Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 257 - Simply Irresistable

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy sunny Sunday to you all!   Many thanks for all the fabby pearly and sparkly entries for last weeks challenge and hello to the newbie entrants, thanks for joining us!  This week the theme is a technique based one!  And it be (if you haven't guessed from the song title...)  RESIST TECHNIQUE.   To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog/photo-web-hosty thingy, you can also join in via Facebook or by popping me an email over (my addy is on my profile)    The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 18th May 2013.



My entry this week is featuring a new technique I found whilst playing with Distress Paints.  Now one of my fave things is to experiment... I am oft heard muttering "I wonders if this will work...."  So, I had this little brain wave, can I do a resist technique with Distress Paints... being as Distress Paints are completely waterproof when dried.  Well, I came up with this idea.   Stamp your resist - I used Glue & Seal to do mine but you could use Multi Medium - the thing is, the resist needs to be waterproof when dried as you are using a ton of water afterwards... and I thinks that an embossed resist would allow the water to creep under the image.... I am going to try that sometime though.



Anyways... I stamped my resist - which is a lovely scripty background from the Tim Holtz set Letters To Santa.  I went right down the length of the tag to cover it completely with the writing.  Once I dried it, I smooshed Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves DP's onto my craft sheet, misted them with water, misted the tag with water and then dipped the tag into the painty mix.  A quick zap with a heat tool - not overcooking it - and then whilst parts of the tag were still wet, I used a baby wipe to soak up some of the surface paint.  You see, the paints have stained the tag base between the resist... but haven't stuck to the resist.  Where the paints are dry, the resist is obscured.  So this is... a partial resist!  I will do a tut at some point soon :O)



I love a bit of bookpage on a tag and this one is featuring a big old flower, made by die cutting the bookpages using the Tattered Florals Alterations die, I cut 18 in total, I then split them into three piles and dabbed the co-ordinating Distress Ink colours onto the flowers... you have to be a bit careful with this as the petals are fragile and can break off.  I then layered them, in turn by colour... and added a Studio 490 Embelllish Your Art floral button, I coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Pens to make it match in to the colour scheme.



To make the background a bit bolder, I grabbed my fave Hollyhocks stamp (Donna Downey for Unity Stamp) and stamped this using Black Gesso... and then layered up the embellishments...  You will see a butterfly - yep - he is my fave butterfly ever... he is a Studio 490 stamp, using Jet BLack Archival stamping onto more bookpage that has been glued onto Clearly for Art Blackout... and then a pearly body.  The border along the bottom is a pearly strip I bought in Michaels'... oh how I wish we had Michael's' in the UK!  I love ... like really LOVE that store!!!  OH and the ribbon, tis silky crush ribbon colured with the paints... yep, they have no fillers in them so the ribbon stays tactile and gorgeous but gets coloured.  And there you have it.



Poor old Grim has been in the wars!  Yesterday he decided to cut the side grass... which is a long old strip of grass and weeds.  Well, it started raining.  And the grass is on a slope.  And Grim slipped.  And his foot went up under the mower!  I know, you are cringing aren't you?  Thank the Lordy above he had his big old trainers on... they have been cut right through the sole..and thank the Lordy that his foot went sole first instead of top first...   But!  His poor toe has taken a beating.  It is the middle toe on the foot and it now resembles a bit fat sausage ... a very big bruised sausage at that too.  I am just thankful that he is sensible and was wearing the appropriate footwear... I shudder to think the horror if he had been wearing flipflops or the like!  I am being Nursey Sheridan and applying Arnica Gel and I am going to strap up said toe as he is hobbling about at the moment.  Bless him... he will be getting lots of sympathies from me... and poor old sausage, he is on his own for the next couple of days as I am headed off to the Crafty Bunch in Telford for a couple of Melt Art classes.   Anyways... with visions of bruised toes I shall bid  you a goodly day and hope that you like the theme this week!  Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

37 comments:

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Hels. The colours are stunning and that flower is beautiful. Sorry to hear about poor Grim, it could have been so much worse. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab tag.. Love the colours and great technique .. Poor grim. He's lucky to still have a toe.. Px

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Lovely tag. The kresist technique is worth a try, thanks.
Your choice of colours and flowers brilliant.

Grimm's injury could have been so much worse. So glad it wasn't. Wish him well. X

inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful tag , gorgeous ...poor Grim...hope he is Bettervsoon! Hugs trace x

Helen said...

Beautiful tag, Hels! Hope Grim's toe isn't too bad.

Carole Z said...

Love Love Love your tag and those gorgeous colours! Your mention of 'Michael's' made me smile widely..we are off to visit my family in the US later this year and husb Tom has already asked if I have the spare empty case ready to bring back my Michael's stash:)...wonderful California and the first thing I say is "oh good some trips to Michaels! He! He! Carole Z X

TDQ Karen said...

Love the flowers made from print, one of my favourite looks too xx

nattyboots said...

Ahh lovely tag, i just wish i had your brain waves .

Elaine H X

rachel said...

fabulous theme and a fabulous tag Hels - but poor Grim - hope he's okay xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, gorgeous tag, love the colours. Sorry to hear about Grim. Emma

Redanne said...

Oh Hels, poor Grim! I hope his toe recovers well and quickly. Your tag is stimply gorgeous - sumptuous in fact! Enjoy your trip away. Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, that is a Sheridan shows topper! Poor Grim, toes are very painful things, lots of nerves, please give him my get well soon wishes. Have a good trip, hope to be back layer,
Love barb x

nannapat said...

Beautiful tag Hels - colours are just stunning. Poor old Grim, lucky in a way but I bet he doesn't think that at the moment! Pat x

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Frea Konings said...

Wow, gorgeous gorgeous tag! Love al the goings on! Hugs Frea

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning tag Hels, love the techniques and the colour is gorgeous! Hope Grims toe is all better soon it sounds very painful. Hope you have fun in Telford Karen x

Craftychris said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the resist technique you have used with the paints. I hope Grim's foot gets better soon. bless him! My toes were curling when I read it! Thank goodness it wasn't any worse! xx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Hels, love the gorgeous background and the fabulous embellishments.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels ... Sorry to hear about Grim, hope his toe gets better soon.
Gorgeous tag, love everything about it. You are so talented.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Haley Rymel said...

I found one of your mixed media pieces in The Queen's Ink in Savage. Thankfully, I looked on the back and found your blog :) I love your pieces and mentioned you in my last blog post.

Keep on creating, I'll keep checking back so that I can learn from you.

Debbie Ravenhill said...

OMG Hels your poor Grim my heart missed a beat reading it, it must have been like something out of a "Casualty" episode. I am so glad he is, sort, of OK and I bet you are too, could have been mush mush worse, I don't even want to think about it!!! Your tag is brilliant, love everything about it. That Puffy paint stuff, where do you get it from? Micheal's is defiantly a store I would LOVE to shop in! Watching YouTube and the amount of references to the store makes me so envious and I agree we should have one in the UK! Anyway, hope you enjoy your next few days away, and poor Grim's toe gets better soon. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

carol e said...

Lovely tag Hels, great clours and flower is fab.Poor Grim hope he is soon on the mend

lucretia said...

Very pretty

Ann said...

Gorgeous tag Hels!! Hope Grim is okay...poor soul. Take care & Hugs
Ann xx

KimzKrafts said...

Lovely tag Hels. Here is my entry for the challenge. Not done anything else today oooops!!
http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/you-know-i-couldnt-resist.html

Barb Cady said...

What a fabulous piece Hels, love that flower. Hope Grim is healing well. Here is my entry:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/sunday-stampers-simplu-irresistable.html

Lots love, Barb x

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels

My, what blousy flowers! Such fun. Here's my attempt (without the Distress Paints - gonna have to think about an investment...)

http://brightshinysparklycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/resisting-art-hels-sunday-stamper-and.html

Becky said...

Love the tag Hels gorgeous colours.Glad grim is ok. You will find mine here

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/this-week-theme-for-sunday-stampers.html

Julie Short said...

SO pretty Hels and so different to my resistable offering this week.
http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/yes-ali-which-way-is-up.html

Carole Z said...

Here's mine for this week Hels! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/meadow-resist-sunday-stampers-week-257.html

Buttons said...

Another superb tag Hels. Sounds like you are having a fab time in Wales. Hope the weather is kind to you. Here's this week's entry;
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/small-paper-part-2.html
Hugs to you and Grim, Jenny x

Lisette Baker said...

Absolutely love this tag, the colours are yummy and that flower is gorgeous. Hope you're enjoying Cymru.

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-18N

rachel said...

gorgeous tag Hels - hope wales is still wonderful - here's my entry to the sunday stamper http://www.fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/resist-ance-is-futile.html
Hugs Rachel xx

Emma said...

So glad you had a fab holiday, loved seeing all the pics!

Here's my entry for this week
http://theaddictedinker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/i-feel-like-proper-crafter-now.html

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful colors; beautiful tag, Hels. My card can be found here. http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2013/05/let-us-begin.html

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