Thursday, 2 June 2011

Grungy...

...is the coolest challenge on the blog (see what I did there... blog instead of block hahahaha) Devised, co-ordinated and hosted by the delectable Lovely Linda Ledbetter. This week the Grungy Monday theme is based on Day 10 of the 12 Tags 2007... deets for this are HERE on Tim Holtz's blog and deets of the challenge are HERE. So... I was incredibly lucky to be able to actually learn this technique from the one and only Duke of Distress when I was at Ranger... it was one of those techniques that I had seen and tried but never really "got it". Having done one there and now this one, I think I have a new fave!! My stamp for the technique is my favest script stamp (actually from a Christmas set) and the colours of paint are Juniper and Pool.



The flower is Tissue Tape made into a concertina around a circle of card... and then a smaller one... painted with the same paints applied with a babywipe so it went on thinner... and then a little Accoutrement popped into the middle. The banner at the bottom is also Tissue Tape... folded onto card, cut out and coloured the same way as the flower. The ickle butterflies are die cut using a Movers & Shapers and overstamped with Pool paint and the co-ordinating butterfly stamp. I added smidges of gold embossing powder to the bits and bobs just to jazz it up a bit.. oh and the frame is die cut from the Tag Alterations and then coated in embossing ink and gold embossed - three times... black paint to shabby it up and a little word added to the middle. Ta dah! Done!





Well, I have been in the wars again... in fact, I am still suffering... I shalln't go into too great a detail because that would put you off your tea but... I shall tell you about the shiner that I have. Well, it looks like I have been punched in the eye, in actual fact it is an allergy. Well, according to the chemist it is... Grim popped up there to get me some Chloremphenicywotsit and the lady said she wouldn't sell him it as it wasn't his eye that was the problem... so he came home with Golden Eye and the info that as it wasn't gunking yakky stuff and was only weeping tears then it was more likely to be an allergy. To what, I have no idea as I haven't done anything particular... however, I am inclined to believe it as I have been...erm... trotting... see, I told you it could put you off your tea.



Anyways... I spent over 16 hours on my death bed, sleeping for most of them... and then have spent most of today doing beggar all apart from groaning every so often and grumbling that I have to wear my specs - contacts are out of the question at the moment and I hate my specs. Actually, I don't hate the specs themselves... they are quite pretty... I hate wearing them though... mainly cos I am a fairy elephant and clobber them and knock them... hopefully the old poorly peeper will be better tomorrow so I can wear my lenses again! Right, best go and see about catching up with blogs and stuff... have missed all my FB'ing and Tweetings!!! Thanks for looking.... TTFN!

One Eyed Hels x

23 comments:

Alison said...

Oooh! This is too delish for words! Love it hun! Hope you're feeling better soon! Hugs, Alison xx

Gillian said...

Ooooo you little DIVA you ... you have certainly worked this technique to the max ... the colours are just too lush for words, love the overstamping of the butterflies, the touches of old are dlish and the TT flower & banner is genius .. eeek re the allergy, that is no good, hope you fee better soon, between migrane & sinus flare up, am about demented too! What a pair! xx

Grim said...

Phoaarr! Glasses...phoarr! I like it...will you show me it when I get home from work please? Not 'that', dirty......I meant the blue butterfly arty crafty thingymajig you've made so well. X

Daniele said...

ohhhhh this is delish
hugs

Helen said...

Oh, poor you - but what a fab tag you made, despire it all! Mr Mojo obviously came back.

Shazza said...

oooooh I love this Hels, gorj colours!
Your poor wee eye, hope it better soon.

x

Lori said...

Oooo, these are my fave colors... you perfected the technique, and I love the flower and the butterflies! Hope your eye is soon better!
Two eyed Lori

Kaz said...

AWWWW feeling your pain Hels....thats rotton sending big hugsxxx
Whit woooo I love this tag!! Gillian is right you have so rocked this xxx faberoony!!

kazzx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Beautiful tag...
Hels please be well soon. sorry your poorly. you are having a rough time. :(

Jane said...

Ahhh, sorry you have been sick. But - it certainly did not dampen your creativity. Your tag is stunning! I love all the details, colors, stamps....gorgeous.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Dearest one eye - enjoying your tag and blog immensely! Everything on your tag is completely amazing! Is it shear talent or was it from having basked in the nearness of TH himself? A fare share of talent I would say! Thanks for the details -good to know about the flowers, ruffle and layers of embossing. Thanks!

Paper Squirrel said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the way you used the clock hands for the butterfly bodies...too clever!!!

Artyjen said...

Oh dear that sounds like it might be quite painful...hope you are all better soon :)
xoxo Sioux
Pretty pretty tag ;)

Plume said...

WOW! Wow! WoW! Sorry that,s all I have to say...

Tess said...

beautiful Hels...simply beautiful.

Kate said...

Lovely and shabby!

** Kate **

Candy C said...

Hels this is beautiful! I love it!! I love this technique. I've not had extra time to play with it and make something for Grungy Monday. :( Your tag is amazing! <3 Candy

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This tag is fabulous. I love the blue and the butterfly bods.

sasa said...

wonderful shabbiness and detail...I think you'll look good in specs - but know the knocking off thing too - makes you feel like a right pleb. But there were handy when my mini-mister full of white paint sprayed the wrong way...
Sarah at 47

BrianK said...

Hey Hels, I really enjoyed reading your blog, sorry to hear about your eye. Hope it's better. Your tag looks great, I like teh spinners on the butterflies. And the gold smidges are fab.

Kristy C said...

Beautiful, Hels!!

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Your tag is delightful, shabby goodness! Love it.

Debbie C

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your tag came out so beautifully, great work!

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