Friday, 15 April 2011

Hot Picking...

... I know, I know... I do try really hard to come up with interesting titles for my posts but ... this one... scraping the proverbial barrell indeedily... only because I have used Hot Picks to make my tag... I have a bit of a passion for those Paper Artsy Hot Picks.. I need them all... actually, I only need one more set and then I ... erm... do! Anyways... I was playing the other day at Ally Pally and found a coolio way to combine my beloved Traditional Tan paint with Distress Stains... mix them together with Cut & Dry foam and apply... like I said... coolio!




So, this tag, had Stained Trad Tan swiped all over it... a mix of Vintage Photo (at this rate I will be needing another bottle) and Trad Tan, swiped, dried, then a mix of Wild Honey (yep, at this rate I will be needing another bottle of this too!) and Vintage Photo (ok, so...erm... I do need another bottle rofl) onto the craft sheet, the tag dipped into the inkyness... spritzed with a bit of water... dried, dipped, dried... you get the picture... The ickle birdy cage was stamped onto scrap card that had had the same treatment as the tag... then cut out... a little dangly Idea-ology thingybobs which I cannot for the life of me remember what they are called and I have chucked the packaging away... you know, a thingywotsit, dangly thing... (don't worry, I am due my meds shortly rofl)




So, that is the tag... I do love those new Stains... and I do think that I will be much happier when Ranger bring out all 36 colours in Stains... oh, I mentioned Ranger... whoopsy-daisy... I wasn't going to today you know, no I was just going to do my usual waffle about the most deeeeevine meal that Grim and I had last night at a wonderful little hostelry called The Bedford Arms in Souldrop... if you live near me.. or ish to me, you have to go there... their food is wonderful, never have Grim and I ever had a bad meal there... and believe me, we are the worlds worst at ordering what is seemingly appetising on the menu but in reality, it sucks (and invariably I have to send my steak back because it is either still moo-ing or has been cremated)




Anyways... I slipped up and mentioned Ranger... and honestly, I didn't mean to... really, I didn't... ok, well, perhaps I may have just wanted to let it slip a teensy bit... did I tell you that I will actually be there this time two weeks?? OMG!!! **Calm down Hels, deeeeeep breaths** Anyways... I also had another play in the week with more Hot Picks and made a card for the Bubbly Funk DT.. which is HERE if you fancy a peek... that there photo above is a snip of the card. Right... I better get a wiggle on... I have decided to do a "trial packing session" to see if I can cram all my clobber into a small case which I can then put into a humungous case... so I have loads of space to bring home Cheesy Chester Cheeto's and... a... ahem... small bit of stash that naturally, would be rude not to buy!! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

12 comments:

Helen said...

Tis gorgeous, Hels!

ellen vargo said...

Baubles.... Love the tag.... colors are lush (LOL).... Happy trial packing! See you in 16 days!!!!

Els xxx

whyducks said...

Lovely gubbly x

Lulabelle said...

Lovely tag!
My hubbie and I used to go to that pub when we were courting on the way to the night club in Souldrop! Can't for the life of me remember what the night club was called now (well it was a LONG time ago)!
Only 16 days, I am dead jellous!!!

Artyjen said...

Ooh! you gotta make room for stash for sure! Have fun....I can't stand trying to make my mind up about packing!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Gillian said...

Lol @ Ellen ... said Baubles are essential, needing a new pack myself. Loving your Hot Pickin Tag and Oooo those lush colours, now go take your meds before you completely loose the plot lol, good luck with the trial packing ... errr where are you going again:) xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag, love your backgrounds so effective and love the embellishments. Love the card too over on Bubbly Funk. I am running out of storage space for my stamps so don't know how you manage LOL. You will have a fabulous time in America. Tracy x

Wendy said...

16 days........blimey that went fast.......you must be a bit excited by now??

Barb Cady said...

Bootiful tag Hels, and OMG-Song Birds Fly- great minds and all that!I love the colours you're using. Not long to America now! xx

1CardCreator said...

These are gorgeous! I think you should buy one of those storage bags that you vacuum out the air and they take up no space at all. Maybe if you bought 2 you could smuggle me into Ranger with you!

Marjie K said...

another beauty... love the wotsits and the way the little bird is about to fly right out/off the tag.

She said...

Beautiful :-) Where is it that you ar going?? I must have missed the annoucement!! :-) I hope you have the most fantastic time and a great week with Ellen. S xx

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