Saturday, 19 March 2011

Stars for Simon

This week's "Simon Says" is to show stars.  I have been stumped, idealess for this!

Last night in a fit of despair I start messing with a tag (my fail-safe, whenever I am stumped, is to chuck (sometimes literally) ink at a tag) - as my followers will have seen I have recently found and fallen in love with Donna Downey's blog - and was messing about with some of her paint drippage ideas (not that I have much in the way of paint - and the shops were shut.... )

Anyhow I inked and gesso'd and dripped distress reinkers down this tag before stamping the "journal" dictionary definition by Tim from his World Traveller set and the star border from the Rockstar set.

Still didn't know how to make it into anything remotely blogg-able let alone up to entering a challenge so abandoned it to watch Comic Relief - what a show this year's was - brilliant, even it if was hard to watch the tear-jerking films.

Then today, after shopping (mostly boring, grocery type) and a lunchtime football match on tv, I thought of these star shapes I bought ready cut out (Craftwork Cards) - I overstamped a Wendy script background and stamped her Embrace the Possibilities on a piece of scrap card.  Blah blah blah. It's not really up to much but I will enter it anyway!

Now, I said mostly grocery shopping.... Like I said, I have fallen in love with Donna's blog - some people said, give it a go, try journalling - so I bought a sketchbook type journal thing to have a go in today - and another blogger (I think from WOYWW) said Primark do some really cheap jewellery and she was taking bits apart to use as embellishments - nuff said!!
The sketch book is A5 size - not too big to be daunting, but big enough to get some inks or paints etc on a page - so we'll see what happens.  One of you who commented about my venture into journalling (not that I'll be writing my soul on these pages, it will be more art (loosely) type stuff ) - said don't start on the first page - so that's my plan!  At least it's spiral bound so if all else fails I can rip it out!

Finally (cos I have rambled on for FAR too long, THIS little beauty came in the post today.  Be stilll, my beating heart!  I have already read it (fairly quickly) through - there are some fab projects... and my wish list of must haves has grown even longer! Thanks to Wendy from The Stamp Attic for sending it so quickly!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the sentiment on your tag and great idea using drips on the background too. I was looking in Primark too for cheap jewellery but gave up in the end it was too busy LOL. As usual my wish list is expanding just like yours. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Your tag looks fabulous Helen, love those stamped stars! x

Kaz said...

I love your star tag, looks fab! I am always in Primark ....they have some really cheap jewelry, although you do sometimes have to fight your way around. I have been thinking about journalling there are just so many things to try and not enough hours in the day. Lots of luck with SSSC x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous tag, lovely colours. Thanks for the tip re Primark, love the jewellery you bought, so many possibilities.... xx

Netty said...

Great tag Helen. Wasn't the send up of Downtown Upstairs Abbey brilliant......Have a great weekend and enjoy your journal. Annette x

Candy C said...

Helen...this tag is darling! Love all the stars...both big and small ones! You really carried out the theme of STARS for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Very well done! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! <3 Candy

Carmen said...

I really, REALLY love your tag buyt then I love stars so it was bound to be a winner with me.

So excited you've got your journal :D

Lori said...

Lovely tag, Helen, love that background! Can't wait to see more of your journal...thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!