Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Believe In Something Absurd...

...I have been playing again this morning. I have some of those lush Dylusions Sprays and haven't really had a chance to have a good old faff with them. So, when I should have been clearing out the Room of Stash, I was sitting getting inky instead. More of that in a mo.... So. The Sprays. The colours I used are Bubblegum Pink, Fresh Lime and Black Marble. I have been after a black spray for several yonks - using Black Soot Re-Inker in a mini mister of water works but for a proper pitch black spray, the Black Marble is the best. And the sprays... are... L.U.S.H!!!



I spritzed water right over the top of the tag and then misted the pink and lime colours onto it - where they mix they marble... cool effect (you can do that with Colorwashes too) A good old zap with a heat tool dries it all and then I got a bit exciteable and used a Dylusion Stencil (the one with the dots) and a baby wipe to remove some of the colour - it gives a bit of a bleachy effect. Once that was done I used the Dylusion diamond stencil and lightly misted Black Marble Spray over the top. I was very gentle with this bit because I didn't want to over-do the black. Once that had dried, I used the floral bit of the dotty stencil and went along the bottom of the tag with more Black Marble Spray.




The flowers are Prima's and I bobbed a little brass flowery thing in the layers too. Check out the leaves... they are a Crafty-Emblies wooden embellie that I coloured with the Fresh Lime spray - ooh and that reminds me... the Sunday Stamper this week is sponsored by Crafty-Emblies and there's a prize to be had! For all the deets, please CLICK HERE. Anyways... back to the tag. I used Jet Black Archival to stamp the sentiment onto a piece of card I had done the same spray technique on so it matches in. Each bit was cut out and layered onto 3d foam. The buttons are also Crafty-Emblies, coloured with the sprays. The final bit of spraying was the ribbon - it started out as white crinkle ribbon so I sprayed it and now it is black... cool huh?



So. The Room of Trash! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I seem to have developed a very good avoidance routine, meaning that for the past three days I have been whitting on, saying I will tidy it... and nope, not done it. Yesterday I found myself re-arranging the kitchen cupboard, the lengths I will go to to not start on my room is baaaaaad. SO. I have taken the bull by the proverbials and decided to show you just how bad my desk is... that way I will have NO excuse what-so-ever to not have it nice and tidy to show you tomorrow. Well, that's the plan, I may well be back here with head-hanging lol


Right, I shall away to give myself a good talking to, fancy having a lovely room and allowing it to get into this state! Thanks for looking... have a looooovely day! TTFN

Hels x

27 comments:

ellen vargo said...

LOVE the Dylusions tag! Sprays look awesome - and the black is perfection! As for the desk... well... you'll get to it eventually. Getting inky is *way* more fun! Love & miss ya... Els xxx

JaneCrafty said...

Oh Hels I love the tag! The colours are just me!
As for the room it shows you have been creative!!! Isn't it strange though that no matter how much space we have you always end up with the smallest space to actually work in!!!
Love and hugs as ever! xx

Lottie said...

The tag is stunning and the colours are breath-takingly beautiful

And your desk? It's a work of art

Kaz said...

Love your tag Hels that black is just gorgeous x
I love your desk too.....dont tidy it just add to it....its a work of creative art in the making lol x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag!! If Tracy Emin can have her unmade bed in Tate Modern, then your untidied Room of Stash is a work of art too.

Deborah said...

Those colours do look so good together and that black ribbon is amazing. Lovely tag!

Helen said...

So I do need the black Dylusion spray.... I love how you've used these colours together.

Cornish Emma said...

Hi Hels
Unusual mix of colours but they work. Love it.
Can you see the floor in your craft room? if you can it doesn't need sorting out yet!! lol
Emma

Joanne said...

You have such a knack with colours. This is superb and I love it to bits.
Hugs Joanne xx

Planetsusie said...

I love love love your tag Hels - great colour choice and design. As for your room - it still isn't as bad as mine (and mine has been tidied - oooh now I'm laughing) where is your dust?? At least your room looks dust free!!

Hugs Sue P xxx

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
What a find that black marble spray is. Your tag is fantastic the colours black, purple and green go so well together.
As for your craft room, I bet you know where everything is.
You'll never find your bits ionce you tidy up?
I tidy up when I change the subject say from birthdays to Xmas. Am enjoying your blog. X

butterfly said...

Such eye-catching colours... the bleachy stencilling and then the black stencilling is fabulous! Desk - delicious... no shame whatever!!
Alison x

Aquarius said...

I do identify with your displacement activities and the results in the form of this tag are wonderful so I wouldn't worry too much about the untidy state - shows you are truly creative!! just as long as you can actually get into the roomn to work - who cares!!

Carol Gibson said...

So happy to see I'm not the only one
who can do that to their creative space.
Love the tag.

rachel said...

fabulous work Hels - but your desk is far too like mine!!! xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, have you not heard of the 'shove it to the right/left technique' - tidying is for a rainy down when Mr Mojo escapes and hides somewhere else. Love your tag, gorgeous colours and I thought that bubble gum pink was too bright and left it on the shelf...silly me. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Redanne said...

......sorry, it should say rainy day - head in the clouds again......A x

Buttons said...

The kids bedrooms look worse if that helps?! Still, never mind the mess, it's protecting your work surface from dust. Meanwhile you have done wonders with those sprays. Can't believe you have done so many layers and the diamonds are still really clear - especially with the black! Self-control can be exercised where required/essential eh?! Hugs, Buttons x

whyducks said...

Love the tag so pretty! You call that a mess, you haven't seen my dinning rooms Hels, that is nothing!! x

Carol said...

Rofl Hels what a mess!! Do you want a hand to tidy? I wouldn't mind a nosy in your room of stash!, lol

Fab tags I love those sprays too

X

Carole Z said...

Love this tag Hels, scrumptious colours! And thanks for posting a piccie of your craft room..it made me feel a bit better about mine, he! he! Carole Z X

sheila said...

Beautiful tag and dream colours, Your room id a crafter heaven some of us would have a feild day discovering what you have in there!

melanie said...

Stunning tag , well that is a craft room and a half Its just like where I craft in the kitchen I have one side a full lenght work surface.Melanie

lydia jordan said...

Hi Hels,
Lovely tag today great colours.
Who cares about a mess when you produce such wonderful creations for us.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous tag! I have two Dylusions sprays and the dotty flowery mask and haven't used them yet - You have inspired me to have a go. I am a bit of a scaredy cat! Good luck with the tidying! xx

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous tag Hels and I love dylusions too - they are so addictive though. (more slimming than chocolate so I'll just feed my dylusion addiction and try to avoid the said yummy brown c********!!!).
Juliaxx

Sue said...

Very gorgeous tag - love the black & those sweet hat pins. Must get some dylusions sprays. Just imagine, I have to eat in spacesI between my stash! I sooo need my own space. Sx

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