Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tag City Sunday!

I am having a lovely play this morning with some of my new stash I got yesterday at Ally Pally.

With the uncertainty over my job I had to force myself to not splurge like I normally do, but I did manage quite a haul!   Even if the job itself doesn't go, it is going to change so drastically to something I am not confident or comfortable with (though I can learn, if I am given the time) I don't know if it wouldn't be best to look for something else anyway.  Hopefully we'll get some news at the end of the week.

Anyhow, back to yesterday's purchases - this is the pile!  You can also see my little badge I wore (finished with enamel accents and the much suggested swirly stamp) and a fantastic tag from Lin
Distress Stains (at last!) Paperartsy Fesco Paints, some idea-ology and new paper stacks.

 Close up of Lin's gorgeous tag - using the Paperartsy paints.
Thanks, Lin this is stunning - and the flower survived, lol!
I was so tired last night I didn't have the energy to play  -  but this morning was a different story!
 Hels has set a "blue" theme for today, and as one of the Distress Stains I got was broken china, decided to use that.  I did a resist technique with a Paperartsy stamp and the new white adirondack pad - boy does that work well!  covered that with the distress stain and then added another Paperartsy stamp and broken china ink.
The moth I had die cut and stamped a few days ago and not used, but seemed to go quite well. 

The butterfly is Tim's, just stamped in black and sprayed with forever blue perfect pearl spray to colour it.

Then I had to play with the Fresco Paints. I LOVE these!! I used London Night as the base colour under the crackle - that is such fabulous stuff! and Honey Dew as the top layer.
Found a criss cross stamp which I painted with the London Night paint and stamped it randomly.

Wish I'd got a few more colours, but never mind, next time!

I cut a tattered floral in the kraft Glassline papers - hmmmm nice stuff! - and painted it with the same colours, adding some dot to the inner one. 

Finished it with a pearl.  

Off to play with some other stuff now!!
And I've just realised, I forgot the Clearly for Art... damn! Oh well, maybe I can splurge for that still!


Helen Anderson (aka Crafty Helen) said...

Wow, you've got some lovely purchases there H! I love your tags, they are really cool - good luck with the challenge ;).
I hope you get some news soon on the job front, that must be very worrying for you hun.
Love, Helen xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tags Helen, love the paint, is it a crackle paint? Where did you get you White Adirondack ink pad I really want a White. Is it snow cap White adirondack. You have some lovely goodies, wish I could have gone. Tracy x

Carmen said...

I looked at those brushes. But as Dad just gave me 3 packets of various brushes for my birthday I knew it was just a *want those* purchase. Most of my stuff was boring like ink, tape but did get a gorgeous raven stamp and a very extravagent organiser. Will take pics in a mo!

Was lovely seeing you.

Carmen said...

p.s love that Life is the Art of Drawing... stamp!

brenda said...

Your looks lile you had a rgeat time Helen.

I'be had my eye on those distress stain, will watch to see how they go and what you thnik to them.

All crossed for tomorrow, holding onto sixth place is still possibole, not ideal but better than lower down.

B x

Helen said...

Tracy, there is a crackle glaze between two layers of paint. Magic!
And yes, snow cap adirondack.

Lesley said...

Helen I shall be thinking of you while your job is being sorted one way or another. A very stressful time my friend :)
Lovely purchases there I see and a gorgeous tag from Lin and some lovely creations of your own.
Lesley x

Alison said...

Was lovely to see you yesterday Helen, looks like you got some great stash, not much different to mine in fact! Lol! I love your tags, wish I'd got the crackle now! Hope your job gets sorted soon!
Alison xx

Lori said...

Somehow I knew that you + Ally Pally = more stash. lol. Looks like a delish new pile, and the tags you made are FAB!

Netty said...

Wow you got an amazing haul of wonderful bits and pieces Helen. Am sure you were worn out carrying all this stuff around.
Fabulous tags, loving them all.
Hope the job works out OK for you and you have a great week,
Annette x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh sorry to hear there's uncertainty about your job Helen, hope everything works out well whatever happens.
Ooh yummy stash and gorgeous tags, love the look of the Adirondak white :-) PaperArtsy stamp is gorgeous. Lin's tag is fab too.
Anne xx

Sue West said...

Sounds like you had a great time at Ally Pally, your new stash looks fabulous as are your tags.
Hope everything works out OK with your job.
Sue xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful pieces, your tags look fab.

flutterbycrafter said...

Looks are though you had a great time, love the tag, gorgeous colours. xx

minnie_mac said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you have work worries, and do hope that things will be sorted out soon. I see you've been inspired by Lin's fabulous work and the Fresco paints too. I got two of the same colours that you got, and have been inking and painting with vigour ever since Sunday. I can vouch for the Claudine brushes. They are brilliant, and I love them so much that I've got two sets !


Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tags Helen... was lovely to see you on Saturday... sorry to hear work is still being a pain for you... hope you get things sorted real soon ... thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x