Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 248 - You Make Me Feel Brand New

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Mothering Sunday to all you Mummy's in the UK.  First of all, many mahoosive thanks for all your fabby pretty entries to last weeks challenge - and it is fab to see some new peeps joining in too!  This week the theme is based on the fact that it is around this time of year that all the brand new stashly goodies from CHA and recent releases are beginning to arrive in our Rooms of Stash.  So, without further ado, the theme for this week is "USE SOME NEW STASH".  If you haven't got any of the new stuff just arriving, don't worry because the secondary theme is "USE SOMETHING YOU HAVE HAD FOR YONKS & NEVER USED"  - bit of a mouthful eh?  But it still means that even though it has been in your stash for yonks, if it is un-used, it is new!   To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping and then pop back here, leave a comment for me and a linky to the place you are showing your entry so I can hop over and visit you.  If you haven't got a blog/web-hosty thing, you can also join in via emailing me (addy in the sidebar) or on Facebook.  The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 16th March 2013.



Last weekend I had a ton of fun playing with the brand new Eclectica stamps from Paper Artsy, namely the Lin Brown designs whilst I was demo-ing at Birds in the Barn. BTW... To see more of Lin's awesome art, CLICK HERE.   Anyways, these stamps are gorgeous and right up my street being as there are flowers (obviously lol) and I had a fine time playing with Fresco Paints and other lush stuff to make my tag.   I started by popping an old book page onto the tag and then used the scraped paint technique to apply Nougat, Dusty Rose and Claret paints onto the tag. A smidge of black gesso over the top to bring the text that was still showing back to the top of the design and voila, ready to stamp.




The main floral stamps were stamped in Jet Black Archival, stamping slightly off the edge of the tag.   These had a zap with a heat tool to dry the ink and then I slapped (being the literal word) a load of Rock Candy Cracklepaint over the tag to add some more interest to it.   Whilst this was crackling, I added paint to the flower stamp using Cut & Dry Foam, with Nougat in the centre and blending the darker colours to the outer edges.  I did the same with the leaves - this time using Guacamole and Toad Hall paint and once dried, smidging over with a bit of Forest Moss DI to blend them in.  I cut the flowers out and edged with more black Gesso that was applied using Cut & Dry foam just to make the flowers pop and look finished.  The centres are some Artemio metal flowers that I coloured with Treasure Gold (Rose Quartz) and a little resin bloom that was also coloured with Treasure Gold (Onyxite with a dab of White Fire to highlight the petals)  The sentiment was stamped onto card that I had painted... I just wanted the word "bloom" so only inked that... and then popped it behind an Artemio bookplate.  Finishing touches were some rouched gingham ribbon and some more Artemio metal goodies.



And there you have it, a rather simple tag using new goodies... I hope I have got your creative cogs whirring and can't wait to see what gorgeous creations you all make.  Have a fabby Sunday and I hope all you Mummy's in the UK are being spoilt rotten... thanks for looking and have a great week... TTFN

Hels x

56 comments:

Helen said...

What a beautiful tag, Hels! Thank pink is gorgeous. Have a great day.

nannapat said...

Love your description "a simple tag",I would call it gorgeous! Pat x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone.
Your tag is gorgeous today, loving the flowers, they look like porcelain flowers, stunning.
Hope you are feeling better than yesterday !!
Like Nannapat above, I wouldn't call this a 'simple tag' ha ha, it is stunning.
lots of love from Patricia xx

rachel said...

morning Hels - this is the perfect theme - love it and can't wait to join in xxx

Carole Z said...

Morning Hels, this is a stunning tag, the colours are lush! Great theme too, Carole Z X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous tag, love those pink flowers, i agree it doesn't look simple. Emma

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,
Brilliant tag. Very clean looking and fresh. X

Joanne said...

Love the way that pink paint makes the flowers look so solid. Nice touch of gingham too. Hope the old bones are feeling like new ones today. Take care gorgeous.
xx

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant challenge! Love your piece, there's me thinking you don't like pretty pink! Love that new flower. Be back ASAP with mine! Love and hugs, barb x

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I LOVE this! The background is fabulous and the flowers are just gorgeous....

Hope your back is OK today. I posted a piece late last night, hope it is OK to enter that as it fits the challenge. My link is:

http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-heart-surpasses-it-and-thank-you.html

Hugs, Anne x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels again,

Just listened to the song ' Somewhere over the Rainbow'. Words cannot explain the beauty of the video. Thank you.x

Sandra Castle said...

Love the background texture! Beautiful tag but I wouldn't call it 'simple'! I would like to enter my little box into this weeks Sunday Stamper: http://sandcastle-sandcastlesintheair.blogspot.co.uk/

Hopefully it will work this week!!!

Rita said...

Gorgeous Tag Hels. I love it. Hugs Rita xx

she3655 said...

Hiya Hels....

What can I say, Stunning as always xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous tag Hels - stunning colour of the fab flowers.
I've had a play and you can see it here:
http://handcraftedespeciallyforyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/its-about-time.html
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Debs xx

Christine D said...

oh that is gorgeous, love your work and don't do Facebook and would love to follow but not sure how else - is it possible to do email follow?? delighted you have lots of new people appreciating your wonderful art and blogging.

whyducks said...

Lovely cheery tag, just what you need to cheer you up on a freezing day! x

Chris (catt871) said...

Hi! I had to play along with your little challenge because of the word YONKS...lol..never heard that before!!!! So here is my card: http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.ca/2013/03/this-is-tough-one.html

Hugs,
Chris

corinna said...

loving the tag, even more the rose gold treasure stuff, very gorgeous colour!! have to get me some of that, will you be bringing it with you on
thursday i wonder, hhhmm wait and see i suppose, although i could have a sneaky peek on the c+c site, hhhmmm, anyways enough wonderings, hope your back is ok, yake care, corinna

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag, the flowers are fab.

Ria Gall said...

a really beautiful tag Hels and I love those flowers they stand out and shout look at me, fabby
Ria

Annie said...

Fabulous tag Hels. I so love that song..one of my favourites as I was a HUGE Motown fan.

Delighted to play along this week with my new stamps and die by none other than Lord Tim of course !!!!

Hugs

Annie x

Heres Mine:

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/time-travellers.html

Annie said...

Fabulous tag Hels. I so love that song..one of my favourites as I was a HUGE Motown fan.

Delighted to play along this week with my new stamps and die by none other than Lord Tim of course !!!!

Hugs

Annie x

Heres Mine:

http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/time-travellers.html

I Don't Do Straight said...

Gorgeous tag and a great challenge. Please check out my entry here - http://idontdostraight.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/anything-but-card.html

Fandhmum said...

Lovely tag, I especially like the background -gorgeous
Rosie x

Gerrina said...

I just love this tag! The flowers are beautiful. And a fine theme fir the Sundy Stampers1 This is my entry: http://gerrinascreatievewereld.blogspot.nl/2013/03/la-vie-en-rose.html
Have a good day, hugs, Gerrina

Merethe said...

Beatiful tag.
HERE is my entry.

Julie Short said...

What a funky tag you made Hels. Love the handcrafted feeling of the stamp.My contribution is a quick one today. http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/i-like-picket-fence.html

Claire said...

Hi Hels, love your tag this week - the pink flowers are lovely and very solid looking - if that doesn't make them sound a bit weird! Anyhow here is my entry for the Sunday Stamper this week: http://clairescraftymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mothers-day-card.html
Thanks! Claire x

Anita Houston said...

What a beauty with these enameled looking pink flowers! So cool! The background is just wonderful as well, very artsy! COOL tag Hels!

Here is mine:
http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-whole-lotta-green.html

Elaine said...

A great tag with beautiful flowers. Don't usually like pink but it looks good here. I've had a play with some new stamps:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/spring-foliage.html

House of Bears said...

This is really lovely. Here is our little entry
http://thehouseofbears.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/and-third-challenge.html

Lisette Baker said...

A stunning tag and love the pink flowers.Not at all simple - that background is fab. Mine feels a bit of a cheat this week, but I do plan on a return visit!
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=3368

Susan Dube said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors and papers. I played along and you can find my project here:

http://stampingtink.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-throwdown-challenge-sponsored.html

Thanks for the opportunity to play along!

Susan

Miriam said...

Gorgeous creation.

Here is mine:

http://miriamgrazier.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sunday-stamper-week-248-you-make-me.html

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels! I realise I have a lot of virgin stamps, which is very naughty of me! I had a go with some of my Wendy stamps, but I may well do something else, if I am allowed to enter more than once!! Shadow box posted here:

http://brightshinysparklycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/

TTFN!

Abi said...

I love your tag!! I'm personally not too good at the inky free for all stuff, every now & again I go for it but in the meantime I thought I'd join in with a very CAS creation as I've just brought a huge amount of new stash on my holidays, I do believe in supporting the local economy ;-)

http://wheresmytable.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/its-your-love-it-just-does-something-to.html

Have a great day xx

Donna Ellis said...

A wonderful design with those gorgeous pink flowers! I have never heard the word "yonks" before so it totally grabbed my attention... and of course, I was able to utilize FOUR (not used for yonks) brand new products! LOL Thanks for inspiring me with your delightful challenge. I have made a "different for me" project and it is uploaded at my blog here:
http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/2013/03/just-dreamin-and-blog-candy.html

Thanks again! hugs, de

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EmmiLu said...

Hi Hels,

Love the tag... as always and, well, I do love pink!!

My little painty things are here

http://emmiluandkorrytoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sunday-stamper-week-248-you-make-me.html

hope you like them, EmmiLu

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sunday-stamper-week-248-wednesday-13th.html

rachel said...

here's mine Hels - plus a bonus one for good measure! http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tag-time.html

Joanne said...

I've had a go this week Hels here:
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/hels-sunday-stamper-challenge-use-new.html
xx

Becky said...

What a gorgeous tag you have done Hels. Here is mine

http://www.becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/i-made-this-tag-for-challenge-at-sunday.html

Sonia said...

http://passionidicarta-sonia.blogspot.it/2013/03/forever-friends-dt-cards.html

rae d said...

Thought it was about time I joined in again .... and this is as good as any I lurve your tag hon and have OOOOOODLES of new stuff to play with this month. Here is my linky thing (I hope)!!! http://fairefoxes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/its-new-dawn-its-new-day.html

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! A little bit earlier this week! Those flowers look amazing! My entry is here
http://pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/two-hoots-and-box.html
Brilliant stuff today btw!! Chrisx

lalkygirl said...

stunning tag hels
here is my entry for the new stash challenge

http://lalkygirl-my-creative-place.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-little-girly-steampunk.html

tracey x

Fliss said...

What a gorgeously feminine creation Hels. So pretty and chintzy.
I've snuck here with what's actually a DT creation and hope this is OK - I get so little time for other creating at the mo!
You'll find it at
http://stamperschef.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/feelin-groovy-for-thats-crafty.html
Thanks!
Fliss xx

Barb Cady said...

Enjoyed using my my new stash Hels, thanks for the challenge! You can see my contribution here:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sundays-stampers-you-make-me-feel-brand.html

Love and hugs, Barb xx

Lisette Baker said...

Still loving the fab flowers.I squeezed in a couple of extra projects with a bit more stamping this time!
http://mrsbeez.com/?p=3415

Stamping in Pink said...

Happy dance, happy dance lol! I made it this week yay! My very simple creation is here:

http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/shhhush-dont-tell-its-first-time-ive.html

Have a lovely weekend ! Karen x

Buttons said...

Bringing up the rear as ever (I should audition for the back end of a pantomime cow!!!) with my entry for this week's challenge;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/trying-it-out-fast.html
Hope Snazzy's is a blast. Hugs, Jenny x

Lizzy said...

Hi Hels, thought I would share my altered bird box with you, link is http://lizzydoodles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/altered-bird-box.html

I used a crafts too vine corner as a brand new item, although it's a bit lost on the background papers! love all you stuff, and your guest appearances on C&C are a breath of fresh air! xx

BarbaraW said...

Hels, your blog posts bring sunshine even when the weather outside is less than perfect. Here's my card: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2013/03/letters.html

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