Saturday, 9 February 2013

And The Winner Is....

...cor blinking blimey and thriceingtons!!!  Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on the tutorial giveaway post I did on Tuesday!  I had 151 comments! WOW!  Actually, there were a few comments that were duplicates, you know, when you post and Mr Blogger decides to put it on there twice? In one case it was four times!  Anyways, I deleted all those extra ones off so it was fair for all.. .and there were 151 left.  So, I popped that number into Random.Org and the number chosen was...   Number 5 which tallies with the comment left by Miriam.  Congrats to Miriam and thank you all again for your lovely kind words.  Please drop me an email with your shipping deets Miriam... the goodies will be on their way to you next week!



Right, on with todays offering... another demo tag from last weekend at Birds In The Barn... This is my fave one of the day - a lot of goodies that are my faves went onto this tag: I started by scraping a couple of different colours of paint onto the tag and then layering some torn bookpages over the top of it.   Next I added some Dreamweaver embossing paste thru a Studio 490 Stencil for Art and once this had dried I added some smudges of Treasure Gold over the embossy bits to add some bling.




I had stamped an Artemio stamp onto cosmetic tissue for a different demo and had some of it left so I used a smidge of it and applied Ranger's Multi Medium over the top of it to stick it into place collage stylee.  Whilst I was in collage mode, I stamped the Crafty Individuals butterflies onto tissue paper and collaged these with the Multi Medium onto the tag.  Once these had dried, I added a generous splodge of Rock Candy Cracklepaint onto the tag.  I love Rock Candy Crackle because it is clear, it crackles perfectly and... it smells gorgeous too!  Once the crackle had...erm... crackled (!) I set about adding some embellishments to the tag, namely, stamping the butterflies onto bookpage and cutting them out and layering them over the collaged ones... and adding an Artemio metal embellie to the middle of the stencilled flower. Now I do like to add a frame to my arty things so a smidge around the edge of the tag with some black Gesso on a piece of Cut & Dry was just the ticket.



I have a confession to make... hanging head in shame... the Room of Stash... remember the FIVE days I took to tidy it before I went away?  Pointless waste of time.. tis a complete mess again!  I have no excuse other than dire laziness too!  I needs to unpack after last weeks classes and some new stuff has arrived this week in readiness for the trade show and I have samples to make... before I sit and play, I mean work of course, I needs to tidy... so that is where I am now headed... I have a feeling it will be a late night!  Right, I shall away... thanks for looking... have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

craftimamma said...

First of all congrats to Miriam on winning some gorgeous Hels art and of course the candy too. Have fun!

Love this gorgeous tag Hels. That black texture paste looks fabulous and I love the tissue collaging. Brilliant stuff as always.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PS Hope the tidying didn't take too long. Xx

Julie Short said...

Lucky, Lucky Miriam! I lusted after the goodies on offer this time! Will I ever see a piece of Hels art for real? Sniff :)
Texture paste has arrived here but I need to find the time to crack some open. Your lovely tage just might do it!

Julie Short said...

Tage is of course fingertypustoofastus for tag!

Helen said...

Well done Miriam! Today's tag is lovely, but of course it would be! I can't believe you have let the Room of Stash get untidy again, it's like a neverending event (I know, I have one here...!) Have a great weekend.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Congratulations to Miriam, you lucky lady.
This tag is gorgeous, I love the collaged tissue and the butterflies and the flower and the gesso, I love it ALL.
Good luck with the tidying ha ha, it's a vicious circle isn't it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joanne said...

Oh Miriam you will sit for hours just looking at your prize, well done. Tried in vain to get texture paste at the show yesterday so am off again to Inspirations to get some dreamweaver stuff. Hope they have some in. Love this tag and all its elements. You are so bloomin' clever.
xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Absolutely love this tag. Gorgeous muted background . X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, congrats to Miriam, i know the feeling that all housework is a waste of time because as soon as its tidy its a mess again, same of the craft room. As usual i love your tag and colours. Have a good weekend. Emma

hotpotato said...

Love the tag very pretty.

nannapat said...

Well done Miriam - a lot of us are green with envy! Stunning tag Hels, I love the butterflies and the gesso frame. Pat x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Miriam - you are one lucky lady! Gorgeous tag, you do such truly amazing work! xx

Michelle said...

Well done Miriam!! :-)
LOVE this tag, the colours are Fab!!
It is a waste of crafting time tidying up isn't it!!
I know it feels nice at the start of a project but it all seems a bit pointless doesn't it!! LOL!!
Inky Hugs,
Michelle xx

Rita said...

Congratulations Miriam. I'm sure you will treasure this wonderful piece of art. Hugs Rita xx

Jacqueline said...

This is lovely,fabulous design,I love this.As far as trying to keep your craft space tidy,it's impossible,your craft goodies spread like lava LOL,before you know it it's every,I think this problem is incurable.Have a great weekend Jacqueline.S

Redanne said...

Many congrats to Miriam! You will love your piece of Hel's art. Fabby tag today Hels, love the way you used the texture paste and am in love with Treasure Gold, must buy some..... Hugs, Anne x

Frea said...

Hello Hels, first of all a warm congratulations to Miriam, you lucky girl you hehe!! Love your today tag, brilliantly done! Hugs Frea

corinna hunter said...

good day, hels, and many congrats to the incredibly lucky miriam, not only incredible crafty goodies to play with, but an original by hels to treasure. todays tag is, as always, briiillliant, with lots to look at and study (so i can learn!!!) take care, corinna

betjunroe said...

This is so beautiful Hels! Love the Spring-like colors and all the textures too. Bette

Miriam said...

OMG!!! I can't believe my name is up!! Doing happy dance!!! First bit of good news all year!!!

gorgeous tag as always!!!

Carole Z said...

Congrats to Miriam!! Lucky lady :)!! Love today's tag..all those lovely textures..loving the flower! Carole Z X

jane gray said...

Congrats to Miriam - happy playing.

Love the tag, so much texture to it.

Janex

SaraJ said...

love all the depth your recent work has been exploring...this is flippin' gorgeous...must go to Fun Room now and play....

Anita Houston said...

Oh my textural word...this is fantastic! The texture truly is amazing! Well done! I want to touch this! Gorgeous tag!

lucretia said...

Love the colour combo and the flower is divine

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