Saturday, 3 July 2010

And Now...

...for Something Completely Different & Lots To Do challenges this week.... a tag! For a change LOL The SCD theme this month is actually TAGS... and the LTD theme is CROWNS... so I got a little bit messy with some Distress Inks and some Idea-ology stuff.




The little FilmStrip was made using little stamped images from Tim Holtz's collection... the flower is a pile of book pages cut thru on the Tattered Florals Alteration Die... and coloured with more DI's.. the background was made by squishing several colours of DI's on to the craft sheet, spritzing with water and dipping the tag in the mix until I had the look I liked.




So... yesterday afternoon I stepped outside into the garden, as you do... to see... erm... a headless pigeon ... don't worry, it wasn't flying or anything... nope, it was... deceased... down by the fence... and AlfieCat was nowhere to be seen. So, who was the culprit, was it Alfie, the mild mannered Mummy's Boy? Or was it Foxes, the stray gingertom with the big..erm...nuts? (LOL) I had to believe that my AlfieCat would never catch a pigeon, I mean, they are big and flappy and he is...a bit flabby... However, when I called out for him to come in for his tea-tea's... it was one of those moments when you wish you had a video camera set up... he sneaked in thru the hole in the fence (it is like a mouse hole but cat sized) and he turned his head away from said deceased pigeon, walked the long way around the garden to get to the backdoor and kept his eyes well and truly averted... didn't look, sniff or anything...which can only mean one thing....guilty!!! Honestly, he has been an outdoor cat for about 6 weeks now... and so far he has had two blackbirds, a mouse/rat (not sure as it was a baby), a pigeon... let alone what else he has been catching while he is in the Spinney! Anyways... am off to get more inky and more messy for the Sunday Stamper tomorrow...ooooh, cannot wait to show you the new theme... I reckon it will appeal to loads of peeps :O)) Have a fabby Saturday! TTFN

Hels x

30 comments:

crafty creations said...

No I don't believe it could be your Alfie cat - he's far too sophisticated for that !!!!

Brilliant tag love all that stamping and the flower is fantastic

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Anesha said...

Fantastic tag, love the flower and the colours. Sounds like Alfie is loving his outdoor life! My Skipper just looks at the Pigeon on the ground very close to her and turns away!! have a great weekend.

craftimamma said...

I reckon your Alfie thinks he's in cat heaven and it's time to reveal his 'wild side', Lol!

Love the bright colours on the tag.

Have a great weekend Hels.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Hels said...

Naughty Alfie cat. He seems to be taking to his new life, doesn't he!!
Love your tag, spesh the book pages, and the background and, and, and.... you get the idea, Hels!

* Shaz * said...

Stunning tag Hels and as for Alfie cat i hope you gave him a good talking to!!!, theres no point me feeding the birds to keep the numbers up if your puddy tat is just going to kill them is there,naughty Alfie cat lol,hope youre ok xxx

Rhonda said...

Love your tag! Love how vibrant the colours are and this flower is terrific! Cheers!

Joy said...

Naughty Alfie. My Toffee would sit and pull faces ( a lot of nose twitching ) but she never actually caught any birds! Fab tag colours are amazing xx

Andrea said...

love the tag Hels and I really do not think it was Alfie you know xx

Femmy said...

fabulous tag!!!

Nancy Lynn said...

Your artwork is really fabulous. Enjoy your blog a lot.

wwilloww said...

Me thinks thou cat hath discovered a new calling!!! Just think what the toll would be had he always been an outdoor cat!! LOL I love your tag. I just the intensity of the color you get with your distress inks. I am going to have to try harder to really saturate whatever I am coloring... Can't wait for tomorrow and NO, I have not yet figured out how to subscribe to this blog but I am not going to miss Sunday anyway!!

June said...

Ohhh thats so gorgeous. I love all the flowers you make.
The background is also gorgeous
Hugs June xxx

sam21ski said...

Fab tag, love the bright colours. Took me a while to spot the crown but got there in the end!!!!

Paula said...

adore the colour combination of this background.

Carol said...

what a totally gorgeous tag - love those colours - how'd you get the stripes? Those flowers are fab too..

Thank You for joining us this week

whyducks said...

Lovely work Hels. That Alfie cat is going to need worming for sure after eating that lot. How is the garden growing now? Have you noticed any less midges since the demise of the trees?

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow big applause and standing ovation from me to your wonderful work hun. Love it.

Lottie said...

OH how I love these bright colours - the flower is amazing

craftytrog said...

Stunning tag, love the bright colours! x

Laura said...

So glad you joined us. Loving your bright colours and techniques. Simply fab!

Jaqi said...

Fab colours and so much to see on this tag, bet you had fun making this its fab

Shar said...

Stunning! Love the photos along the edge and your colors and flower are wonderful!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Hi

Love this! Your story made me laugh, too, as ever! Did you feed him his dinner as well!?

L x

Sue said...

Fabulous tag, I love your flower. I'm sure Alfie is only building up his street cred - I bet he's crying inside lol x

cockney blonde said...

Love the tag Hels. My little baby has progressed to Magpie status now...Fortunately dead in the front garden. Better than the half alive baby blackbird I found in my kitchen, x

Lorraine said...

like the film strip..nice work as always

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Alfie, you are SO busted, kitty!

Hels, this card is fan-freaking-TABulous! Talk about a visual feast-- those colors look good enough to eat!

Lori said...

Love the colors on the background and the flowers, awesome! Those cats, they sure are hunters, aren't they??!! lmao

Artyjen said...

What Alfie?!!! Never!!!
Love the colour combo and the little images on the film strip fabby
xoxo Sioux

Ang said...

WOW, love this, the colours are fab and the film stamp looks so effect

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