Saturday, 7 June 2014

Curiously Layered...

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 Funkie Junkie Boutique 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 49 of the book and using Layering Stencils!  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.
 



As ever, I have made a tag for my entry.  I won't tell you much about the background as that is the whole technique - I will tell you the colours I used tho... stepping well and truly out of my comfort zone and right into "Bright Colour Scaresville".  Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves!!!  I know!!! All of them... all at once!!!   (Should I admit that this is actually the second attempt at this technique? The first tag was too...erm... pink!)  I then slipped right back into "Walnut Stain Comfyville" and used, yep, you guessed it, Walnut Stain DI to tone the brights down a wee bit.



The decorations are a-plenty (no change there then!) starting with the focal point which is the spikey flower I created using old book pages and Tim's Tattered Florals die.  I cut a load of the flowers, coloured then with the same Distress colours used on the background, layered them up and popped a little button into the middle of them.  Once the glues were dried and the flower "stable" I carefully teased the petals up and added smidges of Black Soot DI to give it some definition.  You would be surprised what a smidge of Black Soot can do!  The leaves are from the Garden Greens die, cut using Core-dinations and sanded and shaped using my fingers.
 

The Ornate Plate actually has a piece of card tucked inside it from Take I of the tag... waste not, want not, using just a bit of the original tag worked a treat.  I seem to have developed a bit of a theme with the stamping on my CC3C entries too... Tim's mini harlequin stamp is on all of them so far, did I ever mention this is my FAVE filler stamp ever?  LOVES it!!!  On the Ornate Plate, I added Alphaparts and a little birdy from the Idea-ology Adornments pack, I added a little torn bit of Journal Ticket *found that on my tidy up the other week!* and some Linen Ribbon for the top of the tag.  Oh and the Layering Stencil I used is the Alphabet.


That's all from me for today... 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 time getting inky!  TTFN  





115 comments:

Buttons said...

Another superb sample for this challenge Hels. Will definitely be playing along. Jenny x

Helen said...

Great tag, Hels', love that flower.

Vic said...

Your tag is fab, you do bright just right!

julia sanders said...

I love this tag. The colors are so bright and fun. The stenciling works so perfect too!

Ruth said...

Beautiful Hels, just beautiful, lurve those brights! x

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Great tag, Love the colours and the bird : ) Take care.

Jassy said...

Scrummy, such vibrancy, thank you for the inspiration, I can't wait to go an play xx

Carole Z said...

A beautiful, bright tag Hels, love it! Carole ZX

Joanne said...

Bright and adventurous but amazing
I must try and make mine this weekend and might just go bright too for a change
Xx

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Fabulous Hels it is fabulous as always xx
Looking forward to playing along xx

Denise xx

Studio Rose said...

Oh dear, now I simply MUST have that harlequin stamp! You use it to such lovely effect, every time. I am boggled at contemplating how long it must have taken you to color ALL those flower petals!

JackieP Neal said...

Your tag is full of beautiful layers Hels! ")
ps..whats a hobknob?

Sue said...

Love this bright and cheery tag! Perfect colors.

Redanne said...

OMGoodness, the colours are fabulous together and I LOVE how you created that gorgeous blousey flower. This tag makes me feel very happy, I love it. Hugs, Anne xx

Cardgenie said...

Hels - your tag is soooooo you. Even before I saw your name on Linda's blog, I knew that tag was maded by you - I think it's the flower that gives you away - that and the harlequin stamp. Whatever it was, it is definitely a Hels Tag. Fabulous, as ever. Jean.x

Minxy said...

This is a bright one for you, good on you for being brave, it's good to step out of your comfort zone now and then, and the tag looks lovely xo

Annette Green said...

Wow! Those are some brights for you, Hels, and of course you made them look spectacular! I love this cheery tag.

Candy C said...

Hels...your tag is so pretty ! I don't have that garden greens die cut and you are enticing me to buy it... Dang it! Yet another hit to my wallet!! Haha. I love your signature look of the tattered flower that you have included in your piece. So pretty. Your colorful layered background is gorgeous! The layering of your elements makes for a great design. <3 Candy

Karen Garrard said...

Very cool piece Hels! Wonderful background. Karen.x

Bonnie McLain said...

Your tag is simply wonderful my dear!!! Love it all... the colors are outstandingly delicious and the word in the filigree is brilliant... but I have to say the flower blew me away... HOW MANY LAYERS are there to that WONDERFUL FLOWER??? Love it Hels... really magnificently created... Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie

rachel said...

so looking forward to this one Hels - its such a brilliant technique - love your make - its so colourful and pretty! Hugs rachel x

SusanK said...

You may have broken out of your comfortable color palette but you did a superb job! Off to get inky!

Jane said...

Gorgeous. I love all the layers of goodness. AND - your bright colors, although a challenge for you, are perfect for this tag.

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Hels, This is stunning, the colours really go well together, but I would have been scared too haha, I see you managed to slip in some walnut stain though haha. I love the spikey flower and the birdie is beautiful. I'm loving Tim's new tips and techniques book.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

catherine said...

Just so stunning Hels. Love the colours and your fabulous flower
x catherine

Astrid Maclean said...

Love the subtle stenciling on the background of your tag Hels, and well done you embracing those bright colours!

Ruth L said...

Love the layered stenciling in the background and your tattered floral flower is amazing!

Rea' said...

OMG Hels ! The colors and stencil work are fabulous ! I'm loving things bright and beautiful lately myself... totally been going out of my comfort zone lately ( I've got orange nail polish on... I always wear soft colors) LOL ! The layers are awesome; especially like your flower!

Maura said...

Wow! This is almost neon, definitely grabs the eye. Cool!

janetg said...

Love all the bright colors. You did a great job stepping outside your comfort zone

Linda Ledbetter said...

Abso-freaking-lutely STUNNING, my little chickadee! As always, you've created something gorgeous and wonderful (much like yourself...).

xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Love the ABC background Hels, and that flowers is primo!!!!

Dakota Bear said...

The flower is gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors in their muted form.

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Wow bright and beautiful, I love these colours together... I love this a lot...love the flower ( I spent yesterday making pine cones for the 1st time and have no skin on my fingers from the hot glue :-0 ) this is another of the cc3 challenges I must enter... Awesome inspiration as usual, Px

JanBianchi said...

Love all the layering to your flower and the stenclls in the background. Great tag and use of color. Very, very nice.

akmoose said...

LOVE the colors and the touch of walnut!! I would have never thought of layering so many flowers, it looks awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Dearest Hels, I just love this tag! It oozes color & personality and I LOVE the ridiculously layered Tattered Flower. The Layered Stencil foundation makes the whole thing come together. Gorgeous!

Ruby Craft said...

Love this color combination. So glad you gave it a try because you definitely have mastered it. Fantastic layers and love the alphaparts "wish" with the ornate plate. Thanks for the inspiration

Angela Radford said...

Loving the tag Hels, great choice of colours.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Yvonne said...

LOVE your tag!!! THe colors are fantastic!!! Love love love the pink popping out!! hehehe. Fabulous just utterly fabulous!!! So bright and cheery!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Simply put, it's just beautiful Hels!

Cim Allen said...

I love the colors .. so bright and poppy ! The flower is beyong amazing .. I'm going to have to try to make one !

Marjie Kemper said...

Scrumptious! Love all the texture and that is just the most gorgeous layered flower ever!

Julie Steed said...

Such pretty colors you chose to use on this. Love!

snazzyjj said...

Love the bright colors off set by the walnut.

Mandy Welch said...

Love the ribbon at the top and looking deep for all the layers. Thanks for sharing. LOVE the flower too.

Peg Robinson said...

Just beautiful Hels. I am glad you love texture and layers as much as I.

Velvet Pearson said...

The way the colors bled into the embossing paste created a really subtle effect -- love it with the bright colors.

Susan said...

Beautiful tag as always, Hels! i love the beautiful colors and stenciling! magnificent!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful stenciled background for your wonderfully layered bloom Hels! Love the bright colors!

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Artfully challenged said...

This looks yummy enough to eat Hels!

Donna.x

Shari Trumbull said...

LOVE the Bright (not-scary) colors you used, Hels!! So very not scary, indeed!! LOVE everything and that colorful tattered flower!! Gorgeous and a wonderful inspiration!! Thank you!! XOXO-Shari

Jess M said...

All the layers on that flower! You did a great job stepping out of your color comfort zone.

Jassy said...

Lush as ever, I love your tag! You have inspired me to be more colourful this time round xx

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty! Lovely bright colors Hels! TFS

Kourtney Vallee said...

Beautiful tag! These are my go to colors from the distress line. They are so bright and easy to use. I also usually add a littel vintage photo or walnut stain around the edge to calm them down a little.

Tincan Crafter said...

You totally used all my favourite distress colours so I was won over just by that - but beyond that - that multi-layered flower is to die for. The alpha-part letters on the frame adds the right touch of contrast for a perfectly visually delicious experience. What a tag!

Belinda Basson said...

You might be out of your comfort zone with those colours, but they are my fave, so this tag really speaks to me! Love the flower too.

Vintagelady said...

Pretty colours and a beautiful background!! Kerstin

Susan Manion said...

I love the colors of your tag. The layered flower really tops it off.

Carol said...

I like brighter colors, especially the ones you selected!

Kim said...

They may not be your colors, but i could still tell this tag was yours! That stencil does work for so many themes!

cheri schwab said...

I adore your tag and your bright colors! Your flower is huge with sooo many layers, but I love it! TFS

iGirlZoe said...

Another beautiful tag. I love the bright summer colours you've used and the 'wish' over the plaque is a really clever idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

butterfly said...

Lovely glowing colours, and that flower is a stunner!
Alison x

Nikki Acton said...

Awesome flower - looking forward to Pickwell next week! Nikki x

Tracey Mallaghan said...

You know I really really want to see the sunburnt pink take one tag now ;), it's good to know you professionals dont always get it right, only two takes is a serious triumph for me lol. Anyhoo take 2 is awesome, I love how you use so many embellies so well, a little birdy told me you are a craft genius :)

Sandra Parrott said...

Love the colors and especially the flower.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Love the bright colors and your flower. Another great source of inspiration.

barbarayaya62 said...

Very cool project as always! I love especially the way that you've used the flowers!!!! BArbarayaya

janna'scraftingattic said...

This is so scrumptious Hels even the names
Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry
Are enough to make the mouth water !
Lovely project x

Karin said...

Totally gorgeous tag, Hels.

Elina Strömberg said...

Beautiful tag! Love the beautiful colors and the flower made of book pages. Thanks for inspiration!

Lisa H said...

I love the colors!

Carol Becker said...

Beautiful colors!

Chary Deiling said...

This tag is so pretty!!

Chary Deiling said...

This tag is so pretty!!

Vic said...

What a cool flower, and your tag is like a garden. So pretty.

Katy Leitch said...

OMG Hels - did you need a lie down after this!!!??? You ROCKED the bright colours - stop being good at literally everything! LOL x

Terry said...

Fabulous tag with such vibrant and fun colors! Love the flowers and all the layers!

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Sharon Y said...

Oh such a happy tag! Great job on using all those bright colors. Your layered flower is just amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue Lelli said...

Hels, your BG is so YUMMY! FAB technique and LOVE the colors!

Jan Hill said...

Bright and beautiful x

craftylyn said...

Wow you should go full on colour more often, a fabulous tag. Great embellishments too.

Pam DeChellis said...

Fantastic tag! Love the flower!

Sandra said...

Such a colorful tag! The flower is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Julie Wheatman said...

Love the tag Hels, and the colours are fab

Lisa S. said...

Love your gorgeous layered flower Hels and the cheery colors!

S@ndy Diller said...

The texture on this piece is so yummy and oh! the colors, just love them.

Linda said...

You've done it again Hels .... fabulous tag, love those bright colours. Linda xx

SannaS said...

such a lovely tag!! fabulous colors!! =)

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful tag!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful tag. Beautiful colors and awesome flower.

Sarah B said...

fab zingy colours - going to have to make a super layered flower now I've seen this x

TangledBlueRose said...

Hi! I love visiting your blog! Your projects are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing! The flowers you make are lovely:)
Have a great day!~kim

TangledBlueRose said...

Hi! I love visiting your blog! Your projects are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing! The flowers you make are lovely:)
Have a great day!~kim

Katy said...

Gorgeous tag!! Love love love that flower!! :)

Gigi Desine said...

Hey.... really liked how you created the leaves and shaped them. It gives them depth and the texture paper you chose makes them seem quite life-like. Nice tag.....I take it you love tags....me too! I love ATC's, tags, and altered books....oh, journaling too! Hmmm....I guess I like it all! LOL!
take care....see ya next week!

Lisa :) said...

Love love love this tag!! The layered flower is so great!

Cindy Marlow said...

I, too, find that the majority of my tags (or whatever) are muted darker tones. Thanks for the inspiration to brighten things up a bit! I love the color combination!

EvaM said...

Love this great tag, perfect colors.
Have a nice day, Eva

kayh5106 said...

Beautiful! & I love your multi-layered flower, so pretty!

JansArtyJunk said...

Awesome inspiration as always Hels!!…How fabulous is your tag... So bright, colourful and cheerful!! :)… Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next challenge now…Jan x

Tracie said...

Bright colors can be so scary sometimes, but you totally pulled it off! Thanks for sharing!

Deb Lorence said...

Pretty tag Hels! Love your layered flower!

toni said...

lovely tag Hels! love your multi layered flower and gorgeous colours

Marie Finn said...

I'm not usually a big fan of all that color either, but you made it work! Love the flower.

Marie Finn said...

I'm not usually a big fan of all that color either, but you made it work! Love the flower!

holsteindesisn said...

Not sure my other post went through. Love all the color. Summertime is here!

Debby H said...

The layered flower is wonderful. TFS

GreenMonsta00 said...

Wonderful tag, love the color combination and all the little details.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Great tag and your bright background was toned down by all those wonderful embellishments.A fun way to showcase the texture stencil technique.

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