Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 302 - Mother Nature's Son

Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  A big thank you to everyone who entered into last week's challenge.   The theme is NATURE.  You can interpret the theme in many ways: nature's colours, insect, animals, plants... the list is endless!  *and yes, I have had this theme before... and yes, it was the same song title - this doesn't happen oft unless it is a particular fave theme and song!*    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 me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry and I will hop on over to visit. If you don't have a blog, you can email me your entry by attaching a small res. pic or alternatively, you can join in via Facebook - simply tag my name.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 12th April 2014


 My entry this week is all about nature.  Starting with the beautiful new Wallflower papers from Tim Holtz.  I have always loved the designs that Tim puts into his paper stacks... but this one, well, it surpasses all the others (and that is saying a lot from me, the self-confessed Crowded Attic freak!)   These papers are absolutely stunning... I highly recommend you save up some pennies and buy a pad for yourself... you won't be disappointed :O)   So, armed with these delish new papers, I set about making something naturified *uh-oh, new word alert!*   I started out with a rectangle Studio 490 Art Part frame, covering the frame with the papers and then making a little piece to go in the middle, adding some torn bits to create a bit of texture and then popping a couple of Tim's Layering Stencils over and blending Distress Inks over them.  I used Doily and Bubble Wrap stencils with Forest Moss and Walnut Stain DI.  I cut some more paper and stamped the sentiment (from Tim's Stuff to Say) and added some little dots from the Dot Fade Stencil, again using Forest Moss.



The flowers are Tim's papers stuck onto Clearly For Art Blackout modelling film (used Glue & Seal to stick them down)  The stamps are Tattered Flowers by Heartfelt Creations, stamped in black Archival, cut out, inked with Faded Jeans and Victorian Velvet DI's and then heated up from the blackout side and moulded into shape whilst warm.. I love Clearly for Art... did I ever mention that???   The leaves are cut from Kraft Core-Dinations using Tim's new Spring Greenery die... those ivy leaves are fab aren't they?   I added some embellies (don't I always!) the butterfly and sprig are from the new Adornments Idea-ology *swoon* which I painted Distress Paint (Victorian Velvet and Tumbled Glass) onto, dabbed off the excess and then buffed up a bit.  The ickle heart is a Heart Charm (Idea-ology) and I used a Remnant Rub to add my own little piccie to it and the buttons and pearl spray are new Creative Expressions goodies.    I am a bit cross with meself though!  I had planned to make this little frame into a hanging... but I am thick (and forgetful) and didn't punch holes in the Art Part before I assembled it... so I am planning on getting some mini bulldog clips, chucking them in a baggie with some Rust Alcohol Ink and then once they are covered, tying them with string.   I didn't do that yet though because I am out of time for faffing...




Speaking of out of time... tis now time for me to get myself to my bed... I am scheduling this post to publish as I needs to be up early in the morning, which, by now, is today... so actually I am probably already up and about and off on my way to Telford to Crafty Bunch to do an Indigo Blu card making class with Pauline Wheeler, tis going to be a grand day!   Hope you have a great day too... thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x

46 comments:

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels this is so beautiful, so much going on and so many techniques.Just like nature it all blends so well, thank you for sharing all the different techniques. Thank you also for the great tip about the bulldog clips, what a fab idea. Take care x

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. What a beautiful piece :) Love those papers, and the ivy leaves are gorgeous. Lovely! Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this is gorgeous there is so much to draw the eye. I love the theme too I am hoping to have a go later in the week. Enjoy your day. Love Jackie

rachel said...

this is wonderful Hels - I just adore that flower stamp and those papers look lush. I hope you have a great day! Hugs rachel xx

Ruth said...

Wonderful colours and love all the embellies, so much detail, love it.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Hels, love the sentiment . I hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work nd a lovely theme!

Joanne said...

This is beautiful Hels absolutely beautiful
Xx

Chris Kelly said...

Quite beautiful Hels. Enjoy your day . Sorry I didn't complete my entry for last week ( family crisis ) but I am ready to go with this weeks challenge. A lovely subject.
Crafty hugs
Chris K xxx

Jane said...

Hi Hels this is just gorgeous, the spring weather and new growth is so inspiring isn't it. My tag is what I came up with with http://jane-janesjournal.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-beautiful-day-dont-let-it-get-away.htmllst sitting outside ;0)Hugs x

Doreen said...

Just love your gorgeous project Hels...You can find mine here.
http://www.doreensdream.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-jofy-wall-hanging.html

Rita said...

This is just so stunning Hels. The colours are amazing. Enjoy your day at Telford. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, A really beautiful frame, lovely colours and gorgeous flowers and embellies.
Hope your class went well today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Vanessa said...

Hi

great project as always. You always inspire me to do something other than cards, and I am having a great time doing different things. This weeks offering is a 3 piece wall hanging.
Off to look at everyone elses pieces of art

Vanessa

Carole Z said...

Beautiful, I took ages looking at this to take it all in...fab! Carole Z xx

nwilliams6 said...

Great colors and flowers and they are really great with that super sentiment. Gorgeous work!

rachel said...

Hiya Hels - here's two cards for my first entry! Big Hugs rachel xxhttp://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/spring-colours-at-lavinia-and-spring.html

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Hels - here is my entry :http://kiwimeskreations.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinpricked-butterfly.html

catherine said...

This is fabulous Hels and such gorgeous colours. here is my entry for your challenge this week:
http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/vintage-easter-greetings.html
x catherine

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous, love the colours :-)
Here is my nature project :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/butterfly-wicker-heart-home-decor.html
Elaine-xxx-

Lisa Winnard said...

Gorgeous Hels.
Here's my entry.
http://lisalisamakes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/follow-your-dreams.html

Debbie Frost said...

What a stunning piece just love the colours & I need those papers!!

Tracey said...

Wow! This is stunning Hels, I love the colours :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Jan Sharp said...

Beautiful piece Hels. Great theme for challenge too. Thank you, Jan

Joanne K said...

Good evening Hels, love this piece of artwork. Looking forward to tomorrows shows. Have fun. Kind regards Joanne K x

sue :) said...

Super colours, lovely piece of work, really encourages me to try new colour schemes. http://artycreationinspiration.blogspot.co.uk

Irish Cherokee said...

Gorgeous work.

Bryan Evans said...

Hi Hels, Hope your week is going well so far. Fantastic work, i have made a little creation on my blog
http://geezercrafter.blogspot.com

annekescardart said...

Beautiful ART WORK. Love the way you made the flowers. Beautiful colors Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

craftylyn said...

Hi Hels, What a fab piece, just beautiful. I was inspired to 'have a go' Oh well I try, (my husband says I'm very trying!).
sploginess.blogspot.com

Lyn

Jackie C said...

Here is mine
http://getthejclook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/mid-challenge-reminder-ds4j-challenge-89.html

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi I'm back again my first crafty day this Easter break. I have made a card using Sam Poole's lovely owl stamp. I hope it fits the bill for your theme. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie
http://tinyrosecr.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/owls-having-fun.html

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous as always. Love the colour combo used for the flowers. Sooo looking forward to Saturday - my Melt Pot is feeling under threat!

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2q9

Julie Odil said...

I made a card for DigiStamps4Joy using a bird. Check it out here: http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com/2014/04/just-little-note-for-digistamps4joy.html

Carole Z said...

Here's mine for this week Hels, Hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/if-you-go-down-in-woods-todaythursday.html

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels hope you are well just pooling back with this week's Sunday Challenge

Carol Edwards.blogspot.com
Xxx

clare oxenham said...

Hi Hels
Just wonderful sample ,am loving the new tim holtz papers,here's hoping you can find my piece.take care clare x

Lisette Baker said...

All packed and ready for AftH - you think I'm joking?!!!!

Last entry for this week and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2qf

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels. I love your piece and the theme is great. Here is my contribution from my sketch book this week. Have a good time on the tv later! X

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sunday-stampers-nature.html

Hugs, Barb x

Theresa Pace said...

love it. beautifully assembled. you are so good at stacking embellies. they always look so tasteful xx.
http:/
here is my link to my entry: /craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/happy-50th-birthday.html

rachel said...

here's another one lovely lady - have a great weekend xxhttp://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/favourite-techniques.html

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Ruth said...

Back to post my entry, link below

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sunday-stamper-challenge-302.html

EmmiLu said...

Hurrah! finally managed to finish one on time!! http://inhaleexploreinspire.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/hels-sunday-stamper-week-302-mother.html

Jenny Shepherd said...

Hi Hels, nearly didn't make it, here is my entry for this week
http://jensinkyadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-little-bird-told-me-it-was-spring.html thanks
Jen x

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