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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

GD at Dragons Dream

I'm so excited about this - Dragons Dream Tag it On is one of my favourite Challenge blogs and at the start of this new year they have a totally new set of themes for their challenges - I'd love it if you took the trip on the link here to see it and possibly take part!

When I won a top three with my 'J and Diecuts' Elizabeth asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer for the new theme I'm afraid to say I shamelessly jumped at the chance!

The challenge is tag based and as you know I love making tags.
The theme (although I hope you have already checked it out!)is 'Turquoise and Bling' - this is not the tag I made at first - it was a bit Christmassy and the challenge has been delayed slightly so I made another in a similar vein
The background was distress inked with Broken China and Black Soot then stamped in black and white using a Prima swirly stamp. The tag has a die cut panel using some of my MAMBI paper, rubbed over with Broken China. The Umbel is from Woodware, the grasses are from Paper Artsy Eclectica by Darcy 
The bottom corner die(from a corner set by Spellbinders) has been cut down a little as I felt it was a bit overpowering
As you can see the MAMBI paper has a lovely silver sheen to it!

The Dragons Dream DT have made some amazing tags so please do take a look!

Thanks for looking, Chris


18 comments:

ElizabethR said...

And a beautiful tag it is too, thank you for joining us as our Guest Designer, Elizabeth xxx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag Chris, lolve the colours.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's an amazing tag, love how you've added the blings. Thanks for dreaming with us as a guest designer over at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You always make gorgeous tags, and this one as a GD is truly amazing. I was super impressed, and loved the bling you included. It is definitely gorgeous.

Georgie C said...

Look at all those lovely blues you've put together on this tag Chris!! They are just devine!!! It has such a wintery magical feel about it. Congrats on making the GDT spot and why shouldn't you jump at the chance, you certainly deserve to :)
Also... big thank you for adding my candy link to your side bar, very much appreciated.
Big Squidge
Georgie xx

Artyjen said...

ooh! That looks so cool ;)
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

It's always lovely to have you play along with us and so good you could join us as GD this time! Your tag is gorgeous.xx

butterfly said...

What a glorious tag for your well-deserved Guest Spot... congratulations! Fabulous bejewelled central wildflower, and I love the silhouetted grasses too - completely gorgeous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well done, Chris! We love having you at Dragons' Dream and it is great to have you as a guest designer. This is such a beautiful tag! Dew is the loveliest bling, I think, so I love the way you interpreted the recipe. This gorgeous, fresh-looking tag has got me dreaming of Spring! xxx

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot, it is not shameless at all but well deserved - this tag is fabulous. I love all the blues and those gems are beautiful! Love your tag. Hugs, Anne xx

Gabrielle said...

Love your tag and the bling on the tips of the flower is simply stunning! You are a more than worthy winner of a Guest spot! Happy New Year!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Chris! I just love all the wonderful aquas, so nice with the black and the gemstones on your flower are gorgeous! Love it!! hugs and smiles to you :)

Krisha said...

This is stunning Chris!! Must hop over and look at the challenge.

massofhair said...

Fantastic Tag, so much gorgeous turquoise and bling it would be on display in my room so i could keep smiling at how lovely it is :-) xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

So well deserved Chris for being Guest Designer with Dragons Dream, I know you love their challenge. Beautiful midnight shades of blue and your centrepiece with all the gems gives it a magical feel.
Happy New Year, Julie x

Ruth said...

Very well deserved Chris, this is beautiful and yes can see the shimmer which is very effective on the MAMBI paper.....another thing I'll have to peruse! Ruth xx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this is a adorable tag, Chris.
You want to know where my stamps are from. These are from VivaLaVegas-Stamps

http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/mary-vogel-lozinak.html

Have a wonderful weekend

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on your GDT post, love this tag, the blue palette and fabulous design xx