Thursday, 24 June 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - week 2

There's a challenge going on over at Studio L3, where each week they give you a page from Tim's book to interpret and create a piece of art based on that page.  I didn't get time to try last week's but wanted to have a go this week.

This week it's to use fragments, and this is the tag (for a change!) I did.

I used spun sugar and victorian velvet distress inks, some Tim stamps and the fragment - I stuck a piece of paper - Tim's paper stack - also coloured with vic velv - to the fragment and used the leftover at the top of the tag.  I also sprayed with some reinker/perfect pearl for some shimmer.

I coloured a petaloo flower with vic velv ink and overstamped a Hero "Art" dictionary stamp on the flower.  I used an idea-ology pin to secure the flower through the hole of the fragment and it's just about stuck to the back of the fragment and clinging on to the tag!!

I tried to get a close up of the fragment but couldn't turn the flash off and this is the best I could get without bleaching everything out!    There is a prize on offer too, so if you have the book, give it a go.

9 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, this is lovely! Your soft colors and tone-on-tone stamping look wonderful with that pretty flower and fragment. I love that quote, too.

Thanks so much for joining the CCC! I hope you'll be back on Monday for Week 3!

Hugs,
Linda

Lesley said...

Have you recovered from the stressful footie afternoon yesterday? Ed was a lot happier last night. Even I watched it!

Love this tag Helen. Lots of detail. I haven't got any fragments yet but hope to have a play with some at some point lol.

LOVE the blues in your last post too.

Lesley x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Another wonderful creation Helen, :-) love the colours too. I gotta get that 'dance' text stamp but not for a while, aboslutely skint at the mo' so got to be very stringent with the finances :-/
Anne xx

Lori said...

Mmmm, nice soft colors, and great use of the fragment! Nice to see you playing along, hope one of us wins the goodie prize! lol

Rhonda said...

Your tag is terrific! I think we used the same colours. Love how you have set off the fragment with this great flower - cheers!

Minxy said...

Tim tag tastic

flutterbycrafter said...

Super tag, lovely colours.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous tag! Must join in with this! x

Rachelle said...

Lovely!! your fragment turned out beautiful and is the perfect accent on your tag.