Wednesday, 17 August 2011

DragonsDream TIO #92 - Child's Play

It is my turn to choose the theme at DragonsDream Tag It On this week and I went for Children or Child's Play.  Bit of a departure for me because as much as I love children, I couldn't eat a whole one!
My tag uses the fabulous Crafty Individuals mini plate "Catch a Falling Star".  It was a totally impulse buy for me as I am not a cute crafter at all.  The characters have had their clothes paper pieced and the rest coloured in with copics.  The balloons are made with a paper punch and the background is from a Kars bubble wrap stamp in Orchid Pink and Pumice Stone onto a lilac tag
Can't wait to see your interpretations of this week's theme and I do hope you will join us on our continuing adventure into Tagland.  Thanks for dropping by and all your comments are hugely appreciated.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

DragonsDream TIO #91 - It's a Horse's Life

The wonderful Zoe has called the shots at DragonsDream TIO this week and plumped for It's a Horse's Life.  I took the inspiration for my tag from that wonderful scene in Lord of the Rings when the elf princess (Liv Tyler) calls up the white horses in the river to gallop down and prevent the baddies from pursuing them.
I started with a blue tag  and direct to paper added patches of colour and white embossed Filligree Flourish(Stampin Up)  on top.  I then ironed off the white embossed surface to give a more muted pattern.  The leaping horse is from the Pre-Raphaelite themeplate from Non Sequitor.  This has been stamped in Memento Paris Dusk onto a piece of card that has been brayered in shades of blue and cut out and attached. The horse medallions (Elusive Images) have been embossed in blue and punched out and attached.
I do hope you will be inspired to join us at TIO.  We love to see your creations, any media is fine, just remember to use at least one real stamp.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Buttons

Grandma's Button Box CD provided the backing paper and sentiment for this card.  I have tried to not make it so' cutesy 'and I am not sure that this approach has worked.  The mat layers are embossed using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder and sponged over with DI Tumbled Glass.  The edges of the pink base card have been stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue with a stamp border from Creative Expressions.  The corner buttons are from my stash.
Thanks for visiting and I thank you in advance for your comments.

Bah! Humbug! #32 - White on White

I went completely over the top with this one!  The base card has been embossed and the raised areas very lightly enhanced with DI Pumice Stone, the white mat has been cut with a TH On the Edge die Snow Flurries and the rest of the mat embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
The snowflakes are from a Marianne die which have been given the Pumice Stone treatment and Stickled.  The Snow Flurries edge has been blinged with Glitter Glass and Stickles  and Glitter Glass added to the edges of the mat.  The sentiment is a printed ribbon.  Whoever receives this at Christmas will inevitably enjoy showers of Glitter Glass all over their carpet!
Thank you Zoe, this card also qualifies for Just For Fun Challenge ~27 - White on White
Thanks for visiting and do feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

DragonsDream TIO #90 - Nature's Bounty

Nature's Bounty is Wanda's choice over at DragonsDream TIO this week.  Just looking in my garden I can see apples, pears, cherries and plums on the fruit trees.  How many will still be there in September is another matter!  Our resident roe deer are very partial to soft fruit and as the fruit trees are of dwarfing varieties they can reach the fruit quite easily!  We planted the smaller trees for our convenience but mother nature often has other ideas.
My stamps are from Artemio (pear and border) and the pomegranate and cherries are from A Stamp In the Hand. The butterflies are from Stewart Gill. Some have been clear embossed and another has been glittered.
Thanks so much for visiting and I do hope you will join us at TIO and show us your take on Nature's Bounty. Do please remember to use at least one real stamp.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Bling It Up

I have chosen a beautiful stylised carnation spray by Elusive Images from their Damask Squares theme plate, as my main image.  I have embossed it in Golden Ocean ep which is a gold sparkly denim blue.  The butterfly and dragonfly are embossed in gold and coloured with copics and liberally sprinkled with crystal glitter.  After dusting with DI Dried Marigold and Stormy Sky it has been mounted onto gold mirri card.  The lovely backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Ivory Cats and parts of the design have been glazed to give them a shine and make them 3D.
I hope this is blingy enough for you ladies, I am not fond of too much glitter and glitz.  Thanks for visiting my blog and feel free to leave a comment.  Sorry picture is quite dark, it has been a miserable day here.

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