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Monday, 24 November 2014

Dreaming with an 'X'

Oh boy! When I saw the title of this challenge at Dragons Dream I had a panic moment until I read that Julie Ann wanted an 'x' somewhere in a word! The challenge is 'The letter x and the colour purple' - well you must know by now that I'm happy with purple in any of it's shades!
Once I knew the letter x could be anywhere I don't know what made me think of it but the word 'Elixir' came into my head - so now what??
Well, at that point my Mojo upped and left me in the lurch. I still had the word going around in my head but not a clue what to do! A few outings and I had only been in my craft room to poke at things - nothing came to mind - should I think of a different word?! Over Saturday and Sunday I decided to sit at my desk and prepare a few die-cuts….and that's when I thought of this(of course by now the place was covered in bits poked out of holes and lots of mess to clear out of the way!)
I started by rubbing a combination of purple shades of Distress inks over the tag and then used a water soaked sponge through my TH 'Rays' stencil. I wanted a bit of the 'Elixir' splashed over the corner of the tag - a little bit of runny black gesso, and then when it had been heat dried to make it bubble a bit I rubbed in a combination of magenta and aquamarine Inca Gold hoping it would make a shade of lilac(it did!) The bottle is an Artistic Stamper one that I've had for ages - doesn't get used nearly enough!I stamped it onto a piece of kitchen roll that I had been using as a shim - it had totally flattened it! The edges were torn and had just enough texture around the bits that hadn't been under a die!I coloured the bottom part of the bottle to give the impression of something being in it. A Crafty Individuals perfume label was stamped by picking out the edges with a distress marker and I hand wrote the label.
At this point I didn't feel it was finished so used a small text stamp around the edges.I also added some 'Brushed Pewter' Distress Stain to the lid and dried off the brush by painting over the bottom of the bottle.
I left it over night and then this morning gave the elixir something to run across the tag to 'cure'….some crackle paste tinted with Dusty Concord Distress!

So here I am on time again (it won't last!!) with my entry for Dragons Dream 180 "Letter X and the colour Purple" 

Thanks for looking, Chris

10 comments:

Helen said...

I love your purple elixir tag! thanks for joining with us again at the Dragons DreamTeam

Rein said...

Love your tag, stunning background!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fantastic Chris! I love how you used the colour on this magical tag and the word is a brilliant choice! Who needs the elixir of life when we have beautiful tags like this to give us a lift? Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons again, Chris! Lovely to have you join in. xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great tag and a very clever way to use that letter x! The purple is lovely of course!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow. That tag turned out great. And incorporating a used "kitchen" towel made me smile. Your lovely purple tag is the BEST!!

Georgie C said...

Lovely tag Chris, and a great word too xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous tag Chris! I just love the purples and your background turned out amazing! Just playing catch up this weekend! hugs :)

butterfly said...

Ooh, that's a spooky looking elixir - what does it do, I wonder? I'm not sure I'd trust anyone who told me it was an elixir of life!! Beautiful tag, and I love the touch of shimmer from the metallic Pewter.
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's an amazing idea and a wonderful tag, fabulous colors and texture. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Chris, I have missed so much, including this challenge, you have made it look like your magical potion is bursting to get out, brilliant work, the background is stunning, thanks for sharing...