Saturday, 1 August 2015

Curiously Monoprint...

Gooooodly Morning to all you lovely Compendium-ers!  Today sees the start of the very last Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge *sad face*.  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 48 of the book and trying out the Layering Stencils Monoprint 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.  


I absolutely LOVE this technique and had much fun playing and using different colours.. so much so, I was in a quandry which tag to choose to show you!  I plumped for this one as it is lovely and bright and uses my fave stencil... the Flourish one.  As ever, it is a tag I am offering and yes, there be little snippets of my harlequin stamp on there... well, it is the last challenge of the book so I had to use it!


I chose Distress Inks and used Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon for the technique.  I decided to keep the embellies simple... then got all over excited and started layering up paper flowers, colouring Idea-ology Foliage with Distress Paint and generally going for it instead of keeping it simple.  Well, I do find it really hard to leave the embellies off... and it is the last challenge so it would be rude not to... right?



I just want to say a mahooosive thank you to Linda for organising these fab challenges... and to my lovely teamies on the Curiosity Crew, it has been a magnificent 34 weeks working alongside them... and I am still so honoured to have been asked to take part in the challenges.  Also, thank you to each and everyone of you who has left me comments... and to everyone who has joined in with the challenges each time - it has been great to see all your fab interpretations of the techniques and themes.  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

43 comments:

Helen said...

great tag to finish off the book's techniques (which I've only just got hold of!!) been wonderful seeing all your tags throughout this journey!!

Carole Z said...

Fabulous tag Hels, love the colours, hugs Carole Z X

Joanne said...

Well there Mrs S. You've gone out with a bang because this is incredible. If I learn nothing else from your amazingness, I learn how to combine colour which I believe you to be a world expert on. Thanks for all the lessons over the weeks. Cannot wait to see a post with each of your Curiosity creations displayed altogether
Xx

Lisa S. said...

Another gorgeous tag Hels! Pretty colors and as always amazing detail. Thanks for ALL of the inspiration! xx

Diana said...

what a beautiful tag!!! i love the colour combination and that is by far one of my favourite stencils!!

Candy C said...

Hels....your tag is BEAUTIFUL! I am blown away by the colors and the patterns and how you pulled it all together so perfectly. Truly beautiful! I also love the way you've finished out the tag. Your flower is gorgeous...as always!!! I need a private lesson in those someday! 😊 Hels, you know I adore you and getting the chance to play along side you for these Compendium challenges has been so fantastically FUN! You are such a super human being and I am blessed by your friendship!

Terry said...

Stunning mix of colors and elements, Hels! The background looks amazing with those lovely flowers! Love it! Happy Weekend.

SusanK said...

Fabulous array of colors; and you've used one of my favorite sentiments from Tim's collection.

Anita Houston said...

Of course it would be rude not to go full on out with the embellies! LOVE the layers and the gorgeous painty bright background! It was wonderful to be on this team with you!

rachel said...

looooove those colours hels - really awesome - will have to look up this technique - looks fun!!! Hope you have had fun today! Hugs rachel xx

Theresa Pace said...

this is beautiful Hels, hugs xx

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Well, I'm having an inspirational day now that I've had a chance to study your beautiful tag! Well done, Lady Sheridan!! Your colors are so pretty and cheerful and you've gathered just the right embellishments and layered them just so. Perfection. Your art makes me happy. <3

Susan said...

Love the bright colors in this tag, Hels! I just love the use of the Flourish stencil. I think it's my favorite! I have SO enjoyed being on this journey with you! It has been fun to see what wonderful project you create each week!

Kerstin F. said...

what a colour combination, fantastic!! Many thanks for this creative journey!

Susan Battensby said...

Have so enjoyed all your tags and this one is the best of them all.
Such gorgeous colours, I would never have thought of putting these together.
Thank you for all the inspiration.

Sue Balawajder said...

Lovely tag Hels,you never fail to inspire us lesser mortals :0) You should bring out a DVD just so we can watch your art from start to finish and then back again. Big hugs Sue Balawajder

Carol said...

There can NEVER be too many embellies! Especially the way you apply them!

The color really pops on this one. Love it!

I will miss the challenge. A lot.

Yvonne said...

Hels...this is true to Hels style! Feminine, colorful and embellished! I love your style and love the way you put things together! Beautiful as always....so happy we were able to be on this journey together with the other crew and can't wait to see what's next in our creative adventure! Can't wait to hug you in real, but for now I'm sending big cyber hugs and lots of love!

Marianne H said...

love that stencil and the colour just great.

Mona Pendleton said...

Hels your tag is gorgeous! Love the vibrant color palette that you used! All the blossoms are stunning! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Shari Trumbull said...

Just a FABULOUS Curiously Monoprint tag, Hels!! I love that bright and colorful background you created--sooo yummy, you just had to go for it!! :) A Beautiful tag to conclude the CC3 challenges with Hels!! Thank You for all of your creative inspiration!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

LauraVi said...

Bright colours combination for a great background! Love that dragonfly in blossoms, too!

Annette Green said...

Hels, those are some fabulous color combinations in the technique, making a wonderfully colorful, happy tag. What a treat it would be to see all your techniques tags together. A dream! It's been such an honor creating with you on the Curiosity Crew and I can't wait to continue the journey with you. Bigs hugs across the pond to you!!

Marjie Kemper said...

My stars! That is the most vibrant luscious background and I love how the vertical and horizontal lines pull me eye up and over to every single detail. What a pleasure it's been to be on this creative journey with you, Hels. Looking forward to our paths crossing many more times in the future!

Redanne said...

I am so, so sorry that it has come to an end, I hope Tim writes Book IV soon! I love (LOVE) this tag, the colours are gorgeous, the stencilling looks amazing and it would not be you if it did not include the mini harlequin stamp! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you and the Crew have provided us with over this journey! Hugs, Anne xx

Rea' said...

Oh so pretty ... love the colors... you know how to "invite" us in don't you ?! So many fun details ( as usual) ... love what I call your signature = harlequin stencil; and you do have a way with the flowers ... I love it !!

It has been amazing Journey with you; been inspired, encouraged, motivated; and I've loved it all !

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, your colour palette with the flourish stencil monoprint is so beautiful and love the addition of the harlequin stamp and all of those lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing and for your continuing inspiration.

Studio Rose said...

Hels, this is SO SO SO gorgeous! And I'm not just saying that because I picked almost the exact same colors you did! LOL And yes, I am also all about the embellies! I'll leave a "finished" project on my desk, come back an hour later and throw more stuff on it. WHY NOT??? So much fun to see your lil' Harlequin stamp one last time. Hard to believe it's almost over. I've always enjoyed your posts so much and think of you every time I eat Cheetos!

Jan Hill said...

Hi Hels, love your bright tag, just beautiful! I am going to miss this challenge and all the inspiration. Hugs Jan x

craftylyn said...

What a bright and cheerful tag, love this. Life won't be the same without the challenges to get stuck into. Beautiful work

Chary Deiling said...

I am in love with this tag!! The flourish stencil is my very favorite, and i love all you warm beautiful colors. I also will miss the challenges!! Since I follow your blog I will still be inspired by your talent!!

Melissa Merritt said...

Very lovely tag. The dragon fly among the flowers is a great touch.

Kim said...

You got great color depth with this technique! I love your bright vibrant tag.

Stefania Salmi said...

What a beautiful tags! Love the design and pretty coloring!

Lisa H said...

I love all the colors! so pretty!!

Larimore2 said...

This tag is just outrageously beautiful!!! The swirl of gentle colors mixed w the pop of colors and embellies just gives the eye a pleasing view in every spot!!! Your talents are by far superior in all you've done compared to anything I've created because you go bold without doubt that what you want to make happen ....just WILL: and in a big way! If I could take on colors and designs as comfortably as you do...I'll have mastered getting out of my usual box. 😁 Hey, it can still happen, too!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing with us and letting us all in on the fun!! I've really appreciated the uplifting notes and WONDERFUL friendships made!! I plan to stick around as much as I can...& hope for VOL 4!!! ❤️ ~Lyla~

Lisa S. said...

The colors just grab you Hels and keep you mesmerized. :) Another gorgeous tag with the technique beautifully done. I have enjoyed your projects and thank you for the inspiration!

Sara Barker said...

Hels, one of the biggest perks of joining in the CC3 challenges this year has been "meeting" all you fabulous ladies. You never fail to put a great big smile on my face every time I visit your blog, for your beautiful artwork AND your hilarious posts! Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration!

About this tag...it is such a fun and vibrant piece, and I adore your flowers! Such a brilliant color combination, and my favorite of Tim's stencils is the Flourish, too. It has a special place in my heart, because I won it on his blog! :):)

Veronica Tovar said...

Hels, I love how combined so many techniques in this beautiful piece of art. I specially like the way you got the monoprint to blend so beautifully and get so many colors on the background without getting them to compete... a very soft luck. I also like your altered metallic flowers, incredible and very nice touch. I also wanted to thank you for sharing your projects with us and to give us so much inspiration.

Sharon Y said...

Such a pop of yummy color! Loving the swirls. It has been fun to play along and get inspired by your creations. Thank You.

Joi at RR said...

Oh me - I'm so sorry Hels... somehow I missed commenting on your BEAUTIFUL project. I love to leave comments so I think I am really slippin!! Ugh. But hey.... better late.... hehehe!! I simply adore this tag.... to begin with I love your monoprint - that stencil is soooo gorgeous and you did a wonderful monoprint. Secondly - the colors - just love all those bright colors - makes me smile. The entire project is just soooo appealing to me - I love looking at it so much. Thanks bunches for the SUPER FINE inspiration. j.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Hels, Your tag is beautiful. I love the bright and colorful background. I have enjoyed the journey through Tim's book and always love to visit your blog. You have a way with words and always brighten my day. Hugs, Kim

Vic's Creations! said...

Hels, your projects are so beautiful and take me away to another time! Thanks for the kind words along the way during the Compendium of Curiosity challenges. Check out my Compendium of Curiosity iii tribute project. I was unable to finish in time due to a car accident!
http://vic-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2015/08/belated-final-compendium-of-curiosity.html
XoXoXo!

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