Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tick Tock Time Challenge...

...cor blimey!  My old Mojo decided that he was going to take a trip to sunnier climes!  The very cheek of it!  Anyways, being as I have a free afternoon, I decided to tempt the old rascal back with a Time Challenge.  Basically, I adopt this method when my Mojo beggars off... in the vain hope he will be tempted by said challenge.  He is a perculiar chap is my Mojo you know, he can be here, quite happily disturbing my sleep, waking me up with his daft dreams and then when I really need him, he clears off!  Anyways... here's the challenge I set myself:

Max 45 Mins start to finish
Tag - Size 8
New Tim Papers (these are LUSH)
Masculine theme
Colours: Brown & Red
Chit Chat Stickers to make sentiment
Journal Ticket
Idea-ology & Prima embellishments
Treasure Gold - Florentine
NO FLOWERS!!!!


 Yikes! No pressure then eh?  Mind you, no point setting a challenge if I am going to make it easy right?  The no flowers was the easiest thing for me to panic about so I had a few moments to wrack my brains to think of what I could possibly do.  "I know!"  I thoughts to myself... "I will use cogs instead!"  So the start was the cutting of the cogs from Grungeboard and the Gadget Gears Alterations die.  I coloured these with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then used the Treasure Gold to highlight the teethy bits.   The base of the tag was created by covering it with some of the new Tim papers (did I say... LUSH!) I then used a different design, tearing it into strips, edging then with Gathered Twigs DI and then layering them over the paper base which I had also stamped, using Coffee Archival, with a script stamp to add some interest between the rows of torn strips.



The guy - whom it has been pointed out has no trousers... so I shall call him Lord Knickerless (thanks Bette for that on Facebook, made me hoot) is on the fabby stamp set designed by Brett Wedele for Tim Holtz.  Isn't he a handsome chap!?  *I mean Lord Knickerless... not Tim, although he is a handsome chap too... I shall shut up now... ahem... rofl*  Anyways, he was stamped in Jet Black Archival onto more of the gorgeous papers and then coloured using na waterbrush and Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs & Fired Brick Distress Stains and then once dried, I blended Walnut Stain DI around the edges to age him.  I made up a phrase for Lord Knickerless... that is using Chit Chat Stickers, popped onto card, cut out and edged with Walnut Stain DI.  The Journal Ticket has been cut into just to make it fit and then the cogs were layered on.  I set about the embellies... using Sunrise/Sunset metal cogs and clocks... some Junkyard brads and of course, my favest new Idea-ology lovelyness... the new Collage Keys which had a bit of Treasure Gold applied to tone the metal in.  And there you have it... I finished it in 43 mins!  WOW!  I didn't cheat on time either!!!



Anyways... if you fancy a challenge, please do feel free to have a go at making something like this... you can add in your own recipe bits if you don't have the same as me... but remember... 45 mins... MAX!  Please do let me know if you try it too...   Right, I shall away... my back is being particularly annoying this week and the pain is driving me nuts so I plan to flop onto the sofa and watch a bit of telly this evening...   Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

35 comments:

Helen said...

great idea to set a challenge like this for yourself - and you get a fabulous result.

betjunroe said...

OMG--now I am famous, or infamous, for mentioning that this chap is pantsless (knickerless sounds classier methinks)! Love how the cogs look with the treasure gold and that awesome key (now on my wish list). Will have to check out Tim's new papers too. Hope your back feels better soon. Bette

Jacki Daniels said...

Brilliant challenge Hels
and fantastic out come love it

whyducks said...

Glad you covered up his vitals, I was worried! Great work speedy girl!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love, love, LOVE this - my favourite of the last release stamps too! xx

Minxy said...

NO FLOWERS.. That must of been hard lol It turned out fan'dabby'doozy xo

Joanne K said...

For somone who has no mojo Hels, you did very well. Just love it. kind regards Joanne K x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Hels this is fantastic!! I love the image and the sentiment is wonderful. Love the other embellishments you have used too!

Hugs
Linda xxx

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Fandhmum said...

This has turned out fabulously, what a great idea giving yourself a time challenge,
Rosie x

Carole Z said...

OOH Hels this is just FAB! Love it! Sorry your back is playing up, take it easy hun, hugs Carole Z X

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow, that's fantastic! There's no way I could do something like this in 45 minutes. Hope you're feeling better.

rachel said...

just wonderful Hels - and how you managed it in 45 mins I'll never know xx

Redanne said...

Oh Hels, you must take care of your back, hope it feels better soon. Love that man stamp, one of my current favs, love the tag, love the inspiration you give us. Hugs, Anne x

David Amos said...

Hi Hels would it be possible to link the background paper you used, Google not playing for Tims paper. Is it one of Tim Holtz papers?

ellen vargo said...

LOVE it! Go flower-less again!!

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels, this is brilliant and how you did it in 43mins is just amazing! It is my nieces 21st birthday today and I have been making her card ALL day! It has drove me nuts today!!! Anyway having a bad back is not good, you need to take care of it. It's nice to see your MOJO is back, I think he was just hiding! Take it easy hugs Debbie R xx

Fuchsia said...

Great Look .especially with Fathers day coming up .
Good time !

texasbarb said...

Love your tag! I really NEED to get Lord Knikerless's stamp...love the name you gave him!!

nattyboots said...

Wow get you Hels its beautiful ,so different and only 45 mins .
What a star you are .

Elaine H X

nannapat said...

Love this Hels, the image and the colours are fab. Brilliant idea to set a challenge, now how long shall I give myself...... Pat x

Aquarius said...

Mr Mojo certainly rose to the challenge with this - no flowers either!! What a great idea to challenge yourself (him) like this and worth a try myself sometime. I might need a few more delish TH goodies now before I start. Just love that stamp set and as usual your words have made me smile - lots.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Great idea and tag. X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, Fantastic tag, love lord nickerless and the use of metal embellishments

corinna said...

the tag it fabulous, darling (!!!!) lordy, fancy being knickerless, no not me, tooooo drafty, hahaha. a really manly tag, loving it, i will have to set myself a challenge. i have also started to plan what i am going to make beforehand, this i learnt from you, oh venerable master, take care, (especially of the poorly back) corinna

Lillibelle said...

Here you can find so many great, wonderful and resourceful details. It's a fantastic ARTwork Hels.

Caroline said...

Spiffing tag, just Spiffing m'lady! Haw Haw (posh laugh, don't you know, what?)...
Ok, memories of my public boarding school flashing through head now, enuff!
I am so into anything th, grungey with cogs & keys so love love love this tag!!!
What I DON'T love is your back playing nasties again!! Please do take care Hels?!
TFS :))

Suzy said...

Oh I do love this. The colour is fab and I love those cogs. What a good idea to challenge yourself I will need to give this a go

Joanne said...

This is really good with lots of ideas. I do like those little ring pulls and Lord Knickerless is brill.
xx

Emma said...

Lord Knickerless, I love it! Did nearly choke on my coffee though!

I'll have to work myself up to a 45 minute challenge, not sure how I'd fit in the procrastination and various coffee breaks which take up 45 mins on their own! ;)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This tag is stunning, my favourite stamps and gorgeous embellies, beautiful colours. 45 mins, it would take me longer than that to even think of what to do ha ha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels, This tag is stunning I love it, and only 45mins. I think I must give myself a few challenges. Hels when you say tag no. 8 is this a die?
Hope you back improves soon, have a good rest.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

butterfly said...

What a brilliant tag - love your self-imposed challenge... and 45mins doesn't leave any time for worrying about Mr Mojo - he just has to turn up, and he did!
Alison x

Candy C said...

Hels...oh my Lord...this is a very cool tag! Love it to pieces and you did all of this brilliance in just 43 minutes?! Wow..you were inspired! I'd like to see what is under all of those cogs and gears that Lord Knickerless is hiding! haha Perhaps that could be on a future tag?! Now, that could be interesting! :) <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!!! I'm in LOVE with him!!!!

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