Saturday, 27 April 2013

Errrrrm... Purple?

... I know! No wonder I have a poorly peeper, tis all this bright colour!  Aha... actually, I made this before said poorly peeper (more of that in a mo)  This is another of my many many demo tags from Ally Pally and this one was a challenge issued forth by a young chap who said "use that Seedless Preserves colour.... and black!"   ... *GULP*  "Gee thanks Mr.... hahahaaa..."   But, always one to step up for a challenge I went for it.   I did cheat a smidgeywidgey bit because I added in Antique Linen into a painty smoosh on the craft sheet... only to break up the Seedless Preserves mind... to add a little extra dimension you know.  




After dipping the tag and drying it, then dipping it again and drying again, I got a bit over excited and decided to "splat" the Paints... if you prime them onto your craft sheet so the sponge is lovely and juicy, you can make them splat loverly like.  Next  I set about making some almost jam-like Studio 490 White Embossing Paste, mixed with Seedless Preserves.... corrrrrr.... lush....   I used my fave flower Stencils for Art, spreading the Embossing Paste thru the stencil and adding some extra dimension to the paste by using my spatula to "peak" the paste.  To add some depth to the paste, once it was set, I used a piece of Cut & Dry with some Black Soot DP on it to blend over the peaks and then to add some stencilled dots... the word WISH was made using another new wordy Stencils For Art.




So. The poorly peeper.  Well, it felt better, so I resumed lense wearing... and then it got hurty again...so I am now sporting my specatics... in public!  They are driving me stark staring bonkers you know.  I takes my hat off to everyone who wears their specs all the time.. you must all have the patience of a saint!   So far I have managed to get them tangled in my hair, I have got food on them (!!!) and Treasure Gold... oh yesh, they are blingtastic now.  I am going to try and get an appt with the old Optician on Monday... there seems to be some kind of lurgy lurking in there... eeewwww!   With that delightful image, I shall bid you a goodly day... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

25 comments:

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love the colours on this tag. I bought the stencil at the show, will give it a go. X

Lisette Baker said...

IMO can never have too much Seedless Preserves - that chap was right about purple and black as this is divine. Love this tag. Hope the eye is soon better x

rachel said...

brilliant tag hels - love the big splats too - hope your poorly eye is better soon - I wear specs all the time - so I know how annoying they are - but for me less annoying than fishing things out of your eyes - yuk!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, And there I was thinking your poorly peeper was getting better, only to get 'worser' again, you deffo need to see Mr Optician, your eyes are precious, I have to wear glasses, not all the time thankfully, but need them for reading and close work, everything I like doing !!
I love purple, it is my fave colour and here combined with black, glad you decided to add a lighter colour in the mix though. This tag is beautiful, I love all Wendy's masks and pastes.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, sorry to hear you have a poorly eye. Hope it gets better soon. Great tags, good to see you have come out of your comfort zone with the colour. I think we all go through a faze where we stick to what we know. Have a great weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous tag and i love the colours. You should get your eye looked at def sounds like infection. I wear specs for close work so crafting and they do get mucky with inks and paints. Emma

Lynne M said...

Hi Hels , love the colours on this tag , great!!!! . Take care of ur poorly peeps. Lol Lynne M x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Hels

I love tags i do ,and yours is beautiful love the colours

Elaine H X

Michelle Lock said...

Love the tag Hels. Colour is fab and I love the splats...going to try that

Mooffie said...

Sorry to hear about the peeper... But i LOVE the tag....they say purple is the lucky colour for us sagittarians, me and Donny Osmond!! Take care, Fred

snazzyoriginal said...

Love those Seedless Preserves, great tag. I so admire anyone who can wear contact lenses, I'm too cowardly to even try but I agree specs are a pain. Hope your eye gets better soon xx

corinna said...

will have to get some of them there preserves, loverly colour, the tag is another hit, have you ever made a tag i have to disagree with, i wonder, because all the ones i have ever seen are great, lovely, inspirational, all those sort of words, you know the ones i mean. anyways, peepers are precious, take care of them, corinna

Aquarius said...

Seedless Preserve is my new fave colour at the moment and it works so well with the soot. Great tag. Sorry to hear about the poorly eye - I get all sorts of grunge all over my specs!!

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels, Love the tag and glad to see you using Purple my favorite colour!! I'm known as purpleisious to all my friends cause I only wear clothes with the colour, you guessed it, purple. I wear glasses all the time, blind as a bat, and yes I agree with you they do get in the way. How do they get covered in all sorts of stuff, it is beyond me! Hope your eye gets better sooner rather than later. Have a great weekend. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Gerrina said...

Like the colour! And the tag ocourse... Have a good weekend, Gerrina

Alyce said...

stunning! i love those colours :)

Karen Petitt said...

Guess what colour of distress ink I now want first lol?! Gorgeous colour, lovely the splatterly look.
Hppe your eye is better soon, can't cope with lenses myself - it's like putting a piece of grit in your eyes Karen x

Carol said...

Hiya Hels, you look great in those specs! Very stylish and they suit you! Really hope that you get your eye sorted on Monday xx fabbie tag xx

Fuchsia said...

Oooooh My favorite color Hels I love it ta !
Mt glasses are permanently on top of my head cant see a dam thing up close without them am ok with distance but under me nose hopeless I pull my hair out because the dam hinge shut my hair in them If I put them down they disappear and no I am not going to wear one of those Granny chains even though I am a Granny LOL
Hope your eye gets well soon xxx

nannapat said...

Stunning design Hels. I love the stencil and the colours are just yummy - the seedless preserve is my fave at the mo. Pat x

whyducks said...

Wow I love it! Sorry about your poorly eye, hope they sort you out quickly!

Carole Z said...

I love this! Flabby colour, great stencil! I wear specs all the time, gave up on contacts after 10 years... hated them, love my specs..am I unique in that.? Hope your eye is better soon, hugs, Carole Z xx

carol e said...

Hi hels love all the colours and the stencil. Hope you get your eye sorted out soon

Caroline said...

Ooooo, need that stencil of flower, where do l buy it? Lovely tag, I love my seedless preserve dt - going to get the peacock one with birthday money (I probably won't get any now I've loaded a few baskets ready to check out, rofl)....
Really sorry about your eye, horrid place to get a hurty (reminds me of when mummy leaned into a real Christmas (sorry for swear word) tree & pine needle stabbed her eye... Yukky yuk :( Hope Mr eye Dr sorts it for you! Take care. Off to see if post for today (sorry I was late Miss!). Squidge for Alfie :))

Christine said...

Your blog always amuses me greatly! Love the stories about your cat. Sorry to hear about your sore eye, and hope it will be better very soon. You made me giggle, talking about your glasses! I've been wearing mine for about 48 years, and I don't feel "me" without them. Let's hope you wont need yours for much longer.

I loved your Melt Pot shows on C&C and I'm looking forward to your next lot of shows. Go for it, Hels!!

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