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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

take a risk..for dragons dream DT

well talk about behind, sorry life kind of got in the way this week and I hand not slowly one handly  typed my post!! sorry!!

So without further ado it is my turn to choose the recipe over at dragons dream TIO..and you will be slightly surprised I didn't choose brown!

so here is the recipe:
cogs, die cuts and green.

the only other thing to remember is to make a tag and use at least one real stamp...so make sure you pop across and see my team mates makes they have come up with some fab inspiration!

So here is mine:

 I started by stamping the large tag with a cog stamp..made using my tim holtz die and using bundled sage distress paint, then dried and set to work with distress inks and lots of stamping of parts of my large cog blueprint stamp...these are so fab.

I die cut some cogs too, lightly inked and stamped with the same cog blueprints stamp..making sure not to ink the whole image and I did not use a block for this as I wanted the stamping to be random.

I added a paperartsy die cut heart..

some embossed wings using new tim holtz embossing folder..

and a Dylusions quote from my lucky win from the lovely Brenda ..thanks again Brenda!

I got a bit carried away and decorated the back of the tag and made a place for a small giftcard or atc as I have included..

well hope you are inspired to join in the fun and this challenge will remain open for three weeks so plenty of time to join in the fun!! here

have a fun and inky day!
trace x



  1. I was wondering where you'd got to!! It looks lovely, Trace. Hope your hand is improving - doesn't sound like it yet!!

  2. Gorgeous tag Trace the colour is so gentle. Hope your hand is getting better, Elizabeth x

  3. A fabulous tag, the background looks wonderful. Love the wire around the heart.

  4. That's a beautiful tag, I love the winged heart.

  5. This is STUNNING! But then you made it so it would be! Bundled Sage, cogs, hearts, wings, words - Yep, they all add up to be a fantastic tag! I love the idea of the pocket for the ATC! This is going in my inspiration stash ;o) Thanks so much for sharing Lots of love from Laura

  6. Fabulous tag Trace, loving the green and the stamped cogs look great partially stamped like that. A great tag! Hope the hand is feeling much better soon. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Wow, Trace...The soft muted cogs in the background look fantastic, a great way to start and build from I think! A very inspiring tag...and I love the back!!!
    Dot x

  8. oh hope your hand is not too painful hun,this is one super tag,looks amazing hugs Cherylxxx

  9. This looks so fresh and wonderful. Love the heart and the color Trace. Beautiful design.
    lovely greet

  10. great recipe Trace - and your make is just fabulous! Love your paperartsy heart - beautiful as ever xx

  11. Just gorgeous and love that you made a little something for the back...WOW!!! The hand does not seem to be slowing you down much at all. Kudos!

  12. Hope your hand is getting better by now but you are still making wonderful crafty items.

    This tag is wonderful and I do love the green. Not a tag person but I will pop and have a look for some more inspiration--as if all of your tags weren't enough lol

    Love Chrissie xx

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  13. Love it Trace! Green is my favourite colour and the shades you have used here are lovely. Like the cogs combined with the hearts too!

    Lesley Xx

  14. Brilliantly done, love the green tones today.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  15. Gorgeous tag Trace, love the embossed wings. Hope your hand starts to improve soon xx

  16. Just catching up and found this gem! Love the softness of this Trace. Subtle blending that works so well. Hugs, Jenny x

  17. Fab recipe, and I love the subtle pastel greens - gorgeous tag!
    Alison x

  18. Sorry for the late comment. Love your tag great idea and i love the texture

  19. When I saw this I felt like the green was so soft and pretty and made a gorgeous tag and I always love it when you use wire. And then I read your sentiment and fell head over heels in love with your tag. It all came together perfectly!!!!!


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