Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Curiously Misting...

...tis, in my opinion, the BEST challenge around... apart from the Sunday Stamper of course ROFL... seriously though, the Compendium of Curiosities is my favest challenge to play along with... not only does is feed my inky addiction, it also means that I get to make another tag for my ever growing collection. You know I originally had thought that I would pop them all onto a board and mount them onto the wall in the Room of Stash.. well, there is no way that is going to happen, I didn't think the whole thing thru before I started... but, what I have got are 27 tags with 27 different techniques on them and I think that they look rather nice :O)) Here's a pic of the first ring...




And here is a pic of the second ring... I have another big bookring sitting waiting to be filled... there's still another 8 weeks to play yet!! Anyways, if you have no idea what I am waffling on about then pop on over to Linda's blog... all the deets are on there on how to join in and the rules etc... oh and you can also see Linda's gorgeous entry for the challenge this week.




So... I shalln't go into deets on how I made the tag apart from saying I used the Distress Misting Masks technique. Now, I have said this before and I will say it again... me and masking just do not go together... I can do "normal" masking where I stamp something and cover it with a mask and then over stamp it... but using those Tim Holtz masks? Nope! I just cannot seem to get it to look right.




Anyways.. I made my own mists using Wild Honey and Crushed Olive Re-Inkers and some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls... now, do you get this when you use a Tim mask... whenever I use one, no matter what I do, it always ends up sticking to my tag and then lifting off some of the tag with it when I remove it... even if I don't burnish it down.. I am obviously doing something wrong LOL So... I decided to do a "journey" theme for this tag... and somehow a clock crept in there too... not sure if that goes but I liked it LOL I used some images from the Lost and Found Sticker book... popping them onto paper and cutting out and distressing the edges... and then made a little ticket using Tim's 100th Collection set... you know, that set that is signed by the Duke of Distress himself!! *I may have mentioned that a few times LOL*



I have a busy day ahead of me... I am making some ATC's for a swap I am doing and then I have to sit on the doormat and wait for Postie to turn up... he is bringing something very special for me today... namely... a BluRay DVD of Goodfellas... **I just did a little squeally squeak then LOL** which is my favouritest film of all time! I first saw it about a hundred years ago when I hired it on VHS... I watched it twice, took it back and went straight out and bought my own copy... then I got it on DVD - and it is such an old DVD that it is in two parts... which means that I will be all comfy watching it and I have to get up and change discs halfway thru the film... well, the other day I was mooching around the sales and spotted it on BluRay for the princely sum of £4.99. It would have been rude not to buy it wouldn't it? So... all being well, Postie will arrive with the DVD and I can sit and watch it this afternoon... and...I am going to position myself in the recliner... Grim is at work all day so he won't even know I sat in it ROFL Ah... yes, I still haven't tidied the Room of Trash yet either... infact it is worse than ever because I have been verrrry baaaaad and not put away anything for the past three days... you should see it... actually, scrap that... you shouldn't, it would turn your hair grey!!! (that is my excuse for the silver among the gold and I am sticking to it LOL) So... going back to my anticipated arrival... what is your fave film?? Do tell!! Right, ATC's here I come... thanks for looking.. have a brill day! TTFN

Hels x

17 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous colours, Hels. Nothing wrong with your masking, but I love the stamping!! Hope your post arrives with your next avoidance tactic....!

She said...

Love this Tag Hels. My favourite colours. :-) They all look fantastic together. Can't wait to see your ATCs. Enjoy the film, I'll be in touch soon. Love S xx

ellen vargo said...

I think your tag turned out great! Love the clock! I have the opposite problem with masks - they don't stick well enough and slide around when I ink over them! Will have to think about the fav movie question - too many to choose just one!

craftimamma said...

I can't see a thing wrong with your masking Hels. The tag is fabulous and I love all the elements you have included.

All your tags look great on the bookrings.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftattack said...

Another lovely tag! My problem is the same as Ellens, my masks don't stick! But your tag has turned out great and these-things-are-sent-to try-us-or-drive-us-mad! Hugs, Valerie-Jael

Minxy said...

Beautiful tag, and aren't you the smug one thinking to do them all on tags so you have a record of all the techniques... wish i'd of thought of that!

scrappin-scrappin said...

It turned out wonderful Hels!! Love the colors!! Have fun watching Goodfellas!!

Lori said...

Love it Hels! Those colors are SO scrummilicious! lol! Your masking turned out spectacular!

janita mantel said...

i love the tags , beautiful

Susan Allan said...

I can't help with the masking problem, but those tags are an amazing piece of art. Thyye will look just great hanging up so people who visit can flick through and admire them.
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

These are fantastic! I love the colors

Sandra said...

you are amazing!
Sandra ltb

Sherry Goodloe said...

Personally, I don't think ANYthing looks "wrong" with your masking. But then again, I love EVERYthing you create :) xoxo

Plume said...

I think your tag is fabulous!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, your masking looks great! I've had that problem with the masks too, but only on the tags! Very annoying, but it adds to the distress look! Lol! xx

sandra de said...

Your tags are gorgeous who cares if the mask sticks and lifts the tag ... I think that is called grunge.
Sandra

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful tag! I love the colors you've created. I agree with sandra - consider the pulled up paper grunge!

I do remember Tim (I think?) saying that you could stick the masks to your jeans (or whatever) and pull it off. It makes the adhesive less tacky. I think I did that will all of mine and haven't had a problem!

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