Saturday, 16 June 2012

Compendium of Curiosities v2, ch 10

Hi, everyone! Friday saw the new challenge launched by Linda at Studio L3 from volume 2 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities, sponsored by Funkie Junkie Boutique. with a $25 voucher up for grabs - thank you!  Amazingly we are on challenge 10 (I've missed a few!) and is the fabulous tissue wrap flower... which I'd not done before...

I took a tag that I'd started some time ago and not been sure how to "finish"... Dylusions sprays (a more muted look as it is the tag I used to 'mop up' the wet ink on a first sprayed tag) and Dylusions stamps from Around the Edge.
 I made the tissue wrap flower according to the instructions in the book (and on a 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 tag where Tim first showed us the flower) - the first one (not the one I used here) was a bit bigger (didn't measure it) and scruffier!! I think it definitely requires practice, this technique...

Added some pink ribbons and fibres and a Dylusions sentiment brushed lightly with shaded lilac distress ink (can't wait to get my summer ones - that pink would have been perfect here...)

Sprayed the layers of tissue wrap with the pink Dylusions spray before folding it, it is pinker than it looks here!
I chose pink for the flower because I thought it looked a bit like a waterlily.....









I am also entering this in Hels' Sunday Stampers challenge "Pretty in Pink" too.
It was Hels' birthday on Wednesday and this is the card I sent her. Hope you had a great day, Hels'.



25 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous tag & love the card you made for Hels.

Neet said...

Loving that tag - and that flower. Cannot believe I have never bought that book - need to remedy that one.
Lovely card you made for Hels too.
Hugs, Neet xx

Neet said...

Duck - Morrisons supermarket

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous Tag Helen the tissue flower is a stunner without a doubt and a super card for Hel's too...loVely work...Mel :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Helen! So vibrant, and your tissue flower is fabulous!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

That tag is gorgeous!!!! And I'm sure Hels loved her fab card.

Sue said...

Beautiful!

Kaz said...

Oooo very gorgeous!

flutterbycrafter said...

Your tag is so vibrant, I love it and the card for Hels is fabulous xx

Carola Bartz said...

That tissue flower looks fantastic, and I actually like the entire tag - great colors.

Hels Sheridan said...

love your tag Helen and I really love my card... tis on the bookshelf in pride of place :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Netty said...

Loving your pretty pink tag with its beautiful flower. x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Your flowers is gorgeous Helen and I love the pink. Great card for Hels too. Tracy x

Carmen said...

I love the flower and REALLY love the quote. I may have to scribble that somewhere!

Your cards are always awesome, I still have mine saved till I find a good frame for it ;)

Ruby Craft said...

Simply beautiful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a darling tag, and so is the card you made for Hels. I like it a LOT.

Gabrielle said...

Oh you do pink so well! So very beautiful! I like it lots! And I love the card you sent Hels - spot on perfect for her! Mwah x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, love the saying.

monique said...

Gorgeous both the card and the tag

Lori said...

Ooo, lovely pink tag, Helen! Gorgeous! and I love Hel's card, too!

Stephanie-Emma said...

This is beautiful! I love the colour!!! xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the flower!!!! Yet to do mine thanks for stopping by! Hugs trace x

alison said...

awesome tag helen, your flower is fabulous x

Barb King said...

That is a gorgeous tag, love the colors, guess I need to buy Tim's books. Barb

Donna said...

So vibrant. I love it