Saturday, 13 September 2014

Curiously Effected...

Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely 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 Emportium this time... so you will have a chance of winning a very generous Gift Certificate to spend there.  As ever, 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 52 of the book and playing with Effect Powders.  Now, as usual 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. 



Being as we are playing with a product this week, I have returned to my tag making - another one to add to the burgeoning bookring of tags I am accruing!  And, as ever, I have included my little diamond stamp on my design.  The powder colours I used are Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.



I decided that I was doing an "industrial" design... and the words were the first thing I thought of so I worked around those - the whole tag is me tipping me hat to those men who were instrumental in the Industrial Revolution - a subject I am a bit of a nerd on - but don't tell anyone ;O))  In my opinion, they truly did discover a new imagination... coming up with ideas that literally revolutionised the modern world.   The base of my tag was stamped with an image from Tim's Steampunk set - I used Glue & Seal to make a resist technique and once dried, I inked Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs DI's over the tag, splashing with water to make some little bleachy spots for the background.  My diamond stamp and a smidge of script stamping using Archival had the background where I wanted it.


Next up - Gadget Gears to cut my Grungeboard and my powders - following Tim's recipe in the Book and using Rusty Hinge, Black Soot and Walnut Stain DI's to finish the technique.  I stamped my three industrious chaps onto Grungeboard, cut them out, coloured them with a bit of Vintage Photo and then did a smidge of the technique around their hats and the cut along the bottom... can't see that though, I covered that up - oops! This pic shows how "deep" my tag is... I love building up lots of height on my projects... the taller the better!
 

Oh what fun I had with embellishmentizing my tag!  I LOVE embellies... yes, you probs know that being as everything I make is covered with them but I especially lurves Idea-ology and I had lots of fun altering some of the bits I added.  The Faucet Knob - that was coloured with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Paint and then sanded a bit to make it look worn out.  The Light Bulb in the middle of the cogs will work if the Faucet Knob is turned 241 times counter-clockwise, 621 turns clockwise and then 13 turns counter-clockwise again... ahem... mmmMoving on... The massive arrow - that was painted with Black Soot DP and smudged to make it dull and a bit of the silver was revealed.  And finally, a strip of Ruler Ribbon for the bottom of the tag and a thrice of resistors to adorn it.  Here are the cogs close up -  you can see the cool technique in this pic:



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*  I will just say a big thank you to every one of you who has taken part in the challenge so far, it has been great to visit your blogs and see your wonderful interpretations of the challenge themes!  Thanks for looking, have an inky inspirational day!  TTFN

Hels x

64 comments:

Chary Deiling said...

Love your steampunk tag!!! the effect is awesome on the cog!!! Wonderful tag

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Hels, love how you put it together! The rust effect with the powders on the cogs looks fantastic!! Perfect application of the technique!!!

Helen said...

what a gorgeous looking tag!

Buttons said...

A fantastic tag - rusted cogs and gears are the best! Jenny x

Craftychris said...

Fab tag! Definitely the 'wow' effect! xxx

Karen Garrard said...

Great tag Hels!! Wonderful rust effect, this always looks amazing on the cogs. Love it! Karen.x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Hels, loving the industrial design and those rusted cogs look fabulous. The handsome gents sit fabulously in your design and I love the industrial embellishments too. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Hels...your tag is awesome! I love the earthy colors and you're Effect Powders technique looks amazing on those gears. You have packed a lot of great detail into this tag! <3 Candy

Belinda Basson said...

Your tag ring must be quite a sight to see. I think this tag deserves framing cos those light bulbs are going to get damaged on the ring me thinks...Great cogs and use of the powders.

Julia Aston said...

What a great dimensional tag Hels! love all the 'mechanicals' on this and the bright orange background!

SusanK said...

You've used my favorite distress embossing powders! They look smashing on the gears...just like rusty ones you'd find in an old factory.

Scrapthat said...

Gorgey Hels! TFS

S@ndy Diller said...

I always look forward to seeing what you have to offer and I am never disappointed. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Ruby Craft said...

What fun. Layers and layers of ideology and so many different ways you have altered them. I love everything distress including the embossing powders. I have a tendency to be a little stingy with them though. I think I need to take a little inspiration from you and stop hoarding maybe use a little bit more. Very imaginative tag. Love it!

Anita Houston said...

How fun is this!!! This must belong to Willie Wonka, and he makes those gears move!!! Love the faucet too!!!

Anneke said...

Wonderful male tag. Love the rusty look.
Everything fits well together. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.

Vic said...

Fantastic tag! You always rock the texture!

Juliz Design Post said...

Great tag and layout, Hels and your rusted cogs are totally amazing.
Julie x

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Well done, Helsie!! Can't believe you didn't smother the whole thing in flowers, tho. ;-) Seriously, I love it. I love all the mini gears and how deliciously TALL the whole thing is. GREAT rust effect on those gears!!

Carole Z said...

Gorgepus tag Hels, great rust effect...the cogs look amazing, hugs Carole Z X

Redanne said...

Oh wow Hels, Industrial, Steampunk with gorgeous autumnal colours, what could be better than that! I love it, love the rusty cogs, the light bulbs and the amazing faucet - just love it all! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie McLain said...

What a GREAT tag Hels... I love the dimension that you got on this one... wow... you never stop going do you???? Love it all and the light bulb is my favorite... but then again... well it is all super fun and great... thanks for the inspiration... Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW wonderful art work, really fascinating.
Hugs Anja

Janet Goshorn said...

Oh my what a great tag - love how you used all the different pieces of hardware embellishments. Makes me want to start digging through all the boxes of stuff my husband has in the garage

Kimberly Cobb said...

A great steampunk tag...love the distress effect on the gears. I liked the pic you shared showing the depth of the tag with the embellishments. About that light...

tocovya said...

Love the lightbulb in the cogs, whish I had thought of that!

Yvonne said...

Love your tag Hels! The gears are fabulous...Love your color palette as well. Hugs sweets...have a great week!

JanBianchi said...

Hels, love your layered tag!!! So full of intricate knick-knacks! Very detailed & alot to take in!! Wow, well done and well thought out! Love the industrial feel!
Alot of fun! Thank you!

Carol said...

And I was going to ask if the light bulb would light! Love your sense of humor and I won't tell a soul that you are an Industrial Revolution "nerd"!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my, I think a faucet know must be put in use today... this is one fabulous tag full of rusty goodness!

CathyP said...

Lots of great embellies on this baby! I especially love those gears! Great job! :) Hugs, Cathy Parlitsis

Vic said...

Look at all the goodies! So much fun and so intriguing! I also love machines, invention and gears! You are also an inventor! Love your projects! I especially love the rusty workings of this tag!

Rea' said...

OKAY you had way to much fun... I can tell... love ALL the embellishments ... great effects on the gears; New Imagination ... lol so much inspiration!

Sandra Parrott said...

Love the gears. They look so rusted. I also did my tag with gears. You can use them in so many ways.

Terry said...

Very cool tag, Hels! Love the steampunk vibe and those rusty gears are fabulous! Love your take on the challenge!

Annette Green said...

Hels, this is an industrial masterpiece tag! I love all the grunginess, the gears, the faucet knob, ALL of it.

Kim said...

I love the depth! And your faucet looks so "legit" like the one from our old well house! I thought it was a found item! Your tag is a great testament for the industrial revolution.

Sara Barker said...

How perfectly steampunky! You have got it going on with those gears! Just great rusted Effect Powder technique! I need to get out on the Internet more...I had no idea there were all these colors of Distress Embossing Powders--we sure don't carry them in our retail stores.

Gigi Desine said...

Hels, I gotta know, did you use an actual faucet valve or is it onw of Tim's distressed with red paint? Looks good! Thanks for the inspiration!

barbarayaya62 said...

Steampunk is one of my fav theme!This tag is a masterpiece! BArbarayaya

Gerda Weiland said...

So many elements, I keep looking and looking, this is great !!

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely, Steampunky tag, Hels! Your Effected gears are fab! All of your embellies are fab! You are just so fab :) This is a knock-out creation for CC3 #11 and I'm getting my gears in motion to start creating :) Thanks for passing on your mojo!!
XOXO-Shari T.

janna'scraftingattic said...

How lovely and Autumn colours too , love all the cogs and distressing ! Great faucet knob (or tap to us English - lol )

Ruth L said...

Wow, so many gorgeous details on one tag, just amazing!

Claudine Criner said...

WOW! Love your steampunk tag, all the gears and doo-dads, so fun! I love that faucet knob, eek I must get one of those.

Shelann said...

I love all the bits and details on this grungy beauty.

snazzyjj said...

Love how you colored all the gears and that light bulb.

Lisa H said...

look at all those fabulously rusty things! =)

Vintagelady said...

A very great steampunk look in combination with beautiful autumn colours, amazing! Kerstin

craftylyn said...

I love the rust and the steampunk look of this tag...Great!

Velvet Pearson said...

The gears always turn out so great looking with distress powders! What really catches my eye is the pink paint on the faucet -- what a bold move!

Kathi said...

Fabulous Steampunk tag! I love all the metal bits and the texture you achieved on the gears! They look positively ancient.

penny4thoughts said...

This effect is so perfect for a steampunk look - love your tag!

Cim Allen said...

I love all the elements of your tag .. the gears look so good with this effect. AWESOME !!!

Jess M said...

Love, love, love this! The little lightbulb is just the perfect touch.
Jess

Lisa S. said...

This is fabulous Hels! I love all of the metal elements and the cogs rock.

TangledBlueRose said...

Love your tag! Gorgeous colors and I love the steampunkyness:)
Thanks so much!
~kim

Petra said...

here i can see the effect of the technic very good!!!nice

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your use of powder on your steampunk tag. The cogs are fabulous. Such a rusty look. Love your choice of colors for the project.

toni said...

Fabulous tag Hels! love your rusty cogs and steam punk style ! x

Veronica Tovar said...

amazing tag. very lovely. i love the techniques...

Lisa :) said...

Such a great tag!! Love the gears and the altered knob!

Deb Lorence said...

What a cool tag Hels! Love the industrial look!

BarbaraW said...

All I can say is WOW! I love your industrial tag! It's so visually fascinating.

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