Saturday, 14 August 2010

Curiously Crackled... Part II

...I know, it isn't Monday but... I loved the Compendium of Curiosities challenge so much this week, that I decided to make another tag! It isn't often that I use my Distress Cracklepaints... so this was a perfect excuse. If you are wondering what I am on about... check out Linda's blog... her art is amazing... and she's the clever lass behind the whole challenge idea... brilliant huh!?




I used Worn Lippy Cracklepaint... which I have to admit was as thick as custard and looked a bit yuk... so I splodged a load of water into the pot and gave it a mix ... and it is fine again and crackled really well. I am being honest when I admit that I have been soooo lazy this week, and not put away my inks from the last project, that I just picked up Pumice Stone and Aged Mahogany... and they went really well with the Worn Lippy. After some smidging and smudging into the crackles, I splooshed some water onto the tag, dried it with a heat gun and added a little bit of stamping - of course I had to use the stamps of the Duke of Distress... an old pagey backgroundy one and one of the newer spriggy swirly ones... blimey, my descriptive skills are second to none now! I made a flower *using the Alterations Die* for the tag *I know, I know, one of those flowers again* I am still reading the torn pages as I ink them you know... I now know that the main character is called Helen and she is a bit of a one by the sounds of it... mmm, familiar??? ROFL




I used some Idea-ology to finish it off... added on some string around the middle.. and a Ticket from the Ticket Alteration and new 100th Collection *don't worry, I promise not to mention that I have this set already... signed in gold, won't mention that at all ;o)* SO... you will never guess what I did yesterday!!! I... Twittered... or Tweeted... or whatever they call it... tis still a mystery to me really... I figured out that I could use my mobile to add Tweets... so now I reckon that I need a posher mobile, like an IPhone perhaps... *says loudly so Grim may hear* Anyways... guess what!!! My very first follower was none other than my crafting heroine herself... Mrs Wendy Vecchi... I was so excited I did a little chair dance... my name on there is Hels_Sheridan... being totally computer illitarate, it may take a few years for me to suss it out totally but I will try! Anyways... don't forget... Stamperama at Stevenage tomorrow... hope that I get chance to meet up with you if you are going... please do pop over to see us *by us I mean Jennie and me... not "us" as in me and my other self cos that would be a bit weird even for me!!!*... I am doing Make & Takes... exciting! Thanks for looking... and... have a goodly day... TTFN

Hels x

30 comments:

Terry said...

Incredible background!! Love every little detail on your tag! Have fun tomorrow!

Netty said...

Its terrific Hels, love the pink crackling and the theme. Have emailed you, this time at hopefully the correct address....
Enjoy tomorrow. Annette x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels! TWO sensational tags in a single week! I LOVE IT! This is every bit as lovely as the first, and those hot pink colors are too yummy! Helen must be having a very HOT time. ;-)

I am now your loyal follower on Twitter, and am so happy to see you there!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

This is a very gorgeous TAG!!!!!

ellen said...

Love the tag as always - WOW how cool that Wendy was your first follower on Twitter! I get the chair dance thing! I almost pee-ed myself when Tim H was the first comment on my first blog post - yes it's true! You can check it out if you want! Hope the back is better today!
Hugs, Els. xx

Sandy said...

OMG what a perfect background.
Really awsome Tag. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend hun.

Jennie said...

oooh a twitterer, I don't know first a blog, then fb, now a twitterer! only thing is you are limited to so many characters.. no waffling on there...lololol
Love the tag, and see you tomorrow:))
Hugs xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Of course you did two! just had to make the rest of us look like slackers! and you just had to make another incredible one! sheesh...

Daniele said...

totally gorgeous as is the flower, glad you can still keep up with story as your inking up....that reminds me, I used some text as a background but I didn't read it until I had finished and the words sex and cocaine jumped out off the page to me.....lol, thing is it wasn't a racey type book, so I always use french or Italian text now, have a good day
hugs

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Yet another awesome tag. The colours are fab.
Just started following you on twitter. Will you be "Tweeting" with pictures from the show tomorrow??

Have a great time.xx

She said...

Gorgeous Tag Hels. Hope your back has eased and you have a fantastic day tomorrow. S xx

Susan Allan said...

I like your tag very much, the Crackle Paint is very effective. I have done the same, adding water, cos if you don't use them for a while they dry up.

You have put so much great detail onto one little tag. What a beautiful flower!
Sue A xx

Joanne said...

Pretty gorgeous. May have a look at your twittering now.
Luv Joanne xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Hels this is utterly breathtaking your flower is amazing!
Loving your beautiful work!
How exciting to have Wendy following you she is not only exceptionally talented but so funny too!
Have a wonderful day tomorrow so wish I lived nearer!
hugs
kim x

Effie said...

liking all the pinkiness!

craftytrog said...

Another fabby tag hels! They're addictive aren't they?! xx

SannaS said...

aaaww, I love love love this tag. Gorgeous colors!!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Heather x said...

Oh I do like that worn lippy colour! I need to get me some of that...and a tatted florals die...and...and...and the list of wishes never ends lol.
Another stunning tag Hels!
Have a great weekend hun x
*hugs* Heather x

Helen said...

This is lovely! I adore those colours -what a combination. Don't you just love how any combi you try looks fab? that man is so clever. I'm following you back on twitter!

Karen said...

Oh blimey, I haven't finished the likkle bit I'm doing yet and you've gone and done 2 gorgeous tags already!
I better stop hanging out in cyberspace and get back to some crafting :)

Spyder said...

Love this, I really must get on and do something like this! It's fabulous. Have a great weekend
(Lyn)

Sid said...

Have a fab day demonstrating at Stamperama and your tag is fab. Love the colour combo and the flower looks really 'full' !

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful tag Hels!! Love the colors!

Kaz said...

ooo love this Hels xx

Anne Jagger said...

Well that is just stunning. X

Lori said...

New word - splooshed! lol! This is fabby!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous tag!!! I wish I could have been there... I'd love to meet you some day.

Shelann said...

What a great tag, I like the colors and all of the details. I looked at it for some time to see all of your touches.

CuddlyBunny said...

PINK!

Alright, well, I think that all of this is wonderful, but I'm an especially happy with the PINK!

You can't use those flowers enough for me, by the way.

Yours are just gorgeous!

Shar said...

Gorgeous! Love the fab flower and the great hardware!

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