Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Curiously Splattered...

... I may have mentioned several (hundred) times that I love the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge... why is this I wonder? Is it because I get to do a different technique a week? Maybe. Or is it 'cos I get to use my fave Ranger and Tim Holtz products? Probably... but... the real reason is that I get to play with ink and rubber and get thoroughly messy, which is what I have just done this morning. So.. the challenge... hosted, devised and organised by the wonderfully lovely Linda... if you click on her name you can see what I am on about :O)) This week is another excuse to get out the Alcohol Inks and, in my case, get totally covered in ink (again)



I really must get dressed before I start to craft of a morning... a few weeks ago I had a minor mishap with some Metallic Mixatives (mainly, they ended up on my face and on my nighty) Well, today I had this idea what to do for my entry and instead of being organised and getting dressed first, I hit the Room of Stash still in my nighty. Big mistake... huge mistake *I love that line, Julia Roberts telling those snobby moo's in Pretty Woman* ... cos now I have a rather lovely blue stain on it, mainly because I am clumsier than an bull in a china shop and I ... erm... dropped a bottle of ink... it is such a good job that Grim bought me that floor protector for under my chair... I shudder to think how bad the carpet would be LOL




I think when Linda told us that the theme this week is Alcohol Ink Splatter, she didn't mean I should splatter my desk, nighty and *don't tell Grim* a tidge on the carpet (oooops!) Anyways, as well as re-colouring all manner of what have you, I have made a tag... week 22 of the challenge already and I have now got two book rings with tags on... I really didn't think this through before I started on the "let's make a tag a week" malarkey... Oh and... I forgot to mention before... a few weeks ago I won a prize from this challenge... and it arrived the other day! Many thanks to Linda x I so promise not to be insufferable and mention that I have a signed by Tim set of Flourish stamps LOL



Right, time to venture out into the freeeeezing cold frosty day, tis one of my fave times of year, frosty mornings and a bit of foggy mist... makes everything look so pretty... thanks for looking... have a goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

30 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

I am feeling decidely festive and wintry this morning as I have woken to over 6 inches of snow! Eeeek, will have to get dressed and put my big winter boots on to help clear the driveway so Chris can get the car out of the garage... so your snowman with the let it snow is perfect timing!! Love the colours and the mix... I don't seem to get that effect with alcohol inks on paper.... but then I also don't get your effects when I use normal inks... so nothing new there! :)

Artyjen said...

Super Christmas snowman :) Lovley colours even if half of them ended up on you! LOL
Had a fair few near misses with my beige carpet in the dining room which is one of the reasons I really must sort myself and get my stamping station returned to the cupboard in the bedroom ;)
xoxo Sioux

Anesha said...

Great tag, love the blue and the use of the staples.

ellen said...

WOW! It was definitely worth the mess because this tag is gorgeous! Love the colors and the "splatter" turned out amazing! Can't wait to see it in person.... 10 DAYS... Weeeeee!!! Hugs, Els xxx

PS - I wonder if Blending Solution would get the stain out of the carpet???

Fliss said...

Love your snowy creation Hels and your little tale made me smile as I do things like that too when suffering from butter fingers (yes, it is a bug I think lol!)
xx

Helen said...

HOw fab does that snowman look, Hels! Love your tag.

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous Hels! I used all blues on mine as well and the same snowman stamp. Great minds! Alcohol inks can really make a mess and I don't think they come out of clothes or carpet, but I can picture you wearing it! LOL

Kim said...

Wow! The background came out so cool! The whole tag looks graat. Sorry to hear about your blue miss-hap: I had the same with the copper one a few weeks ago..not so much upset with the copper on the sneakers and jeans; more upset with losing almost half the bottle! LOL! With luck I get to play tomorrow night.

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous tag! Great background colours for your snowman.

Marijane said...

All I have to say is beautiful and burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

SusanK said...

I had designed a similar tag last night while sleeping...looks like you took my dream idea but made it better! Now to come up with another idea so it doesn't look like I copied yours.

Joanne said...

Oh you messy mare!! LOL But on the other hand you have created a marvelous tag and maybe, ink-splattered nighties may just be in fashion one day.
Luv Joanne xx

Linda Cain said...

Outstanding!

Plume said...

I llove your tag! It is beautifull!

Carol Q said...

lovely Hels. bright, cheerful and Christmassy!

Netty said...

Terrific tag Hels. Annette x

papillon said...

i love it so much i don't know where to start! the snowman, the colors, the stamps, and great idea to layer papers on a tag! standing ovation :)

whyducks said...

Lovely, love the colours too!

JeanFB said...

Love those frosty blues, Hels! Beautiful tag!

wearestampers said...

This is a wonderful tag to add to your collection!!

Lori said...

This is awesome, Hels, and I'm glad to hear no more "accidents"! lol! Love the colors you used, the stamps, well, everything, really.

Sherry Goodloe said...

I think you should take that "nightie" and add more alcohol inks - tie-dye it!

Love your tag by the way *smiles*

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels Sheridan, you are a crafting GODDESS! This is gasp-inducingly GORGEOUS, my darling! The colors, the splatter, the fab stamping, the sweet design-- holy cats, it's perfect!

(I myself make a bull in a china shop seem almost ballerina like, so I can totally relate to your inky mishaps. A little Alcohol Ink Blending Solution can do wonders for those nasty carpet stains!)

Enjoy that autographed stamp set, sweet friend!

Sue West said...

Totally fab tag Hels. It's fantastic. I too have managed to splatter not just my glossy card and have green ink on the carpet.
Luv sue xxx

Shar said...

Beautiful tag, Hels! Love how you did the sentiment!

Jane said...

I love the tag! It's going to be 80 here this week, so looking at winter is a welcome view. I love your blog, sense of humor, and especially your amazing artwork. I look forward to it every week!

Maggie said...

Fab tag love the snowman he looks cool!! and the background is great.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I luv thisin blues! Better blue than red on the nitey GF....at least I don't think you bleed blue do you? hmmmmmmmmmm

Terry said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the snowman!

craftytrog said...

Stunning! Love those blues! xx

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