Wednesday, 12 June 2013

J'Adore.....

...ooh get me, going all Francais!  That is about my limit for speaking French though... being as I am rubbish at languages (except English of course, although that has been brought into debate of late!)  Anyways... today sees another one of my demo pieces from Sunday at Birds in the Barn. 




The base is another bit of cardboard (no surprise there eh?) and a piece of gorgeous kraft coloured card that I used for the texture more than the colour on this piece.  One side of the card is textured, the other is smooth... cool huh?  Anyways, more goodliness in the form of Fresco Paints... some Grungepaste through a Crafter's Workshop stencil and then a whole lot of layering.



The beautiful tulip stamped in black was actually stamped onto a piece of tissue and then collaged onto the base using Glue & Seal (from Ranger)... I love how cosmetic tissue just disappears under the Glue & Seal... opens up a whole range of ideas for adding collaging to a project.



Today I am mostly going to be Nursemaid.... poor old Alfie has to go to the *whispers* V E T this morning... he is having his annual boosters and MOT and also... tis tick-removal-day.  The thing has not grown since I soaked it with Frontline... but it is hanging on in there.  I am, at the moment, trying to "act normal".... because for sure, he knows when he is going in his box.  Said box is still in garage and said AlfieCat is now skulking about in the bedroom... how does he know!!!   And... poor old Grim has had to go to the *whispers* D E N T I S T today... broken tooth :O((  I have told him that when you get to  a certain age, these things happen *not a lot of help am I?*   So, I shall be donning my nursey hat today and dispensing lots of sympathy... only for today though... cos tomorrow... it's my birthday!    And on that exciting bombshell, I shall away to squeal out loud in excitement!!  Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

27 comments:

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
Those Fresco paints are to die for!
Lovely texture to them, too.
Your piece of the day is beautiful.
When you see the vet today, make sure you get a prescription for Advocate, this being really an all-rounder for Alfie. No more ticks!
We have lots of deer roaming the landscape(they have taken a liking for my rose bushes) and therefore lots of ticks, which can be very problematic for humans, too.
Good Luck with Alfie's outing.
Lis xx

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Love the project.

Good luck with Alfie.

Will be thinking of Grim and the dentist.

So FB didn't get it so wrong with your birthday. Just a little bit too early. Have a good day. X

Cornish Emma said...

This is so beautiful, just love the colours and textures. Good luck with Alfie. Emma

nattyboots said...

Oh Hels ,you do make me laugh , you are a tonic you really are ,
A lovely project today
Take Care

Elaine H X

carol e said...

Hi Hels lovely project thank you again for the inspiration. Alfie cat with be fine later and soon out and about chasing whatever. Feel for Grim at the dentists. Happy Birthday for tomorrow and hope you have planned a wonderful day.x

LINDA PAGE said...

Hi Hels just visiting blogland - been missing for a while just been looking at all your posts they are all great x

Tracy Heaton said...

Yummy.
Hope the patients are both ok!

Aquarius said...

You certainly do some marvellous things with bits of old cardboard box - brilliant. Good luck with nursemaiding and visits to vet and dentist. they will both need lots of TLC today.

Lillibelle said...

What a wonderful ART work! Great!

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful Hels, such wonderful colors, I love it!!!

Helen said...

Hope you don't get too badly scratched when you have to catch (....) to put him in his box to go to the (v..) and have a lovely birthday! No early peeking at your cards....

Tracey said...

FABULOUS, as always, not left a message for ages although I check your blog everyday at lunchtime.
Have paste, stencils and cardboard at the ready but no palette knife, will have to wait while the weekend.
Have a very Happy Birthday tomorrow.
TraceyW
Icklenortherner.
xx

Cardgenie said...

Lovin' today's art Hels, especially the colours. Sounds like its a very medical kind of day - Carry on Nurse!!!! Have a magical birthday tomorrow - hope the broken toothed one has got you somefing special. Jean

whyducks said...

Oh Hels, not another birthday surely, how did that happen. Have a lovely day and hope your sick family are well enough to spoil you rotten! Wonderful art as always, love the colour combo. xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels Gorgeous. I love the tulip stamp. I am going to have a go at the tissue stamping.
Hope all goes well with the vet and dentist.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Karen Petitt said...

It's beautiful Hels! I love the paints - so pretty and beautifully vibrant. Hope Grim and Alie will be okay after their visits Karen x

Serendipity Stamping said...

I lost your blog for awhile and am glad I found you again. Lovely work. Hope your patients are not to much trouble, LOL. Hugs.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning! I love the background it looks fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Fandhmum said...

Bonjour Hels, that's my limit too!
Lovely tag and Happy Birthday for tomorrow,
Rosie x

janet said...

Hope Alf-cat has forgiven you for his visit to the VET, and is now tick-free.
Have a lovely birthday tomorrow,
Hugs Janet and Bea

rachel said...

Fabulous hanging Hels - and oh my - have yourself a wonderful birthday - big birthday hugs xx

Dan said...

Hels, c'est fantastique! J'adore le marquage détresse et la dimension supplémentaire de la rosette :)

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels, It's all going on in your house isn't it. Poor Grim I do go to the dentist regular however it is one of my most feared visits. Poor Alfie it's strange that they know when something is not right and when they are going to the Doctors, thought it would be better than saying the "V" word! Loving your project it's so cool. I defo must get that tulip stamp it is stunning. Well good luck Nurse Hels for today's sympathy pact. Hugs Debbie R xx

She King said...

Morning Hels....HAPPY BIRTHDAY :-) I hope you have a fabulous day.....Thinking of Alfie, hope he is ok...got to do the same with Archie this week....Hope Grim and his tooth are ok too. Love S xxx
ps LOVE this piece of ART...X

Carole Z said...

Love the project Hels, I've been getting my corrugated ready to 'play' with :) Hope all went well at the vets and dentist yesterday! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I love this hanging, the turquoise colour is stunning, loving the stamping and textures, everything is stunning !! I still haven't mastered pulling cardboard apart yet, think I will have to get me a tool for corrugating ha ha !!
I hope AlfieCat does well at the shhhh v e t s!! They always pick up on the tension, don't they. My Lizzie brought a birdie in yesterday, it was dead, and I went into absolute panic mode, I hate that part of having a kitty, it sent me into having palpitations and didn't get any better as the day went on, thankfully I don't feel as bad today, but that's the downside of having a 'cat flap' ha ha.
lots of love from Patricia xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hope everything went well yesterday for Alfie & Grim. A very happy birthday to you for today & the hanging is, of course, beautiful.

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