Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 259 - Some Like It Hot

Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all.  Many thanks for the fabby vintage creations you all made last week!  This week is a VERY special Sunday Stamper indeedily!  Before I go on waffling about that I will do the usual housekeeping things:  Firstly the challenge theme for this week is... EMBOSSING POWDERS.  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 with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog, don't worry, you can also join in via email or on Facebook.   The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday June 1st 2013. **entries received after this time will not be added into the prize draw**



And on with the most important bit!  Oh yesh, I am very honoured and proud to have been asked by Ranger to be a part of their Melt Art Mania event that they have running HERE on their blog.  The event runs from May 15th through to May 31st and has tonnes of fabulous inspiration featuring, along with amazing projects by some very talented designers... hence why I am chuffed to little mint balls to be asked to be amongst these incredily clever peeps!  Anyways... being as I am a part of the event, Ranger have very kindly offered up a brilliant prize...   to be in with a chance of winning this box of goodies all you need to do is leave me a comment here on this post.  If you join in with the Sunday Stamper as well.. you get two entries.  Another important thing:  if you join in any other way than on your blog, like sending me an email, you need to remember to leave a comment on this post telling me you have done that... otherwise it would be crazy to try and add in peeps names in the right order.  Each comment will be assigned a number, the total comments will then be fed into Random.org and the winner chosen at random, being announced next Sunday, June 2nd.  Ranger will then send out your prize directly.    I think that is everything....   and on with the post!   Oh yes, here's the FAB prize!!!


Firstly, here's a little peep at the finished project.... but before I show you all about that, I have a little tutorial for you, making my fave Faux Jade/Turquiose.  This is a technique I learned from the wonderful Suze Weinberg.  Please do take time to pop over to Suze's youTube channel too... her art is amazing!  Anyways... on with the tut!




STEP 1
Add 1/3 white UTEE to your Melt Pot and then add 2/3 clear UTEE to the pot and allow to melt thoroughly. (**HINT  Always pop the lid on your Melt Pot whilst melting UTEE... it melts faster with the lid on... and also you have less chance of sticking your elbow into the melting UTEE's)  Once melted give the contents a good stir to amalgamate the two together - use  your Kool Tool spatula for this.



STEP 2
Add a generous droppage of Heat It Inks to your white UTEE mix - I have used Green - you will see it is more of a turquiose colour! You will see the UTEE bubble a bit - this is normal.  Pop the lid on and allow the ink to get to the same temp as the UTEE.. this will only take a minute or so. I have found this helps the mixing in of the colour.



STEP 3
Give the ink/UTEE mix a really good stir using your Kool Tool spatula so the colour is uniform.  If you are quick, you can also pour this while the colours are totally mixed for a cool white/colour look.



STEP 4
Add in Platinum UTEE using your Kool Tool as a spoon (or a plastic spoon, be careful not to dip this into the UTEE though... it will melt!)  Pop the Lid back on the pot and leave to melt.



STEP 5
Use the tip of your Kool Tool spatula and gently marble the Platinum through the colour, you don't want to stir this as it will be all muddy, the trick is to bring one colour through the other.  It is now ready to pour and become gorgeous faux jade/turquoise.




And here's what you can make....  I poured the UTEE mix into a heart shaped mould (made from Mold & Pour) and once it was cooled, I lightly heated the front of it so it is a little shinier than it would normally be.  BTW, check out the heart at the back.. the technique was just a bit of marbling, cookie cuttering... but the ickle heart which is nearly but not quite cut out was an idea I saw a lovely lady called Angela adopting on a class I taught the other week... FAB idea!  Thanks Angela!  That is what I so love about the Melt Pot, it just begs to be played with... experiment, play... have fun!!! 





My project is a wooden trinket case that I decided to alter, using Distress Paints to cover the wooden bits.  I started by removing the hinges and clasp from the chest and put them in a safe place.  Cut & Dry foam to apply the Antique Linen DP to the outside of the chest and also, inside the "shelves"    I added Broken China DP to some Cut & Dry and gently dabbed this around the edge of the lid.  I had also used masking tape to cover up the edges of the glass on the lid too... saves scaping paint off later!  Once that was how I wanted it, I added Pitch Black Dabber using Cut & Dry foam, to the edges and front of the shelves.


Some stamping onto cosmetic tissue with a couple of Tim's stamp and Archival Ink was the next step.  Ensure you give the Archival a good zap of heat to set it before you use beeswax on it otherwise the ink can bleed a smidge.



I popped my Project Pan into the Melt Pot and some beeswax pellets - these are white ones, I prefer the clear effect of white but the natural ones are gorgeous too if you want a more antique effect.  I tore piece of tissue, used a real hair brush to apply smidges of beeswax to the frame and then painted more over the top, using the heat tool all the time to re-melt the wax and ensure the tissue was stuck down.  Once I had all the collaging done, I added more blobs of wax to add a bit of texture to the chest.


The insidey bits are created with a range of different UTEE techniques.  Pouring into moulds, pouring into Memory Frames, Texture Treads, stamping into UTEE and using cookie cutters... I wanted a "curiosity" effect... which this is... the Beeswax Curiosity!





I hope you have enjoyed the tut and seeing my special project.... like I said... I am so honoured to be a part of this amazing event with Ranger... and of course, it is no secret how much I loves Ranger and the Melt Pot!    I am away to Crafty Bunch in Telford today for another Melt Art class..... see, I loves my Melt Pot!   I shall away... don't forget to check out Ranger's blog for all their inspiration...  Thanks for looking, have a great day!

TTFN

Hels x

204 comments:

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Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab project... I love my melt pot... I've not used the need wax yet... Tis on the t do list.. Px

steffi said...

Wow! Great post - really want to try this - especially as my melt pot only about a week old :D

Tracy Crafty said...

Don't blame you for being so excited ! Brilliant tut and love some of the effects you can achieve with the melt pot. ..I don't have one yet, keep drooling over them.
Have a good bank holiday xx
Oh and hope you are feeling better xx

Julie Short said...

OK You have convinced me Hels to stop dithering around and to rescue the melt pot from the cupboard and PLAY!
Thank you for the inspiration and the easy to understand techniques.
Great recognition by Ranger too!

Kaz said...

Whoooohooo!! Brilliant bloomin brill awesome, totes amaze balls mwah xxx
Kaz

Linda said...

Congratulations Hels x

Barbara said...

Have had a melt pot for two years and havent used it yet! You have given me the inspiration to get it out and have a go1
Love your work Hels, fab demoes and brilliant creations!!!!!!

betjunroe said...

Oh my gosh, Hels--congratulations on being chosen by Ranger for the melt art project. I love the hearts and especially the treasure box. Awesome! Bette

Val said...

Wow - congratulations Hels - Ranger only ever want the best and you have talent in spades.

Fabulous project, so many different ideas. Just love, love, love it!

Hugs
Valxx

Ellie Lewis said...

Congratulations Hels, it is only right that someone as talented as you should be included in this event :-)
Crafty hugs, Ellie xx

Aquilla said...

Oh WoW WoW Hels I love what you have done. Congratulations on being part of this fantastic melt art projects for Ranger, your work s stunning and I am in no way surprised you have been asked by Ranger.

Netty said...

congratulations Hels, loving your wonderful curio cabinet. Fab demonstration. x

Karen Buchanan said...

Awesome technique! Love the marbled look and the cabinet is fabulous!

Karen Petitt said...

fab, fab, fab and they is very lucky to have our fabulously talented lass on their team! please don't tell me you put your elbow in your melt pot! ouch. I think it might be time to dig mine out of the back of the cupboard and play some more with it - fab tutorial and awesomely beautiful project! thanks for sharing Hels big hugs Karen x

ellen vargo said...

Yip, Yip, Yippeeeee!!! LOVE your melt art project - Ranger was spot-on to pick the melt-art-queen to be part of the Mania. So happy for you hon. Sending big hugs and lotsa love. xxx

Glennis said...

How exciting for you. I have not done any melt art - Your tut was wonderful - now I want some!!!!

Cherry Blossom said...

Wow well done you!! Happy dancing. . .
Great tutorial and fab results. Thank you.
Lynn xx

Mary said...

I love the way you mixed so many different techniques into one project! This whole Melt-Art mania feature on the Ranger blog is reeeeeaaaally tempting me to buy a Melt Pot. Especially after seeing all these cool colorizing techniques you used! Thanks for sharing with us! =)

Scrapthat said...

Very cool Hels! Your trinket box is gorgeous and stuffed full of beautiful lovely melt art pieces! TFS

Netrix said...

Well big big congrats Hels, fab news!!!
Love the jade effect, very purdy, thanks for sharing xx

Lou Withers said...

Brill news, well done. Lou x

Neil said...

Absolutely fabulous project. Love my melt pot too, even more after seeing what everyone's doing!

Beth Davies said...

Absolutely love the colours!!!!!xxx

Annette said...

Wow what an amazing curio cabinet, I love it. Well thanks to you have used my melting pot, your an amazing inspiration. I love your works of art, keep up the good work. Sandra xx

inkypinkycraft said...

A wonderful project full of goodies!! Well done you , not surprised you rock the melt pot!!trace x

The Taming of the Glue said...

That is so totally gorgeous. Many congratulations on being chosen by Ranger. I love my Melt Pot and those goodies would be a VERY welcome addition to my stash!. xx

Angela Young said...

Hooray for Hels.....
Our Queen of the Meltpot & all things Inky! So chuffed for you Hels... Being chosen by Ranger...yay!! I love your beeswax curiosity cupboard it's beautiful... & that faux tourqoise how clever is that! All in all brilliant news & beautiful creation. :-) xxxxxx

Lin W said...

I love the melt pot, just love to play and make nice patterns, love watching you on C and C you give us some good ideas.

Loraine Arderne said...

How fab! Cant wait to meet you later and learn how to do some of this with the melt pot:-)
http://lorainescardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Buttons said...

And the Queen of the Melt Pot does it again!! This really is a treasure trove of pieces and ideas. Love the way you play and create such beautiful things and always come up trumps.
Sending you healing thoughts and hugs, Jenny x

Barb Cady said...

Wow! What a lovely thing to behold as I wake up this Sunday morning! Fabulous inspiration Hels, I Will put my thinking cap on and get back ASAP! (Corse they chose you, you is amaze balls!) xx

Sandra F said...

Great project. I love my melt pot and now that I've had a project pan can try the beeswax.
congratulations Hels. xx

Mooffie said...

I shall deffo be entering THIS week then!! Woo hoo, how gorgeous! Will study your piece (oo err) when I get back from Andy's latest class, and will then roll my sleeves up and roll myself in embossing powder! Have a great day! TTFN Fred

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, fabulous post today. Stunning project and a lots of fun in the process. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Kerrie Brown said...

Wow held such a gorgeous project and brilliant news too you are an amazingly talented lady - hope you are feeling much better now too xx

rachel said...

amazing project Hels - will be entering something else again - must double my chances to win that mazing prize from Ranger and well done on being one of their featured artists - I would never expect any different though - your work rocks!!! xx

Carol said...

Congratulation Hels, ranger did well selecting you, you are so inspirational with the melt pot. Hope you feel much better and that the class goes well today xx

Cornish Emma said...

WOW WOW WOW this is amazing Hels. Congrats on joining the melt art mania team, not surprised as you make gorgeous pieces with the melt pot. Emma

Aquarius said...

What a wonderful box of delights - so many elements and melty things - love it. Congratulations too on being part of the Melt It team - well deserved. Great tutorial thanks for that.

Linda said...

Amazing project Hels. Fabulous tutorial, I love all your UTEE trinkets. Just bought a melt pot, (your fault entirely!) can't wait to get started with it. Enjoy the bank holiday. Linda xx

corinna said...

faaaaannnnnnttasssttic creation and you totally deserve the recognition from ranger, you are the number one. hels, a request,when you are back on c+c could you please bring some of those wonderful, ornate feet to put on boxes, etc? happy creating, take care, corinna.

Aquarius said...

This is nowhere near as exciting as the work you produce but I have used embossing powders!!  You can see it here

Joanne said...

Firstly, well done on this amazing - although well deserved - honour. You will be travelling the world doing melt pot demos before much longer with me trundling behind carrying your bags!!! This piece is so lovely I keep going back for another peek and see something else each time. I feel a melt pot afternoon coming on, now where are those cookie cutters.....
xxx

Gail said...

What a fab project luv it xx GailT xx

whyducks said...

Yay! Of course they would choose you, who else! What a beautiful project too. I would love to get me sticky mitts on those lovely goodies, those texture mats look yummy to work with!

craftytrog said...

Congrats Hels! What an amazing technique & a totally stunning project! You are the melt-pot princess! Fab giveaway too, from Ranger!
Alison xxx

carol e said...

Hi Hels how exciting fory ou and us followers. I need to sit down, coffee in hand, and spend ages looking at all the inspiration

Caroline said...

Well I am NOT surprised in the least that you have been asked.... Actually thought you already were part of everything Ranger/th?! Glad you are chuffed to bits but you totally should be in the team!! Yes Siree, indeedily!!
Your curiose (soz, forgot name) box, absolutely stunning inside & out!!
Will save tute for July as am saving c&c £10 credit for your next show. Only hope I can be in with chance to win the goodies here to go with! That would be the cats whiskers!!
Ohhh... To think I wasn't going to catch up on blogs today??
Thanks as always, sorry for babbling, not really with it (even less so than usual, lol)..
Byeee :))))))

Dee in N.H. said...

Congrats Hels! Love this!! Your hearts are all so cool, especially the turquoise one! Great tutorial too!

Crafty said...

Congratulations. Wow what a great project would love to go to one of your classes.

Karen said...

Congratulation Hels, well deserved as I love watching your demos on TV. This is a fantastic project & I really must buy a melt pot!!

Becky said...

Love your box Hels and what a great prize wouldn't mind that.Congrats on your great news as well.

Jassy said...

I love your latest project Hels. You have inspired me to do lots of melting in recent weeks, thanksfor some more inspiration. xx

ElizabethR said...

Love it Hels, you have made me want to play, should be gardening lol. Xxx

Jacky said...

I love your beautiful trinket box and the colours. It must have taken ages but is so worth it. I don't know how you keep coming up with such great ideas and projects!

nannapat said...

How clever of Tange to pick you!! Fab project Hels and your tut is great. I def need a melt pot - no good drooling over your posts if I can't have a go myself. Pat x

Lilly St Studios said...

Congratulations !! You have inspired so many of us that bought the melt pot to dust it off and use it again :-)

Pamela said...

Love your project, great inspiration for those of us who are not quite sure what we can do with these melting pots. thanks for the chance

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, a fantastic project just love
what you do with the melt pot and the two hearts together looks great
must give it a try. Congratulations
on joining Tims blog you deserve it.Hope your back is a bit better.
Nancyd xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels ... Congratulations on being asked to do the Ranger Melt Art.
Love the tutorial. You are very talented, thanks for all your inspiration.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love the art project. Gorgeous embellishments. X

Turnidus said...

Congratulations Hels. And what a wonderful tutorial.

Minxy said...

Ooooo A BIG FAT CONGRATS on being part of the meltpot mania, your project is stunning xo

lainey said...

ooo Hels fabulous work of art!!!! thanks for the chance to win some goodies :) and all your inspiration!! lainey x

darcydaydream said...

absolutely lovvvvvvvvve the project and big congrats on being picked by them there Ranger folks.
Love from Christine in Darcy......xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
Congratulations on your wonderful news no one deserves it more than you girl.
I love this piece you have made and the tutorial is fab.
I am entering my piece that can be found over at wwww.riagall3.blogspot.com for this weeks challenge.
Hugs
Ria

Michelle Pa said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Can't stop looking its soooo beautiful!

Inca Princess said...

Wow! Some really great techniques that I'm definitely going to try. Just beautiful!

Terry said...

This Mania has been so inspiring and those hearts are incredible! I suppose instead of being nervous about it, I should just go for it! Love your fabulous project and thank you for such a great tutorial!

Sian said...

Beautiful creations, great inspiration :)

Tracy Heaton said...

Congratulations Hels - if I'm anything to go by, you'll have inspired so many to get going with a melt pot!

Janine Smith said...

Love that! Will definitely give it a try when I get some more coloured powders!! Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Wow that is lovely, have asked for a melt pot for my birthday so I can give some of your techniques a go

Anita Houston said...

GRANDIOSE Hels!!!! So glad you were asked to do the challenge as you are the gal for the job!!!! I love love love your hearts!!!! Each one is gorgeous! Love the cookie cutter idea too on the mini heart! The display case housing them is awesome!!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

The entire box is lovely! Thanks for the tut for making the beautiful faux turquoise! Love it!

snazzyoriginal said...

A maz ing project xx

Andrea Kennard said...

Words fail me Hels and that's a first lol this is just incredible and very well deserved :-) the piece you have created is just amazing and a very well done and well deserved for being asked, I am not surised because your works brilliant x x

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow Hels, this is a stunning project, I love all those fab hearts and the outside of your frame box is not too shabby either!! Just got my melt pot so this is the perfect excuse to get it out and use it..... Hugs, Anne x

Cardgenie said...

OOOOOH Hels, you is ever so clever! Well done on being selected by Ranger, although you should be selected by everyone! Love your work and also love seeing you on the tellybox - you've given me the confidence to get my unused meltpot out of the drawer and have a go! Can't wait to see what you make for the event. Jean

Lynn Hardy said...

Your project is lovely Hels! You did confuse me a bit when I read that you used a hairbrush to apply the beeswax - not so good for your hair afterwards - then I realised that you must have meant a paintbrush with real hair bristles! Doh - my brain hurts!

Susan C. said...

Love that marbling effect with the UTEE!

Vic said...

I love your curiosity piece! I'm going to try the marbling of UTEE. TFS

JoanB said...

Hi Hels,
Great project...just have to get myself one of those melt pots!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Gardenelfcreations said...

Congratulations Hels, so very well deserved. Just love your curiosity cabinet and the faux turquoise is stunning. I guess I will run out of UTEE once again!! xx

Roxycrafts said...

Love my melt pot but wish I had your imagination to go with it!!!!

Carole Z said...

Oooh..wow...all fabulous..love my melt pot! Carole Z X

sandra carey said...

Congrats Hels for being choosen by Rangers and a fab project again Hugs Sandra x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow, that is completely stunning and very beautiful.

Linda Simpson said...

WOWSERS Hels!!! What an awesome work of art! Love everything you have created and a fabulous keep sake too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

LoraineC said...

Congrats Hels. I keep looking at the melt pot haven't been brave enough to take the plunge !!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Congratulations and what a fantastic honour, Ranger know a brilliant girlie when they see one, so, so, glad they have picked you.
Thank you for the tutorial, I need to get some of those inks, because turquoise is my favourite, and it looks beautiful.
Thank you once again, for the chance to win some of those gorgeous goodies.
Your curiosity cabinet looks fabulous, and filled with all those stunning 'curios'. I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Wow what an amazing project. Well done Hels on being chosen, though I am not surprised. They would be mad not to have you on the team x

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous project Hels and well done you being asked to be one of the hosts for this fab giveaway..... mind you, I'm sure no one is surprised given the wonderful tricks you show us with the Melting Pot.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jan Morris said...

Hi Hels - would just like to say congratulations at being chosen by Ranger for the mania. who else would they choose. Your beeswax curiosity is just marvellous. You keep coming up with all these ideas. Bought my melt pot recently and have used it once - burnt myself a few times lol. The flowers I dipped looked fab. Thanks for all the inspiration Hels. Jan Morris

Joan said...

thanks for the tutorial and congrats on being on the Melt art mania ! I got my melt pot earlier this month at Port Sunlight and haven't got round to getting any utee yet plus I'm a little scared too! Love the turquoise heart.

Caz said...

That turquoise is a beautiful colour - need the tut to remind me what to do as it's been so long since the melt pot has seen daylight!! Love the treasure box! Who else could they chose to be part of the Mania?!?!?!?!?

Sandra Strait said...

Your Tutorial was FANTASTIC!

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels, this project is stunning so much to look at. I'm not surprised you were excited, well done you. I haven't used wax in my melt pot yet but definitely going to give it a go! Hope your enjoying the sunshine and getting plenty of vitamin D!! Hugs Debbie R xx

Hettie said...

Fabulous project Hels. Love what you have done here and these posts have made me get my cauldron out!
Hugs
xx

Candy C said...

Hels...what were you worried about?!? This piece is Ah-MAAA-ZING!! Love it! <3 Candy

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely amazing project! So many things to look at! Incredible work! Love the tutorial you shared with us too.
Thanks for a chance to win the Goodly Goodies! :)

Karen said...

Hels - first of all congrats on an amazing experience and a big wow on an amazing piece of art!! You have inspired me.. I actually went out and ordered myself a melt pot today!! ( ugh the week wait is going to kill me ) Thank you so very much, and a very big goodluck to everyone ..

Hazel said...

I need to get my melt pot out again, but time is ticking by before we go away, so I've had to settle instead with embossing powder and the heat gun - my card is here x

Glennis said...

I am not sure if this is where to put my entry for the embossing challenge. It is on my blog
http://creatingcards-grf.blogspot.co.nz

Thanks

Mac Mable said...

Can't wait to give the melt pot a go..I have been scared of it in the past but after your tutorial I am just going to go for it! Just love your blog and all your ideas, thanks for sharing them with us x

Sue OConnell said...

What a fab project of ideas and inspiration and a possibility to win as well! Thanks Hels x.

KimzKrafts said...

I love your treasure box! I must away to my room of goodies and start one of my own! x

nattyboots said...

Hi Hels

How wonderful is this ?

I must save up and get the melt pot etc it must be wonderful to have a play and come up with something so colourful and inspiring .

Elaine H X

Janet said...

Hi Hel's Love all that you do with the melt pot congratulations.
my entry is on
dash-paw.blogspot.com

see you soon
Janet x

texasbarb said...

I've never tried bee's wax before but want to...it's on my list of things to get. Love your project! Thanks also, for the tutorial.

janet said...

Thanks for such a great tut -having just bought a melt pot I need all the help I can get!!
Does it sound odd to say I love your chest??? So many interesting bits in it. Definitely needs close examination.
Thanks Hels.
Janet

Ellie Knol said...

WOWY! This totally rocks, so many beautiful treasures in your project!

SuzanneK said...

A huge Congrats. You can find my entry here

slowef said...

I love it :-) I have made some of these boxes for various reasons, still yet to do a Christmas one. Love the bits and bobs you added, the nuts are inspirational!!
A melt pot mania wouldn't be the same without you, no surprise you were choosen!!
Thanks for the chance to win the candy

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've been loving all your melt pot creations! Really pleased for you! Don't think I'll manage this as grand children are on their way tomorrow! Chrisx

Kathy Eddy said...

oh Hels, these are the most loverly things I have seen in a long time! Great job!

Danie May said...

I can easily see why you were picked to work with Ranger, your project is fabulous. I have played along with your great challenge with a simple embossing project. TFS.
http://www.d-dazzledscraps.com/2013/05/giving-vellum-second-chance.html

Debbie said...

Hi Hels. Excellent news for you and for us. I love the different techniques you've shown. Fab projects. Debbie

lucretia said...

I've just sent an email to enter the Ranger competition as I don't have a blog. Thank you so much.

Jen Shep said...

Yum Yum Yum luuuuurve this blog post and that cabinet and all its goodies look fab

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fab project! Makes me want to get my melt pot out... pity I've lent it to my mum so she can have a go! :/

Kathleen Turner said...

Congratulations hon. Hope u feeling better too x

karen barker said...

Your work is amazeballs and I can totally see why ranger asked you to show us more of your melt pot techniques. Been on one of you classes and your a great teacher. Thanks for sharing your ideas and work. Xxxx

CardsofJoy said...

Wow, that's just so beautiful, this is something I haven't tried yet but is definitely an arrow I'd like to add to my crafty 'bow'!!
Keep inspiring us Hels, you are amazing

Disco Queen said...

OMG Hels! Your mini curio cabinet is super cool. I absolutely love it.

Marilyn Craig said...

You create such fabulous pieces of art to treasure. Wish I was so creative xx.

Kate said...

Great project and thanks for the chance to win a great prize. I will see if I have time to make somit and link up.


~Kate~

Dots Dabbles said...

Hels...Oh I wish I lived in England so I could come to a class! You have created some amazing pieces, with some great instructions...a terrific showcase of some wonderful techniques. Congrats on the Ranger melt art project Hels!!!
Dot x

Toula Makris said...

Greatly inspired to try melt art!

Janiel/ janny said...

Very cool........... I have note tried this stuff at all. You may have inspired me to do so. :)

Here is my embossing card to join in the fun...
http://www.scrappyjandesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-taste-of-summer-using-tilda-with.html

Kath said...

Hi Hels what fab news i can't think of anyone better suited for the job. And what a wonderful prize, Good Luck everyone x

Craftychris said...

Awesome project and fabulous tutorial, thank you. Congratulations too and thank you for the chance to win! xx

Saintly Lisa said...

Stunning project Hels, it's beautiful. love it to bits. Lisa x

Lorianna said...

Oh WOW!!!
This is amazing and beautiful!!
Thanks so much for a FAB tutorial!!!
Hugs
Lorianna

Bernice Hopper said...

I love your work. Thanks for the tutorial. I don't have a melt pot but one day I hope to do a workshop with you and then maybe invest in one.

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels here I am back. I have managed to burn my fingers as usual so here is my little offering:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/sunday-stampers-some-like-it-hot.html

Lots of love xx

JPScraps said...

Fabulous!!

Sandra Castle said...

Love the Curiosity Box! Will definitely be giving the turquoise a go - thank you for the Tut!!

ElizabethR said...

Phew I'm back can't believe I'vve made this and it doesn't fit over any of my big old door knobs lol, only the porch door, uuuups!!
http://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/sunday-stampers-challenge-259-some-like.html

Crafty Granny said...

LOve my melt pot and loved your workshop at Crafty Bunch. Would love to win some more supplies. Lesley x

Paper Paradise said...

You never fail to 'impress'. Gorgeous as always x

Francesca said...

I just love my meltpot. Love your hearts.xx

Anne said...

I enjoy working with Beeswax so much! Thanks for additional information

Papercraft By Carole said...

Am beginning to play with my melt pot. Loving the utee but still a little unsure of the beeswax. Thanks for the inspiration. Cxxx

Heidi said...

Hi Hels, what a fantastic project you have made. Bought my melt pot about 6 years ago and thanks to your wonderful demos on create & craft I pulled it out and had a play. It wasn't nearly as scary as I thought so will be doing some more experimenting. :-)

wizzo said...

Fantastic tutorial - love all the different embellishments. Must find he time to get my melt Pot out again. Thanks for the inspiration xxx

KimzKrafts said...

I don't have a Melt Pot - YET - but I still love playing with my embossing powders!! Here is my link. Cheers

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/melting-moments.html

Lisette Baker said...

Absolutely love this, all the melty goodies are fab but love the frame/box - it looks almost like ivory. Still not been brave enough to try out my melt pot yet, but not because of lack of inspiration from your good self.

Here's what I did this week
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1cl



Shazza said...

OMG Hels this is amazing, you are too clever. Love all the little details in each compartment, you are a genius my lovely x

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels! Here's my Some like it Hot entry... A Girl's best friend!

http://brightshinysparklycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/diamonds-are-girls-best-friend-hels.html

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous project!! Love all the different utee and bees wax you used!

Ang said...

Loving your blog and the inspiration you give us, I have just got my melt pot and cant wait to try some of the things you have made.

xxcalamityxx said...

What a simply beautiful way of showing all the techniques and samples you have us all enthralled with everyday!! Beautiful!! xhugsx Nikki

Karen R said...

Love this project, need to top up on my utee and have a go x

Pauline Wheeler said...

Another craftylicious project Hels. Well done for being chosen by Ranger, muchly deserved
P x

Marianne H said...

ohhh, so lovely and so many nice things. Love it, thanks for sharing. Have a nice day

Fuchsia said...

Oh Wow what a treat!
sounds like fun thanks !

Nan G said...

Fabulous piece! The hearts are gorgeous. I'll sure being trying these with my melt pot. Here's my link for the Sunday stamper - http://froggydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/woyww-208.html?m=0

martinka74 said...

Wow ! Wow! Wow!A wonderful project ! What an amazing technique!

Becky said...

I do love what you do here is mine

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/embossing-challenge.html

Tracy Heaton said...

Lovely goodies as always Hels.
Here's my Sunday Stampers entry
http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/inkyness.html

Heidi said...

Hi Hels,
Fantastic melt box art work. You always make the fab things. Please could I enter the Sunday Stamper challenge, it's my first time and I've only just created myself a blog so it's a bit plain! Lol Here's the link. Hope I've done it right!
http://beneaththelilypad.blogspot.co.uk/
Heidi x

Skraperella said...

Amazing project Hels, love the bees wax! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :-)

Sue said...

brilliant bit of crafting Ms Hels, well done on being part of the Melt Mania.

Sandra Castle said...

Congratulations on being part of the Melt Mania!! And how did you make the big 'fat' heart in the box with the nuts and key?? Anyhoo, I'd like to enter my card using UTEE Martha Stewart Alphas to the Sunday Stampers Challenge if I may (It's part of my WOYWW contribution too, so I hope that's ok??) Here's the Link:
http://sandcastle-sandcastlesintheair.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/its-woyww-208-and-swap-time-yee-ha-and.html

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Just FUN!! I LOVE the idea and the Great Tutorial!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, here's my little offering for this week! Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/sunday-stampers-week-259-thursday-30th.html

Sarah B said...

love this project - I've a similar box that I must get out and do something with xx
http://sarahdbscreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Phyllis Olson said...

What a wonderful project. Loved all your ideas for melt art. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Thanks for the tut. I love my melt pot especially after attending your workshop at Snazzys. What a great giveaway from Ranger. Pat xx

susiesu said...

Hi Hels fabulous project. I have just treated myself to a melt pot so it would be brill to win this prize. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do this. lol Susiesu xxx

rachel said...

Hi Hels - got my embossed piece for you http://www.fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/stitched-up-by-cat.html
can't wait for Friday - next week - its my birthday and I'll finally get hold of my melt pot!!! Woweee - can't wait to play xx Have a fab weekend xx

carol e said...

Hi Hels just adding my name for an extra chance by entering this week's challenge Carol E X

Emma said...

Unfortunately I don't have an entry this week....my experiments with beeswax collage ended up looking like an explosion in a chip shop! Best of luck to everyone that enters though x

Buttons said...

UTEE and pink!! You are clearly having an affect on me missus:)
http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/i-heart-utee.html

So glad Ranger recognised your official 'royalty status' with the Melt Pot here in the UK. Long may it continue. Hugs, Jenny x

Donna Gibson said...

Very cool techniques! I can't wait until I have time to play with my melting pot!

Dawn Louise said...

This is super duper fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial and its great to see you on the Ranger team and for giving me the bump to get my melt pot out.

Dawn Louise said...

Here is my entry into the Sunday Stamper.
http://www.craftingdawntilldusk.net/2013/05/tando-arch-young-love.html

Lori said...

Gorgeous piece for the challenge, Hels, love that blue heart. Gorgeous!

BarbaraW said...

You are a wiz with the melting pot. Your project is gorgeous.

Here's my humble entry to your challenge: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2013/05/scarecrow.html

carol e said...

Hi Hels I joined in Sunday challenge via email
Carol E

Julie Short said...

Wowsers you will be busy checking out the delicious entries this week Hels.The accountant doesn't like you - he would if he read your stuff because after seeing your WONDERFUL I have bent the plastic SEVERELY and have a truckload - well plane actually, of melty hot Ranger products on their way. Lots of happy crafters here soon. All inspired by YOU!
Anyway I had a little play with the hot stuff too http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/arrhh-old-fashioned-magic.html
Happy = creating!

Darcy said...

wow!!! Fabulous creations. I have had a melt pot for years but not made the most out of it. I would love to try the inks

Jackie said...

Congratulations on the Ranger thing. You are inspirational :)

Jackie said...

Hi Hels, I ave just emailed an entry to the embossing competition

Best wishes

Jackie Blackman

Caro J B said...

Thanks Hels for getting me potty for the melt pot again. Have had mine for 8 years nearly and I love it. Only just getting round to using wax in it now thanks to you!!
Cheers CJ x

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Hels, thank you so much for getting me involved with the melt pot. I'm goi to give your tut a try. Would love to win such a wonderful prize, fingers and toes crossed.
Hugs
Tamara

Lin said...

well you've definitely revived the melt pot Hels...your projects are gorgeous!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow awesome stunning creation I love the tutorial it's amazing. I have learnt so much from all the melt art weeks from ranger every Blog I have visited I'm wowed. Kezzy :-) xxx

jules said...

Wow hels just love the different projects you bring us with the melt pot.....I don't have one yet but would love the chance to win some goodies xxx

chrissy o said...

wow!!! love my melt pot have been playing with moulds and making charms and dipping flowers
hugs chrissy xx

Joy said...

Hels, amazing Hels! Love your work with the melt pot and so neeeeeeed one. Another fun playtime tool. You are an inspiration, love your blogs! Joy xx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
Congratulations from me, too.
Fantastic piece of work, all stuffed full with Hels' Scrumptiousness.
Do you realise that you are actually turning a tide in the craft world? It goes without saying that you are such a good teacher. I know that The Duke has recognised your unique and wonderful translations of his materials; rest assured that we have, too.
Good Luck.
Lis xx

Jan Morris said...

Hi Hels - here is my entry

http://janmorrisart.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/my-woodland-songbird/ ‎

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project as always! Those hearts look incredible! Thanks for the inspiration, the fun challenge and a chance to win some awesome products! Here's my take:
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2013/05/captured-memories.html

Shellie said...

ohmegosh! fabby project.
I love the melting pot,and have finally got around to doing some "dipping". You have inspired me again and I'm going to have to try some more of your meltishly crafty techniques.
xxxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Hi hels sorry this is late but been away today...
here is my entry..thanks for the continued inspiration!
http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/steampunk-die-cuts-for-country-view.html
hugs x

Lisette Baker said...

200 "inky things" -wowser, you'll be thrilled I came back with a second attempt!
http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1ct
Looking forward to TV shows on Monday - need to plan the TV snacks!

Clai01 said...

Many congrats Hels.
I love your blog for inspiration and ideas, Thanks for keeping us up to date x

lorraine said...

wow just been catching up....love this project ....I love my melt pot it is used every time I Craft..thanks for the inspiration cheers lorraine

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