Friday, 4 May 2012

Lilac Ruffles...

... I been playing!! Oh yesh indeedily, I been playing with those new Seasonal Distress Inks. I have to say... they are LUSH! The colours fit perfectly into the Distress family... I just wish that we could have the Seasonal ones as Stains too... imagine how cool that would be!! But, that is just being greedy and I don't want to sound ungrateful that I have three more gorgeous Distress Inks to play with so... I won't mention it again ;o))


I had a little play the other day and used all three new colours together and then with inks in their own colour palette. This is the first of the tags that I have finished (the others are awaiting make-overs) This one was coloured with Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves. Ohlalalaa and thrice! Now, a lot of the finished look is to do with the surface you are working on. And I just happen to have some fab tags from Wendy @ The Stamp Attic. She usually has a big old pile of manila ones... and some white ones too. Seeing as I have never used the white ones, I thought I would give them a try. Well, they are beautiful because they have a bit of a coating on them with makes the ink blend on beautifully... and the colours stay true being as it is white that I was working onto. After inking the background I gave it a little spritz with water and dried it... then inked up that big old background from Tim's Papillon set using Shaded Lilac and stamped that over... it is a really subtle background - look closely and it is there though :O))


The butterflies were stamped with Jet Black Archival and then I stamped my beautiful butterfly (first stamp I ever bought) and coloured it with the same inks and a waterbrush. This is popped onto an Ornate Frame and then I got all ruffley with some Tissue Tape and made a rosettey-fluffy-flowery-thing. Finishing touches of Idea-ology, the Lace Alterations using Foil Tape on card and a row of AB blingy-gems that I picked up in Michael's last time I was in the US.


Anyways... I have noticed I have managed to get right through today's post without mentioning the weather!!! That's because I am studiously ignoring it now... if I ignore all that wet stuff maybe it will start being dry and sunny... well, a girl can wish... now, where's my thermal knickers??? Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

36 comments:

Helen said...

This new lilac is beautiful indeed - I am loving it. haven't used it with seedless preserves yet, but it looks scrummy,I want to go home and ink up some stamps now!!! What a stunning tag...loaded with things as usual, lol!!

Netrix said...

Gorgeous. Got mine too but still wrapped up. Love the loverly tag missus.
Jeanette xo

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is gorgeous Hels, these are in my favourite colour palette of.....purple! The butterfly is stunning, and I love how you have placed it in the little frame. Love the subtle stamping on the background as well. Judith xx

Rita said...

Absolutely beautiful Hels. I just recieved mine yesterday and I too had a little play last night, so watch this space. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

Fliss said...

A stunning tag Hels and can't wait for my set to turn up (hopefully today) as this is my favourite of the whole lot so far being a lilac lover lol
Nasty cold weather down here like March so roll on the sunshine.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Elaine said...

I shouldn't have looked - the colours look gorgeous so I may have to succumb to some retail therapy!! I'm blaming you...and Tim I guess. Lovely tag once again!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love the lilac, the tag is gorgeous, background is so pretty too. Love it all! Zo xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag Hels, the colours are yummy. Love the subtle stamping in the background and your placement of the butterfly. The rosette flower is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x x

Annie said...

Hi Hels gorgeous tag and I love your butterflies and embellishments. I have the TH lace dies but not got round to using them yet.........I did need them at the time !! The new distress ink colours are fabulous and your card looks so opulent !!!! Hope the sun shines for you soon as you certainly brighten my day with your posts. Hugs Annie x

rachel said...

Gorgeous colours and the butterflies and the flowers - really pretty xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a stunning tag Hels! The colours are just so beautiful (mine are ordered and I just can't wait for them to arrive now!). What a great idea for the butterfly too.

If it is any consolation we have snow showers today up in the north!

Jacqueline said...

Oh my!!!! Absolutely scrumptious colours !!! That's gorgeous so it is!!!

Thanks for sharing

Jackie x.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...simply stunning & the colours on the butterfy wings wow...don't see anything wrong with a bit of inky greed myself...Mel :)

Claudine C. said...

WOW! I love the new colors, so pretty and your tag is to die for!! Beautiful!!!

Lillibelle said...

What a beautiful, creative and amazing work! It's fantastic!

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW!!!!! That is just gorgeous!!! The colors and the butterflies are just stunning!!! I'm hoping my new set comes in todays mail cuz I can't wait! I was so lucky to win a set from the generous folks at Ranger!!

Sarah said...

I think Tim made these colours with you in mind....most def Hel's tones...
Fabulous butterfly there too. My shopping stash list never endeth. I'm going to scratch nappies from the list and just go for ink!

Thanks for the lovely words and MMM blog vivit - I think you should makes some torn paper roses in that new shade of lilac...
Have a good weekend,

Sarah. xx

lisa aka b.creative said...

This is gorgeous! "the queen of tags"!

Scrapthat said...

Oooo how lovely!
okay, who makes the beautiful butterfly? SA? Tim? Wendy?
STUNNING as always

Kate said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to get mine now! I just ordered them. Your butterfly is amazing...
Kate

Liza Akter said...

Very Nice Post  
Thank You

Redanne said...

Got mine, tried them out on scraps of paper and I am in total love with them, best colours ever (I think). Your tag is gorgeousness itself.

Julia Watts said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the new colours. Haven't had chance to play with mine yet. Love, Julia xxx

Aquarius said...

Wow these colours are so beautiful and love the overall effect of the butterflies with the fluffy-flowery thing!!

Sue said...

Lovely, lovely colours. The butterfly is gorgeous - I've deacided that you can't have enough butterfly stamps & that tissue tape rosette is sooo pretty.
Wonder what you have in store for us on Sunday (hope there will be one of your famous flowers)- really excited now.
Sx

Jennibellie said...

Absolutely beautiful, you put things together so gorgeously xx

Buttons said...

Gorgeous colours and I love the subtle background. Isn't it funny the way we often gravitate back to our old favourites!! but the butterfly is a beauty.
Hugs, Buttons x

craftimamma said...

This is stunning Hels. Love every teensy thing about it. I did notice that beautiful subtle background and it's lovely and your beautiful butterfly ........... well it is...... BEAUTIFUL!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

M said...

These aren't my colours at all, but I absolutely LOVE this tag! M x

Daniele said...

stunning tag Hels, just recieved the new colours today they look lush
hugs

Karen said...

oOoooh these are so my colours - perfectly girly but not too pretty!!!
and just when i think it can't get any better - so wonderful - fabbytastic tag - love it! am now adding those inks to my b'day list lol! hugs Karen x

SophieNewton said...

Stunning tag, i love the new colours...dont know if i can wait till my birthday for mine!

SophieNewton said...

Stunning tag, i love the new colours...dont know if i can wait till my birthday for mine!

Pat said...

The colours are gorgeous in the new inks.I wasn't going to buy anymore stash for a few weeks as am saving for distress markers but saw them wednesday and couldn't resist. Not used them yet but your tags always make me want to play. Gorgeous as always.
Pat x

Gillian .... said...

This is stunningly GORGEOUS hun, love love love the colour hues, can't wait to get my inky fingers on this set. xxx

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely stunning! Oh the color! I need to play with the new inks! Fabulous design Hels!

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