Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Treasure Trove...

...Corrrr blimey and thrice!  Thank you all for your fabby comments on yesterdays tut post... if you haven't seen it yet, please do scroll down because there's some candy to grab too!    I am chuffed that you all enjoyed the tut and I do so hope you go and have a play and make something for yourselves.   Anyways... last weekend I was teaching and demo-ing at Birds in the Barn in Essex and Sunday was dedicated to playing with Treasure Gold, Masks, Embossing Paste, Crafty Individuals stamps and of course, tags!   



I do love That Special Touch Masks... there are some lush designs and when I spied this one sitting on the rack, well, it just leapt onto my desk!  I used Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and scraped it over the Foxgloves stencil and set it aside to dry... it dries in about 20 - 30 mins depending on the thickness and warmth of the room. Once it had started to set, I gave it a zap with my heat tool heating from the top and underneath.  Next I took a nice plump brush and applied a few different colours of Treasure Gold wax right over the top: I used Ruby, Copper, Onyxite and Rose Quartz for the background and once these were nicely applied and blended,  I added a coat of Black Gesso with Cut & Dry and then rubbed most of it off with a babywipe, the little bits of Gesso stayed in the uppy downy bits of the embossing paste and aged it a bit.  Next, I added smidges of White Fire wax over the top to highlight the raised bits.




The decorations are a torn strip of bookpage stapled into place, coloured paper flowers (see yesterdays post about that) and a little metal flowery embellie for the middle - this is an Artemio embellie btw.  The leaves are also Artemio, little wooden ones, coloured with Distress Stain (Forest Moss) and then overstamped with a text background and Olive Archival.  The butterflies are a Crafty Individuals stamp, popped onto book page, cut out and then layered onto the tag. I had fun doing my demo day - I do love to meet like minded crafty peeps and have a nice natter and play with stashly goodies.




Right, I shall away!  I have a lovely day planned with my BFF Andrea... it is an important birthday for her this week so we are spending a few days together... we were out last night for a meal with Tina & Denize... oh dear, I am surprised the restaurant didn't kick us out!  The birthday cake was received well... and it tasted deeelish!   Have a good day yourselves... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

36 comments:

Helen said...

What a cracking tag, it is gorgeous! I am off to check out those stencils you mention as I don't know the name!
Have a good day.

rachel said...

stunning tag Hels - this looks like fabulous messy fun but the result is just gorgeous xx

GA said...

Beautiful!

Kaz Brown said...

another stunning creation Hels, absolutely love this tag. x

Frea said...

Hi Hels, this is just gorgeous! Wish you lived in the Netherlands so you could do a workshop over here LOL! Hugs Frea

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, another stunning tag, fabulous colours and texture. Emma

Planetsusie said...

This is just a corker Hels - right up my street! I love the colours and the textures are amazing. I just wish I could touch it through my 'puter screen!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

whyducks said...

Fabby tag. You just had to rub in how good that cake tasted didn't you Lol. Really glad you are having such a good time.

Gerrina said...

Love this one! The stencil looks to work so great. Don't believe I can by them here in the Netherlands though... Hugs, Gerrina

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
This is really great. Love the flower. X

Rita said...

Beautiful Creation. You always amaze me with the projects you do Hels. I love that flower, the colours are amazing. Hugs Rita xx

Redanne said...

Fabby tag Hels!

Aquarius said...

More gorgeousness - love it. Great how items keep leaping into our baskets in shops isn't it??

corinna hunter said...

another stunner, hels... you have the most crafty mind!!! the colours and texture, my kind of thing, take care, corinna

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful...every bit!!!

nannapat said...

Fab tag Hels. I love all the detail on it and the colours are yummy. Pat x

Carole Z said...

Evening Hels... Gorgeous tag... All those fab details... Fabulicious, Carole Zxx

Moira Greig said...

Fab as ever! Love the colours and the butterflies x

Fandhmum said...

This is absolutely stunning.
Rosie x

craftimamma said...

Oooh, this tag is just lush! All that fab texture and Treasure Gold ......gorgeous! I'm sure I have a couple of pots of Dreamweaver paste lurking in a cupboard unopened. Really must unearth them after seeing this little beauty. Glad you had a lovely weekend and now following it with a lovely week.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Geraldine said...

beautiful tag, love the colours and textures, and that stencil looks fab, will have to check them out.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Yummy textures and colors. I love your use of texture paste here. Gorgeous!

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful tag.

inkypinkycraft said...

Hels this is gorgeous and I need that texture paste! Trace x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Mmmmmm, loving this tag, especially the foxglove, must look for that mask, it's gorgeous. Lovely inky colours and gorgeous flower.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat Taylor said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Hels! I love it!will have to start getting bits and having a go! Take care xxx

Ria Gall said...

What a great tag Hels so much texture and so many layers, really stunning.
Thanks for a great weekend at Birds in the Barn you were just what the doctor ordered
Ria

Shazza said...

this is lush!!!!! Enjoy your time with Andrea x

Julie Short said...

Wowsers how lush this is and with products that I will most definitely have to investigate. Have fun with your friend.

Craftychris said...

Fabby tag! The flower is awesome! I hope you had a fab day with your friend Andrea xx

butterfly said...

So scrummy - the metallic background just looks fabulous!
Alison x

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Well Hels I am sorry I tried to read your blog but as I looked at the gorgeous tag all I could think about was the fact that I WILL BE COMING TO ONE OF YOUR CLASSES. I will come back when I can concentrate more. Sam

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, another great tag Hels
am loving all the texture and stencils.
I did my version of the canvas from
your instructions and am very pleased
with it not as good as your's but
I am trying I'm sure my graddaughter
will love it. Nancyd xx

Curly Kent said...

Gorgeous.
Shirley

Annie said...

Wow Hels.....this is fabulous amazing. I so love this tag

Hugs Annie x x

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