Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Simon Says... That's Torn It!

...well, sort of... Simon actually said to show ripped/torn/distressed edges... I have gone with the distressed edgey part of the challenge because I lurve my Egde Distresser. The deets for this weeks Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge are HERE if you fancy joining in.. oh and do check out the arty pieces from their DT.. corrrrrr!!!

So.. off the back of the pouch thing I made for the Sunday Stamper, I decided to make another.. told you I would get addicted to them! Oh yes indeedily, I now think that every tag I make should have its very own pouch... oh I love that word too... saying it over and over again makes me giggle (little things amusing little minds and all that)

The pouch is just plain white card, folded, cut etc, the front and back of the main parts of the pouch have some Crowded Attic paper which has been painted with Trad Tan and then Stained to within an inch of its life. I wanted a contrast between the colours of the pouch and the tag, hence the paler look for the pouch. The flower is made from Glassine...cut with the Tattered Florals Alterations, scrunched and then spritzed with Red Pepper and Cranberry Colorwashes. I wanted a little "cup" for the pearl to sit in... so I punched an inch and a 5/8th circle of Glassine... snipped a frill around the edges and coloured with Sunset Orange Colorwash and then nested them together.

The tag had the background stamped with Trad Tan... dried, Stained... using Spun Sugar, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo with a smidge of Walnut Stain... oh and I forgot to say... I scruffed the edges up with my Edge Distresser... I think that is pretty much for the tag... I had a lovely time playing and making this though... kind of satisfying to get covered in ink and paint!

I had a fabby day yesterday - and thank you for all the lovely messages and birthday wishes... I felt thoroughly spoilt all day. I have been busy this morning... you know I got mucked about with my clinic appt last week? Well I went today... and have been told that I need treatment again so I am now waiting for an appointment so the Dr can shove a chuffing mahoosively hoooge needle into various points of my back... this time I will get sedated though... thank goodness because after last time... akkk, I can still feel it now!! Oh and she has changed my meds too... so, if I start talking gibberish you will know when they have started... *whatcha mean you won't be able to tell the difference? lol* Right... can you hear that noise??? That is the sound of my desk calling me... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x


Candy C said...

Hels....you called this a "pouch thing". Oh my gosh...it is SO MUCH MORE than just a pouch thing! Silly girl! It's waaaay cool! Love the "pouch thing". The way you embellished it is fab. Then the amazingly gorgeous tag you put inside of it!!! OH MY!! Too pretty to be kept inside the pouch! It's all just YOU...YOUR AMAZING STYLE and YOUR attention to detail! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

craftimamma said...

Fabulous project Hels and such a cool idea. The pouch and tag are both works of art in their own right. Just gorgeous!

Lesley Xx

Gabrielle said...

Oh so pretty! I love this! So glad you had a lovely birthday!

ellen vargo said...

OMG these pouches are amazing!!! I'm with Candy... they are SOOO much more than just a "pouch" ! Love them!

Kaz said...

Pouch, pouch, Pouch!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE .........you are rocking this on Hels Whit woo!


kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Hels This is a beautiful tag/ pouch thingy/stunning creation/work of art... Love the background colours and the layers of stamping is so effective. Ooh and the torn edges!!!
The design team and I are so pleased you've entered into Simon Says Stamp and Show's Challenge! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
HuGs Kim :)

fatmonica said...

Pouchy thing or tag or both-it's beautiful!

Becky said...

This is great! And I have to admit that I sat here and said "pouch" about 20 times in a row out loud and yes, indeed it is fun to say! Good thing my hubby's at work or he'd be calling the men with the white coats. Do you have any measurements for the pouch that you can share? "Cause now i want to make one. or two. or a LOT!

Debbie said...

Perfectly awesomeness! Terrific idea! Love all the doodads and thingys! So much to look at. Great colours and design, too!

Lori said...

This is way cool awesome. And I mean that! lol. LOVE the colors, and a belated Happy Birthday to you! How could I have missed that????

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