Saturday, 10 July 2010

Hot Picks & Memo Pins...

...how weird is it that someone thousands of miles away has the same idea at more or less the same time??? A few weeks ago Wendy Vecchi showed us a fab new way to use Memo Pins... basically you make a little piece of art to fit into the aperture of the pin, then fill it up with Glossy Accents, let it set and then use it as an embellishment... well, the other night I was faffing about with Memo Pins and Glossy Accents as you do... and I was also fiddling about with some of those new Enamel Accents from Ranger that I have been wanting for yonks and finally got on Monday *thanks to my birthday pressie from Jennie :O))* Anyways, I had some pre-cut book page flowers from the Alterations Florals set and thought, I know, I will pop a pin over the flower and then fill it up with black Enamel...adding in some BeaDazzles for a bit of sparkle and then once it was set, adding in some Glossy Accents... and Lo! I popped over to Linda Cains Blog today and she has done the same thing...except hers are heaps better and she has been brainy enough to use both the black and white together... I would never have thought of that! Anyways... I used said Memo Pin on a tag I have made using some of the fabbylicious new Paper Artsy Hot Picks...which, I hasten to add, are my new favest stamps (I am such a stamp tart) and are available from The Stamp Attic.




The tag is coloured with Crushed Olive and Rusty Hinge and then a bit of Forest Moss for good measure... then I randomly stamped some backgroundy bits, added a sentiment...now how cooool is that sentiment??? I love it! I popped a few of the moth images onto card and cut them out... one of the moths sadly suffered an injury with the scissors and had his antennae cut off, so I stamped those onto the tag and popped him over the top...




The Memo Pin was all set and ready to be added to the tag...when disaster struck! Old clumsy mitts here pulled one of the petals off! Eeeek! So, I had to stick the flower down onto the tag, which isn't what I wanted to do but hey ho...and glued the petal on in the right place... or that was what I thought was the right place til I saw the photo in close up... I did this on purpose, obviously, so as to show that distressed can also mean the artist as well as the stylee LOL




So... how hot is it today??? I am pretty coolio at the moment, but then again it is nearly 1am and I have a fan right next to me... apparently, it is gonna be hotter today than yesterday... which means only one thing... I will be pretending to be the Wicked Witch again and walk about all day moaning and huffing and saying... "I'm melting, I'm melting!" Have a goodly day everyone... keep cool! TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

craftimamma said...

I agree Hels, it's quite comfy temperature wise at the moment (1.10 am)but I am seriously dreading waking up later. I think I need to emigrate to Iceland!

Lurve the tag and what a fab use of the memo pin. Hmm, I had told myself I didn't need those enamels and here you go changing my mind for me, Lol.

Hugs
lesley Xx

Anita said...

Stunning tag! Great tips on saving "mistakes".

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fab idea, I have some of those little memo pins and had no idea what to do with those little buggers! Truly a lightbulb moment Hels! LOL

Anonymous said...

just too damn funny u are girl...and...luv your tag...and ..u can come stay with us in MI ...as THE WENDY VECCHI will be here in August...and her classes are not sold out yet! cher from ATT group too!

Linda Cain said...

Look at you!!!! HA! We must drink the same cool-aid. Anyhow, I love the flower. And Lori had an idea to add a pearl, too.

give it a go.

Linda

Helen said...

I got sooo hot at Hampton Court yesterday - I had to buy a hat which helped - suffered when I got home, just crashed! Love the tag with your fave stamps.... hmmmm saying nothing. Stamp tart indeed, lol!! I just saw Linda's post how fab, can't wait to play with the enamel accents and the pins.

Daniele said...

Yep it sure is hot and what with the additional hot flushes on top of that I'm melting to, well dripping over the floor to be more exact...lol, love the new hot picks and the tag looks just divine
have a great weekend
hugs x

Ang C said...

A stunning tag Hels

Anikraft said...

Great idea to actually stick a whole flower behind it. I love them little flowers from the aletrations die. And I recently stocked up (3 packs!) on memo pins so im gonna give that a go for sure!
xxx

Shazza said...

gorgeous work Hels, love the pin. I am not melting, you should come live up here cos it is hardly ever too hot!!!!
You need to get that cossie on girl
x

Sandy said...

Oh wow Hels what a grandios Tag.
Absolutely awesome. Love them hun.

Joanne said...

What a good idea for memo pins. just need some now to practice on.
Luv Joanne xx

Heather x said...

It is so hot here today too Hels, I have 3 electric fans and the windows open and I am still here slowly melting lol.
Beautiful tag hun, love the sentiment :0)
*hugs* Heather x

whyducks said...

It is hot and so is your art work. x

Paula said...

How way behind the times am I? I havent even heard of 'memo pins'...I know,where have I been hiding...anyhow, love what youve done using them,very nifty idea and loving the overall look of the tag.

Rosie said...

Now that IS a cool idea! Speaking of cool, there's quite a nice breeze in our garden today, but down the town its all muggy and heavy. It nearly put me off my shopping ....

Deezines Art said...

I just love your work Hels, it's a stunning tag and some great techniques. - Jacqueline xx.

Wanda H said...

Really beautiful tag!!! Cool idea with the memo pins... I like both yours and Linda's!!!

AmyK said...

I'm really loving the coloring; it's fantastic. The whole tag looks great!

Shar said...

Stunning!

Lori said...

Fabby tag, love the colors, and how 'bout that memo pin idea, isn't that the coolest ever?! Great idea Hels, the possibilities are endless...

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Hels so beautiful.

Anke

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