Saturday, 18 June 2011

Three For One...

... it is official!! I have been living under a rock for the past 837 years... I mean, how could I miss the Tag It On Challenge!!! Anyways... now I know about it I shall be taking part muchly because after all, when do I need an excuse to make a tag lol. So the theme this week is "Numbers Game" - all the deets are HERE. So I got cracking making my tag... starting out with a bit of Faux Batik... which just so happens to be the theme on Grungy Monday... details of this challenge are HERE - based around this fab technique from the Duke of Distress... and then... Lo! I saw that I was scruffing up the edges and doing a bit of tearing... so that meant it fits the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge this week too... deets HERE. Haha! Three challenges on one tag... and two of them not intentional either.


The Dressform is cut from mountboard and the Sewing Room Alterations Die.. stamped over in Victorian Velvet with a marvellous old Tim stamp of a dressmaking pattern, clear embossed and then altered with Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany and then ironed!! To remove the clear embossing... love this technique! The base of the tag had a line of numbers stamped in the same way.. over the top of Antique Linen with clear embossing... ironed... etc...



The wings behind the dressform are actually from the Crowded Attic Salvage Sticker set... a Cut & Dry Nib was used to pick up Aged Mahog and Vintage Photo inks to colour the wings... and I blended Vintage Photo onto the back of them so the edges weren't left a nasty white colour.




The edges of the tag were scruffed with an Edge Distresser and I tore the numbers part off a Journal Ticket and used my lighter to singe the edges for a proper burnt look... I was UBER careful with this bit too... knowing how clumsy I am, I literally offered the card to the flame and blew at the same time... don't want burnt fingers now.


Anyways... today over on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog there is a giveaway... namely an ATC I made... plus some fabbylicious new stamps to go with it... so... all the deets for this giveaway are HERE... please do hop on over and leave a comment if you would like to win... oh and if you leave a comment here too... you get entered twice ;o)) Right... that's me for now... I start my new meds this morning... wish me luck, I am keeping it all crossed that I don't have any side effects... and that they work!! Enjoy your weekend... get inky... Ta for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

28 comments:

Dragon said...

Oh Hels you have made my day... I so admire your work it makes me very happy to hear you like mine... And yes the music soothes my soul too!!!
With love and light bright sunshine
Frankie in Venice!!!!!
xx

Julie said...

What a great finish to my day Hels. Your tag is terrfic and I broke open the very same die as you just last night. I am looking forward to using it some more too.
Going to check out the tag challenge.
Couldn't play in your challenge this week as I was away most of the week.
I will see what tomorrow brings.

Esther said...
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Esther said...

Hels - you are amazing! I really love this ATC, packed with so many technniques. Your tags are always inspiring and this one is no different. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs from NZ :)

Tigs said...

Fab work as always Hels, I love visiting your blog :)

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty tag pinks and browns go extraordinarily well together as you show here. So glad you were careful with the burning! Thank you for sharing with us (and making Frankie's day) at Dragon's Dream TIO. XOXO Zoe

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous work Hels and good luck with the new meds! I sure do hope you get great results from them and move on to a painfree life!

BrianK said...

You are the bomb! I love your blog and your art.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful tag with wonderful elements. Just fantastic.

Ana Márquez said...

It's a beautiful tag!

hazel said...

Fabulous tag Hels.
xxx Hazel.

Helen said...

Thank you for joining us dreaming in numbers - hope you come back often! Love your tag. Am off to get inky right now!

Janet Wilson said...

Super tag, great idea for using the dressmakers dummy die, love it.

donna said...

Wonderful tag. So many details..Donna

Kat said...

grate tag Hel's,
your tags are unlike anyone elses, I can always spot a Hel's master piece tag,

I love your ATC, it's amazing
I want it, I want it, I want it,
lol
Kat xx.

Janet said...

Fantastic tag Hels,Love the ATC
Janet x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tag Hels. The dress form looks wonderful with the wings behind it. Hope your meds help.

Wanda said...

What a fantastic surprise to see you joining in with us on the TIO challenge. I love your work! This tag is up to your usual high standards. You are an inspiration. Great use of the dress form and TH technique. Relieved you didn't burn your fingers.
Wanda xx

Nan said...

Love this...all the best colors together. The tip to use the nibs is wonderful. :) Nan

Gillian .... said...

The dress form is stunning Hels, again cracking colour choice, love all the details you have combined .. one gorgeous tag hun x

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Got my fingers crossed that I'm the one who walks away with an original Hels (the loots nice too)

Candy C said...

Hi my sweet Hels! As always...this is a fabulous tag! Love your dress form and ALL of the lucious layers of beautiful torn/distressed edges and 3D embellishments that are on your lovely piece of art! Colors...fab! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Shiw Challenge. Hugs- Candy

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag Hels (as I expected) Love your work and look forward to seeing what youve been up to! Thanks for sharing your dream with us. Love Elizabeth x

Janet said...

Brilliant tag Hels. Love the way you have combined your different elements. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TIO.

Janet xx

Jen said...

Fabulous tag, love how you have combined all the elements. Have just bought this die so thanks for the inspiration.
Jen x

Rein said...

Gorgeous tag, so many details to look at.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous tags, as ever Hels! Loving your colour schemes......I feel a crafty session coming on.....

Lynn W. said...

Your tags are amazing Hels! I've already entered on the Artistic Stamper DT blog, but how can I resist another chance to win your tag here?!
Fingers crossed you pick me (pretty please):)

Lynn Wild

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