Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Curiously Marbled...

...tis that time of the week again... time for me to enter into the fabulous challenge that is the Compendium of Curiousities II... hosted, devised and brilliantly co-ordinated by the ever lovely Linda Ledbetter, all the deets on how to join in etc are HERE (oh and... prizes!!! The challenge is sponsored by Electic Paperie this week!)




The challenge focusses on all the wonderful techniques in the book by the Duke of Distress... to hop to Tim's website, CLICK HERE. So, this week I have had a ball with this technique... it is one of my faves... mixing Picket Fence with the other Stains... have a little play because you can get the most amazing colour palette! All the deets on how I made my tag are HERE on The Stamp Attic blog... along with some links to where you can get the stashly goodies too ;o))



Much excitement in the Room of Stash today you know! Oh yesh... guess what is here!!! YEP, the new Spring Distress Ink colours... THANK YOU Wendy for sending them to me sooo quickly (I actually did a little happy wiggle when I opened the envelope) I haven't tried them yet, I thought that I would execute great patience and write up my blog posts first... then it is inky time... Would you just look at those colours!



The curse of the garbled mouth struck me again last night... oh dear, I think it is an age thing because I used to have a memory that was as sharp as a tack... So, I am chattering away to Grim... can't even remember what we were talking about. I do, however, remember (quite clearly) saying: "Oh well, it is all smoke and daggers isn't it?" Grim, quick as a flash says "Is that like cloak and mirrors then?" Bless him, he does have a lot to contend with lol It appears that I have turned into my Grandma and am now making up words and phrases lol Right, enough of the waffling... time to get... inky!!! YAY!!!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, Hels - I wish I could get my marbling to work so well!!

Aquarius said...

Your blog posts never fail to make me smile - very good thing too the way today started out grey and wet AGAIN. Luckily the sky is now blue and sun shining so no excuse now to stay in the craft room but I'm going to anyway!! Love this tag - just awaiting the book now

Candy C said...

Hels...your tag is beautiful! I love how you did the waistband on your dress form. The color of that band looks amazing with the marbled background you achieved. I am STILL waiting on my new color pack from Tim. grrr... :) <3 Candy

Rita said...

Fantastic Hels.I love the colours and need to start reading Tim's CC book. I've had it a month now and only looked at the pictures. Have a nice day. Hugs Rita xx

Redanne said...

If you had not said that you had not yet opened the new inks, I would have thought that your tag was done with the new peacock colour. Your tag is gorgeous, I love that TH dress form. Anne x

Creatique Candy said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!!! I have yet to play with my dress form die & find that this piece you created just makes me itch to do so. I LOVE everything about this piece and am sooo inspired. I can't thank you enough for sharing such a piece of heART!

rachel said...

This is lovely Hels - I love the colours - brilliant!!! Hugs xx

Joanne said...

Oh goodness, that poor Grim having to actually listen!! LOL. Right then, you got yours but mine are still on their way. Can't complain 'cos I've just had a FANTASTIC day with Gez and Sioux. Next week though, can you make your tag a bit quicker to give me ideas, 'cos yours is amazing and mine is........amazing!!!!!
Hugs Joanne xxx

Buttons said...

Love it - mind you, is it missing a flower or two??!!
My OH just lets everything go in one ear and out the other now and the kids just diappear upstairs, so I resort to rambling to the dog!!
Got to do some smaller projects - yours always work so well.
Hugs, Buttons x

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your background, and the stitching is the best!!! Your dressform... stunning! What a gorgeous tag!

EmeralDQueen said...

OMG you got the new colors of Distress Inks O_O cool!

Your tag is beautiful :)

Ann said...

Gorgeous tag Hels - the background colour is amazing & I love your use of the dress form too!! Lucky you having the new DI's & re-inkers too, Have fun!
Ann x

Carole Z said...

Love the tag Hels,,the background is amazing, loving the colours! Carole Z X

Laura said...

Great tag but I would expect nothing less from your talented mitts. Glad I am not the only one who mixes phrases up. It can be so funny and you don't even like a drink! LOL

Linda Ledbetter said...

Did you hear me squeal with delight? I did! This is beautiful, Hels!!! I love all the bling, and the marbled stains look amazing!

Still waiting for my new seasonals to show up, and can't wait to get all inky with 'em!

Hugs to you!

artbyvic said...

You rocked the dressform! Your marbling is fantastic!

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