Saturday, 24 May 2014

Curiously Rosey...

Gooooodly Morning to all you Compendium-ers!  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 Inspiration Emporium this time... so you will have a chance of winning a generous 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 week we are turning to Page 65 of the book and making Tea Roses!  Now, as ever with the Compendium Challenge neither I nor the Curiosity Crew will be posting the technique instructions and participants must not do so either. We all want to encourage people to buy Tim's awesome book; giving away the instructions wouldn’t be fair to him. Linda will have no choice but to un-link any entries that don’t follow this rule.  




My entry this time is a tag... can you see a theme developing here?  Oh yesh indeedily, each week I will be making a tag (unless it is a type specific item like a Folio thingywotsit or something like that).  For the previous two challenges I have made tags each time and I want to continue to do this for Challenge #3.   Plus, I do love a good tag so it pleases me to work out the techniques on a tag base.   I am using Size 8 tags and I reallllly wish I had started using Size 10 because size 8 is ok but not big enough for all the stuff I want to load onto it!  At least it will curb my enthusiasm for overloading the embellies!  I began by sticking a piece of Tim's Menagerie 8 x 8 papers to the tag and inking the edges with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  A quick stamp over the papers with Frayed Burlap and my fave Tim Script stamp and my fave Tim diamond stamp added in Jet Black Archival.  This is another image that I am wanting to add through every thing I make for the challenges.. gives a bit of cohesion too :O)
 

As I wanted to make the background really old and shabby looking, I used a Frayed Burlap Distress Marker and the Distress Spritzer to waft some spritzy splots over the tag - love those little speckles!   The centre piece is a Found Relatives card that I cut down to fit into the Industrious Sticker frame (which was altered with Brushed Corduroy and Tarnished Brass Distress Paints) I coloured her a little with Distress Markers just to make her corsage pop from the old photo.  I layered a couple of Tim's Ephemera pieces under the centre piece (adding Remnant Rubs to the shield shape) and then I set about the roses.  Oh how I LOVE these pretty little blooms... and they are easy to make too :O)  I used Distress Core-dinations cardstock, sanding the leaves and flowers and then using Distress Inks to grunge them up a little once they were assembled.



Now, here's a little secret: I have been really struggling to come up with a tag design for this weeks' challenge... Mr Mojo has made himself scarce (plus all that time in the greenhouse has addled me brains) Anyways, I went to bed on Thursday night in a panic, I had to get my tag made and over to Linda before I went to bed and my productivity was zero.  Then, in the middle of the night I woke up!  Actually, I made myself wake up because I was actually having a lovely dream... in the dream I was sitting faffing about with all things Distress and was actually making this very tag!  How bizarre!  So, I leapt out of my cosy bed (ok, I kind of groaned and hobbled out of it) and grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil and sketched out the tag before I went back to sleep and forgot it!   The addition of the metal embellies that have been painted with Distress Paints in Festive Berries and Forest Moss are purely dream based!  I love my dreams!



I shall away now, I have kept you long enough with all my wafflings!  Thanks for looking, don't forget to pop around to leave a comment on all the Crew's blogs to be in with a chance of winning the extra bonus prize... and you have two weeks to play along too.  Have a great day getting inky!  TTFN

Hels x


121 comments:

carol edwards said...

This is gorgeous Hels, so pretty and vintage. The little tea roses are beautiful and I love the colours Enjoy your weekend x

Vic said...

Beautiful tag! I love the color scheme. Your dream was fabulous1

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Hels and your roses in that lovely red look gorgeous! Love the addition of the little flowers too!

Jan Hill said...

Wow, the tag is beautiful Hels. Wish I had inspirational dreams too! x

julia sanders said...

This is a gorgeous tag. It screams of a story needing to be told. The roses are stunning and the colors are just beautiful.

JanBianchi said...

Love your piece for this theme. So vintage and retro.
All the elements blend so nicely. Love your color choices and design.

Ruth said...

Beautiful colours, love that shade of red, reminds me of velvet, and you've sneaked a butterfly in of course. Gorgeous tag as always Hels.....lucky you dream in colour!

Jane said...

Oh Hels this is a real beauty, the colours work perfectly together.....I'm glad you can remember your dreams......wonderful work x

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the gorgeous tag, the roses are beautiful, love the shade of red. Take care.

rachel said...

wow Hels - this is fabulous - couldn't believe it when I saw this challenge - can't wait to join in - wonderful. Have a great weekend and enjoy the greenhouse xx

Redanne said...

I am not quite sure where to start.... I love how you coloured her corsage to match the beautiful roses and also the little metal flower embellies on each side - you obviously had a lovely dream because your tag is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

EvaM said...

Fabulous tag , very vintage with lovley roses.
Have a nice day, Eva

Candy C said...

Hels...I ADORE your dream based tag! You have blended so many wonderful Tim products together on this to create such a sweet masterpiece! Your faux tea roses are absolutely gorgeous. The addition of the metallic colored foliage and flowers on top of the metallic oval frame are the perfect touch! LOVE them! Your Found Relative lady has been given such a beautiful place to shine on your tag. Beautifully done, my friend. <3 Candy

Jassy said...

Gorgeous tag, I do love these roses and they last all year round :)

Karen Garrard said...

Such a wonderful tag Hels!!! Karen.x

Zuzu's Blog said...

what a really beautiful vintage tag. the red and green just lift the sepia vintage look so well.

Z x

Caroline said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS tag!! Where to start with all that I admire?? First - Why don't I have such dreams?? Wow, that would be fantabulous!
Adore how touch coloured her courage to match perfectly with roses (love the image too). Your roses are deliciously stunning (put my attempts to shame, lol). Yr metal embellies are wonderful, again perfect coordination!
I said on Marjee K's (think I spelt her name wrong but you know who I mean), I May have to invest in the Compendiums for next yr!! Tfs :))

Caroline said...

I am so sorry for ALL the typos, hopefully you can decipher nonetheless... Oops

Artfully challenged said...

Oh Hels,this is extreme deliciousness on a tag,wonderful!

Donna.x

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous Hels! I love the photo added here with your beautiful flowers. Great job.

Annette Green said...

Hels, this is beyond gorgeous. Your mojo hit you at the perfect moment, when you were content and relaxed and not stressing. I've had it happen to me many times. I love the color choice of your roses and the entire tag is just so delightful in every way. Excellent!

StampAcademy said...

Hels, This is just gorgeous! I love the way you incorporated the metal flowers with the real ones. It is just the right amount of Vintage!

Joanne said...

Its just so fab. What a set of wonderful bits and pieces, the whole creation is a masterpiece.
xx

SusanK said...

Wow and wow again! What a superb composition of roses, metal and a faux relative. Thank you!

Sue said...

I wish I could dream half as beautifully as your tag turned out! Stunning indeed!

Scrapthat said...

Your tag is fabulous Hels!!!( As they always ARE!) TFS!

Julia Aston said...

This is just a lovely 'dream inspired' tag Hels! I have to say I do the same thing - but I don't get up and then lose the dream!?! I just love your red roses and wonderful framing of the found relative - the metal pieces look so pretty mixed in!

Terry said...

Hels, your vintage tag is beautiful. I love those gorgeous roses framing that lovely lady! Enjoy the weekend!

die amelie said...

Vintage and flowers at their very best! LOVE this, Hels!

Claudia x

Theresa Pace said...

oh well Hels what can i add? maybe you should be writing up your dreams more often. stunning xx

Susan said...

Wow, Hels, I wish I could get my mojo in a beautiful dream as you did! This is probably one of my most favorite tags you have done! it is so soft and feminine and the roses turned out so delicate and beautiful! Awesome job!

Susan said...

Wow, Hels, I wish I could get my mojo in a beautiful dream as you did! This is probably one of my most favorite tags you have done! it is so soft and feminine and the roses turned out so delicate and beautiful! Awesome job!

Claudine Criner said...

Your tags are always so beautiful Hels and your flowers are always top notch, loving this creation.

Carole Z said...

Hels, this is truly stunning, what more can I say? Hugs Carole Z X

Jess M said...

The highlighting of the little roses on her dress make this project for me. So very pretty.
Jess

akmoose said...

I love everything about this tag! I love when ideas come to me in my sleep!!

BarbaraW said...

What a gorgeous tag, Hels. You even dream beautiful art!

Buttons said...

Love how you've incorporated those metal roses in with the die cut ones and added extra metal embellies. You at your best again Hels. Jenny x

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Hels, I'm loving your tag, all the elements are gorgeous. I adore Tim's new book. I especially love the description 'found relatives' - it is a fabulous phrase !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yvonne said...

Hels as usual you blow me away! I love everything you do and this is no exception! Gorgeous...I love all the little details and your tea roses are supeR!!! Miss you.

Jan Sharp said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the roses. How wonderful to dream in tags. Thank you, Jan

Almo said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Hels, such sweet little red tea roses,love it! Mo x

Maura said...

This is such a beautiful tag. I love the Victorian feel to it, and the roses certainly add to that.

Anita Houston said...

Since I first discovered your blog many moons ago, you've inspired me with your gorgeous work, and I've had so many favorites as you know, but this one is now my new favorite!!! The red, the roses, the design, the photo, all perfection Hels! You are amazing!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Honestly, Hels, I don't see how you could make this more beautiful. Love all the texture and especially the sweet addition of a flower for the gal herself.

Susan Manion said...

I love your vintage tag with beautiful roses and bright color.

Marci said...

Stunning, and I'm not a "red" fan usually:-). Beautifully put together, a dream worth remembering! Perfect!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, darling, the roses you dreamed up are utter perfection! I love this piece. It's completely magnificent and wonderful, must like yourself.

janetg said...

I am hooked on tags as well. Love this one. Feels so vintage

Belinda Basson said...

I just love your tag. I am a tag girl...not that I do anything with them mind you, I just like making them! Your piece is a work of art. Thanks for the inspiration.

JackieP Neal said...

Hels, Your tag is exquisite!Adore !

Jane Martin said...

Very vintage, Hels. Just beautiful!

Bonnie McLain said...

Hels, I have already told you how very much I LOVE this piece... but am leaving this again.... I really love the layering that you did... the frame etc... and love the ROSES... to say the least... Love it all... glad to have the opportunity to 'play' and learn from so many others... thanks again for all the fun... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Cindy Marlow said...

Hels...what fabulous confirmation that our brains NEVER stop creating! It gives me inspiration to sleep (perchance to dream) more often.

Velvet Pearson said...

The metal pieces in contrast with the soft look of the roses is really pretty.

sara j said...

Gorgeousness....right there in a tag. There is not a misstep here. Everything seems perfectly composed and the contrasts...just yummy and fab!

Shelann said...

She's beauuuuutiful. I love the contrast of the red roses with the serene lady, beauuuuutiful.

Heidi said...

Beautiful vintage tag.

Sue said...

Another Hels masterpiece. Love how you have gone vintage.

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Hels, I love the colors and metal. I think I need to go look at my photos. tee hee I feel a scraplift coming on.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Hels, this is just fabulous! I am always eager to see what you've done and you never disappoint. Just gorgeous!! I'm going to be making all my Faux Tea Roses with Distress Coordinations paper from now on, by the way!

Rea' said...

OMG, OMG this tag is gorgeous, the color of the roses is just beautiful; love how you carried the color in your relatives corsage brilliant touch, and the metal embellishments ( I so understand about the "sleep creations" ) I LOVE IT !!!

Brandy said...

Beautiful tag! The red roses really make it pop.

Wanda Hentges said...

A gorgeous tag, Hels!!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

You are a true artist Hels--you actually were dreaming of this tag and voila!! There it is!! That's what geniuses do :) Just a lovely inspiration for us to create up to, Hels :) Gorgeous, vintage-y awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us for this latest challenge at CC3!! XOXO-Shari

barbarayaya62 said...

Perfect vintage style for this tag! love every little details and the roses.... are totally stunning! Barbarayaya

craftylyn said...

What a beautiful vintage tag. I love the soft pallet and the roses give a lovely flash of colour. I wish I could dream like that!

Adrienne Crist said...

This tag is soooo very beautiful! I love all the details, especially the metal embellies!

Kourtney Vallee said...

Love this tag! I'm a fan of al things vintage. Love all of the layers and the red roses.

Kim said...

As always..you have the most perfect roses! Your tag shows them off wonderfully, and I like the idea of carrying one image through-out the challenge. A very nice tie-in.

Cim Allen said...

WOW !! Your project is beyond the moon AMAZING ! It's so full on vintage goodness.

S@ndy Diller said...

Beautiful tag- Love the red roses and all the other goodies on there

Gigi Desine said...

Lovely......I like the balance and the colour....TTFN

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Tammy C said...

Very nice..going to have to consider this for a scrapbook layout..thanks

Tammy C said...

Thanks very nice.
Tammy C

Tincan Crafter said...

I love how your projects always have such romantic, mystical feel to them. Really loved this project, I find myself wanting to know the story of the person in it.

SannaS said...

beautiful tag!! so elegant!! =)

Petra said...

Beautiful tag with roses almost for real!

Mandy Welch said...

I get such a kick out of reading your blog. Thanks for letting me play along in the CC3C for tea roses.

Cheri said...

Your tag is wonderful Hels. I wish i had dreams like yours. A wonderful vintage feel comes through. TFS

Nicole Wright said...

OHHHHH I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love. Fantastic flowers and how they make the Ornate Frame pop.

Minxy said...

A truly STUNNING tag, love every square inch of it, if it needs a new home my doors are always open :p ♥♥♥

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Hels!!...what a fabulous tag!! Your roses are striking...loving the dreamy colour combo..and sweet image...Thank you for the wonderful inspiration....Jan x

Jane said...

Fabulous tag. You have always made the most beautiful roses...these really make the tag. I love the pop of red against the other colors.

Katy Leitch said...

Adoring the vintage look Hels - you should do this style more often. It's totally stunning!

Katy Leitch said...

Adoring the vintage look Hels - you should do this style more often. It's totally stunning!

Jackie Blackman said...

This is so pretty. I absolutely love the background stamping

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, I love the colours and it has a great vintage look.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Theresa Fry said...

Beautifully vintage! I am very new to making tea roses. I love how your turned out!

Tracey Mallaghan said...

Love the tag, very romantic look to it. If only our bodies would actually create whilst we dream! My productivity would triple lol

Sharon Y said...

What an inspired tag! The red roses are perfect for the vintage vibe. Love the metal bits peeking out.

Sue Lelli said...

Hels, you should dream all of the time and then create because your tag is so inspired! LOVE how you colored the corsage to match your roses and LOVE the metal embellies, too! GORGEOUS image and FAB roses!

Julie Wheatman said...

Beautiful tag Hels. The picture gives it a real Victorian feel. I know what I am doing wrong, when I have an inspirational dream I should get up and make something not turn over and go back to sleep lol

Donna said...

Your tag turned out gorgeous!

catherine said...

Just a stunning project as always from you Hels. Such a gorgeous colour scheme and your perfect faux tea roses are just fit everything so well
x catherine

iGirlZoe said...

I so love this tag. There are so many beautiful little details and I love your style of vintage shabby chic. You have done the technique serious justice with this tag. LOVE IT! Fingers crossed my pinecone die arrives in time for me to play along. ;)

Lisa :) said...

What a gorgeous tag I love all the accents!

Vic said...

This tag is striking! I love the colors and now you have inspired me to do something with my grandmas vintage photo. She loved red. I'm glad you recovered from your "tag block" with such a spectacular creation! It takes me away to an old antique shop I used to visit!

penny4thoughts said...

Such a perfect vintage looking tag - I love it!

Carol said...

How I wish inspiration would strike me in my dreams, but then I never remember my dreams anyway so...

Your little "relative" looks quite pleased to be surrounded by gorgeous red roses! Lovely!

Chary Deiling said...

What a beautiful vintage dream tag!! I wish your sandman would pay me a visit!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful tag Hels, your roses are so pretty and I love the touch of colour on the photograph too. Linda xx

Lisa S. said...

Love this tag Hels and the details are amazing. I could look at it all day, your work is fabulous and I love it. :)

Laurie Y said...

What can I even say that hasn't been said already you clever girl. Love it

Tikaani said...

I too LOVE tags - and this layout is very similar to what I first considered. Yours is way beyond anything I would've come up with - it is absolutely perfect in its vintagey embellished goodness!

tjs said...

So, so pretty! Thank you so much for the great inspiration! Lol! Tags, vintagey roses AND cheetos!? Life is GREAT!

Sandra said...

Wow! This tag is amazing! love the red roses en the frame with the picture are lovely! Hugs, Sandra

TangledRose said...

This is so beautiful, your dream came true here for sure. Wonderful tag and perfect vintage color! Have a wonderful day:) ~kim

Lisa H said...

This is fabulous and beautifully vintage looking!

Lone said...

Wonderful vintage tag - love it!!

Beautiful Bouquets said...

I love your tag Hels it is so vintage and beautiful. I have to laugh as I have some very green fingers as I type, not from gardening but from using my Dylusions sprays he he.

Denise xx

Deb Lorence said...

Gorgeous tag Hels!

kayh5106 said...

Gorgeous tag - love it!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

what a way to go... dreeeeam dream dream dream... I wish I could dream up designs like yours.. absolutely beautiful..(as always).. I love it, Px

Debby H said...

The painted metal embellishments are wonderful. So glad you had that dream.

toni said...

Wonderful ! love the amount of detail you have on this tag, your fabulous roses are perfect xx

Carol Becker said...

That must have been some dream! Love the red roses, they are gorgeous.

GreenMonsta00 said...

This tag came together beautifully. Very vintage, and sweet. Great Job!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your roses are lovely and compliment the vintage feel of the tag. As always, your talent inspires.

Dakota Bear said...

I like the distressing used on the roses.

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