Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 260 - I Dreamed A Dream

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  WOW! Thanks for all the great comments and fabby entries for last weeks challenge.  I will do all the winnery bit in a mo... but first... this weeks new theme... which is... DREAM.  To join in is very simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping.  Pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/picassa/web-photo-hosty thing, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name on your photo) or via email (simply send me an email with a photo and a brief "how you made it")   The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday June 8th 2013.   
 

 


I had a whopping 218 entries for the giveaway... so, to be fair, I allocated a number in chronological order to each comment in time/date order they had been made and anyone who also entered the challenge had their numbers added in the same way too.  And, all in all, 218 entries, which was fed into Random.org... and it chose number 111 ...which tallies with the comment/entry left by JANET from Dash-Paw Blog.  CONGRATS to Janet, please can you email me and I will pass on the deets on how to claim your prize!


On with this weeks entry!  So, as you know, I do love a spot of paper blocking... and I also loves a lot of those gorgeous new Tim Holtz French Industrial papers.. ohlalaaa (hey, I went all Francais then!) they are beautiful... I actually love the "backs" of the papers as much as the front, the patterns are a delight to see.  Anyways, being as I am a bit of a demon for papers, I bought two pads in one go (I know, GreedyBomBeady is my middle name)... so I didn't feel quite so guilty for cutting into the pad.



The canvas is my fave size to work with at the moment... 6" x 4" deep edge so I can get my two tone painty thing going on.  The papers were layered up, I gave them a light wash with cream paint and then a seal coat of Glue & Seal and then set about embellishing.



I made a rose from the Tattered Florals die (big flower) and used Fired Brick DI to make a little pop of red on the creamy brown base.  And went all out, gluing on embellies and generally having a ball... til I realised... erm... I didn't do any stamping!  WHOOPSIEDAISY!!!      I overcame that with some tissue stamping and a gorgeous Studio 490 script background stamp and some collaging with Glue & Seal... ok, so the stamping in minimal... but... well, I have had a busy week and I am ever so slightly dim... you gotta feel sorry for me lol 


And... another reason to shower me with sympathy is that... I have the mother of all sore throats... and I am getting every so slightly (ok, very...) worried... being as I have telly shows tomorrow and all that... and the old voice is kind of necessary.  I just hope I don't lose it (my voice, the plot was lost a long time ago lol) I don't think Grim would be very upset if my voice went, poor bloke would get a bit of peace... So, I shall be gargling TCP (no, I won't, I hate that stuff...) but I will be making sure I am all Tune'd up... I am keeping my inky fingers X'd that this is just a 24 hour thing and I don't start to feel rubbish too... cos at the moment, I wouldn't say I am ill... just a bit jaded.  Hey ho!  That is life!  Right, I shall away... samples and demo's to get prepped and sorted and of course, as ever, the Battle of the Fingernail will be taking place later when I try and get them from ink covered back to normal looking again!   Thanks for looking, have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

46 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Hels! I love those beautiful papers and your pretty embellishments! You are such an enabler! Thanks for another fun challenge!

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love this art work. X

carol e said...

Hi Hels lovely project, very pretty. Hope you are feeling better soon especially by tomorrow. Cograts to Janet for winning goodies

Helen said...

I love those chunky canvases.... this is a stunner! Hope your throat is ok..

Janet said...

Hi Hels,
I'm so pleased to have won all the Range goodies, Thank you so much

Janet x

Redanne said...

Well done to Janet on her win. Love your canvas, you do paper blocking so very well! Hope your sore throat clears by tomorrow, I would hate to miss your dulcet tones.... Hugs, Anne x

Joanne K said...

hi Hels, gorgeous canvas. Love everything about it. Hope you feel better soon and looking forward to tomorrows shows. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne said...

Congrats to Janet. this is another of those paper blocking marvels that has me scratching my head - no I don't have fleas!!!LOL - it's fab. I just an never get the bits to look anything other than - bits. Keep trying girl.
Can't wait for tomorrow's shows and the best bit now is, I can set hubby's Yourview box to record whilst I'm out by using my phone. Whoopee!
xx

nattyboots said...

You never fail to inspire ,your work is awesome .

Elaine H X

nannapat said...

Beautiful art work Hels. I'm looking forward to your shows tomorrow - hope your throat is better by then. Pat x

rachel said...

well done to Janet - and your canvas is amazing Hels - funny that you almost forgot to do the stamping!!! Lol! Hugs xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, beautiful canvas and layout, love the colours. Hope your voice ok for tom, im looking forward to your amazing demo's. Emma

Carole Z said...

Stunning canvas Hels, congrats to Janet, you lucky lady! Carole Z X

Aquarius said...

You just keep on producing more and more scrumptious things - love this piece. Sorry to hear about the throat and hope all is OK for tomorrow - keeping fingers crossed for you.

Gail said...

Another fabby project - luv it xx GailT xx

craftypam60 said...

Stunning!!

Janet said...

Hi back again, my DREAM tag is on
my blog
dash-paw.blogspot.com
I must really learn how to link with the word HERE lol

Janet x

brenda said...

Fabulous texture and just my sort of colours, love it Hels.

Not sure if this one fits the bill, but I find this particular lady a real dreamer in her boat: http://stamping-fantasies.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-lady-of-shalott.html

B x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous Hels I love the huge flower. Well done Janet, great stash of goodies! Elizabeth xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations to Janet and a fabulous work of art again! I will be glued to the telly tomorrow to see this new product. Good luck but I am sure you wont need it.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Mooffie said...

Not going to be able to watch tomorrow, so will record. Mean trick teasing and tempting us all! Here's my entry for the Sunday challenge:

http://brightshinysparklycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/follow-dream-hels-sunday-stamper.html

Hope the throat holds up! TTFN Fred


Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Janet! Love your canvas - gorgeous! I hope your throat gets better soon. Am looking forward to your shows tomorrow! xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Congratulations to the lucky Janet.
I adore your canvas, the beautiful papers, the colours, the gorgeous flower and all the lush embellies. I love it.
I truly hope you are feeling much better tomorrow, that's me being selfish ha ha. Looking forward to your shows.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels ... Gorgeous canvas I love it. The embellishments are lovely.
Hope your throat is better for tomorrow. I look forward to seeing the recordings ... I am working tomorrow Boo Hoo...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels once again this canvas is stunning, love it. I know what you mean about your papers, two packs are a must! I'm loving all the embellishments too. You need to drink honey and lemon for your throaty thingy you got going on, it will help. Really looking forward to tomorrows shows. Take care hugs Debbie Ravenhill xx

KimzKrafts said...

Looking forward to seeing the show today! Hope your throat holds out!! Here is my offering for this weeks challenge.

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/spots-n-dots.html

Tracy Heaton said...

Lovely project Hels.
Here's my entry
http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/so-inspired.html

Crafty Humphreys said...

Bit spooky this as my latest blog post was to a card entitled Dream!!! Hope you like it - would love to win as it's my birthday today!!! Suz xxxx
I'm not sure if this is how to tag a post to my main blog but here goes: http://craftyhumphreys.blogspot.co.uk/ if not my FB page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=251340031675927&set=a.135238309952767.32272.100003997957188&type=1&theater

Julie Short said...

Hels your lovely piece reignited my dream and had my pulling out photos and desperately resisting booking a ticket.
Here's my contribution and I hope you got through your TV presentations with out croaking???
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/to-quilt-or-not-to-quilt.html
Cheers from chilly Aus.

Julie Short said...

Your lovely piece Hels had me dreaming of Britain and pulling out the photos. Now I am resisting the desire to book a trip.
Here's my contribution and I hope you got through the TV presentation without croaking!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Thank you for the fab inspiration and challenge Hels! Here's my take:
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2013/06/memory.html

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous Hels and you do make bootiful flowers! Here's my entry
http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/sunday-stamper-260-i-dreamed-dream.html

Elizabeth x

Buttons said...

Love your paper pieced canvases Hels and this is no exception. You were an absolute star on the tellybox and I agree with you - a two hour slot is definitely required.
Here's my dream destination for you;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/san-marco-in-sun.html
Hugs, Jenny x

Jackie C said...

http://getthejclook.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/oh-to-be-young-againmid-challenge.html

Carole Z said...

Here's mine for this week Hels, just a quick tag I'm afraid- been a busy gal! Carole Z XX
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/sunday-stampers-week-260-dream-thursday.html

Vicky Castle said...

Hi Hels, loved the new texture paste demos, here is my entry for the sunday stampers. Great blog as usual how do you
manage to keep it up all the time.
regards Jane C
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.464699996938791.1073741827.377921828949942&type=1&l=923308c934

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Hels, I hope your poorly throat is feeling better - I recommend gargling with soluble asprin - works a treat. Sorry it has been so long since I last joined in with one of your challenges, but judging from the number of entries last week I don't think I'll have been missed! Here's my entry - I went a bit stamping mad! Hugs MMx http://maisiemoonshines.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/sunday-stampers-challenge-260-and.html

Becky said...

Great project Hels I love seeing what you do here is mine
http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/dream.html

Sandra Castle said...

Sid says 'meep meep' to Alfie! Loved your demo's on C&C this week! loads of things I want to try. I have another cardboard box . Hmm. Even the new one is all a quiver! Hope you feel better soon. Sending our love, Sand and Sid xxx

Sandra Castle said...

Oops! Forgot to say here is my Sunday Stamper challenge for this week:

http://sandcastle-sandcastlesintheair.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/just-quickie.html

Jane Thorn said...

Another stunning project Hels. Love the subtle colour scheme. I hope your throat is feeling better

Heidi said...

Cool canvas Hels, you just keep on bringing it! lol. Here's my entry for this weeks challenge. Bit kooky but hope you like it.
http://beneaththelilypad.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/sunday-stamper-challenge-this-weeks.html

rachel said...

here's my tag for this week http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/dream-time.html hope you're having a fun day xx

Emma said...

This week I has mostly been cutting and gluing! Here's my offering
http://theaddictedinker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/this-week-was-bought-to-you-by-glue-n.html

Lisette Baker said...

Lovely piece, so love the paper blocking and that gold bird. A bit late this week, but at least I have now broken out all the lovely Creative Expressions supplies!

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1f7

Denise Stocker said...

hi there Hels - love your stuff
here is the link to my entry www.artandcraftandstuff.blogspot.co.uk

love d X

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