Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Dragons Dream - TIO - White and a Number

Time for another Dragons Dream TIO challenge - this time, it's my lovely friend and very talented team-mate Gabrielle's choice - and she's picked White, and a number, for the theme.  Don't forget, you must use a tag, and at least one real stamp.  Have fun!

As you may have seen, I've been melting the plastic recently and splurging a bit on new crafty goodies.. and some of them make an appearance here.

 I started on a size 8 tag, and stencilled some numbers (Dylusions) using clear embossing ink, then embossed with white EP.  Painted the tag with Snowflake Fresco paint, and wiped off the paint over the stencilled numbers.
 some more numbers, used a Paperartsy Mini stamp, with some solid numbers, stamped randomly, right way up and sideways, without a block, and using Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  Dried it, but then wiped a little of it away with a not quite dry babywipe.

Took another number stencil (new, but not recently so, just never used) - by Stamps Away -  and Snowflake Fresco, then went over that with a white Sharpie marker and outlined with a fine artist pitt pen.
Took the diamond pattern from one of my new JoFY Paperartsy stamps and stamped it with Glass Blue Fresco,  which I also used to edge the tag.
 took one of the Silhouette Women from Dina Wakley, stamped in black on tissue paper, tore it out and glued to the tag, then took some watered down Beach Hut Fresco (it's already translucent, but wanted to make sure the 7 (my number) still peaked through her dress from the layer below.


Took the sentiment, from one of the new Prima stamps sets designed by Finnabair, and stamped on white scrap card.

Finished with some white fibres
Not particularly happy with this, but no time to make another tag, lol, as I was busy all weekend I had no time to play properly and am finishing this after work on Monday!

Do come see what the rest of the DT have done, and we'd love to see you join in!

18 comments:

brenda said...

I always struggle with white, but you have so cleverly incorporated it here Helen.

Hope we can keep the momentum going tonight.

B x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I think this is such a great tag! You've incorporated some brilliant ideas and I love that central stamped image. xx

Carmen said...

I really like it - love how the numbers are very subtle. I really NEED all the Finnabair stamps. They are lovely!

massofhair said...

Liking the simplicity of your Tag Helen, some great layering and embossing resist, your Dina Wakley image pops off the page beautifully :-) xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Well I think it's fab, love the colour you have chosen to go with the White and that stamp is great xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh yes! You were busy alright!!lol! Can't see why you don't like this, I love it! The colours really look great together and the 7 on the dress is so clever! Hugs, Chrisx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I think it's great. I love the 7 on her dress.

Annie said...

Your tag is marvelous! I love the complexity and the simplicity of it! The colors are soft, the background is fabulous and the image has great impact with the way you've created it. Then the sentiment added is perfect. LOVE this tag!

Eliza said...

I love your tag I think you have created a beauty, I don't understand how you can't like it and that image is perfect, you certainly have achieved the effect.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool idea and a fabulous tag.

Miriam said...

I love this tag - elegant and lots of layers withoutit being 'in your face'.

Hettie said...

Great tag Helen. I do like Finnibar stuff.
Hugs
xx

craftimamma said...

Well I love it Helen! I think you did a great job with this neutral colour palette which is my favourite. I don't use it often though because it's difficult, lol! A really sophisticated result.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous! xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Love, love, love this tag! Might need to get that stamp ;)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Your tag is simply beautiful and so elegant. Lx

butterfly said...

Don't know why you don't like it - I think it works really well - such subtle delicate layers, and the Dina woman looks fabulous. Great words too!
Alison xx

Gabrielle said...

Oh Helen this is fabulous! Love the colours and the Dina stamp looks amazing with the numbered dress! Sorry I'm so late commenting this time xxx