Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dragons Dream - O and rust

I pondered for a while over this challenge - Dragons Dream Tag it On  - O and Rust before settling on my choice.
This weekend is Manchester Pride week - I've been to this event with my son and his partner and it's a lively affair! Although I won't be going this time there's no reason why I shouldn't pay tribute - not just to the two lovely guys in the family, but also to their friends and anyone else in the gay community.
I chose - of course - Rusty Hinge distress ink, along with a little Aged Mahogany (rusty hinges on the mahogany closet?)
I stamped two of the three gentlemen from Tim's Warehouse District set onto some old packaging and covered it with Glue and Seal. I then mounted it in the little ornate frame that was to become an 'O'.
The inks were smooshed onto my mat and the tag was run through it then held up to drip before drying. A mixture of the inks rubbed around the edge of the tag and also through the Dot Fade stencil. I then used part of one of Tim's Artistic collection stamps to add some ledger and a Prima trellis using Coffee archival ink.
  Added a little bit of hexagonal trellis, stamped with the same stamp, the hand from the Tim WD set and some letters for my quote.

I am linking to Dragon's Dream TIO 173 - The letter "O" and rust 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Julie Ann Lee said...

This is beautiful, Chris! I love the colours, the composition and the ideas behind it! It's a great tribute to Gay Pride and a lovely piece of artwork. Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons. xxx

Helen said...

What a great tag, both in meaning and in execution! Thanks for joining in with us at Dragons Dream. xx

Zue said...

Where are the dragons? I am just in the mood for a fairy tale?
Nice tag though.
Sue xxxx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Chris, another brilliant tag on the challenge, I too have been to Gay pride and have a lot of gay friends for years, love the 2 gentlemen in the frame loving all the rusty hinge and your out and proud brilliant, fabulous topping, it rustyly glorious, thanks for sharing, I'll post my tag tomorrow before I leave, I had a ball dreaming with the dragons, it so much fun isn't it, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a wonderful tag. The way you placed the stamped image under the frame was simply PERFECT and pays homage to your son and his partner. This is really clever from a color and composition standpoint. You ROCK.

crafty creations said...

What a clever tag - love all the rust you have created and the sentiments behind the tag

I have enjoyed a wander through your blog

Juliz Design Post said...

Great tag Chris and love your stamping and inking on this one.
Julie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous tag with fabulous texture. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

May said...

Fabulous tag , Love the texture & great inky colours...Brilliant design... Thank you so much for Dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag and I love all the textures. Always went into town for Manchester Pride week it was fabulous and great for people watching. Thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Rein said...

Great vintage tag, love the design!