Friday, 1 November 2013

Simples... the title of todays offering!   Many thanks for all the support, messages, emails etc for the Pick of the Day shows.  I can safely say that I have now more or less recovered the use of my brain and can string a sentence together once more.  That last show on Wednesday... truly showed my capacity for being a div lol  Still it was a good one and everyone seemed to enjoy it!  BTW, very lots actually does mean... very lots!   Anyways, on with todays simple art!

This is a large rectangular MDF plaque... covered with paper and distressed around the edges with Gathered Twigs to give it a frame.   I cut a heart shape from more of the papers and popped it onto card to make it sturdier and then set about making some UTEE embellies for it.    I have some gorgeous silicone flower moulds so I used three of them to make the bundle of flowers - using Marbled Plum and Olympic Gold UTEE's together and forming little leaves by dipping leaf shaped shrink plastic into clear UTEE I had dyed with Paris Green Melt Ink... wow, I loves those new Melt Inks!  As the shrinkage happens, the leaves started to curl, so I whipped them out of the pot whilst still a bit curly and they made perfect little additions to the flower bundle.  The background of the plaque was stamped with the Chicken Wire stamp (love that stamp) using Gathered Twigs DI too.

Today I am mostly unpacking boxes... then repacking them in readiness for my trip to Sparkle Dreams in Swindon tomorrow. I have a lovely Mixed Media Masterboard class happening and I can't wait to go and get inky with all the lovely ladies who will be joining me.  After all that packing and unpacking and repacking etc, I shall be sneaking off into the Room of Stash for a little play with some ink and paint... feels like such a long time since I did any playing, I need to feed the Ink God inside me!   Right, I shall away... thanks for looking and have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x


Tracy Crafty said...

Love this Hels. The leafs look fab ! I ordered my meltpot on Tuesday and cannot wait to have a play.
Have a lovely weekend x

Lisa Winnard said...

Love the chicken wire background and the colours are scrummy!
Hope you are recovering well.

Joanne said...

I've just planned out that very MDF shape myself after finding it locally yesterday.ine will not be as gorgeous as yours though I have made 3 UTEE flowers from the 3 moulds I bought at the weekend.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Cannot imagine what it is like in your craft room with the packing and unpacking all time lol. Love the hat pin on this piece and the flowers Hels. I had to order some of those hat pins lol. Tracy x x

Pat said...

Loved the shows. I ordered the chicken wire and bark stamps. Really love both. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Pat xx

Carole Z said...

OOh Hels, this is gorgeous! I'm sad that 'm not going to have time to make anything for Sunday Stampers this week -sighs - must get my craft routine sorted! Hugs Carole Z X

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Hels, I love the background and the heart and flowers look stunning.

Linda xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels glad you are back in the land of the living.. Gorgeous tag, the heart and flowers are fab. Think must invest in chicken wire stamp . X

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, anothe fabulous creation
watched all your shows you were fab.
as usual, must try to get some of these flower
moulds as you ring was gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

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