Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Simon Says Be Happy...

...Tis that time again... time for the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge which this week is... Whatever Makes You Happy. Oh-ho, I could have spent literally all week adding things to my tag that make me happy but then you wouldn't have actually been able to see anything because they would have all be squished together... so instead, I settled for my fave Distress Ink combo's, my favest Tim Holtz stamps, my favest Tim Holtz Alterations die and my favest Idea-ology.




Actually, I think it would have been easier if I had just said... all things Tim Holtz make me happy - except for those freaky clowns which drive me nuts because I have the stamp set but only got it for the Freddie Mercury look-a-likey stamp. Anyways... I got inky and messy with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain DI's - blending them all together onto a tag (oooh, which also make me happy... loooove tags!!!) I added some stamping using Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain and then got cutting with some old book pages, running them thru the Bug with the Tattered Florals die (think I have used this one more than anything else) and then inked up the flowers in the same DI colours to make them pretty... layered together with a metal button and then edged with more Walnut Stain.



So... I don't think it has photo'd well but... there is a little bit of velvet ribbon on this tag - which was originally cream in colour and is now Spiced Marmalade... which happens to be a happy accident... basically, being as I am such a lazy slut and haven't tidied away for weeks, nay and thrice.. months! I had re-inked my Spiced Marm pad and popped the Re-Inker onto the shelf in front of my desk, which just so happened to have the velvet ribbon on it too. The bottle fell over (I was oblivious to this) and leaked (also oblivious to this) and it leaked into the ribbon... phew, can you imagine the mess if the ribbon hadn't been there soaking up the ink? I shudder to think! But.. it looks nice and it matched, so I used it :O))



I still haven't tidied up the Room of Trash, if anything it is worse now than this morning and I am in need of help! I think I will have to bite the bullet on Friday and clean it up... it is getting silly, I have more stash on the floor than I do in the cupboards and drawers... in fact, I have forgotten what colour the carpet is ... well, I haven't really but it sounded dramatic ROFL Right, time for bed for me... I am going to see Jennie tomorrow and have an early train to catch... thanks for looking... have a goodly Thursday! TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, lovely rich colours and a great happy accident too. I too love the Tattered Florals die. Enjoy your day with Jennie. Tracy Evans x x

Cher~ said...

I do not leave enough comments on your blog (sorry, bad gir, I know), but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work. I am always stalking your blog and drooling over your projects. I have a question. I love all these tags, and would love to make more, but I keep asking myself "What the heck am I going to do with them?" May I ask what you do with all your gorgeous tags?

Wendy said...

Have fun at Jen's Hels...........

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous colours, Hels! What a beautiful tag. I haven't used this colour combo yet - have got the DIs but not tried them out yet!! I agree with Cher - what do you do with all your tags? Your work is so beautiful! I love your blog posts too - really upbeat and fun and I love all your little comments! Like Cher, I don't comment on here enough either

grannypoppy said...

What amazing eye candy! I can quite see how this would make you happy ...it made me happy looking at it!
Really admire your creations!

peggy gatto said...

this makes me happy!!!
love your colors and your flowers!!!!

Lori said...

This is Timmy gorgeousness! Love the colors, the flower, and the stamping! It makes me VERY happy! lol! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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Helen said...

Stunning tag, Hels. I must get this challenge nailed tonight, cna't miss another week! Have a good day with Jennie.

Anesha said...

Wonderful tag!!!

Artyjen said...

Scrumptious tag! :) Lurve that flower...have a great day
xoxo Sioux

Susan Allan said...

Love the colours on the tag! Gorgeous flower too!!
Sue xx

SusanK said...

Another loverly tag, certainly all 'you' and Tim! Yes, he makes a lot of people happy - what a wonderful world we live in.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another beauty GF! Just luv the colors you used. You make me happy, can I just post you over at SS? lol

LynneForsythe said...

OMW>...I sooo love reading your posts...you make me laugh every time!! I must say your tag made me HAPPY too....LOVE IT!!

THANKS for playing along with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog!!

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