Monday, 19 July 2010

Curiously Medium...

...Whooohooooo...tis another Monday post which means... it is time for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, hosted by the uber talented and ever so loverly Linda... I am always waffling on on my posts about how I made the art, what I used etc... but on this one I am going to *try* keep things to a minimum so you can go and see Linda's Blog and see what the theme is this week...mmm, it isn't going to be easy not spilling the beans but I will try...




I made a tag! Yay! Actually, I may have mentioned before *just the odd couple of hundred of times* that I love making tags and I am making a tag for each of these challenges so I have one big pile of tags to make into something else at the end of it... erm... there are 35 challenges...so the thing I make is gonna be a biggy LOL




The usual stashy bits were used; Distress Inks - Pumice Stone... which is my fave of the new bunch, along with the others that are faves too... but... Pumice Stone is clever...because... if you put it with blues, it goes smokey, if you put it with oranges, it goes beigey and if you put it with reds it goes... grey! So, I used some Idea-ology, some Grungepaper which was cut using the Tattered Florals Alterations Die...I used an old hymn bookpage for adding some torny bits... using the "technique" for this weeks challenge on the bookpage, the Idea-ology and the Grungepaper... can you tell what it is yet? I am doing so well not blabbing what the theme is!!! So... I then got some really ancient old lace that I found in a junk shop... rolled it up and faffed with it til it sort of resembled a flower and popped this onto the middle of the big flower... and then used some new crochet trim and tied this across the middle of the tag. I did do some stamping on this tag but you can't really see it cos I... erm... got so carried away with the embellishing...




So, how did I do??? Did you suss it out as soon as I started to waffle or are you anxious to hop off to Linda's blog to see all about it??? Anyways... I am off now... to get ready to go and see Edward, I mean Eclipse...and believe me, the bucket of Popcorn I plan of scoffing will be no where near "medium"... it will be HUGE! Thanks for looking... and just out of interest... do you prefer Salt or Sweet Popcorn? I am a Sweet girl.. *you knew that anyways though :O))* and Grim prefers Salt... which means... I get to stuff the whole bucket myself ROFL TTFN...

Hels x

37 comments:

Terry said...

Wow that was fast! Love this tag! It is falulous and I love all the layers and details! So fun!

SusanK said...

You are a super source of inspiration and never fail me! I'm off to read Linda's blog now!

Lulabelle said...

Love your tag! Great colours and love your little twisty flower too!
I can't eat popcorn it always makes me choke! Love the smell though!

wwilloww said...

Another awesome tag!!! I never get tired of looking at your artwork or reading your stream of consciousness!! I think high on my bucket list would have to be spending a day with you just about anywhere, so I could just laugh and laugh and laugh!!! My popcorn is always salty and always dripping with the stuff that will give you a heart attack!!! Have fun drooling!!

NANCY DARE said...

Great Tag!...love all your layering!

Helen said...

Drat! Just left a really witty comment and got a blogger problem!! (wonder what I said...) Love this - how do you do them so fast? Or have you just done all of them and post when the relevant theme appears?
Not at home yet so can't try this, and don't have any of the (theme requirement) so maybe stuck.
Enjoy Edward's company - sorry, Grim's company tonight, and the popcorn. (sweet, always sweet)

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a wonderful and grungy Tag. Unbelievable design hun. Love it, what else :)

Karen said...

ahahahaha sweet for me too everytime!!! Enjoy the film my lovely!

WOW that tag is stunning Hels and now I have the book I am going to pop over to Lindas for a looksee!

HUGS XXX

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag. I am off now to see Linda's post. Enjoy Edward, oh, I mean the movie. LOL

Chrissie said...

Amazing work of art. Just love how all the elements work so well together. Fantastic!

Jennie said...

Great tag, and mmm like this technique, and as I have the book... should find time to make..iykwim...
I prefer salt, but will eat sweet, so if you bought me salty I would eat yours too!!
Hugs x

Netty said...

Again you are so quick, what a super fast talented worker you are. I've only just opened the Book..... you have achieved a wonderful look with the challenge, such a fab start. Annette x

Lori said...

Darn right it's going to be a biggie if you plan on using all those tags, I'm thinking total wall of the house, lol. Great tag, love the colors, and yes, I agree about the pumice stone, didn't think I would like it, but I REALLY do! As for popcorn - lightly salted and heavily buttered......

Linda Ledbetter said...

How did you do? You ROCKED it, Hels! Holy leaping housecats, girl, this is spectacular!!! Everything about it is perfection, and I could just go on and on... and on.. about your incredibly skills as a papercrafter.

By the way, thanks for the info about Pumice Stone ink. I've not mixed it with other colors, and now I can't wait to get home and try it out!

You're the bomb, Hels! Thanks for being your fabulous self. ♥

whyducks said...

Great work
Now popcorn, the sweet makes me fatter and the salt is bad for my heart so, I would probably have a large one of each! Enjoy the film x

Jane said...

Wow, Your work is truly inspiring. I look forward to mondays not only for the challenge of the week, but what you do with it as well. I never see this until lunchtime at work on Mondays - so I am a tad bit jealous that you are home making art, and I'm at work....
Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us.

Popcorn: Love Kettle Korn, although I've never seen it offered at a theater. Nothing beats that theater butter flavor though.

Dawn said...

Your always so quick! and love this tag hun

Love Dawn xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Salty for me Hels, I'm with Grim on that one. I love this tag, the lace on yor flower is gorgeous! I must try that idea out. I really like your colours they are fabulous. Judith xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the tag and I'm a sweet girl too!!

xx

Daniele said...

wow you are so talented and so quick the tag is simply gorgeous
hugs from Daniele

Nan said...

You make the most awesome tags....this is gorgeous. Love the colors...just got new TH inks last week so I can't wait to try pumice. My mail lady thinks I am a shopaholic because I keep ordering some new Tim bits to add to my already huge stash! Popcorn..butter sprinkled with salt and sugar...agh!

Kim said...

Your tag is beautiful! And my you are quick! Its a good thing I'm out of town for the week, I'll need all that time to think out what to do!

Cheryl said...

wow totally brilliant so love your work hun you really are one super talened,lady just love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

ellen said...

HAHHAAHAHAHAHA!!!! The popcorn comment at the end KILLED me! I also am a popcorn enthusiast... bordering on connoisseur... and I prefer the salty (really the main preference is for BUTTER), but we could go to the movies together no problem - one sweet bucket for you... one salty bucket for me! HEE! (Oh, and I love your tag!!)

Wanda H said...

You did great!!!! But then you always do!!! :-)))

Wanda H said...

Wonderful tag for this weeks challenge!!! Amazing how much you can fit on a tag and it looks great!!!!

Cardarian said...

Love, love, love that tag! He, he clever choosing a different taste of popcorn then hubby so you can have your own bucket! I hope you enjoyed the film!
Hugs,
Cardarian

She said...

Great Tag! Love the colours. S x

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous colour and specially love your curly wurly flower.

Marilyn

Helena said...

This is UTTERLY gorgeous! Will lift it in due time:)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous tag hun, fabby ;-) Have a great time at the pics. I like sweet too
Anne xx

Maggie said...

Fab Tag lots of gorgeousness

Maggie

Esther said...

This is a great tag - fab details and layers. I have trouble not going into detail about the technique too - my natural enthusiasm to waffle ...I mean share! I'm with you on sweet - hope you enjoyed Edward..(ooh errr)....Esther xx

Sarah Anderson said...

great tag Hels, especially love the flower you faffed with, the crochet trim looks amazing like that! Enjoy the film, I'm a Ben n Jerry's person rather than a popcorn person :)

Craftyideas said...

Love your tag. Beautiful colours.

craftytrog said...

Luvverly art Hels! Your tag is amazing! xx

Scrap Vamp said...

Stunning tag! love all the embellishments with the lace and key! I'm a salty girl...not only talking about the popcorn. lol!

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