Sunday, October 28, 2012

Autumn Inspiration by Hels Sheridan!

Hey there -
Hope your Sunday is restful and relaxing!  I'm excited to show you a gorgeous art piece today, made by Hels Sheridan!  I met Hels at Ranger U. and was lucky to sit next to her - with each technique we learned while we were there, her "practice pieces" astounded me!  Plus, she has a wonderful sense of humor : )

Without further adieu, here it is:



Here are the supplies she used:
"I used the Spool and smallest flower from the Art Part Sample pack, Distress Inks [Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Barn Door] and Stains in Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Barn Door.  Archivals in Olive, Sepia and Jet BlackStudio 490 stamps, Alterations Movers & Shapers: Tattered Leaves, Branch and added in some Idea-ology Memo Pins with Glossy Accent middles.  The little mice and pumpkins are made from modelling clay and distressed with Dabbers."



Wouldn't this look beautiful as a Thanksgiving centerpiece?  Or maybe a mantle or shelf decoration!


Thanks to Hels for such a beautiful piece of inspiration! For a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp, please be sure to join our following and comment on THIS POST as well as Hels blog!  The winner will be announced on Monday's blog. Good luck!

Hope you enjoy your day!
-Sarah
SarahN@SimonSaysStamp.com

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138 comments:

  1. Great project. I love how your blog always has something awesome to share. Off to visit Hel's blog now

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  2. I would love to see this on my buffet table for Thanksgiving. Beautiful textures and colors. thanks for the inspiration, and chance to win.

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  3. Whilst Thanksgiving is not a celebration practised here a beautiful piece like this of Hels would be wonderful eye candy anywhere.

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  4. Oh my goodness! That's one creative, clever and fun piece of artwork! Beautifully done!

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  5. Hels pieces are stunning and this is no exception! Trace x

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  6. oh wow this project looks so amazing i love the flower's and all the details on this one so much!!!

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  7. Hels always has such amazing projects!

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  8. Hels is the best. You won't meet a nicer, kinder or more talented lady anywhere! Fab work x

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  9. Hels always come up with something wonderful & I so love those pumpkins! Wish that this could sit on my table.
    Sally

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  10. Gorgeous artwork from Hels...inspiring as ever! x

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  11. Wow! Hels did an amazing job! I really love what she created! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win a $25 Gift Voucher!

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  12. WOW oh WOW, this piece is absolutely stunning Hels, I love everything about it, especially the tiny mouse and the pumpkins, the colours are fab-u-lous and the die-cuts are stunning. I want this very piece to sit on my dresser ha ha, I will have to try and re-create this masterpiece. Fantastic Hels.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  13. So pleased you have featured Hels on your blog. She is such a talented lady

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  14. Beautiful piece of art, nice to see something different from a card, love the mouse

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  15. Hels is very talented and great fun, I love to watch her demonstrate at craft shows here in England and of course follow her blog regularly. This centrepiece is gorgeous, I love the pumpkins and the mouse is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  16. Fantastic piece from Hels - her work is always amazing... I'm an avid follower already!
    Alison x

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  17. Hels at her very best. She is an outstanding crafter/teacher/presenter (and so much more besides) and such a lovely person too. Glad to see she is getting the recognition she so richly deserves. Hugs, Buttons x

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  18. Wow, what an eyecatcher....beautiful!
    xxx Margreet

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  19. Love it, especially that mouse! Yes, would make a great Thanksgiving centerpiece.
    Jean xx

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  20. Love the whole piece - but those gorgeous clay mushrooms and mouse really add something special

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  21. Well deserved - Hels is an inspiration to many of us.

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  22. WOW, this is amazing, such an eye to detail with the pumpkins, mushrooms and mouse, it would fit well on the selve in my farm house kitchen. Emma

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  23. Hi, Hels is such a telented lady. Lovely piece, the mouse is especially cute.

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  24. I love Hels work and am lucky enough to call her a friend. She has a great sense of humour x

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  25. This is so cool!! I look and try to do the challenge at Hel's as often as I can. So this sunday won't be any different! Since we have only one day, I'll be off and get inky! Greetings, Gerrina

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  26. this is amazing!!! love, love it...

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  27. What a beauty! Lovely Autumnal Decoration and that mouse peeking out is adorable.

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  28. Been to visit Hels already and loving this autumn piece! Mushrooms, toadstools and a cute little mouse, love it :)

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  29. Such an intricately detailed project!! Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win the $25 GC!!

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  30. Such an intricately detailed project!! Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win the $25 GC!!

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  31. Joan-Anne WeatherbeeOctober 28, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    A beautiful piece of art! Such inspiration. thanx for the chance to win.

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  32. WOW she sure did an awesome job here. I just love that little mouse, who´s peeking out there ha ha ha. Wonderful project.

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  33. WOW, thank you firstly to Sarah and Simon Says Stamp for asking me to feature here... am VERY honoured! And secondly to all you lovely peeps who have left such wonderful comments... I am smiling like a loon! x

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  34. Hel's artwork is amazing, love her clever use of Studio 490, this project would grace any home. Thanks for the generous chance to win $25. Good luck everyone.

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  35. Love this, but then all Hels does is fantastic! I do love those colours and the little harvest mouse is perfect! Chrisx

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  36. Congrats to THE Hels!
    this looks great. well done my friend!

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  37. Beautiful piece! Love the little mouse peeking out!

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  38. Great piece of srt! Love that mouse.

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  39. This is an awesome Fall centerpiece by my fav artist. Can't wait to make one too. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Bette

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  40. Love this whimsical Fall project! So creative! TFS! and thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Amazing creation! Thanks so much for sharing Hels' work!

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  42. What a beautiful centerpiece, so creative!

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  43. Gorgeous centerpiece!!! Love all the details!!

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  44. A beautiful centerpiece, so creatively done. Thanks for sharing her work!!!

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  45. Beautiful! Love the coloring on the leaves.
    LYnn

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  46. OH YES! this is a LOVELY centerpiece. So whimsical.
    Thanks for the eye candy this morning:)

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  47. This is really nice.Wish there was a video to show all the steps.

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  48. Hels always manages to capture the true essence of art using Studio 490 and Ranger products! I've been following her for awhile and have never been disappointed; she's a great source of inspiration for me.

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  49. Lovely! I'm hopping over to Hel's site right now...

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  50. Wow Hels piece is amazing! Her creativity is off the charts! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Stunning... this is great Hels... but then everything Hels does is just great...

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  52. Lovely fall colors in this creative piece! Love the cute mouse! I'm looking forward to checking out her blog!
    DeniseB

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  53. Wow! What a project. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. Wow is right. What a wonderful project. Love all that texture! Nicola x

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  55. This was a practice piece? The splendidly vibrant colors of Fall are amazing.

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  56. Fabulous project from Hel's (as always) She never ceases to amaze

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  57. This is a fab creation, perfect for this time of the year x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. How delightful, esp. the mouse.

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  59. I saw this on Hels' blog, and had to come over to see it in more detail! Wow, even better here. I didn't really get that it was so 3d! Lovely, as ever, Hels!

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  60. Bet this piece is even more amazing in person--suspect photos do not do it justice! Perfect for fall.

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  61. I just came from Hel's blog where she had me LOLing with her post. Her piece is just as enjoyable as she is. 'Specially that lil' mouse.

    Anni

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  62. Just bouncing in from Hels blog, been following her for ever! Now here I am and a new follower to your blog!!

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  63. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing with us today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend too.

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  64. Such a crative and imaginative soul you have. Terrific project! I am a follower.

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  65. What an outstanding piece of art work. Just love all the leaves and distressing. Would be beautiful as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

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  66. Awesome piece! Love that flower. Please pass on my congrats for fine work to Hels as i was unable to comment on her blog in that format

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  67. How lucky are we in the UK to have Hels??!! Totally gorgeous piece with stunning colour and just love the mouse and the little pumpkins.
    Juliax

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  68. AWESOME!! I LOVE your Creative scene!! Those flowers are so neat!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  69. This is fabulous, so cute
    hugs Mandy xx

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  70. Wowwwwwwwwwwww this is really great
    love it.
    Greetings Janny

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  71. Yes, this would be great to use for a centerpiece. Such detail.
    really beautiful.

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  72. Hels is a truly talented and inspirational lady and this piece is just stunning, love the little mouse and pumpkins - so cute! A x

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  73. Beautiful!!! Love the rich colours!!!

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  74. Beyond my imagination! pretty inspiring!

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  75. Oh my goodness! This is adorable and amazing! What a talented lady is Hels!!!! So glad I could see this!

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  76. Really beaultiful autumn decoration. Love the little mouse. Iris

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  77. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.IT really does make us look at our crafty stash in a different way and wonder what pieces of artwork are lurking within.....hopefully something as amazeballs as yours Hels.

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  78. Thanks for introducing me to Hels. I love the whimsy in her work. I'm adding her to my reader, and I'm already a follower.

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  79. Great project by Hels as always!! Love this one - the little mouse is the perfect finishing touch! Claire x

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  80. This is a beautiful piece, I love the earthiness that emanates from it.

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  81. What a beautiful piece....love that little mouse and the polka dot mushrooms.

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  82. WOW! People that can make things like this amaze me! Love the pattern on the flower, and the mushrooms, pumpkin and mouse are ADORABLE!!!!

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  83. That would look fabulous on my table! Lovely job!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  84. So beautiful, and such a surprise when I got to the bottom and saw the little mouse. Love it!

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  85. Such a beautiful project. Love the mouse and the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Such a beautiful project. Love the mouse and the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Great piece from Hels. That mouse is soo cute and the whole piece is wonderful. Well done Hels. x

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  88. How utterly inventive, creative and stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  89. Oh my --this is so awesome--love the little mice and pumpkins.

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  90. Really great project! I love the little mice and the mushrooms. And how the vine flows downwards. I have seen her work through her blog over the years and you are right, she is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  91. Love this project. So cute and so fall!

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  92. Amazing project! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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  93. What a fun decoration, from the paper crafted parts to the clay mice and pumpkins. I can't wait to go over to Hels blog and see what else is going on there. I'm already a follower here, thanks for a chance to win.

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  94. What a great project! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. What a beautiful decoration from Hels. I loved looking though her blog also.
    Very creative.
    Linda T

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  96. What an awesome creation! The mice are so cute!

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  97. I can't stop looking at it! It's a show stopper! Love it!

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  98. What a great project! Very fall and who doesn't love the mouse.

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  99. Now that is quite the project! I gotta love anything with such a long supplies list.

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  100. Wow! So many careful details. It must have taken DAYS to make this beautiful centerpiece. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  101. What a great piece! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafitng addiction!)

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  102. Wow...this is a great peice. Love the mice hiding here and there. Great creativity..

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  103. Would be a great centerpiece! Thanks for sharing.

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  104. I can't believe she made this piece with scrapbooking products. It is amazing!

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  105. Wow - this is amazing...I can't begin to figure out how she created something like this, video would be amazing I'm sure. From her blog adn this piece Hels must be exceptionally creative - thanks for sharing her work!

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  106. It is amazing !!!! I so love this !!

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  107. WOW and THRICE again!!! Thank you all for your lovely comments.... I am totes overwhelmed!!! x

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  108. Absolutely gorgeous piece of artwork - as usual!!

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  109. It's fabulous Hels!!! Love the flower Art Part base! It's a scene from Alice in Wonderful Autumn Land!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!

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  110. Beautiful fall creations...thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. This is simply a gorgeous piece! Beautiful job!

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  112. that little mice are adorable!

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  113. Absolutely stunning!! I love the colours & I'm delighted you have featured Hels as is a real inspiration & really talented designer!!
    Love the wee mousie too :D

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  114. This is so beautiful, i love the mouse and pumpkins!!

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  115. Fabulous decorative piece and I would recognise Hels' style anywhere. Love the attention to detail and those pumpkins and mouse are really sweet.


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  116. Wow, what a stunning piece of art. Hels always gives 100% no matter what she is doing. To put this to-gether must have taken a lot of patience too. Well Done. Hels. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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