Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Curiously Weathered...

...Cor blimey indeedily, have I ever told you that I LOVE the Compendium of Curiosities challenge??? I bet I may have mentioned it once or twice! Well, hosted, devised and co-ordinated by lovely Linda Ledbetter... HERE are all the deets for this weeks challenge theme... and... there is also some cool candy to be had! Anyways... I have never really tried out this technique... I mean, I did on the 12 Tags last year but apart from that... nope! And... now I know I will be using this all the time cos I lurve this technique!!



I have made another tag for the collection... using the usual Duke of Distress products; stamps, inks, paints, dangly bits... (oh I just cannot help a good old double entendre LOL) The Grungeboard was cut from the Mini Baroque Alterations and then embossed with that lovely collage Texture Fade, painted with Cloudy Blue and inked with Vintage Photo. I then got a bit excited (nowt new there then!) and decided to try the technique on Grungepaper... so I did... embossing the flower layers with another Texture Fade and using Gold Dabber and Vintage Photo ... well, I rather like this look for the rose... whatcha fink?




Anyways.. excitement abounds in the Sheridan household at the moment... because... we have a very nice man coming to start on our drive tomorrow. After a very near miss with the Pikey's, we have struck gold and found a lovely chap who will come and dig out the old drive and stuff... and do whatever he needs to with the base... and then... oh be still my over exciteable self.. they are... distressing the drive!!!




YES!! How cool is this? They lay some concretey stuff down and then get some powders that are different colours and sprinkle them over the top... and then they get an industrial sized rubber stamp, press this onto the wet concrete and when they lift it up is has left a cobble stone imprint on the concrete...which once it has dried and set and stuff (you can so tell that I am not at all teckernical) it looks like it has been there for yonks... so, distressing for driveways! Perfect for outside the house that the Room of Stash is in!! How cool!!! Right, time to get playing with some rather delish stamps that arrived in the Room of Stash yesterday... ooooh, my Stampotique DT stamps have arrived... so excited!!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

27 comments:

Little Messy Missy said...

Very cool indeed!

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation!!! Your fantastic ATC arrived today, thank you. Hugs anesha

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oooh this is beautiful! I love the delicate colours and the textures.

Joanne said...

That rose is the best yet and I love all the previous ones. When I get a big house with my big lottery win (yeh!!) I'm having it done with that impregnated concrete 'cos it really does look good.
xx

Helen said...

Your tag is gorgeous, I love that rose - I haven't made any for months - will probably need to attend another make and take - lol, cos you know the mess I got into at your last one!!!
Your distressed drive sounds fantastic - don't go out there with YOUR stamps though, will you....

Kathy Eddy said...

I love this one Hels! Driveway distressing??? Never heard of that but it sounds cool.

Daniele said...

lovin' your weathered grunge .....I think we may chosen the same folder, great minds as they say.Your rose is a lovely finishing touch
hugs

Minxy said...

Absolutely loving the tag, my favorite colours as well.
Your drive sounds super cool, can't wait to see pics :P

whyducks said...

Beautiful, I do hope Mr Holz is not missing his dangly bits too much! A beautiful tag indeedy. Love the colours too. I do hope we will get a glimpse of your distressed drive way when it is finished. My needs badly going, as last time it was done it was done by the gypsies and it lasted about a month before it started breaking up and that was about 10 years ago!

Vic said...

Great tag, I love the rose.

Becky said...

Lovin the rose. Now I gotta try one! And I am WAY jealous of your new drive! You will have to post pictures when it's done!

Piddawinkle said...

gosh you make me laugh a distressed drive, only at he House of Stash could you find this, LOL
loving the tag too

Kristy C said...

Beautiful, Hels!

Linda S. said...

Love this tag, but I feel so out of the loop. Between your post and the comments, I have visions of the 7Gypsies stopping by one house after the other, offering to do driveway distressing for little or no cost!! Hey...my address is 194... Linda S. in NE

shirley henry said...

Love your tag....esp the rose!
Driveway sounds awesome!

pinkkarin said...

Love the multiple layers and depth of color and details... fabulously infectious enthusiasm (I'm a first time visitor).

Linda Ledbetter said...

Ooh, la la, Ms. Hels, this is sensational! The Baroque piece is gorgeous, and that flower!!! Holy cats, girl, that's amazing! You are so, SO clever! Great bling-age going on with the pearls and token, too!

Congrats on getting your drive distressed! It's going to look fabulous, and I can't wait to see the photos.

"Dangly bits!" Naughty girl. ;-)

Anonymous said...

ok ...3rd time u made me pee my pants at the distressing the drive...toooo funny...and yes yes...luv the tech...your tag..and a delish rose! ya nut!

Saskia said...

I love the flower!

wearestampers said...

Great tag, awesome job on the flower!
Pam

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous grunge hun! xx

studiorose said...

I'm never disappointed when I visit the fabulously gifted Hels! Love your idea for the flower, and what great colors on that tag!

Hey, make sure you're home when they do your drive, so you can add a personal touch before it dries! We had our - good grief, I don't know what it's called - it's like a big tunnel in the ditch next to the road? Anyway, they came and poured new cement at the mouth of the tunnel about 15 years ago. After they left, me & hubby went and wrote our initials and a lil' heart in the cement. We love that it will still be there prob' long after we're gone! LOL

craftimamma said...

I absolutely love this gorgeous tag Hels. So much texture and the distressed colours are yummy. It's a very stroke-able piece of art.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Wendy said...

I love this tag. The weathered wood technique worked really well with your colour combination. Just beautiful.

Lori said...

Cor....'tis Lush! Indeedily! lol! And Ferdie is so stinkin' cute! Would love to see your driveway..it's amazing what they can do with concrete and pigment these days!

Spyder said...

Just thinking about making my first tag!! Meanwhile, there's a little Award on my blog for you!
here!
((Lyn)

Kim said...

I am so loving your rose!!!! And yes, the rest is very cool too! But the rose...great use of the technique!

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