Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dragons Dream - a Rainbow of Colour

Welcome back from the Dragons and to another fortnightly challenge.  We're missing our teamie May whilst she recovers from shoulder surgery and set this in her honour - you are to use a rainbow of colour this time, on your tag.

 started with a big (size 10) tag, and added a couple of dots of Frescos, starting with Caribbean Sea, then Tangerine Twist, Banana and finally Bougainvillea, brayering each colour before adding the next, allowed them to blend a little by not waiting till the first colour was totally dry. Added a couple extra layers of some colours.












I stamped the Lynne Perrella image on tissue, and coloured it on the front with the translucent paints from the main tag (i.e not Caribbean Sea) plus Glass Blue, then added some paint on the back, watered down, so that it would blend into the tag better, and added a little watered down Snowflake over the stamped area, so the image would pop from the tag.


 can't re-rotate this at all, lol!!
 Went in with some stencilled Prima Light Paste, randomly in areas round the tag - this paste is white and quite fluffily light, but absorbs background colours so it looks as if you've spent ages tinting it.


 found a little metal charm in my stash, that says "believe" and twisted some rusty wire through it, and glued it to the tag.  the wire kept pulling the charm off before the glue grabbed so I snipped it right back and had more success.


Stamped the 'keep taking chances' from the Dina Wakley words set and a bright pink organza ribbon at the top.

had great fun with this - and the initial idea came from a tag I saw on the Paperartsy challenge this morning (writing this on Sunday!) by Etsuko - so thanks for spurring me on with this one!

Hope you'll come and see what the other Dragons have done this time, and play along - don't forget you need to use at least one real stamp on your tag.

19 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks great, Helen. The rainbow colours work wonderfully as a background for the lovely Lynne Perrella crown in the foreground. xx

massofhair said...

Fabulous colours Helen and some lovely LP stamped images :-)

Artyjen said...

oooh! Lovely set of colours....perhaps I'll get chance to play along this week!!! lol
xoxo Sioux

sam21ski said...

Love that background, very rainbowtistic!!

sandysewin said...

Love your tag, such bright, happy colors!

Thanks for the blog visit and the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,


Sandy #48

craftytrog said...

Fantastic tag, love those colours!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great colours Helen and I love that image (which I now Have - Yay!) Brilliant tag!! Chrisx

Hettie said...

This is lovely Helen. Very colourful.
Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a gorgeous tag! The rainbow colored background is very beautiful and perfect for the Lynne's image. I love the stenciled too. Thank you for your compliment. xx

brenda said...

A glorious myriad of colour Helen.

Wishing you a Happy Easter.

B x

catherine said...

Fabulous tag Helen and such beautiful colours
x catherine

Claire said...

So pretty Helen - love the theme this time, a great one for getting in a springtime mood! Love your use of the new PA paints by Lin Xx

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Helen! The brayered background is so pretty and I really think I need some of that clever texture paste, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Very colourful, great Tag x

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous background - perfect for that image

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful tag.

Gabrielle said...

Think your background is just stunning! It's absolutely fabulous and I love the rest of it too! Fab x

Annie said...

I love how you've blended all those background colors. Your stenciled paste texture looks waaay cool. A gorgeous backdrop for your funky stamped image. Great tag!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Terrific tag, the colours are gorgeous.