Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Dragons Dream - TIO - V and Feather

Welcome back to another challenge from the DragonsDream - this time my talented team-mate Sylvia wants us to use the letter V and feather(s)... Now, I had lots of V words in mind, but wasn't sure how I could incorporate feathers with them...

Eventually I found a beautiful B-Line stamp that looked as if it had never seen ink (and bearing in mind I bought it from Lin Brown when she had her shop and regularly attended shows in her own right, that is disgraceful!) Anyhow the stamp is called French Plumes; and the penny dropped.















Painted the square tag with a good layer of Chalk Fresco paint,
scribbled a pink and a couple of blue Fibralo markers on my craft mat and using water, picked up a very little amount of colour to delicately colour the feathers.
Ok, so I know it's not a peacock, but it looks quite vain to me, so my word is Vanity - which I stamped out in a small alphabet set on white card. I used a little of the pink pen again, watered really well, to colour the letters

Stamped the Paperartsy mini MN98 feather, using Ice Blue Fresco, lightly in the four corners, and then two very feathery feathers from my stash
 Which I glued using some Structure Gel
Hope you like it!  Do stop by to see what the other Dragons have created. We'd also love to see what you do - don't forget you must use a tag, and at least one real stamp. Have fun!
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17 comments:

brenda said...

What a wonderful take on the theme Helen, I have enjoyed looking at some of the DT's artwork, all so different.

B x

massofhair said...

Very indulgent and looks so very tactile, an awesome Tag Helen! :-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great shaped tag, Helen - really unusual! I love your word choice and the use of feathers. This is a fabulous, original creation. xxx

Gabrielle said...

As disgraceful (!) as it is to not have inked that incredible stamp - it was really worth it for this tag! I LOVE your take on the theme - it's really opulent!

Ali H said...

Hi Helen Thanks for calling by - loving your challenge ! I have V in Lynda & my monthly ABC ATC challenge too !
Nice haul of goodies & photo with Leandra too ! Ali xx #13

sam21ski said...

Lovely tag, great stamp xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag, very clever take on the "V". A fabulous image, love the use of the real feather.

Sarah Anderson said...

brilliant! Couldn't guess the 'v' word until I saw it on your project - very clever idea

Hettie said...

I love this featherey look Helen. Sometimes feathers can spoil things but this has worked so well.
Hugs
xx

Virginia said...

Fab stuff as always Helen!

Carmen said...

I love that the bird is almost looking at the word too. She does look very vain, she probably thinks this blog post is about her :P (Sorry! *g*)

Shoshi said...

Very delicate and subtle, Helen. The addition of the real feathers is genius! Love it.

Shoshi

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous and feathery! x

voodoo vixen said...

Love your feather and peacock tag and wanted to pop by and thank you for the visit! Its lovely to be back on form again and able to visit and see what lovelys tuff peeps are creating. Maybe my mojo will return now!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Lovely tag.

butterfly said...

Absolutely love how the feathers explode out of the image into three dimensions - so clever, and so effective!
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Had to laugh at the "real stamp" comment. At first I thought there might be fake stamps, then realized there are digis, something I would never use.

But I sure like your vain peacock. It's so textured and gorgeous, too.