Saturday, 6 December 2014

Curiously Tinselled...

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 Emporium 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 60 of the book and playing with Woodlands & Tinsel Twine.  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 this week actually has been one of those projects I have been intending to make for.... FOUR years!  I know!  Talk about slow coach!  Anyways... I managed to get a bumper pack of Tim's Woodlands and decided to chop them up so they were all different sizes... cool huh?  I also found a little wreath that came with a smaller pack of Woodlands last year and it was sitting there, unloved, uncoloured etc... so that made it onto my Configuation Box.



Last week much madness and mayhem decended on the Room of Stash... I decided to tidy up!  For the last year I have had a pot of Rock Candy Distress Glitter sitting next to me on the desk.... and yep, I tidied it up... and can I find it?  Well, actually no, at the time of making this piece, I couldn't find it... so I prayed to St Anthony who ignored me until about half an hour ago and voila, the pot of Distress Glitter was there, in my work box... the one I cart about with me to classes... um... too late?  Well, it is for these photo's but not for my project, I shall glitter to within and inch of my life later :O)


There are lots of "natural" goodies on the box that I collected from a cheapy bargain shop at the end of last year... they came in handy!  I used hot glue to stick them down - yep, I have a blister on my thumb now... but everyone knows that if you use a hot glue gun it is the law to get a blister right?



I used a bit of Grungeboard covered with Sticky Back Canvas to cut the Prancing Deer... then I cut him again just from Grunge, stuck the two together and then inked with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain inks, fraying the edges of him and then popping some Tinsel Twine around his neck so he has a jazzy scarf... adding in a little Christmas Token for decoration.


There be a couple of mini baubles hiding behind the bow (cannot believe I managed to make a bow that doesn't look like something Alfie hacked up!  My bow making skills are nil usually!)  and I coloured the baubles with a smidge of Alcohol Ink to make them a bit mercury glass like... shame I am a dingbat and didn't get a proper piccie of them...


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



43 comments:

carol edwards said...

Great project Hels, love all the bits and pieces, a real little stunner x

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness this is spectacular
I want to join in but can't find my mojo
Xx

CountryTwinkle said...

Wonderful project! Good luck on the contest and I hope you win!

Lisa M said...

WOW! 4 years in the making.... of sorts...now that's impressive dedication. Your wintry shadowbox is a bliss filled eclectic compilation of fabulous vintage everythings and making the baubles more mercury glass like, FABULOUS!! Despite the Murphy's Law blisters....you have made a sensational talking piece center piece of a showcase!
LOOOVE this!!

Anita Houston said...

Love this Hels!!!! 4 years is not bad, I've had stuff in the makes for a decade...lol!!!! Love the deer and trees everywhere!!! Just so gorgeous, and I know the glitter will make it even more so!

SusanK said...

Your configurations build may have been in the thought process for years but it was well worth the wait! Gorgeous!

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Hels this is gorgeous I love what you have created here it was worth the wait you have done a fantastic job. Hugs Jackie

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Gosh Hels, your work just gets better all the time! All the Tim-ness you've added makes this all sooooo right! Lovely work, always an inspiration to visit your site!

Juliz Design Post said...

Love your home decor project Hels. Your shading on your trees is so realistic. Hopefully I will finish my project in time for this challenge.
Julie x

Carole Z said...

Amazing project Hels, love all the details! Hugs Carole Z xx

JanBianchi said...

Hels I always love the natural elements you add in your projects.
This is a very nice shadow box for the holidays!!! I love what you did and love the pinecones...

Rea' said...

If I didn't believe in the magic you made me a believer ( but of course I do ) !! So MAGICAL SO BEAUTIFUL ... love the ribbon, the pine cones, the trees... just beautiful ... full of fabulous detail !

Carol said...

I so relate to misplacing the glitter! I do that all the time!

This compendium box is just right, just now, but I can imagine how it will look all glittered up! Add sticky fingers to that blister! LOL

Nicole Wright said...

Wow 4 years! Iat just seems to happen like that sometimes. It was worth the wait. It's a lovely rustic scene you've excecuted wonderfuly. The pinecones are great, metal elements and the prancing deer sneaking out from behind. I will be adding this to my 4 year list.

Sue said...

Love the vintage, aged look of your Configurations Box, Hels. Just beautiful.

Annette Green said...

Well, that blister was well worth it, wasn't it Hels, because this turned out so amazing. I love the scene inside and all the wonderful touches. Gorgeous!!

Candy C said...

Hels your Christmas piece using Tim's Configuration boxes is beautiful. 4 years??? I guess the best things in life are worth waiting for, aren't they? :) Each compartment has something special to look at and enjoy. :) Love it and love you! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous scene, Hels. I love all the details, especially the tiny framed Santa on the wall. A super configuration!

Julia Aston said...

So many lovely little scenes to look at on your wonderful project Hels!

Lisa H said...

Very nice!! I've been meaning to make a Christmas configurations box for the past few years too. Hopefully this will be the year! =)

Susan said...

Wow, Hels! I am SO glad you finally got around to creating this configuration box display! It is amazing! I love the Woodlands theme, including the wonderful Prancing deer. The picture of Santa in the Bookplate is such a great idea! It's perfect!

crafty creations said...

Stunning project once again Hels

Terry said...

Oh my, I am in love with your configurations project! Hels, this is so delightful and each compartment is such fun and festive. Love it!

Shari Trumbull said...

WOWIE HELS!!! LOVE your configs box stuffed full of lovely Christmas tidings!! Love all of the trees and the baubles and pinecones--Just so fun and festive!! Oh--I see your little harlequin diamonds back there, too! Love That!! XOXO-Shari T.

Studio Rose said...

This is so lovely; great take on nature's version of the holiday. I know the feeling of those Configurations waiting patiently for you to fill them up; I've done three and have three more calling my name every day! This is so wonderful and I love that you've found elements from so many places that came together so well!

Jess M said...

i love the woodsy feel on this one. Such a gorgeous take.
Jess

Jess M said...

I love your natural take on this project. Gorgeous.

Karen Garrard said...

Gorgeous configuration box Hels!!! I love how you trimmed the tress to create different sizes. That is a cool idea! This is a great piece. Karen.x

Yvonne said...

Hels...this is lovely! Love all the little bits here and there...the woodland earthy colors are dreamy! You rocked this challenge! WOW!

Redanne said...

I am so pleased that you finally got to make this because it is fabulous - stunning in fact. The trees look amazing and I love the pine cones - this is a gorgeous piece of home decor... Hugs, Anne xx

Caroline said...

I love the natural look of this!!! Beautiful little details!! I wouldn't be able to resist the glitter either though!

Peg Robinson said...

Hels, this is just charming. I love every bit.

penny4thoughts said...

So perfectly Christmas-y!!

Lisa S. said...

This is a fantastic project Hels. I love looking at each and every element you've added to it. BTW your new profile pic is beautiful. xx

Kim said...

OK, 4 years....so there's still hope for my Christmas Box! I love yours, and am so glad you found your glitter!! Have a very Merry Christmas.

CraftyHope said...

So many lovely little touches about this whole piece. I love how much thought you put into it. It's so perfectly woodland and rustic but with a bit of vintage glam.!

Vic's Creations! said...

This is a stunning project! It belongs in a museum it's so vintage! A charming and elegant rustic Christmas display! Thanks so much for your ideas!

craftylyn said...

Love this piece theres just soooooo much to look at, its like an advent calendar without the doors!. Fabulous work. A Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sara Barker said...

Oh, MY! I feel a wordy comment coming on! Hels, this beautiful Configurations truly just made my heart skip several beats! I am so inspired by nature, and you have just hit the nail on the head with capturing that moment where nature meets bling! I'm almost happy I did not see this before I made my Configurations project with some of my Shiny Bright collection (just posted yesterday--had been working on it for weeks and used two of the "leftover" boxes on projects I've linked on L3 CCV3!). I too had my Conf. box for several years before I finally made the commitment to gussy it up.

You've just done an awesome job, and so well worth hanging onto your box to wait for this inspiration to hit. I bet this looks lovely in your home! Merry Christmas!

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous project! Love all details in your wonderful work! barbarayaya

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your configuration box is beautiful. I love the rustic woodland feel and I actually like it without the glitter.

Chary Deiling said...

I love the way your project screams vintage Christmas!! Just Beautiful

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Hels, love your trees and he ornate plate and that tiny circular frame with Santa inside. Lovely details. Happy Christmas. Tracy x

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