Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Dreaming magically!!

I knew straight away what my D would be - a favourite saying of my Mum's! The theme at Dragon's Dream is Red and the letter D and my D is for delight! Delight is on of my favourite words!!
I started with some ripped book paper randomly placed onto my tag, then used the TH lattice stencil by rubbing Brushed Corduroy distress ink through it. Fired brick distress all over the tag followed - I do love the way Tim layers his inks. A little bit of random stamping with a text stamp and a diamond stamp using Wendy Vechi Potting Soil Archival and then couldn't resist using some gold Mica powder.
Next came the quote, computer generated, as only one of the words seemed to be in my chit chat stickers, mounted on a small piece of packaging.I had intended using the reverse side but the words looked better on the red. Mounted this onto a piece of fabric I found in my small pencil case - don't even know why it was there! Used brushed Corduroy around the edge and then added more mica powder!
 Rubbed some paint over the word band - I love the way it highlights the words - I remember seeing Tim demonstrate this and have used this technique several times since!
The next thing was the photo, I had seen that Our Creative Corner's challenge was 'It's Magic' - to me (as you must know by now) it's a sunset!!
I had some gauze sticking out of my bag so I coloured it with the Fired Brick ink along with some Ripe Persimmon
Using it in strips across the tag enabled me to let me 'lift' the photo slightly! The photo of course is one of many that I have taken from the decking at our caravan.
Some ribbon and threads to finish and this tag is my remedies of sunny days!

I am entering in - 
The Dragons Dream TIO Challenge 178  Letter D and Red
Our Creative Corner - It's Magic
Try it on Tuesday - 'Colours of Autumn'
Anything But a Card has an 'Anything Goes' theme

Thanks for looking, Chris


chrissies said...

Lovely tag with rich colours

Thank you for sharing it at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie x

Helen said...

You just got in in time, Chris, with just a few hours to go, but so pleased you made it! This is beautiful. thanks for dreaming with the Dragons again.

Redanne said...

Your tag is a 'delight' to look at too! The photo is superb and I love the word band that you have added too. Apologies for my lack of commenting recently, I am away at the moment and internet access is sporadic to say the least! Off to see the beautiful poppies at the Tower of London tomorrow..... Hugs, Anne xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love sunsets and red skies! This tag evokes them perfectly! Thank you so much for dreaming with the Dragons Chris. xx

Vicki Miller said...

Beautiful collage tag. You certainly are involved in a few challenges!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a gorgeous tag Chris!! Beautiful interpretation of your photograph! Well done! hugs :)

Dianne said...

Wow you got yours in after mine, I was wondering what happened, I know your busy, WOW I love your tag it is DELIGHTFUL to the eyes,love the colors you created, the gauze behind the gorgeous sunset, the textile and the frame you made for the sentiment is fantastic, brilliant tag Miss Chris full of inspiration, thanks for sharing..

Vintagelady said...

Beautiful colours and a wonderful romantic photo on a fabulous tag! Thanks so much for your sharing with us at OCC. Kerstin

Mrs.B said...

This is a great tag Chris, gorgeous colours and a beautiful image.
Thanks for sharing at TioT

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, love the colours! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late playing catch up, but at least I;m back on my own computer. What a lovely tag you created. The rich colors do indeed remind me of autumn and the saying is superb.

Julie Short said...

Your photo is lovely and is such a great starting point for your lovely tag. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Really pretty, love the colour combination and the scene - makes me want to be there. Thanks for sharing over at Anything but a Card this month.

Rita Marie said...

I love the colors Chris! Thank you so much for joining us over at Anything But A Card...xo Rita Marie

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful photo and I love how you've displayed it on your tag. The colours are really stunning too.
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner.