Saturday, 22 November 2014

Curiously Embossed...

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 50 of the book and doing the Layering Stencils - Embossing technique.  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.   



I have another tag to show you for my entry this week!  Yes, I have quite a collection growing now and I need to find a mahoosive bookring to store them all on - I have used up all available space on the 3" one so I thinks I needs a 5" ring... mmm, where to get one from!   Here's a piccie of my tag before I did the stamping and embellishmentizing:




I used Tim's Holiday Knit stencil for the technique and then added smidges from the Holly Stencil.  The ink I used for the main technique is Tumbled Glass DI and the Holly is a mix of Iced Spruce and Forest Moss DI.  Blending around the edges was Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap (where would I be without Frayed Burlap huh?) and Gathered Twigs.  I decided to scruff the edges with a paper distresser to add a more shabby look to the tag.  Of course, I had to add my little harlequin stamp.. this was done with Jet Black Archival Ink.



The rose (cut from the Tattered Florals die) was made using cream card, inked with Broken China and Frayed Burlap, overstamped with Pumice Stone and then once assembled, I dipped it into a Melt Pot full of beeswax.. I love the effect dipping into wax gives the rose and it also makes it a lot more sturdy too.  The leaves are Tim's Holiday Greens cut from Distress Core-dinations and then I popped a few bits of Idea-ology onto the tag to finish.  Ooh, I meant to say... the little jingle bell Idea-ology charm was painted with Distress Paints to jazz it up a bit.




That's all for now - don't forget, you have two whole 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

52 comments:

Vic said...

Your tag is so pretty. I love your wax-dipped rose.

JanBianchi said...

Hels your flower is gorgeous! I love how the awesome colors in it and how they each come through. I love all your work but this tag is just beautiful. Soft and inviting. Thank you for sharing! Just lovely!

Maxine Jones said...

Fabulous as always! Harvey, my cat, just jumped on the phone, even he loves your work!! Peace x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Hels, what a gorgeousness tag , love the flower. Want to say a massive thank you for the 2 workshops I attended last weekend at Pickwell Farm. You are a lovely lady and are so generous with all your hints and tips. Definitely now coming over to the dark side but will have to keep up with my colouring as just can't give that up. Lol and oodles of hugs Lynne m x x

Lisa M said...

Firstly, mahoosive is one of my all time favorite words and secondly, your tag is jaw dropping scrumptious. The texture of your waxy rose and that DI painted bell and all the foliage and embellishments that look amazing mixed together really brought out a festive holiday feeling on your creation. Just love it!
Thanks so much for the inspiring ideas.
Lisa x

Sue said...

Oh Hels, that flower is stupendous! Love the softness of the overall tag.

Lisa S. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous flower Hels. It catches the eye first but then you see all of the wonderful elements you added as well. This tag is a beauty!

Claudine Criner said...

This is a beautiful creation Hels, I always love your creations and your flowers are always amazing!

Anita Houston said...

What an unconventional gorgeous and elegant Christmas tag!!! Love the clock peeking out, and wow on the foliage and flower! Just gorgeous Hels!

SusanK said...

The holiday colors are so soft on your tag; what a gorgeous way to portray Christmas!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, this tag is gorgeous, loving the colours and the stencil colouring, and the flower is fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this is a gorgeous tag. I love visiting your blog it is inspirational. Hugs Jackie

Redanne said...

The waxy rose is stunning and looks great with the greenery - and the background with the subtle stenciling is gorgeous... Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

A lovely subtle background on this - love the bells and beautiful rose!

Nicole Wright said...

You tag is stunning!!! The flower is sooooo pretty!

Rea' said...

Absolutely gorgeous, that rose is breathe taking... soothing colors; the pop of color in your stencil sweater background just stunning !

Lisette Baker said...

The little jingle bell is gorgeous and I love that flower dipped in the wax.

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

wow how cuuuute ^.^ looks so magical! thank you for sharing this amazing tag

Jan Hill said...

Such a pretty tag but festive too, love it x

Annette Green said...

Hels, what a PRETTY pretty tag! Love the softness of the colors, and the subtle embossing in the background. Love it!

Shari Trumbull said...

WOW!! WOW!! Hels--this is a gorgeous tag!! WOW!! I just want to touch that beautiful flower!! I love all of the festive goodies you've layered onto this tag--so fun!! Just WOW!! Another wonderful inspiration for us at CC3 #16 :) Thank you Hels!! XOXO-Shari

Candy C said...

Hels...your tag is beautiful! Your stenciled layers in your background are so pretty and I love the soft colors. Of course, your ROSE on the finished tag is amazing! They always are! I also love your metal clock face and tidings token that you've included...and the altered metal bells with the baubles and dangling chains....LOVE those, too! Love you! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastique! So many wonderful bits and bobs, but that rose steals the show. I want an in-person tute someday!!

Steve Jenks said...

The flower is really great! I can't imagine myself trying to dip something in wax and not finding myself covered in it, so good for you haha.

Susan said...

This tag turned out gorgeous, Hels! I love the Holiday Knit stencil with the Holly stencil - great choices! Your rose as always is amazing, you do such a fabulous job with them! I also like the bells on there- great embellishment choices!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Brillant tag, Hels. I hope you post pic of the whole collection together, I'd love to see that. I will never again create a rose without dipping in beeswax, how clever! I love the Holiday Knit stencil, you prepared your background beautifully. Merry Christmas!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Brillant tag, Hels. I hope you post pic of the whole collection together, I'd love to see that. I will never again create a rose without dipping in beeswax, how clever! I love the Holiday Knit stencil, you prepared your background beautifully. Merry Christmas!

Annie said...

Love this tag Hels..so many wonderful details...love it!!!

Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. I do hope you feel better soon. Your crafty space looks a bit like mine.....take your time and like me you will get there
Hugs Annie xx

toni said...

Wonderful Hels! Hope you don't mind me saying but I'd love a quick rifle through your tags ha ha! This is yet another beauty ! Toni x

Yvonne said...

Wowza Hels...you outdid your self with this scrumptious tag. Your stencil background is amazing and the colors are to die for! I love love love it and its so pretty and elegant! Love ya and hope you have a happy happy weekend! Hugs.

craftylyn said...

What a beautiful tag, so soft and feminine. A lovely change of colour scheme.
Hope you are feeling better and thanks for the workshop last weekend. Take care.

Carol said...

Love the beeswax idea!

Nikki Acton said...

Another great tag and wonderful use of the technqique Hels xx

Ruth L said...

Loved your tag Hels, and that rose is a real magic!

Terry said...

Love your color choices, Hels! The background is delicious and that flower is to die for. Gorgeous tag!

Lone said...

Simply elegant, Hels, adore the color scheme.

Sarah B said...

beautiful tag - love the muted colour scheme x

penny4thoughts said...

Such a pretty tag! I love the wax dipped rose - really creates a cool look and it doesn't look like an ordinary paper flower - just beautiful!

rachel said...

hiya Hels - a beautiful tag hun! Love the holiday knit stencil - fab! Hugs rachel xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous festive tag Hels! No one manages to make roses quite as beautiful as you, love this!

Karen Garrard said...

Wonderful tag Hels! Great rose! Karen.x

snazzyjj said...

Love the layered flower and stenciling.

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my Gosh! this is beautiful! I love the beeswax dipped flower! I also love that word "mahoosive"! :)

Tracey Mallaghan said...

Gorgeous tag... as always ;) that flower is stunning and I love the colour palette you chose, very serene. Thanks for sharing your talent :)

Lisa H said...

beautiful!!! and fabulous! ;-)

SannaS said...

beautiful tag!! love the colors!! =)

Velvet Pearson said...

Beautiful! I really like how you were a little bit random with the stencil so that it looks uneven -- I really like this effect.

Buttons said...

Loving the way you've combined the two sets of stencilling for the background to this gorgeous tag. Great to see one of your trademark flowers too. Jenny x

Sharon Y said...

What a wonderful background for your lovely rose. The little sparkly bits are the perfect touch.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Hels, Your tag is absolutely beautiful...I love your wax rose and the way you used the technique on the background

Chary Deiling said...

This tag is stunning. I love the colors!!

Bobbi Smith said...

Hels, your tag is stunning and I love that flower! :)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails