Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Dragons Dream TIO - W and Lace

Hi, it's time for another DragonsDream challenge, and my turn to set the theme this fortnight.  I chose W and lace.... couldn't tell you why, I had nothing in my mind when I did so... anyhow, when I sat down to make my tag, I knew kind of what I wanted to do, but wasn't sure how to bring it into being.. I wanted a Window.

After a false start or two, a rummage through an envelope of die cuts however, set me on my path  (thanks, Lin!)I completely forgot to take any step by step photos, though.

I spritzed the tag with Dylusions spray - I thought I'd used the Turquoise, but looking at the finished tag, it may be Calypso Teal... Anyhow, once the tag was dry, I added a good spritzing of White Linen and let that dry naturally.  I added some Potting Soil archival ink round the edges and stamped the Paperartsy Mini 95, the brick wall on my tag for the background.
 I glued two strips of lace to the main frame of the Window and then put the arches in place over the top.  I used matte medium to glue the die to the lace, and glossy accents to glue the frame to the tag; implemented a few heavy bottles of gesso and suchlike, to weigh the structure down while the glue dried...
I spritzed some flowers from my stash, with the Sunshine Prima Colour Bloom and let them dry before adding them to the tag, and a ribbon to finish.

Hope to see some great lace with your W words, on your tag - don't forget to use at least one real stamp too.

12 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really love this idea, Helen! I'm surprised that it came to you after you decided on the recipe because the tag is so ingenious I thought you'd had the idea first!Julie Ann xxx

Gabrielle said...

Love it! The window looks beautiful with the lace behind it and the colour's fabulous! Thanks for choosing a terrific theme!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! That background on the tag is a great setting for your lacy window! Brilliant choice of theme - looking forward to taking part! Chrisx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great idea to use the lace as a curtain. A fabulous tag.

Virginia said...

Oh that's fab I love gothic arches

Ali H said...

Hi Helen
Looks like you have been a busy girl - both at Ally Pally and on your projects - love the arch ! Thanks for visiting
Ali xx

craftimamma said...

Helen, this is beautiful! I love your pretty arched window and the colours and so pretty too. The stamped brickwork and lace really bring the whole idea to life. Smashing!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous, I love the lace behind the window!

Lucy x

sam21ski said...

Great brick work and lovely arch xx

craftytrog said...

It's beautiful! x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous gothic arch and beautiful turquoise background. I love the lace curtain xx

Dianne said...

WOW what inspiration this is, that fabulous wall love the color, the arch window is gorgeoussssss, loooooove the lace curtain, Love it Helen thanks for sharing all this inspiration, been Dragon dreaming all afternoon..