Saturday, 11 April 2015

Curiously Smudged...

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 42 of the book and trying out the Smudge Stamping 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.  


Another challenge, another tag for the collection!   This technique is one that I do love muchly and admit I don't use it oft enough... time to remedy it on this tag as I used it not only on the background but also on the rose and the leaves too!  Overkill?  Nahhh, you can never have too much of a goodly thing, right?  Here's what the tag looked like before the addition of "extras".



I went back in time with the stamping - using Tim's older sets makes me happy... it reminds me where I hopped onto the Tim Train... which was in 2006, blimey!  NINE years!  Nine very happy and inky years, I hasten to add.  The main stamp set is Urban Tapestry... the alpha on the rose and leaves is from Artful Artifacts... a much loved stamp that hasn't seen ink for a wee while!


The rose was made from cardstock, die cut using Tim's Tattered Florals, coloured with Antique Linen, Stormy Sky and a smidge of Black Soot DI and assembled into a rose... for a full tut on how to make the rose like this, check over there *points left* as there be a full on photo tutorial that I did yonks ago... I still make them exactly the same way and always get a great looking rose.  The leaves are from Tim's Garden Greens die and I typed out the sentiment on my old Underwood typewriter... I even did the technique on the card I used for the words... see, I told you I loves this technique!!! 


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

40 comments:

Joanne said...

Another wonderful creation Hels. I love your roses but can't remember how to make the jumbo one. Will have to have a go when I get chance. Xx

rachel said...

this is so very gorgeous Hels and so very you - love it! Huggles rachel x

Candy C said...

Beautiful tag, Hels! The smudge stamping on your background is perfect. And that rose!!! YOUR roses are always so elegant and gorgeous!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful tag Hels! Your big flower is so amazing, wow!! Love your stamp choice, so perfect for spring! hugs :)

Carole Z said...

This is such a beautiful tag Hels, love the background and your gorgeous flower, hugs Carole Z X

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your tag, always gorgeous work from you. Good technique on the smudge stamping. Always beautiful roses!!

Fuchsia said...

How Lovely Hels .
It looks so spring like to and made me smile x

Just had the honour of the lovely Pauline Wheeler demos in our town today what a gem learnt some great tips xxx

Hoping they will get you to our part of the country one day :)

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Gorgeous tag, love. I think the Bird on a Branch (one of my MOST favorite TimStamps) is perfect for this technique. Very pretty elements overall and I see you've been faithful to your harlequin yet again. Nicely done!

Gwendolyn Taylor said...

Beautiful,just gorgeous! First-love the rose, plays well with this technique. Second- amazing color combo. Third- your bows are always perfect. Thanks for sharing

Redanne said...

You are right, you can never have too much of a good thing and I always lurve seeing your tags and flowers - this one is beautiful with the lovely bird and the wonderful rose! Fabulous smudge stamping too. Hugs, Anne xx

Larimore2 said...

Really lovin' that rose made w tattered florals- can't use that die too much! Beautiful tag!!!

Studio Rose said...

It's awesome that you have a typewriter; I am soooo jealous! The rose came out beautifully and your harlequin stamp looks amazing, as always. I always love reading your descriptions of how you work; they're hilarious!

Sue Balawajder said...

Beautiful tag,your roses are always fabulous,love the colour combo.Big hugs Sue Balawajder

Ruby Craft said...

Love the picture of the tag before you embellished it. It is so pretty. Of course I love the tag after the embellishments too. Love all the little details and thanks for the rose tutorial too.

lulucreazioniartistiche said...

Beautiful tag Hels!So gorgeous

Annette Green said...

Such a great technique, isn't it indeed? I love how it transforms plain stamping into a soft background effect and yours is stunning! Love that flower too!!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful background and rose on this Hels!

Yvonne said...

Hels..this is so sweet...and absolutely gorgeous! You always have the most feminine lovely creations. I always LOVE the colors you choose and the way you put things together!
Big hugs sweets.

Jenny Shepherd said...

As ever Hels - beautiful, i always look forward to your blog posts even if i dont always join in x

craftylyn said...

Oh Hels I loves your roses. This tag is gorgeous....so yummy!

Rea' said...

Absolutely gorgeous... the color combo so beautiful... captures your attention and "holds you there" ( that makes sense ... right... ??) The rose and those leaves OMG Stunning... smudge work just amazing !

Carol said...

Wow! Using the technique on the flower is inspired! Love the pearls too...

Marjie Kemper said...

Your smudging rocks, Hels, as does that fantabulous stacked flower. Lovely!

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely Tag, Hels!! Look at all of the smudge stamping you've incorporated! It's wonderful and a technique that I haven't used all that much either :) Fabulous inspiration, Hels!! XOXO-Shari

Joi at RR said...

This is so elegant Hels. I trying to imagine how all the wonderful Tim stamps you have after nine years. I'm so glad you gals use the old ones - they are so fun to see for me. And wow - your flower is just breathtaking... its perfect. j.

Brittany King said...

Your color palette was such a fun choice!

Jenn DuBell said...

This is a wonderful color palette! Very Springy!

Anita Houston said...

Oh Helsy!!! This is uber gorgeous...just a perfect example of the technique! LOVE these images and the color, and you are the flower queen!!! Fabulous!

Vintagehandmade said...

Another stunner from you, Hels! Great images, amazing colors and so many beautiful details! Love it!
Branka xxx

Clareene Forbes said...

Wonderful tag!! My favorite part is the flower. I used your tutorial on making them and LOVED it.

Maura said...

Delightful tag! It is chuck full of spring goodness, and a beauty!

snazzyjj said...

Great effect with your smudging, it looks like a silhouette. Love your flower too.

Kim said...

I do so love your roses!! Your smudging worked perfectly into the design...not to much of a good thing a'tall!

Lisa S. said...

Wow, so pretty Hels! Love everything about this gorgeous tag. :)

K D said...

Thanks for all the details! The tag is so pretty! I love the stamped flower.

Sara Barker said...

Love your bird smudging and this entire tag. As always your flower is just gorgeous! I love that you've included the technique here as well. I've had another look at your tutorial to make those flowers, but I think I will need several more month's of practice before one of mine ever goes public! Lovely tag!

Stefania Salmi said...

I love this tag so romantic and colors so delicate, the flower is a marvel!

Leigh Ann Hofferth said...

Really beautiful tag. Love the antiquey look. :)

Kimberly Cobb said...

Hels, Your tag is just lovely! The smudge stamping is great in your background and on your flower petals and leaves...I just love your rose! Thanks for posting the tutorial although mine never look like yours...I will just keep practicing :)

Lisa H said...

ah, it's so pretty!! =)

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