Wednesday, 15 January 2014

TIO - DragonsDream - L and Script

Welcome to another challenge from the DragonsDream team - Sylvia's choice of letter and theme this fortnight - L and script.  Don't forget you have to make a tag, and use at least one real stamp.

This is mine - my L stands for Leaf.
I started by spray-mounting some dictionary paper to thin white card and sprayed it with various colours of Dylusions inks, then die cut some leaves from Tim's tattered leaves dies (the Bigz one and the movers and shapers smaller ones)

Before I die cut them, I also sprayed some black through the larger Dylusions alphabet stencil, and mopped up some excess ink on a tag. Obviously this has come out in reverse, because the tag was on top of the stencil, in the ink.  I then painted it with green Fresco paints - using Guacamole and Limelight.
 However, this didn't obliterate the heavy black spray enough, as I wanted to stamp on top, so I used some more Guacamole, watered down a little, to cover the tag.

I then stamped the script stamp from A Stamp In the Hand, in black archival ink.
 time for assembly!  I fiddled and faffed with some of the leaves till I was happy, then glued them using multi medium.

It needed more, so I took one of my Kaisercraft text stamps and stamped the sentiment on thicker white card, and used 3d foam pads to fix it to the tag. Added a sheer green ribbon.
close up - because I can - these pictures were taken with my new camera I treated myself to before Christmas... first time I've used it for things for the blog. I like the quality!

Hope you'll come and join in with us this fortnight, we'd love to see more of you taking part!


Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Helen! I love those leaves so much - so versatile - and I particularly like what you did with them. Those colours are wonderful! This is a great tag with a lovely sentiment. It's really exciting to be joining you at Dragons Dream! Julie Ann xx

Frea Konings said...

Hi Helen, love your tag, those autumn leaves are so gorgeous. Great colours. Hugs Frea

sam21ski said...

Great placement of the leaves and love how you've created the background

Sam xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag, love all your leaves.

Anonymous said...

Lovely tag, the leaves look great.

craftimamma said...

Love those leaves Helen. The colours are gorgeous. I'm rather scared of Dylusions, lol! Fab photos with your new camera.

Lesley XX

Carmen said...

Whoo these pictures are so crisp! Love the autumnal leaves, you always get the autumn colours so spot on!

massofhair said...

You can see how much using your new camera makes to your images, they are really crisp and clear. great result.

Fab tag with very colourful leaves, nice work :-) xxx

craftytrog said...

The sentiment really pops over all that fabulous colour! Great tag Helen! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the layered leaves Helen and gorgeous colours . Tracy x

ElizabethR said...

Great tag Helen, love all the leaves. Elizabeth xxx

butterfly said...

I love your leafy tag - the graffiti look is so cool with the dictionary text - fabulous make!
Alison x