Saturday, 14 March 2015

Curiously Remnantly Rubbed...

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 51 of the book and playing with Tim's Remnant Rubs.  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.   Once I had "done the technique" with the Remnant Rubs, I used Distress Spray Stains to colour over the tag base.  I used Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey and Crushed Olive.  I chose the Sprays because I am addicted to them... pure and simple!  Distress Inks or Stains work equally as well with this cool technique though.  Here's what my tag looked like before I got decorating.  (and yes, the ickle harlequin stamp has made its way onto the tag!)



Next came the decoration.  It was obvious that I was going to grab the butterfly from Tim's new Perspective stamp set... well, I seem to have used it on practically everything I have made recently!  I have been stamping twice and layering the wings... so I decided to add in another layer and stamped the image three times, cutting each layer slightly smaller so Mr Butterfly really is a big old blousey creature now.   I coloured the wings with the same colours but this time using Distress Inks to get the colour intensity I wanted.


I have some of Tim's Framed Alpha Parts so I snipped one out and then cut it down to individual words... I wanted to created a little more depth on the tag than just having it as one piece.  I coloured the bits with the same colours of Distress Paint, part drying and then wiping off the excess paint to show the black base through.


The butterfly needed something to sit on so I used an Industrious sticker frame... colouring this with the same colours of Distress Paint, blending them a bit with my finger and then heat setting it and smudging off the wet bits... I love this technique... it is so cool to age up stuff.






Finishing touches are a few bits and bobs of Idea-ology.  The Heirloom roses were coloured with Wendy's Orange Blossom Archival re-inker and ink, the Dewdrops were coloured with Hazelnut Alcohol Ink and I popped a Sheild Charm on with a smidge of ink to colour the little paper insert thingy.  And there you have it!



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* Thanks for looking, have an inky and inspirational day!  TTFN

Hels x


54 comments:

Lisapmac said...

Amazing tag, lurve the butterfly stamp, great colour combo too x

Candy C said...

Hels...gorgeous tag! I love how you've layered that already gorgeous butterfly and made it even more dimensional and amazing. The shabby pen nib that you used for it's body look fantastic. Your remnant rub background is so pretty, too. Love how you colorized and used Tim's new little heirloom roses on this tag. Beautifully done!

Carol w said...

Beautiful tag, love the buterfly and your colors.

Jan Hill said...

Hi Hels, this is beautiful! That butterfly is featuring everywhere, everyone's new favourite. Love the colours and all the embellies. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, A fabulous tag, love the colours.
I wish that my copy of Tim's book had been 'signed' boohoo !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! The way you layered the butterfly is fabulous! So gorgeous Hels!

Caroline said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous!!! I'm loving the rub-on technique :)

Sue Balawajder said...

Fabulous tag Hels.Keep spotting more on the tag the more closely I look,a masterpiece. Big hugs Sue Balawajder x

Theresa Pace said...

this emanates warmth. lovely colour combo. amazing how you build up the embellies and it never looks cluttered, fab. hugs xx

Rea' said...

Welcome back ! Beautiful layered butterfly... and those colors just gorgeous !
I'm already in love with the remnant rubs, but you girls just made me love them even more :)

Redanne said...

I really find it hard to take my eyes off the fabulous butterfly with the pen nib body, it is stunning in those colours Hels - really beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Jenny Shepherd said...

Hels stunning as usual I love this butterfly and especially when it is 3 dimensional

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Hels this is a gorgeous tag the butterfly is amazing. Hugs Jackie

Stefania Salmi said...

Just fabulous! Nice idea of butterflies in 3d!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Delicious, as ever your art is. You should just keep right on using that Perspective butterfly because it is beautiful and you make it even more so. I am crazy about how you use Tim's color and all his embellishments. I would have commented sooner, but had to pop over and order the Shield Charm!! <3

Veronica Tovar said...

I love the butterfly layers, great idea... It gives your project a lot of dimension.... Beautiful

Susan said...

Hels, this is so beautiful! I love the way you layered the butterfly - what a striking effect! Everything is absolutely perfect - you are amazing!

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Gosh, Hels--Everything about this tag is spectacular! I LOVE your layered butterfly and the bright inky colors of your background! Oh and look at those darling little blooms and OH-- clever to cut apart the framed alpha word!! Love That! Love This Tag! Love You!! XOXO-Shari

Barry and Lana said...

This is so lovely. I really appreciate you showing the steps you used. Thank you for sharing.

Vintagehandmade said...

Awesome tag! I love the dimensional butterfly with the pen nib on the body! Great remnant rubs resist technique on this tag! Love all the details!
Branka xxx

Annette Green said...

You just keep on using that big butterfly, Hels, because you definitely make it beautiful every single time. Great technique to layer up three with various cuts like that. Your tag is so dimensional and gorgeous. Love it!

Carol said...

Love the change in color value between background and butterfly...AND the triple-winged butterfly is aforable!

Larimore2 said...

Here is yet another AMAZING butterfly !!! I swear; you guys are gonna make a butterfly LOVER outta this gurl here! But the BEST part of your tag has to be the rubs themselves: how you chose from the many diff pkgs and it all comes together PERFECTLY!!! I just LOVE making something out of a mish-mash because for some reason, it can be comforting to just let the flow of something take you along. This tag is DEFINITELY yummy candy for the eyes!!!

Jenn DuBell said...

I always love everything you create! I follow your pinterest too!

Rhea said...

Another lovely butterfly with cool layers and adornments. You all did amazing with this challenge. I am always blown away by this team.

Lisa H said...

I love the layered butterfly!!

Dutchgirl said...

Really like your use of all things Tim!! Lovely tag!

Terry said...

Big wow all the way from CA! I love your tag and that background using the Remnant Rubs, but that Butterfly is incredible! Totally beautiful tag!

JanBianchi said...

Hels beautiful work as always love your beautiful and great background details....

Rebecca AKA Bexta76 said...

Wow wow wow!!! So very beautiful, that butterfly is AMAZING.

Mandy Welch said...

you, little miss creative pants, are the reason I bought that butterfly stamp set. LOVE what you've been creating lately, and love what you've been posting for quite a while now. KEEP that up won't you!?

Marjie Kemper said...

Va va voom! The colors are so rich.... LOVE this one!

Chary Deiling said...

I love this color combo!! The layering effect of your butterfly is so clever!!! As usual Beautiful tag.

Kay B Mitchell said...

Heils - ever the beautiful crafter - LOVE the layered effect of the butterfly - thanks for your continued inspiration!

Heather Maxwell said...

Beautiful colors, layers and textures! And your comments are so funny too!

Ruby Craft said...

I love that Butterfly too and I Love seeing it on your beautiful tag.

craftylyn said...

Love what you did to the butterfly. The colours on all the samples are really vibrant I think we may be coming out of winter Yay! Love those distress stains too.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous blend of colours Hels and the oversized butterfly is gorgeous and I love the added layers for dimension and the added pen nib too. Very pretty. Tracy x

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful colour combination Hels and fabulous embellishing. Nikki xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful colour combination Hels and fabulous embellishing. Nikki xx

Clareene Forbes said...

Wonderful card! I especially love all the detail on your bnutterfly. Really sits the tag apart.

Maura said...

Fabulous tag with oh, such a beautiful butterfly! Love how you used the pen nib. Colors...mwah!

Kaylee Cammack said...

Wow! Beautiful tag Hels! The cracked pistachio is my all time favorite color! It works beautifully with the wild honey and the crushed olive. I can't wait to try those colors together. The dimension the layers give to the butterfly is stunning. Thanks for sharing!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Looks like everyone is loving your butterfly Hels, including me. So smart to stamp multiples and trim each in sizes, add so much depth. Good color combo for the background and bow. Love the little heirloom roses. I just received some but haven't gotten to use them. Beautiful work!!

Sara Barker said...

Holy toledo! this is one gorgeous tag, Hels! I have that stamp, and never pictured it this way at all! Genius, and now I know exactly what I'm going to be using that bad boy for next! Your colors are just yummy! Love this from top to bottom!

Bobbi Smith said...

I love, love, love the dimension you gave your butterfly! Gorgeous color combination! Stunning tag Hels! :)

Lisa S. said...

Yes, the dimension is awesome and so are the rich colors you used. A gorgeous tag Hels!

Deb Lorence said...

Gorgeous tag Hels!

Sharon Y said...

Just lovely. That color combo is fabulous and oh so bright. Your butterfly is great. Looks like it will be flittering (is that a word? Ha) off the page any minute.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Hels...Love your butterfly! The colors are beautiful and the layering make your butterfly ready for flight. Great background with Tim's Remnant Rubs

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Hels - you are the queen of "more is more". How I wish I could pull that off.
As usual, a beautiful work of art!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Hels - you are the queen of "more is more". How I wish I could pull that off.
As usual, a beautiful work of art!

Lisa :) said...

LOVE this!! That butterfly is amazing!!! Gorgeous.

Danee said...

This butterfly has stolen my heart. I don't know if it is solely the 3 layers or a combination of the color scheme and the 3 layers or what, but it is perfection. I love the pen nib- it is an obvious choice for a butterfly body because it never seems to get old and adding such a heavy amount of color simply adds to the overall effect AND keeps it looking fresh. This is one luscious butterfly. I pride myself in never stamp-lifting-is that what it is called? I know scrap-lifting is the scrappers version..whatever- but I have to be honest and admit that I will be stamp-lifitng this idea. It is just too perfect from the coloring to the layering to the leanly painted pen nib body. If I blog it I will certainly give you credit and a link back and I shall add my own spin but you I don't think I can improve on it (I think that is the first time I have said that....ever) ;D

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