Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Dragons Dream - TIO

It's nice to be back dreaming with the Dragons again for a new year of tag challenges...We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and are ready to find time to join in with the challenges again.

This year, we're starting with a colour plus "x"  theme. My teamie Elizabeth is first up with Turquoise and Bling...
I decided to do something a little different this time, although obviously I've still used tags! I also went with another kind of theme of my own, that of time - what with the years galloping by and this being the start of a New Year.

I took my tiny journal (A6 size) and painted both pages with Turquoise Fresco paint. used the mini Bee on Time stencil and South Pacific Fresco in the middle of the pages.
Stamped a clock from  Paperartsy Clocks 2 plate, randomly round the stencilled clock, in Forget-me-not archival ink.

Took 3 tags (size 1, 2 and 3) and stamped the texts from the Clocks 3 plate, on two of them and using a turquoise Sharpie marker, wrote "happy new year" on the smallest. Scuffed the edges and added Gelatos to colour the tags, and stamped some little clocks from Paperartsy Ding and Dong 2 plate in black archival ink.

Tied some blue twine through the tags and stuck them to the journal, then added the bling.. Structure Glass Bead Gel, and some pearls.
Please come and see what my talented teamies have done with this theme, and we'd love to see more people joining in - you need to make a tag, and use at least one real stamp, following the theme!

15 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

I like the idea of working in a little journal very much and this spread looks great with the tags! The theme of time is certainly a relevant one, as time seems to be leaping away as the New Year gets off to a swift start! Hope the New Year provides lots of time for you to be creative in this little journal, Helen. You've certainly made a fabulous start! xxx

brenda said...

Love working with this colour so really like your journal pages Helen, nice subtle background stamping as well.

Another hard slog Monday, but squeezed through I guess.

B x

massofhair said...

i realised last year that i like to work on smaller pages, love what you have created in your small journal. Fab colours and textures, turquoise is always a winnner with me :-) x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is fabulous Helen! I love those clocks!! The blingy bead gel looks great! Chrisx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous pages Helen, and thanks for remeinding me I bought that stencil at Port Sunlight, not used it yet, hangs head in shame :( Elizabeth xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous idea and a great journal spread. Wishing you a creative and happy year 2015.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

At first, I wondered where you were going with this, since it's a tag challenge. But in the end, I would say you hit the nail on the head. This is absolutely FANTASTIC. I adore it.

craftytrog said...

Love those tags on the turquoise...fabulous spread! x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's really nice, the tags look great against the lovely turquoise of the background.

Gabrielle said...

Oh yes! Love the tags in your journal! They look fabulous! There's a real texture with that bling that makes me just want to touch them!

sam21ski said...

Great way to display your fab tags xx

craftimamma said...

What a great idea Helen. Love your journal layout using the tags and the glass bead gel is pretty. I keep meaning to get some of that to try or have a go at mixing some up myself.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful pages and great tags! Fab clock and sentiments. I love the pearls too xxx

butterfly said...

Great pages with one of my favourite colours, especially at this time of year. I love how the tags sing out against the background.
Alison xx

Carmen said...

I love that effect around the tag edges - looks all watery and lovely.