Saturday, 19 February 2011

Curiously Inking...

... & Stamping... which is the challenge for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge this week... hosted, devised and co-ordinated by that ever so lovely lady Linda Ledbetter... HERE are all the deets about how to enter. This week we are working from Page 59 of the Compendium of Curiosities book by the Duke of Distress. I love this technique because it really makes the main image pop because it is so layered up with the stamping.




Good old Brolly Man has made another appearance on my Compendium tags... I have 32 of them now... and... awww, there's only another three weeks left to do now... I have loved every minute of making the tags - I planned to pop them all onto a board and put them on the wall in the Room of Stash but there are far too many now so Ellen had a brill idea last night... hang them around the top of the walls... I just need to get around to popping a piece of string up there now... mmm, me, a ladder and a few pins to hold the string in??? dangerous!!! LOL




So... already we are on day three of Ellen's visit... where the time is going is I have no idea... whizzing past so quickly!!! We have had fun so far - yesterday we went to a country pub for lunch... except I was too busy yakking to concentrate on where we were going and I took a wrong turning... so an hour later we finally got there ... should have taken Jane the Sat Nav with us! We popped to Olney to see Lin and Karen @ LB Crafts and had a good old nosey at some of the new stash that has been arriving... I had a bit of an episode though... alas and alak... a sheet of Tim's new stamps fell into my basket and totally unbeknownst to me, they found their way home too. Well it would have been rude not to use them, so they are on this tag - the sentiment and the numbers along the bottom. Love these loads!!!




I had to then force myself to look in all the little boutiquey shops in Olney... and one inparticular had a gorgeous window display - full of bronze cast animals... including.... Myrtle... who is THE most gorgeous hare... now, you might remember... I collect hares... the ones I have are Suzie Marsh bronze ones... so it was inevitable that Myrtle got a new Mummy yesterday... here she is...




Isn't she just adorable? She has a really grumpy looking face but you can see a little bit of mischief in there too... she is now right at home with her new brothers... she was a bargain too... reduced in price... so really it would have been daft to walk away without her.. well, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it LOL Today is perfect crafting weather... dull, damp, raining - ideal for sitting in the Room of Stash and getting inky... we are just about to start our first main project... a mini book... oooh, you should see the book covers that Ellen brought with her.. they are brilliant! I am thinking lots of Grungepaper and Board and inkyness and paintyness and a whole lot of Maya Road... ahhhh, bliss! oooh and thank you for all your ...ermm... support (?) about the Zit... oh dear, it is no better, it has now applied for residency and has developed its own blood supply now... nothing is helping it at all.. even the application of several tonnes of Cheesie Chester Cheeto's isn't helping... I am hoping it has cleared up by Thursday otherwise I may have to buy another ticket for Artsy Crafts for it ROFL Right... time for inkyness... thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

13 comments:

Bernice said...

Love the tag and the hare. Hope you have a great week.

Helen said...

Both tag and hare are gorgeous! I am surprised Grim lets you loose shopping... mind I can talk (and have no-one to try to stop me which is both good and bad! cos today I was just checking some prices online and um - bought a set of the new tim stamps and some paper (an old pad I didn't have yet, like you say, it would be rude not to....)

Dallying Debz said...

The tag is gorgeous, the hare too, but the zit not so much. I swear by tea tree oil. Works a treat.

I love that "hare" shop too. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has things falling into baskets in Lin's shop. How clumsy!

Artyjen said...

Myrtle has definately got character!
Fun tag....;)
xoxo Sioux

Barbara Mason said...

Your Hare is so great - lots of personality there! And umbrella man tag is grand too -love all those colors & stamps...

Daniele said...

lovin' the tag Hels....mind you all of yours are brill, good idea about hanging them around your room.Have a good weekend
hugs

Tess said...

Hi Hels, I love ytour posts, they always meake me smile. Love the colors in the card. Fabulous....

whyducks said...

Lovely tag Hels and the new member of the family is so beautiful. Enjoy your inking and don't get ink on your zit! Have you named him yet?

Ellephantastic said...

Wow your tag is awesome I was totally stunned, but then I'm afraid I got a sight if the bunny!! WOWEE she's awesome. I have 3 live kids & her face is like my Ebony when she's in her jealous mood!! GReat x

Gillian said...

Brolly man looks fab against that gorgeous background Hels,love the depth of colours. Lol @ the zit having its own blood supply. Looks like you had a good day out:)

Lori said...

Brolly man came out in full force for this CCC! lol! Your tag is great Hels, Love the rays on the top, and him standing on the key!

Minxy said...

Love this tag, like that you used all different colours to overstamp x

Kat said...

well done Hels,
you have been picked as the winner over at Studio L3 CofC Challenge
you luckie thing.
have a good one,
Kat x.

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