Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday Stampers plus NEC Goodies

Firstly Sunday Stampers - hosted by Hels - the challenge this week was to use Texture Fades/Embossing folders/dry embossing.  Not necessarily all of them, but to include them along with some stamping.   The only thing I've stamped is the 'love' sentiment. I embossed my tag with one of Tim's folders.  I'd decided on using a crackle effect for the background but was actually aiming for much smaller cracks, but I'm happy with these.  I actually used a crackle glaze from Homebase, intended for use with emulsion paint and last time I used it I got much smaller cracks. (It does say the thicker the topcaot the coarser the cracks).  There are tiny shimmery sequins on the leaf but as often happens the shimmer doesn't show here.

Had a fantastic time at the NEC.  The lovely Pat drove ;-)  Though we went into 'Sewing for Pleasure' and 'Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch' and there was a supposed separate hall for Hobbycrafts, inside it was all in one!   Though there were separate areas.  We saw some fantastic stuff.  If  you ever go I'd recommend giving the sewing areas a looksee as lots of stuff crosses over into papercrafts and I'm sure you'd find something to delight you that you may not have seen before.  Lynda Monk was demoing a great technique using vilene, transfer foil and tissue paper which she'd used to make some wonderful books amongst other things.  Here's what I bought ;-)  I won't list it all but in case you're wondering what the thing is between the white spray and the mould, they are felting needles.

13 comments:

JoZart said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself at the NEC and you've a lot more there to carry on enjoying too. Lovely techniques on that gorgeous tag... well done you!
Thanks for your comments on mine. Perhaps Klitty should wear a red hat too and get down Lime St, never mind the fur coat. Oooh no! It's Crown street and Canning Street now!
Hugs Jo x

Clare H said...

Fabulous tag! I spy white spray!

Kathleen said...

Glad you had a great time at the NEC, I love the flower and the colours on this project.

Kath x

patcrafts said...

Love the tag,gorgeous colours the mint green and pink are fab and the flower is wonderful.
You have some things there that I didn't know you had bought:)D. Love the sewing threads.

flutterbycrafter said...

Lovely tag, I particularly like the flower and the shimmer on the leaf. xx

Elaine said...

Lovely flower! Looks like you had a good time at the NEC!

Tracey said...

OOOOO, love that tag Anne, and glad you had a great time at the NEC, what's Ink Aid!
x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I forgot to show the beads I bought :-/ Anyway 4 packs of beads :-)
Anne x

Gez said...

OOooh beads... a girl can never have too many!!!! Lovely goodies from the NEC..enjoy!

Anne your tag is GORGEOUS. Love, love, love your flower & the background colours are fab!

Lovely to hear you had a super time with Pat at the NEC.xx

Hels Sheridan said...

ooo, this is beautiful Anne... thanks for the tip about the Homebase crackleglaze.. shall go looking for that because it does look fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Linby said...

Love this tag- the effect is brilliant.
Linbyx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your tag is wonderful, but I was most taken by the comments you made about NEC. I see you came back with some pretty impressive supplies, including your felting needles.

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Darling I love that handmade flower on your fab tag
Hope you are well Anne
Hugs Susie xx