Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Simon Says... Grungy...

...cor blimey, I don't know, I turn my back and the next thing I know I have gone through a weekend and a day and I am already on Tuesday! So... here I am with my entry to the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge this week which is one I just couldn't resist... the theme is to show a tag! Cool!! And... over on the wonderfully talented Linda Ledbetter's blog there is a new theme for the Grungy Monday challenge. If you haven't seen either of the challenges before, do take a trip over to both to see all the amazing artwork on them. Of course, the Grungy Monday challenge pays hommage to the one and only Duke of Distress, none other than Tim Holtz... the theme for Grungy Monday is Distress Inks... if you click HERE you will be whizzed away to the Duke's blog and if you click HERE you will be whipped away to the Distress Ink heaven that is Ranger Ink.




So... a tag... mwhahahahaaaa... I do love a nice tag... to the point that my tag basket is now too full and they are falling out... hang on a mo... I shall count them... FIFTY THREE!!! Oh and this one too... so that will be 54!!!! Chuffing chuff... what should I do with them... actually I have been asked that quite recently and the honest answer is... I er... dunno! The basket of tags doesn't include the Compendium challenge tags - 35 of those... or the tags I made at Ranger... eeek... I need a bigger basket... or a bigger Room of Stash lol



So... lots of lushy Distress Inks found their way onto this tag. Tis a while since I was colourful so I have chosen my old fave combo - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain with a smidge of Vintage Photo thrown in for goodly measures. And the Steampunk stamp set... and some Alterations Cogs and some Idea-ology... oh and the sentiment is on the Hanging Sign Alteration... I just chopped it down and bunged an Idea-ology Bulb into the already punched hole. The bottom has a banner of Ruler Ribbon, threaded with ickle Resistors (www.skybluepink.com for those... nope, I didn't "borrow" these from Grim's tool box lol) Oh and... I REALLY need that Japanese Screw punch jobby that Tim has just brought out... but as I haven't got one (yet ahem) I used a pokey tool, bashed the top of it with a hammer and made a hole in the Nib... still need the punch though ;o))



Anyways... I am in a right old huff today. I got up stoopid early to get ready for the Pain Clinic appt that I have been waiting for for over a year... I got the appt date through nearly four months ago after being referred last May (2010)! So, today was the day that I should attend the clinic. Up early, ready on time, drove to the hospital, parked Ferdy, went into the clinic 15 mins early, sat there filling in forms for 10 mins, sat there waiting... then got told that the Consultant had been on call last night so he had cancelled the clinic for today! HUMPH! Argh... and double argh!!! I wouldn't have minded so much if I had been called before I left home... or if they arranged for Ferdy to park for nothing... but no, I had to fork out a whole £2.50 for the pleasure too! So, now I am back to the waiting game... am seriously hoping it won't be so long to wait this time. Right... enough of me waffling and moaning on... time for me to get inky again - I am working on a little something that hopefully will be ready for tomorrow - if you want a right laugh, do pop back lol. Thanks for looking... TTFN!


Hels x

26 comments:

Erika said...

Fantastic Timholtzness, great grungy tag.
Erika.

Patricia said...

Oh my..... what a WONDERFULL projects have you made!
I have take a look on your blog an i can't stop to go back en back to older post!!!!!
You are realy a ARTIST!!!!!!
Greetz Patricia from Holland

Mary said...

What a beautiful and inspiring tag! I'm so glad I'm not the only one that doesn't know what to do with them. =P Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Kaz said...

Lush, double lush ....oh heck triple lush!! this is fab!! Love it!!

Kazxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

How annoying to have your appointment cancelled....and having to pay for the pleasure! Hope you don't have to wait long for another! Good job you've got such a fabby tag to cheer you up. Chris

Artyjen said...

Sumptious tag Hels! The more I read about peoples trials with the NHS the more I count myself lucky to live where I live 'cos in the main (apart from a couple of minor problems..hey it is the NHS HOL!) I really can't fault the local set up.
Take care
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

What a wonderful tag! Mind you, your tags always are....
Will be back tomorrow for sure... very mysterious.
Hope you get a new appointment for the pain clinic soon!

Kat said...

that is one heavy loaded tag Hel's lol,
love it!
Kat x

Candy C said...

Beautiful Hels. I love everything about your tag! <3 Candy

Daniele said...

what a stunneer Hels, I also have a box of tags but I do put them in albums occasionally to make use of them

Gillian said...

OMG ... I want this lol ... it is incedible, LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours you have used on my fav steampunk gents. Amazing selection of fab embellishents (trying not to squeal) cos I am excited.

Sorry to hear re your appointment, that is a real bummer, know how much you were needing this sorted:( xx

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous tag.

Plume said...

Superb tag! Lovely bright and warm colors and waht a great collage of stamps and elements! I also love the steampunk feel of the theme.

funkycrafter said...

sorry about the appointment being canceled. seems this happens far too often.
love the tag. lots of stuff on there. as for all the other tags, if you can't find a place for them, i have a little extra space on one of my walls...

Dan said...

Great tag Hels, I love how it's bursting with interesting details! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Well hi there Hels!! Hope you are enjoying your time after Ranger U! This tag is absolutely gorgeous - I love the colors and embellishments! :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah
Sarah@SimonSaysStamp.com

Marjie K said...

Hels, such gorgeous colors and layers as usual! I'm really sorry to hear about the pain and appointment frustrations. Hope today's a good day.

Candy C said...

I've already commented on this once...but I love it so much, I'm going to post again! haha Hels, it's really really a cool tag. Love everything about it! Your rock sista! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Meme said...

Love this grungy inky goodness!
Great job with all the trinkets!

LOVE!

Jane said...

I think steampunk is my new fave! I love all the bits and pieces you have fit on this fabulous tag! The colors are simply gorgeous.

Anne Kristine said...

Just LOVE your tag!
♥♥♥
Amazing details!!
Hugs Anne

Flipsi said...

great grungy tag!

sasa said...

Loving these rich tones with the chaps - and all your details...a great tag again, where do you keep them all?????
Sarah (at 46 on GM)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, nobody works the layers and embellishments with the flair and brilliance you do! This is SO COOL! Great colors, perfect design, fab metal bling-- perfection!

I'm SO SORRY about your clinic experience. Good grief, you've had such a long wait, and that's a horrible way to be treated. I hope they make it right, right away!

Love you, doll!

Sam said...

Fantabulouse Hels! Absolutely gorgeous!
I am with you there on the Hospital appointment thing - if they stopped doing it to people, there would be less money wasted and more people well!!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Hels these colors are delicious! i LOVE THIS TAG

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