Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Curiously Layered....

...so, another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge has arrived... I love this challenge (you have probably guess that by now though lol) If you haven't chanced upon it yet, click HERE to be whizzed off to the every loverly Linda Ledbetter's blog where you will see copious amounts of gorgeous arty things plus all the deets on how to join in. Based upon the Compendium II book by the very inky Duke of Distress, Tim Holtz, HERE is a linky to his website so you can have a nosey and see all his inspirational designs. Anyways, on with this weeks challenge which turns to page 43 and the technique Faded Layers.


Now, as I have said on many occasions, I have an ongoing hate-affair with masks... not the kind that you put on your head so you look like Ronald Reagan... oh no, those sticky jobbies that you put on your artwork and ink or spray through. I most deffo need a mask lesson... no matter how hard I try, I either splodge it, nudge it or melt it (enough said about that one thank you very much, I am still flame cheeked over that episode) Anyways... not to be outdone by a smidge of plastic, I proceeded to copy the technique and I rather like the effect... tisn't as in-your-face as a normal masky technique... but I shalln't say anymore... you can go and have a play for yourself and see what you think. All the deets and ingredients for my tag are over on The Stamp Attic blog along with links I have (kindly... ahem) provided to whizz you over to the right pages to have a little spendy treat too... am good like that lol


Anyways... tis late, I need my bed, my Room of Stash is a pigsty once more and I have a date with a vaccuum and some *whispers* dusters *watch out Sid Spider* in the morning so I most deffo need some zeds to prepare for that ...ahem... marathon! I may be some time.... Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

BTW... I only noticed last week that for the past 381 years I have been spelling the name of the book wrongly... it is The Compendium of Curiosities... and I have been bunging a U in there... as in CurioUsities....silly me!!

17 comments:

Anna said...

Those colors DO work together nicely don't they!! Love all the layers of colors and images! The on the edge Fence is perfect with the Brolly Man. Thanks for sharing!

Buttons said...

Fantastic tag again there Hels.
The tiny masks are fiddly - I found gently dabbing was the way to deal with it, so not a technique to try when stressed!!
Hope you get through your spring clean quickly (whatever is left is simply nature's art!?) so you can get back to the more important things in life.
Hugs, Buttons x
(p.s. thanks for helping Denise find my blog:)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...superb Tag with some gorgeous elements all perfectly put together...we can all be guilty of adding an extra letter here n there...have a super day...Mel :)

Aquarius said...

This looks intriguing - can't wait for my book to arrive. Good luck with the tidying and if I find out who keeps messing up our work spaces I will let you know!!

Helen said...

I had trouble with my masks this time but they do need a good clean so they cling... love your tag.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great tag - good luck getting rid of that spider and I have no idea how I spell the book title now that I have thought about it! will test myself later. I met you at the trade show in Feb - was with 2 friends and we were talking about WOYWW and your pinched artwork - hope you are well!

Joanne said...

This is my most fave technique and I love your tag. However, I haven't played this week though I could do with one of those face masks!!!!
Hugs Joanne xx

Rita said...

Love your tag Hels. The colours are marvelous all put to-gether like that. Must give this a try. Like you,I have a date with plumbers etc as new radiators are going in and my craft desk is right in front of one. Grrrr. Have a lovely day. Hugs Rita xx

Annie said...

Hi Hels brilliant tag, really nice technique. Loving the colours too. I would spell curiosities like you, think it's the difference in US spelling........like colour and color. I was late to bed too and have a few chores to catch up on. I have to say I would rather be crafting, with some loud music on. Crafty hugs.......Annie x

Minxy said...

Gorgeous taggage x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, sorry I don't have time to comment on all your most recent posts. Glad you enjoyed teaching your class, I'm sure everyone had a great time. Your new tags are wonderful, I'm still trying to fiond th time to take part in the CCII challenges.

Karen said...

Look likes everyone had great fun at your workshop! Am hoping one of these days to get to one of your workshops at the Stamp Attic, back and joints permitting - lordy sound right like an oldie!!! Love your tag and I'm so very happy to hear that I'm not the only person who has problems with stencils/masks - they always seem to either move or stick to well to my paper lol! Love the colours you've used! Thank you so much for your very lovely comments on my blog hugs Karen x

Redanne said...

You are not wrong with your spelling, it is just the way American people spell the word (although I guess we should spell it the way it is on the book!!). Have seen your tag over at Stamp Attic's blog, it is wonderful how the colours work so well together. Great tag (again). Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

This tag is fab!! Lobe the colours together and allthe details are fab as usual!! Hugs trace. X

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Hels! Off to look at the deets in a mo but love the iron railings!

Tee Hee! I never noticed you were spelling Curiosities wrongly.

Got to remember to set the Sky box too for Saturday as I'm off to the Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight. What a weekend of treats ... show on Saturday and your recorded shows to catch up with on Sunday..... Bliss!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels, you're a magician! This is fab, absolutely perfect, and you did a great job on the faded layers. Masks make me want to pull my hair out, and yet I love them, in a self-abusive way. ;-)

Lorna said...

Very cool! Love how you took the layered theme even further with your embellishments - great work!!

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