Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 282 - 99 Red Balloons

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Big hoooge thanks for all the gorgeous dimensional delights entered for last weeks challenge.  This week is a nice easy  theme... can you guess by the song title *which, btw, has been twinkling around my head all week!*  Oh yesh, this week the theme is.... RED.   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, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can pop and see you.  If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via Facebook (simply tag my name in your upload) or via email by attaching a small size pic (my email addy is over there *click on the pic of me*)   The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 16th November 2013. 


I can't believe that I haven't blogged for a week!  Where does the time go huh?  I have been busy this past week planning new classes for 2014 and I took a little trip to the NEC on Thursday and managed to grab a few new stashly goodies :O))   One of the things I have been after for a while is the new Merriment Paper Stash from the one and only Duke of Distress.  I love the colour palette and I love love love the patterns and designs.  So, being as I was all angelic yesterday and cleaned and tidied the Room of Stash, I figured I would give myself a little play time!


I covered a Size 8 tag with the papers and then dulled down the pattern ever so slightly by lightly dragging Antique Linen Distress Paint over the top.  A zap with a heat tool to dry the paint and then I blended Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Inks over the top and then spritzed with water for a shabby effect.  Of course, I needed some stamping so I used the gorgeous (and my new FAVE!) Watering Can Archival (the new Wendy Vecchi Signature Designer inks from Ranger) and lightly stamped a music score; I wanted a patchy "in the background" kind of effect for this bit of the stamping.  Next I used Jet Black Archival and stamped the flourish... and then set about making the embellies.


I used more of the Merriment papers to cut three Snowflake rosettes (Tim's Sizzix dies) and once I had assembled them (and removed several layers of skin from my finger where I dipped it into hot glue... OUCH)  I lightly painted Glue & Seal over the snowflakes and then sprinkled Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the top.  A little Festive Foliage for the middle and voila, one snowyflakey embellie!   I added tinsel twine and AB gems to the bottom of the tag for a smidge more bling and a few more bits of Idea-ology and metal embellies to jazz up the tag a wee bit more.  Finally, I used a Sharpie Marker and ran it around the edge of the tag to give it a frame and a nice finish.


So, I must away... tis waaaay past my bedtime and I needs to be up early (uh-oh... I was going to say tomorrow, as even though it is now really Sunday, because I haven't been to bed yet it is still Saturday... which means that I should say today... but being as I have already been up today... eeeeek! I am so confooosing meself now!)  Anyways... up early as I am on Create & Craft at 12pm with a Melt Pot Tool Shed... and again at 7pm for an hour again with the Melt Pot.  Channel deets etc are over in the sidebar :O)  Hope you can join me!  All that is left to say is... Thanks for looking, have a grand day!  TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels gorgeous tag, love all the bits going on and that key embellishment is adorable. Didn't manage to do last weeks challenge unfortunately as blogger wasn't playing. Looking forward to CC today x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Loving your tag today, the colours are lovely and the snowflake rosettes are gorgeous.
Looking forward to your shows today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

As always, a gorgeous tag, love the snowflake! Looks like I may need that paper stack... Have a great couple of shows, I will try and catch you...

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, have super shows today - we will be watching or recording, depending what we're up to! Carole Z X

rachel said...

morning Hels - love this and loving the thought of creating something with red - perfect xx

Annie said...

Love your tag Hels and yep I am singing the song in my head.

Have fun

Annie x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Love the snowflake Hels! Here's my entry. Suz xxx
http://craftyhumphreys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/quick-jofey-christmas-card.html

Redanne said...

Gorgeous tag Hels! The shows today were fantastic. Love your hair. Hugs, Anne x

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, gorgeous tag and love the snowflakes you have done, have recorded your shows as we are just in
so I will be able to watch when I can get peace.
Nancyd xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Hels, great to see you at the NEC if only for a short time. I will be in touch.

Hugs
Linda xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is sooooo great! I love this tag and your details are just totally fabulous! Well done! Hugz!

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels back with my entry for this week
Carol Edwards.blogspot.com.

bye for nowx

Tonje said...

Here is my some what different card. I call it aggresic cardmaking.

http://snuppeline.blogspot.no/2013/11/aggresiv-cardmaking.html

janet said...

Oh Hels dear I STILL haven't found where the challenge entries are shown!! Otherwise I might be more inspired to send something in! PLEASE can you tell me in numpty-speak how to find them???
Big hug for a brilliant day of shows . Bea and I so enjoyed them.
Janet

janet said...

Oh Hels dear I STILL haven't found where the challenge entries are shown!! Otherwise I might be more inspired to send something in! PLEASE can you tell me in numpty-speak how to find them???
Big hug for a brilliant day of shows . Bea and I so enjoyed them.
Janet

Sue OConnell said...

Great tag this week. Here's my rendition:http://nwscrapbooking.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/chinese-whispers.html

Tonje said...

http://snuppeline.blogspot.no/2013/11/one-layer-card-and-tag.html

Here is my entry!

Lisette Baker said...

So glad you used Nena and NOT Chris de B for the red theme! Great tag, that key is fab as is all the sparkly stuff. What are the papers as they are gorgeous.

Here's what I did this week.

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

Buttons said...

Love, love, loving the bling on this tag Hels. I'm with you - can't live without Watering Can, the perfect colour. Here's my entry for the week; http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/getting-inky.html
Jenny xxx

rachel said...

http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/red-at-sunday-stamper.html Hi Hels - here's my sunday stamper this week - without proper stamping - whoops. Have a fab weekend xx

Carole Z said...

oops posted mine yesterday and forgot to pop over and link! Here 'tis Hels, hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/sunday-stamper-week-282-red-friday-15th.html

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels, sorry I'm late but here is my red contribution. I'm loving yours the snowflake is amazeballs as you would say!! Hope you are keeping well, love and hugs barb. x

My entry is here:
http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/here-i-go-again.html

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