Thursday, 3 May 2012

Taggy T'Pouch...

...brrrrrrr, brrrrrrr, brrrrrrrrrr....that's the sound of my teeth chattering together! Oh yes, another post starting with a commentary about the weather. But please? Can we have the sunshine back please? So. A couple of weeks ago I was at The Stamp Attic to do some inkyness and T'Pouch making with a group of lovely ladies. And I forgot to take pics of my effort that I made in class... so here it is!


It is a T'Pouch - for peeps who are going "huh?" at that word... it is a little pouch, made of card, that is sized to fit an 8pt tag into. I have been making these for about a year now... it is my excuse for having more to add stamping and embellishing onto... and I have done a little tut on how to make one HERE if you fancy having a play.



This one is slightly different because we actually decorated two tags, stuck them back to back and then added more tags to the tags (!) and pouchy bit... along with some die-cuts and stamped images and of course, inky techniques.


I was in a devil may care attitude that day and just grabbed the first three colours that were nearest to me. Which is totally out of character because I normally think carefully about the colours I am using (I do, even if it doesn't look like it rofl) This time I grabbed Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw (my new fave Stain colour) and Antique Linen and blended them onto the tags and card surfaces. And... did you know... Scattered Straw Stain is a perfect lighter shade accompaniment to Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge... using it with Wild Honey and any other warm toned colour makes it more yellowy. See, that is why I LOVE Distress!



Anyways... enough of the waffling... I have one of those "to do" lists today (well, I have one every day but....) you know the type, that take up a whole page... and yep, defuzzing cobwebs is on the agenda... I am sure that those pesky spiders all gang up one night and have a big party on the ceiling and then chuck loads of fluff at their webs... they have to... I would never let cobwebs grow like that over time... would I? *best not answer that one lol* Right... offski time... have a lovely day... TTFN!

Hels x

23 comments:

Julie Short said...

I am always delighted when I play some more with Distress Stain combos too Hel's . Good Reason to own all 37 I think! Anyway I love you manly tag and seeing your post has reminded me to try out your T Pouch - as you say more to play with!

Annie said...

Hi Hels I love the t'pouch and had seen your tut whilst browsing your posts. This is a brilliant idea that I plan to action !!! Hugs Annie x

Annie said...

Hi Hels I love the t'pouch and had seen your tut whilst browsing your posts. This is a brilliant idea that I plan to action !!! Hugs Annie x

Wendy said...

It was a fab class hun and your colour combo worked a treat. I love the splat!! technqiue....lol

CraftygasheadZo said...

Superb tag, love the idea of pouches and tags. Will try this for myself I reckon! Good luck with those cobwebs! lol Zo xx

craftimamma said...

Fab tag and Tpouch Hels. I love your accidental colour combo and Peeled Paint is one of my faves. It looks fab with the Scattered Straw.

Oooh, oooh, ooh, Postie just knocked on the door while I was typing this comment and my birthday's come early (it's another 3 days yet, lol). My new Distress Inkpads have arrived AND even better, the gorgeous plaque and tag from you Hels. They are even more stunning irl and that new flower is lush! Oh my, how I would love to be able to get to one of your classes ........... I live in hope, sigh! ;o))).

Off to play with my inks now. My cobwebs can wait ........ again, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

just love the tags on tags in the T'pouch and thanks for the colour tips with the Distress (wonderful invention). Still raining here so we can't still be in a drought situation surely!!

Candy C said...

Hels, your taggy T'pouch is wonderful! I love it!!! You always do such wonderful work. I hope that your pain is a bit better, my sweet friend. So much going on in your life....know that I love you dearly. <3 Candy

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the tag and must have a play with the t pouch thingy!! Good luck with the cobwebs...mine are awful if you want to pop across!!! Hugs trace x

Redanne said...

I didn't know that about scattered straw stain so thanks for the tip. I think that balloon stamp is my newest all time fav stamp. Love your T'pouch, think I need to make one. If you have not already checked out on WOYWW No. 178 please do, then you will never need to worry about your spiders again - honest! Regards, Anne x

Lori said...

These are just lovely! Right up my alley!!

Joanne said...

You are just too bloomin' clever. These are wonderful and I want them now. S'pose I'd better make some then eh?
Hugs Joanne xx

Est xxx said...

Love your tags and t'pouch I'm going to have to try one of those :-) and lol at your cobwebs :-) xx

Buttons said...

Love that colour combo - the best things seem to happen by accident.
Can't reach the cobwebs(!) it's raining AGAIN(!!) so there's nothing else for it on a day off work but to play!!!!
Thanks for sharing as ever, hugs Buttons x

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

...Hels your pouch is a little belter, loVe the whole idea of a snuggle place to keep our beloVed Tags safe...and as for your Tags they are a dream...loVely work me thinks...Mel :)

Caz said...

That was a brilliant class Hels - loved your colour combo!!
Sounds like you have the same problem as us - majorly overactive spiders!!!!!
Hugs
xx

Carole Z said...

Love the pouch Hels, brilliant idea! Carole Z X

Sara Jansen said...

love that there are even MORE tags on this one...you just keep 'em coming Hels!!

Gillian .... said...

It looks amazing hun, those dashing gents always do the trick ... hmmm never tried that colour combo but defo must now having seen this. xxx

Anita Houston said...

Loving this pouch!!! And your envelope of sorts...all fantastic and really make a tag much more special!

Belladonna said...

Your steampunk stuff is awesome!

srpprcrftr said...

I found you thru Mrs. Beez. So love your blog and your talent is incredible. Wow. I was looking for a place to subscribe thru email but didn't find one. Would love to be able to see your projects all the time. I'm an American in COlorado. You sure inspire me as I'm sure you do many, many people.

srpprcrftr said...

Just discovered your blog thru Mrs. Beez. Your talent is incredible. Sorry if I've already sent a comment but maybe my appreciation of your talent and projects will be worth having to read a comment from me again.
Love the t'pouch. Maybe if I can figure out the cm's I'll be able to make one. Just an American that doesn't understand how cm's work,only inches. Wish I could view your tv shows.

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