Saturday, 20 August 2011

A wonderful melty day ...........

Woo hoo!  I had some time to myself on Wednesday, having booked a class with Hels Sheridan at the Stamp Attic in Wantage.  It was a fabulous day, and I learnt all things melt potty!  Was I wowed?  Yes - most definitely, so guess what is going to be my next purchase!  We made a sampler, and this is my version.

The canvas is panged with Kaisercraft Clamshell, and then washed over with sand paint.  The edges are done with a Dabber Paint in Cranberry, and although not seen, the edges are done with Black paint dabber.  The background stamping is a Tim Holtz script.

Some detail from the various elements:

Stained glass effect flower - Wire was twisted into a flower shape, and then dipped in the very top of the melt to gather up a very thing layer - very difficult and several attempts were required

 Faux porcelain flowers - the first flower is cut from Tim Holtz Crafty Attic paper, and dipped, the second flower is layers of paper flowers with a paper rose also dipped into the liquid

Owl made from Mould - Agate effect into a memory frame - Stamping into the liquid on a craft sheet and rubbed over with perfect pearls

 Image transfer - shrink plastic - faux soldering

 I am entering this into the following challenges:

Fashionable stamping - Handmade flowers
All Sorts - You've been framed - two of my elements have frames
Challenge up your life - no patterned paper
Craft your passion - Anything but a card
Creative Card Crew - Handmade flowers
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Designed 2 Delight - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting  Journey - Anything Goes
Creative C raft Challenges2 - Anything but a card
Dream Valley - Distressing
Pollycraft - Distressing
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes

On a different front, Dad came home on Friday from respite care in the nursing home, and the brilliant people at social services have put in place a package that allows him to stay at home, being cared for and monitored to see how thing go.  Unfortunately my step-mother is still extremely ill, and we are hoping and praying that she makes a gradual recovery, and is able to join Dad at home again.  A worrying time for all of us.

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.



  1. Wow Val....such beautiful details hun...

    have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

  2. Looks really interesting Val sounds like a fab day!
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  3. Good that you dad is doing well and sorry about step mum and I am totally jealous of you doing Hels class and a great result!

  4. Sending healing thoughts for your Dad and step-mother. I love how you have described everything. Having never played with a melt pot you have increased my interest in seeing a melt pot demo. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion for our anything but a card challenge. Good Luck,
    Hazel xx
    GDT August

  5. Sound like a fun workshop!.... thanks for sharing all minor details, its just fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  6. Beautiful creation! Love all the details :-) Hope your Dad and Step-mother are well again soon. Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  7. Gosh Val this is fantastic, so much going on and such fabulous flowers. Love it.

    Let you into a little secret, bought my melting pot from QVC, 2 years ago, it is still in the packaging, how naughty is that. You have inspired me to get it out.

    Hope all goes well for Mum & Dad.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  8. wow very cool effects:) Well wishes to your family:) Thank you for joining you this week for our Anything But a Card Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Have a wonderful Weekend:)


  9. Oh my goodness! You certainly got lots of inspiration and lots of know-how, must have been a really good course, what fab creations.
    Glad your Dad is so home with care package, thinking of Daisy and of all of you

  10. Nice proyect Val! nice colors and embellish. TFS with us at Paper Playtime.
    Zulma DT

  11. Hello Val

    Sorry I am a bit late getting here, but had a bit of a manic weekend of teaching.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and joining in my "You have been framed" theme at Allsorts this week and good luck with the draw.

    B x

  12. This looks so awesome! I'm sure you had a great deal of fun making this!!

    Thank you for joining us in our Anything goes challenge over at The PaperCrafting Journey!


  13. A wonderful canvas. I love all the details and different techniques used. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  14. Ein wundervolles Werk ist das geworden, danke für deine Teilnahme bei CUYL.


  15. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! Hoping your Dad and stepmum are both doing well :)
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week, hope to see you again soon :D

  16. Stunning details, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  17. Stunning! Thanks for joining in with our handmade flowers challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline x


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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