Friday, 7 February 2014

Sample Time!!!

...uh-oh... again, here I sit, waggling around on the chair singing "sample time" to the tune of Hammer Time.... I do it every time!  Now I have an earworm for the rest of the day.  Mind you, it is better than the song I woke up with that was embedded in my bonce, that was "Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo!"   Seriously, I worry for myself, my sanity and my dreams if that is the calibre of song I wake up with!!! EEEEK!!!     Anyways, today I am showing one of the samples I have made for Sunday's tellybox shows.  Now, as ever, all the channel deets/times and how to view are over there *points left* and I hope you can join me for a 2 hour 3d craft-fest at midday on the Tool Shed and again at 5pm for an hour of more 3d-ness.  This fella is SO cute!  I have had my beady eyes on him in the catalogue ever since I first started demo-ing the Pronty MDF and I am well chuffed that I have finally managed to catch him and put him into the tv shows.  He is THE perfect size, not too big, not too small... just right.


As ever, my fave techniques seem to come out all over my samples and being as I have the gorgeous Teresa Collins paper pad on the show (you know I loves that right?  what, you hadn't guessed?  teehee)  I decided that all those ickle bits and bobs of paper I have saved up because they are just too special to bung them in the bin needed using so I adapted the paperblocking technique... and guess what?  I found ANOTHER use for the Creative Expressions Clear Texture Paste!!!!   OH YESH!!!  You know I have used it to stamp with for a cool resist, use it on its own for fab textures, through a stencil, coloured with mica/paint/dye inks... as a collage medium to apply tissue... and... finally... as a SEALER!!! Oh yesh, my little old "wonder if..." nodule in my brain said that to me the other night... so I thought I would give it a try... and there ya go, PERFECT!!!



The flowers are more stunners from Heartfelt Creations and I coloured up some of the TC papers using Peacock Feathers DI.  Normally this kind of colour has me lifting my skirts and running for hills, scary bright colour that it is... but, as ever, it is Distress so it just doesn't frighten me 'cos it blends so beautifully and still has that muted tone that I loves so muchly.  You will also spy some Embellish Your Art and some Creative Expressions embellies... oohlalalaaaa, wait til you see what else I have on the shows too!!! *ya wanna hint?  Ok, remember the "owl clock" from last year? He might just have swooped back into stock ;o))*  Whilst I am a-waffle, check out what the uber talented Sue Wilson has been up to.  Oh yesh, our Sue has her very own die line for Creative Expressions that have literally just been released... she is a awesome designer, one day I hope to be able to create a card as good as hers are (think I will be waiting very long times for that though, I just don't have the co-ordination to make them so perfect lol)  Wanna see what I am going on about... CHECK HERE for Sue's blog and her special news!



I shall away now, today I am mostly up to my eyes in sample making for Sunday (erm yes, last minute Annie as ever, I blame the *bug* I had at the beginning of the week, fair did for me for three whole days!)   I shall sign off by saying... as ever... thanks for looking, have a fab day and I hope that the storms don't cause you any nasty damage!  TTFN

Hels x

17 comments:

Mrs O crafty blog said...

That's great news about grims dad, and this piece is stunning.. See ya on the telly Sunday Px

Sharon said...

Just beautiful Hels and my favourite colours too!! Good to hear about your father-in-law. The storms have hit us pretty badly here in Exmouth but thankfully no lives lost. xx

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels as always. I love these colour and I am really into this technique you showed us in the workshop. Works perfectly on the Butterfly doesn't it. I am so happy that Grim's Dad is Ok. xx

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels as always. I love these colour and I am really into this technique you showed us in the workshop. Works perfectly on the Butterfly doesn't it. I am so happy that Grim's Dad is Ok. xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Booootiful butterfly and so pleased to see Grimm's Dad is recovering well xx

Carole Z said...

HI Hels, this is full of gorgeous! I am so pleased that Grim's Dad is on the mend, hugs Carole Z X

rachel said...

such a gorgeous butterfly Hels - and so glad that Grims dad is getting well too. I've not been able to stop singing paper roses since the weekend - there I go again! lol xx

Joanne said...

I'm really looking forward to Sunday and all your creations. 3 weekends in a row with our Hels, what could be better than that?
Give Grim my best and tell him how pleased I am to hear about his dad.
See ya
xx

Redanne said...

That is such brilliant news about Grim's Dad, what a relief it must be to all of you.

Your work is equally beautiful to Sue's work, you just have different styles. This butterfly is stunning and I now love that paper blocking since you taught it last weekend. Looking forward to the shows now. Anne xx

Jan Nutton said...

So glad Grim's dad is on the mend.Hope there will be some Melt Pot use on the Tool Shed as the flowers would look fab dipped in clear UTTE. Hope you get everything done in time. Hope to see you soon Jan x

Carol Q said...

ooh fab. I am in love with HFC at the moment. gorgeous samples Hels. Glad to hear Grim's dad is okay. The NHS is fab when it works.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Hels, this is fabulous! I need this as I just love my Butterflies!

Hugs
Linda xxx

cardsetalia said...

Gorgeous butterfly.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, So pleased that Graham's Dad is now on the mend, love and prayers to you all.
I'm adoring this butterfly, the paper blocking is sublime as are the gorgeous flowers. Looking forward to your shows on Sunday.
Sue's dies are literally 'to die for', they are all so beautiful.
Happy 'sample' making.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nannapat said...

Stunning piece of art Hels, colours are fab. Love all of Sues new dies that she has shown so far, she is a very clever lady. Pat x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels great news about Grim's dad and really looking forward to your shows, wow 3 hours fabulous. Loving the samples here they are gorgeous and of course butterflies are my fave.x

Joanne K said...

Hi Hels, hope you are feeling better. Love this new piece of gorgeousness. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Have fun and a safe journey. Kind regards Joanne K x

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