Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile. We're not quantified; there's no chart of desire. When the roaring flames of your heart have burned down to embers, may you find that you have married your best friend. [Steven Tyler]

Monday, August 06, 2007

Two Bright Days in A Row.... Summer Must Be Here!

It could have gone either way this morning. At one point it was looking like rain was on the way again, turnaround and hey presto - the clouds had gone and it was beautiful. In fact, quite warm when the wind dropped, but ideal for yet MORE washing. Just how much washing can one do in two days? 'Mountains' it would appear.

Then there was the supermarket shop! Oh how I hate shopping for food which is strange really because I really do enjoy cooking as long as it's something creative. Of course Morrisons was full of parents and children, surely they have better things to be doing on their school holidays than screaming their heads off in a supermarket (and that was just the parents)!

A fruitless trip to Borders followed and then home. Managed to get a little more time to play, just an hour but it's better than nothing and I may be able to do more this evening.

These are plain luggage labels sprayed with several colours of Sticky Fingers spray inks, sometimes in layers and dried thouroughly before stamping with VersaMark Ink and embossing with gold embossing powder. All of the materials are from http://www.graphicus.co.uk/ and the stamps are by http://www.elusiveimages.com/ fastened together in colour groups using book rings. The collection on the left are the Autumn Inks and the Summer Inks are on the right.

In the first photo I have painted some of the stamped images with twinkling H2O's which complement the inks really well as they have the same iridescent finish.

This collection have all been made using Ranger Distressed Inks, Cut and Dry foam to apply the inks and then over stamped with small stamps (all by Elusive Images) to build the collage. I used a copper Krylon pen to edge the tags and some Glossy Accents to create a glass-like finish on the fob watch.

Now I'm off to do some more with the new Sticky Fingers Lustre Inks and the Damask Stamps from EI. Just before I go I must share a photograph of a fabulous 'late' Birthday pressy I got from the wonderful Carrie Anne.....

All made by her own fair hands! I love them. They have pride of place in my studio. The cylindrical bag houses a tin that holds colouring pencils and the open box is where my tag collections live.

5 comments:

artyfartykat said...

Isn't it lovely to have some sun at last!
The tags look fab,the new inks look beautiful too. Something else to add to the list?! I'm pleased you've managed to find some time to play.
The pressies look gorgeous! I like the uses you have found for them too.
Missed you all on Tuesday. Don't think I'm going to be able to do the Fimo workshop either, what with thumb and tiredness, but hopefully things will improve soon and I'll get up to see you.

Artylicious said...

ZING-A-LING!! What gorgeous bright blingy colours! The tags look amazing all together like that.

And don't bring Carrie's knitted stuff too close to me, you wouldn't want to get drool on it!

G

ink'n'rubba said...

those tags look gorgeous - I will have to dig out some of my sprays and obviously order some more! Naughty you tempting me with Christmas stamps already! When, when, when ... ?

acrylik said...

Yum, love those tags, they are just gorgeous!

Craft is a Blessing said...

Loving your tags, sorry your dog is taking a 'break'.