Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Challenge Ellen...

... cor blimey and thrice, I am a lucky lass indeedily because when the chips are down, or rather, when the Mojo naffs orf, I have a lovely friend who will step in and try to help out... namely Ellen... her blog with all her lush art is HERE btw in case you haven't see her stuff before. Anyways... being a I am Mojo-less at the moment, Ellen set about giving me a challenge. It has become a bit of a tradition between us, this old Challenge thingy.. and usually it works a treat. Ellen chose some stashly bits we could use... and then we set off making our tag. We decided to do a simultaneous blogcast of our tags btw, so Ellen's will be on her blog now too.... Here's the stuff we could use:

Dylusions Stamps: Around the Edge, Basic Backgrounds, Quintessential Quotes
Giant Tag
Any colour Colorwash Spray
Perfect Pearls Powders - to make into paint
Gesso & Craft Scraper
Rosette Alterations Die - any size
Embellies of choice
White Pen
Easel Alterations Die (if needed)

So... that there tag is my effort. Actually it is my THIRD effort. Now, I love those stamps and I love using Gesso and I love Colorwash Sprays... but mix all three together when the old Mojo has naffed orf... forget it. The first two tags were right holy shows, so bad they couldn't be resurrected ever. I have never been able to get the proper effect using a stencil, I always end up with more of the sprays on me than on the tag... so I used Gesso to squidge through the stencil.. worked a bit easier but still...messy lol

I am a bit chuffed with the way the Rosette went.. I sprayed some card with Colorwash Sprays, die cut it, assembled the Rosettes and then stamped and cut out loads of leaves and then glued them under the Rosette. Oh and... the words... I cut them into strips and used a Tiny Attacher to staple them on... I like the "pillow" effect, I did this by curling the strips of card thru my fingers, it made it just a bit dimensional.

So... there you have it. THANK YOU to Ellen for trying to get my creative juices going... sadly whilst it was fun to get inky, it hasn't lured that old rapscallion back yet... am still after rummaging through old stash to see if that sparks something! Don't forget to hop on over to Ellen's blog... her tag using the same stash is there for you to see! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x


Alison said...

Gorgeous tag Hun! Hope the pain's better today. Think this time of year affects us all, I just wanna curl up on the sofa & watch films!
Alison xxx

Joanne said...

Aww what a shame he is still away 'cos this brilliant tag needs a pal.
Hugs Joanne xx

Helen said...

Looks ok to me!! I am not in a creative mood at present either - I am with Alison, on the sofa, so to speak!!

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Julia Watts said...

Stunning Tag Hels. Love the rosette and its leaves. Julia xxx

Juls said...

fabulous! Loving the gorgeous aqua colours! Hugs Juls

betjunroe said...

Cool tag Hels. Those colors make me think of spring which we could use here now. Great idea to cut out the leaves from the Dylusions stamp. Bette

Von said...

Fabby tag Hels :) can't believe the mojo is missing looking at what you have made
Von x

Caz said...

Beautiful tags from both of you! Love seeing the differences using the same ingredients.
Masks are messy fun - worth the mess though - not used them with gesso though - will have to have a try.
Can't believe Mr Mojo's gone AWOL 'cause tag looks great to me!

Otter Blue said...

Turned out beautifully! Love it!

Gillian .... said...

Oooo fabby-lic-ous hun, loving the combination of colourwash, stencils and that rosette is soooooooo pretty. Hope you is ok? xxx

craftimamma said...

Well, mojoless or not Hels, this is a fab tag. Love the colours and the rosette is gorgeous. I've been trying to get back in the crafty groove since Christmas too and I'm really struggling too. Santa has a lot to answer for, lol!

Lesley Xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow Hels, that is one gorgeous tag. The colours are beautiful & I LOVE the rosette flower. I'm going to see Ellen's now.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, love the fresh greens with the white gesso, love the sentiment, and love the leaves around the rosette. Gorgeous,

Lucy x

Dylan said...

Whey hey chickie, great use of my stamps. Mojo is very much still in evidence methinks. Hope you had a fabby Christmas break xxx

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

If that's what you do when your mojo is gone... I like using gesso and stencils too

Barb Cady said...

Well Hels, shows how talented you are if you can produce something as great as this with old Mojo skulking in the shadows! Love the rosette, lovely colours. Hugs Barb xx

Dallying Debz said...

You can't have lost your mojo as I'm looking for inspiration! Great tag Hels :)

Kat Baker said...

Would love for you to visit even if only to hear you speak. Love your tag too! If you ever get to San Diego, California, just holler.

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