Monday, 2 August 2010

Grungey Curiosities...

....wheyhey... tis Monday and I am back again with my entry for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, hosted by that ever so clever and super talented Linda... if you click on her name, I have arranged for Mr Blogger to take you on a superfast trip around the World, so quick that if you blink you will be there before you realise...*ok, I am making out like I have a super power and can make you travel about for nowt... a slight exaggerations...but... click on her name anyways LOL* I shalln't spill which page we are on or what technique we are doing this week... and, oh my, I have to win this week cos... Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring the challenge and I neeeeeed that certificate so I can buy some Timmy stash :O))




So, I made a tag, yes sireeee, this is #8 and there are 35 weeks of the challenge so I have... erm... a very lot more to make to complete the challenge LOL I used Distress Inks, Grungepaper and Grungeboard which was plain and harlequin - cut with some Alterations... I hammered the heart and the escutcheon *ooooh, get me, escutcheon, I am not that clever really, it is a keyhole but escutcheon is such a coolio word to say - but not to type so I won't say escutcheon again LMAO* So, where was I again??? Ah, yep, hammering with Tim's Texture Hammer.. I looooooooooooove doing that, makes a right row and is kinda therapeutic! The stamping is from the Tim collection... and I added some Idea-ology for garnish ;o))




Check out the ickle ticket... did I mention that I got Tim's 100th collection, you know the one signed by the Duke of Distress himself... in gold no less! Oh, I have mentioned it... silly me! Anyways... the ticket was the empty one and then filled with one of the sentiments that fit perfectly inside. And... check out the keyhole! Ickle piccies of peeps in there... the story goes that they are secret lovers and have to keep their lurve behind locked doors...*see, I am an old romantic at heart... but the idea is totally nicked from another part of the C of C book... you didn't really think I could think up something that clever didya?*




So... there was muchly excitements in the house of Sheridan this morning... our Postie finally turned up with my Craft Stamper... oooohhhweeeee, I love the latest copy - not only cos...erm... I made something for it... but cos the whole mag is chock full of heavenly pieces that are just divine... tis a grand copy indeedily! I have to tell you all something though... cos if I don't I will get nagged again... the photo's of me making the roses for the Step by Steps... they were taken by Grim... he is a closet photographer *I don't mean he goes about taking photo's of wardrobes and suchlike, or even that he stands inside the wardrobe to take the pics* I have been wittering on at him for yonks to get a Blog and show off his photo's... they are very good you know! Anyways... I am offski - there is a small matter of a mountain of ironing to tackle... and... tis also a special someone's birthday on Weds and I still haven't made his card... ah... he reads my posts so ... if you have got this far reading it Grim, I made your card three weeks ago and have it hidden ROFL... Rightio... don't forget to check out Linda's challenge and her blog too while you are there.. her art is stunning.... TTFN

Hels x

32 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Great minds think alike Hels, I used the same title as you but that was before I stopped by and I used the heart too, how clever are we LOL. Love your tag and I'm excited cause I have that set of Tim's stamps on order. I'm like you I need to win this week cause I want some more of Tim's stash. Can I have it this week and you have it next week LOL. Anyways to the point, lovely piece of art Hels. Enjoy the ironing. Tracy Evans x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, have I mentioned lately how much I adore you? I love this post, and I love everything about your splendiferious tag, too!

You inked that grunge in the most wonderful ways, and your "secret lovers" theme is fabulous! I can't wait to get that 100th Stamp Set so I can do such clever things. And.. is that a page from a romannce novel I see in the corner?

Your keyhole (I can't begin to spell that other word!) is the perfect finishing touch to this masterpiece of grungy goodness!

Sherry said...

Your post made me laugh and your tag is lovely! I have the Craft Stamper mag and saw your gorgeous porcelain roses - very inspiring .. maybe time to blow off the dust from the melt pot!

Heather x said...

Beautiful work Hels :0)
*hugs* Heather x

jacque4u2c said...

This tag ROCKS!

Helen said...

Just got my Craft Stamper today - go Hels! You can't win this week cos I need to..... Love your tag, it's got so many delights on it, I love it. Off to do my challenge right now.

whyducks said...

Great tag Hels you must craft all day and all night, as there is always something to marvel at on your site. Great photos Mr Grim, maybe a new career in the offing! If he is not looking Hels, any ideas for a card for my husband for Friday?

MarleneMAZ said...

Absolutely fabulous, I love it!

Anesha said...

Stunning tag.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

You are hilarious Hels! Gorgeous piece BTW......

Cardarian said...

Yet another lovely tag! 35 to go?? You have taken on a big task!
Hugs,
Cardarian

lena said...

Beautiful combination! A lovely tag!

inge said...

Hello Hels,

nice tag again and a lot of grungepaper with the inking grunge technique !

I like the hidden photo and the stitching on the tag too.

greetings from belgium
Inge
PS : I ordered the 100 set at Simonsaysstamp and I got in in my hands even before it was released in CHA ! Lucky me, cause it would take months before it is here in belgium.
I think I'll preorder some new stuff at theirs too... or maybe wait a bit... I would also like to win this one :) so I can order some more without feeling guilty...

Victoria said...

Hels, Your tag is great! BTW, I love your blog. :)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your tag Hels, the layout is fab. I love the picture in the key hole. I have the Ticket stamps too, and can't wait to use them!Judith xx

Meggymay said...

Great tag, loved your CS article as well

Netty said...

Smashing tag Hels, love all the extras. Annette x

craftimamma said...

Love the tag Hels, especially the ickle peeps through the keyhole/escue....escut ...... aw heck, lets stick with keyhole :).

Told ya the front page pic was great and the article even looked good from a quick glance. I've had chance to read it properly and look at the lovely, very clear, perfect photos of you demoing and it's as good as I thought it would be. Thanks Hels.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

Your tag is so beautiful!

Ann said...

Beautiful tag Hels xx

Terry said...

Fabulous Tag! Love your colors and of course the heart!

Lori said...

Duke of Distress....rofl. Hysterical! Love the tag, it's full of grungey, inky goodness, of course!

Minxy said...

What are you like.. love the thought of Grim being a collector of wardrobe/closet photos LOL
Fabby tag, love the vibrant colors :)

Wanda H said...

Your tag is fabulous, Hels!!!!

Shelann said...

I love this one too! The color combination is very striking and pleasant.

CuddlyBunny said...

OH NO! BE CAREFUL! SOMEONE IS LOOKING AT YOUR THROUGH THE KEYHOLE!

And, we know why you're needing more "Timmy stash" ... you must have used ALL you have on this AWESOME tag!

Stellar project here, I'm especially loving the Frankenstein-y winged heart!

paperqueen said...

Hels, another masterpiece! I love your work and your humor.
Oh, just hang the stuff up and let the wrinkles fall away. They will....eventually. LOL!
Eileen

Lynne Phelps said...

LOVE your tag! Also congrats on your CHAIR time! I love the trend with tickets. Have you seen all the cool tickets by Invoke Arts? I used some from their Art Tickets set on my last card, and they made me think of you!

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous grungified tag. Love those vibrant colours.

Marilyn

Barbara Mason said...

Very romantic tag Hels, I always forget that yellow & red look so great together!!!

Rachelle said...

I love, love, love your tag. There's so much going on, yet it all comes together and isn't busy at all. It tells your story to perfection.

toni said...

Hels I just love the colors on this, WOWZER !!! Beeeautiful.

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