Monday, 5 July 2010

Curiously Shabbily Chic

... today is Monday... which means another weekly challenge from Linda - it's all about the techniques in Tim's book... click HERE to read all the deets... and today tis the Shabby Chic page's turn... I love this technique but never have mastered it 100% I always seem to overcook the embossing powders...and this one was no exception, hence it is covered by the heart LOL




The tag is coloured with Black Soot DI - then I added a piece of Grungeboard, did the Shabby Chic technique (hey, that rhymes!) and used an On The Edge die to make it fancy at the bottom, adding my own holes using a Crop-A-Dile and then using Jump Rings to attach some little Maya Road gem-drops.




The heart is another of the Tim Alterations dies... painted with Claudine's Dash of Red...oh and the colour over the top of the base colour??? Need you ask??? Traditional Tan LOL The ickle birdy is one of my Gisela Graham finds that I was waffling about last week... I loooove him sooo much... just as well he came with 7 other brothers, so I have plenty to play with! I am absolutely exhausted you know... Jennie came to visit today and oh boy, did we talk! I need to go and have a little lay down now... I think a Nanna Nap is called for LMAO... Thanks for looking... have a fabby evening... or day if you are across the Pond... TTFN

Hels x

37 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Love the artwork and so want one of those birds, they are gorgeous. Enjoy your cat nap LOL. Tracy Evans x

Effie said...

Great tag.....and what a fabulous little bird!

Helen said...

Love it, hope to have a go this evening. That bird sure is cute.

craftimamma said...

Can see why you love your little birdie Hels. He really is a cutie. The tag is gorgeous. Hope you feel refreshed after your snooze.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant tag Hels absolutley love the little birdie xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, there you go again being all super talented and stuff! I love this, Hels! The little bird is the cutest, and holy cow, what a cool design you've created here! The hanging crystals are the perfect touch to make this extra elegant.

You just keep on rockin' these Challenges, girlfriend! I love admiring your art. ♥

whyducks said...

Totally gorgeous Hels, I love it.

Paula said...

loving that tag and that little bird!

mustavcoffee said...

Oh it's lovely, colours and composition, that birdy is so cute,xx

Wanda H said...

A wonderful tag, Hels!!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Been a real bad "blog poster" this past couple of weeks (damm work!!) but I have been keeping an eye on all your amazing creations and today's is no exception.It's fab!!

Off to post my Sunday Stampers Challenge entry - Hope you like it!

xx

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful tag. I love the bird.

ellen said...

Can I just say I LOVE your posts...I'm planning to join in the CCC this week - thanks for the warning on over-cooking the embossing powder - I'll keep it in mind. Hoep you're having a lovely evening (from me across the pond...) :)

Martina2801 said...

This is just so creative and wonderful. I truly enjoy seeing what you create,such a pleasure.
Thank you for sharing!!!

Laura said...

This is a great tag, love the rich colours and the effect on the hearts, the bird and dangling jewels are gorgeous!!!

Claireabelle said...

Fan-bloomin-tastic Missy!
xx

Otter Blue said...

Wow! Simply fantastic!

Sarah Anderson said...

Great tag Hels, love the heart and wings, and the jewels are yummy!

Cheryl said...

wow hels so love your work hun totally brilliant the layout everything about this love cheryl xxxxx

Dorothy said...

Wow, thats a beauty!!

Sharon Sutton said...

Beautiful tag! I love everything about it.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag, you certainly put a lot of details in it, gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Hels I'm lovin that little bird too! Great tag as usual!

Jennie said...

Love this piece and having seen it in the flesh.. it is great.. did you notice the bird had flown in my direction? lol
Great day and you are tired?, I am exhausted!! lol
Hugs x

Sandy said...

WOW !!!
No more words for you absolutely unique work hun. Love it.

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous Hels, love that ickle birdie. Watch Alfie don't get his paws on 'im!!
x

Andrea said...

beautiful tag Hels and did Jennie let you get a word in LOL xx

Lori said...

Love the ickle birdie! Fab work on this one, too!

Rachelle said...

Love your tag! The colors are so vibrant.

AngieHallHaviland said...

FABULOUS Tag, Hels!! LOVE it!

craftytrog said...

Fabby tag Hels! x

Maggie said...

Fab tag and artwork as always, love this little bird he is soooooo
tweet - sorry couldn't resist lol

Maggie

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag, love the design. Annette x

Terry said...

Awesome design! Love it all!

Chris Arlington said...

AWESOME!!!

Sandi M said...

Hels, love all these details on your #4 tag!

CuddlyBunny said...

Alright ... am I allowed to say Holy Sh!t?

Your piece is BEAUTIFUL! I love every bit of it ... even My Guy was forced to run into my room after I yelled, "You have to see this!"

Hels, really, awesome! So. Much. Awesomeness!

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