Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Simon Says.... Tickets Please...

... Tickets Please... that reminds me of one morning... in a previous life... I had stopped my train at London Bridge station and a lady came up to the cab and said "A pigeon got on the train at Blackfriars and he is still on there" So... I replied... (much to my shame) "Oh dear, I bet he hasn't got a ticket either... these fair-dodgers...." Thankfully she had the grace to laugh a bit... However, I have digressed before I even started! Well, this week the talented folks at Simon Says Stamp & Show are asking to see Tickets on ones (ooh get me, all posh-like) artwork.

So... I decided to have a little play and made a tag... for a change like cos I haven't made one for about... erm... three weeks (ok, a smidge of a white-lie there but...) A couple of days ago I had a delivery... yes, I got the new District Market Tissue Paper. Well, I had seen it, read about it, heard about it... and I thought that it would be terribly remiss of me not to try it out for myself. So, I just did... and wow, I lurves it. For those who haven't got this yet, here's what I thinks; it is packaged in a box, like one of those Cling Film boxes from Morri's and it has a metal serated cutter built into the box. Now, I don't know about you but in the House of Sheridan whenever we get about half way through a box of Cling Film, cursing starts because the box is collapsing and the "cutter" is blunt... well, I can't see how this would happen to the Tissue Paper box, it is really sturdy and the cutter is metal... coolio! Anyways, enough about the box, here's about the product. Imagine if you can, Tim's Tissue Tape... without the stickyback... and a little more papery and less waxy.. there you have it... Tissue Paper. It is quite sturdy too... not flimsy but not too thick.

I have used it to cover a manila tag - using Ranger Glue & Seal to stick it down... and then popped some Antique Linen Stain over the top, dried this, then blended the edges with Gathered Twigs DI. The holly branch is stamped in Sepia Archival and one thing to remember... the ink doesn't soak in, so you need to heat set it. That's what I mean about it being a smidge waxy coated. I made some Tattered Pine Cones... oh I am SO loving these and have mastered the making of them... I just roll them up a couple of times and dab some glue on as I assemble... tis seemingly working anyways!
The tree is made up from the latest Alterations Strip die - Lace Borders. I cut these from Graphic 45 papers, layered them onto cardstock and then die cut the tree. I then used more Gathered Twigs to distress the layers and flicked them up with my fingernail... The ticket is an Adage Ticket and I am a smidge miffed because I have nearly run out of them and I wanted the word "wish" and haven't got any left... so bliss had to do instead. So, there you have it... voila, another Christmas tag.

So... time for a quick update about the old war-wound. Well, the Doc said it would be about a week before I started to feel any benefit... and it would get worse before it got better. Tis over a week now and... I think I can safely say... it hasn't worked! Ho hum, well, at least I tried I guess... back to the drawing board again. Thank you all again for all your lovely messages, it has been very comforting to know that there are so many lovely kind peeps out there... Right... time for a quick telly catch up and then bed... thanks for looking.... TTFN!

Hels x


Candy C said...

Hels...your tag is amazing! I love your "BLISS" ticket, even if it is a stand in for "WISH". :) I love your tree!!! What a great idea as to how to layer the lace edges and then die cut the tree. Brilliant! I love your pinecones, too!! They are a bit tough in the beginning but I'm beginning to get the hang of them. Your's are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and artistic eye with Simon Says Stamp and Show! <3 Candy

Helen said...

I nearly bought some of the tissue paper the other day but stopped because I've been going a bit heavy on the credit card lately and haven't even started buying Christmas pressies... but now I want some ..... Love your tag! It is fab - love the colour.

Joanne said...

I am amazed by that tree and as I don't have the Alterations you used, can't work out how you've done it. Looks really good though. Seen the tissue paper but bit pricey for me just yet. Perhaps Santa has some for me. I cannot believe you have gone through the week from hell for that treatment not to have worked. Like most things (daren't say BR) it might be late!!
Hugs Joanne xx

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels,loving your tag and wishing for that tissue paper now! Congrats on mastering the pine cone, knew you would! Wish I could have made it to your classes at the Stamp Attic sure you would have taught me then! Sorry treatment has not worked yet, here's hoping it will be better late than never, keeping my fingers crossed for you and sending you healing hugs xx

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful tag!

inkypinkycraft said...

I have been playing with the tissue wrap too and love it...l have been playing with picket fence distress stain on and then inked!!! Great tag, lve it, you as always are a star in all things crafty...sorry you not feeling better!after all you have been through!poor you
Hugs trace x

Crafty mop said...

Saw this over at Simon says it's just wonderful love the colours you have used and think I will need to purchase some of that tissue tape it looks devine ......your tags are just fab fab fab and keep getting better and better ...... Not so good about your treatment not working stuff out all the time so hopefully they will come up with something to help you x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Hels, gorgeous tag, I love the tree, great idea using the on the edge die then cutting your tree. Love the rich colours too and the pine cones are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

ellen vargo said...

OMG...GORGEOUS! That tree is just amazing! You always come up with the perfect way to spice things up - love it! Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Love you... Els xxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous tree! Love how you "flicked" it up to add texture! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Your tag is Beautiful Hels!!!! The colours are amazing!!!

craftimamma said...

Aw Hels, so sorry to hear you went through all that aggro for it not to work but as you say, at least you tried.

As for the tag well ............... it's fantabulous! I really thought I would never consider paying out for that tissue papers but now ............. I'm gonna have to give it serious thought AND that tree is just brilliant. Ach! that's another die on my wish list together with the pine cones, lol! You've done a heck of a lot of enabling with this one tag! Stop it please ;)

Lesley Xx

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Ooooh Hels!!!! I love that tree! You've got such a great eye! This is really a neat tag! Hope you are having a nice Fall!

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Fuchsia said...

Fantastic Tag Hels !

that paper sounds Intriguing do I need some?

Sorry your treatment didn't work hope you find some relief .

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Cath Wilson said...

LOVE your tree - great idea, Hels x

Gillian .... said...

Oooo la la, this tag is rocking Hels, love love the Tissue Paper, need to get me some of that! The pine cones are gorge and the tree is pure genius. xxx

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Nancy Wethington said...

Another beauty! I love the paper you used for the trees and the added embellishments and techniques are fabulous! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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