Monday, 30 August 2010

Curiously Chipped...

...WhooooHoooo, tis Monday! Tis my fave day of the week... well, it has been ever since Linda came up with the BRILLIANT idea of having a challenge about Tim's book... The Compendium of Curiosities... Linda is wonderful, I may have intimated that before but hey... I am saying it again!!! Her art is not only A~MAZ~ING... but she is also a reaaallly lovely girl too... anyways... in keeping with the usual info about the challenge, I am not saying a word about which page we are on this week... or the theme... so that means that you will be able get have a little ride on this here bus I have laid on to take you globe trotting across to Linda's Blog...




I cannot believe we are on Week 12 already! I have been making a tag for each one... well, I love making tags and the Duke Of Distress does have a reputation of being a tagger... so I copied him... you should see the book ring I have now full of the other tags... I have had to start a new book ring already cos they are so fat... what I am going to do with them after hasn't been thunked up yet... I am waffling I know but... one idea could be... I have this big bare patch on a wall in the Room of Stash... so maybe I will pop them onto a big piece of wood and frame them up there...




I have been using a lot of oranges and browns recently so I decided to branch out into greens this week... I started off by inking the tag with Old Paper, then Crushed Olive, then Pine Needles *I lurve this colour but hardly ever use it!* finally, edging around with Black Soot. I sploshed some water onto the tag and dried with a heatgun... then I stamped some Sprigs in Pine Needles and Distress Embossed with Shabby Shutters EP... I then decided it was a bit boring... so I stamped a mini script with clear ink, clear embossed this and then rubbed some more colour over the top... *get me, "rubbed".. you know I mean blended!!* I stamped some butterflies in Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick... then slapped some Rock Candy crackle over the top... then slapped some Rock Candy Stickles over that... added in the Idea-ology and voila! (erm.. yep, doing that french talking thing again) Finished tag!




So... it is Bank Holiday today so I have been listening to Radio 2 while making my arty stuff... they had Tony Blackburn doing a countdown of million selling singles... oooh, you should have heard me singing along *or maybe not!* Tis a very goodly job that Grim is at footy this afternoon... otherwise his ears would have been bleeding LOL Still, there were a lot of Beatles songs so I had a lovely time... even AlfieCat enjoyed it... he is asleep on his bed in here with me... anyways... enough waffling from me... time to go and have a play with some chipboard and Viva stuff... and a clock mechanism... ooooh, what am I up to!!! All will be revealed soon :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

49 comments:

Elaine A said...

Hels -

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love all the detail you've put into this tag. Simply beautiful.

Elaine Allen

Ann said...

Love it Hels, I just adore the colour combo's. Hugs xxx

Helen said...

Oh, Hels, me likey, me likey a lot! Next time I see you at a show, tell me to buy more distress EP's, please. I need more colours!!!

mustavcoffee said...

Happy Bank Holiday to you, so glad you've enjoyed your crafty time, it shows !! Your tag is stunning, just love all those pretty colours, :D xxx

Julie said...

So beautiful!

Shazza said...

this is soooo fab Hels, love all those colours x

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a beautiful Tag.
Summer feeling. Here in Germany is raining and raining and so on.
Love the flowers. Great work hun.

Joanne said...

What a change in colours for this. Works really, really well too. Love it.
Luv Joanne xx

whyducks said...

ooo a goodie Hels x

Minxy said...

I have to be honest and say this isn't my fav page from the book but i just love that you used a book plate, that just looks sooo good, I wasn't gonna play but now i may just have to copy you :p

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning. I have been following all your work - just haven't been posting comments on everyones as I have to limit my time on here

Can't wait to see your tags framed - boy will that look good.

Heather x said...

Bloomin heck! I go away for one day and you go and make 2 totally drool factor pieces of art!
I really need to get said book! Then I can get more arty with you all :)
*hugs* Heather x

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, love all the colours, where do you find the time to make such fabulous artwork. xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OMG Hels - this is goodly fantabulous! Love the mix of colours - truly gorgeous!
Sylvia xxxxxxxxxxx

craftytrog said...

Love the colours you used on this amazing tag Hels! The chipped enamel looks brilliant! xx

Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Hels, fab colours and embellishments. I still need to do my piece but too tired today so maybe a project for tomorrow. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Wendy said...

Wonderful piece of work Hels x

donna said...

AWESOME!

Kim said...

What a great Indian Summer tag!! Very cheery!

Chrissie said...

Ooh tis gorgeous!.
Love everything about it.
Chrissie x

Sarah Anderson said...

a nice metal mannequin thingymabob, that's what you need to display your tags on lol! Love this one, lots of gorgeous details :)

Shoshi said...

I love this, Hels! You are so talented! I love the little bird, the music theme, the colours... everything, in fact!

Lori said...

Love it Hels! I really like that Pine Needles on the edge, I don't use that much either, but it looks great here! Your flowers are gorgeous, heck, the whole tag is!

Cheryl said...

oh gorgoues,stunning wow love it love cheryl xxxxx

ellen said...

Loving the greens! I also tend not to use Pine Needles very much - way to break out! Keep the great art coming - just love your brand of art - it's just...soo.... YOU! :) Love ya hon. Els. xx

studiorose said...

Wow, you did great with green! So beautiful, and love the birdie. Nice work!

agypsyangel said...

That is a wonderful tag.
Wonderful colors and layout.
Smiles,
Kim

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, you're so kind, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your wonderful words and support! And of course, you gorgeous art that inspires me every time I see it! As always, you did an absolutely AMAZING work of art for the CCC! The chipped enamel flowers and the little bird are stunning, and wow, did you ever rock the background, too! LOVE those colors-- yummy greens!

Hmmm... what ARE you up to?? Can't wait to find out. Give Alfiecat a scritch behind the ears for me!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin this GF, colors are like wow! no tan??? you sick maybe? lol...really luv your colors today and the piece is sweet, just like....ahhhh, me! he he he

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin this GF, colors are like wow! no tan??? you sick maybe? lol...really luv your colors today and the piece is sweet, just like....ahhhh, me! he he he

CuddlyBunny said...

Perfection! Just beautiful!

KAT said...

Beautiful and I love the little bit of blue chipped enamel on the birdie!!!

RosC said...

This is so pretty - very English Country Garden with clear colours and plenty of green. I love it.
Oz-Ros.

Traceyr said...

Wonderful tag and I love those colours. Thanks for the step by step details on how you achieved it - it was very helpful. :)

Marijane said...

Lovely tag! You just have so much fun - I want to come along with you sometime, doing whatever! I'd love to see your stacks of tags all put together (framed sounds great). Beautiful color combination on this one.

SusanK said...

Hot ziggity! This is really, really gorgeous! I, too, have been using lots of oranges and browns (but, hey, what's a redhead to do???) and have a piece in the works that is orange-red and blue-green with a bit of peach and pink thrown in. Gotta break the color combo sometime!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Hels, love the texture and layers you bring to all of your projects! Spectacular as always! xxD

Jane Wetzel said...

incredibly gorgeous! LOVE these colors-

Toni said...

Hels, this is such a beautiful piece of art. So much detail and I love how your chipped enamel turned out.... love how you put just a smidge of color on the bird, makes it look like it's all chipped off but a bit... i'm gonna try this.... :)

inge said...

Hello Hels

I love the complete tag : the colors, the composition,...

Your flowers are perfectly chipped! They really, really look old and tattered.

I used shiny metal and didn't chip off very much cause I didn't want to reveal much of the shiny metal, but when I see your flowers, I'm jealous of how they look !

Now you challenge me to try this technique again and again !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Shelann said...

Love it. That's lurve it in your English ; ) What a great design. I planned mine and laid it out last night, so I'm hoping it executes as I visualized! it's always an adventure.

Lynn Stevens said...

oh Hels, Its like a garden in paradise! Blooming beautiful!

Leonie said...

Wow this is beautiful- looking forward to seeing your next one!!

Sue West said...

Hels, I just love this tag . Those colours are so vibrant. It's just gorgeous.
Sue xxx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

So much to look at---you rocked it!

Shawn Caro said...

Another gorgeous piece of art!-Thanks for sharing-Shawn

Nan said...

What a beautiful tag you created this week!

Jennie said...

Great Tag Hun , love what you have done :))

She said...

Lovely - no make that gorgeous! tag Hels. I also listened to Tony and sang along!! It didn't make good listening - and I used to be in the choir! Love S xx

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