Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Ink...Splatter...Crackle...

...Eeeeeek, it is December 1st! Already! Where has this year got to? I was having a rummage in my box of made stuff the other day and found these two tags...they were supposed to be part of a set I was making...which I must have got bored of and waltzed off onto something else...like you do....well I do anyway!




The inky background was created but smudging some Adirondack Felt pads onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water and then picking up the excess with some scrap paper. What is then left are some little dots of more solid colour...which I then swooshed the tag straight through.




I used a heat gun to dry off the ink so it stayed quite colourful...I did find if I left it to air dry, the colours soaked in a bit and weren't so clear and crisp. The stamping is all done with a Ranger Archival black ink pad...and all the stamps are from the Tim Holtz range from Stampers Anonymous.




To glitz up the main images I used Rock Candy Cracklepaint on the birdy...and then once this was dried I rubbed in some Rock Candy Stickles...mmm...they don't show up too well on the photo...but...the Splattery Butterfly was totally covered with the Rock Candy Stickles and it shows up pretty well on the photo **Gasps all round...did Hels actually take a decent photo????** LOL




Thanks for looking...have a great day....tis nearly Christmas!!!

Hels x


{BTW...I am sooooo excited...a couple of cards I made using Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps from The Artistic Stamper have been published in this months Craft Stamper...and...there is even an extra bit on the Craft Stamper website too...**sooo exciting!!!**}

19 comments:

Shar said...

These are just too yummy! Even way over on this side of the ocean where it's still neverending November!

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Rachel said...

I too would like to greet you from November. And to say what lovely tags these are. Are you going to complete the set?

Jennie said...

Happy December! Cold here!
xx

Sandy said...

Wow your Tags rock.
Wonderful stamping. Love them.

Kinglake said...

Hi Hels your tag is fab and i must congratulate you on getting in the stamper again! well done xx jo xx

* Shaz * said...

fabulous tag Hels xx

Juls said...

wow these are just gorgeous!! Love the gorgeous images and colours!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

save some of that Rock Candy for Tim's 12 tags of Christmas that started at 12:01pm! *smiles*

Andrea said...

just brill Hels and always love what you make, hope your backs better and chat soon xx

Lottie said...

My heartiest congratulations on your work in the Craft Stamper - brilliant.

I love the tags - gorgeous colours - and got bore? you? I can't imagine it for a moment.

Love the stamps

Laura said...

Great tags. Glad you rediscovered them. Many congratulations on Craft Stamper. You must be thrilled. I am thrilled for you. Well done!!!!!

Lorraine said...

like the crackle on the bird and well done for getting in the CS mag and on the web too! Thanks for your comments about my felting..made me laugh

craftytrog said...

These are gorgeous! Love the colours and stamping! The crackle finishes them perfectly! xx

Effie said...

Love that colour combo, they look great!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great tags Hels, And a big fat WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO for being published in Craft Stamper. I wish they had the magazine here. Any chance you can post what you did on your blog for all of us to see??? Pretty please with sugar on top!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

2 fab tags hun ;)
Anne xx

Ann said...

Really beautiful colours Hels & so pretty, I love all the stamps you've used too. Luv n Hugs Ann xx

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