Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Ballet & Beeswax...

...you know, I did loads of samples this weekend demo-ing and only got to take a few pics... cos...erm... my camera was in my bag right under my desk but I still forgot to use it! I was using loads of Distress Stains which... I lurve... like very lots! My fave colours are Wild Honey and Vintage Photo... and Vintage Photo... and more Vintage Photo. So, here is a little ATC that I did...




The base is made by mixing Trad Tan paint with a bit of Vintage Photo Stain - simply dab the Stain onto a craft sheet and then mix in some paint and use Cut & Dry to apply... so... once that was done, I splatted more Vintage Photo Stain onto the craft sheet and mixed it with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mists... ooolalaaaaa... delish! I painted the whole ATC with Beeswax and set it aside to harden.







The ballerina... obviously modelled on me ..
.(I wish) was designed by the uber talented Sioux Jenney's who just happened to win Craft Stamper Stamper of the Year 2010 with her amazing designs... well, I am loving these new stamps which are HERE. The wings were overstamped with music score and then more Beeswax was added.



So... the... "story" I mentioned yesterday... right... I will only tell you if you promise that you won't tell anyone else... I mean, I wouldn't want to be known as a tell tale or anything lol So, there I was, standing outside the hotel on Saturday night waiting for Minxy and Gillian. There was a wedding on at the hotel and a few rather... drunk peeps were standing around. There I was minding me own business when a drunk Irish bloke lurches over to me and proceeded to...erm... chat me up (don't laugh... poor bloke had his beer goggles on lol) And... not only did he chat me up, he also said the age old line... "Have you got any Irish in you?" Yes, folks, I fell for it... well, I was in the middle of frantically texting Minxy ... saying "Help! Hurry Up!!" So... thank the lordy above Minxy and Gillian came out... he then said "are these your friends" and... Minxy said.... "yes, she's my girlfriend" OMG, needless to say, we didn't see him again that evening... phew, lucky escape! Tis amazing the things that can happen up in "that London" place!! Right... am off to finally unpack my demo bag... well it is WOYWW tomorrow and my room is resembling the local tip... actually, the tip is probably tidier... hey, just thinking ... why do they call it is a Tidy Tip... when it is not really....tidy??? (no doubt I will be pondering that one for a few weeks) Right.. am deffo off now! Thanks for looking... TTFN
Hels x

14 comments:

Helen said...

Great work here, love it. As I am at work I had to stop myself laughing out loud.... great story.Only you!!

Anesha said...

Fab ATC, and great story!!

Joanne said...

The ATC is a wonderful example of my lovely friend, Sioux' very talented hand. I'm in the process of making some ATCs for swaps and love the idea of one covered in beeswax. Glad the old blarney didn't work for you. You are such a card.
Hugs Joanne xx

Artyjen said...

OMG! What a hoot! With a bit of the Irish in it too! HOL Nearly did myself serious damage whilst reading that!!! :) :)
The first sighting of my stamps being used for real ;) Love the background....love the colours... love the wings up the other way round....a magic touch!! :)
xoxo Sioux

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice work - bet that Sioux is standing next to herself over the excitement of you creating with her images. MArvellous.
So if the girls hadn't arrived..what would you have answered.....?!

Gillian said...

Love the ballerina's dance basque thingy, was lucky enough to see you demo this in it's full glory:) errr still can't believe you fell for that "Irish in you" lmao, that was soooo funny, your face lol was a picture when we came out. xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great ATC, and mmm standing outside hotels. could often be miscontrued...lol have you any Irish in you? lol

Piddawinkle said...

great to have met you briefly on sunday, wish I could have seen you demoing more, check out your pic on my blog, hopefully you like it x

Kaz said...

Fabulous ATC Hels! thanks for all your inspiration on Sunday along with your funny story!! It made me laugh so much......thank the lord for gillian and minxy! Great to meet, look foward to seeing you next time thanks hels

hugs
kazxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Such a pretty ATC. I tried to get to say hello to you at Ally Pally, but wasn't able to.

funkycrafter said...

like the ballet and beeswax. very pretty. if a tidy tip is a dumping place then the same thing here is called a sanitary landfill. neither is tidy or sanitary to me either. wonder what an untidy or unsanitary dump would look like.

craftimamma said...

Thanks for sharing the story Hels. That made me laugh out loud. Love the ATC and I'm chuffed to bits 'cos I won those stamps in Jennie's blog candy giveaway!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Hels, I love that stamp. Thanks for sharing the story, you made my morning!

whyducks said...

Ha now I understand the joke about the Irish! Love the arty work Hels!

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