Saturday, 10 May 2014

Curiously Glittered...

Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely readers!  Today sees the start of a brand new Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge.  To see all the details on how to join in with the challenge, CLICK HERE.  Also, if you pop across to Linda's blog, you will see all gorgeous creations that my talented teamies on the Curiosity Crew have made... well worth taking a cuppa and a Hobnob with you :O)    The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique this time... so you will have a chance of winning a $25 Gift Certificate to spend there.  As before, Tim & Mario have very kindly donated goodies for an extra prize... which will be awarded to the "Curiosity Crew's Choice"... so you have two chances of winning fabby prizes!  If you haven't got your Compendium book just yet, you can order a signed copy directly from the man himself... HERE.  And... Linda has also done a FAQ page for you.. HERE it is... all the info you will need is listed there.



This time we are turning to Page 56 of the book and playing with Distress Glitter.  Now, most of you will know that "I don't do glitter" is a very common utterance out of my mouth.  Oh no, I am not a glitterer kind of gal. However! There always be an exception to the rule and yes, it is in the form of Distress Glitter!  So, what is so special about it?  Well, first up, the colours match the palette of Distress (and seeing as I live my life in Distress colours, it is perfect for me)  AND... you can ink it!!!  Oh yesh indeedily!   Anyways, I won't spill the beans on how you use the Glitter... I will tell you about how I made my tag though :O)



I used a bit of Tim's 8 x 8 Menagerie paper collection, sticking it to a Size 8 tag and then blending Gathered Twigs around the edge to cover the white bits at the edges.  I made three mini Tattered Florals roses from Tim's papers and cut some Spring Greens using his Wallflower papers (LOVE these sooo muchly!)  The glittered bits are Grungeboard cut using Tim's Movers & Shapers Branch, Butterfly and Leaves.   The floral trim along the bottom was coloured with Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet DI's and then I added Rock Candy Distress Glitter to it to add a bit of bling before adding a few little taupe coloured pearls.



The rest of the Glitter colours used are: Tumbled Glass and Broken China on the butterflies, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters on the leaves and Vintage Photo & Tarnished Brass mixed together on the branch.  As the papers underneath are beautiful, I kept the stamping to a minimum and just added a few diamonds to the edges and added a Remnant Rub along the top.  The wordage is also made up from Remnant Rub's.  Finishing touches were the Linen Ribbon and some tulle that I coloured with a smidge of Gathered Twigs DI and a few bits of Idea-ology and some pearly dangly bits.



Don't forget you have two weeks to play along with the challenge so plenty of time to get nice and inky.  I shall away now... as ever, thanks for looking... have a great day! TTFN

Hels x

130 comments:

Vic said...

You rocked the glitter - butterflies always win my heart!

Bonnie McLain said...

Hels your tag is DREAMY... lush and wonderful... I can tell you are in LOVE... LOL... really shows in your TAG... I am really lovin it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Buttons said...

Easily one of my favourite ever pieces using Distress Glitter Hels!!! I LOVE IT so much it's already been pinned and you've inspired me. Jenny x

Helen said...

You'd never know you weren't a Glitter Gal with this tag, it looks fabulous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, loving your tag Hels, great use of that glitter and of course I ALWAYS love your fab trademark roses!! One day I'll have to do a class with you cos mine never turn out like that no matter how carefully I follow tutorials...

Joanne said...

You are so darn clever Hels this is fab. I would never have guessed the theme this time LOL XX

Minxy said...

Gorgeous as always, love the colour of those butterflies xo

Carole Z said...

Love your tag Hels...Wow it sparkles! Think you nailed the theme well and good, hugs Carole Z X

Lisapmac said...

Beautiful xx

Artfully challenged said...

Stunning tag,loving those flowers....I really must buy that book so I can join in!

Donna.x

Sue said...

So glad you made an exception to your no glitter rule! There is just something so...non-glittery...about Distress Glitter! Your tag is fabulous. Love the butterflies!

Karen Garrard said...

Look at those beautiful butterflies. Great piece Hels. Karen.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ruth L said...

Wow how many amazing details, love your tag!

Candy C said...

Hels....absolutely GORGEOUS, girl. I so love your flowers! You are the QUEEN of paper flowers, I swear! :) Your glittered butterfly and branches are also really amazing. Love it! <3 Candy

Jodie Heuser said...

Hels, your tag is glittery awesomeness. Love the colors and of course the glitter goodness!

catherine said...

This is so fabulous Hels. Just love those flowers and your added use of the glitter. Colours are so beautiful
x catherine

Jess M said...

Such a gorgeously feminine tag. Love it.

Katy Leitch said...

Hope you've recovered from your brush with the glitter!!! Stunning work here Hels :).

Tikaani said...

Your roses are delectable! So soft and romantic...

S@ndy Diller said...

It is a glittery wonderful life!
Really beautiful -

Anita Houston said...

Swanky sweet!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! All those glittery colors are fantastic and what a beautiful design Hels!!! Amazing inspiration here!

BarbaraW said...

Hels, you outdid yourself on this piece. It's gorgeous!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Hels, love the glittered bits :)
Hugs
Linda xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, a fabulous tag and the glitter
is lush.
Nancyd xx

Belinda Basson said...

I think I need this glitter in every colour now that I see your project.

Redanne said...

Even though I am not a glitter girl I am so looking forward to this one! There is just something about Distress Glitter and you have used it beautifully. Those butterfies are stunning and your flowers, as ever, are fab-u-lous! Hugs, Anne xx

Kourtney Osborn-Vallee said...

Spectacular tag! I love the vintage feel with the hints of glitter. The distress glitter is stunning with vintage items. The layers are amazing.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Well, hells bells, Helsie! You've created another stunning piece of art, no surprise. LOVE it. Way to rock the DG!!

julia sanders said...

Love this tag! The colors are so beautiful. Amazing job!

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous I just love how you fill every space. Hugs Jackie

Pam said...

Beautiful! Love all the glittery details!

SusanK said...

Your glittery touches are just the right amount of accent for your tag full of flowers and flying flowers!

Jassy said...

It sure is a wonderful life especially when you show your amazing creations xx

Terry said...

Oh I am just loving all the sparkle and shine on your tag! How beautiful the flowers are and all the glittered details! Love this tag!

Bobbi Smith said...

Beautiful tag Hels, just the right amount of Distress Glitter! Love your roses! Thank you for the inspiration :)

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful design on your tag Hels! Your butterflies and leaves look so wonderfully glittery!

Marina said...

So playful, love it.

rachel said...

stunning tag Hels - looking forward to getting on with this challenge - brilliant make the glitter looks fabby! Hugs rachel xx

Jane said...

Your tag is gorgeous. I love the butterflies - they were perfect all sparkled up :-) The extra bits of glitter throughout add such a nice touch.

Linda said...

Who's the Glitter Queen now then! ... love your tag, gorgeous colours and those butterflies are beaut-ti-ful!! xx

JanBianchi said...

Gorgeous and love the color scheme. So pretty
and feminine. Lovely

JanBianchi said...

Gorgeous and love the color scheme. So pretty
and feminine. Lovely

Dakota Bear said...

Stunning! For a non glitter person you did a great job.

Wanda Hentges said...

A wonderful tag, Hels!!!!

Deborrah Cannizzaro said...

LOVE the glitter butterflies!! This may get my vote for the best of the Creative Crew - nice!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this tag Hels! It looks great!

Stella said...

Gorgeous Hels love the distress glitters ! x

carol watson said...

Great color on your butterflies, beautiful, also love the roses, what a great die. Nice tag. My wish list for the Funkie Junkie is growing.

JackieP Neal said...

Hels, Such a beautiful tag you have created! Your colors and elements give it such a soft feel- Love it!

Karin said...

Stunning tag Hels, I love your butterfly beautiful shades of Blue.

butterfly said...

So gorgeous - what a dream of a tag! Sadly, I won't be able to play this time around... I didn't include my Distress Glitters in my travelling stash. I didn't think I'd use them as I'm not much of a glitter girl either - bah!
Alison xx

Claudine Criner said...

Sucha beautiful tag Hels! Your flowers are top notch!! Lovely as ever!

janetg said...

Love the tag. All I can say is wow! Beautiful color scheme.

Maura said...

This is so very pretty, subtle and soft

Sandra Parrott said...

Absolutely love the colors. Pure pretty!

iGirlZoe said...

I love your tag, it's got a gorgeous nostalgic look to it. But you ROCKED the glitter butterflies! They're super nice! I love the glittered up leaves and branches. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cindy Marlow said...

Ahhhh...two-toned glitter! Thanks for the inspiration!

akmoose said...

I can't believe how cool the glittered branch looks! The roses are amazing!

Vicky's Scrapping Passion said...

Very nice and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it

barbarayaya62 said...

I adore everything in your tag! Especially i love the color palette that you've choose, your roses so perfect and your butterflies so glittering! fantastic work! BArbarayaya

JansArtyJunk said...

Gorgeous creation Hels...Love the dreamy colours and your sparkly butterflies:)... I'm not a glitter gal usually either, but looking forward to getting all distressed and glittery with this challenge now! ;) Jan x

Annette Green said...

Lovely layers and colors Hels. You'd never know you're not a glitter girl. This is fabulous!

Cim Allen said...

Oh my wow !! This is so beautiful .. the colors, the butterflys, the flowers. Amazing job .. thanks for the inspiration !

Peg Robinson said...

Hels, this is just stunning! Pinned and sharing.

Petra said...

What sweet!beautiful butterflies. I like besides glitter also butterflies so double fun with this one!

Lone said...

Beautiful tag! You can never go wrong with butterflies in my book ;)

Becky said...

Stunning love the butterflies x

cheri schwab said...

I loved the coloring of both the butterflies and the twigs in glitter. Thank you for listing the color combos. I will have to try them out in the future!

Linda said...

Love your glittery butterflies! The tag is wonderful!

Vintagelady said...

Beautiful flowers with a great distress glitter effect! Kerstin

craftylyn said...

Spring has defiantly sprung on this tag. Lovely colours and textures. Fab as always.

Katy said...

Soooo pretty!! I love all of this glittery fun! Thank you for the inspiration!

Chary Deiling said...

This tag is just fun!!! Love the glittery butterflies and the tattered roses

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh lah lah! So much eye candy on this beautiful tag... love the way you've used your Distress Glitter!

ldybg93 said...

So pretty and total eye candy...love the inked rose trim along the bottom especially

GreenMonsta00 said...

Love the spring feel to this tag. The flowers are amazing, and you've added just the right amount of glitter to pull everything together.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Hels! Your two toned butterflies look outstanding and I love all the pretty blossoms! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Hels! Your two toned butterflies look outstanding and I love all the pretty blossoms! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shari Trumbull said...

I wouldn't be able to tell that you didn't 'like' glitter! :) Love all of the elements of DG that you've used here, Hels! Those two-toned butterflies are lovely! Beautiful inspiration for us again! Thanks so much for sharing, Hels!! XOXO-Shari

Nicole Wright said...

DROOOOL! LOVE your tag! STUNNING...I've pinned!

Lisa H said...

This is beautiful! I love how you can ink the glitter too. =)

Donna said...

Hels, Love your tag! those butterflies are gorgeous!

Studio Rose said...

Soooo gorgeous, and I think you are secretly a Glitter Girl at heart! JOIN US...!!! :D

Lisa S. said...

I love all of the glittery goodness on this tag Hels. It's gorgeous! xx

Jackie Blackman said...

Hels, this is so beautiful. I love everything about it. So inspiring.

Shelann said...

All of the glittery bits are just perfect on your tag. I love the butterflies and all of the colors together.

Carol said...

I don't use glitter either --- usually --- but you are right, Distress Glitter is different! I can still make a glittery mess with it though! LOL

Lauren said...

Love, love, love, love, LOVE IT!!! I have just got back into crafting after an (unplanned) absence - posts like yours are reminding me why I should have always made time for it. Thanks for the inspiration! ~x~

Debby H said...

Beautifully Done! I really like how you accented the leaves and branches with glitter, but kept the flowers soft.

Susan Manion said...

I love the beads and all the layers which give it a 3D effect. The glitter gives it a pop.

Sandra said...

what a stunning and cheerful tag! Love the botanical feel of it! The butterflies look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Rea' said...

Flowers, butterflies and pearls ... OH MY !!! Gorgeous tag... who says you aren't a glitter girl?? You did Distress Glitter Proud !!

Mandy Welch said...

Thanks for letting me participate in the cc3c again! Never let anything dull your sparkle!

Theresa Fry said...

I love the beautiful colors in your butterflies! The bright colors make them really stand out!

Theresa Fry said...

I love the beautiful colors in your butterflies! The bright colors make them really stand out!

snazzyjj said...

For a girl who doesn't glitter, that is one pretty and sparkly tag. Great job.

Jann said...

Gorgeous tag-I love the glitter-it adds such wonderful sparkle to this gorgeous tag!

My Vintage Creation said...

By far myfavourite

toni said...

Stunning! love the way you've used those Distress Glitters to create a full on vintage style x

Laurie Y said...

Hels, I'm with you about the glitter, but you did a fab job. I usually end up wearing most of the glitter I use. Your roses are fantastic.

Tammy C said...

Girl can never have enough glitter. love it

Tammy C said...

Love it thanks

Sharon Y said...

What happy colors! Love the butterfly's! Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Steed said...

For not being a glitter girl you sure did this challenge justice. GORgeous tag! Love the colors - especially on the butterflies. Yum.

Kim said...

You make the BEST roses!!And I'm not much for glitter either, but these Distress Glitters do pull in their favor. I love how you mixed the vintage photo and brass together...nice look.

Barbara Ettinger said...

I was going to use butterflies and then found the seahorse die cut. I love how you incorporated spring colors in your design.

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful tag in all it's sparkliness!!

Vic said...

Love the butterflies, such a vintage look. So perfectly glittering. Love the inked up ribbon. I have some but couldn't figure out what to do with it! I glittered up many butterflies on my project too!

tjs said...

So love it! The colors & composition are fabulous! My favorite!!!

Renate said...

Love your tag, its a realy girl-tag.

Nikki Acton said...

You never disappoint Hels - lovely! xx

Velvet Pearson said...

Putting the glittery elements in the background was a great idea.

Sue Lelli said...

For someone who doesn't do glitter, you sure made it shine! LOVE your tag and your inked butterflies! Gorgeous flowers, too! FAB tag, Hels!

Ruth said...

Can't believe I've not left a comment till now, think I got carried away with looking at all the crews fabulous entries that I forgot to leave comments!...as always a beautiful piece, gorgeous colours and fab use of glitter. Stunning and inspiring!

Barb Cady said...

A wonderful piece Hels, love the pastel shades and you have used the glitter beautifully! Barb x

SannaS said...

beautiful elegant tag!! =)

Sue said...

Beautiful Hels, love your flowers xx

Sarah B said...

loving the 2 tone butterflies - think you should use distress glitter more often as this tag is fab xx

Anne Kristine said...

Oh..my... this is amazing...
So lovely details
I LOVE the butterflies...

Deb Lorence said...

This is gorgeous Hels! Love all the little details!

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Rachel said...

I really like how you made the leaves. They just add so much dimension. :)

My Vintage Creation said...

Really like this card... I would love to know how you made this flower please... I had a look at your blog... Doesnt look like any of your tutorials? I am strugling with Tims cone die ... Any help?

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Help this is fab I do love it xx
Denise x

TangledRose said...

I love visiting your blog, it is wonderful and funny! Your Challenge piece is gorgeous! I especially love your glittery butterflies. Have a great weekend!~kim

Scrapthat said...

Lovely, as always, Hels!! (Loving the blues! TFS!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Thanks Hels! Wow for not doing glitter this was pretty amazing. I can't image that I could get 2 colors to work out the way you did on the butterflies. I am going to give it a try though! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Love your tag and the shading of the butterflies is exquisite! Thanks for showcasing so many colors. They are all beautiful.

Kathy Jacobson said...

Just brilliant ... so much going on and fun to look at!

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