Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Butterflies & Masks...

...cor blinking blimey! You should see the state of my paws! I am covered in ink again... I have been playing this morning and have made my DT piece for The Stamp Attic - I have just blogged over HERE on the Stamp Attic blog. All the deets on how I made my tag are over there so you can see how I made it... and... links to the shop so you can get there nice and easy too (am good like that!)


Because I was enjoying myself so much, I decided to make a card to match the tag too. I used the same techniques for the card as I did for the tag. I stepped right out of my comfort zone and decided to do a "snatch and grab" of the Distress Stains. Normally I will consider the colours and make sure that they are all in the same family... with the snatch and grab method, all you need to do is shut your eyes and grab the first one you come to. I did that a few times and got a smidge disappointed when I saw Pine Needles. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely colour - just not "me" IYKWIM.


Well, I am happy to say that I have changed my mind (again) and I am now lurving Pine Needles... I expect that you will be seeing a lot more of it very soon lol For the base of the card I used some Dylusions Stencils and added some pattern using Distress Ink blended thru the holes... something a bit different than leaving the base blank - which I normally do.


Anyways. All good plans of tidying the Room of Stash went slightly askew yesterday - mainly because I decided to clean out the laundry room instead... it sounds posher than it is, it is teensy... but it still took hoooours. I am the worlds best avoider you know. Avoiding cleaning the Room of Stash - and it really needs it. Today I am thinking I might have a go at the kitchen... which is also teensy so won't take too long. Anyways... I should get a move on. Before I do go though - hoooge thanks for your suggestions about the mozzi bite - it is a lot better, still a bit red and itchy and the bite itself is still like a hard, pea-sized blister but... phew, I feels better in myself too! Thanks for looking... have a good day ... TTFN!

Hels x

24 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, I love pine needles - the colour that is, they get into the carpet and hide.... and the card is just gorgeous.

Kaz said...

Oooo love this piece of art Hels, lovely and bright.......just like you xxxx

Planetsusie said...

I don't think the colours always matter Hels - it's what you do with them!! You have just made a piece of art which shows exactly what I mean. Mind you I love Pine Needles and these colours really go!

Hugs Sue P xxx

Bet if I did a random snatch like you they would be awful together - no matter what I did with them! Oooh now I'm laughing!!

whyducks said...

Oh loving these Hels.x

TAM said...

Beautiful card and tag Hels - love them both.
Discovered the other day that a pumice stone is good for getting the worst of distress inks off your fingers and its much kinder than bleach !!! it also saves me going to work with harlequin fingers the morning after a crafty session.

Redanne said...

Beautiful card and tag Hels, those colours really do work so well together. Don't you find that it takes much longer to clean and tidy a small room than a large one though?.......Crafty hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

fabulous Hels - I feel very inspired by this! Hugs rachel xx

Aquarius said...

Loving the colours you used on these two projects. I know what you mean about avoiding - I have it down to a fine art (but still feel guilty when things aren't done)!!

Buttons said...

Glad you like Pine Needles now. Tis a great colour :) Love the card and will head off to see your other project next.
Thought of you when the OH came home from work complaining about being bitten (do I REALLY need to see the evidence?) It's good to hear you are back on the road to recovery.
Mind you, I'd swap your laundry room AND kitchen for my bathroom (4 men remember!) any day... Hugs, Buttons x

Marleine said...

Hi Hels

Love the colours in the card. The words are beautiful,I finished a card at the week end for a friend using them too.

Good to hear the mossie bites are more comfy. X

Cornish Emma said...

Hi Hels, what a great idea a snatch and grab is! (sounds like stealing!!) I love the pine needles with the bright yellow in this. I think its always good to use colours we don't normally as it gets the creative juices going.
I never get far with stash tidy up as i find something i'd forgotten and end up playing with it!!
Emma

Julia S-W said...

The card is gorgeous Hels and I love the colours.
Glad your little itchy problem is improving!
Juliax
Off to drool at your tag now!

Rita said...

More of your fabulous work Hels. I just love what you have created and the colours are awesome. Glad the itchy thingy is clearing up. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Carole Z said...

Fab card Hels..gorgeous and bright..perfect! Carole Z X

Caz said...

Beautiful colours - really great result!
Glad the mozzy bite's on the mend!
xxxx

Joanne said...

You know what? - I looked at the wonderful creation, did'nt read a word and thought - that gal should be recognised world wide. HEY WORLD, LOOK AT THIS.
Hugs Joanne xx

sheila said...

When something this good comes from snatch and grab this wonderful result has to be down to your creative talent

Glennis said...

Fabulous - there is nothing wrong with pine needles - you have used it beautifully

butterfly said...

How gorgeous - I'm always very wary of Pine Needles, but you're making me have a rethink! Fabulous, bright and sunny! Lovely...
Alison x

Val in Spain xxx said...

just love the caard Hels. Great colours.must have a go at this snatching.

Rebecca said...

Super, you should use pine needles more I love it well it is green which ticks my box LOL
Happy craftin
Rebecca

craftimamma said...

Fab use of those masks Hels and Pine Needles is fab too! Totally gorgeous card! So glad you are feeling better and just hope the itching goes away now, asap.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anita Houston said...

Extremely gorgeous Hels! The colors are amazing!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I love this card, it is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous. I love how you have done the background paper, it is gorgeous. I will pop over to Stamp Attic now to see how you have done the tag. Have a lovely day, I'm trying to organise my housework around the TV today watching Spellbinders, don't think I will be getting much work done, do you ha ha !!! Lots of love from Patricia xx

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