Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Simon Says...Bling!

...over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge the theme this week is Bling! Well, never one to shy away from adding a bit of sparkle I have embraced the challenge and made... a tag ... for a change lol




The base of the tag was covered with 7Gyspies tissue paper - it's covered in words and I lurve it! Then I used some Trad Tan to dull the writing a bit... and then added Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Stains to colour it. The butterflies were stamped in Archival... and then stamped again onto Glassine... and then I pounced a paintbrush of Perfect Pearls (try saying that 17 times in a go lol) over the top of them to add some more bling... I used Biscoti - tis one of my faves btw (I may or may not have mentioned that before!)




The Rosettes are made from scraps of Lost & Found paper, with an Idea-ology keyhole and a little paperclaymouldywotsit heart that Dan gave me... I just coloured it with Fired Brick and Aged Mahog Distress Stains. I made a fancy Facet - more bling - and added a dangly blingy droplet jobby too.


So... I am home... got back yesterday afternoon... after a lovely weekend, I spent a few hours on various trains back to Chez Sheridan. I very nearly missed the train from Durham... I thought it was leaving at :57 and it was actually :47... well, Dan had dropped me off with loads of time... so I went and got a butty and then went to stand outside for a sneaky ciggie before going onto the platform. Well, I totally blame Stephanie Meyer... I am re-reading Twilight for the 382nd time... and I was completely engrossed... and goodness knows what made me check the time... but thank the lordy above I did... only just made it onto the platform as the train was getting ready to leave!!! You'd have thought that 10 years driving trains would have learnt me to actually be on time... ahem lol. Anyways... I had better stop all this waffling and get on with the job in hand... which is to pack up my tote again for tomorrow's UTEE class... ooh I am really looking forward to it! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

10 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, love how you have used the Glassine and the rosettes are perfect for this piece. Beautifully embellished with the perfect touch of BLING. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Tracy x

Lori said...

This is fab, Hels! Love the background, it's wonderful with that tissue paper!

Sandy said...

Wow hun great bling bling Tag.
Love all the little details on it. Absolutely gorgeous.

Alison said...

Blingkin gorgeous tag Hels!! xx

Dawn said...

Oh Hell's this is very pretty this is a fab stamp I wish I had got it when I had the chance lol Dxx

Dawn said...

I am impressed with your first page! I took up journaling early on in the year. I love it so much I started a challenge every month your more than welcome to join in Hels if you like

love Dawn xx

Helen said...

At least you caught the train, though. Am sure they'd have held it for you if they'd known you were there...
Lovely tag, natch!

Candy C said...

Hels, this tag is BEE-U-TI-FUL! I love the rosette with the keyhole and heart center! I hadn't thought of THAT one...it's way cool!!! Love the butterflies and all the other amazing stuff you did to make this tag so SA-WEET! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Gillian .... said...

Hey Hun, hope your recovering after your inky weekend ... now you have gone an created a Bling-Tas-Tic tag, Biscotti is soooooo yummy, love the keyhole heart, very clever:) xxx

Dragon said...

It's lovely as always, hels... glad you got back home safely
Frankie
xx

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