Saturday, 17 January 2015

Curiously Watercoloured... Part II

Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely Compendium-ers!  Today sees the start of another 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... they never cease to amaze me with their inspirational ideas and art!   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.  Tim & Mario have, as ever, 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 40 of the book and doing the Distress Watercolour Part 2 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.  


As usual, I have made a tag for my entry.. I am getting quite a nice collection of them now and I need a bigger bookring to store them on.  I have decided that come the end of the challenge series (sob, I don't want that to ever happen... Mr Holtz, get writing Book 4 now please!!!) I will mount all the tags onto a big old board and pop them onto the wall in the Room of Stash... I do enjoy flicking through the bookring though... it is nice to see what I have made (I am of an age now where I cannot remember what I did this morning, let alone a few months ago lol)



Anyways, my tag!  I cut a piece of Distress Watercolour Paper down to size and then stamped Mr Snooty from Tim's Time Travellers stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink.  I then used the following Distress Markers for colouring: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss and Walnut Stain.  I LOVE Distress Markers the best for colouring in... I am rubbish at colouring in so these are very forgiving being waterbased.  



Of course, Mr Snooty is a lovely old chap but he needed some embellies.. so I dug around my Idea-ology boxes and grabbed Mini Cogs, Sprockets, Word Band,  Compass Coin, Nib, Arrow, Bulb, Washers and Mini Fastners... piled them all on with a scrap of Ruler Ribbon and then because you can never have too many metal embellies I popped some chain with a Clip and a Philosophy Token to make a link between the ribbon a-top the tag and the sidey bit... The base tag was coloured with Walnut Stain DI and then I added Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Embossing Powders over the top, heated them, removed the crystals and got a cool grungey background for the main image to sit on :O)



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* Wishing you all a very crafty 2015.. may your fingers be forever inky :O))   Thanks for looking, have an inspirational day!  TTFN

Hels x

42 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Hels this is a gorgeous tag. I like your idea of putting them all on a board in your room of stash. My stash is tucked away all over our downstairs I dream of having a room. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Susan Battensby said...

This is a lovely tag Hels and one of my all time favourite stamps which is sooo useful for lots of things. Beautiful colouring too.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Brilliant, as ever, Ms. Hels. Mr. Snooty seems quite severe, but all those cogs and gears makes me think there is much churning and creativity on his mind. No nonsense there!! Fabulous tag, a tactile delight.

Candy C said...

Hey Hels....'tis I who needs to come to YOUR house and quietly sit in your craft room and watch YOU create! This gritty tag is awesome! I love everything about it. The Ideaology gears look amazing complimenting that sketchy gentleman. Your watercolor technique is perfection. ❤️

Anita Houston said...

I want to go with Candy to watch you create too! Gorgeous tag, and love all the yummy metal!!!

Theresa Pace said...

what an awesome tag. that Mr Snooty sure looks menacing though! love how you mounted all those embellies on. i'm so not able to pile them on like that and make them look like yours, hugs xx

Redanne said...

I love that you call him Mr Snooty, it certainly suits him. I also love the way you have decorated around him too, especially the cogs. A brilliant tag, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Ohhhhhhhh, gorgeous !! I love this tag, Mr Snooty is a definite favourite stamp of mine, the embellies are fabulous. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan Hill said...

What a great tag Hels, I always think of him as Mr Scary but he is definitely Snooty. Love the colours you used and show the technique off well. Jan x

Sue said...

I am like you, Hels. Can't remember what I had for breakfast, but have perfectly clear memories of what I did when I was 5!!
I love Mr. Snooty's attitude! He just has that "air" about him, doesn't he? Love all the cogs and gears and things you've added to him.

Anneke said...

Really love this male tag. Thanks for showing Anneke.

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Hels,
Great Steampunk look!

Studio Rose said...

I have to say that harlequin stamp TOTALLY makes the project. I can't imagine it without! And I love that you piled on the steampunky embellies; it's very cool. Nice job on the coloring; I hope I can do as well!

My BFF has a big board with all Christmas tags on it that she takes out every year. It's sooooo awesome; you need to do this!

Rea' said...

LOl ... Mr. Snooty !! Hels I so LOVE this tag ( I love tags too ) Your watercoloring is amazing and you further enhanced it with all those cool embellishments, what fun... Mr. Snooty is in GOOD company!

Shari Trumbull said...

Hels, I love your "Mr. Snooty" tag very much! You've brought him to life with his dapper green suit and his snazzy brown cravat--OH, and you've made him a redhead to boot!! Just fabulous water coloring techniques at play here, Hels!! So much fun!! XOXO-Shari T

Annette Green said...

Mr. Snooty turned out perfectly watercolored! I love this steampunky tag, Hels, and all the placement of your trinkets and such. You made it great, especially with the addition of black embossing and white paint. Another fabulous tag!

Cim Allen said...

There are so many amazing elements to this tag. The watercolor technique is spot on ! I love the background of the tag, it's so rustic looking.. I can totally understand about not remembering what you did this morning .. LOL

Susan said...

This is such a lovely tag, Hels! You create such beautiful and interesting tags! This one is so different due to the guy image and gears. I love it! I love your color choices too - so unique. Wish I could watch you work as well!

SusanK said...

Love the ginger-haired man on your very dimensional tag!

Sara Barker said...

Hels, it is always a treat to visit your blog--I so enjoy reading every word. And as for your coloring being "rubbish", that is absolutely so far from reality! You've done an outstanding job with that AND the embellies are just perfect for this piece! Oh, if I could be a fly on your craft room wall!

Marjie Kemper said...

He's quite the handsome fellow all beautifully colored and embellished with such fine metals. Love it!

Maura said...

Great tag! Love that image, and all the steampunk goodness on your tag.

Jenn DuBell said...

I love love love this tag!

Caroline said...

Very intriguing tag! Love the grungy background and all the embellishments :)

craftylyn said...

I just love this grungy, steampunky metally loveliness.

Nikki Acton said...

A Hels tag with no flowers but still a stunner! Great choice of image and wonderful technique. Nikki xx

Sharon Y said...

Crushing on the steampunk gent. Great coloring. Love how he just jumps out at ya. The metal is the perfect touch.

Larimore2 said...

Oh, what can I say about this tag except : I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE STEAMPUNK & all the goodies that go along with it!!! You had absolutely NO trouble hooking me onto this tag...you had me at the stamp of Mr.Hyde!!!! This reminds me SO of our younger Son who is a just-graduated, newly-hired, PURDUE Honors Nuclear Engineer living with his beautiful bride (who also just graduated PURDUE with a degree in Honors English Education. I just smackin' LOVE this!!!!! Hmmm...reminds me to put more Mini & reg-sized Gears onto my shopping list. NEVER can have TOO many of THOSE!!!! ;) GREAT JOB, Ma'am!!!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Love your Mr. Snotty Hels. Great water-coloring...I love his coat. Your embellishments compliment the grungy feel of the tag.

Carol said...

Mr Snooty doesn't look appreciative of all the embellishments you gave him! But then, we wouldn't call him Mr Snooty if he did, would we?

I like your wall board idea... Wish I had a wall for a similar treatment.

And yes, we DO need a book 4

Kim said...

Love the name you gave the Gent!! Seems very fitting. I think your watercoloring came out great, and of course I love all the texture and steam-punkness to it! Your idea of a board makes me wish I had chosen all the same media for the challenge now too..

LauraVi said...

Great tag and perfect metal embellishments!!

Danielle Lounds said...

Wowsa! This tag is amazing and I love how you incorporated all of the fun metal embellishments!

Lisa H said...

I love the steampunk vibe!!! =)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

The stamped character is such a interesting looking guy and you have done an amazing watercolor technique on him. Like the gears you have added.

Ruby Craft said...

Your tag is wonderful. Great watercoloring and love all your texture and added embellishments. I too am looking forward to CC4 and don't want CC3 challenge to end. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kay B Mitchell said...

Hels - wonderful use of Steampunk pieces!

toni said...

Wonderful tag! love the watercolouring and all that fabulous hardware ! toni x

Deb Lorence said...

Your watercoloring is beautiful Hels! Love all of the embellishments!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your steampunk tag! I'm sure even Mr Snooty is about to smile!

Lisa S. said...

Love each and every element of this fabulous tag Hels. Fantastic!!!

snazzyjj said...

Great work coloring and love all the Tim goodies for interest on your tag.

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