Saturday, 25 October 2014

Curiously Coloured & Crackled...

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 Funkie Junkie Boutique 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 53 of the book and playing with Colored Crackle .  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. 



My entry this week is another tag to add to my collection.   As ever, I won't be blabbing about the technique but I can tell you the colours I used on the snowman... which were Milled Lavendar, Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Paints.



The tag itself was coloured with the same Distress Paints, smooshed and spritzed to get a nice washy effect and then overstamped with a script stamp and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink - I have, as usual, covered most of the background but if you look closely, it is there!  Also appearing is my fave little harlequin stamp (well, I loves it so muchly)   I added some frosty bits using Glossy Accents and Rock Candy Distress Glitter, I love the sparkles that shimmer with this glitter!  The wordy bit is one of Tim's new thinlet dies - cut from Distress Core-dinations cardstock and adorned with a mini Idea-ology star.



I added another bit of sparkle using the snowflake from the Winter Wonder die  I used for the snowman and frosted this with Pumice Stone Distress Glitter and popped a Gumdrop into the middle of it.  Finishing touches are the tinsel and pom pom trims and fancy bow which started out as a cream ribbon and I dyed it with Distress Stain Sprays (which I am also in lurves with!)



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

60 comments:

Vic said...

Love your snazzy snowman tag!

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous Hels! Xx

Lisette Baker said...

Lush, lush colours as always and I love the crackled snowman. All round Christmas loveliness IMO x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Hels I love the tag and the depth of colour you have achieved. I think I need some crackle glaze. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

sally said...

What a gorgeous "frosty" he can come & grace my house anytime :-)

Sally

Belinda Basson said...

This reminds me of the tag tim did a few years ago for his 12 tags of Christmas! Your technique worked so well on your snowman!

Karen Garrard said...

Fabulous tag Hels! Your snowman is simply divine and I love how you die cut the numerals too. Great colours and great background. Karen.x

Jane said...

This is fab Hels, I love your crackly snowman and the colours x

Joanne said...

Oh Hels this is so so lovely and you have those amazing number dies by the look of it
Can't join in this fortnight as I'm away but wish I could
Xxx

Peg Robinson said...

Your crackle snow guy is fabby. Loving the colors.

Lisa S. said...

Wow the crackle on your snowman looks amazing Hels. I love the combo of colors too! Beautiful tag!!

Anneke said...

Beautiful Christmas tag. Love the color.
Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Anita Houston said...

WOWZERS!!! A new favorite for me Hels! LOVE the variegated colors in the crackle! He is gorgeous!!! The whole tag is gorgeous!!!

SusanK said...

Love Mr. Frosty! While it's still a ways off before we see snow (I hope!) I can feel the chill in the air looking at your holiday tag!

Nicole Wright said...

Great tag! I remember making a similar one when Tim did it. I love this snow man crackled up.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Love it, love it, love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh Hels, your snowman is amazing. Great tag.
Julie x

Redanne said...

Definitely a Frosty the Snowman Hels, he looks positively 'cool' in the real sense of the word! Love him and the lovely crystal elements you added are wonderful touches! Hugs, Anne xx

bkazoo said...

Oh my, how very pretty. LOVE your color choices!!!!!!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels! This is gorgeous, love the frosty colour & the crackle, hugs Carole Z xx

Chary Deiling said...

This is stunning !!! great colors. The snowman crackle is awesome

Yvonne said...

Your wintery festive snowman tag is fabulous! Love the coloration you used to do the crackle technique. Perfectly suites your winter wonderland scene! Love it sweets...sending you big hugs.

JanBianchi said...

Hels, I love your tag! I always feel you have such a natural feel to your work! I love the transitional colors and how easily they all blend. You make it look effortless. Your Crackle snowman is beautiful. I love the soft tones you have chosen.

Jan Hill said...

That cheeky snowman looks fab! X

Candy C said...

Hels...your frosty snowman is crackled to perfection. I love him. The cool blue tones you have used to create this beautiful tag remind me of the wintery skies and the snowy evenings to come. It's such a lovely tag. <3 Candy

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Veronica Tovar said...

Hels, great tag. I love your snow man. The idea of double die cuting the numbers is great...

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Fabulous, Hels! I love your color combination, Milled Lavender is the perfect relief against those blue colors. I'm REALLY wanting the holiday word dies, I hesitated and now I may be too late. Very cool tag, love it!

Susan said...

Wow, Hels! This tag is AWESOME! I am so inspired by the colors you used on the snowman! They are absolutely perfect! The crackle is done to perfection as well! All the details make this one of my favorite tags!

Carol said...

That "25" omade of sheet music really sets it off, IMO! And I really like how the snowma "works" with your lovely backgrounds...

Annette Green said...

Hels, another fab tag creation! I love the crackly frozen snowman. A perfect technique for that image. And the colors are magical!

Rea' said...

It's feeling like winter ( it's 71 degrees right now... but I'm sitting here shivering) ! Your snowman is cute... the crackle is amazing... great tag !

Shari Trumbull said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this wonderful wintery wonderland tag, Hels! It's so pretty and that very cool, crackly snowman is gorgeous! I love the tinsel scarf (he's a party boy isn't he?!)tied around his neck adorned with those darling bells! So festive and fun! Another FAB CC3 creation for us, Hels :) XOXO-Shari T.

Sara Barker said...

What a wonderful tag! Puts me in the Christmas mood, and I'm not even through with Halloween yet! GREAT crackle job! I am green with envy!

crafty creations said...

Stunning tag Hels - love the snow man, the colours and of course the crackle

Marjie Kemper said...

Ho ho holly... he's wonderful! Took me forever to determine if the #25 was cut into him or elsewhere, and laid on top... such a nifty effect!

Sue said...

Love all that crackle on your snowman! He looks like he's been frozen and partially melted a time or two!

Cim Allen said...

Your snowman rocks !! I love all the details. The tinsel scarf is adorable. :)

Kim said...

I love your tag!! What i can't tell; did you back the "25" with music paper then fill it in w/glossy, or simply layer them on top, then use the glossy?There is a look of depth, very nice indeed!

Clareene Forbes said...

That is one crackled and cold looking snowman! Love the way you matched all the hues together...

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful snow man tag! the blue crackle is gorgeous on him!

rachel said...

Hiya Hels - this looks wonderful - love the snowman die and the colours look amazing. Beautiful xx

Maura said...

Gorgeous tag! I like how you cut the 25 out of the snowman!

j3xs said...

Oh I love love love blue and sparkly!

penny4thoughts said...

Love the big wonderful crackles on your snowman - such a fun tag! And it goes with my snowy weather today - maybe we'll get enough to build a snowman ;-)

snazzyjj said...

Great idea using the crackle on the snowman and I like that you cut the 25 out too.

craftylyn said...

This is chillingly good, He makes me want to shiver...roll on the snow!

TangledBlueRose said...

Love your snowyman, he is wonderful. I am chilled just looking at his snowiness! Brilliant color and textures, love your art!~kim

Vic's Creations! said...

Love your vintage snowman tag! It's so beautiful and icy! Love the colors, lavender and blue. Love the textures and trinkets!

Terry said...

Love the wintery feeling on your tag! That crackled snowman is so utterly cool! Love it!

Lisa H said...

Cool! (pun intended lol) I love the colors and bling on this!

Velvet Pearson said...

What a beautiful colorful combo on that jaunty snowman with his tinsel scarf -- love this use of the crackle technique!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Hels, hope you are well. Love your icy blues on this piece and the crackle on the snowman is fantastic. Love the little bells and background too and the Twinkle lettering. Tracy x

barbarayaya62 said...

Blue and all shades of blue are my favourite colorors! This is another stunning project! LOve it! barbarayaya

Kay B Mitchell said...

Beautiful tag and the snowman is delightful with the diecut numbers and glitters!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your snowman with so much crackle. Perfect and such beautiful blend of colors.

Deb Lorence said...

Beautiful tag Hels! Love the colorful snowman and all sparkle!

Bobbi Smith said...

Gorgeous Hels, I'm loving those shades of blue & whites!

Sharon Y said...

Love it! That color combo is amazing! Will have to try that. Such a happy and festive snowman.

Lisa :) said...

SUCH a beautiful tag!!!

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