Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Simon Says.... WOYWW?

...no actually, he didn't but I am putting both jobbies together so it is my WOYWW for this week plus my Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge entry too... which the theme this week is ... EMBOSSING. Just quickly, for those of you who have just entered the Land of Blog, or have been hiding away under piles of stash, What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is a phenomena devised and hosted by the Head of the Hoppers, Julia Dunnit... to see all the deets on how to join in with this mahoosive blog hop, please CLICK HERE.




Right... the SSS&S theme of embossing... oooh, I got all hot and bothered with my Melt Pot, heatgun and some embossing powder to make my T'Pouch (for those of you who missed my inane drivellings about this Tag and Pouch thingy, basically, I make a tag, and a pouch ... and call it... a T'Pouch) (which BTW is all Dan's idea, blame him lol)


So... I made the pouch, popped loads of Stains onto the base of it... then right around the edges I dragged my Distress Embossing Pad and then sprinkled Ranger Queen's Gold powder on (IMO THE best Gold powder ever made). I did the same once I had coloured the tag base too... so they match!


The DREAM is one of those Movers & Shapers that I bought 458 years ago and cut out the word and then put it to one side for later and finally got around to using it. I trimmed right along the edge of the word (thank you to Deb M for this idea) and then splodged a load of Distress Embossing Ink over the top... using Vintage Photo Distress Powder to coat it and then sprinkling a smidge of Queen's Gold on too, then heating up and melting....oooh, I lurve embossing!


Do you like the flowers? Well, I have made my own Faux Porcelain flowers before using layers of stamped flowers... but I learnt this fabby technique at Ranger U... basically, all those paper roses that I bought 974 years ago when I went through a cute phase (don't worry, it lasted all of 4 days)... so these little flowers are sitting in a drawer and this morning they got a hot bath... tis easy to do... melt clear UTEE granules in the Melt Pot, dip the flower in, give it a twizzel and then set aside to go hard **snort** I like the flowers as they are but I wanted to add in some gold so they tied in with the rest of the tag... so I sprinkled yet more Queen's Gold and heated gently so they have gilded bits.


Anyways... that is all from me for today... I spent about 13 hours in total *and this time I am not exaggerating lol* faffing about with this T'Pouch, and yes, I am posting this at the right time, not scheduling basically because... I can't sleep... Mojo has naffed orf so I am trying to coax him home but the old back is playing up mightily too so that made me all huffy and I couldn't sleep... crafting in the night is therapeutic though... it does nothing for the sacks under my eyes though so I am offski to see if I can get 40 odd winks now... thanks for looking!

**ooops, forgot to add the piccie of my desk!!!!! Here it is... in need of a tidy up... as usual lol**



Have a very goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

41 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a clever way to use those "cutsey" flowers we all got once upon a time. And those are the most beautiful butterflies I have ever seen, embossed or not!

jude said...

Absolutely love the Tpouch.I also went through that same phase with roses and have to say i also have draw full !Thanks for the idea your flowers l;ook absolutely stunning,may actually go have a play with the stack i have.
Hope you manage 4owinks and back doesnt play up too much maybe thats why mojo is a missing due to pain.
Have fab wedensday hunni
hugs Judex 8

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Your challenge card is just stunning!!!!! I love the embossed flowers I have never seen that before x

Cathy said...

Love all the embossing, and a great way to use flowers ... might be trying that one!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
hope you manage more than 40 winks.
Stunning creation, luv all the detail, fab colours, the flowers look lovely, i dont have a melt pot, do i need one! lol,happy WOYWW, sue,x

NatashaMay said...

No need to tidy up we're used to the mess. :) Love the card and thank for explaining the technique. :)

Christine said...

Love it and what a brilliant idea with the little roses. Really is a lovely tag and pouch :-)

Helen said...

Love Tpouch! Your gold roses look fabby. Hope you are getting some sleep and haven't got back up again!

Wipso said...

Gorgeous colours and I really love the butterflies.
A x

Joanne said...

Fab, fab, fab again. Must remember this technique with flowers but I too am off for some kip.
Hugs Joanne xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, fantastic colours, mmmmm! I love that combination of teal and coffee. AND I like the rococo swirly stamps up the side. AND I like the butterflies. AND........ :D xx
All in all, yummy make!

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful Hels, I too have the roses!Love the tpouch, I wonder if the Duke of all things crafty will borrow your idea this Christmas for his 12 tags? As long as he acknowledges you that is! May I say I really admire the way in which you cope with chronic pain, by keeping cheery and creative. You are an inspiration in many ways, hope you got some sleep. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Gah, hope you're back in bed pushing out some zzzzzz by now...poor you. I love the T'pouch (that Dan, wot a crazy cat). Ive been embossin gtoo this week - odd isn't it...it's been months really since I did serious amounts. I forgot how much fun it is!

Angie said...

Wow what a lot of wok ...love it ...i think the chains on the body of th butterfly is so clever.

Kathleen said...

What a great Tpouch project.
Kathleen x

Rebekah said...

Love your work and your desk is fab! hugs Rebekah #60 xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Looks like you have lots going on here! Love your desk....thanks so much for sharing1

nerllybird said...

Oh gawd! Stop posting pics of things I suddenly find I HAVE to buy! Going to put my fingers in my ears and go lalalalala next time I visit...:D

The T'pau is lovely....;)
Helen S

sasa said...

Was awake till almost 4 too, then up to link up and then crashing back. My Wednesdays are getting worse than a Friday night out...
Fandaddydozy embossing creation (remember that?) full of Madame Hels lusciousness and wonderful colours...worth the insomnia!
Thanks for playing with Simon Says Stamp & Show....sweet daydreams.
Sarah

okienurse said...

WOW! Awesome T-pouch thingey! I love the color and all the gold embossing is just awesome! Thanks for sharin. Vickie

jodpea said...

You had a cute phase?! I don't believe it!! U do work wonders with that melt pot of yours!

MaggieC said...

I've got some flowers I bought several thousand years ago (see, I can exaggerate too) so that has given me some ideas on what to do with them. Love your butterflies, you can't have too many.

famfa said...

Lovely lovely. T'pouch very clever

Bella said...

If this is what you create when your mojo is missing, then I can't wait to see your stuff when he comes back! I think this is fi-nom-i-nal! Love the idea of a Tpouch! Go rest your back now, I have a nasty back attack every now and then, so can relate a bit.

angelfish said...

Lots of TH loveliness on that t'pouch and seam as well. What more could you require :o)
Made me laugh that you nearly forgot the desk shot!!

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous "T'Pouch" Hels - the name made me think Star Trek - female Vulcan?? Anyway, love it, gorgeous colours and textures. Also, it's all down to you that I've at last discovered (by hitting your link)what the mysterious WOYWW business is all about - and I'm signing up!!! Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks!

Gillian .... said...

Ooo errr missus, this utterly LUSH, love the Tpouch idea and those cutsie flowers no longer cutsie, what a transformation. Loving all the gold. Hope the back eases soon hun ... and as for the mojo ... ASBO:) xx

Sam said...

That T'Pouch is lovely and I love the idea of porcelein flowers!
Naughty girl for showing a messey desk tho Hels!!

Lori said...

Lush piece! Love those little flowers! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous project, Hels , love it ,
Anne xxx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Well that's just gorgeous! I have a melt pit but as it's a US plug I've not managed to actually USE it yet!

Mary Anne

Marita Soutar said...

Always love your work Hels! I find you so inspiring.....therefore your mojo mustn't have gone too far! Meant to say ages ago but forgot, thanks for your support when I took part in the Race for Life. Your support was much appreciated.

Dragon said...

Well your desk always look ok... not rreally untidy... lovin the tag and folder - sorry - tpouch (very northern!!)
Frankie
xx

StampDancer said...

Wow! I think Mojo-Man showed up--It's all gorgeously yummy and I love the faux porcelain flowers. I kick myself for those things I bought that are just sitting in containers crying because they weren't used--I think I feel a Melt Pot party coming on this Saturday.
Thanks Sweetie, for the "shout out" about the "Dream" M&S.
Hope you'll feel better soon--hate hearing your back is messing you about.
Deb M

Trish said...

stunning!

JoZart said...

Well you have really earned those 40 winks! Great stuff came from burning the midnight oil. We'll let you off for your desk mess as it is only the results of great creativity.
Lv JoZarty x

Li'l Pidge said...

great tpouch and love the glazing for those cute (yuck) roses I also ended up buying!! A great tip-thanks for sharing.
kyla

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful project!! I see I have been missing the Queen's Gold embossing powder, will have to keep a weather eye open for that. Love how you altered things too, like the Dream and the roses. TFS :D #104

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous, love it all to bits! Shaz

LynneForsythe said...

wellll then....first I must say...YOU ARE LOOKING might fine for your age girl!!! hehehe

What a wonderful little invention ~ the T'Pouch! and all it's PURE BEAUTY!!

thanks BUNCHES for playin along with the TEAMIES and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Spyder said...

Love your flowers and of course the 'dream' really want to get that, keep seeing it everywhere! Not seen the butterflies though. I don't have a melting pot, saw one on TV but thought they were a bit expensive... thinking an old sauce-pan would do!!
HaPpY vErY LatE LaSt WeEkS WoYwW!! ((Lyn))

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