Monday, 27 February 2012

He's A Real...

...Umbrella Man... Aha! I sang that to you, you know... to the tune of Nowhere Man... did you like it? (or, are your ears now bleeding?) So... the other day when I was faffing about with honeycomb paper and Alterations I decided to have a little pop at tranforming Brolly Man's brolly. Cor blimey, how fragile is that honeycomb paper eh? This one is the third attempt, I kept trying to stick it down and ended up getting sticky fingers on the paper and crushing it.


The background of the tag is one of my fave Alcohol Ink techniques... colouring a piece of acetate *I just use packaging from Idea-ology* and I used Cool Peri, Juniper, Cloudy Blue and Purple Twilight AI's. I then used a wordy Reflections stamp, stamping in Jet Black Archival and then immediately dabbing off the ink - it just looks fab, a really cool "resist" technique. I popped this tag over a white one I cut and had edged with Black Soot DI.




Brolly Man is made from mountboard, coloured with Black Soot DI and layered onto 3D foam so he can stand atop the circles which are cut from Grungeboard and coloured with DI's. I added some Idea-olgy for decoration and coloured some cheapy washerywotsits with Rust AI. This tag also fits the theme of this weeks Sunday Stamper... which is Life.


I am wide awake.. it is a little before 5am and I just cannot sleep... I think it is excitement... I am off to Preston today because I am demo-ing at Cardcraft Plus tomorrow... flippin' heck it is miles away from home you know... I will be letting the train take the strain (hurrah, I love travelling by train) so I plan to have a little read of my book and a nosey out of the window (and no doubt I will eat my sandwiches before we have even left the first station lol) So, if you are in/near Preston tomorrow it would be loverly to see you! Oh and before I go... CLICK HERE... that's a link to my Art Part Spool giveaway... just another couple of days left to join in :O)) Right, I am off to see if I can grab a few snoozles before the alarm goes off... somehow I think I will be back in the Room of Stash in half an hour getting inky again! Thanks for looking... have a fab day! TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

Helen said...

Hope you have a great time tomorrow - don't fall asleep on the train...Love the tag, btw.

Elaine said...

Love brolly man's bright blue brolly - very cheery!! Have a good day.

Julia Watts said...

Have a great day in Preston. Love the tag. Julia xxx

craftimamma said...

Great idea for brollyman Hels! I'm very tempted by that honeycomb paper. It always makes me think of the old Christmas decorations we had when I was a child.

You've also got me wanting those reflections stamps which I had convinced myself I didn't need ;-)

Hugs
Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous Hels, just my colours. I love those blues and purples, makes me want to get some out and get inky right now! I love using that alcohol resist technique, it's so cool.
The umbrella looks fab with the honeycomb paper, your persistence paid off. Enjoy your demo day, and the train journey, hugs, Judith xx

Ann said...

Terrific tag Hels...love the Umbrella Mans' brolly, brill it is!
Have a fab day tomorrow, safe journey xxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Love him! Have a really fun day!!

Rita said...

How fabulous is this Hels. I really must try the acetate tip. The way I look at my cardmaking has now changed so much since finding your blog. Thanks for all the things I've learned. Hugs rita xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh another super duper tag, gorgeous colours ;-) You're about 9 years too late visiting Preston for me hun - I used to live there; well in Leyland actually but it comes under Preston. Have a great day :-)
Anne xx

Redanne said...

Oh dear! I posted my tag for Sunday Stampers yesterday, same stamp but with a yellow honeycomb brolly - it is nowhere near as good as your though - I must try harder.........

Kirsten Alicia said...

Very cool tag Hels, I have enough problems with ordinary paper, without adding honeycomb paper to the shambles. :) Have a great time in Preston, hope your journey was enjoyable.

Bella said...

now that song is going round and round and round and round and round and round my head...just the one line too...great tag

whyducks said...

A great piece Hels, love the colours you used too. Have a wonderful trip and a great crafting day. x

Marjie Kemper said...

You are so patient to keep trying with that paper. Your patience paid off... he's awesome!

lainey said...

love his blue brolly so cheery :) lainey x

Stampersue said...

Hi Hels

Love the tag the blue brolly is worth all the effort.

I have taken the day off work just to come and see you in Preston - I can't wait.

Safe journey and see you tomorrow!

Stampersue
X

Felicie said...

Gorgeous Tag,I love it.

Lillibelle said...

What a great idea!
The umbrella is gorgeous.
I like your creative card very much.

Fuchsia said...

This is really Cool Hels I absolutely adore the Beatles and now I have that lovely song in my head and I dont mind at all x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your umbrella man! Have a great day in Preston, gutted that I can't come - kitchen man starts tomorrow - still not long til the end of March!

Shazza said...

HOPE YOU HAD LOVELY TIME TODAY X

Shazza said...

OH AND LOVE BROLLY MAN X

Dallying Debz said...

Lovely idea Hel's!

Li'l Pidge said...

Oh, I know what you mean about the honeycombe paper, I had lots and didnt use it so gave it to charity...now Tim has used it, I cant get any for love nor money, doh!

Enjoy tomorrow.
Kyla

Becky said...

Love the brolly I used to have some honeycomb paper but can't find where I have put it will have to get some more.

Anita Houston said...

I must get some of this paper!!! WOW...such a creative girl you are...awesome...simply awesome, and eye catching!!!

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