Saturday, 18 February 2012

The Key To Love... *and the taggy winner*

...do you ever get that "made-those-once-need-to-make-them-again-right-now" urges? You know those little roses I made yesterday from the Mini Tattered Florals die? Well, I am officially addicted... as I also seem to be turning several shades of pastel! What is going on huh? I hardly ever do the whole palepink/babyblue but this week for some reason I have it in my head to use the Vintage Shabby papers from the Duke of Distress *who... is in THE SAME country as us!! Huzzah (oh, just thought, if you are not in the UK then he isn't in the same country... but you know what I mean right?)*


Well, I have this ickle 4" shadow box in my stash for several eons and decided it was high time that it got some lurve in the form of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints... the base colour is Sky Blue, then some of that super crackle medium... and then Snow*** White (oh I can't remember the name of the white one... and it is put away and neat and I am lazy so... erm.... it is the Snow something or other white ... whatever it be named, it is lush) Where was I? Ah, yes... crackled box... white with blue... looked like "blah" in my face and not at all the shades I wanted... so.. I went in with the Weathered Wood Distress Stain, dabbing it on and drying as I went... and then smidges of Pumice Stone Stain to make it a bit shabbier.... and then... Blue Smoke PP Mists (nearly out of that one *sob* I use it all the time)



Next came the roses... cut from the "grey" shades of papers in the Vintage Shabby stack...hey, did you know... the die fits into the little 2" snip designs on the papers... cool huh! I made three roses, blending Stormy Sky over the edges and then sanding them. The sentiment is another Tim stamp... and the 2" snip fits perfectly into the centre of the box! I added some Idea-ology to embellish and some Hitch Fasteners for feet (am gutted... these have been discontinued from the Idea-ology range... booohooo)




And here I am waffling on... and I nearly forgot to tell you... I have a winner to announce for last weeks taggy giveaway!! I had 60 lovely comments and Mr Random.wotsit picked #57 as the winner... which belonged to the comment left by DEE. Please email me your addy and I will pop the tag into the post for you :O))

here's the giveaway tag


I had better get a move on... tis 11am and I am still sitting here in my nighty, I know... slatternly behaviour indeedily... I fancy a nice nostril deep bath to go and sink into... I live a decadent life don't I? lol Thanks for looking... don't forget... new Sunday Stamper theme tomorrow! Have a lovely day!

TTFN
Hels x

12 comments:

craftimamma said...

Fab little shadow box Hels. I love those Fresco paints and especially the crackle (used it on my latest Snazzy piece), it's so easy and works every time.

Lucky Dee is in for a treat when she gets your tag. I love the one I got!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

lainey said...

lovely Hels loving those soft colours :) lainey x

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh wow....the crackle is lush, but those roses are amazing!!! This is a really gorgeous shadow box Hels
Dot x

Jo said...

Tres girly pastel madam, the crackle is excellent and the roses as ever gorgeous. Enjoy the bath, I've just got out of mine - bliss! jo xx

Helen said...

Love those diddy roses and hope you haven't gone too wrinkly int he water...

Barb Cady said...

I love this box Hels! A little beauty it is. I just left something on my blog before I saw yours and guess what, there's a bath theme going on! (Do you reckon Tim is going to have TSV on QVC on Tuesday? I'm so hoping it will be vol 2 of the compendium!!)x

Redanne said...

The pastel blue really suits the box, loving the crackle and the roses are just stunning! Hope you had a good bath.

Shazza said...

on my Hels, this is absolutely gorgeous I love it!!! Hope you enjoyed your soak x

Deb Neerman said...

Fab-you-low-so! Love this shadowbox!

Candy C said...

Hels, I love your little shadowbox! It's so sweet!!! Love the crackle and the soft color! Love the little knob on top, too. And of course, your roses are amazing!!! <3 Candy

Dallying Debz said...

You do vintage so well!

creativchen said...

Dear Hels, How creative and so beautifully done. I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! Please take a look on my Blogspot too. Hugs from Marina.

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