Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Curiously Extreme...

...oooh, I do love the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge... cos... it sometimes reallllly is a challenge for me to actually use the technique... you know sometimes something just doesn't work well no matter how many times you try it? Well, this is the case in point for this weeks theme... oh, and ... I nearly forgot to say... the CCC is hosted by the loverly and ever so clever Linda, if you click on her name you will be whizzed off on the back of a giant pumpkin to see all the deets :O)



So, it just doesn't sit right, no matter how many tags I tried to do... nope, the "extreme" part of the challenge just doesn't go right... then there was the small matter of the Grungepaper flowers and leaves I cut using Tim's Alterations... they don't look right either... however, what does look right is my inspiration for the colours on this weeks entry... the leaves which are now covering the garden - they have fallen from the Spinney behind the house and they are, without doubt, the most gorgeous colours of fallen leaves I have ever seen! Here are some I snaffled into the Room of Stash ... which I am going to rename the Room of Trash cos it is sooooo in need of a de-clutter... anyways, I digress... here are the leaves :O))




Check out the Barn Door hints on some of them... and Rusty Hinge not to mention the Crushed Olive... is it just me... or do you do this... an example, I will see a sunset and imagine it on a tag... and I think... ooooh, that is Crushed Olive blending into Wild Honey, blending into Tumbled Glass... mmm, just me then ROFL



Anyways... this is my entry for the CCC this week... I am severely disappointed with it... and know it will bug me so I will go back to it and try again... I have 19 tags now... and I need another big book ring... all together like that... they are lovely to look through and see so many different techniques and I know I will, *ahem* one day, get them all mounted and popped up onto the wall... I even have a space waiting for them!



There they all are... I really do not know what I was thinking on week 4 with that wierd, so out of place, metal birdy... that tag may have to be re-done too LOL I have spent the evening watching TV - I normally mooch about with my stash and listen to the radio... but it is Wednesday so it is Apprentice night... no comment about that one that got fired (in case you haven't seen it yet... that person so deserved it though ROFL) And then... it is The Million Pound Drop on Channel 4 - I am addicted to this programme and it is a shame it is only on for a week... I have played along online and kept my million... and no, I didn't use Google (Grim did LOL) and I guess it is easier if it is not real money that you are shifting about! Anyways... time for bed for me... thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

Netty said...

Not sure why you are not happy with it Hels as it looks great especially that terrific pumpkin charm. The leaves at this time of the year are just a fabulous array of colours and so inspirational. Take care and don't go overdoing it, hope you get your appointment soon. Hugs Annette x

Terry said...

It is so bad and I don't want you to be upset, so just send it to me. I will take it off your hands! Now on a more serious note, it is more than stunning! I do love it!

Kim said...

I think your tag is great!! I love the softness of it! And yes, I too see ink/paint colors in leaves, flowers, cloud-scapes, etc., I think thats why I'm never satisfied with the gazillion markers, paints, pads, inks, that I have..nature always has just a bit different green...dusky pink...(I know you know what I mean! LOL!)

Lori said...

I think it's wonderful, I love the flower, and the masking isn't that bad! You're too hard on yourself, but if you really have to do another, I'll take this one, ok? lol!

Daniele said...

Extreme sounds like we should be doing some sort of high risk performance instead of playing with inks but your tag has turned out great love your pumpkin charm so sweet
hugs

Helen said...

I love your tag, I think it came out just fine! We are all our own fiercest critics.
The leaves from the Spinney are beautiful. I hope (weather permitting) to go to Kew this weekend again to see the trees which should be glorious now.

Maggie said...

You are way too hard on yourself tag looks great so inspired using the leaves as mask and taking colours from them also. I do that thing like you where I see something like colours or patterns anything really and see it on a piece of art - transferring the idea is the hard bit lol
Maggie

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the colours of those leaves Hels, they are beautiful, and very well described in terms of Distress Ink colours! Great tag as always, beautiful colours there too, Judith xx

ellen said...

YAY! You did it! Don't be so hard on yourself... I think it turned out great! And those leaves from the back garden are GORgeous! Make them stop falling for another.... 30 days!!! so I can see them too! LOL. Have a lovely...Hugs... Els xxx

Yelowflower said...

I agree, those colors are gorgeous!!!

Brenda Brown said...

When you look at a piece you are working with and cannot seem to get it right in your own mind it can be so frustrating - but I look at this and it works so well. The colours really are gorgeous and the elements balance with the masking. I love it Hels.
Hope you are well and having a good day.
Luv B xxxx

Kat said...

I think your tag is fab,
love the inspiration behind the colours,
grate to see your collection so far,

(your ATC has pride of place in my room of stash, finaly)thanks so much,
Kat

MarleneMAZ said...

Your tag looks great, lovely autumn colours! I love the photo of all of your tags on the ring, it is a work of art:)

qsc85213 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i love the look of those tags!

Judy Wood said...

*GASP* are those ALL tags from the challenge?!? or just some fun tags?!? i have one favorite tag, even though i've done probably 100+! LOL!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, I think you've spent too long looking at this and can't see how wonderful it is! It's a beautiful design, and the masking is perfect! Sometimes, the "extreme" part is more than a piece needs, and that's the case here. You were wise to leave the masked letters just as they are.

You're right-- the colors are magnificent! And I love the little jack o'lantern and the calendar, not to even mention that stunning flower!

It's gorgeous. Accept the gorgeousness. Embrace the gorgeousness!

Holy cow, that tag book looks incredible!!!

Wanda H said...

Your tag is beautiful, Hels!! I love the way you did the letters.

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