Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sunday Stampers - Red Red Wine - meets EVW 14

Morning. I am amazed to find that this is my 500th blog post!!!! So firstly let me say to you all - thank you for coming back (blogger permitting, lol!) and encouraging me to keep going.

So, down to business - I managed to make a piece for Hels' Sunday Stamper on the theme "red" that also fitted the latest EWV yahoo group challenge where Lori briefed us to use an atc sideways and a chipboard circle. (book one, page 26 if you have Wendy's's book)


I coloured the atc with fired brick, red barn and aged mahagony & walnut stain round the edges. I used one of my other (favourite) script stamps - this cursive alphabet by a Stamp in the Hand - on the atc. I painted the circle centre from one of my maya road scallop frames with white paint and then had huge trouble getting the red distress ink to adhere to it!! Painted the boarder silver and finished the atc with the grungepaper flowers / butterfly.
I had a sort out of my stamp drawers yesterday afternoon and whilst I will keep some of the pictures for WOYWW next week, here is a sneak peak of the start....

I admit, after I got the stamps out of the boxes that I wanted to reorganise, it looked a much harder task than I had envisaged.... still 3 hours later I had finished! I found all kinds of things I had forgotten - even though I have them all catalogued!  Come back Wednesday to see more...
**Edit** having published the post and linked it at Hels' I have spotted my deliberate error in the title - should of course be EWV not EVW... hey ho!

16 comments:

Kaz said...

Love the reds!! looks fabby!!
OMG Ive got stamp envy!! You are one lucky bunny, dont envy that task though xx

kazx

Carmen said...

Good grief Helen... I mean... whoah! Good luck with all that organising - am sat here supposed to be clearing my desk up too but got sidetracked by your tweet *g*

Happy 500th!

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey, that is one serious loveliness of stamps you have there... and catalogued too... very organised lol Fabby ATC, thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no - you reorganised while I was busy somewhere else - I so wouldn've come and er, 'heped'. Your collection is lovely. ANd hey, well done on 500 posts...that's you being one chatty woman!!

Marjie K said...

Great to-fer on your challenges... though the massive stamp reorganizing looks like the biggest challenge. It sure is fun to find things we've forgotten about.

Artyjen said...

Oh Lordy! You defo have more stamps than me!! HOL Catalogue your stamps? I think I need to start that task right now!
xoxo Sioux

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations on 500 posts. Love the ATC and the colours. Blimey what a lots of stamps, it must have taken you ages to sort and catalogue. xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

How organised are you cataloguing your stamps, can't wait to see the pics on Wednesday. Lovely creation, love the pop of red. Tracy x

Gillian said...

Stamp addict Helen lol, congrats on the 500th post and for also being so organised with you collection, great atc.

Netty said...

Wow thats a lot of posts Helen and even more stamps in your collection. Have never seen so many outside of a shop....lol... Brilliant. Annette

Lori said...

Great way to get a two-fer from one ATC! Love that scallop circle, and that red background is fabulous! Holy cow, did I see a FLOOR under there???? lol! Thanks for joining the MAC!

Neet said...

For a milnute I thought it was Wednesday - what a good job you are doing.
Fab atc too. Glad yu found time to make it amidst all the sortilng.

Spyder said...

I know, once you get things out they change, somehow, and they never go back in again! What a lot of stamps, maybe they've been multiplying! who knows what they get up to when we aren't looking!
(Lyn)

Angie said...

Love the ATC! Even better that it's a two-fer on the challenges! Good luck with the organizing...never my fave task, so better you than me, LOL.

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