Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Tic Tac Toe is the day! Oh yesh indeedily, my first tellybox shows of 2014 are today at 12pm and 5pm on Create & Craft... all the deets on how to view are over there *points left*     A yonk and a half ago I used to make these "tic tac toe" designs on an 8" square base with 2" square tiles.  And you know that "if you like this you may also like...." thingy at the bottom of all my posts?  Well, one popped up from 2008 and it was this style... and it got the old cad Mojo all a-gog!

So, being as I am completely out of 8 x 8 canvases, I decided to improvise and cut some mountboard to size.  I also cut some 2 x 2 mountboard tiles too whilst I was at it.  Then I got all painty with Adirondack Dabbers and coloured the bases and then set about altering them.  Five of the tiles have a napkin collage on them, using beeswax as an adhesive is so cool (or hot lol) as it kind of "melts" the napkin so it disappears and leaves the design behind.  The other four tiles have the Tattered Blossom Heartfelt Creations flower stamped onto them... I then used Distress Markers to colour the flowers (oh my, I loves this set!)  I seem to have gone all purple since new year - not me personally though, mind you, it felt so cold last night my feet could well have been blue!  Anyways, back to the art... I gave the base and all the tiles a nice layer of beeswax... I love beeswax, have I ever mentioned that??   I stamped some more of the flowers onto Teresa Collins/Creative Expressions papers and cut them out, glued them and then dipped them into clear UTEE in the Melt Pot to faux porcelain them... I loves a faux porcelain I do!  I added some embellies - using Majestic Purple, Tropic Pearl and Black UTEE's and pouring them into a Media Mixage Bezel and two Hat Pins - I removed the pins from the Hat Pins by twisting the pin around in a pair of pliers... they are nice and bendy so them do come apart quite easily.

I must away now... it is nearly 2am and I am just about to get my old carcass into bed... early start in the morning but I never sleeps right the night before telly shows so me not going to bed before now is normal... good job I am a night owl!  Hope you can join me today ... and don't forget, if you have a question, do please email in, we will get as many asked and answered as possible.  Thanks for looking, have a goodly day!  TTFN

Hels x


Joanne said...

This is so lovely purple my fave colour
I want to get up and make art now
See you at 12

Helen said...

hope the shows today go well, Hels'.... Love the colours here, this looks fabidoso!

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Gorgeous project. Love the colour. Looking forward to seeing your shows. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow, you haven't had much sleep then haha !!
I'm so glad you are back on our screens today, can't wait.
I'm loving this beautiful hanging, the colour is my face, so a definite Winner.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

That should have read "the colour is my FAVE " haha xx

Lisette Baker said...

Love this design. Looking forward to the shows this afternoon - hope you survive without injuries!

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels love the colours and the designs are fabulous. Will be watching today x

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, this is fabulous..and the colour, well what can I say, purple just rocks! Looking forward to your shows, hugs Carole Z X

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, another georgous piece today. Sat ready in my craft room waiting for your shows. May even switch my melt pot on at the same time. Hope all goes well. Kind regards Joanne K x

nancyd said...

Morning Hels. another fabulous work
of art, have set to record your shows
as I am just on way out to meet my
daughter for lunch looking forward
to shows I know they will be great
as they always are.
Nancyd xx

rachel said...

just gorgeous Hels - now I'm very cross with myself since I forgot to record you! oh dear - my brain is having too many senior moments - I'm only 45!!!! Lol xx

Shazza said...

wow this is gorgeous Hels, wish I was as creative as you are my lovely x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning and in my favourite colours too! Great shows Kath and I really enjoyed them.

Linda xxx

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