Thursday, 19 July 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge No. 13

Have finally managed to rejoin in with the above challenge over at Studiol3  - where has the time gone?? 

The technique this week is Spritz and Flick distress which is on page 42 of T!ms Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2, and as it's the second Friday of the month Simons Says Stamp are sponsoring the challenge and will give a $25 gift certificate to a randomly selected participant - how cool is that!
Here is my tag for the challenge:

after completing it I realised that not only does it look like most of the other tags I have made recently but that I have also covered up nearly all of the background which was the challenge technique! Oh well - it did mean I had a, sort of, relaxing afternoon playing with new inks.  I say sort of as both of my children are leaving their schools next week - one to move up into Juniors and the other, gulp, into Seniors - so I seem to have had weeks of endless last plays, last discos, last this, last that to go to or sort out - stressed isn't the word! I am not the only one though as the Year 2 playground is full of frazzled looking parents so we are all in it together!  Roll on next Wednesday....
Anyways the tag is made up of Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Vintage Photo and Mowed Lawn distress inks.  The sewing material is shop bought and inked in Picked Raspberry.  The mannequin is T!ms die and is covered in script tissue tape, ric rac, tulle and inked with Vintage Photo and Mowed Lawn inks, finished with a row of pearls.  The On the Edge sewing die is again T!ms, coloured with metallic rubon, the same distress inks and the cotton threads I have tied through the buttons and wrapped around the cotton reel are also coloured with the same inks.  I then used Indigo Blu stamps for the quote and the tape measure which were stamped onto calico with Coffee Archival ink.  Finished with two rather large pins and a needle to tie the theme altogether.

I would also like to enter this tag into two other challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Show and Tell whose theme is "No Rules" and Sunday Stamper whose theme is Embellishments.
Thanks for looking - Off to a last Infant school assembly from Solihull

11 comments:

Buttons said...

One small leap for man, one giant leap for mankind moment eh? It does zoom by SO quick so I hope you enjoy every second (and take lots of tissues!) Before you know it they'll be waiting on GCSE results and finishing 6th form...
Love the tag and your choice of beautiful summer colours. Just what is called for. Hugs, Buttons x

Annie said...

Love your tag. Really bright colours and lots to see. I had similar experience covering a technique, but hey ho. Enjoy the assembly. Our kids have been off for the last 3 weeks x TFS and I am now your newest follower x

sandra de said...

I think your tag is lovely and the background just peeks out perfectly.
Sandra @31

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous colorful tag.

Elaine said...

It's a great tag - lots of lovely bright embellies!

Samantha Elliott said...

Great tag there Nicola. You can see the background so do not fret!

May said...

Thank you for sharing and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. :)

Redanne said...

A really lovely tag, love the colours, the fabric and all the embellies.

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, those colours are really popping, love how you mixed them all on the OTE die too... FAB! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the colors in your tag. Blessings!

Mrs A. said...

Absolutely adore the colours and I can see the background technique. Must have a go at doing this as it looks fun. Hugs Mrs A.