41 comments:

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Beautiful piece of art. Truly an inspiration. X

Helen said...

That's stunning, Hels! Hope today is as good at Kettering.

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab make and a great theme too! Trace x

Sue said...

This is amazing. Jam packed with goodies. Look forward to having a go later. Sx

val jones said...

Hi Hels. fantastic offering today. Love everything about it.

Li'l Pidge said...

Eyeliner, scarves and Judas Priest.....I am seeing a whole new side of you!

Fab metal make, loving the mix of metal and butterflies, nice juxtaposition.

Kyla

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I was 'slavering' over this one at Kettering yesterday, I love how 'metal meets girlie'. Awesome is my word for your project. I bought lots of the art parts and stamps that go with, yesterday and can't wait to give this a go. I should have bought the paint too but will improvise.
I'm so gutted that I couldn't get to your workshops yesterday, I so badly wanted to do both of them, but the times were wrong for my train journeys, I really envied all the lucky ladies who attended.
I hope you have found your missing earring ??
Have another great day today, and it was lovely meeting up with you again yesterday. Loved, absolutely loved the hat, but still can't get over the size of it, on your post it looks 'normal' hat size ha ha !!!! but it was in fact 'diddy' but so 'well formed' and beautifully 'embellied'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Paula Whittaker said...

a wonderful piece.

Aquarius said...

Wow you certainly keep on coming up with fabulous creations - love the heavy metal ideas on this one. Have a good show today

rachel said...

morning Hels this is stunning - absolutely love it - need to get my thinking cap on now! Hugs xx

Redanne said...

Love this amazing piece of art Hels, the butterflies really do work so well with the metal, just fabulous! I spent a small fortune during your C&C programme, I wanted absolutely everything! Hope the hairdo is still looking good....... Crafty hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely piece and ive bought craft metal etc to use but not got around to it yet. Have another fab day at kettering. Emma

Rita said...

Wowee Hels, this piece is just so Fabulous. Got family arriving to-morrow,but I'll try and get something done. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxx

Buttons said...

THANK YOU for yesterday's classes Hels. You taught me SO much - watching you in action at the stand was inspiring enough but to spend two hours in classes was just awesome. Learning from a Ranger Educator means you give an insight into their products which helps understand the way they work even more. My poor brain is now in overload with ideas!
As for this project, it genuinely was my favourite from all of those on your desk. Nothing quite like seeing these things irl.
Hope the hair is holding out and loved the hat:) Good luck with today's classes/show. Hugs, Buttons x

Michelle Webb said...

I love the colours and the texture. You've made those cogs stand out so well. They look awesome. Like the art part flower lots. It's gorgeous. Michelle x

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels. So wish I was at the stamp show, just a bit far to travel for me. I love your metal and butterfly piece of art, truly lovely. I had fun this morning cutting up a drinks can, you can see my offering here:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/sunday-stamper-metal-gods.html

Safe journey home and then rest rest rest tomorrow I hope!
Love and hugs xx

Carole Z said...

ooh Metal....am thinking my usual favourite Steampunk, but I may just surprise you! Amazing project , hope you've had a good time at the show, Carole Z X

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels - not been around for a couple of days (maybe three!) so I just wanted to say this about your last three posts. All of the pieces are amazing and I am so pleased about the tut for the heart giveaway piece. I am going to have a go at this, I have most of the 'gredients so you never know what I might create!!!!!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Joanne said...

Absolutely incredible - again !
Joanne xx

Annie said...

I love this project Hels :) Your creations are so inspiring and I love to visit your blog and take part in Sunday Stampers whenever I can. My entry is below

TFS Annie xx

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/autumnal-shades-with-steampunk-and.html

butterfly said...

Absolutely amazing piece of metal art - what gorgeous work! Thanks for a fab challenge, and here's my offering: http://alisonbomber.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tint-tin.html
Alison x

Rebecca said...

Stunning Hels I loove this one :)
I missed you yesterday at Kettering you passed us as we were eating lunch and it was like seeing a celeb "ooo there's Hels Sheridan" you know how you would LOL.

By the time we got to your stand you were doing a workshop but we recognised your work, lovely maybe catch you next time :)

Happy craftin
Rebecca

Carole Z said...

Morning Hels, here's my project this week...:) Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/autumn-metals-sunday-stampers-week-227.html

inkypinkycraft said...

well i made this for last week and missed it, but there is metal so here it is:
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/a-krafty-play.html
hugs trace x

Julia S-W said...

Wow, this is fab! sorry I've been a bit off blogging lately - too many other things to do. I've just been posting and then running to get other things done. I'm back now and will continue to leave annoying comments for you! I've made and posted a project yesterday which I hope you don't mind me linking in here as it fits the bill I think.
Looking forward to your posts this week.
Here's my latest project complete with rust metal and painted chipped metal AND a hint of scariness!!

http://julialsw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/halloween-at-anything-but-card.html

Keep your hat on and keep playing with the virtual kitty (I had that on my phone but took it off because I couldn't stop playing with it!!).

Have a great week,
Juliaxx

Aquarius said...

A great challenge - love metal and here is my contribution

Keren Howell said...

Really pretty Hels, great fusion of metallic and girly!

Actually got mine finished awarl this week -
http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/heavy-metal.html

Keren xx

Little Paper House said...

Hi Hels, great sample piece. Love all the metal textures, it was quite a challenge for me this week as I rarely use metal within my crafts, but I had a go and heres my entry.

Love Heidi, Little Paper House x

http://thelittlepaperhouse.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/abit-of-metal-magic.html

Elaine said...

It's a great piece - love all texture and metal. I've gone for a smidge of metal...the chequered flags!!
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/platos-jalopy.html

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Becky said...

Love your tag Hels here is mine
http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tag_16.html
It seems a long time since I have done any challenges x

craftimamma said...

Love this Hels! The metal background and frame are fab and I love the embossed wildflower. Altogether smashing piece.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kate said...

Gorgeous tag Hels! I love all the colors and metal. Here's mine: http://scrapyardthe.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/london-calling/

rachel said...

I love your tag even more on second look Hels - here's mine! http://www.fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/all-leaves-are-brown.html hope you likey xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, my entry can be found at:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/sunday-stampers-week-227-metal-very.html

Hope you like spidey! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Love your metal inspiration Hels, gorgeous embellishments.
My entry is HERE
I've tried the html code - hope it works.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lisette Baker said...

I'm loving those art parts and this looks fab. Is it coincidence that I'm singing metal mickey?!

http://mrsbeez.com/?p=1396

Julie Short said...

Fantastic inspiration again Hels!I think you should come visit a show here in Australia then even more crafters would love you. Here is my contribution to this weeks challenge.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/a-nasty-little-creature-stole-my-week.html

Anita Houston said...

I think is now my favorite! I don't know...I'm so confused...everything you make is my favorite! I love Wendy's Parts here and then the contrast of the metal and gears....it's too much for my creative senses!!! It's fantastic! Total AmazeBalls!!!!! Your project rocks Hels!

Here is mine:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/10/maple-oak-birch-in-metal.html

Buttons said...

Went for broke on this one:)
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/whats-in-pot.html
Have a fantastic weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

Paper Profusion said...

Wow - the depth, colour and detail of this gorgeous piece is fabulous. Nicola x

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