Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dragons Dream- Tag It On

Welcome back to another Dragons Dream Tag It On challenge - Elizabeth would like you to incorporate on your tag, the theme Coastal, Mica and  a Flourish. Mica comes in many forms, from the flakes, to mica powders and sprays. Don't forget to use one real stamp on your tag.

I took a square tag and stamps by Art Impressions.
I used scattered straw and tumbled glass distress for the sand and sky, and salty ocean for the sea.  Stamped the lighthouse/clifftop scene and the gulls on rocks and coloured them with distress markers.
I found my pack of long neglected mica flakes and separated a thin layer on which I stamped the single gull.  Added some seashells to the bottom corner of the tag and some fibres...

At this stage I was writing up the instructions and realised I had missed the flourish element... hmmm

So I cheated. I took a Stampscapes cloud image and using Snowflake Fresco paint, stamped part of it in the sky. Then I took a flourish stencil and using Grunge Paste added part of a flourish in an attempt to emphasise the clouds... doesn't really work does it....!!   I tried to sand it off but just wrecked the tag... good job I'd already got this photo... Sorry, Elizabeth, I am sure our contestants will do much better!!

14 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Looks good to me, thought they were very cloud like lol. Love your tag, now where are my mica flakes!!!! Happy Birthday, Elizabeth xxx

Faye said...

This is so beautifully done, Helen. Love the stamp.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic scene, great use of the shells.

JoZart said...

For all that it does look good and you had me laughing with your antics.
Glad you like the quilts, J&A are two wonders of WOYWW, aren't they?
I'm picking up the ones from Spain via Birmingham on Friday when Kate's son comes up on the train. (He works on the railways)
Jo x

sam21ski said...

Love you scene tag and I think your clouds look fab!!!

Sam xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's lovely!!

brenda said...

An idyllic coastal scene Helen.

B x

Lori said...

Great way to incorporate all the challenge elements Helen! This is fabulous!

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy belated birthday" I think your tag looks great and a wonderful coastal scene..not like mine oops! It looks fab ! Hugs x

Virginia said...

Oh I love the seaside - this is gorgeous particularly like the shell addition at the bottom Helen - fabulous stuff!

butterfly said...

Love your coastal scene...
Alison x

Sandy said...

Beautifully done - looks like a great place to be!!
Sandy

craftimamma said...

Lovely little scene Helen. All the gulls remind me of a scene in Finding Nemo which my grand daughters both love where a flock of gull fly into a yacht sail with their beaks! I think your cloud improvisation looks great too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lin said...

great scene Helen..love it!!