Friday, 25 June 2010

A fine line between success and failure

Been watching the footie again tonight (Spain v Chile) and trying to complete a tag. 

Had 2 attempts - one a complete disaster - and NO, I am not going to show you!! and the second one - the one I will show you! - which is OK, although not what I started out to do.

I started by trying to do a dabber resist tag from Tim's book but I don't know if I didn't have enough paint on the stamp, or scrubbed the ink off too hard or what - but it's going in the bin.

So whilst I was trying to rescue said disaster I remembered this stamp and started all over again!
I used crushed olive and wild honey inks on the tag then sprayed key lime pie glimmermist and quince craftynotions sprays and dried them, then stamped the image (it's a Magenta stamp - every time I use one, I remember how much I love them!) in black archival.    I've used a white Inkessentials pen to hightlight the flowers in the midde. A couple of Wendy sentiments, a couple of flowers sprayed with key lime pie and some bling, matching ribbons and - kind of - success.

You cannot believe the mess on the other tag!  I cannot believe it isn't ALREADY in the bin!!

Well, as I mentioned on Wednesday, tomorrow I hit the ripe old age of 51 and I don't know what I'm going to do to "celebrate".  I thought of going to Kew Gardens (yes, again!) or maybe up to London, but I can't decide - and I have lots of shopping to do (boring stuff, mostly but I might have to do a bit of "treat me" shopping) which I kind of want to get done before it gets too hot and then there is the prospect of LOTS of sport I need to watch on TV all weekend.... so watch this space. I may just do the shopping and then craft.... which sounds kind of nice too!
Hope you all have a great time too.


Julia Dunnit said...

Well I'm happy that your one tag is such a triumph - it offsets the tragedy of the one that erm, T!m made you do wrong!
Whtever you do, have a treat and sunshine..perfect mix!

Lori said...

Well, first of all, this is simply a superb tag, the first one was just practice, right? Right. No worries, this one turned out spectacular. And...Happy Birthday Friend, hope you have a wonderful weekend, no matter what you decide! If you were closer, you could come to dinner, although that would mean I must cook, so it might be for the best for you that you are far and away. lol. Happy Birthday!

Lesley said...

This tag is wonderful! And I hope you have a Very Happy Birthday Helen! I hope you've treated yourself to something lovely!
Enjoy all the sport!
Lesley x

Kay said...

Happy Birthday Helen, have a good one whatever you decide to do xx

Glen said...

*HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY* to you Helen. *Ü* I hope you have a wonderful day and that you manage to celebrate in a memorable way. Of course, you could have come with me to a boot fair this morning and then grocery shopping and then the allotment to do digging...but then you might quickly find something nicer to do! LOL. Love from your friend ~Glen~...the-lady-that-you-don't-think-looks-old-enough-to-have-a-41-year-old-daughter.Hehehe.

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Helen :D You've got a gorgeous day for wgatever you decided to do :D There was even a nice breeze here - if you stayed near the sea and didn't venture into town... so thinking about it London might have been a bit hot, hot, hot!

Hope you had a fabby day!

Tracy Evans said...

Have a great birthday. This tag turned out just great and don't we all have a few that we put in the bin before we produce something that we are pleased with, well I do anyway. Sport and shopping sounds like a plan to me, well Wimbledon and Craft and Gardening shopping would suit me wonderfully and actually sounds like a good plan for me for Monday LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday whatever you did Helen! This is a brilliant tag btw, love that stamp! Enjoy the match today! xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work on this tag and what colour !!!
Hugs June xxxxx