Thursday, 19 April 2012

Curiously Custom...

...Foam that is! Ah yesh, indeedily and thrice, tis exciting because the Compendium of Curiosities challenge has returned... this time it is the Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge.... hosted by the ever lovely Linda Ledbetter... please do hop on over HERE to see all the deets. If you haven't heard about the challenge, Linda has kindly explained it all in full on her BLOG... basically, it is a journey through the latest book by The Duke of Distress, Tim Holtz... click HERE for his website. As ever with the challenge, I won't go into great detail about the "how to" with the particular technique, that wouldn't be fair and all that... I can tell you, however, that this weeks challenge is all about the Custom Foam Stamps on Page 66 of the new book. All of the stashly goodies I used on my tag, including the book, are available from The Stamp Attic and... I have done my tag for my DT piece so all the deets on colours, stamps etc are over on The Stamp Attic Blog.




Oooh, and whilst I think about it... I have two classes this weekend at The Stamp Attic... Saturday is all about altering a book, making a diddy book to go with it and lots of cutting and folding... Sunday is all about tags... overloading them, inking, stamping etc... and... there's a couple of places left on both if you fancy having a crafty time with me this weekend (and I have it on very good authority that there will be cake on Sunday!) Right, a short one from me today... the acupuncture yesterday was painful, I felt the doo-dah's going in... and my ear was bleeding afterwards! Dripping all over the place it was, I must have lost a couple of pints of blood you know (ok, so that is a slight exageration lol) The lovely Pain Nurse said that the doo-dah's could have inflamed things so I just had ears and hands done this week... and now we have to see how it goes... I am keeping everything crossed (including my eyes, so I look a bit...erm... deranged) that this time works. Thanks for all the lovely good wishes... bless you all, it keeps my chin up and cheers me too! Have a good day... TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

Colleen said...

Great tag! Love the colors and all the texture :)

artbyvic said...

As always, you have created a great tag!

Julie Short said...

I hope you health gets better Hels. I will check out the TH challenge too. Sadly no Sunday Stamper entry from me this week.
I am taking a group of ladies away for a crafting weekend and there is sooo much to do!
Catch you next week.

inkypinkycraft said...

A great tag and love the ruler ribbon at the bottom!!! Hugs trace x

anna christensen crafts said...

Another gorgeous tag and your background is gorgeous. I love the way you get so many perfect details on everything you make. I love that colour scheme too. Sending you a big hug for your health Hels xx

anna christensen crafts said...

Another gorgeous tag and your background is gorgeous. I love the way you get so many perfect details on everything you make. I love that colour scheme too. Sending you a big hug for your health Hels xx

Aquarius said...

This is great - I was trying to resist the book but maybe I should indulge after all. Have a great weekend at the Stamp Attic.

Helen said...

Love this tag, Hels. I seem to have failed at all challenges this week, yikes!! Hope the doo dahs work soon!

Dawn said...

Love this stamp it's on my list of things to buy (huge list BTW) lol Your tag is lush and have a fab time with your classes ;0) Dxx

SophieNewton said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colours and just adore this stamp...it is top of my "must-have" list. Fabulous tag.
Sophie x

Joanne said...

Well if they don't pick this tag then no-one will win, it's incredible. Must admit to really liking the balloon. May have to source that one.
Enjoy the classes, pain free.
Hugs Joanne xx

Fuchsia said...

I see Mr Mojo got well and truly inky then LOL its a fab piece of work Hels x

Brenda Brown said...

Fab tag Hels, gonna pop over and have a closer look. Sorry can't be with you at the Stamp Attic but must sort a class out so I can come and see you again. Hope the needles work for you.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} xox

Redanne said...

Even though I have another balloon stamp I have had to order this one after seeing you and Candy use it. Can't wait. Love, love, love what you have done - gorgeous. Hope the pain eases......

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! This is nice...might have to find that balloon(you can never have enough!) Hope your doo-dahs start to work soon!
Thanks for the warning btw, they seem to have gone now, spoke to a very nice man from apple who gave me some good advice- didn't want to make comments on any blogs til I was sure. Chrisxx

Ann said...

Beautiful tag Hels.....I love all the colours & fabulous trinkets you've added too! Hope you feel better soon
Hugs
Ann xx

whyducks said...

A lovely tag Hels, you are always so inventive. Sounds like the nurse hit some nerves with those needles, seems like you need a transfusion after loosing all that blood! I hope it helps Hels. xxx

Rita said...

Fabulous Tag Hels. I love the new TH book too. Fingers crossed here as well that it all works out for you. Hugs Rita xx

Alison Horne said...

hope you get some relief Hels, If you couldn't feel the doo daahs going in, wouldn't that be a bit of a worry in itself?

bootiful tag. Tried to say hello at ally pally but it was v. busy and went all shy, god how old am I? lol [50 in 2 weeks!]

Sarah said...

Ooooh! This tag is brilliant!! I love all the colours and masking! I love the custom stamp made with that stamp!

isisimaginings said...

Gorgeous tag, I love that hot air balloon stamp.

My name is Cindy said...

Neat tag, and love that stamp!

Buttons said...

My copy of Tim's latest book is arriving next week so the timing of this is perfect. Thanks for sharing Hels.
You really do love this balloon don't you! It looks great in these colours and as ever the tag is delicious.
Take care of yourself, hugs, Buttons x

Sue said...

Really loving that balloon too. The colours on this tag are really pretty. Hope you feel better soon. Sx

Lynn Stevens said...

Balloons must be the flavor of the day!! LOL. Awesome Hels.
Lovin those bright colors. I need to pick up Tim's new book haven't gotten it yet (hangs head in shame)
Hope your doing great. That show looked amazing!!!
hugs Lynn

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, you've never showed a single work of art that I didn't absolutely love at first sight, and this is no exception! I aspire every day to create art half as wonderful as yours. I'm so glad you're part of the new challenge!

I hope the acupuncture works, sweetie, and I'm sorry you've had such a hard time. Hang in there and take care of your beautiful self.

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