Monday, 20 June 2011

Archiving Studio 490...

...well, yes, indeedily... another rubbish title for a post but... it is sort of relevant, in a round about way. I am not actually archiving anything, I have, however, been using some of the new Archival Inks from Ranger. I was lucky enough to bag a couple of these lush new colours when I was at Ranger U and finally, I got around to playing with them.



The tag base is coloured with Distress Stains.. I am loving the intensity of the colours - Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord (oh how I NEED all the other colours.... NOW lol) Anyways... the Stains were spread onto the tag, spritzed with water to blend them a bit and then dried with a heatgun. The gorgeous florally background was stamped using Aged Mahogany (oh how I NEED Aged Mahogany in a Stain... NOW lol) Oh I forgot... I used Fresco Finish paint to smidge around the edges of the tag as a bit of a resist (Snowflake colour btw).



The stars in the background were stamped with Monarch Orange... corrrrrrrr... tis a lushly-licious burnt orange colour and goes perfectly over Wild Honey as a tonal stamping colour. The flower Art Part was bodged... seriously... baaaaadly bodged... to the point that I had to paint over the top of it and start again... only now, the photo is not picking up the colours on the petals... which is more of the Monarch Orange with a dash of Aged Mahogany on the edges... oh and I used Sap Green for the stem and leaves and over stamped with Olive... they go together so well too! All of the stamps, inks, paints, stashly goodies on this tag can be found at The Stamp Attic... except for the ickle star dangly thingy which is from Michael's... so if you are in the USA that is cool... if you are in the UK and Europe, that is pants and WE NEED A MICHAEL'S in the UK lol (plllleease???)




Anyways... enough of the waffling for one day... actually, it is still night... because I was all set to go to bed about an hour ago and then I saw the new inks in their storage jobby and I decided just to have a little stampy play so I could see what the colours looked like and then I decided to try and stamp them over a Stained tag... and then I decided that seeing as I had done that, I could try them on an Art Part... and then I bodged that and had to paint it and try and do it again... and then I spent 382 hours trying to sort out the stooopid camera so it wouldn't flash and that didn't work so... here I am... still waffling away and now eyeing up a rather blank looking canvas and a pile of diecuts that are talking to me... saying "Heeeee-eeeels, come and plaaaayaaayyyy" Whatcha fink? Bed... or... play? Mmmm, we'll see... TTFN!!

Hels x

17 comments:

Fiona said...

beautiful tag Hels - love the colour-mash background with the tonal stamping - FAB!

Carla said...

beautiful tag, the colors are stunning!

Paula said...

lovin the colourful background!

Dragon said...

Hope it was bed just then, Hels to give yer new meds half a chance to get going... This tag is fabby, and the tonal stamping is yummy.. I am adoring Venice of course but missing getting inky!!!!!!
Frankie
xx

Helen said...

Great tag, Hels. Loving those colours - may have to treat myself to some for my birthday!

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous colours and tag!!

Juls said...

stunning!!! Loving the gorgeous colours!! HUgs Juls

hazel said...

Gorgeous tag - the colours and the background are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Brenda Brown said...

This is breathtaking Hels - I just love the colours, layers and embellies.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kaz said...

Omg just love this, colours are amazing, just gorgeous xxx

Gillian .... said...

Totally and utterly love this sunny colour combo tag, how cool, made me smile instantly. Loving those new Adirondack Inks, of course I had to have a few myself lol, just need to get them out and play, they do look lush though. The AP flower is so adorable ... I see no signs of bodging ... master hels:)

xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Love this, the colours are lush :-) worth staying up all night for!

Paula Phillips said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for the inspiration, much love!

Marjie Kemper said...

So much goodness here... the colors are awesome and I love the way you stamped the sentiment up the side of the star "stem"!

Kate said...

Lovely tag. you must have so many things you want to try since ranger U, surely there's no time for bed!!

** Kate **

Carrie said...

LOVE these colours, they are so vibrant and summery. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation with me.
Hugs
Carrie
xxx

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Ooo, these are luscious colors. Gorgeous tag.

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