Saturday, 2 April 2011

Grungy...

...Monday!!! Oh yes indeedily, there is a brand new challenge in Blogland and hurrah and thrice for lovely Linda Ledbetter for devising this challenge to take up where the Compendium Challenges ended. This new challenge is based on the products and techniques of the one and only Duke of Distress... yes, a challenge focusing purely on the works of Tim Holtz... well how could I not join in!!! The challenge this week is based on THIS TAG... and here is my take on it... *I actually started this tag on Tuesday morning but...erm... got a bit distracted with that news lol... ah, cannot go a single day without mentioning that news rofl*




I cheated... big stylee.. because I asked Victor Vagabond to cut me a nice piece of Grungeboard into a butterfly shape... see how clever he is...he even cut some fancy paper to go underneath it... and then he went and made me a bacon buttie... *I made the last bit up... but just think, that would be well coolio wouldn't it!!* The base of the tag has the Flourish Mask on it... which, alas, has had to go to the big Mask Heaven in the sky... because... Mrs Thicko here decided to dry the base before removing said mask... and it ...erm... shrivelled right up... oooopsie-daisies...



Now, the letters... humph, I have the stamp that Tim used... but... it isn't actually in the Room of Stash at the moment... it has had to go on a little jolly jaunt that I can't tell you about yet but all will be revealed in...erm.. about a months time ;o)) Anyways... I have got some of Tim's Chronicles Alpha Stamps which are positively ancient but still work fine... so I improvised... used these, cut them out and then added dots and swirly bits to the background.



I also want to tell you about Kat... she is the Guest Designer over on the Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog this month and her first contribution is blogged today... and... OMG... it is totally stunning... all the deets are HERE if you fancy seeing something utterly gorgeous! Right... I have a day to myself cos Grim is working til late... what to do first... make the bacon buttie that I now need because I mentioned it a few minutes ago and now I am craving one... or... make another tag??? Ahhh, decisions, decisions.... thanks for looking... have a lovely day... TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Thats soooooo pretty :D
Julie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Hels, love the use of the pen nib. Shame a out your mask lol, time for another purchase. Great colours too and as always yummy embellishments. Tracy x

Joanne said...

Oh Hels, you are so bright and energetic as is this beautiful tag. I love the pen nib body and the use of just 2 wings. Sorry about the mask but it gives you an excuse to shop!!
Hugs Joanne xx

Minxy said...

Love your tag mrs, that butterfly looks fab x

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, and enjoy yur bacon buttie....!

Dragon said...

Do the butty first, Hels, to keepup your crafty strengh!!! Glad YOUR victor is working... mine has given up the ghost and has to go back... only had him a month or so!!!! BOO big time This tag is gorgeous... pity about the mask!!!!! titter titter!!
Frankie
xx

studiorose said...

Okay, I have no idea what a buttie is, but if it involves bacon, I surely want one!

BEAUTIFUL tag, Hels; as always, you do fab work. And your mask would have died of natural causes (loss of sticky) eventually anyway, so don't feel too bad.

Maggie said...

LOL with you Hels part of my mask melted a while ago- something to do with a heat gun and not seeing the mask!!! the other part is ok though rescued in time phew.
Lovely tag Hels loving the butterfly must get this one i neeeeeed it.!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgio as always Hels! I melted up one of my first masks too, so Ican relate!

Gillian said...

More lushness, love all the metal embellies on this gorgeous tag, are you going somewhere lol ... enjoy the rest of your inky day:) x

Kirsten Alicia said...

That's pretty darn gorgeous Hels, the pen niblooks fab with the butterfly wing.
BTW, aren't you going somewhere soon? I'm only asking 'cos you haven't mentioned it. :)))))

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hooray, it's Hels! It's so great to see you at Grungy Monday, my dear. Your tag is sensational! I love the gorgeous color and the happy butterfly, and the pen nib is just TOO cool!

You know, I've done that EXACT same thing to a mask (more than once). I need to put a label on each one that says, "Hey, you, NO HEAT GUN!"

I get to meet you soon and I'm so excited I just want to dance. :-) Meanwhile... what ARE you up to with the Grunge Alphabet stamp... ?

Candy C said...

Hels...this tag is beautiful! Absolutely LOVE it! Love the pen nib as the butterfly's body! Love the "FLY"...letters are really cool! The colors and masking...spot on perfect! <3 Candy

Jenny Potter said...

Great tag - love the pen nib used for the body of the butterfly - very clever!

Piddawinkle said...

absolutely inspired butterfly, havent even started mine, got four hours arggggh... love that you dried the mask even though Tim specifically tells you not to ROFL

Marjie K said...

Another beauty with a healthy dose of mystery thrown in.... hmmmm.... wonder where that stamp is and what will be revealed down the road!

Kat said...

another gorgeous tag Hel's,
I love the pen nib as the body on the butterfly,
colours are cool too!
Kat x.

Susan Allan said...

Very grungy...love all the elements especially the pen nib.
Take care, look after Puss and do you, like me, still wear black?
Take care

Sue xx

(Sorry I did not do your challenge, but will have a go at the new one.)

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