Wednesday, 9 January 2013

'Cos Every Girl's Crazy For...

...490 Embossing Paste!  *I sang that to you you know... yes, ZZTop I am not but I used their tune anyway lol*  Anyways!  I think you will be seeing a few more things that have been made by moi using my new favest product in the world *Said in my Jeremy Clarkson voice*  Yes, the gorgeousness that is Studio 490 Embossing Paste is addictive... as are the Studio 490 Stencils For Art... especially the daisy one, which is my favouritest too.  This is another "middle of the night" tag.  I don't know why but I just cannot seem to sleep properly at the moment (of course, it isn't anything to do with the fact that I am going to America in TWO days.... teeheeeee)   Anyways, I went to bed, I read a bit, I tried to sleep - AlfieCat even came to sleep on my pillow to purr me to sleep but still I couldn't get to sleep.  So, I thought "what the heck, get up, have coffee, play in Room of Stash"  Which is exactly what I did.



Now, you will all think I am fibbing but... yesterday after I had finished making my tag (blogged yesterday) I put all the stuff I had been using away, back into their homes, tidy like.  And last night I got them all out again and played again.  Although it looks like I have used the same stuff... well, I have... I just tidied ... I did! Honest!  The base of the tag had a collage of torn book pages (thanks Ellen for that idea) and then I used Sand Eco Paint and a palette knife to introduce some paint over the top of the bookpages in a random fashion.  Thing is, towards the end of the creative process I realised I had obliterated the book text...  so it is only adding a bit of texture now lol




I then got the gorgeous flower Stencils  For Art and spread some black Embossing Paste over... and then I got the wordy Stencils For Art and picked out the word Vintage and used Ferro to push thru the stencil... the colour is Eisen and I love it, sort of browny goldy metallicky (fabulous use of the English language there!)  Once the texture pastes were dry, I blended Bundled Sage, Broken China and Iced Spruce DI's over the tag to add colour and flicked it with water to add bleachy spots.  Next I added smidges of my newest addition to the Room of Stash; Royal Amethyst and Rose Quartz Treasure Gold from Paper Artsy (I got ££ for Xmas so spended it wisely :O)) applying the wax with a brush and blending it with my inky binky cloth.  I added smidges of the wax over the textured bits and then slapped a good coat of Rock Candy Crackle over the top.  Once this had dried, I spritzed the tag with Black Marble Dylusions and blotted off the excess so the black is just sunked into the crackles.  The finishing touch is the little Embellish Your Art flower... this started life as candy pink in colour and it was too bright for the tag, so I popped some Rose Quartz onto it to tone it in.  Et voila, a middle of the night tag!



Right, I shall loves ya and leaves ya... I have a lovely day ahead, Caz is coming over for a playdate... the Room of Stash is spotless and I am sure she will attest to this later when she no doubt blogs whatever we have made... and no, I won't be paying her to say it is tidy lol  Mind you, both Grim and Caz's hubby think that by the end of the day the Room of Stash will be trashed... ah, what do they know... eh??  Really?  Ermmm... yes, they probably have a point lol   Thanks for looking.... TTFN!

Hels x

P.S.... TWO days... to ... CHA!!!!

19 comments:

Helen said...

Have a great play day - I guess this means you're packed and ready.... !! The tag is gorgeous, I need some of that there paste!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is one gorgeous tag & yep, I NEED that embossing paste. Have an excellent play day.

nannapat said...

Enjoy your day with Caz - look forward to seeing what you both create. Love the tag, I really need some of that paste! Pat x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love the tag.

Is the embossing paste anything like sparkle paste?

Enjoy your play day. X

Marleine said...


Hi again Hels,

Meant to say Spackle paste. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Another brilliant masterpiece, I love the paste, and love the new treasure golds you have added to your collection, they look gorgeous. I got my box of goodies from Leandra yesterday, so I can't wait to play.
Have a lovely day with Caz.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely tag and rich jewel like colours, must get my hands on some of these pastes! I can see you being zonked out at CHA if your not sleeping! Emma

Joanne said...

Just added embossing paste to my NEED list for the Manchester show next month. Love the colour combination on this tag. Have a brill day with Caz.
xx

rachel said...

wonderful tag Hels - the paste looks like its fun to use - and well done on putting things away - what a good girl you are xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
What a great tag, I have to admit embossing paste has made it in to my craft room and I love it. I made a large canvas using it and loved the results.
This tag has so much depth to it and the colours are FAB.
Well done on tidying up after yourself you have earned some chocolate.
I am still counting your sleeps!
Ria

inkypinkycraft said...

Your tag is yummy and looks like I may need some of that paste..I mean rude not too!! Have an amazing time at CHA..notvthatI am a teensy bit jealous?! Well yes maybe a bit!! Have a ball!!! Hugs trace x

Redanne said...

Fabby tag Hels, I hesitate to say it but you do some brilliant work in the middle of the night, as well as in the daytime. Wendy's paste is on my wish list too although I may just have a go with my Dreamweaver stuff in the meantime.... Hugs, Anne x

only 2 more days...........!!

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, the embossing paste looks amazing on your even more AMAZING Tag wowwzersss and enjoy your crafting day with Caz sweetie, and lets make a mess lol...
Love your piece of art sweetie, hugs terry xxxx

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I am very impressed that you put your supplies up -- and the very same day! That would truly be a historic day at my house. Haha!
Love your tag.

darcydaydream said...

love love love it....must have the embossing paste but can't find it anywhere.....sad face...come on spill the beans....lol

have a good time at CHA...well jell

Christine in Essex

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, must try this paste! All packed now?Carole Z X

val jones said...

Great tag. I too wouldn't be able to sleep I'd be so excited at the prospect of going to CHA.

Val in Spain xx

Gerrina said...

I envey you! Would like to go to the CHA once...
Great tag, almost a CAS-one! Hugs, Gerrina

jane gray said...

Hi Hels. Lovin your work, as always.

Jane:-)x

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