Wednesday, 27 November 2013

DragonsDream - TIO - A book, green, paint, stencils/masks

This fortnight, my wonderful friend Gabrielle is setting the receipe/theme for the DragonsDream TIO challenge - and she wants us to have a book of our choice, green, paint and stencils for our tag.  Don't forget you must use one real non digi stamp on the tag....

Confession time!  I had an inspiration the morning I was making this tag, and was done in record time... till I realised I hadn't used paint or stencils... back to the drawing board!!

My book is "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, one of my favourites growing up as a child, a series of books telling the adventures of a family growing up on the Prairie in the Midwest  USA in the late 19th century. My tag captures their little house in the big woods (the first in the series) mixed with the prairie and their fears of harvest ruined by the birds in the fields....

I started with the stencil of the birds - my new Stencil Girls stencil, and used cut and dry foam to apply Mudsplat Fresco paint.

Then it was on to Stampscapes stamps, and distress inks for the winding path to the cabin, (which is archival ink) and the cloudy sky.

The girls on the path, are of course, Laura and Mary, the older sister.





Hope you enjoy this one, and come join in the fun at DragonsDream. We know you're busy getting ready for Christmas but would love to see you dream along with us... Me, I want to go re-read the books now!


(edit - sorry, got the scheduling wrong, it was ready, honest!)

15 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Helen, you've made my day with this tag. Not only is it seriously gorgeous, but I couldn't get enough of the Little House books when I was growing up, I loved every word. Your interpretation is wonderful.

craftytrog said...

I never read the books, but I loved the TV series. Your tag is gorgeous Helen.
Alison x

Almo said...

Hi Helen I love your tag and I too love little house on the prairie but more the tv version. You have captured the scene beautifully with the bird stencil and the stamped cabin & trees. Hugs Mo x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Helen this is lovely u captured the spirit wonderfully xx

Gabrielle said...

I LOVE Little House... Though I know I've read the book it's the TV show I remember more! Absolutely love your tag - very, very evocative of the book! Mwah x

craftimamma said...

The TV series ALWAYS made me cry .... every single week, lol! Love your tag Helen. Beautifully constructed scenic view.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lin said...

wow Heleen your tag is fantastic..I love the TV series didn't read the books and like Lesley always ended up blabbing lol!!well you have done a brilliant job capturing the scene with Mary and Laura..

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely tag, Helen. Really gorgeous images and wonderful colours. Love it! I never read the books, but I recall the TV show. Julie Ann xx

May said...

Love your choice of book Helen...I've not read the book but loved the TV show.... the background & stamping is fabulous.... Hugs May x x x

ElizabethR said...

Only saw the tv show but maybe it's time to read the books, great tag by the way. Elizabeth
ps know how old you are now lol xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous scene, love this tag Helen. Great sky too and image. Tracy x

Carmen said...

Oh wow Helen, so much to see. This is gorgeous - got to be one of my very favourites of your tags. I never read the books but my Mum liked the show... Or more to the point she liked the long haired fella that was in it! Apparantly he was welcome to put his slippers under her bed anytime!!!

butterfly said...

Yes, yes, yes I like it! I love the scene you've created, and I'm glad you had to go back to start again with paint and stencils, because one of my favourite things is the depth of perspective it has because of those Mud Splat birds at the front. Fabulous re-visiting of the Little House - though I must confess it's one of those rare occasions where my loyalties lie with the television series rather than the books!
Alison xx

Netty said...

Loving your fab tag, Annette x

k baxter packwood said...

Love your use of my stencil design from StencilGirl! Your tag is beautiful!!!