Sunday 23 November 2014

Sunday Stamper - Week 334 - All You Need Is Love

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Thank you for your fabby entries into last weeks challenge.   The theme this week is LOVE You can interpret the challenge how you like: use the word love, make a love themed creation, add in some hearts...  the choice, it be yours!  To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!*  and then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you.   If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or by emailing a small res.pic to me.  The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 29th November 2014.

Now my entry this week is something a little different.... oh, hang on a minute, no it isn't... it is a tag!  Teehee.   I was asked a few days ago why I always make tags and what do I do with them?  Well, that is simples:  I make tags as I love the size of them, perfect for a quick demo or playtime... I love the base of the taggy card too, soft, smooth and very easy to apply ink and paint to (bit like my face...ahem) and of course I am addicted to making tags because that is the chosen base of the one and only Duke of Distress himself!  And as you all know, whatever Tim does, I have to copy!  And what do I do with them?  Well, a lot of them are used for demo's and samples, some of them make it onto cards... but most of them are kept on bookrings or in baskets in the Room of Stash so I can refer back to them upon such occasions when the old cad Mojo disappears off on one of his jaunts. *which, unfortunately, seems to be happening at the moment... he is sunning himself on a Greek Island I reckon*

This tag was made a few weeks ago for Wendy at Daisy's Jewels in Coventry.  I was there teaching for the weekend and had a few bits and bobs laying around on my desk so I got creative and bunged them onto a tag.  Bits of Wallpaper flowers that were too small to use on a big project but far too precious to file in the bin were glued onto the tag in collage fashion.  I inked all the edges with Aged Mahogany DI before gluing so they all looked cohesive.  Next I stamped a few images in Jet Black Archival - including the sentiment - and then slapped a generous layer of beeswax all over the tag... I don't know if you know this but I am also addicted to beeswax... the more the better IMO :O)

The flowers are just simple white paper roses, inked edges with the same DI colour and then dipped into beeswax to give them a muted and soft look.  I did the same with some die cut bits I had in my workbox (I cart a massive workbox around with me, chock full of all manner of what-have-you and usually I can find a few hidden gems in it) The butterfly was stamped onto card, inked and then this was also dipped into the wax too.  Apologies for the rubbishness of the photo's... being as I was away from home, I didn't have my camera so had to rely on my phone, which is not the best for taking photo's (or maybe it is the operator!) so I have tried to lighten them up in PhotoWotsit but I am not very good at using that either... hmmmm...

I shall away now... I have tonnes of stuff to do today!  Firstly, I am going to lay on the sofa and catch up with Strictly from last night... then I am going to lay on the sofa and catch up with Dallas from the other night... and then I might lay on the sofa and catch up with Wentworth from the other night.  See a theme there at all?  Yes, I have awarded meself a lazy day - I was supposed to be teaching today but the class has been postponed so I have a rare free day! I guess I could spend it sorting out the pit of doom that is the Room of Stash... but I shall save that for another day!  Thanks for looking and have a great day yourself!  TTFN

Hels x


janna'scraftingattic said...

That's a lovely tag , my mojo is on hols with yours and it's time they came back ! My horrible campylobacter made me rough and the anti biotics made me feel like a wet rag. But hope fully on the mend now. Sorry I have not been participating in anything :-( hope you are getting your health back now too. Xxx

Naomi said...

What a stunning tag, love everything about it and I have the bees wax but have not used it get, love the soft tone it gives. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Hels,
We love you lots!
I love your tags - lots, as I do your skills at mixing colours, stamping, flowers, bees waxing, the list is endless...
My mojo has gone AWL, just as my intentions were being worked up for Christmas cards; it is cold, wet, and miserable outside, so your idea of a day off seems really good. Enjoy!
Lis x

Unknown said...

Hi Hels,what can I say but just beautiful. Don't forget your choc bar when you "rest" on the sofa.Crafty hugs from Sue Balawajder (craftywaj)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This tag is gorgeous !! lovely, lovely, flowers and butterfly and gorgeous stamping, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, I love how you use the beeswax, I really, really must try this technique! Have a great week. Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs Beez said...

Fabulous tag - I think I am addicted to beeswax too (more than UTEE if that's allowed). Those flowers look superb.

Your room of stash has put mine even more to shame.

Theresa said...

this is lovely Hels and it did inspire me to create this:
and the meltpotcame out for a play, yay! it was made with a lot of love xx

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