Thursday, 24 January 2013

I Challenge Thee... The Live Version...

..well, normally we are "live" but not so much "in the real" as we were the other day!  Oh yesh indeedily, whilst staying at Chez Vargo, Ellen and I took plenty of time to get inky and came up with a brand new I Challenge Thee Recipe... only, erm... once we had completed said recipe, Ellen was flicking back through her book and saw that, ahem, the last challenge we did?  Same recipe, different wording... rofl   Must try harder!!  Anyways, here's the recipe:

Size 10 Manila Tag
2 1/2 Inch cut off bottom of tag
Book Page collage
Tissue Stamped Collage
Scraped Paint technique
WORD/THEME - Friends
Distress Ink Blending
Three Embellies of choice in a row
Stencil & Spray inks
Decorations of choice

And here's what I came up with:




I cheated... I know, nowt new there then... but I am SO in lurve with the new Studio 490 Gold Embossing Paste that I had to use it... using one of the brand new Studio 490 Stencils for Art (diamonds) and just as it was set, I stamped into it.  My decorations of choice are made from Clearly For Art that was covered with patterned papers and then stamped with Studio 490 flowers and leaves.




Once the flowers were all cut out and layered, I got all exciteable with Turquoise Perfect Pearl Mists and Black Marble Dylusions spray and coloured them up a bit.   My butterflies are also Clearly For Art, these were coloured with Distress Inks - Bundled Sage and Broken China (cos I never use those... much lol) 




The letters are Alpha Parts that got a smidge of Treasure Gold rubbed onto them to make them a bit more blingy and the embellies are from Michael's... oh how I wish I had gotten more of those birdies... they are black metal, I just slapped Treasure Gold onto them and wow, how pretty they are!



I would love to say I am back to "normal" but alas, I am still reeling a bit... maybe a good sleep and I will be feeling more like me again... I hate how I get so jet-lagged, when I was driving trains and working daft shifts, I never got jet lagged you know... and Grim never suffers with it... maybe I should go back to working shifts, only doing them in the Room of Stash instead?  Let me think about that for a moment...erm... nope! I do not miss those 3am early starts at all lol   Right, I shall away... please do visit ELLEN, she is blogging her creation right this very minute too... hers, as ever, is totes-different... amazing how the same recipe can concoct different art... if you fancy using the recipe, please help yourself, just let us know so we can come and visit you!  Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

PS... back tomorrow with muchly requested photo's of the stash I dragged back from the US of A (teehee)

24 comments:

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Just popped across to look at Ellen's take on your challenge, absolutely lovely, I left her a comment. I adore your tag, love the diamonds and the birdies are beautiful, loving the colours you chose, lots of interest.
I hope you get over your jet-lag soon.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

What a great tag!! Fabulous colours. In awe, as always.

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, your right the diamonds are amazing and the colors that you have used are fabulous too, some amazingly made tag by your hands ..hope your getting some good shut eye and awake as new lol...not funny to be jet lagged I know...
Great job sweetie and now I shall check out Ellens creation...Thanks for sharing sweetie Huge Hugs Terry xxxxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hi Hels, that is one mahoosively gorgeous tag, so much gorgeousness to drool over. The more I see of Wendy's embossing paste the more I want it, the gold looks especially fab. Off to look at Ellen's tag now, hope you feel better today.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
Good to see you are back on form. Love the tag and scrum my colours. Also loved Ellen's version. X

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love the diamonds and your gorgeous background. Love the lettering and the bird and your trademark flower addition. Lovely. Tracy x

nannapat said...

Absolutely love your tag Hels the colours are stunning. Gonna pop over to Ellen's now to take a peek at her work of art. Pat x

Joanne said...

The colours, the paste, the little butterflies making the big ones' body, everything is gorgeous. Just off to Ellen's now.....
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, my body clock gets messed up going to france with 1 hour difference, so i think going to the USA would mess me up for weeks, I hope your soon back to normal. Lovely tag, love all the textures and colours, must use more embossing paste. Emma

Martha Richardson said...

Just popped over from Ellen's to see your tag...love it...so different. Great colors and thoughts!

whyducks said...

Fabulous tag, great colours too!

Andrea said...

beautiful Hels and hate to say it, but as a friend I can, you will never be normal LOL xx

betjunroe said...

Beautiful Hels! Love those butterflies and birdies--they are my fav. Can't wait to see all the goodies you brought back from CHA. Bette

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Hi Hels loving the tag, I love the extra bit added at the end what a great idea! Off to see Ellen's now.

Patti Parrish said...

Hey Hels! LOVE this project. So fun that you and Els were doing this one in her fab studio! I was so great to meet you in person, what a fun day that was! Let me know if you run out of Cheeto's and we'll get some to you! Hugs.

Caz said...

See, I'm not the only one that says you're a long way from normal.....Thanks Andrea for agreeing with me!!
Love it!!! Love them birdies and treasure gold has got to be the greatest thing ever invented!! (besides Cheetos but you can't craft with Cheetos.....)
Lotsa
xxxx

Stamping in Pink said...

Such a gorgeous tag Hels! Love those pretty little birds. It will take your body clock to get back to 'normal' Karen x

Ria Gall said...

Wow a great tag Hels just love this. Loving the colours and texture and fab embellishments
Ria

Redanne said...

Fabulous tag Hels, love how you decorated the butterflies and the bird is fabulous. Someone told me once that for every hour of flight it takes a day to recover (not so much going to USA but coming back), it was always true for me but hopefully you will get back to your old self sooner than that. Hugs, Anne x

Jacqueline said...

Hi,this is lovely so much detail to look at.Love the colours too.Jacqueline.S

Carole Z said...

Fab tag Hels, love the butterflies x I always get rotten jet lag coming back from the US... It seems to go all of a sudden! Hugs, Carole Z

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tag - the gold paste looks just wonderful... more for the wishlist - you're a terrible temptress!!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

Total amaze balls! I'm in love with this...I think it's my new favorite...pinning!

Pat Taylor said...

Hi Hels, I love your tag the colours are amazing and the flower is brilliant! Go and have a sleep then you will wake up without jet lag hopefully! Take care Pat xxx

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