Thursday, 27 January 2011

Challenge Hels...

...aha! Yes, I could tell that he was losing interest you know... that he was already planning his trip abroad... who? Mr "I need a holiday" Mojo... yes, he is quite the cad you know... one minute he is all cosy and telling me that he will never leave and then the next minute off he pops... leaving me in a Room of Stash and no inclination or idea what to make next! So, a few weeks ago you may remember that I made myself a book to sketch ideas in... well, I have foiled that Mojo chap... because I had a sketch I had...erm... sketched... and... the challenge was that I wasn't allowed to use a single Distress Ink at all.




Blimey! I cannot remember the last time I made something inky without Distress Inks (except for an Alcohol Ink card last week but that doesn't count...cos...erm... it is different ink!!! ROFL) Anyways.. the challenge was to use only Adirondack inks and the sketch I had...*here we go again* sketched.




The colours used were particular too! I had to use Butterscotch, Slate Grey, Cranberry, Pesto and Espresso. Not a chore to be honest as I do love using these dye based inks... they do smoosh around lovely when mixed with water. So, I got very messy, smudging the inkpads straight onto the craft sheet and then spritzing with water and dipping the card into the mix. I love that the inks go into little bobbles which then leave little dots on the card.




This is a pic of my sketch in my book... feel free to use it if you fancy joining in with my Mojo bashing! You don't have to use the inks I chose... in fact, I like this sketch so much I may well go and make another card right now!!




Ooh, and ... check out the drive!!! And check out the mini digger... oh how I have been yearning to get into it and have a scoot around the garden in it... I did kind of mention to the nice man who drives it that I would like a go... he looked at me as if I am mad... can't understand why he would think that! And then he told me that they tip up really easily, so I have changed my mind now ROFL You should have seen the amount of stuff they dug out yesterday, a mahooosive truck arrived that had a clampy jawlike thingy that literally scooped all the dug out stuff and loaded into the back of the truck and off it went! And... the biggest surprise we have had... the drive is huuuuuge!




Before we had to faff about with Ferdy and Gordon (I hasten to add, I did not name Gordon, poor old Grim, my mentalness has rubbed off on him) where was I? Ah yes, Ferdy and Gordon... on the drive, only just room for them both... now it wouldn't surprise me if we had room for two more... which is a good thing because... I really, really, really would love a Hillman Imp and I am whittering away at Grim to buy an old wreck and then we could do it up... now that would be coolio!! Keep your finger's crossed because they have just delivered a big pile of hardcore rubbley stuff which will be tamped down today and tomorrow will the concrete day... only if it is dry though... and... at the moment there are a few flakes of snow drifting down... anyways... I am off to make another card... I think that I have deffo stopped old Mojochops in his tracks!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

29 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Hels. I think this has got to be my most favourite of your recent inklings, just love the colours, the stamps and your sketch worked so well. Don't tell me Mr Mojo had gone - he just needed a nudge.
Have a great day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Susan Allan said...

Lovely, fresh and Spring-like.
I love the way you have made those colours look so light and airy.
Sue xxxx

Effie said...

Fabulous colours.. really bright and happy. love it.

Jane Wetzel said...

wow- love the colors and this card is really stunning- btw, good luck with your drive! :)

Helen said...

Great sketch, lovely card - haven't used much but distress either for ages! Good luck with the drive...

Barbara said...

This is spectacular. Those are my go to colors. Gorgeous.

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judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful colours Hels, I love Adirondacks too. Mr Mojo was just napping, that's all.
The drive project looks really cool, good luck for fine weather tomorrow. Judith xx

whyducks said...

A beautiful card, really pretty. But I have to admit I am a little disappointed in you Hels, just look at your rubbish bin! Not a scrap of art stuff on it, just a plain old every day bin, with not a touch of Hels magic on it! I challenge you to do something about that!

Anesha said...

Amazing colours, really like this. Good luck with your drive.

SusanK said...

What a happy piece! And I love that you're challenging yourself to go beyond or outside your normal areas.

Dan said...

Great card Hels! Looks like the drive is progressing nicely too :)

Shelley said...

I love the colors you used and yes, with your permission, I will use your sketch! The card is fantastic.

Artyjen said...

Scrummy colour combo :) Always I'm forgetting about the fabby adirondacks on my shelf....now I've tidied a bit perhaps I'll remember more often!!! LOL
Thanks for the encouraging words re my art journal page today ;)
xoxo Sioux

Vic said...

Your card is beautiful! TFS

Piddawinkle said...

love the sketch and card you made for it, forgot about adirondack inks as Im a bit DI only as well at the mo, so shall maybe take inpiration and use some of the stash that isnt in easy reach, does mean getting off the chair though....x

Daniele said...

what a scrummy project, love the scrummy colours you have chosen
hugs

craftimamma said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you with the weather tomorrow Hels. In the Midlands it's been totally dry today but absolutely blooming freezing. Too cold to snow as they say!

Lurve the card. Those colours look really pretty all smooshed about and you have butterflies ......... always my favourites.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Andrea said...

just a beautiful card Hels and can not wait to see the finished drive with both cars on there, lots love xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh it's gorgeous hun, love the colours :-) It's working really well this 'challenge Hels' I think we could all take a leaf out of your book ;-)
Had a go on a digger with the grandkids at Diggerland http://www.diggerland.com/yorkshire/
last year - not easy to maneouvre the bucket thing!
Have posted my entry for SS now I spy
Anne xx

shirley henry said...

Love your card...wonderful colors.
I am a Distress ink fan as well...you have inspired me to use my other inks.Love the sketch too.
Good luck with the driveway...looking good.

Minxy said...

Awesome card Hels, love everything about it Xx

Lori said...

This is a spectacular card Hels, love all the stamping and inking! And I'm really enjoying reading about the progress of Ferdie's new parking spot...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love the colors and stamps you used for this piece!

Kim said...

Wow! What a bright, sunny card! Great job. And congratz on the drive!

Wanda H said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love the colors and the layout!!!!

Lorraine said...

lovely collagey feel to this..nice new drive

Shazza said...

gorgeous!!!!
x

RosC said...

I reckon the bloke with the digger kidding ya, cos the digger is a boy's toy. I'd want to have a go too. I really loooooove tools and machinery, and I've got it everywhere - kitchen, garage, garden shed, studio!!!

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