Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Dragons Dream - TIO -Q and Gold

This fortnight, the DragonsDream theme is chosen by the supremely talented Julie Ann- she wants you to use the letter Q and gold on your tag... so this was going to be tricky!


I painted the tag (size 8) with Gold Fresco paint - two coats and them embossed the tag with one of Tim's embossing folders.  I sanded that back, and brushed Spanish Topaz and Renaissance Treasure Gold  over the embossing







 on a piece of heavyweight Smoothy card (Paperartsy) I stamped the phrenology head from Wendy Vecchi and cut it out.  I painted it with watered down Vintage Lace Fresco.

For my Q word I chose one of my favourite Quote stamps (Tim Holtz) and stamped that on another piece of card.

I stencilled a Q on the bottom corner of the stamp.
I took a paper flower from my stash and filled the centre with gold micro beads and tied a gold trimmed ribbon through the tag.

Good luck with this challenge - don't forget to use one real stamp on your tag, and have fun!

15 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thank you so much for rising to the challenge, Helen! I love that background and what you did with Wendy's phrenology head and the micro beads in the flower centre is such a great idea! Finally that quote is just wonderful! This is a lovely tag! Julie Ann xxx

Carmen said...

That is a gorgeous quote to go on a gorgeous tag. I love that head stamp!

ElizabethR said...

Great tag I love that quote and gorgeous background. Elizabeth xxx

Virginia said...

Gorgeous tag!

May said...

Fabulous tag Helen, Love the background & image... Love the quote... now why did I not think of that!!!!!Hugs May x x

butterfly said...

Ooh, yum! Love that gilded embossing and your altered Phrenology head looks fabulous!
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

This is fabulous, a great design! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great tag, love this quote and love the idea with flower.

massofhair said...

Fabulous creation, really great quote! :-) x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh Helen I love this tag, that stamp is fantastic and how you brought it all together is fantastic. I love it ALOT xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the embossing.

sam21ski said...

Loving that embossing xxx

Hettie said...

Very nice Helen.
xx

Annie said...

Oh, more inspiring art with this fab head stamp. Your tag is a beauty! The background is so pretty and I always love that quote.

Dianne said...

Hello Helen your tag is beautiful I love the gold textured background, the quote is wonderful, love the flower with the micro beads, thanks for sharing..