Saturday, 2 August 2014

Curiously Faded...

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 Funky 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 58 of the book and playing with Faded Layers.  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 is a tag... as planned, all the challenges that I can do on a tag, I will do... and the reason?  Well, once the challenge has finished I will have a lovely aide memoire to flick back through... and if the old Mojo goes on his holibobs, I will be able to hopefully tempt him back with some of the ideas I have used during the challenges.



I can't tell you how I achieved my background... in keeping with the challenge rules, you will have to check out Page 58 yourself to learn all about it :O)   I can tell you, however, the goodies that I used!   Starting out with Cool Peri, Pool and Cloudy Blue Alcohol Inks to get some colour down and Tim's Bubbles and Diamonds Layering Stencils to do the technique, I cut my cardstock down to fit onto a Size 8 tag.  I edged around the card with a black Sharpie marker to give it a nice finished edge and then set about adding a very small smidge of stamping.  I didn't want to overdo the stamping as it would have detracted from the subtle techniquey bit.  Finally I have remembered to take a few pics of the "assemblage" bit... so here we go:


I used Jet Black Archival to stamp my little diamonds (this is my most used and fave Tim stamp and I use it on everything... and plan to use it on each entry for the CC3C... a bit of continuity eh?)   The flourishes are Remnant Rubs... I have got the mini flourish stamp that matches but I fancied using Remnant Rubs for a change and a bit of extra texture.   Check out that top flourish... looks like it is floating in mid air right?  For the time being it is... instead it is so positioned so it pops out from under my flowery adornments :O)







Using some of Tim's Paper String, I wrapped around the coloured cardstock and tied a little Heart Charm onto it using a jump ring... I like to add a bit of "natural" to bright projects like this to calm them down a bit... hey this is bright... I am out of my comfort zone lol



I always add something to the top of a tag... and the Linen Ribbon is my FAVE stuff to use.  I picked up a Charm Clip and popped the Linen Ribbon through it, ready for poking through the tag hole.  You will notice that the Philosophy Tag is missin from the finished tag.. that is because it dangled tooo much and blocked out the flowers at the top.. so off it came!  The Ornate Plate has an Adage Ticket inside it, just lightly coloured with a smidge of Broken China DI to make it tone in nicely.  A clip full of pearls and a Chain Tassel for even more embellishmentybobs was also added to the Ornate Plate... ya can never have too many embellibobs!






Using Distress Core-dinations and Tim's Flower Garland and Spring Greens dies, I cut some flowers and leaves and once sanded to reveal the core, I layered up the flowers and then added little Custom Fasteners to the centres.  And voila... all finished!





That's all for now - don't forget, you will have two weeks to enter the challenge... and a bat at the chance of grabbing the Crew's Choice prize which is a mahooosive haul of stash donated personally by Tim & Mario... so if you are joining in, remember to comment on all the Crew's blogs and you will be in with a chance of winning that too *believe me, this is one gigantic pile of goodies*  Thanks for looking, have an inky day!  TTFN


83 comments:

Vic said...

Very pretty tag, the colors are wonderful.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab creation Hels, am loving the gorgeous colours you used!! Hope I get time to play this time round...

carol edwards said...

Beautiful Hels, love the deep colours x

Helen said...

Great tag, Hels.

Nikki Acton said...

Glad you are back and you have found your mojo too! Another fab tag Hels. Nikki x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Hels this tag is gorgeous I love the depth of colour you achieve on your projects.Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous creation , love your faded layers and gorgeous flowers x

Joanne said...

How stunning is this then, I will have to get into gear and think of how to make my piece that's the most difficult bit for me
X

Redanne said...

Wow Hels, the colours on your tag are fabulous and I love your gorgeous flowers too and the pearls and heart are wonderful finishing touches. As ever, thank you for the inspiration - they might just tempt my mojo back..... Hugs, Anne xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful colours on this tag x

Angela Young said...

Looks like my fav colour is in there ;-) beautiful layering & fab flowers...love it Hels xxx

Cardgenie said...

Hels, so glad that Mr Mojo is back from his holibobs and that you've been creating in the room of stash. Love your tag - my fave colour is blue, so your background floats my boat and is deffo not too bright. Love it. Jean.x

Debbie Speijers said...

Beautiful colors, flowers are amazing and I love the extra embellies for you added to the design.

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Hels, Woweeee !!! This tag is fab-u-lous, the colours are gorgeous and the flowers,leaves and embellies are beautiful. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

SusanK said...

Your rendition of the technique is subtle yet very pretty in the color palette you chose.

Bonnie McLain said...

I don't even know where to start Miss Hels... I love it all.. but the color is outstandingly beautiful.. .I think I am big time into the blues... Love it... and the flowers and the stamping in the backgrounds... love it all.. Magically wonderful.... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning Hels! your background looks amazing! Love all the beautiful blossoms!

akmoose said...

Your background is so beautiful! You must have almost hated to cover it up, but your flowers are spectactular.

Julia Aston said...

The blues are beautiful against the black on this lovely tag Hels! what a wonderful garden you created to layer on it!

rachel said...

Oh Hels - this is so beautiful - can't wait to dabble with this background technique - love the flowers too - the colours are so pretty xx

Terry said...

Hels, this is gorgeous! Now I love the background, but those flowers steal the show! Beautiful tag! Happy Weekend.

Candy C said...

Hels...your tag is beautiful. I love your choice of alcohol ink colors. The blues are so vivid and the faded layers are amazing. Your flowers and ornate plate with the "hope" ticket inside is such a lovely design. You did such a gorgeous job on this. Love your art! <3 Candy

steffi said...

Spotted the diamonds!! :D It is a lovely tag Hels - great colour x

Carol said...

Love the colors and how the floral embellishments work with the background!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Soooooo spectacular!! Love this tag Hels. Gorgeous color for your background. It really looks amazing with all those wonderful flowers and embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration on the latest CC3C. -- Mary Elizabeth

Annette Green said...

Hels, I love that you used the Bubbles AND the Diamonds stencils together. What a great background effect. Lovely tag, once again!

Yvonne said...

Hels...your tag is so gorgeous. I love how very girly it is and the colors you chose! Love all your flowers, they are fabulous! Great background of faded layers. So glad your back!!!

Yvonne said...

Hels...your tag is so gorgeous. I love how very girly it is and the colors you chose! Love all your flowers, they are fabulous! Great background of faded layers. So glad your back!!!

Sandy said...

Beautifully created. I love your use of embellishments!
Sandy xx

julia sanders said...

What a vibrant tag. This is such a beautiful piece. The blue color with the faded layers technique is gorgeous. TFS.

JanBianchi said...

Beautiful Tag Hels! Blends well with the word, Hope.

Ruth said...

Loving the shading this technique creates, lovely vibrant blue works so well with the neutrals and vintage additions, gorgeous tag Hels!

Studio Rose said...

"You can never have too many embellibobs" is my new go-to phrase. I think it can work in any situation.

Beautiful colors, and what a lot of nice work on the flowers! I see Mr. Harlequin stamp is on the job, as usual. But that is not surprising, because, as I always say...

You can never have too many embellibobs!

Am I right???

Peg Robinson said...

Hels, you've made another stunner here. Love the colors and baubbles. Hugz

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful Hels! Just beautiful!

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the step out photos. I love the blue you have used and the flowers you have made.

Susan said...

Gorgeous as always, Hels! I love the way the background turned out! You used some of my favorite colors too! The flowers are especially amazing!

Ruth L said...

Oh I loved that faded blue layers on your black tag, it looks gorgeous!

snazzyjj said...

Love your faded layer colors and all the pretty flowers. I finally got Tim's flower die and can't wait to break it in. Your project has certainly got me inspired.

Nancy Zunic said...

Oh, your faded background is fadeolicious! Love the pretty little flowers that adorn it too! Fantastic!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Just beautiful, my love! I love how you load up your tags with so much Tim-ness, a delight to behold. Excellent Faded Layering for your foundation. <3 <3 <3

Colleen O said...

Love the colors and subtitle layers. Great combo of embellishments too

Rea' said...

Welcome back ! :) Your tag is so pretty... love this color combo and the flowers... such creative use of the ideology goodness too !!

Anita Houston said...

I could pick your work out of a line up of tags! LOVE your style Hels! So chic! LOVE the color and stencil you used too!

Shari Trumbull said...

No, Hels--You cannot have enough embellibobs!!! :) I LOVE your embellibobs!! (gotta be careful with that one) ;) Fabulous CC3#8 tag, Hels! The colors you chose for your Faded Layers background are fantastic with those gorgeous blooms! Wonderful inspiration!! XOXO-Shari T.

Cim Allen said...

The colors are my faves !! Your flowers are so pretty. I love the linen ribbon too .. gives such a cool look !!

craftylyn said...

Oh my favourite colour combinations, the embellishments are fab and the background stupendous!

Maura said...

This is gorgeous! I love your idea to turn all these into an inspiration "book" holibobs? Great word!

Lisa H said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors too.

Far North said...

Thanks for the inspiration of your fabulous tag!

ElenaB. said...

It's so awesome!!

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning Hels - the colour is amazing love it

Velvet Pearson said...

Very pretty background in one of my favorite colors. I would have hated to cover it up, but the tag looks lovely.

glenda drake said...

great colors for background, i love blue

Petra said...

very sweet and nice colors, beautiful flowers!

Janet Goshorn said...

Beautiful tag - love all the flowers

Vic said...

Love your explosion of flowers against the soft background! Love the hope!!! I need hope! So beautiful, and I love the colors!

Karen Garrard said...

Fantastic Tag Hels!!! Great colours. Karen.x

Gerda Weiland said...

Awesome tag! Thanx for showing the details.

Veronica Tovar said...

I love your tags. Great idea to create on tags to use as ideas later ;-)
CC3C Technique tags ;-)

janna'scraftingattic said...

I love your tag , the colours are gorgeous , love the pearls and little heart x

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful colors, gorgeous blooms and a pretty bg! Your project has it all Hels. :) Glad to see you back!

Marjie Kemper said...

Holy Moley, that's one gorgeous tag. My eye went from one detail to the next, no skipping allowed. Must pin this beauty to enjoy again another day!

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous tag! There are so many details to look, blooms and leaves are totally amazing and i love the way that you used Bubble stencil! BArbarayaya

Sara Barker said...

The colors you chose for this are beautiful! I love your flowers, too! Great inspiration here!

Jan Hill said...

Lovely tag, subtle background and loads of embellies!

JansArtyJunk said...

Hels... your tag is Gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job with the faded layers and beautifully embellished too...Thank you for the inspiration ...Jan x

penny4thoughts said...

Love your tag! I think the bubbles stencil is so perfect for this technique - you used it well :-)

Sandra Parrott said...

Beautiful....love the blue and all the flowers.

Sandra said...

This is one gorgeous tag! Love the black with the bright blues and purples! Really stunning! Hugs, Sandra

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your tag is lovely. The colors are so vibrant and the accent elements look great with the faded layer background.

Donna said...

Love your background!such a pretty tag :)

TangledBlueRose said...

Hels! I love your colors and flowers! "Hope" is perfect. The background is so soft and beautiful. Thanks so much for your kind visit to my blog as well:) Have a great day!~kim

Laura said...

Great challenge, great technique. Thanks so much!

Jenny Shepherd said...

Hels you are so inspirational, i am loving all the blogs to visit with htese challenges

Kim said...

Fantastic tag yet again! love the colors and the faded layers came out great. Have a great week.

SannaS said...

stunning tag!! love the colors!! =)

Deb Lorence said...

This is lovely Hels!

kayh5106 said...

Gorgeous tag!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Hels! love he background and your trademark cluster of flowers too. Gorgeous colours . Tracy x

toni said...

Beautiful tag Hels! Love your cool blue faded layers as well as those gorgeous flowers c

BarbaraW said...

Oh, so beautiful. I just love the colors and the flowers are magnificent.

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Hels I love your tag, the colours are exquisite, it really draws you in, I loved this technique changing in front of me and looking fabulous, I experimented with a couple of different colours on my little box and before the last part of the technique used some pearl mixative, loved it even more with the extra sheen over it in places.

Denise xx

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