Friday, 19 February 2010

Playing With Wabbits...

...Over on the Play Date Cafe Challenge there is a new theme which is to use brown, red and linen in your art...how cool, my fave colours :O))



For my entry I have made a tag using inky splotchyness to create the coloured background - basically, rubbing DI's onto a craft sheet then spritzing with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls, swooshing the tag thru the inkyness and drying, then repeating until I liked the effect enough to stamp all over it...so most of the inkyness doesn't show...I need to hold back on the stamping I reckon LOL




The stamps are all Tim Holtz Collection and were stamping using Fired Brick and Brushed Corduroy, except for the star border across the middle, another image that isn't showing to well on the pics, but this was stamped in Trad Tan paint, this gives it a bit of texture too and adds in the linen colour required. The rabbit was stamped onto plain Grungeboard, which I had prepped with Tran Tan...he was heat embossed to make him pop a little and then I used ProMarkers to colour in his jacket and give some shading to his legs. I added a little scarf made using ribbon and wire so it looks like it is whipping behind him in the wind as he rushes along.




The sentiment is stamped onto a Ticket and the Type Charms hold a 13 and an H and the Bingo counter is a 40 ~ all of these are significant because...I am a 13th baby, my initial is...erm, H and...believe it or not (I know, you will all be wondering how on earth I have managed to keep such youthful looks ROFL) I am 40 this year.





The sentiment is just so perfect...'cos it never is too late to find out who you want to be...and as life goes on we can all change with it....blimey, that was a bit deep and meaningful...I had better revert to my usual juvenile self PDQ...hey, I am off now...to eat a McDonalds...there, back to being a big kid again :O))

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Hels x

29 comments:

Dan said...

Am loving the multi layered background on this! Enjoy your McLunch :)

Helen said...

Hels, this is just great! I am loving these colours and can't wait to get time to do this challenge. Whisper it quietly but I haven't got any of Tim's new stamps yet.... I say yet, of course I will, soon, I just can't decide which ones first.

faerwillow said...

~beutiful words to ponder and hold on too...life is forever changing we just need to embrace such change! lovely tag...brightest blessings~

Claireabelle said...

Wow!!! fabulous tag Hels
x

Lori said...

Cool tag Hels! Love all the elements.

lesleyanne said...

beautiful tag
just love that stamp
hugs lesley
xx

Heidi said...

This tag is beautiful, I just love the look of TH product. I am working on a book for my son who is graduating and this tag would be perfect in it- which reminds me I need to get back to work on it and his graduation announcements! Thanks for sharing. Heidi

hazel said...

Fabulous tag Hels, love it.
xxx Hazel.

Tess said...

This is a wonderful creation. Love how you described the techniques used.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous tag Hels and lovely colours too love the little rabbit enjoy your Big Mac xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GREAT!

Andrea said...

loving this tag Hels and how can you be coming up to 40 and did you get a happy meal and what gift did you get LOL xx

Yvonne said...

Love it. Have to say .. the sentements Perfect!

Joanne said...

Well, I was going to say you can't be ?? because you are so playful therefore must be just a kid, but you said if before me. xx

Diane.W. said...

Awww,your makin me wanna gobuy this bunny stamp!!!
Your tag is fab & great idea with the numbers & letter! mine would be 1,44 & D :O)X

The Inky Minx said...

Oh spritz and swoosh, not done that for like ever.. just what i'm gonna do now i think, fabby tag BTW xx

Shazza said...

loving this Hels
x

Elaine A said...

Hels -

You've captured such a fun essence on this tag. I really love it, every little, single detail! Fantastic!

Elaine Allen

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a fantastic Tag.
So many great details. Love them hun.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Jan said...

Beautiful tag...love the stamps and the sentiment :)

Shar said...

Fantastic tag! Love the rabbit!

Julie Ranae said...

How FUN is this tag?!

Love watching you use this rabbit : )

Ann said...

Love it Hels, gorgeous colours & fabby layering xx

Lynn said...

What a fantastic tag..and all the trimmings are beautiful:) Lynn

Jennie said...

cool tag:) looking forward to seeing you :) xx

Sarah Anderson said...

That rabbit is clearly in a rush LOL Love him on this tag :)

Anne Jagger said...

This is just fabulous.

Michele said...

Gorgeous - love it!

Hanne said...

This is such a beautiful tag! Wonderful background and great details!
Hanne

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