Saturday, 23 May 2015

Curiously Eroded.....

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 Inspiration Emporium 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 44 of the book and trying out the Eroded Metallic 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.  


My entry this time is another tag for the collection.  I used Cracked Pistachio, Bundled Sage and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paints and Brushed Pewter Metallic Distress Paint.  Once I had done the technique and got the look I wanted, I gave the tag a quick slap of Glue & Seal to.. um.. seal it!  Here's the tag before I decorated it... 'scuse the shiny bit... I can't for the life of me take a decent photo!


A smidge of stamping using my little harlequin and Jet Black Archival Ink and edging with a black Sharpie to just give the whole design a frame, I then moved on to making a big fat rose embellishment.  This was made by cutting three Tattered Florals flowers from manila card and colouring with the same Distress Inks and overstamping with my fave Studio 490 background stamp.  I then assembled the flowers into a rose and added a couple of leaves and a few Winter Green diecuts to finish it.   The little Heirloom Roses were coloured with Pool Alcohol Ink.


The Ornate Plate was coloured with Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paints... dried off and then I smudged a bit of Black Archival over to age it up a bit.  The centre for the Ornate Plate was made using more card and DP's and Tim's word from the Stuff to Say stamp set.  A little bit of ribbon to finish and voila!  Another finished tag for the collection.


Apologies for being missing in action for the past couple of weeks.. I have an incredibly good excuse tho!  I have Ellen visiting from America and all thoughts of blogville and such-like have gone right out of the window as we've been gadding off into the wilds of Yorkshire and have been a tad busy sitting around yakking all day! Bad girl!  I will be back to normal service this coming week tho :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* Thanks for looking, have an inky and inspirational day!  TTFN

Hels x

54 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

Have missed you, but great you are having fun with your gal pal. Fabby tag - I think Cracked P and Mermaid are my new favourite combo.

Joanne said...

Wonderful colours and a perfect F1 hybrid rose. I can hear you and Ellen yacking and giggling from here!! So pleased for you both xx

Candy C said...

Hels...another gorgeous tag. Your eroded metallic background is amazing. Love love love your rose! Love the entire tag. Give Ellen a hug from me and then have her give you a hug from me! Love you guys.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this is an amazing tag. I was a little worried about you but I am so pleased that you are having a great time with your friend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ruby Craft said...

Always a delight to see your gorgeous tags. Love the metallic shiny and your background is perfect. Looking forward to playing around with this technique. Glad you have been having a wonderful visit with your friend.

Jan Hill said...

Hi Hels, the eroded metal background really shows off your fab roses. I love it, Jan x

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Lovely tag, and I really love your color choice with the roses. It feels fresh and clean. BTW, I think your photo showed the tech particularly well! Its hard to get a shot really showing that finish and yours did it. I'd love to see a shot of the entire tag collection!

Yvonne said...

Hels...I hope you and Ellen are having a wonderful time and I'm glad you have stepped away and have been having some fun! Yay! Now on to your most beautiful tag that I am in love with! LOVE the colors and I love that I can look at it and know it is your work without even knowing that! It is true to you...feminine and gorgeous! LOVE it and I so wish we were all together giggling and carrying on..but soon! Have fun with Ellen and give her big hugs! <3

Anita Houston said...

How did you have time for this gorgeous tag while you are off playing with Ellen? GORGEOUS Hels...love the flower and colors you used!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, So glad you and Ellen are having a great time gadding about, and no doubt having crafty sessions too if time permits.
I adore this tag, and Tim's technique is fabulous and so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chary Deiling said...

So glad you back!! I love the blues and silver of you tag!! beautiful flowers. Love this tag!!

Sue Balawajder said...

I knew that I could here giggling up here in Yorkshire, so pleased that you have been out and about.Hope you have enjoyed yourselves. Your tag as always is beautiful, the co!ours and that rose just lovely. Big hugs.Sue Balawajder

Redanne said...

Love your fabulous background Hels, the colours are amazing and I love the gorgeous rose. How lovely to have Ellen visiting, the best reason ever for being missing on the blog! Keep having fun... Hugs, Anne xx

Theresa Pace said...

background is ace and this whole tag is a beauty, hugs xx

Rita said...

Lovely to hear your feeling better and no doubt Ellen contributed greatly to that. Love your piece and like always that gorgeous rose sets the whole piece off. Take Care. Hugs Rita xxx

rachel said...

beautiful Hels - this is wonderful - love it to bits xx

Joi at RR said...

You make the most beautiful flowers Hels. Love the silver over the greens and blues for this background - so "spring" like. Just lovely. j.

Vintagehandmade said...

Absolutely beautiful tag, Hels! Your eroded metallic background is just fantastic! The rose is to die for!
Branka xxx

Leigh Ann Hofferth said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shari Trumbull said...

Sooooo pretty, Hels!! I 'Wish' to be able to do the Eroded Metal technique as well as you've shown us here! Another Gorgeous tag for your collection indeed! And more wonderful inspiration for us, CC3-ers! Just Lovely!! Enjoy that girl time with Ellen! There's never enough girl time!! XOXO-Shari

Carol said...

The pewter is PERFECT with those base colors!

Rea' said...

Just gorgeous LOVE the colors you chose for your tag and that color combo with the black and white strip ribbon just pops! I always love your roses !!

lorena b. said...

wonderful color combo, love the flower!

Sharon Y said...

Loving this with the brushed pewter! Such a happy tag with the blue green color combo. Looks fab with the florals.

crafty creations said...

An amazing tag Hels

rachel said...

beautiful tag hels - your eroded surface looks amazing! Brilliant! Thanks for your kind words hun! Hugs rachel x

Annette Green said...

Another fabulous tag, Hels, and I love how your coordinated the ornate plate too. I'm so happy that you and Ellen got together. I know how happy it makes both of you and it was such a joy to see some of the photos. Nothing like good friends!

Susan said...

Fabulous eroded technique, Hels! I love the Brushed Pewter on it! Of course the rest of your tag is no pretty - love the colors and your beautiful rose as always!

Buttons said...

It's almost a shame to have covered up all the loveliness on your tag! That combo of colours is superb and works perfectly with your choice of embellies. So glad to hear you've been having a blast with Ellen too. Jenny x

barbarayaya62 said...

Love your color combination! Silver is fantastic in this work! I love your flowers , they are always incredible! BArbarayaya

Jenn DuBell said...

Love the colors you chose for this one!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love that grungy background and your beautiful flowers.... nobody does flowers like you, Hels!

Kerstin F. said...

Beautiful colour combination with wonderful flowers!

Melissa Merritt said...

Aren't Tim's heirloom blossoms just perfect for an extra touch? Your tag looks awesome.

Melissa Merritt said...

Aren't Tim's heirloom blossoms just perfect for an extra touch? Your tag looks awesome.

craftylyn said...
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craftylyn said...

Sorry Hels my previous comment was attacked by predictive text. This is what it should have said.... Your tag is fabulous, I love mermaid lagoon and cracked pistachio together. your rose is, as always, blooming marvellous!

Studio Rose said...

You always choose such beautiful color combinations, and I love looking for that elusive harlequin stamp! Beautiful tag, as always. (Hey, have you tried Cheeto's Puffcorn? I am HOOKED!)

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful colors, wonderfully executed technique, and as always a stunning bloom! Your work always make my heart flutter!

Kim said...

Your tag is stunning! Love the colors, and your roses always amaze me. Mine always fall short.../sigh

Stefania Salmi said...

I'm glad you found the time to realize this fantastic tag! the effect of metal eroded with Pewter Metallic is perfect on your tag.

Terry said...

This is so pretty with the silver, Hels! I love the tag you created using the EM technique and that added flower is fabulous! Wonderful share!

LauraVi said...

Love the colours you used, the flower is magic, it seems come from the depth of the sea!

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Maura said...

Gorgeous blues!!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Glad you are having a great visit with your friend...good friends are rather like an old robe that has withstood the test of time and always wraps you up with warmth and comfort. Your tag is absolutely lovely. I like how you used the blue/green tones with the silver. Beautiful rose as always.

Nikki Acton said...

Great tag Hels, the metallic effects are stunning. Nikki x

Larimore2 said...

I purposely left commenting for last these last 2 Challenges- I wanted to try and NOT remember the projects posted until after doing my own. So I wouldn't consciously (or UN) end up making a like-item. It gave me alot more freeway. I am keeping pics of each, tho- esp if I want to do a similar item...like your rose!!! Not only does it really make your project POP, but I am just in love w the look it gives the whole thing!!! Just sooo pretty!!!!

Lisa H said...

bee-utiful!!! I love the colors. =)

Lisa :) said...

1) I LOVE the colors you chose 2) love your tag 3) that great flower you created!! great project!!

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