Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Dragons Dream TIO #95 A Colour Challenge (RED)

Welcome to another TIO challenge for Dragons-Dream - this week it's my turn to choose the theme and I had the colour RED in my mind - so I am challenging you to use (mostly) RED (Liverpool being my team and it being the beginning of a new season and I am all hopeful....) and the song I picked to go with it is UB40's Red Red Wine (all together now, red red wiiiiiiiiiiiine!)

So here is my tag - hope you can join in this week - we had some fabulous metal creations last week -

I started by clear embossing the star - it was the Craft Stamper giveaway stamp this month (October issue) designed by the uber-talented Jo Capper-Sandon for stampotique - and then covering the tag with fired brick distress ink, some more of the stars in the same colour. I stamped the Tim Holtz sentiment on a scrap tag and cut it into portions to add to the tag (mainly so I didn't hide all the stars!) before adding some of the flower trims and trinket pin.  The heart is from the packaging of an order from Art from the Heart and now I am going to prise it off to use again somewhere else too!!  I didn't realise until too late that the middle section of the sentiment looks rather like a pair of (Bridget Jones) big pants.... lol


OK, I've rambled on far too long! Hope you'll come and play with Frankie and the team this week!

18 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, love the white starfish in the background and the roses are fabulous.

ElizabethR said...

LOL the BJ pants mad me laugh so much. Fab tag Helen do liverpool have a team them??? Elizabeth x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag, I love the red. The big pants comment made me laugh. Tracy x

brenda said...

Beautifully rich and vibrany Helen and how fitting for that song.

B x

Dragon said...

Tee hee, you made me laugh!!! I love this tag, I think it's the best you have done for a while... it is very balanced... perhaps it's from you passion for the reds!! My Freddie is a fan too.... ps your tag book is on it's way... I do hope you like it!!
Frankie
xx

Lori said...

Fab tag, Helen, love the roses, and that heart! Nice use of the color red!

Faye said...

Helen, your tag is brilliant. Love all the fire engine red. It's a great example for a fun theme. Thanks.

Sam said...

Nowt wrong with Bridget's pants. They keep your bum warm in the winter months which are coming at a fast pace of knots!
Love this tag. I am sooo tempted to dip my toe in!!
Got my Bird Cage out too!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

WOW!! FANTASTIC!!

I sat admiring this for about 40 seconds, something felt familiar about it but I couldn't place it, and then as I started to read your post I saw it was the star stamp!!!! lol...its my age honest *doh!!* lol (it just goes to show how different this Star can look when in different colours (I've only used it with cool blues and greens so far). Love the gorgeous shade of red you've chosen. And the balance all works really well.

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen, great design and loving that fab red. x

Sarah Anderson said...

ooooooooooo this is GoRGeouS! I Love it :) Really must get some of that roses ribbon

Janet said...

I thought that star stamp was familiar! Great tag with lots of punch.

Janet xx

johanna said...

that red really is magical! great tag!

Neet said...

Fab tag Helen and in RED for your footie team. Does the Blue one in the next post make you ooh or aah (thinking of my son's favourite team here - you know the one).
Sorry about that - could not resist. Lovely tag and I love how you have used that pin.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Carmen said...

LOL! I never noticed the pants till you said! Crazy lady! I love all the red here! And the stars - love stars!

Wanda said...

Fab tag, and the big pants only serve to enhance it even more! Great choice of red.
Wanda xx

blackdragon said...

Thanks for setting this challenge.... i really enjoyed myself on this one.
You tag is lovely... i hadnt seen the 'pants'...but now i cant get them out of my mind!
Love lynx

blackdragon said...

Thanks for setting this challenge.... i really enjoyed myself on this one.
You tag is lovely... i hadnt seen the 'pants'...but now i cant get them out of my mind!
Love lynx