Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A Little Light Metal - TIO 94

Time for a new round of DT themes at Dragons-Dream Tag it On - this time we are working from song titles and my teamie Elizabeth has chosen Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi and wants us to use !a little light metal".. 

So I took some hot diamond pink metal from Ten Second Studios and one of their flower molds.  I tried to do this through the Big Shot but couldn't get the 'sandwich' right so embossed it by hand - it hasn't come out very well because I stuck the humungo tape to the metal first... I think that was a mistake I won't repeat....

I stamped the gorgeous 'script sillhouette' stamp by Dina Wakley (Have I told you I LOVE this stamp...) on a spare tag that I coloured with archival ink 'magenta hue' mixed with picket fence distress stain (have I told you I LOVE... ok, yes)

Stamped the sentiment (a Tim stamp) on the rest of the tag and made a metal flower with the two smaller Paperartsy grungy flower dies on silver metal, coloured with black dabber paint and raspberry alcohol ink.

Make sure you stop by Dragons-Dream today for some exciting news - (no, I won't spoil it for her) and hope to see you joining in the challenge.

Oh, and if you do join in, make sure you use at least one real, proper stamp on your tag!

24 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Helen, that's a fantastic tag, great textured background and wonderful flower. Love the colors.

Neet said...

Love your tag - Tim has some fab words hasn't he - and this quote is no exception. Love that hot pink you have used. Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, neet #5

Aj* said...

Wanna swap days ? shoe shopping with my 2 girls has you pulling your hair out, Amber has really wide feet, Robyn will have something in mind and nothing else will do...

Thank heavens there is cheesecake in the cafe at the end of it !


Aj.

JoZart said...

Ooh, great tag and love DW's new stamps.
Hey, our crafting w/end.... it is allowed and we'll do it again...wanna come? LOL!
Love joZarty x

brenda said...

How rich this looks Helen and a super take on the song.

The new boys seem to be settling in nicely and another on the horizon, really like what I've seen so far.

B x

Dragon said...

Loving the colour of your dream tag this week, Helen, and that flower is bootiful!!!!
Frankie
xx

Wanda said...

A fantastic take on the song title. I lure your flower. I use those paper artsy dies a lot! Great colour choice.
Wanda xx

Wanda said...

Sorry, that should have read "lurve"
Wanda xx

johanna said...

gorgeous! i love that dina wakley stamp!

Lori said...

Love it! That metal is awesome! And, we all learn from our mistakes, lol!
Great tag Helen!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Helen, love the metal and the embossing. Tracy x

Karen said...

What a clear desk!!! Or rather floor! I love the tag, the colour is wonderful. Enjoy WOYWW! Oh and your holiday when it really gets here - you'll enjoy it all the more knowing you've waited for it!

Dawn said...

I love the stamps by DW to there yummy and this is a great way to use them lovely tag Dxx

ElizabethR said...

Oooh I need that pink metal.... Fab tag love it. Elizabeth xxx

Faye said...

Your tag is gorgeous, Helen. The flower is wonderful. Also, I love the background.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great tag Helen!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't get the sandwhich right with ten second studio molds. I've tried lots of combinations with my cuttlebug and they never work :0(
I guess I need to take your advice and try it by hand!
hugs Lynn

Zuzu's Blog said...

He Helen :)
just dropping by to thank you for the nice comment on the artistic stampers blog and to thank you for clicking on the Follow button. very much appreciated
Z x

Zuzu's Blog said...

that would be Hi not he.. tut!!! lol.

Angela Weimer said...

A great tag. Love the pink. Good luck with the Art from the Heart blog hop and have a wonderful day. Angela

Alison said...

Fabulous tag Helen! And there's that gorgeous stamp again! Lol! x

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful tag. Kim

Dragon said...

Hi honey... your email addy playing me up for sending your birdy cage swap... can you email me please??

frankie@gaywood.net

Frankie
xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your lady - she's dreamy against the embossed metl - and that sentiment is a definite keeper!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous tag! I think I need to find some picket fence distress stain!. Oooo did you see the new seasonal colors in Distress Ink???