Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Dragons Dream - TIO - C - and use metal

Hi, and welcome to my choice of theme for the latest alphabet challenge at Dragons Dream.  My letter is C, and you need to use metal (along with one real stamp, on your tag...)  Thanks to all of you who took the non traditional tag shape to your hearts and made some fabulous entries.

I chose C because at the time I had recently bought the fabulous stencil by Lin Brown for Paperartsy - bubbles, or in my language, Circles!! I knew I wanted to use it - here's my tag.

and here's what I did...
I took a Jumbo (size 10) tag and painted it with Ice Blue Fresco paint.
Took the stencil and used Pewter Fresco metallic paint (see what I did there...?)


 With the stencil back in place once the Pewter paint was dry, I applied a thin layer of Crackle Glaze to some of the larger circles and let it dry.  Then went back in with Space Cadet Fresco.  It didn't crackle as well as I'd have liked but this one looks ok!!
 this is the stencil, in case you "need" it... (you do!) and the stamp I used next..
 Using Space Cadet again, I applied some paint to the stamp from Ellen Vargo's set in the pic above and stamped it randomly over the tag.
Now for the proper metal!!  I stamped 3 of Lin Brown's flowers from ELB01 for Paperartsy, using the translucent Peacoat and also Space Cadet, onto metal card.  Dried the paint, cut the flowers out, snipping between the petals.

the sentiment is by Kaisercraft, stamped in black archival on white card and edged with paint left on my cut 'n'dry foam... Finally a ribbon with spots (more circles!)


Hope you enjoy this challenge, please visit DragonsDream TIO to see what my talented team-mates have done.

12 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's an amazing tag, your flowers are stunning.

brenda said...

Fabulous tag Helen, am really enjoying popping round all the tags following your theme choice.

B x

massofhair said...

Love your colour choices Helen, beautiful stencilling & stamps. A tagfastic joy:-) xxx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag and yes it's a fab stencil (adds to Port Sunlight list) Elizabeth xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Aren't circles of all kinds just the best thing ever? I really love this tag - such a cool colour scheme and the flowers complement the circles/bubbles perfectly. Lovely Helen xxx

Gabrielle said...

Love your circles! What a fabulous tag - think it's just perfect! Lin will be thrilled when she sees it!

Alexandra said...

Great tag, love all those circles and the flowers are gorgeous!

Jacqui Hall said...

Gowjuss flahhrs! Brilliant tag, bet it looks quite different irl too. More metalic

isisimaginings.com said...

Ooh, gorgeous tag! Has the Dragons Dream challenge changed to weekly? I keep missing it. :(

Miriam said...

Fabulous tag.... I love the ice blue and pewter (pewter now on my must have list!!). Love the depth you have created with the layers and crackle.

craftytrog said...

Great colour choice, & those flowers are fab! x

May said...

Gorgeous tag... I adore the background & fantastic flowers...Hugs May x x