Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 243 - Animal

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for all the great entries for last weeks challenge.  This week is a nice simples one.... ANIMALS.  To join in is a doddle... simply make a little something, add in the theme AND some stamping and then hop back to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you don't have a blog/web-photo-thingy, you can join in via email or on Facebook.  The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 9th February 2013.




This weekend I am teaching and demo-ing  at Birds in the Barn in Essex and Friday's class was all about altering a book.  My entry for the Sunday Stamper this week is the fruit of my labours on Friday... and it all started with these two little guys whom I have fallen in lurves with.   Now, you might recall my waffling on about my collections of hares... I lurves hares, especially moon gazing ones (I reckon it is my inner pagan wanting to escape lol) so when I spied that Crafty Individuals had made these two little fella's I knew I neeeeded them.





And... on Friday morning lovely Janet, the owner of Birds in the Barn, very kindly gave me these two little chaps to keep!  Well, of course, I had to use them straight away and they became the stars of the class. This is the front cover of the book with an aperture cut out to fit the little chaps in behind... They are actually stamped onto a page from the book that I had applied paint to... and they are coloured with Stabilo All pencil and waterbrush... and I just added some foliagey bits using a fine 0.01 marker.  The wheat like grasses were a fluke from moving the pen too quickly, I liked them... so made more!




That is the full page... with, of course, the word WISH on it... cut from Tim's Word Play die... thank you Karen for cutting those for me... and painted black and smidges with Treasure Gold.   The moon is cut from plain bookpage... I sketched it first, then cut it and then applied more Stabilo All around the edges.  The heart is handcut, spritzed with Cherry Pie Dylusions and then I doodled the string onto the page once the pieces were in place.




Before I go... just a very quick shout out:  I have a workshop running in Rochdale on the weekend of 23/24 February with the Jollie Stampers craft group.  The 2 day workshop is called the Treasure Tray: we will be altering a Printer's Tray, using lots of stencils, embossing, stamping, Treasure Gold and trinkets... Unfortunately, one of the ladies has had to drop out so there is one place available for the weekend - this is a two day class and cannot be completed in just one day - for price and details, please drop me an email and I will respond this evening.   Right... I shall away... THANK YOU for all the comments on Friday's blog hop post!! WOW and THRICE WOW!!!  I haven't had a chance to catch up and read all of them yet... being as I have had my teacher hat on this weekend, I shall spend some time this evening catching up when I get home.... tis making me smile very biggly to get so many comments on one post though!!!  **hoping they are all nice rofl**   Oh yesh... I must not forget... tis the Superbowl this evening... and the Baltimore Ravens are playing... so... GO RAVENS!!!   Thanks for looking... have a FAB day!  TTFN

Hels x

42 comments:

ellen vargo said...

YES!!! GO RAVENS!!!! :) What an *awesome* book cover!!! And you know I LOOOOVVVE the colors... black, white and green! My fav!!! Hope you had a lovely weekend teaching... talk soon! xxx

Lisette Baker said...

WOW! This is FAB-U-LOUS.I couldn't possibly pick a favourite because I love it all - the background the words, the stamp everything. need that Cherry Pie - just for the name alone :)

Carole Z said...

OMG Hels...I have this stamp and cannot stop using it! So it may well feature on my own project this week! Love love love your book cover, may have to 'borrow'it, hugs and happy Sunday, Carole Z X

Redanne said...

Oh Hels, I love that stamp too, it is on my wish list after seeing Carole (above) using it. Your book cover is totally gorgeous and I love all the hand drawn elements - wow! Hope the Ravens win....... Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Oh Hels, love the stamp, love your paintwork and love the hand-drawing on this. It feels like Easter already:)
Here's this weeks entry from me;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/scrambled-eggs.html
Hope you have a fantastic week ahead. Hugs, Jenny x

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Thanks for a great class Friday Hels. As always fun and inspirational. Looking forward to the next one already!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I love this stamp too, they're such nice hares. :) Gorgeous project too. Enjoy the rest of your teaching weekend.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
This is a fab project. Love the hares they have real characters. X

Astrid Maclean said...

Not usually a big fan of animal themed projects, but those hares totally do it for me.... love, love LOVE!!! So creative and fun and just totally fantabulous and the word wish just suits them to a t(what ever that is supposed to mean).

Joanne said...

I have yet to see a more appealing animal themed creation. All that amazing hand drawn stuff too. Is there no end to this girl's talent. I bet you will hear Ellen and her hubby shouting if the Ravens win.
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous stamp and book cover, must track down this stamp as we're over run with wild rabbits and the occassional hare. Emma

Claire said...

Morning Hels! Wow what a stunning project - those hares are fab! Think I might have to invest.....
Hope you have a great Sunday - hopefully I'll be back later in the week with an animal project for you :)

rachel said...

fabulous - oh I love these rabbits too - great work hun xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hels, are these adorable hares a rubber stamp and available for purchase? This is an lovely project.I've a collection and a grand daughter project and they would be perfect.
Enjoy the game..love both coaches and will be chowing down and cheering for a great game.
Thanks for any help on this.

Rebecca said...

Love these loads :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

whyducks said...

Wow what a stunning use of those gorgeous stamps! I feel in love with them too when I saw them on the C.S and somehow they and the runner ducks just popped into my basket and arrived on Friday! Not had a chance to use them yet, but having seen your work I am inspired. Funny when I saw the hares I thought of you!

nannapat said...

Fabulous book cover, the die cut word is lovely. Such a gorgeous piece of art, thanks for sharing it with us. Pat x

Andrea Kennard said...

Just loving this Hels, its super and just so cute, I left you a message on your home phone Friday, hope Graham told you, chat soon and Woop will see you in a few days and can not wait x x x

butterfly said...

The rabbits are fabulous - even though they're not like any other stamps I have, I find myself coveting them big time! And they look just wonderful here as the centrepiece for that amazing book cover!
Alison x

Evil Edna said...

that is great, really playful. here is my entry: http://evilednasworlddominationplans.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/escape.html

tootles
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Gerrina said...

The rabbit page is fab! I have seen them used before, but this is how I like them! Hugs, Gerrina

inkypinkycraft said...

Another great make trace x

Patricia Howarth said...

WOW oh WOW, Hels, love these, the colours are fantastic and the background colours are stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean Hardy said...

You have done amazing things with the bunnies Hels - just fabby! Jean x

Brenda Brown said...

Just love how you have used this stamp Hels, lots of lovely gorgeousness.
My entry is at http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/animals-at-panpastel-uk.html
Hope your weekend went well with your classes, I am sure they did.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Silli said...

Wonderful work.
Here is my card:
http://silli-silli.blogspot.de/2013/02/paper-smooches.html

Nikki Byrne said...

http://nmcardcreations.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/anything-but-square-and-lilis-lil.html

here is my entry

NikkiByrne

butterfly said...

Very convenient theme - perfect timing for a thing I've just been making - thank you! Here it is:
http://alisonbomber.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/rabbit-rabbit-rabbit.html
Have a great week!
Alison x

Bettina L. said...

My weeks entry: http://bettandshobbykrok.blogspot.no/2013/02/love-is-in-air-at-incy-wincy.html

Deonna Bemish said...

Wonderful project!!!
Here is my entry
http://ilovetomakecards.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-fantastic-weekend.html
Thanks
Deonna B

Mandy Chilvers said...

this is brilliant as usual Hels... if flying pigs are animals then here is my entry http://mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/curiosity-made-pigs-wings-grow.html

Elaine said...

Love those Alice Palace hares and you've made a great job with them. Here's my 'animal' tag this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/animals.html

margaret said...

Hi heres my go for this strange cats!!! http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/sunday-stamper-animals.html

Stamping in Pink said...
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Stamping in Pink said...

I absolutely love what you have made Hels, and the hare image is so cool! Really great image - haven't seen an image like that anywhere!
As always beautiful creation and thank you for the inspiration Hels. Hope that butterflies fall within the theme! hugs Karen x

Lisette Baker said...

Still totally in love with those hares. Here's what I'e been up to s
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2837

Julie Short said...

The way you put this together appealed to my soul this week Hels. Gentle and peaceful colours. I have a gift waiting for you here at Idyll Hours as many hares as you can fit into your carry on. I am sure they will be delighted to go home! Seriously though there has been a little play and here is my entry.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/does-it-love-melove-me-not.html
Now I am nicking back to scope out your tutorial!

Becky said...

Loving what you have done Hels the hares are gorgeous will have to go and get them. Here is mine

http://www.becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/animals.html


Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine - you'll recognise the stamp! Carole Z XX
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/sunday-stamper-wk-243-friday-8th.html

Lisette Baker said...

I couldn't resist having another go :)
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=2880

rachel said...

finally got there Hels - happy Saturday! http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/playing-with-dylusions.html

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Hels here's my offering for this week... http://maisiemoonshines.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/here-be-foxes-sunday-stampers-243.html MM x

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