Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Improvisations...

...aplenty!!! Now, all those 12 Tags of Christmas and I was lucky enough to have most of the stuff I needed... but, I haven't got a glue gun, I haven't got any Adirondack Color Washes and I haven't got any of that thick foamy stuff that the Duke of Distress used to make custom stamps from his Alterations dies. So, first things first, the Color Wash issue - and let's face it, if He uses it and We haven't got it, it does fast become an "issue" doesn't it? (please say yes otherwise I will think I am bonkers LOL) The easiest option would be to buy some... but seeing as I have never needed them before and they have been around for yonks... and knowing my certain... erm... clumsiness with all things inky and stainy, I just knew that getting some would be taking altering to the nth degree (ie, my carpet!) Anyways, I decided to try a Mini Mister with a bit of water and a good old squeeze of Re-Inkers in it... and yes.... it works! Well, the colours aren't as vivid as they could be but I like the effect... so I have saved myself dosh (well, there had to be a first time lol)




So, with the Color Wash issue resolved, I then moved on to the Glue Gun issue. Now, I have to admit, if it is hot, I tend to get the odd burn or blister so have never ventured down the Glue Gun avenue (actually, is there an avenue named Glue Gun? I doubt it ... bear with please!!) It just so happens Grim has a Glue Gun and he keeps it in his garage... anyways, I mentioned to Grim that I needed a hot glue gun... and sort of adopted a slightly moronic expression **nowt new there then!!** in the vain hope he would trust me with it... and he did! So, the poinsettia on Tag #7 was "go" Which is what this 'ere tag is... #7 of 12 and yep, I am still behind on them but I am having the best fun playing.




Then... I noticed that Tim has been making custom foam stamps .... and..... I need one for one of the tags... eeeeeek... what a to do! I have not got any of that foamy stuff and I know not where to get it. So, I am sitting there feeling ever so slightly miffed that I have been well and truly foxed... when all of a sudden a huge flash of lightning appeared, zapped me in the bonce and I had ... an... idea!!! (fear not, I was seated at the time) Why not try to use... KlingON!!!! Tim has covered his foam with Wondertape, which is effectively what is already stuck to KlingOn, so I thought I would give it a try... and wowwwweee, it works! A treat! So, I am no longer foxed and very much in the running for actually finishing the tags now! Yipyah and thrice! Here is a piccie of two of the stamps I have made so far - I can see this being rather addictive. I am polishing my halo as I type, I am multi-tasking now too, feeling rather smug at all the dosh I have saved with my improvisations... mmm, what to spend it on now then!! LMSO




Have you seen the Sunday Stamper yet??? I am giving away my entry, all the deets are HERE if you would like to enter into the draw... don't be shy, tis open to everyone and if you join in with the challenge too, you will be entered twice :O)) Anyways, enough waffling from me for one day... thanks for looking... have a goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

10 comments:

Vicki B in OP NY said...

You are a right clever girl, now aren't you! Great improv, spend your 'ard saved cash wisely *on stash*. lol

Jennie said...

Great Tag, and yes Kling-On works brilliantly..me too used it :)))

Helen said...

Love this tag, you'll have caught up in no time.... done the cards yet? Put the deccies up yet? No, I thought not....!!!!

Joanne said...

Oh wonderful. That Kling-on is one of THE most marvelous inventions ever. I didn't think to use it though and used neoprene and a sheet of Stix 2 instead. Don't have a glue gun either - broke mine - so used glossy accents, Zots and multi matt medium. All worked. Looking forward to the rest of your tags. x

SusanK said...

Isn't it neat to come up with alternatives? Save some euros and use the gray matter to boot!

Piddawinkle said...

beneath all the madness lies the brain of a genius, haha :)

craftattack said...

Love your tag and well done on the improvisations!

Lori said...

Awesome tag, and I love reading how people are improvising the fun foam, and you seem to have hit on a great one! lol!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I believe in using what I have and I find alternatives to the higher priced products. Looks like you are on the road to that same path. good for you.

Rein said...

Beautiful tag!

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