Saturday, 6 August 2011

Simon Says...

...Show a Tag... the theme over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge this week is to make a tag. Well, what a trial that is for me... ahem... ok, it isn't a trial at all... in fact it is the perfect excuse to get a bit inky and messy.


The tag base was coloured with Distress Stains - and that really is the colour of the tag... no PhotoShopped wotsits going on here! A mix of Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Fired Brick... and then overstamped with Vermillion and Jet Black Archival. The ticket is cut using mountboard and the Movers & Shapers Ticket die... and au naturellement, it has my all time fave Tim saying on it.. I just lurve that one... and it is a perfect fit too!



The main part of the tag is the flower... another fave of mine, making those big, blousy flowers using the largest of the Tattered Florals flowers... but this time it was made with a difference... ah yes, I got the old Melt Pot out and turned it into a Faux Porcelain rose... oh and I did some Faux Porcelain leaves to go with it too. This is a really simples yet effective technique - there's a link in my sidebar on how to make them :O)) Once the UTEE had cooled down I used Biscoti Perfect Pearls Mists to give the flower some "dewdrops" and Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mists to give the leaves some dewdrops too. The banner at the bottom of the tag was double stamped - my bestest and favouritest woodie, DREAM, in Vermillion and Jet Black Archival and this was then cut and 3d'd to the tag.


So... have you seen the new logo in my sidebar? *points upwards* Oh yesh indeedily, there is a game afoot! Over on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog there is a brand new competition... to design your very own stamp and have it made into rubber! How exciting! All the deets etc are HERE if you fancy yourself a little go at it. Anyways... tis waaaay past my bedtime, I have just spent an hour re-inking all my Distress Pads, I am covered in ink, honestly I don't know how I managed to get Spiced Marmalade on my forehead but there it is... either that or I have the lurgy lol Thanks for looking... have a fabby Saturday! TTFN

Hels x

13 comments:

Clarky J said...

Gawjuss tag Hels x Love the colours :0)

Fuchsia said...

Its stunning !

Debbie said...

Fabulous colourful and awesome tag Hels! Great colours and design! It's been raining here all week, with "thunderbusters" too! This is cheery and "sunny"! :)

Minxy said...

This is hot hot hot, i mean totally smokin.. love the rich colours x and the flower is awesome xx

Dragon said...

Corr, Hels, I LOVE the colour on this one gal!!! The flower is beautiful as well... I love using my melt pot too... Have a great weekend
Frankie
xx

Barb Cady said...

It's official - you are the Queen of the tags - this one is lovely, especially the flower with the dew drops, although I love it all! xx

Sandy said...

OMG a dream in ornage hun.
Absolutely brilliant. I love all the details. Amazing.

Helen said...

Love your tag, it is fab as always. I so need that dream stamp....

Candy C said...

Hels this tag is awesome! You are THE QUEEN of the flowers on tags! Yours always look so beautiful! Love the colors...so vibrant! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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Gabrielle said...

Oh wow! Those colours are vibrant! Just incredible! Love the flower too - going play with that technique! Which bit did Alfie do?!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, everything about this tag is totally sensational! I'm drooling - the colors, the flowers, everything. Love the way you added the UTEE to your flowers. Very labor intensive but so so worth it! So happy you joined in the fun with our tag challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, could not help myself but had to come and visit your blog hehehe, just love everything about it, thank goodness you are gettin your fingers inky again. Maybe my teamie Linda is drooling hehehe I have the same problem uphere...my goodness what a piece of art. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

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