Friday, 24 September 2010

Curiously Alcoholic Grungeyness...

... I love Monday's cos it is the day that the new Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, devised, hosted and wonderfully represented by that ever so talented and uber talented lovely Linda... click HERE to see what I is waffling about if you haven't heard of this FAB challenge before... and... because I have been busy all week... *truth is... I was sitting in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors stuffing my chops with proper Northern Fish 'n Chips on Monday LOL* today is the first chance I have had to make my entry! Friday already!!! And... three posts in ONE day??? Am I mad??? Nope, just totally bat-sh*t crazy about this challenge **thank you again to Ellen for letting me use this saying... makes me LOL everytime I think of it!!!** ... And...cos I will be away for the weekend at Ally Pally, I won't get the chance to sit and waffle on here... *mmm, will be too busy sitting waffling there though ROFL*




So, I made my tag... using some Grungepaper and Alcohol Inks and other stuff... Tim stamps... the pics are a bit naff naff cos of the flash... I have a sneaky suspicion that my camera is on the blink - I take a pic and it is straight in the window jobby in the back of the camera, when I open it up to make it smaller, the pic is all wonky and distorted... *could be the rubbish photographer though LOL*




Anyways... see the gold stamping on the black taggy bit? That is gold StaZon - my new fave product... oooh I love this stuff but... if you haven't got any and are thinking of getting some... please read the instructions before inking the pad... I didn't and.. erm... that was a HUGE mistake!! I opened up the packet, saw the pad was white and just foam so I opened up the bottle of ink that comes with the pack... splodged the ink onto the pad and a load of red stuff came out of it... er... that is the solution that keeps the inky... erm... runny... oooops! Then, I decided shaking the bottle would be a goodly idea.. yep, that works, the little ball bearing inside the bottle gives it away... so, I then splodge more ink onto the pad... promptly overloading it... so said pad had to be squished onto my craft sheet to get rid of some of said ink... like I said... FAVE product... wish I read the instructions first ROFL




I was faffing about with some GP for this tag and made a little rose... but... once the tag was ready to assemble there was nowhere for it... so I am saving it for something else... not sure what yet but I am sure I will use it :O)) Right, best get myself packed up and sorted and ready for tomorrow... I am dippy - I always get butterflies before Ally Pally... it is that "walking into the hall filled with stash" moment that I know every crafter will feel... all that stash and all those lovely other crafty peeps to talk to and they just... understand... don't they? You know, this addiction thingy that really bemuses non crafters... anyways... have a fabbilicious weekend... hope to see you! TTFN

Hels x

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow hun your tag rock.
Wonderful grunge a la T!m. Great job as always.

Have a lovely weekend my dear.

whyducks said...

3 in one day, I am exhausted Hels, but how goregous, I love the art work, gold stazon mmmm, do they do silver too, I am going to have to look out for that! x

Helen said...

You've been mighty busy today! Giving myself a night in front of the tv (without crafting at the same time!) to get ready for tomorrow - shopping takes a lot of prepping for!! See you tomorrow.

Daniele said...

wow this is gorgeous love the colours of the inks.....have a great weekend
hugs

Kim said...

Very nice colors!! And thanks for the info on the gold staz-on...Its been slowly moving up on my list of must-haves.

Lavender Rose said...

Fabulous tag, the colours are so vibrant.

Lottie said...

It's wonderful to catch up with all your stunning work absolutely gorgeous.

Have a wonderful time at Alley Palley wish I could be there

julie m said...

i love the colors on the tag. and the gold on the background is fab. glad you mentioned the directions. i used my last 2 hobby lobby coupons to buy both the gold and silver staz-on ink pads. i too would have thought i knew what i was doing and not bothered with the directions. so tis a good deed you let us know. hope you have a great time at ally pally.

Netty said...

Smashing colours and a brill tag. Have a great weekend, x

ellen said...

Might just have to get that gold stazon tomorrow.... you're just doing too many cool things with it!! awesome project as always - love the background! talk soon. hugs, els. xx

Lori said...

Love it! The colors of AI you used are awesome! Hope you have a grand weekend!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Hels and am so saaadd that I'm not at AP this weekend. Have a good time (I know you will)!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lisa said...

awesome tag! u are my idol no doubt =)

Yelowflower said...

you manage to make everything look so nice. nice work

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful tag and flowers! Glad I wasn't the only one who didn't read the label on the gold StazOn!

Lucy x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, no matter what kind of day I'm having, I always know I can visit your blog and I'll be smiling a paragraph into it. You're as wonderful a writer as you are an artist (and that's FABULOUSLY wonderful)!

This tag is so flipping gorgeous! I love the contrast of the brightly-colored agate panel against the lovely, understated black and gold tag. The stamping is great (I SO love those birds!) and the rivets are a great touch.

Okay, now I have to get some gold Staz-On. I'd been resisting... but resistance is futile.

Hope you're having a fun weekend!

Tina said...

ROFLMAO...I did pretty much the same when I inked my gold Stazon, ....put WAY too much on the inkpad! (didn't read instructions either) Love your blog, and all the gorgeous things you create.
Tina
www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com

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