Monday, 21 June 2010

Curious About Fragments...

...Week 2 of Linda's fab challenge to use the Compendium of Curiosities techniques to make some art and this week is to use Fragments... so, never being one for missing the opportunity to make a tag... and to get inky and messy... and to play with paper... and to get Glossy Accents ALL over my nails, I joined in.. and this is what I made:




I used the basic manilla tag that Tim uses - the actual ones he uses indeedily... the surface is super smooth and when you add water it doesn't do that horrid bobbly thing that some cardstock does. I made a bit of a collage from paper from the Vintage Shabby stack, some music score and an old book page - you know, the funny thing is, the book I have butchered was on my shelf for about 6 years, unread, untouched and very rarely dusted...when we moved, I took it apart and saved pages for artmaking... and now, I find myself reading the page before I use it to add to my artwork ROFL... I can see exactly what I am going to do.. I will go and buy another copy LMAO




I used Distress Inks to colour the tag and the papers, added some square, round and oval Fragments over images from the Lost & Found stack... all the deets on how to do this are on Page 62 of the C of C book BTW... then I added Tissue Tape and some stamping and finished with some Jute and Idea-ology. All the stashy bits used on the tag are available from The Stamp Attic. Thanks for looking... oh, and if you fancy joining in with the challenge, hop on over to Linda's Studio L3 Blog... there are lots of peeps playing and ...rumour has it there is some candy up for grabs for one lucky winner! Oh and... it is basic use of fragments cos the fancy use of them will appear later in the series of challenges...excellent!! Have a goodly day... TTFN

Hels x

30 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh hels,realy love this tag,its just brilliant you are so talented,hun,love all the different elements,you have used,hugs cheryl xxxx

Debby said...

Oh Hels this is beautiful!

Tess said...

This tag is fabulous! You did such a great job.....fragments of time...great take on the challenge.

craftimamma said...

Great tag Hels. Love the collage and those fragments are so easy to use but give a great highlighting effect.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dawn said...

Yes I love it! I will be playng with this technique later this week. still need some of timmys papers though lol I love the variety on yr tag

love DAwn xx

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning - shame I don't have the Tim Holtz things needed for this - but it doesn't stop me visiting the others joining in and drooling over the work.

I just love the mix on this!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, I adore you! Not only are you a fab-freaking-tabulous artist, you're a wealth of smiles! This tag is gorgeous-- absolutely gorgeous, and I love all those little details you put such care into.

Thanks for staying on the Compendium train! This ride just keep getting more fun...

Hugs,
Linda

donna said...

Your tag is awesome!

studiorose said...

Wow, you did an amazing job! Love your description of the process as well. Tim's tags, indeedily! LOL

Maria Ontiveros said...

Really pretty, and a great use of the oval fragments. I tend to go to the squares and circles but will take a new look at my ovals now, too.
Rinda

Sandy said...

Wow this is amazing.
So wonderful collage Tag. Unbelievable design.

Nan said...

Love your collage...I know what you mean about books. I keep picking up old one s to play with and then an hour later i'm sitting there reading!LOL

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful tag hun, love the use of the fragments and the collage. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

So hows the book coming along? LOL
Your too funny! I can see you sitting there reading the pages waiting for the glue to dry!
Your tag is a wonderful collage with so many fab details. I hope to play soon!

Daniele said...

what a special tag...love the composition of the collage
hugs x

Kirsty.a said...

Gorgeous - as always.
If you'd like to win a free place on Shimelle's new class, head over to my blog

Helen said...

Love this tag, got some fragments, got the book - just need the time to join in!! Can you send me some?
Love that music paper.

Joy said...

Colours are awesome, tag is amazing, you are an inspiration xx

Andrea said...

just an excellent tag, lots of great detail and lots to see on this, love it xx

whyducks said...

double thumbs up!

Lori said...

Love it Hels! Great use of the fragments indeedly.

Maggie said...

Fab-u-lous as always love how much you have got on such a small space great use of fragments too! :-)

Maggie

Rachelle said...

Love your collage! I guess I need to get some of those super smooth tags; mine always do that crinkly thing.

Wendy said...

Stunning hun x I think you are def the tag queen x

CuddlyBunny said...

Completely enamored of your mix of images, numerics and alphas ... such a lot at which to look!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous collaged tag! May just have to join these challenges myself, as I have the book! xx

Sue said...

This is fab Hels, I'm thinking I'm needing some tissue tape :o)

Shar said...

So very pretty! Love your collage! You have a knack for putting the perfect pieces together!

Minxy said...

stupendiously shabby old girl, and your tags not bad either *wink* *wink* xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Funny GF, I just called Tim and he said he couldn't rem giving you a tag, maybe you "borrowed" it? hmmm, call the bobby! Luv your work GF

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