Wednesday, 10 September 2014

DragonsDream - #175 Tag it On - J and Die Cuts

This fortnight is the turn of my team-mate Elizabeth to set the theme for the latest challenge at DragonsDream - and she wants us to use the letter J and die cuts.

I went at this from a couple of angles.
I painted a piece of poly-cotton with Slate Fresco (one of the new shades from Jo Firth-Young's second Limited Edition boxes) and let it dry.  I applied a layer of Fresco Crackle Glaze and went out for the day...
When I came back, I added a thick(ish) layer of Turquoise Fresco (from the same set) and let the cracks appear...
worked much better than the last time I tried this on fabric!
 I die cut a tag from the crackled fabric and set it aside while I die cut some leaves from a sheet of paper from the  Prima "Cartogropher" pad. I used the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die, and the Spring Greenery decorative strip, and used a bit from each.

Stamped Joy from an alphabet set (Paperartsy) and edged with Turquoise Fresco.

Before I mounted the layered tag on a card blank, I added some ribbon.
Hope to see lots of beautiful die cuts when you join us in this fortnight's challenge - don't forget you need to use at least one stamp and a tag.

12 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag, could do with a little more joy, Elizabeth xxx

massofhair said...

Stunning Tag Helen, loving the colour and really happy to see fabric in your creation :-) xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ha ha, Helen - great minds and all that! We both went for blue and joy on this one! I love that Tim Holtz garden greens die-cut and it looks just gorgeous on your tag! This is so pretty, perfect for a card blank. Julie Ann xxx

Lin said...

very nic Helen and great cracking!!

Dianne said...

Hello Helen, this tag is BRILLIANT, love you used cotton it looks FABULOUS, looooooove the crackle, gorgeous color, it certainly brings me joy to see it and you always inspire me to dream with the Dragons, hope you have a wonderful weekend ((( BIG HUGS )))

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Helen. I love the colours and of course, Ivy is so appropriate for me living where I do!
Hugs and Happy Friday.
xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is a beautiful tag.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful tag!

craftimamma said...

You learned Lin's 'crackle onto fabric' lesson well from our weekend Helen and got a brilliant result! Love this tag altogether!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous, great technique! xxx

sam21ski said...

Oh yeah this worked perfectly didn't it. I wonder if we rushed it a bit last time we tried is as we were running out of time!!

Sam xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Fabulous technique -must give this a go!! On catch up again!!! Chrisx