Monday, 9 August 2010

The Rose & Cog... By Hels

Helloooooo!!! First of all I would just like to take a moment to say... THANK YOU to everyone who has left lovely comments and become followers of this new Blog... the feedback has been brilliant and of behalf of the whole team, I know I can safely say that we are all over the moon with your kind responses :O))




I have been playing with some of those gorgeous Cog Stamps, the old faithful Flower Power set and some Tim Holtz papers from the Retro Grunge stack... adding in a few Distress Inks and Idea-ology for good measure! The little roses are made with the medium size flower on the Flower Power set - stamped onto the little squares of paper in the stack... so each layer has a different pattern... the background paper for the ATC is a piece of ATC sized paper from the stack.. that Tim bloke thinks of everything you know!




I stamped the Cog background and the small set of Cogs using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink onto the paper, smudged Peeled Paint around the egdes and then sanded them... honestly, I have yet to find something wrong with those papers - they are all lush! I popped the roses onto the ATC, tied some old lace around it, added a Memo Pin with an Adage Ticket in it and then made up some of the Sproket Gears into an embellishment... the little golden arrow is from my own stash... one of those things I have had for yonks and been saving :O)) Anyways... I hope you like the ATC, it is aaaages since I made an ATC... so... I thought... if anyone would like to own this ATC... please leave me a comment and I will pick a comment at random and announce it on Thursday 12th August.. so you have a few days to comment :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

40 comments:

Lori said...

This is a beautiful ATC! Love the roses, you got a lot on that small space!

Susan said...

Awesome ATC! Love, love, love the roses.
Susan

Fiona said...

Love the ATC Hels - love the colours especially - unusual to think of a 'green rose' but they look fabo :)

Sherry Goodloe said...

some of my favorite colors! Nice atc Hels *smiles*

*Jennie* said...

Gorgeous ATC! :))

Claire said...

Wow Hels, what a goregous ATC - dont know how you got so much on it!!! I love the roses they are lush
Claire xx

Helen said...

Wow - what a packed ATC. I would love a chance to win it, as tis gorgeous. Great roses.

Tracy said...

Fabulous ATC - I would never have thought of putting the roses on an ATC - thanks for sharing

Elaine said...

Love the look of those roses - all the different patterns and colours. Well done on your ATC!

She said...

Beautiful ATC Hels. Love it. S x

Kate said...

Yeah, I'd love to swap ATCs with you so I can get a close up look at those gorgeous flowers.

** Kate **

Joanne said...

It's me again hopping over from your blog just to remind you to send the ATC to ME.
Luv Joanne xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful roses! I adore those papers too, everyone should have some!

Lucy x

Ally said...

Gorgeous ATC and such beautiful flowers. Love it!

Lisa said...

lovely! beautiful flowers...

Cynnie said...

Like the green and the flowers are gorgeous!
Cynthia Schelzig,,,a.k.a Cynnie

kerry said...

Lovely ATC Hels (as always my dear)
- good to go back to our roots occasionally.

Tracy Evans said...

Love the subtle colours and the roses are yummy. The adage ticket is a lovely finishing touch too. Love it. Tracy Evans x

Deezines Art said...

Gorgeous piece of art - as always. - Jacqueline xx

Janeyc49 said...

Beautiful ATC Hels and soooo much on it ! Love the roses.

Janet x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So much art on this, luv it 2 bits!

Kim said...

Your ATC is Beautiful!! I love those roses! A great use of Tim's papers (I still haven't cut into mine! LOL!)

Janet said...

I would sooooooooooo love an ATC made by you,promise i would NEVER swap it,its gorgeous.
Janet x

Stampersue said...

Nice ATC - love the roses.
Stampersue X

Lesley said...

Luffly,luffly, luffly tag!!!!
Makes me want to smell the roses! x

Marijane said...

Oh Hels, this is amazing. I can't believe the little roses you handcrafted - so tedious and lots of them! I have never made ATC cards but it seems to be making a comeback and I'm getting very interested.....think I'll have to give them a try.

Chrissie said...

I love it Hels, it's absolutely gorgeous.
Chrissie xx

Minxy said...

Fab ATC hun, i haven't swapped one of those in years either...I feel a 2 and a half by 3 and a half coming on!

Julia Dunnit said...

I would love it Hels, it's utterly gorgeous. But you should know that I will, without so much as a bink of an eye, pass it off as all my own work. Really.

Netty said...

Me me me....I would love to win it. Its gorgeous.....Annette x

Vicki Romaine said...

This ATC is beautiful. I would love to win it if for no other reason than to see your flowers in real time! They are gorgeous.

wwilloww said...

If I would want anything you made??? Surely, you must be joking!!! I would take that CD you gave up on and then made this!! It is gorgeous!! I am such a fan of those Tim Holtz flowers and you do them so beautifully!!! Great ATC!!

Esther said...

Great ATC...I've never made one or received one so just think how fab it would be to start off with one of yours!! Esther xx

lesleyanne said...

fab atd Hels
so much packed in so small a piece
love the new blog
lesley x

Clarky J said...

This is gorgeous Hels - love all the details in such a tiny space too!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous ATC!!!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely ATC Hels, the little roses are gorgeous, Judith xx

Annette Goodey said...

I think I left my comment on the wrong blog to be in with a chance to win this beautiful ATC - so am remedying that by posting here as well. Looking forward to your class at The Stamp Attic on 1 September.

Sid said...

Fantastic ATC Hels, love your colours !!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, this is wonderful too! i would looooove to win!