Saturday, 5 February 2011

Curiously Painted...

...corrrrr blimey, where did this week go to??? One minute it is Monday and the new Compendium of Curiosities challenge is announced and then the next minute it is Friday night already!!! Admittedly, it has been a "busy" week what with the drive and other things I have been up to... which I will tell you about in a mo - but first, the new Compendium challenge (well, not so new but you know what I mean 'Arry) Hosted and devised by lovely Linda Ledbetter, all the deets are HERE on Linda's blog - which is well worth a hop across to because not only is there candy for one lucky entrant, Linda also makes some mightily scrumptious art too!




So, in keeping with the challenge, I shalln't say how I did the technique... that is all on Page 48 of the Compendium of Curiosities book... however, I will just admit this; well... you know that I have made a tag for each weeks entry and this week is no different apart from... I forgot... to put any stamping on it!!! I know!!! I didn't even use my little diamondy harlequin stamp that is on absolutely everything I make!!!




I am not sure if this tag will actually qualify for the challenge this week... but hey! I will enter it anyway... cos I did rather enjoy making it :O)) I made a Valentine tag a few weeks ago using some of the element from the Duke of Distress' 12 Tags... and I just expanded a bit more for this one. The painted metal parts are the numerals (although I do keep wanting to call them letters LOL), the crown, the heart, the brads and the wings. Check out the ickle postcard!!! with a "lurve train" which I snipped from the Seasonal Paper Stash, mounted onto mountboard and then bunged a Memo Pin onto it. And, naturally, this is very appropriate cos I used to drive trains and... of course, they were filled with lurve ROFL




In my excitement to waffle on alarmingly about the drive yesterday, I clean forgot to tell you what we got up to on Thursday!!! Did you see that little reference in the first paragraph?? You know what I mean 'Arry? Well, it just so happens that we went to the BBC to see Harry Hill's TV Burp being recorded... tis the show which is on this evening no less... and it was absolutely hil-ar-ious! We had to get into the queue early because it is an over-subscribed show so poor old Grim did have nearly two hours of me whinging and moaning about my feet and my back... and I did have to do a heck of a lot of fidgeting and naturally, a bit more whinging thrown in for goodly measures... but it was worth the wait. Anyways... if you get chance, watch the show tonight, 7pm on ITV1... there is a special guest who I was absolutely over the moon excited to see!!! Seriously, well worth watching... just so you can see him... if you know what I mean... 'Arry ;o))



Ooooh, and more excitement abounds in the Room of Stashly Anticipations... it is now only 12 days until Ellen arrives at the Room of Stash!!! And... I am going to be lurking around the Artistic Stamper stand at Stamperama tomorrow... I will be fiddling about with all things waxy... (ooh, that sounds rude LOL) oh yes, finally, another little smidget of news... I am ...erm... going to see... some bloke called Tim... on some class called Artsy Crafts... (try and picture how insanely controlled I am trying to be at this very moment ROFL) Anyways... that is all the news for now.. oh and yes, tomorrow on the Sunday Stamper I have a rather lovely piece of candy to giveaway... oooh, yesh indeedily!! Right... gotta dash, I have some sausages to sizzle for breakfast!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Hels ! I love the rosette behind the heart and crown. Will need to check my compendium, as I need to have a go at this technique. Might see you at the Artsycraft event with TH himself !
Sue C x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the tag Hels, the little train is soooo cute! I will come and say hello tomorrow, am really looking forward to your Beeswax demo as I need to learn all about that! Judith xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning tag hun, love all the details :-)
Happy Saturday ;-)
Anne xx

Joanne said...

Lovely tag despite no stamping. I adore the rossette and can't wait to get my sticky hands on the new smaller one. I shall be listening out for your laughter tonight on the HH show and wish I could watch you tomorrow getting all 'waxy'. Never mind eh! I'll see you do other things soon.
xxx

Helen said...

Can't wait to see you with the wax tomorrow, something I've always wanted to try. (sounds like I'll be spending more than I bargained for.... ooops!) So need 6 lucky numbers to come up tonight!!!!

Helen said...

Oh, totally forgot to say - Love your LOVE tag!!

janita mantel said...

beautiful, like always

Andrea said...

great tag Hels and will that be for Graham on valentines?? hope the day goes well tomorrow and your back holds out for you and that lots of peeps come see you, take care xx

Kat said...

Hi Hels,
Love your creation here,
so much to look at & study,
so much texture & detail,
love your colour pallett,

c u at stevanage 2morow
Kat.

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous valentine tag, love the trim
hugs

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The Altered Paper said...

Fantastic Tag! Love it!

Linda S. said...

This tag is gorgeous. So many wonderful things to look at that I did not even notice the lack of stamping. Good luck at the CCC.

Sam said...

Aha Hels! So you are now coming on the Paperartsy Tim Holtz schpectacular!! Which group? See you there!!

Sam xxx

shirley henry said...

WHAT! NO STAMPING! Still a GREAT tag!!!
Love all the details. Love your blog.
How I wish I could attend Tim`s workshop....maybe my lucky numbers will come up and then I can fly over!
Fingers crossed LOL!

Lori said...

Love this tag, Hels! I just adore your UTEE hearts. You know, Love Train is a song, or is it just the words to a song? Board the love train, the love train...lol...

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great Tag. your blog post added some laughter to my day. You have a great talent for blogging and creating.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your tag looks fantastic, love all the wonderful elements.

Maggie said...

Lovely Tag - what no stamping- how did you manage that!!!

Ann said...

Fantastic tag Hels.....so much to see, so much detail, it's soooo beautiful xxx

Barbara Mason said...

Very beautiful Hels--you may win the Guinness Book for heaviest art tag completed!!! I love that you even attached a small bottle!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

No kidding-- where DID the week go?? You can definitely say that you accomplished something amazing, though-- this tag! Wow, Hels, it's gorgeous, and of course it qualified for the CCC! I love all those great altered metal parts, and there's nothing wrong with recycling a project to add more great stuff to it, right??

I'm so thrilled that you're going to see TIM! I wish I could be there, too. Some day, my friend, we'll make it happen!

Lynn Stevens said...

So Gorgeous , Did you make this for your DH? If so he's gonna LOVE it!!!
hugs Lynn

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