Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Dancing In The Rain...

...I just love some of the sentiments that Mr T'Holtz has on stamps...and the one I used for this piece has to be one of my faves...so I used it today on a quicky piece I made...cos I felt the urge to get inky and also cos I haven't used his stamps for at least 36 hours now and I felt the withdrawal symptoms kicking in... you know them...furtive glances at the OH to see if he would miss you if you nipped off to the Room of Stash...those pangs of guilt that the poor stamps are sitting there, un-inked and unloved...and...most of all...clean fingers!!!




This piece is a plain wooden frame which is really good value...which I painted with...wait for it...Trad Tan paint...well, I have my favourite paint but I thought I had my favourite Distress Ink, until this evening when I have fallen madly in lurve with Victorian Velvet...the dusky pink of this is just so gorgeous...so I used this colour...and a bit of Antique Linen in the centre...and overstamped with black StaZon for the sentiment and Olive StaZon for the twigs and foliage.



The butterflies...oh, they are my fave new Tim stamp...are stamped onto Grungepaper which had been covered with an old book page...then inked with Vict Velv (see, I love it so much I have given it a pet name LOL) and then curled... finally, adding an old pearl to the centres of them.




The frame was coloured with Vict Velv and Forest Moss Distress inks, just to give it a bit extra rather than just plain old Tan :O)) All of the stash used on this piece can be bought from The Artistic Stamper :O)) That's all for now...I am off to make something waxy now...and thank you everyone for all your lovely comments and good wishes about my poor old back...sad to say, I am still bent double but hey! why let pain get in the way of a good crafty session!!

Hels x

37 comments:

Daniele said...

just gorgeous Hels and thats my fave colour as well hugs from Daniele

* Shaz * said...

beautiful and very appropriate with the weather at the moment xx

Ang C said...

So beautiful!

Lori said...

Gorgeous piece Hels! Doesn't Timmy come up with the best things?

Kaz said...

I'd call it necessary occupational therapy for your back and therefore you have to do some crafting.
Fab frame x

Lesley said...

OOo I love this Hels. Right up my street with all the butterflies.
Gorgeous sentiment too. Lovely.
Lesley x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

This is Fabuless Hels! Glad to hear you got ink on yor fingers again LOL I actuall went to work with some of TH distress ink on my fingers, only noticed when I got there LOL.
Hope your back will get better soon...
X

Helen said...

Love this, I haven't made up my mind about this colour ink yet, though it is pretty special, it must be growing on me! Love the frame, the butterfly is gorgeous. Have this set of Timmy stamps, loving them... natch!

Heavens2Betsy said...

So,so pretty Hels. Love the colour combinations you've used. Hope your back is holding up x

craftimamma said...

Another gorgeous offering from you Hals. I'm definitely not a pink girl normally but I to luurrve Victorian Velvet and my next fave is to team it with Bundled Sage - just yummy!

As you say, a lovely sentiment from Mr H and a perfect centre piece for the frame.

Sorry to hear the back is no better. Hope the powers that be can sort something out for you soon.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

crafty creations said...

This is absolutley stunning Hels - one of my fav colours too - love the sentiment and the way you've done the butterflies

Hope your back eases a bit soon xx hilda

Fliss said...

Just beautiful Hels and the colours are gorgeous. I adore the Victorian Velvet too and have been playing with it today.
Sorry your back is still giving you jip. Had to take my younger daughter to the physiotherapist this morning as she can't get out of bed without yelling and she's done her back in too so it seems to be catching!
Hope you get yours sorted out soon.
xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the colours. Still waiting to get my hands on the new distress inks. Hope your back feels better soon x

Janice said...

That is just so beautiful, that ink looks so pretty.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Hels this is so amazing!
Loving that sentiment and your gorgeous colours!
hugs
kim x

Heidi said...

This is awesome, I too love TH sentiments. And that butterfly is gorgeous!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Well, I can see that not even back pain can stop you from turning out gorgeous pieces of art! Luv ya Hels xo

2amscrapper said...

You do amazing things with those stamps and inks!

ScrappySuzanne said...

Inspiring as usual....love it! x

Lynn Stevens said...

A quickie one huh? I think this would take me days! Beautiful as ever. Love the saying too although today here it would be dancing in the snow, yep it snowed again!
I think you must take stock in that paint,you would be able to retire on your sales alone! LOl
hugz sweetie!

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous and inspirational as always. Love the colours, sorry to hear the back is no better. Hugs xx

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful canvas. Love those colours and stamps. Hope your back is better soon.

Joanne said...

Oh dear! I can feel another order from Jennie about to take place. Your choice of colours is spot on and so pleasing. Ever tried crafting lying down or does that n ot help your back? x

Sandy said...

Gosh this is so beautiful.
Fabulous frame and brillaint design. Love the quote. Perfect hun.

judith@poppy cottage said...

I love this Hels, the butterflies are gorgeous. You are really convincing me to buy trad tan paint, which surprisingly I don't have yet! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, particularly lately. Inside my Art doll you get an honourable mention, did you know that? (She's a journal doll) Anyway, I love the colour combination you have used here, the pinks and green are gorgeous together, and I am a lover of book print. That sentiment is great. Judith x

Crissi Harvey said...

Beautiful piece Hel's and the quote is so lovely

Anesha said...

Beautiful piece. anesha

The Inky Minx said...

Aw pwitty, i so need some new timmy stamps

whyducks said...

Really delicate and pretty, in fact pretty damn good Hels.

KAT said...

Very Pink for you Hels - love the spring feel of this piece - and the pearl on the butterflies adds just the right amount of elegant pop!

TinaB said...

Gorgeous work Hels xxx Love it xxx

Andrea said...

just stunning Hels, beautiful colour to, love it lots xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Lucy x

DonnaMundinger said...

Love this Hels! Sure wish I was confident enough to stamp directly on things. I'm always so afraid to mess up. Perhaps I should follow Tim's advice and embrace my imperfections. LOL So sorry no improvement for your back. xxD

Caroline and Jayne said...

I love this sort of thing is there any chance you can show a few pieces on our craft blog there should be more inky things on there and your work is lovely x www.fiskarettes.co.uk
jayne

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet and feminine, just like me GF! luv it..............

Shar said...

Simply divine!

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