Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Dragons Dream - TIO - S and blue

It's my talented teamie May's turn to set the theme this fortnight, for your tags at Dragons Dream - the letter S and blue.

I started with stencilling some grunge paste through a new stencil from Version Scrap that I got at the weekend in Paris, and spraying it with the After Midnight Dylusion spray, and lightening it a little with White Linen .
 I also dabbed away a little of the darkest blue areas with a damp paper towel.  Then for my S - Sunflowers...


for which I used some little wooden flowers that my friend Lin and I bought last time round at Ally Pally (off again this weekend...)

that I painted first with Snowflake Fresco and then Tango Fresco (it's a translucent colour, so needs the opaque behind to allow the colour to pop.  I used Chocolate Pudding for the sunflower centres.  The sentiment is from one of Lin Brown's new words sets for Paperartsy.

I edged the paper scrap with Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and a thin line of Vintage Photo and finally added some string for another "S"!

Thanks for looking, and do come along and play with us at Dragons-Dream - we'd love to see your tags. Just make sure you use one real stamp.

16 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Great tag I love your sunflowers. Can't believe you are off on your travels again, have fun. Elizabeth xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh that blue is really gorgeous and love your little flowers xxx

Carmen said...

Those yellow flowers really POP against that blue. Beautiful Helen :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loving those flowers against the blue, Helen! What a lovely tag. Julie Ann xx

sam21ski said...

Oooh what a really rich blue colour, and the yellow just pops against it - fabulous xxx

Shall try and join in this time xx

Virginia said...

Ah beautiful tags, what gorgeous colours too!

Gabrielle said...

Love the amazing colour for the background that makes the flowers really pop - terrific work Ms L x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag, I like that stencil.

massofhair said...

Another gorgeous stencil, glorious blue colour and cute sunflowers. Fabulous Tag:-) x

craftimamma said...

That's a wonderful blue Helen and once again you've come up with a great take on the challenge theme. Your sunflowers are really sunny and make me smile.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, I love your tag and I had a little look through your blog as I haven't been around for such a long time so I see lots has been happening!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

butterfly said...

Oh, it's pretty! Love that background - the Midnight Blue is so nice with the White Linen to soften it, and that's another fab stencil - well shopped in Paris!!
Alison x

Krisha said...

I don't think you can ever go wrong with sunflowers! A very cheerful tag, and I LOVE that sentiment!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I love sunflowers. A wonderful tag in great colors. Fabulous background, too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gotta love that tag Helen wonderful colour, that blue with grunge paste background, really love it!! Shaz in oz.x

Cath Wilson said...

Oh no, that ink is WAY too blue - love it - more to add to my wishlist!