Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 316 - Everyday I Write The Book

Goooodly Morning 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 weeks challenge is a little different, something to get your creative juices flowing.  The theme is BOOKS.  You can interpret the challenge how you like: make a little mini book as I have done, cover an old book, use up book pages, alter a book.. the choice, it be yours!  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 *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!*  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 19th July 2014.

excuse colours - the photo's just will not do them justice!
 I am not going to waffle on for yonks about how I maded my entry this week because it is actually my class sample for the Birds in the Barn Craft Fest that I am teaching at today in Essex, so it wouldn't be fair on the ladies joining me to play to tell you all about how I did this.   I will, however, tell you about the goodies I used!



I know I mention her frequently on this 'ere blog but there be a goodly reason for that... firstly she is my BFF and secondly, she is my American sister (we discovered we have *too much* in common to NOT be related... IYKWIM)   Introducing (yes, again) the wonder that is Ellen Vargo... and her gorgeous stamps that are made by Paper Artsy.



Fans of Ellen will have already seen her venture into the world of video tut's... and please do CHECK OUT HER BLOG to see more hints, tips, tuts and general paintyness as she rocks her new stamps.  Along with Ellen's stamps, I used Fresco Paints... the colours are Vanilla, Paprika, Butternut, London Bus, Claret and Blood Orange with a smidge of Snowcap mixed into the Vanilla for stampings.



The rose is watercolour paper and I coloured this with Vanilla/Snowcap mix of paint and then overstamped with Claret/Blood Orange mix using Ellen's ickle dotty stamp... die cut using Tim's Tattered Florals and assembled as per the tutorial I did HERE (check it out, it is indepth :O)  


There also be a Grungepaper strap with a 7Gypsies buckle that I used Little Black Dress on to age it up... the colours on the GP are Mocha Mousse and Chocolate Pudding (seriously, those names are making me huuungry!)  and I just scuffed the edges of it to make it a little shabby.


Anyways... that's all from me for today.   Apologies for the dearth of projects over the last few weeks... I have been beavering away in the Room of Stash designing some new class projects and also - don't tell anyone will you - I have been faffing around in the garden too.  I know, I promised garden pics yonks ago... I promise again, they will be this week!   Thanks for looking, have a grand day!  TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Great project, love it all : ) Take care.

Bonnie McLain said...

I love this little book Hels... and I think you had messy hands like I did.. except mine was most likely over a longer time frame... but I had fun... I love your PINK polka dotted ROSE... and the designs all over the covers... very nice... love it all...

Well I have to be honest... this book I just finished yesterday and didn't know that your theme this week was going to be books... but I haven't totally finished this... as I want to put a balloon on a piece of wire to stand up for this book... as it is a birthday book... I had fun and thanks for the challenge...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

You can go here to see it...

http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2014/07/sunday-stamper-birthday-book.html

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This project is fabulous, Ellen's stamps look fantastic, I must check out her Blog for her hints and tips.
Have a good workshop with all those lucky peeps.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous book, hope the ladies all have fun today (I know they will!) Looking forward to the garden photos.. I took 300 yesterday at Hampton Court!!

Redanne said...

Oh I bet your ladies are going to enjoy making one of these beauties! I love the warm colours you have used and your rose, as ever, is just stunning! Looking forward to the garden pics... Hugs, Anne xx

janna'scraftingattic said...

I am still on hols in Cornwall & while himself is taking ages to get ready & as usual I am raring to go. But he gets annoyed if I plan too much , so I plan in secret and sneakily get to where I want to go :-) so whilst 'not' drumming my fingers !' I read your Sunday stamper blog.
Love your little book, very very cute & I love anything red & also paperartsy x will participate when I get home to my craft room x

ElizabethR said...

That's a fabulous project, I do swear that I will do my bestest to join in with this one, I've been awol far too long :( hangs head in shame Elizabeth xxx

ElizabethR said...

A little recycling from me, hope that was ok hun?
http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sunday-stampers-316-everyday-i-write.html
Elizabeth xxx

Claudine Criner said...

This is beautiful Hels, love the vibrant color and everything about this.

rachel said...

stunning project Hels - the colours are right up my alley - love it. Will try to join in .... but not sure if I can make anything bookish this week - we'll see xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous mini book Hels, sorry I didn't get anything in last week for SS, it was one of those weeks again..will try and do better, lol Hugs Carole Z X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this is a fantastic little book. I love the things that you create. I'm so sorry that I don't have time to join in the challenges at the moment. I'm sure I will get time soon enough. Hugs Jackie

Kate said...

Lovely book Hels. Serendipity, your theme this week is just right for the card I've blogged today. http://noseycritters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/now-we-are-six.html

~Kate~

Becky said...

Love your little book.I have missed a few weeks of these challenges and have missed it.xx Here is my book.

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/journal-cover.html

Lisette Baker said...

Love this especially the flower - I want a dress covered with these. That dot stamp is fabulous and I certainly need anything that has the name "blood orange" - yum! Hope you're soon better and here's what I've been up to:

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

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Hels! Love the beautiful background and blossom! Thanks for another fun challenge! Here's the link to my petite mini album :)
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2014/07/live-laugh-love-blessed.html

janna'scraftingattic said...

Here I go again , Mrs last minute .com :-)

Here is my little mini book project, must add the final pages too , eventually !

http://janna-scrappingintheattic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/a-mini-book-hels-sunday-stamper.html

Claire Spielman said...

What a delightful blog you have! I created a Flip Book and you can see one of the stamps I used "Everyday is an adventure". There are others in the book, but I didn't photograph ALL the pages. Enjoy and thanks for the challenge.
Creative Wishes
Claire S
http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/2014/07/create-flip-book.html

Carole Z said...

Here's mine for this week Hels, hugs Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sunday-stampers-week-316-friday-18th.html

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