Saturday, 5 March 2011

Curiously Collaged...

...cor blimey! and thrice!!! It is the penultimate week of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge... hosted and devised by lovely Linda Ledbetter from L3 Studio... if you click on her name you will be whisked off on a the back of a large oval fragment to see her blog... Anyways, tis Week 34 and this week we are challenged to play with Fragments... mmmm, I hate to say this but.. I have a bit of a "thing" about Fragments... I love them you see, to the point that I have a lovely tin full of them and I like to run my fingers through them... and not necessarily use them... however, I steeled myself and used three on my tag... *deep breaths Hels, panic not*




So, another tag to add to my already burgeoning pile of them... but alas, only one more next week and then what will I do??? Maybe we could start the challenge all over again? LOL I also set myself a challenge this week - to use only Tim stamps from my "old" folder... I have three folders and the ones in the old one have been neglected of late so it was nice to use these... the last number in this folder is 039 - so you can tell how old these stamps actually are seeing as the Duke of Distress now has number 110!



The inking was Distress Inks from the first 24 - namely Dried Marigold (nope, still don't like this one), Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters (which got lost in a sea of orange) and Aged Mahogany... oh and Walnut Stain to edge. I did, however, allow myself to use some of the new Idea-ology - well, I have those GORGEOUS light bulbs so I just had to use one of those... oh and more excitement in the Room of Stash this morning but more of that in a minute... Check out the dictionary page under the Fragments... this was taken from THE class where we made THE box... we split them up into five and I came away with this page - not reading it before I used it...erm... excuse my infantile humour but... one of the words is "begird" ooohoooo, I am snorting here... I know, sad isn't it ROFL



So... the excitement in the Room of Stash... well, I have just got my inky mitts on... the new Crowded Attic Paper Stack!!! and... The Stickers to go with!!! Ooooh, have you seen this paper yet?? Now, I LURVE the Lost & Found... but I think I may have just gotten myself a new fave... SO, a maahooosive thank you to Jennie for knowing how ill I have been and knowing the one thing that would make me feel better and sending the paper post-haste to me... bless! Oh and speaking of illness, I spent most of yesterday groaning and snuffling on the sofa... I still can't taste a thing or smell a thing... and I realllllly want a coffee but when I have one, it is like drinking hot water! Oh and I seem to have turned into a bronchial old pensioner over night too!!! Seriously, because I can't breath thru my schnozzle, I am breathing thru my mouth and you can hear crackles and pops coming from my lungs... yikes, I sounds awful!! Anyways, I feel brighter in myself today which is good because I want to go and play with those papers! Right... enough of me waffling... thanks for looking... keep warm! TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

rexbythesea said...

This is a simply stunning tag!!! I only discovered your blog around week #30 and I am always looking forward to your next post. Your work is beautiful and soooo creative.
Dot xxx

Jennie said...

sooo glad they arrived to cheer up your snotty snivelling day! rofl.. I have to open one myself and take a look see! and I MUST take part in the penultimate CCC
now just to find time.....
xxx

Cass said...

Hi...your tag is gorgeous! The colors are rich and I love all the embellishments you chose. You are incredibly talented!

ellen vargo said...

Your tag is amazing! And I must admit, those light bulbs are adorable... oooh I'm *green* you got the Crowded Attic paper stash! ENJOY! Glad you're feeling better in spirit today - have fun playing!
Hugs, Els xxx

Nancy said...

Love this tag, Hels!
I've got the new paper on order - can't wait to have it in my grubby li'l hands!
I hope you continue to be on the mend.
And I like your idea of having a second round of CCC - I've missed out on most of the first & would love to be able to play along. Think we can talk Linda into it?

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful tag Hels!! Love the colors!! Those little light bulbs are just to cool!! I don't have any yet but they are on my to get list along with the paper! Hope you get feeling better soon!!

Helen said...

Beautiful tag, I love the colours!! Hope to be getting some of the new paper soon myself. Hope you stop snotting long enough to play with yours toeday!!

craftimamma said...

Tee!Hee! I had to go looking for the 'begird' didn't I! Fab tag Hels, even if you don't like all the orange.

Hope you feel even brighter as the day goes on.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous tag hun, love the colours, love it all ;-) Have scrolled through what I've missed this week, have hardly been online since last Sat. Loving all your stuff especially the old book, and absolutely adore your Stampotique item.
Hope you're feeling better today. You must be run down if you keep getting all these bugs. There are natural remedies you can take to boost your immune system, why don't you check it out online (I can't remember off the top of my head)
Have linked my SS entry under your SS post but am putting it here too just in case :-)
it's here
Anne xx

Lori said...

Awesome tag, Hels, and you actually used 3 fragments? Time to buy more! lol! Your collaging is great!

Minxy said...

I have the new paper too, it's very very nice indeed... Wishing you better and i love your tag :D

Marijane said...

What a gorgeous tag! You need to play with Fragments more often. Love what you did with them by leaving them uncolored on a vibrantly colored background! I will be trying this technique soon.

Dragon said...

Lovely as always. Hels... sorry you have not been well. I too LOVE that new stash paper, but wonder where we can get a proper supply of those wonderful dictionary sheets... Have fun playing
Frankie
xx

Tasha said...

Wow Hels this is completely awesome, loving all that fab detail
love tasha xx

Sam said...

Lurving the Tag Hels.
Sorry you are not well Hunnybun. Nothing worse than crackling and hacking! Never mind - at least you have some craftie therapy to comfort you! If you lay down with all the papers covering you you will be sooo warm and wrapped up in paperlove!! LOL!! (I think you might be mistaken for a tramp too!! LOL!!)
Hettie

Penni said...

Wow Hels - I love this tag.
I've just bought some myself, I wonder what I'll create?

Hugs
Penni
X

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lovely my sweet!

Kathy Eddy said...

Fantastic tag Hels! I love the colors and all those great embellies.

papillon said...

gosh i looooove your tag! great colors, and those fragments: yummi! love how they look like magnifying glasses in your composition :) you just make me want to run off to make... a tag!

Laura said...

love how this turned out! i too have oodles of these fragments and just like to look at them- haven't used any yet so you are much braver- and have been rewarded accordingly with a reallllly cool tag.

Kim Dellow said...

So fabulous! Just love it Hels. Kim

Little Messy Missy said...

LOVE it!!!

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