Saturday, 16 August 2014

Curiously Framelitted...

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 packet of Digestives :O)    The challenge is sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium this time... so you will have a chance of winning a very 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 63 of the book and playing with Stamps & Framelits.  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. 


This week I made a tag for my entry!  I know!  Fancy that!  A tag!  Actually, I am getting quite a little collection of tags now and they are all on a bookring, I thinks I will be needing a bigger bookring tho!  The nature of the technique this week means that we are making embellishments/toppers for our creations so I decided to add in one of my favourite techniques for the background of the tag... and that be the Glue & Seal Resist technique.  There are lots of different resist techniques out there but this is one of my faves because the Glue & Seal is Matte which means my background remains Matte too... you could use a Glossy Glue & Seal and have a shinier resist if that is what you prefers though.   I popped some Glue & Seal onto my craft sheet and spread it thinly and then dabbed the large background from Tim's Papillon set... the perfect stamp to go with the French Flight Framelits set I am using on this project.  Once stamped, a quick zap with a heat tool to dry the Glue & Seal and then I got playing with Distress Inks.



I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain DI's to blend over the background and then misted a rag with water and wiped off the excess ink to show the resist up even more.  The background looked ok but it needed *something* extra, so I added a few strips of Tissue Tape - again, mirroring the background stamp, I used the Boulangerie Tissue Tape along with the diamond (to go with the usual stamped diamonds) and a pointy hand just cos I loves that pointy hand tape!  To finish the background I cut down a Journal Ticket and added some Remnant Rubs to it... another Paris reference and another pointy hand... you would think I had thought this out right?   I snuck in another little technique on this bit too... adding Distress Ink over the top of the Remnant Rubs so another resist technique added to the mix.


For the Stamps & Framelits bit, I used Tim's new Wallflower Vellum... ohlalalaaaaa!  I is in lurves with this delish new paper... it is as perfect as the regular papers... but vellum!  It is a yonk and a half since I used vellum and I forgot how great it is to play with.  I used Jet Black Archival to stamp the Eiffel Tower and Butterflies... and for the little Fleur De Lys, I stamped in the same ink and popped some Frosted Crystal Antiquities Embossing Powder over the top... just to add the very smallest amount of bling to the creation.  Once cut out, I shaped the butterflies and added those to the tag, glued on the Eiffel Tower and then used a bit of 3D glue to add the Fleur so it is raised up a bit.  Now, regular visitors to this old bloggy will be well aware of my ineptitude for tying a bow.  I once spent a whole weekend at a cardmaking class attempting to tie a bow and, much to the disgust of all around me, I still couldn't get it to look neat.  Imagine how chuffed I was when I saw that the Ink Goddess that is Paula Cheney, has THE perfect way of tying a big old blousy bow... and it couldn't be more SIMPLES!!!  THANK YOU PAULA!!!  *I loves Paula, she is THE BOSS of all things beautiful, CLICK HERE to visit her blog*   As ever, with my Compendium tags, I had added in the little Diamond stamp... I think this is probably my most used stamp and I thought when I first started out this "use the same stamp on each entry" lark, I would get bored with it... well, not yet... I likes the continuity :O)
 

I had fully intended to be a good gal and take step by steps of the background taking shape... but then I forgot and by the time I remembered it was almost done so I will do a different tag in the next few days and pop it on here.  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 inspirational day!  TTFN


Hels x


69 comments:

janna'scraftingattic said...

This is fabulous , think you must have won the box of goodies this time - ha ha
A lot us us (me) will be using the butterfly set as it is sooooo gorgeous. Love the colours , want the vellum:-) this challenge is seriously stretching my pension !
I too love the Paula bow . Fab inspiration as always Hels

steffi said...

Fabulous tag Hels :-) really like the resist technique you've used. And really pleased to see you're still loving the diamonds!

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the tag, the butterflies are gorgeous. Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, This tag is gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia x

Belinda Basson said...

The butterfly set of stamps in its original form was the second set of Tim's stamps I bought...the fabulous flourish was my first! Love the way you have used the framelets here.

Claudine Criner said...

So pretty Hels, love those butterflies and your tag is so pretty, the colors are amazing

SusanK said...

Love all the techniques you shared, especially the Glue & Seal resist. And your bow turned out fabulous!

Marjie Kemper said...

My stars! That is one GORGEOUS tag, Hels. Love how you've used the Eiffel and the butterflies on top of your stunning background. What a beauty!

j3xs said...

How unusual to use tone on tone with butterflies beautiful

Anita Houston said...

This is just beyond gorgeous Hels! LOVE the background, and then the framelits on top is fabulous! Totes fab!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Hells, great backdrop for the butterflies and ?Eiffel tower,moving those warm muted tones. Tracy x

Anneke said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Wonderful color. Just keep on looking. It's so pretty. Love the butterflies. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.
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Redanne said...

The resist background looks fabulous and the Eiffel tower is one of my favs! The butterflies in the gorgeous vellum are just the icing on the cake and I agree, the new vellums are amazing, I just don't want to cut into mine.... but I have to put a Paula bow on everything now ... Hugs, Anne xx

Candy C said...

Hels...I love your tag! Having just recently been to Paris, I am really loving the Eiffel Tower stuff! haha Your butterfly framelits are so pretty. Love how you've finished them off and made them so delicate. Your design for this tag and the colors and background you've created are so striking, too. Beautiful job, Hels. :) <3 Candy

rachel said...

stunning make Hels! I was looking through the curiosity srews makes and I loved this one - it also involves a set I actually have so thats a real bonus for me - thanks for the inspiration!!! Huggles Rachel x

JackieP Neal said...

Lovely tag Hels! I adore those butterflies!!

Yvonne said...

Your tag is simply put gorgeous. It is a Parisian delight. You girls are making me NEED this set. Wink. Your colors are perfect and stamping and cutting the vellum....love. Ack. Fabulous!!!!

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous background on your tag Hels! love the soft colors, the Paris theme and the way you placed your words sentiment!

Sandy said...

Love your tag!! The sentiment is wonderful!!
Sandy xx

Vic said...

Very pretty tag! I love the background.

Gerda Weiland said...

What a great tag, so many details, I love it! I don't have any framelits, so sadly I cannot play this time...

Janet Goshorn said...

Beautitful tag - must get some of the new vellum

IGail Earley said...

What a fabbie tag, love the resist technique and the butterflies. Great work as always x

Veronica Tovar said...

I love your tags. they are always very inspiring. thanks

julia sanders said...

I love this tag. I just got my hands on some of Tim's new vellum and literally cannot wait to use it!!! Thank you for sharing (and I love the little stamp you have been using on your projects, what a cute and wonderful idea!!!

Annette Green said...

That is one amazing background Hels! I need to remember to go back to my books for those techniques. Your use of the framelits is perfect and to use the new vellum? Well, genius!! I love the whole look of your gorgeous tag. Inspiring!

Kourtney Vallee said...

Love the background! The butterflies are amazing on the vellum. Very pretty.

JansArtyJunk said...

Whooooo your tag is GORGEOUS Hels....LOVE what you have done with the stamps and framelits!! and what a fab idea to use vellum... Awesome inspiration as always!! Jan x

GreenMonsta00 said...

What a beautiful color pallet you used on your tag. Now I NEED some of Tim's vellum . . . he,he,he.

Rea' said...

That resist background is gorgeous, and yes paplon stamp works perfect with French Flight; I like the color combo you used as well... beautiful tag !!

Sue said...

Fabulous tag! I feel like I am in The City of Lights!

Shari Trumbull said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS, Hels! Oh, and so is your tag!! :) Love all of your details on this and the colors that you've used--Gorgeous!! Another Wonderful CC3 creation, Hels! Thanks for keeping us inspired!! XOXO-Shari T.

Susan said...

Hels, this is one of my favorite tags you have done! I so love the fact that you cut everything out of vellum - so clever! All the techniques are gorgeous and work together perfectly! Awesome!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

OMG, such a gorgeous tag. Thanks for much for the tip of using Glue n Seal to stamp and create a resist. I had no clue. Love your colors and the butterflies.

akmoose said...

Your tag as always is beautiful!! But i really enjoyed reading your post. It was almost as if I could "hear your voice"!!

Nikki Acton said...

Another Hels classic! Adorable tag with a stunning background xx

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Hels, just wondering what you cleans your stamp with after using the Glue n' seal?

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Sorry clean your stamp with after using the Glue n'seal?

Hels Sheridan said...

Judy, I clean my stamps with a babywipe - make sure you do it straight away as the Glue & Seal is water resistant once set x

JanBianchi said...

What a beautiful tag! Gorgeous details, full and enriching. So much to look at! Love all the blending of tones and color.

Terry said...

Oh this is a beauty, Hels! So many gorgeous details and just love your take on the stamps and framelits! Love the butterflies! Happy Weekend!

craftylyn said...

This is definitely you, your style is just fantastic.

Kim said...

I love the idea of using the velum-here's hoping my order arrives soon! And thanks for the tip on the glue and seal...I never thought of that, and am always looking for easier resist techniques!

crafty creations said...

As always Hels an amazing piece of artwork - love that background and the way you have arranged all the pieces

I've finished mine today and have just added it to the link

Carol said...

The glue and seal technique is a new on for me. Have to search outa tutorial. Meanwhile, keep those butterflies flying over Paris!

barbarayaya62 said...

I love your unique style and the way you use these shades from pink to brown! An absolutely fantastic inspirational piece! Great work!
BArbarayaya

jeanie g said...

You made a tag!!With diamonds on it!! Whatever next. Look at me Hels I'm joining in the fun at CCC3. Love all your tags Hels but this one is fantastic. That eiffel tower stamp set is my next must have. See you soon I hope. Lots of love xx

Peg Robinson said...

Hels, this is a stunning, take my breath away kind of tag. So lovely.

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Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful tag Hels, and so glad I came back for it, albeit more than a week later..... Love how you used the Paris Flight (or whatever it's called) set, oh and thanks for the explanation as to why it did not publish lol, big grin like usual.....

Don't you just hate these stupid spammers, - what do they get out of leaving their weird comments (see one above me) got the same one too yesterday, hate these guys....

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Gorgeous. This tag is Helsie-licious!!! Love your Glue & Seal resist explanation I will be trying that this week for sure. I love everything, every detail. Perfect.

Karen Garrard said...

Great Tag Hels!! Beautifully done. Karen.x

Deb Lorence said...

This is so pretty Hels! Love the background and those vellum butterflies!

Cim Allen said...

Cool techniques ! The vellum butterflies are so pretty .. I love all the details.

penny4thoughts said...

Ahhh...such gorgeous French flair with your tag! Magnifique :-)

Lisa H said...

I love this tag! It is so beautiful. I will have to try the resist technique - I hadn't heard of that one. =)

Donna said...

a gorgeous tag! love it :)

Pam said...

Beautiful tag, great details and design!! This framelit set is next on my list :)

SannaS said...

beautiful romantic tag!! =)

Studio Rose said...

Your bow came out beautifully, who knew you were a novice??? The harlequin stamp is just as awesome as ever; that's how we know the creation is yours, after all, so don't stop using it! What a great idea to stamp the butterflies on vellum; they look amazing.

toni said...

This is a gorgeous tag Hels, I love all the pretty details and the way you have used that Framelits set makes me want it ... NOW ! love it

TangledBlueRose said...

So gorgeous Hels! As always you give such amazing inspiration. Added this resist technique to my to-try-ASAP list....which is ever growing....
Have a great weekend!~kim

Lisa S. said...

Your tag rocks Hels! I love the butterflies and all of the fun Idea-ology products. It's gorgeous!

Lisa :) said...

I loooooooove this! Makes me want to go out and get that Framelit set!

BarbaraW said...
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BarbaraW said...

Hels, Your tag is so lovely. It has such a vintage beauty with the butterflies and other elements against your wonderful resist background.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your tag is beautiful! I love seeing the different take on the same Framelit. Thank you for the inspiration as always.

Chary Deiling said...

Your tag is a beautiful piece of art. I love the colors, and how your tag flows. It's just beautiful. I must learn the glue and seal technique!!

Vic said...

So artistic and beautiful! Love how vintage it looks too!

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