Thursday, 4 March 2010

On The Wings of....

...Love? Nah! Not today...today, I am on the wings of ... those heavenly divine new Studio 490 stamps by my art hero Wendy Vecchi....and now a little confessional story, don't know if I should actually admit this but...a couple of years ago when the first sets of 490 stamps became available in the UK, my mate Andrea bought some...and I said...*I should wash my mouth out for this* that... I wasn't 100% on them and never thought I would be able to use them!!!!! Oh the shame!!!! Er, I have never been one to stand uncorrected...so...there, I admitted my folly and can safely say now that I have fallen head over heels in lurve with them all...and...I neeeeeed all those new sets too. The thing is, they are so unique and can be mixed and matched together, they look fab when grunged up.. but equally, when used as embellies for cuter cards...see Andrea's blog, she has used the flowers and butterflies beautifully. So...am I forgiven? Or, should I have a pennance to do? Perhaps I should go and buy all the new sets as pennance .. to show I am really sorry like? AND, I wonder if Wendy would forgive me? I mean, she knows I love her art...and I am always telling her...whatcha fink?




So, I have a couple of the new sets...and now have the new DI's to play with...so I set about using all new stuff on the tag I made...and copying (ok, I copy every single time I make something but I can't help but be inspired) Mr T'Holtz's way of covering Grungepaper with script paper, I made a big fat rose...it is the middle size rose from the new set called Rose Art Part 2...colouring it with the new DI's...that was when I realised that whooooops, I had used too much Multi Medium, which had squished thru the paper and was making it nigh on impossible to get the ink to stay on the paper...it had formed a barrier....bear with on this one..I need to find a better way of doing that transfer jobby LOL




The background was made by splodging several DI pads straight onto my craft sheet and then spritzing with Perfect Pearls from a Mini Mister...and sqwooshing the thru the inkyness...drying with a heat gun and sqwooshing again...I used some background stamps to make patterns and then stamped the little birdy (Let Your Art Have Wings) onto more paper covered Grungepaper and added a wing...please please please do not laugh at me on this one...but...it was late, I was tired, my contact lenses were all crackly and I couldn't see prop'ly, so I used what I thought was a wingy kinda stamp ....which in the harsh light of day is patently obviously a... pair of lips (ROFLMAO) but...hey, they kind of work...if you squint a bit and pretend...the set name should have given it away really...I mean, what would wings be doing on a set called...It's Face Art?????




I shall away to my bed now...but before I bid you goodnight, I must remind myself to let you know...that all the new Wendy Vecchi stamps are available from The Stamp Attic...as is Wendy's new book which I need and looks like a cracker :O)) TTFN

Hels x

29 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

I am so loving distressing right now!!! Just stunning!!!!!

2amscrapper said...

I like the background on this. The new size rose is great for a tag!

Cher said...

lmao! u are sooooooooo funny girly...luv the tag tho lol...xox cher

TonyaA said...

Fantastic Creation!
Blessings, peace, and love to you,
~Tonya

faerwillow said...

~sings of spring...so very sweet...l♥ve your little birdie and the saying is wonderful...brightest blessings~

Barb said...

This is my "first visit" to your blog, oh my what a fantastic tag! Such soft colors and the rose is amazing!!
What font did you use for your blog header? Really neat!

Shar said...

Gotta love Hels-style birdies! Gorgeous, hun! Love it!

craftimamma said...

Fantastic tag Hels. Oooh I can't wait for my new DIs to arrive and I'm definitely beginning to think I neeeeeeed those stamps - like yesterday!

Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

Oh wow what an amazing Tag again Hels. This is incredible. Love the flower. Brilliant job.

Have a fabulous weekend hun.

julie m said...

love the colors. gives me hope that spring may actually be on the way.

Jennie said...

Great Tag ..love the colours and the lips! lol
xx

Andrea said...

what can I say about those stamps apart from I may of been the first to get them BUT you sure have used yours far more than me and this is another stunning example of how you put those stamps to great artistic use. just brilliant Hels xx

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant Tag xx

helen said...

It's just great! I can see where you're coming from re the lips, I have that set, and if you look at it in a poor light..... what a laugh you gave me so early in the morning.

Diane.W. said...

That's sooo pretty & luv the sentiment :o)x

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is fab Hels. I love the background you've made - delish! x

Joanne said...

Hey mad woman, you'll do, so will the wings!!! xxx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely tag, the colours look great and hey, lips, wings - who's to know?! lol!

Anesha said...

Stunning tag!!! ANesha

judith@poppy cottage said...

Oh dear, you made me laugh, just got in from work feeling rubbish, so you were like a tonic, thank you! Love your tag, it's so pretty, ans I must have a go at putting paper on my grungepaper to make a rose, taking your tips on board. I have Wendy's new book, it's awesome, (as is Tim's), and I need some of her new stamps too! Judith x

craftytrog said...

He he! Great post, very funny! Those lips make fab wings! Lol! Totally gorgeous tag btw, love all the techniques you have pinched, sorry, used! xx

Anonymous said...

Just love the tag gorgeous,I just SO need some of these stamps,which one tho'? IreneX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabby art as always hun ;) Can't wait to get my mitts on some of the new DIs :)
Anne xx

whyducks said...

really great!

Lori said...

Love the colors on this one too! I can't wait to get my new inks!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Fabulous tag!!

The Inky Minx said...

Oh this is different...and oh so pretty.
I can actually remember you saying you wern't taken with the WV stamps a few years ago at ally pally.. oh how fickle you are lol.. that Andrea must of had an inside tip she'd be the next big thing!!! But hay we are girls and we are allowed to change our minds you know!

Wanda H said...

The multi medium resisting some of the ink is a happy accident.. the rose looks fabulous!!!! And I laugh about the lips... but they work awesome!!! Gorgeous tag!!!

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