Friday, 25 March 2011

A Combo of Curiosities... Take II

...hands up who is missing the Compendium of Curiosities challenge!! I am... but I am also very excited about Grungy Monday which is starting this next Monday coming which has been devised and is hosted by Linda. Anyways, a few weeks ago I made a tag that was combining some of the elements from the Compendium challenge... and here is another one I have made!

The tag is based on Week 14 which was Basic Masks, Week 24 which was Rock Candy Stickles and finally, Week 30 which was Altered Metal with Paint. Now, as I have waffled on alarmingly in the past about how I am a bit rubbish with this masking lark... I decided to give it another go... I still can't seem to get my head around them but I am liking the letters more and more... so I let this one through and carried on and finished it...

Here are the three tags that I took my inspiration from... and, no, I still haven't done anything with all 35 of them... I am thinking I will just leave them on their book rings... they are accessible and all together there... my pie in the sky ideas about making boards for them and putting them up in the Room of Stash has erm... well... been rejected... well, thinking about it... I put 35 tags onto boards and stick them up on the walls... firstly I wouldn't be able to see them closely (on account of me being a shortarse) and secondly, think of the dust!! And I seriously do not want to have to de-cobweb my tags lol

The tag was stained with Antique Linen Distress Stains... and then I did the masky bit... and then coloured the rest of it with a combo of Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick with a smidge of Walnut Stain around the edges. The Rock Candy Stickles bit it actually all over the Rosettes... I cut strips of paper from the Lost & Found Stack and coated these with Rock Candy and heat dried it... how cool that I can heat dry glitter glue... gotta lurve Ranger for coming up with this product... anyways... I made three Rosettes, popped them all together and then did the Altered Metal with Paint bit... using a Philosophy Tag and some Trad Tan paint... I wanted the tag to have a smudgey painty look so I left some of the Trad Tan on there... and then I added a ickle Foliage flower with a Snap in the centre.

Oooh, and I nearly forgot... tis my day for the Bubbly Funk DT and this week I have made myself a little notebook using Tando Creative Chip Sheets... all the deets are HERE on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog. This is a little piccie of the front of the book... and I have just been commissioned to make another two... one for Grim and the other for his Mum... I do love making these books - they are simples :O)) Grim doesn't want ribbons on his though... so I am going to make it all manly and hunky... just like he is lol

So... guess what time I got up today? Mmmm, 5am!!! Guess what time I went to bed last night? Mmmm, 3am! I couldn't sleep... I saw the Doc yesterday and he has tweaked my pain meds and I think I am having one of those "getting used to the new meds days"... I am feeling quite perky at the moment but I reckon once I have stopped waffling on at you all I will probably fall asleep and wake up with drool on my chin and imprints of the keys from the laptop on my chops lol Right... gonna go and do something to keep busy... oooh, I can do the books... that is a plan! Thanks for looking... have a very goodly day indeedily... TTFN

Hels x


Helen said...

Loving these a lot, and sorry to read of your continued pain!! Hope the new meds work as they are meant to, you did sound a bit high tweeting yesterday!
Thanks for your email & I will get that mini rosette die soon, rofl.

Paula Phillips said...

Absolutely gorgeous tags Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Much Love,
Paula aka Journalartista

Marjie K said...

So beautiful! Putting the little ART pin letters into the rosettes is such a great idea. You have a flair for the masking... the ART letters and whole background are just fabulous. Feel better, soon!

Artyjen said...

Love the new tag and the masking is so crisp...hope those meds kick in real soon.....up till 2am myself last night! I expect I'll be dribbling too later on this evening!!! HOL
xoxo Sioux

Candy C said...

Wow Hels! These tags are truly beautiful! You've inspired me to get my tags out and play...just as soon as I CLEAN UP MY MESSY STUDIO! haha Clean it up to mess is up again...does that make any sense?! :) Have a wonderful day!

Marijane said...

I too miss the CoC Challenge each week. Thanks for a little "fix." For some reason I find working on tags so much more fun than making cards and I am more prone to try new techniques and tricks on a tag. If I just LOVE the tag, I can always clip off the top and put it on the front of a card!
Thanks for all of the inspiring tags you have shared with us!

Maggie said...

Me I'm missing CCC too only 3 more sleeps 'till Grungy Monday Yah hoo.
Fab tag love the masking and colours, off to have a look at Bubbly Funk now- my new close to - 8 miles - home FAB craft shop!

Kaz said...

Hiya Hels*waves*
This is rather lovely, well more like fabulous! hope you are feeling a wee bit better today
((big hugs))


Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, love the new tag & the book is fab. Hope you're feeling better, have a great weekend.

Sam said...

Oh Hels! I have got such a wonderful image of you in my head now!! PMSL!! Sorry you have got probs. I went to Hossie today and he poked and proded my knee so very ouchey for me today!
Love your tags and the book is gorgeous.
Joining in with Grungy Monday - Yippeeeeee!
Hugs from Wales!

Joanne said...

You are a treasure Hels and I truly luv everything you create. I hope the meds settle to give you a 'proper' pain free life.
Hugs joanne xx

jude said...

Loving them all !so beautiful hunni .Think when curiosities stopped took my mojo with it!Im gonna have some me time today so hopefully it may return!Hope you got my email with addy cant wait to receive your tag!
hugs judex

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