Friday, 13 April 2012

Flying High...

... Cor blimey and thrice! I love that new hot air balloon stamp from the latest releases by the Duke of Distress and I have to say... as soon as I saw it, I knew it had to come and live in the Room of Stash... and... that it would have to have some Ten Seconds Studio treatment too. Which is exactly what I did... stamping it onto Gold Nugget metal and then using a refining tool and a thingy-wheel to deboss it... and then slapping a nice layer of Black Dabber onto it to age it all up. To make the balloony bit pop, I flipped it over and used a paper stump to stretch the metal out and make it puffy. I spotted Candy Colwell had stamped the balloon for one of her projects and had added a little banner of pennants around it... and I loooved what she had done... and then when I stamped my balloon, I spotted that there are indeed pennants on it... so I cut some out of the scraps of TSS metal and bobbed those onto the balloon too... so a big big thank you to Candy for her inspiration and pointing out the pennants to me :O))



So... now I had fulfilled the urge to get metally, I needed to get inky... which is exactly what I did (whooops, repetition!) I quickly ran the Old Paper Distress Stain over the surface of the tag and spritzed with water and dried it... I then used Tumbled Glass, Broken China and a smidge of Pine Needles Distress Stains, smooshed onto my craft sheet and then spritzed with water and then dipped and twisted the tag into the mix... dried it... re-dipped to pick up any little droplets and then dried again. I loved the background soooo much I took a piccie of it before I went and covered it all over with the stamping and embellies... here it is:




The finishing touches were some Idea-ology and I dyed some vintage ribbon with Tumbled Glass and a smidge of Pine Needles Stains and then scrunched it up before drying and tying into a double bow.


Oooh and I just noticed it is Friday 13th today...are you supersticious? I am a bit but not with the date... well, 13 is my lucky number (it has to be, being born on the 13th lol) so if I have a birthday on Friday 13th I have to make sure it is a good 'un! Right, enough wafflings... I must away, I have a special project that is awaiting the finishing touches. As ever... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

28 comments:

Jacqueline said...

OMG !! Hels ! That's stunning!! I have GOT to get me that balloon !!!

Thanks for sharing .

Jackie x

Julie Short said...

I WANT that balloon to land here, on the lawn and take me away! Loved what you did with your art piece, Fabulous colour and metal- doesn't get better than that!

Colleen said...

Love your project!!! Great colors and texture :)

Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING!!!! LOVE that balloon! And the blue of it is perfectly stunning! FABULOUS! :)

SophieNewton said...

Yummy tag Hels. I too need that stamp...it will be going on "the list". Stunning background, glad you took a photo for us before carrying on! See you for Alcohol Inks next month x

SophieNewton said...

Yummy tag Hels. I too need that stamp...it will be going on "the list". Stunning background, glad you took a photo for us before carrying on! See you for Alcohol Inks next month x

Helen said...

I love the balloon set too, and have already used it lots. Love the colour of your tag behind it, it really makes it pop. See you tomorrow. ooh, tomorrow hurrah!! Ally Pally here I come.....

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab, love it! Hugs trace x

Pat said...

Love this Hels. I so wish I was going to Ally Pally but poorly back won't allow. I'll just have to pore over everyone's blogs and try to suck up the atmosphere
I love your blog it cheers me up no end
Pat x

Elaine said...

Now this is fabulous. Love metal and love the swooshy blue tag behind!! Can't go to Ally Pally but maybe Sept - hope you have a good time.

Joanne said...

That is wonderful, just wonderful. You are clever, I would never have thought of doing that. Well done again.
Hugs Joanne xx

rachel said...

Fantastic Hels - the balloon is immense! Love it xx

craftimamma said...

Now, that balloon does look a true steampunk balloon, Hels. It's fabulous. I am a real lover of metal stuff so this had me at first glance but closer inspection and I can see why you took a pic of that fab background too. An absolutely wonderful tag!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

LOVE IT Hels!!! NEED that balloon (and the financial support of a millionaire!) in my collection. Hugs, Buttons x

Fuchsia said...

Blimey Hels you are on a roll lately this is awesomely stunning !

Cath Wilson said...

Love that background, Hels - beautiful and perfect colours x

anna christensen crafts said...

Stunningly... um... stunning! That balloon is a masterpiece, its suits the materials you have used so well and I adore how you've aged it. It looks so good on that background too - the colour is so vibrant xx

Andrea said...

what a great balloon that is Mrs and you have as ever worked wonders with a stamp, fab piece of art and enjoy Ally Pally, do what you do best there and blow there socks of with your talent,hope I get to see you soon, take care x

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful tag Hels! Love it.

whyducks said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!!

ellen vargo said...

JAW...ON....FLOOR!!! OMG hon this is *stunning*! The balloon on the metal is just amazing! Makes me want to get out my TSS metal and have a play. Love & Hugs, Els xxx

Lori said...

Well, this is just awesome with that metal! I totally LURVE it!

Annie said...

Hi Hels. This is fantastic and your ballon looks brilliant. I didn't even notice there were pennants. Your background is brilliant too. Have a fab time at Ally Pally. Never been to a craft fair down south.....must really try to attend. Have fun and take some piccies to show on Monday........hugs Annie x

Miriam said...

Love it!! It makes me need this set soooo much xxx

Sarah said...

I looooove that tag!! That balloon is one of my favs on the set and I can't wait to ink it up too! The way you made that balloon look so real is just amazing! Gorgeous!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Verily & thrice - to borrow a Helsism - that is so freakin' gorgeous!!!

Aquarius said...

Stunning work and that definitely is a great balloon stamp - a must have I'd say.

Redanne said...

I know I am late leaving a comment (been to Kent where you can see hot air balloons most days - real ones). This is just amazing, have seen the stamp but was not sure - now this is a must have. Brilliant!

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