Thursday, 26 January 2012

Grungy... Ruffles...

..isn't that just one of the best words? Ruffles! If you say it loads of times it sounds really daft too lol Anyways... Grungy Monday this week is focussing on the Cracklepaint Resist technique... see HERE for lovely Linda Ledbetter's blog and HERE for Tim's YouTube vid showing how to do the technique.



I had a little play earlier in the week and have already entered once... however, I don't know about you but for me, if I start to use something that I have been ignoring of late, I go a little OTT and end up making more than one thing with it... Cracklepaint is in my spotlight this week... and I had painted several tags with different colours - you know, just to see which ones I liked best. Some of my Cracklepaints had gone all thick and ikky... so I just walloped some water into them and stirred them up and voila, they are useable again! Hurrah!



This particular tag started life with Milled Lavendar CP being roughly painted on it. Now, I have never really been one for the Milled Lavendar pad, being as it is a bit pale.. I lurve the Stain version and now I really love the CP version (and can't wait to get the PEN version!) Even though the CP is a light mauve colour, I decided to use Victorian Velvet DI to colour the rest of the tag and then went around the edges with Seedless Preserves. In all honesty, I haven't used Victorian Velvet for well over a year... why? I have no idea.. it is a stunning colour! I think I shall be revisiting my pink phase! The resist part of the tag was done using Pumice Stone DI and the large background on the Papillon set... I also used Pumice Stone and clear embossing powder to make the little butterflies pop off the background a bit too... they aren't too noticeable in the photo though... I could blame the light, the camera or just admit... I am a rubbish photo taker (can't even call myself a photographer lol)




What do you think of the pom-pom flower? It is made from Tissue Wrap that was cut into strips, folded over four times and then snipped into with my Tim scissors (nice and sharp to the point) and then wrapped around my finger and stapled to keep it fastened into a circle. As I went along I moved from index finger, to ring finger to little finger so each layer (there are 3 of them) is smaller and fits together nicely. I then ruffled the flower up and blending some Seedless Preserves over the top and use hot glue to fasten it to the tag. The leaves are cut from some printable canvas that I found in the clearout last week... cut using Tattered Leaves and coloured with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss Stains.




Right then... time for me to go and get inky again... I was tired earlier but have got my second wind so there's only one thing for it... hot coffee, Smooth 70's on the radio and me with a pile of diecuts and ink... ahhh, bliss!! Thanks for looking... have a lovely day! TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

artbyvic said...

Just love all the pink & purple! Your flower is beautiful!

ellen vargo said...

LOVE that flower! It's... wait for it... TOTES AMAZEBALLS!!! LOL! Seriously... totally cool... xxx

Julie said...

Such gorgeousness and So ..ruffled!

Anita Houston said...

Pom pom flower rocks...that's what I think! This is beautiful...love, love, love the pink!!! It's all so feminine and innocent looking!

Sara Jansen said...

Gor-ge-ous tag.
Your blog is wonderful; you could be a stand up comedian and I would pay to see you (well, except for the small distance issue). Is there somewhere that all the Sunday Stampers pieces are posted?

Thanks.

Helen said...

Just love that flower!!!! Now, why didn't I buy tissue wrap yesterday when I bought that paper you made me buy... why??? why???!!
Great tag, your pink phase is to be encouraged, the tag looks wonderful.

Jacqueline said...

That is just so pretty! Love that phrase!

I'm not really a 'pink' person either but purple i can manage because that's the colour of my hair at the moment!!

Thanks for sharing.

Jackie x

Red Kitty said...

This is beautiful, grunge really can be girlie. Showed my daughter and she adores it, at 13 she still loves her pink. She has asked me to have a go at recreating it, ahhhh. Will try, lol. X

Cardarian said...

Lovely tag! I didn't quite get how you made the pom pom but I really love it! Can you maybe make a tutorial for it??? Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Cardarian

jude said...

Stunning!Lilac and purple are not colours i use often either why who knows!
judex

Joanne said...

That flower looks almost real. It's so good. Love the little bottle opener at the bottom - oh! it's a key, I think. the colours are wonderful and all go together. Clever you once more.
Hugs Joanne xx

Trish Latimer said...

Fabulous flower! I'm loving the pink phase!! x

hazel said...

Stunning work, the flower is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, I love love the flower, adds so much dimension. I really need to try this colour, I keep avoiding these inks, don't know why. Beautifully put together. Tracy x x

inkypinkycraft said...

A stunning tag, not really used these colours much!!love love love the pom pom flower !!!!fab hugs trace x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oooh, so pretty! Gorgeous flower & I love the colour.

snazzyoriginal said...

That flower is just fab!!

Aquarius said...

Love those colours and that ruffly (is that a word?) flower is fabulous.

Gillian .... said...

How coolio is that flower, tis awesome, loving the pink/purple addiction hun ... I so need that tissue paper:) xxx

Eloise said...

Love your tag! I especially like the ruffely flower.

Shazza said...

beautiful xxxx

BumbleVee said...

are thos actual music sheets>: ....? or do you just find some on the net and print them out?
I have an idea for a card...so would have to make them smaller...and want lot of notes on the page...don't know anything about music so haven't a clue as to why there are more on some songs than others..hahah... and want to do them on brown paper ..or could just paint it i suppose....

lainey said...

you make beautiful tags!!! lainey x

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