Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 313 - Green Onions

Goooodly Afternoon Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thank you for all your fabby entries for last weeks challenge and it is lovely to see some new peeps joining in too.  This week is a another nice easy challenge... GREEN 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 link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you.   If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or by emailing a small res.pic to me.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 28th June 2014.




My entry this week has seen me return to my true love... oh yesh, it is all about Studio 490.  I make no secret of the fact that I am Wendy's #1 stalker erm, fan and I don't get enough time to really play with all my Studio 490 goodies.  So I treated meself to an evening of all things Wendy and had a total blast playing!   I used Wendy's technique for Archival Re-inkers, CLICK HERE for her fabby video.  I use Surgical Spirit, I think that is rubbing alcohol in the UK... it works anyways so I guess it is right (!)  I also use Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper.. this stuff is the bomb!  It has a coating on it but it isn't glossy... nor is it matte, more of a satin finish and it is perfect for Wendy's technique as the inkyness doesn't soak through the card and sits on top of it so you can move the inks about whilst they are still wet.   The Re-inkers I used are: Dandelion, Tree Branch, Fern Green & Leaf Green.




Once I had the inky background sorted, I set about layering on lots of different stencil images. Apart from the sentiment and flower cluster, everything on the creation has been stencilled.  I used lots of Wendy's stencils and the following Archival Inks:  Leaf Green, Tree Branch, Fern Green, Dandelio and Jet Black.  The butterfly is actually a stencil too, I just cut it out and bunged a little pearl onto the body.  I added Glossy accents to dots I added to the laurel wreath (used a Sharpie to add those) just to add a little extra texture to the background.  The base is a canvas board that I covered with hessian using Multi Medium to stick the hessian down and then colouring with Black Soot Distress Paint. I added the flowers, which are Kaisercraft ones, leaves from Tim's Garden Greens die and voila, finished!




I shall away!  It is Friday morning at the moment, which always confoooses me when I am actually pretending it is Sunday... I am away this weekend teaching at Pickwell Farm in Southampton... and I am reliably informed that the PYO strawbs are ready (cue Hels covered in strawberry juice) and there be cherries too... ohhlalalaaa.. I have already eaten several hundred weight of cherries already this year - must be a good season for them cos they are all delish!  Thanks for looking.. have a grand day!  TTFN


Hels x

28 comments:

Julie Short said...

The very modern feel you have to your piece today Hels is wonderful.The variation in shades enables the stencilling to really pop.
The red embellishments are of course the perfect colour choice!
I'm off to play with stencils and same technique today but before I zoom away here's my weekly offering
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/5-minutesi-dont-think-so.html

wendy vecchi said...

this is a beauty!

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh Hels... I love your piece... and I too had not read your b log, prior to making mine... and I used the same paper and also a Wendy Stamp... wow... funny huh??? Must be a special time in Wendy's life... I love your tag and love the colors and the splashes of RED... so very wild and pretty... I LOVE IT...

Well.. I went a little wild too... you can see it here..


http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/06/green-i-love-green-and-that-is-sunday.html

hope you all have a nice day over there... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous piece as always. I adore Wendy's products.. See you in a couple of hours, Px

Helen said...

love it as always, Hels! Hope you are enjoying Southampton - and the fruit. Cherries are very good for you too.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this tag is gorgeous the colours are Devine. I love looking at the things you make. I hope the workshops are going well. The strawberries there are fab we have sampled them. Make sure you take some home. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

rachel said...

gorgeous piece hels- I love the hessian - looks so cool - I promise I will join in this week - its been so hectic here - its still going to be hectic for a few weeks yet but I must get my bum in gear!!!! Hugs rachel x

Rita said...

Fabulous piece Hels. Loving Wendy too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Helen said...

Not much green but Limelight Fresco is green!!
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/pa-seth-inspired-challenge.html

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Hels, I love it, colours, stamping, flowers are gorgeous, I especially love the hanger !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, this is gorgeous! Sorry I didn't get anything made last week - time got away with me! Hugs Carole Z X

Theresa Pace said...

this is scrummy. love those greens going on xx

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Hels. Love the colours and those bright red flowers.
Here is my piece for your challenge this week
http://catherinessparemoment.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/journal-52-week-13.html
Thanks for another great challenge week
x catherine

Julie Short said...

Don't go looking for my post. I'm an idiot with too much on my plate.
I'll try to get back something green a little later on.

sam21ski said...

http://sam21ski.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/green-onions-stampotique.html

Thanks for looking - Sam xxx

Jane Castle said...

Love the background, colours are fab.Here's my entry for this weeks challenge, thanks for your continually brilliant blog, Jane x
http://castlekellycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/customised-ink-pads.html

Lisette Baker said...

I love the red flowers against the green of the background and those stamps are fabby - especially the stripes. That little cat is still taking me by surprise :)

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

Theresa Pace said...

hi Hels, i'm back with my link:
http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/21st-birthday.html

your creation is as always spectacular xx

Ruth said...

Lovely fresh feel to this and I loves the way you've turned the hessian background into a hanging panel. Beautiful! I missed last weeks challenge but here's my entry for this weeks.....Fab tune to have in your head btw..

http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/something-from-weekend.html

Suzanne Crowther said...

Oh Hel's love your tag the colour's are amazing

janna'scraftingattic said...

This is lovely Hels , really like the cute little hanger too.
I love green so was happily finding lots of green things !
Here is my entry for this week

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bF7ttmctmtg/U6wkX_DCx8I/AAAAAAAAEk4/rNKKbvvFTac/s1600/IMAGE_860.jpg

janna'scraftingattic said...

Errr um - tried to clever but couldn't get link to work :-(

janna-scrappingintheattic.blogspot.com

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's mine for this week..Hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/sunday-stampers-wk-313-friday-27th-june.html

Vanessa said...

Hi Hels

love your piece of art. I have emailed you my entry

Vanessa

BarbaraW said...

Your hanging is awesome. I love the colors, the background, the flowers, the sentiment...well, everything!
My card is here: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/06/friendship.html

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun loving your project really delicious here s the link to my Card thanks so much x
http://judithsadorablecreations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/completely-christmas-anything-goes.html

Lisette Baker said...

Hope you're having/have had a fabulous holiday. I made a couple of little pics of you playing in the sea :)
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-2GG

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