Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Tag it On - Brown, Vellum and Hand(s)

The lovely Silvia's turn to set the recipe this fortnight for the DragonsDream Tag It On challenge  - and she would like you to use brown, vellum and hand(s).

I decided to combine the hands with the vellum and traced round a hand template that I have had for (I daren't think how many years...) and cut out two hands.I used a stencil that I bought at the Ally Pally stamp show in April (Apple Blossom by Imagination Crafts) and Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint, to great a delicate pattern on the hands - a pair of gloves, if you will.

For the background on the tag, I used Fresco paints in French Roast and added Brown Shed, Nougat and Irish Cream, wiping back with a baby wipe and kitchen towel and adding colours until I was happy with the colour.

The stamps are also by Paperartsy, I used Mini 26 which is a gothic script, (brown archival) and the criss cross hatching from JoFY12 (black).  Edged the tag with Spanish Topaz Treasure Gold.


 Fixed the hands to each other and the tag with double sided tag.

and used some idea-ology and brown ribbons to finish.

Make sure you come and see what my other DT members have done this fortnight, and we hope to see you join in.

14 comments:

brenda said...

Inspirational Helen ! You never fail you amaze me with your creative ideas.

B x

ElizabethR said...

Great idea, I went for hands of a clock because I didn't have a hands stamp lol. Elizabeth x

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inkypinkycraft said...

Great tag, clever idea too hugs trace x

Lin said...

I love this Helen...the hands look great and lovely muted colours!! Brilliant idea :)

Fandhmum said...

How creative is this! Lovely!
Rosie x

butterfly said...

Fabulous, fabulous tag - I love your hands; I love that background; and I love that it's an unconventional way up!! So cool...
Alison xx

Alison said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, I love those hands & your fab background! x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the different shades on this and the dramatic effect of the stenciled hands.

Virginia said...

Fabulous stuff Helen, I spent all night last night trying to sort 'hands' out for a project I was doing!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag with wonderful details.

June Macfarlane said...

Fabulous creation, very nicely done to the theme too.
love your details
hugs June xxx

sam21ski said...

Wow the vellum hands look great, love the tag background too

Sam xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your vellum hands they look great set against the wonderful backdrop,of,your tag. Lovely Helen. Hope,you are well. Tracy x