Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bling, Bling...

...I been playing with Distress Stains and Trad Tan paint... again... I know, I should have been doing other stuff but I can't help it, I am trying out all the different colours and am loving the peachy colour of Trad Tan and Wild Honey mixed together. Anyways... a little ATC had to be made, it would have been rude not to use my new ATC Alterations die... I mean, I have owned if for a few weeks now and haven't used it yet!



So... Victor was hungry, so I fed some mountboard with the ATC die through him and he was happy again... then I fed some Crowded Attic paper thru... I tell you, I used to faff with a Stanley Knife and a cutting mat to make my ATC bases and it took forever... hurrah, this took seconds! The paint was mixed with a spatula, a splodge of Trad Tan and a splodge of Wild Honey Stains... then applied with a spatula so it is a rough application. Once the paint had dried, I splodged (hey, I am loving this word today lol) Vintage Photo and Wild Honey Stains onto the craftsheet and spritzed with Sunflower Perfect Pearls Mists then dipped the ATC into it. Where the paint has missed, the colours soak into the paper so they go darker.. cool! The little flower is made from Kraft Glassine... another of my new faves! In the middle is a little Accoutrement button... and that was spritzed with more of the Perfect Pearls...




Oooh, and before I forget... I have popped a demo tag onto the Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog... a real quicky affair when I was playing with Distress Stains at Ally Pally earlier this month... all the deets are HERE.




Anyways... I won't mention that in 2 days, 3 hours and 40mins I will be on my way to America and in three days I will be at Ranger... I thought that I would give it a miss today.. I mean, I don't want to start getting boring or anything rofl... And yes, I still have to pack... the way I am looking at it is this... I am notoriously baaaad for anything packing oriented and... I always forget something, so if I get everything together and put it on the bed, then I can just bung it all into the case... I have a heap of chocolate to take with me too... and no, it isn't for me either!!! (well, a little bit might be, but that is only so I don't feel left out lol) Right... time for me to get going and sorting, ironing, packing... inking ... Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

Joanne said...

I love 'slodging' too. It's a great do-er of backgrounds and I lurve yours - as always. Just think, 2 doses of Tim in as many months, I wonder if HE can stand the thought!!!!!LOL
Hugs Joanne xx

Dots Dabbles said...

This is my favourite so far....the butterfly, the flower, and those colours are to die for! I am loving that combination
Dot xxx

Kathy Eddy said...

Great art as always Hels. I bet your excitement is just mounting! I would be having a hard time sleeping!

ellen vargo said...

Love that background! May have to try that! Hope you have a great day - get packing - have you made lists of things not to forget? See you in... 5 days! Hugs! Els xxx

whyducks said...

Yummy Hels

Laura said...

These are stunning, i love the colours and texture. wish i was going to ranger u !!! im not jealous at all no not one bit, honest !!!! hehehehe

Anesha said...

These are stunning!!!

Carol said...

you do so make me laugh with your reviews each day....don't bother to pack, just buy it as you need it over there!! roflxx

Great atc todayxx

Caz said...

Don't forget your camera and charger/spare battery/memory card..... and take plenty of pics - we won't get bored of seeing everything you're doing - a a pic or two of the gorgeous man would be nice!!!
Have an absolutely fantastic time!
Hugs Caz xx

Kezzy said...

Loving the atc, I have to admit I have only ever made one atc as all the faffing around with measurements where a nightmare, me thinks I might have a look out for the alterations die. Hope you have a fab time, which I'm sure you will. One of the new blogs I found which I love, she is going to ranger also, I thought I would leave you the name of her blog.... http://www.christytomlinson.typepad.com/.
Safe journey
Kezzy x

Dallying Debz said...

Never, ever done an ATC. Not sure why as they look fun.

Love all the splodging you have been doing!

Kaz said...

Spolodge away Hels!!!! this is fabby dabby!! Hows the packing going?? Dont forget to pick me up on the way!! Still no laptop here....its killin me but will be back soon to see all the fab things u is up to at RANGER (squeal!!!)soooooo excited for you please give mario a high five from me and timmy too xxxx

kazxx

craftimamma said...

Love the splodged ATC Hels! Not long now. Are you still managing to sleep?

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gillian said...

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee wants to come to Ranger U with you and be a DHRHRU too ... pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee can I come lol, ok I am never ever going to get bored of this Trad Tan thing as you always make it look sooooooo different, each and every time, love this colour combo. Man I can't remember the last time I tried to do an ATC ... goes to add this to the ever growing wish list. Ok ... so are you packed yet??? I am guessing not, I'm sweating here for you just thinking about it .... speak soon ... I hope:) xx

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely colours Hels and I am so jealous of Victor... I am sure I need one of those!! ;)
3 days eh? Just 3? get packing woman!! I suppose chocolate weighs more than Cheesos... so if you take lots of chocolate over you should have loads of weight allowance for a hundred bags of Cheessos!!

Marjie K said...

Love how dark the butterflies are against your gorgeous coloring, Hels. And you're a gal after my own heart to not be packing yet. Love the trip, hate the pack.

1CardCreator said...

This looks splendid! Love that glassine flower. I am getting excited for your trip too, I know you will have a blast!

Candy C said...

girl...you just keep bringin it with the beautiful colors and images, etc. Where DO YOU get all your energy?! <3 Candy

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