Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tag it On - Dragons Dream - Five

Hi, and welcome to another Dragons Dream challenge for Tag It On... this fortnight,it's my own turn to pick the number, and I've chosen 5.  I'm not sure why exactly, it's not a particularly obvious choice, the number has no meaning to me as such... but I had it at the back of my mind, that if I was going to use the specified number for the challenge, that many times on my tag, it had better be a low number...


we'll start with the  finished tag... I used 5's a few times... five colours, five birds, five groups of words (also ELB24)
if I'd planned the tag better (or at all, lol!) I'd have used 5 stamps too.. but couldn't get any more on after I had that idea..

I started by drawing the 5 on my tag with a pencil, then once I was happy with the shape and size I outlined it with my new Fude Ball pen (did I say how much I love this pen?!)

Masked round the outside of the 5 and filled the middle with the flower (dandelion?) from ELB24, in Buttercup archival..

from there I masked the inside and stamped the smallest of the Wendy Vecchi flowers in Aquamarine archival..

Decided the middle needed more colour/flowers.. so masked the outside again (telling it how it is, here!)

Took my Tea Rose archival and repeated the flower inside the 5
stamped the text from ELB24 in black archival, on a spare tag, and cut it up  - handily 5 lines of text!

mounted this with 3d foam pads... glued some die cut birds (5 obviously) onto each piece of tag..

For my 5th colour (you'd almost think this was an afterthought, wouldn't saying nothing!)..
I added another layer of stamping in Forget me Not archival, and the small flower centre from  ELB22 - you can see this later in the next picture...
and a final look at the tag in slightly close up...

I added some string through the hole in the tag, not of course at all because I couldn't be bothered to get the box of ribbons down... no, not me!

So there you have it, 5, in all it's truthful afterthought tagginess...
I know that's not a real word, I just made it up.. a bit like the tag..

Hop over to DragonsDream to see what the others have done (they will have planned and organised I am sure..) if you'd like to join in, we'd love to see you - you do need to use at least one real stamp and make a tag... you have 2 weeks.


Krisha said...

Seems ages since I've taken the time to wonder around Blogland, and now I am so glad I did or I would have missed this fantastic 5 card!

craftytrog said... that huge '5'!

Claire said...

Lovely tag Helen, liking all the elements to you've added in groups of five lol! X

Lauren Hatwell said...

The little grey cells are having to work veeerryyy hard for these number challenges. Love how you worked on groups of five for your giant number five. I'm adding that idea to the mix. We'll see what happens :oD. Thanks for a challenging challenge Helen. I do enjoy them. Lx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well I admit, I was fooled by your lovely tag. Somehow I thought it was all preplanned from the very beginning, but laughed as I went along and read how you REALLY created it. It was still fun to see how your mind worked when you made this wonderful tag.

You asked if the tram at the zoo stopped. The tram stops at various (I think either 4 or 5) tram stops, but you are told if you get off, you will have to wait for the tram to return in about 30 to 45 minutes. Sally and I decided we didn't need to get off, although I stood up and stretched, because, unlike Sally, I'm not used to sitting so long. Thanks for asking.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your giant five and the tiny little birds too! So sorry I couldn't join in with your challenge this time, Helen. Hopefully things will calm down soon. xx

Hettie said...

Good choice of number Helen. My favourite!
Great design.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic tag.

Annie said...

Now this is a fun tag full of fives. Pretty colors. I love the tiny birdies next to each word. As well as your story of how it all came to be.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Definitely five times the fun reading how you made your tag! Love the flowers (are they agapanthus?)and your little birds! Chrisx ps I hadn't realised that it's so long since I left you a comment so I am starting here ...hope thats ok!

butterfly said...

Pretty pretty - fresh and springlike. Feel like I need spring all over again with the wintry wet and cold weather lately. What the heck happened to summer?!
Alison xx