Wednesday, 11 May 2011

WOYWW 101 & Dragons Dream

Hi, morning (afternoon/evening) all - here we are again. Week 101 of this amazing club hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground.  There isn;'t a great deal on my craft mat today - haven't done anything crafty since the weekend; I have been faling asleep on the sofa in front of the TV.  So head over to Julia's to check out some interesting places people craft!

Just before you go though -  Wednesday now means, not only What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? but also Dragon's Dream challenges, for which I am proudly on the Design Team!

This week on Dragon's Dream Tag It On we are challenging you to texturise your tag. Come play along - we'd love to see some new faces!

 I have used all sorts of goodies on my tag - Paperartsy fabulous Fresco paints - with a  layer of crackle paint in between - it is such great stuff - it you haven't tried them yet - DO!

Then I added some Viva terra paste which I stamped into (wet the stamp first so it doesn't stick) before drying it - I painted it with the fresco paint to match the other side of the tag.

I used a Paperartsy flower on some white clearly for art (which I painted to match the tag) before heating it to curl it and stuck it to the tag, stamping another flower off centre and a text at the bottom.  Clearly for Art is great - it's a moldable product which you heat and bend to the shape you want. It doesn't shrink (as someone asked last week).
The silver charm in the middle is from a cheapo necklace I bought to use the bits from and I used a piece of the Tim Holtz flower trim for the second flower, touched with a bit of worn lipstick ink.

43 comments:

Sarpreet said...

beautiful tag, Thank you for sharing. Happy WOYWW 101! Not long now until Happy WOYWW 104 - 2nd anniversary with the PIF. All the best until then #2

Cathy said...

Gorgeous tag, love those flowers. Happy Wednesday.
Cathy xx

voodoo vixen said...

Love your tag, great colours and textures... will have to look for that paste stuff, it looks like fun!! Annette #3

jude said...

Love your tag the texture and the design.
Happy Creative wednesday
hugs judex 8

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous Tag Helen,
Happy Woywwing!
Jennie #7

Elaine Harding said...

I love that crackle glaze look - tfs Elaine#16

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh love the tag - if I get chance I will come and have a play with the challenge I love a bit of texture me! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 24

Wipso said...

Gorgeous tag.
A x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous tag, awesome xx

Dragon said...

Hi teamie!!! Fab tag... I love that texture you have created with the terra... I have used it but not enough, methinks
Frankie
xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh very pretty. Never heard of Clearly For Art but will investigate. I love finding something new to play with - one of the many great things about WOYWW!

Mary Anne

Spyder said...

Love your tag! and yes, I fell asleep after cutting the beech hedge yesterday too! So one reason why I take so long to type my posts! haven't come across Clearly for Art' either, so will have o look that up.
Have a great woyww! Lyn # 42

Minxy said...

Cool tag, loving the fresco finish :D

Doone said...

I am well into collage this month so it's lovely to see a tag with lots of texture, nice colour pallette tooo.

dx

Di said...

Fantastic tag Helen - oh dear, something new to spend pennies on to try out :) Di x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy WOYWW101 Helen, only 3 to go..
Love your desk you are busy! I do love that tag just gorgeous think I am going to have go at one of them one of these days.. yet to make one! just like scrapping - never scrapped either! thanks for sharing too Shaz In Oz.x #21

Cheryl said...

oh this is one,brilliant tag love that crackle backgound one of my fav techniques love the flowers too hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Neil said...

Brilliant tag. Love texture and those flowers look great. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh how lovely. You're using product names I'm not familar with again, bad Helen. It's a really nice challenge..I will try to fit it in..I'm currently failing at most fitting in - and the evenings are like yours, I've no idea why, but I do resent the 'wasted' time!

Zoechaos said...

Adore your Tag it has so much texture and charm lovely XOXO Zoe

Toucan Scraps said...

gorgeous tag, and congrats on the DT post.

sasa said...

Enjoy the tagology fun - the crackle background is looking good!

Thanks for sharing today,

Sarah at 5

Wendy said...

beautiful tag, so pretty.

Morti said...

Lovely tag - congrats on being on the design team!

Alison said...

Ooh! Your tag is super stunning Helen! Haven't seen this challenge before, will check it out!
Alison xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Terrific job with the tag! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Wanda said...

Gorgeous. A feast of texture. I haven't tried the fresco paints - yet, but clearly I need them! I will have to investigate the Clearly for Art card. It sounds fab.
Wanda

Pam said...

Beauiful tag hon. Hugs Pam x

Tertia said...

Beautiful tag!
Happy WOYWW

Andria said...

Great tag...thank you for sharing your technique. Happy WOYWW!

ElizabethR said...

Just gorgeous Helen, love the mix of textures and the soft colours. Love Elizabeth x

Chrissy said...

Fab tag and love the colors.
Chrissy #71

Neet said...

Stick with your paints rather than what I was trying to do - the results you are getting are gorgeous. Fab tag - fab flowers.

Evelyn S. said...

I love this kind of 'shabby chic' look! The crackled background...the beautiful printed flowers...and that soft pink. Lovely!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing!

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow...gorgeous tag! Wednesday's are going to be busy for you....
Happy WOYWW ;)

oneoff said...

Those fresco paints look fab. You are putting temptation in my path...that is if I can stop falling asleep on the sofa!

Bx

karen said...

Oh wow! This tag is soooo gorgeous! I love everything about it! The colours, the Clearly for Art flower, the charm in that flower, the crackle, and especially the terra paste! I am going to check out that paste now!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
xoxo Karen

Lori said...

Ooooo, Helen, this is a FABULOUS piece! Just love the flowers, and that background is GORGEOUS!

Faye said...

Wow, Helen, I sure like the special textures you used on this beautiful tag. I've never used the crackle paint, but I just might have to get some. That's fab.

Yvonne said...

It's been a while since i have hopped over .. but WOW you still get me. Your talent is just mind blowing.. such a beautiful tag hun x
Thanks for sharing x

Carola Bartz said...

I love this tag, it looks gorgeous. The technique you used sounds very interesting, the result is stunning.

Nicky said...

Stunning tag thanks for sharing